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  • 15:15 Cash Out Multiples Only On Betfair International Stakes 7f

  • (Heritage Handicap) £100,000 added 3yo+ 29 ran
  • Winner £62,250 2nd £18,640 3rd £9,320 4th £4,660
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf
    Weighed In
  • Winning time: 1m 24.28s
  • Off time: 15:16:53

Hawkeye is ready to run well in Saturday's International at Ascot

Last Updated: 26/07/13 9:47am

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Hawkeyethenoo: Jim Goldie's Ascot hope

Hawkeyethenoo: Jim Goldie's Ascot hope

Jim Goldie feels Hawkeyethenoo is ready to put up a good show despite having to carry top weight in Saturday's Cash Out Multiples Only On Betfair International Handicap at Ascot after being given time to recover from two quick runs.

The seven-year-old Hawkeyethenoo has been a tremendous servant to the Glasgow trainer and was a creditable sixth to Lethal Force in the Diamond Jubilee Stakes on his last visit to the Berkshire track.

However, he disappointed when sent out again just seven days later at Newmarket.

"I think that he was probably feeling the effects of Royal Ascot when he ran in the Criterion Stakes but he is coming back to form now," said Goldie.

"He prefers a bit of cut in the ground but he has never run a bad race at Ascot and the hill there plays to his strengths.

"He proved on his seasonal return at York that he deserves his current handicap mark and, if he reproduces the form he showed on Champions Day last year, he will be hard to beat at Ascot.

"It's debatable whether he can give weight to potential Group horses, but he won the Stewards' Cup off top-weight last year and it is interesting that he will not have the same burden in the race this time if Hoof It turns up."

Last year's winner Field Of Dream defends his crown on the back of victory in the Bunbury Cup at Newmarket.

"We only went to the Bunbury Cup because we had two weeks between the races - obviously we know he likes Ascot," trainer Jamie Osborne told At The Races.

"Had it been a week between the Bunbury Cup and Ascot, we wouldn't have gone to Newmarket.

"He seems great, he won't have done much work between the two races, but he's fresh and well and he'll take his chance in the race he won last year."

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