So, it wasn’t a bad Guineas Trial after all. Top weighted Wantage played a waiting game in the 1600m feature at Borrowdale Park on Sunday afternoon and showed the field a clean pair of heels about 300m from the finish.

Donegal Glen led them into the home straight but had to settle for fourth behind Tree Of Wisdom (second) and rank outsider Lil Miss Gee.

By Ato and owned and bred by Newbury Racing (Pty) Ltd (nominee Mr D E Evans), Wantage is trained by Bridget Stidolph and Mathew Thackeray was in the irons.

Congratulations to the winning connections. The three-year-old colt has now won three and been placed six times from 10 starts – bring on the Zimbabwe Guineas.

Photograph by Jenny Stock: Wantage earlier in his career with Mathew Thackeray aboard.

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