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Borderlescott rolled back the years to win his first race since 2010 in the Beverley Bullet Sprint

Updated: Saturday, 01 Sep 2012 20:07 | Comments

Borderlescott, seen here winning the 2006 Stewards' Cup at Goodwood, rolled back the years at Beverley
Borderlescott, seen here winning the 2006 Stewards' Cup at Goodwood, rolled back the years at Beverley

Borderlescott rolled back the years to win his first race since 2010 when storming home in the Betfred Beverley Bullet Sprint Stakes.

Denied an attempt at a third victory in the Nunthorpe Stakes at York eight days ago when balloted out, Robin Bastiman's admirable 10-year-old showed he had plenty of life in him as he left the opposition in his wake in this Listed contest.

Drawn one, he was smartly away in the hands of Frederik Tylicki, who was completing a treble on the day.

There was plenty of speed on the near side of the track with Moorhouse Lad, Masamah and Noble Storm leading the way.

However, Borderlescott (8-1) was clear on the far side and kept on strongly to hold Masamah by a length. Confessional was half a length away third.

Wetherby-based Bastiman said: "It was great to see him win again and show those young 'uns how to run.

"You must never underestimate a Group One horse. He was coming back to himself and he was on a mission today. You could tell he wanted to do it."

"I don't know what we'll do and he's ground dependent.

"The owners want to run him in the Ayr Gold Cup, but he has a penalty for that now. It just depends, if the ground was fast up there he'd probably run in that. He might do, it's hard to say."

Last year's Bullet winner Tangerine Trees went on to win the Prix de l'Abbaye at Longchamp, and that is likely to be a target for Borderlescott regardless of whether he goes to Ayr.

Bastiman said: "There's a Group Three at Newbury and he's got to go for the Abbaye anyway. They will want to run him in that.

"It (the Abbaye) might be his last chance for a Group One, he's run well it before and been a bit unlucky. This is his time of the year."

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