September 9, 2023
Daysofourlives shared the spoils in the feature race at Ascot yesterday by forcing a dead heat in the Palmer & Co Champagne Handicap.
Ridden by Stefano Cherchi for trainer Marco Botti, the son of Churchill was drawn 4 of the 7 runners.
He jumped ok, and as he does, raced keenly with his head in the air for the first furlong before he could get some cover.
Once he did, he settled a bit more, travelling well yet still showing signs of greenness.
When they hit the two furlong pole, Stefano asked him for an effort and he responded, showing a turn of foot, went on, just getting his head in front but the other horse just got back up and the judge called a dead heat, giving Stefano his first Ascot win!
This was a great result for a quirky horse and it’s testament to regular work rider Eric, who shows a lot a lot of patience with him on a daily basis, that we are seeing the results on the track.
Racing manager Adam Driver was there to collect the trophy for owner Mr Raed El Youssef, who is enjoying a purple patch with his horses at the moment with 3 winners out of the last 4 runners in a four week period.