Ascription camp play waiting game
Last Updated: 09/09/13 2:00pm
Ascription: Waiting game
Connections of Ascription will bide their time and wait for suitable conditions before pitching the useful handicapper back into the fray.
The Hugo Palmer-trained four-year-old was a winner at Glorious Goodwood in July and subsequently finished a two-length second to Graphic on quicker ground at Haydock.
That horse gave the form a boost when winning the final of a competitive handicap series at Kempton last Saturday.
Ascription is entered for the Harriet Powell Handicap over a mile at Doncaster on Saturday, but the ground would have to be right.
"Ascription is in very good form but we are waiting for his ground," said Rob Speers, racing manager for owner Ibrahim Araci.
"When he won on the first day at Goodwood, the ground was soft and he was in such good form afterwards that we let him take his chance at Haydock.
"It was good to firm that day and in the last half a furlong you could see he just came back underneath himself. He did well to finish second behind Graphic, who has given the form a nice boost.
"He was entered at Ascot last week but they didn't get as much rain as expected and he's entered at Doncaster this week - he has plenty of options but it all just depends on the ground.
"He is entered in the Cambridgeshire but the ground would have to be right.
"I don't think you will see this horse unless there's soft in the going.
"He's not a horse that wants it bottomless but we will just wait until he gets his conditions."