HOW DID THEY SEPARATE THEM?
Ice Lord 2nd by a pixel at Ascot
8th Sep 2018
Hintlesham Racing's ICE LORD
went from one favourite track (Newmarket, where he won last time out) to another (Ascot) to try to defend his title - in the sense of running in the race he won last year.
Hollie Doyle was reunited and gave him a beautiful ride achieving - we all thought - at least a dead heat for the win.
The actual winner this afternoon, FILLE DE REVE - by approximately 1 pixel after several blow-ups of the photo - came up the near rail, invisibly to ICE LORD who had successfully battled for a furlong with the eventual 3rd.
Credit to the winner - she had to weave sideways to get a run - but how they separated them is anyone\'s guess. How ICE LORD started at 20/1 is also anyone\'s guess other than - once more - he had to cope with ground on the firm side for him. Great effort.