Circumvent Heritage Victor

The Heritage Handicap saw Paul Cole's Circumvent make just about all the running.

Due to a booming two-year-old campaign he was carrying top weight, but Tom Queally took charge at the head of affairs a few furlongs along.



He looked like being overrun up going into the dip but showed a great determination to reward his supporters at 40-1.

Breakheart, Arlequin and Sand Skier filled the placings, with a close finish for the minor credits.

The trainer’s son, Oliver Cole said, "He pulled a muscle last time so it has taken a while to get him back.

"He was in great form and the intention was to get his confidence back up before going for another Group race.

"Tom gave him a great ride. The instructions were to leave him alone and let him get into his stride and not disappoint him."

Cole senior added, "He is a very good horse but his best form is on soft ground, it's safe but not soft today so we hoped he might win but we didn't expect him to.

"The ground was too firm for him in the Dante and we've got plans to run him at Deauville."

Andrew Balding said of the second place getter, "He got the trip well and I'm very pleased. He's a capable horse and is capable of winning more races."

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