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Ground to dictate Ascription's Curragh run

Updated: Monday, 26 Aug 2013 12:27 | Comments

Hugo Palmer is hoping for favourable conditions at the Curragh
Hugo Palmer is hoping for favourable conditions at the Curragh

Ascription will only run in the Irish Cambridgeshire at the Curragh on Sunday if there is sufficient cut in the ground.

Trainer Hugo Palmer blamed the quick ground at Haydock for his defeat last time out and in future will avoid a fast surface with the improving four-year-old .

Despite having met with defeat on Merseyside, Ascription was bumped up another 4lb by the handicapper, on top of the 11lb rise for his impressive Goodwood win in July.

Palmer said: "He's in the Irish Cambridgeshire this weekend but he needs cut in the ground.

"It was too quick in the final furlong for him at Haydock. I took a risk and it didn't pay off.

"If it's on the soft side of good he'll go over and he'll have a good chance there.

"If not, he'll possibly wait for one of the valuable seven-furlong handicaps at Ascot in October.

"There also a Listed in France in October at the back of my mind, but I won't run him too many more times because I think he'd be perfect for the Tapeta races in Dubai."

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