Back to his best on easy ground with more to come in the Autumn

FATHOM FIVE ran up to his best in the Shergar Cup Dash at Ascot yesterday finishing 2nd under his Turkish rider Hilas Karatas in the international jockeys competition.

The driving rain did not put off a crowd of 33,000 but came a bit late for the four times winning Bryan Smart speedball – he would surely have gone closer or won in the softer ground later in the afternoon – but the modestly purchased son of Fath scored 10 points for his Team Europe rider, chasing home STRIKE UP THE BAND and Yutaka Take whilst showing a clean pair of heels to a strong sprinting field.

Partners David&Yoshiko Allan, Henry Scimia and Julian Agostini saw the lucky Hintlesham Racing colours carried with distinction and look forward to the possibility of a run in the Flying Five at The Curragh at the end of the month.