Both horses ran with credit at Ascot on Saturday and came home with prize money, although once again GLORY OF PARIS was arguably unlucky, as is often the case with sprinters!

Despite a field of seventeen, there was a distinct lack of early pace in Glory of Paris’s event, the well handicapped Moonraker making all the running, which did not suit his running style. Travelling extremely well in behind, he did not have much room to play with when asked to quicken and he ended up a fast finishing fourth. However, unlike last season, he is holding his form extremely well and this was his sixth placing (one win at Chelmsford) in seven starts this year.

DADDIES GIRL only cost £5,000 and once again she performed creditably and gave her owner a brilliant day out by finishing fifth in the £45,000 fillies handicap. She was against horses with proven black-type form (the winner was bought for £425,000 in December) and did well to pick up another £1,000 in prize money, taking her career earnings past £38,000. Although she will need some help from the handicapper, her excellent attitude will continue to stand her in good stead.