Bernard Kantor’s Rascal Eyes Paris

Soft going proves the tonic

SA owner Bernard Kantor’s Young Rascal put a disappointing effort in the Investec Derby well behind him when he relished the kind ground at Newbury on Saturday to win the Gr3 Dubai Duty Free Legacy Cup Stakes.

Young Rascal gets up late (Pic – Newbury Racecourse)

Not sighted since finishing seventh in the Investec Derby, the son of Intello made up for lost time when claiming his second Gr3 contest of the season, and is set to have his sights raised once more.

The winner picked up £34 026 for the 2200m victory.

The Chester Vase winner ran a good race under Jim Crowley and lunged close to the line to deny Mirage Dancer – from whom he was receiving 6lb – by a short head.

“This horse is a strong galloper. He looked different today, he hasn’t been like that at home and maybe it’s racing he wants. This is the first time he has been in a race where he could run on soft ground,” said trainer William Haggas.

Bernard Kantor

Another decent horse for owner Bernard Kantor

Assessing plans, Haggas said: “For me the right race is the Chaudenay, which is a Group Two over a mile-seven on Arc weekend, but it’s only two weeks away.

“If it came up soft in Paris we would be very tempted to go. He is not in yet, but there is a supplementary on September 28. I think we will put him in.

“He is not in the Long Distance Cup (on Champions Day), I think that is a tough race for a three-year-old, but we could maybe go for the Conseil de Paris, which is a Group Two.”

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