7f. 50yds. 7 Declared.
Virgin Bet Handicap (Class 3 ) of £18,000.00 3-y-o plus
1st - €9,421.00 2nd - €4,421.00 3rd - €2,209.00 4th - €1,105.00 5th - €551.00
Formscan - Master Zoffany has to be respected following his win at Chester a month ago, while similar comments apply to William Dewhirst and Autumn Festival following their recent victories. That said, preference is for ABDUCTION, whose recent effort in the Silver Cup at this venue can easily be forgiven. Prior to that, the five-year-old was not disgraced in a valuable race over 7f at Ascot and a reproduction of that form would give him a big chance.