HORSE RACING FIXTURES AND RESULTS
HORSE RACING FEATURE
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Andrew Asquith flags up three Flat trainers who are in good form at present and picks out some interesting horses that may run for them in the coming days.
Last year Scarlet Dragon was Eve Johnson Houghton’s flag bearer, winning four times, and On To Victory, also owned by Henry Ponsonby, has shown a similarly progressive profile this season. Scarlet Dragon looks set to take his chance in the Ebor at York next week, while On To Victory could also make the step up to pattern company in the Great Voltigeur. He has performed well in handicaps of late, and though such a step up in class is perhaps a bit ambitious at this stage, connections are fully entitled to consider it. Ice Age, who proved better than ever when winning a six-furlong handicap at Windsor last time, holds an entry for a similar handicap over the same C&D on Monday. Everything finally came together for him that day and he won well despite hanging left in the closing stages, and a 5 lb rise looks fair. Houghton has other entries in the same race, including Goring, but Ice Age looks the pick. On Tuesday, Super Florence will have a leading chance if lining up in the opening race at Kempton, following her eye-catching finish there last time. She is able to race off the same mark on Tuesday and should be able to open her account.