Squats the Challenge Cup choice

Squats caught the eye last time out and looks worth an each-way wager at 10/1 in the Challenge Cup at Ascot today (3.40).

William Haggas trained gelding finished a never nearer 1 1/2 length fourth of 18 to Dutch Law over course and distance when not getting the clrearest of passages.

After being held-up at the rear and given plenty to do by Ryan Moore, Squats was denied a clear run and forced to check on a couple of ocasions before staying on strongly to be gaining all the way to the line.

Given how the race panned out it was an excellent effort by the four-year-old to get so close and although now 2lb higher in the weights that rise is offset by the 5lb claim of highly promising apprentice Georgia Cox.

Squats had also run a blinder over course and distnace when a 1/2 length runner-up to Librisa Breeze in an 18-runner contest back in July when tidden by Cox, and now meets that rival on 3lb better terms.

If Squats can build on his latest effort he looks a massive player for a stable that remains in fine form.

Daily Sport recommended bet: 2pts each-way Squats (10/1 generally available – use BOG firms)

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