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Sirius Prospect shoots for Champions Sprint glory at Ascot

Updated: Tuesday, 15 Oct 2013 13:23 | Comments

Sirius Prospect could make a big impression at the Champions Sprint Stakes
Sirius Prospect could make a big impression at the Champions Sprint Stakes

Dean Ivory feels Sirius Prospect has plenty in his favour as the five-year-old bids to improve on last year's third in the Qipco British Champions Sprint Stakes at Ascot on Saturday.

The Gone West gelding tends to be at his peak in the autumn, relishes cut in the ground and has shown he acts on the Berkshire track.

One of his career-best performances came in this Group Two prize over six furlongs 12 months ago when he was third to Maarek and Ivory reports his charge to be in the form of his life.

"He's spot on and did a nice bit of work this morning. He's been third in the race before, he likes Ascot and they've changed the ground to soft, which will suit him," said the Radlett trainer.

"He's always better in the autumn. He's working well and we just want to keep all the coughs and colds away."

Mass Rally is another horse who has decent course form and that is one of the reasons connections are going to turn him out agan quickly after he won the Coral Sprint Trophy at York last weekend.

"The plan is we will run him because he deserves to," the six-year-old's trainer Michael Dods told At The Races.

"On his day he can take on the best, but he doesn't have his day too often. He needs everything to go right,"

"It's a big pot. I knew the owner is pretty keen. It's a long old winter so he's keen to let him take his chance."

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