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  • 15:30 Totesport Mile Heritage Handicap1m

  • £150,000 added 3yo+ 18 ran
  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf
    Weighed In
  • Winning time: 1m 38.15s
  • Off time: 15:30:47

Fifteen Love rules Brittania

Ascot jot for 5-1 shot as Masaalek misses out

Last Updated: 01/08/08 5:41pm

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Fifteen Love (L) holds off Masaalek

Fifteen Love (L) holds off Masaalek

Fifteen Love confirmed Royal Ascot form with Masaalek to land the totesport Mile under Steve Drowne.

The 5-1 winner, who beat Masaalek by a neck in the Britannia Stakes, was always close to the pace and picked up well inside the final two furlongs.

His old rival came in pursuit inside the final 100 yards but Roger Charlton's charge galloped all the way to the line to beat the favourite by a head.

Drowne said: "We were drawn on the rails and I thought I was following the right horses, but they didn't take me far enough so I had to come out.

"I'd rather be drawn high and hope for a bit of luck than have to give ground away.

"This horse travels and picks up for you and when the gaps come he goes for them.


"He's so tough, he's won a Britannia and he ran well at Sandown from a bad draw but he's popped out today and won.

"You don't often win two big handicaps in a season."

Tregoning said of the runner-up: "It was close but he's run the same sort of race as he did at Ascot.

"We got first run on the winner, who also had to extricate himself from a difficult position, so it's possible he has just been beaten by a slightly better horse.

"Hopefully he'll get it right next time."

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