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Border chasing Sprint gold

Robin Bastiman is confident veteran sprinter Borderlescott "still has it in him" ahead of a tilt at the Scottish Sprint Cup at Musselburgh.

The Nunthorpe winner was brought out of retirement to run in a conditions race named in his honour at the Edinburgh circuit in mid-April and the 33-1 shot ran a fantastic race to go down by just a nose to Smoothtalkinrascal.

He was unable to replicate that performance at Chester at the start of May, but Bastiman could not be happier with his 12-year-old and believes he is capable of getting his head in front again on his favoured fast ground.

Bastiman said: "He's unbelievably well at the moment. I took him to Malton for a gallop on Thursday morning and he definitely still has it in him.

"The plan is to go for the Scottish Sprint Cup at Musselburgh [on June 14], as long as he gets in and the ground is right. I think he needs about five to come out to get a run.

"We'll only run him on fast ground from now on and it's nice the handicapper is giving him a bit of a chance.

"I think there might still be another race in the old boy."