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Ornate can make up for near misses with Haydock bow


Drop back: Robert Cowell

Drop back: Robert Cowell

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Drop back: Robert Cowell

Ornate can make the most of a drop to Listed class by opening his seasonal account in the 188bet.co.uk Achilles Stakes at Haydock.

Previously trained by William Haggas, Ornate's statistics are not especially inspiring with just one win in 12 outings, but he appears to be running as well as ever for Robert Cowell this term.

Perhaps a change in scenery has refreshed his mindset as, while he was beaten in handicap and conditions company towards the end of last term, he has been in there and punching at Group Three level this season.

It looked as though he might make his Pattern race breakthrough in the Abernant on his seasonal bow, but he possibly did not quite see out the six furlongs as Brando swooped in the dying strides to claim a length victory.

That was a fine effort, though, and Ornate again deserved much credit when sixth behind Marsha in the Palace House last month, beaten just three lengths by what appears to be an exceptional filly.

SELECTIONS: BRIGHTON: 2.20 Gotti, 2.50 Otomo, 3.20 Morache Music, 3.50 Miss Inga Sock, 4.20 Koeman, 4.50 Stormbound, 5.20 Ettie Hart.

CARLISLE: 2.10 Move It Move It, 2.40 Manshood, 3.10 Zone In, 3.40 Spin Doctor, 4.10 Kensington Star, 4.40 Voski, 5.10 Never Say, 5.40 Joyful Star.

CLONMEL: 5.15 Chapelier, 5.45 Millen Dollar Man, 6.20 Talsara, 6.55 Everyday Everyhour, 7.30 Eight Till Late, 8.05 Aranhill Rascal, 8.40 Glebe Girl.

GOODWOOD: 5.55 Mam'Selle, 6.30 Captain Bob, 7.05 Clemento, 7.40 Mr Khalid (DOUBLE), 8.15 Mittens, 8.50 Incentive.

HAYDOCK: 6.15 The Major, 6.50 Red Force One, 7.25 ORNATE (NAP), 8.00 My Lucille, 8.35 Courier, 9.10 Becuna.

STRATFORD: 5.30 Spencer Moon, 6.05 Darwins Fox, 6.40 Supreme Danehill, 7.15 Celtic Silver, 7.50 Wonderful Charm, 8.25 Duke Of Lucca, 9.00 My Dance.

WOLVERHAMPTON: 2.00 Blue Rocks, 2.30 Harpers Ruby, 3.00 Essaka, 3.30 Retrieve, 4.00 Star Glitter, 4.30 French, 5.00 Yaarmen, 5.35 Sheer Intensity.

Belfast Telegraph