Best From The West: Ascot – 5th December 2020

2020 can’t finish quick enough for most of the world and this Saturday also ends the G1s in Australia for this year.

TOO CLOSE THE SUN
TOO CLOSE THE SUN Picture: Racing Photos

It is a good punting day at Ascot and in the big one we think there is a great price about Too Close The Sun.

He has been in slashing form – just touched off in the Asian Beau, a brutal winner of the Gold Cup and then brave in the Railway.

That was not easy to drop back 200m on a quick turnaround but this set up is much better. He's back to the 1800m and can roll across to lead or at worst be outside it.

This race is renowned for being one suited to those sitting close up and making the others chase.

He gives his all over these distances and is great value each way.

Back to the Jungle Dawn Classic where there is a fascinating runner in the shape of Chantrea as she resumes following her winter victories in the Belmont Oaks and Classic.

On breeding alone she will be wanting 2000m+ going forward but she is unbeaten and by definition that is first up as well. They were over 1400m too.

Perhaps the biggest factor here – W Pike. This race contains Bob Peters mares and horses trained by Grant & Alana Williams and Adam Durrant and yet he was desperate to maintain the association with the mare he is yet to have one finish in front of him on.

She'll probably be back a bit but her finish will take some sort of defending no matter how fit she is. With that in mind suspect the price will drift on the day.

BEST FROM THE WEST

EACH WAY PLAY (1): Race 8 #4 Too Close The Sun @ $9.00

EACH WAY PLAY (2): Race 5 #1 Chantrea @ $4.60


Racing and Sports



Ascot

Saturday, 05th December 2020

8
16:50
(local)

Kingston Town Classic (G1)

Age: 3yo and up Type: OPEN
AUD $1,007,450
1800m TURF GOOD
8
16:50
(local)
AUD $1,007,450
1800m GOOD

Kingston Town Classic (G1)

Age: 3yo and up Type: OPEN
FP Silk Horse, Age & Sex
Sire & Dam
Jockey
Trainer
SP
WT
1st 11. TRULY GREAT (AUS) 5yo G
DUNDEEL (NZ) - TRULY SPECIAL (AUS)
CHRIS PARNHAM
G & A WILLIAMS
$17.00
59.0kg
Peters Investments Pty Ltd
2nd 12. INSPIRATIONAL GIRL (NZ) 5yo M
RELIABLE MAN (GB) - BE INSPIRED (AUS)
WILLIAM PIKE
G & A WILLIAMS
$2.11
57.0kg
Peters Investments Pty Ltd

Sales Information

3rd 15. DOM TO SHOOT (AUS) 3yo G
SHOOTING TO WIN (AUS) - PRINCESS ROUGE (NZ)
PETER KNUCKEY
S & J CASEY
$10.00
52.0kg
H W Daly
4th 4. TOO CLOSE THE SUN (AUS) 5yo G
CARLTON HOUSE (USA) - OLD MONEY (AUS)
J AZZOPARDI
LINDSEY SMITH
$7.00
59.0kg
5th 1. GAILO CHOP (FR) 9yo G
DEPORTIVO (GB) - GRENOBLE (FR)
BRAD RAWILLER
MATTHEW WILLIAMS
$41.00
59.0kg
6th 7. PLATOON (AUS) 5yo G
PLAYING GOD (AUS) - ORIEL (AUS)
PAUL HARVEY
NEVILLE PARNHAM
$31.00
59.0kg

Sales Information

7th 14. GEMMA'S SON (AUS) 3yo C
SNIPPETSON (AUS) - PRINCESS GEMMA (AUS)
JASON WHITING
D R HARRISON
$31.00
52.0kg

Sales Information

8th 16. WATCH ME DANCE (AUS) 3yo F
I'M ALL THE TALK (AUS) - COVENTRY TO RIO (AUS)
SHAUN MCGRUDDY
STEPHEN WOLFE
$15.00
50.0kg

Sales Information

9th 10. UNI TIME (AUS) 5yo G
UNIVERSAL RULER (AUS) - DARNTIME (AUS)
ALAN KENNEDY
SHARON MILLER
$31.00
59.0kg

Sales Information

10th 13. KAY CEE (AUS) 4yo M
PLAYING GOD (AUS) - FLIRT 'N' HOPE (AUS)
BRAD PARNHAM
NEVILLE PARNHAM
$10.00
56.5kg
11th 9. ARCTIC STREAM (AUS) 6yo G
HIGH CHAPARRAL (IRE) - ROYAL DEVOTION (AUS)
JARRAD NOSKE
R W PRICE
$151.00
59.0kg
12th 3. TAXAGANO (AUS) 7yo G
ROGANO (AUS) - TAXA (AUS)
M PATEMAN
FRED KERSLEY
$151.00
59.0kg
13th 2. TRAP FOR FOOLS (AUS) 7yo G
POET'S VOICE (GB) - OLD MONEY (AUS)
PETER HALL
LINDSEY SMITH
$51.00
59.0kg

Sales Information

14th 8. CUP NIGHT (AUS) 5yo G
MASCHINO (AUS) - WALK IN BEAUTY (AUS)
PATRICK CARBERY
BERNIE MILLER
$31.00
59.0kg
15th 6. NEUFBOSC (FR) 5yo G
MASTERCRAFTSMAN (IRE) - NONSUCH WAY (IRE)
JASON BROWN
NEVILLE PARNHAM
$31.00
59.0kg
16th 5. MISSILE LAUNCH (AUS) 7yo G
SMART MISSILE (AUS) - TAKEITEASYEDYE (USA)
TROY TURNER
VAUGHN SIGLEY
$201.00
59.0kg

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