Bastiman cool on Ayr
Borderlescott seems unlikely to run in the Ayr Gold Cup later this month after his brave effort in defeat at Beverley on Saturday.
The 11-year-old failed to land a significant blow on his first three runs since being brought out of retirement, but showed he retains plenty of dash when beaten just a length into third in the Betfred Beverley Bullet.
Trainer Robin Bastiman said: "He's been out in the paddock and eaten up. He's just a star, the old horse. He has such a big heart. It was great to see him run so well and I think that fast ground is the key to him now. He has to have that sort of ground.
"I wouldn't be that keen to take on the first two again, so we'll have a think about where we go next. There is a Listed race at Doncaster (Scarbrough Stakes), but that's only 10 days away and will probably come too quick.
"He's in the Ayr Gold Cup, but I'm not sure about that race. I think I'd probably rather run in the Group Three at Newbury (Dubai International Airport World Trophy) on the same day.
"There is a conditions race back at Beverley on September 24, but there might also be an opportunity to run him abroad if we want to. If he's still doing well it might be worth looking at having one last-gasp trip to Dubai, but we'll see.
"It's a shame there aren't any veterans' races on the Flat, but I suppose not many horses go on as long as him."