Baker on the move
A review of the rest of the action at Ascot where George Baker registered another winner ahead of his imminent Manton move.
Baker is anticipating a valuable contribution from Jake's Destiny (7-2) and the gelding registered his first victory of the campaign after a few near-misses in the EBF Redstone Classified Stakes.
Others looked to be going better than Pat Cosgrave's mount, most notably Captain Cat, but Jake's Destiny continued to defend his position on the stands rail and eventually came home a length in front.
"He's a lovely horse and he just gallops," said Baker.
"He reminds me of Belgian Bill and could be another horse who might be able to go to Dubai next year.
"We could just give him another run on the way and he will get a mile and a quarter next year, maybe further."
Two years ago, Baker replaced Ralph Beckett at Whitsbury in Hampshire and the previous incumbent of the stables also put one on the board.
Beckett was relieved to see Compton (8-1) finally return to winning form in the Ascot Racecourse Handicap, just ahead of Subtle Knife.
"We thought the world was his oyster when he was fourth in the Britannia here in June and all of mine ran badly one day at Doncaster but one has already won since," he said.
"He's a fun horse and his next date will be at the horses in training sales."
Fattsota (9-2) managed to replicate the result from his only other visit to Ascot in the Wear It Pink Handicap.
Marco Botti's gelding won in good style over the same mile and a half back in July and had been collared on the line on his only subsequent start at Doncaster.
He charged into a clear lead with two furlongs remaining and was eased down to score by a very comfortable two lengths from Party Line.
Jockey Adam Kirby said: "He's a good horse and he seems to be getting his confidence back."