Hot Streak impresses in BMW Cornwallis Stakes at Ascot
Last Updated: 05/10/13 2:29pm
Hot Streak: An impressive winner
Hot Streak (9/2) produced a dominant display to land the BMW Cornwallis Stakes at Ascot in decisive fashion.
Jamie Spencer could have headed to Longchamp to ride Willie The Whipper but opted to ride at the Berkshire track where the Iffraaj colt rewarded his decision with an authoritative success in the Group Three contest.
Excel's Beauty showed early dash in the five furlong contest but the writing was soon on the wall as Kevin Ryan's colt burst clear of the field to open up a commanding advantage.
The winning margin was five lengths with Outer Space staying on late to fill the runner-up's berth on just his second racecourse start with 50/1 shot Kickboxer in third.
The successful trainer was understandably delighted with the performance.
"He's a good horse, all right," said Ryan. "He's still in the Middle Park [at Newmarket next weekend] and he's the sort of horse who you could back up quickly as he won't have turned a hair there. I'll need to talk to David [Redvers] and Sheikh Fahad and see what they think."