HOW DID THEY SEPARATE THEM?
Hintlesham Racing’s ICE LORD went from one favourite track (Newmarket, where he won last time out) to another (Ascot) to try to defend his title – in the sense of running in the race he won last year.
Hollie Doyle was reunited and gave him a beautiful ride achieving – we all thought – at least a dead heat for the win.
The actual winner this afternoon, FILLE DE REVE – by approximately 1 pixel after several blow-ups of the photo – came up the near rail, invisibly to ICE LORD who had successfully battled for a furlong with the eventual 3rd.
Credit to the winner – she had to weave sideways to get a run – but how they separated them is anyone\’s guess. How ICE LORD started at 20/1 is also anyone\’s guess other than – once more – he had to cope with ground on the firm side for him. Great effort.