He was beaten a length and a half that day but Ashpan
Sam gained that distance at the stalls when making a perfect start and it's also worth noting Ashpan
Sam was in the form of his life at the time.
Intrinsic showed he handled these tricky gradients when edging out Ashpan
Sam over course and distance in May and looks to have been laid out for this by his shrewd handler.
Sam is particularly flexible when it comes to variants of ground and would be a deserving winner for his wily connections.
50 Goodwood Sporting (50:30:20:10) 9-12 Intrinsic, Muthmir, 8-11 Discussiontofollow, 7-9 Alben Star, 4-6 Ninjago, Rex Imperator, Seeking Magic, Fairway To Heaven, Hoodna, Sir Maximilian, 3-5 Ruwaiyan, Boomerang Bob, Ashpan
Sam, 2-4 Shropshire, York Glory, Joey's Destiny, Blaine, Hallelujah, 1-3 Clear Spring, Ballesteros, Flyman, Expert, Barracuda Boy, Arnold Lane, Bear Behind, 0.
10) can hold off the challenge of Ashpan
Sam in the sprint handicap.
Amour Propre, meanwhile, looks a great deal sharper than his six rivals in the Multiplex Achilles Stakes at Haydock, while plenty will be expected of Ashpan
Sam in the Watch Royal Ascot Live On ATR Handicap at Brighton.
00 WOKINGHAM STAKES 6f CH4 12 Seeking Magic, Intrinsic, 14 Ashpan
Sam, 16 Absolutely So, Alkasser, Baccarat, Blessington, Discussiontofollow, Great Minds, Intibaah, Ninjago, York Glory.
John Spearing, trainer of Ashpan
Sam "We're fairly hopeful, we just don't know about the draw.
Sam almost certainly needed his run at Newmarket earlier this month and is quite a confi-dent pick in the Betfred Supports Jack Berry House Stakes.
Billion takes the prize Half A Billion gave trainer Michael Dods his 40th winner of the season when he held on by the skin of his teeth to beat 7-2 favourite Ashpan
Sam in the 6f handicap.
David O'Meara's 4-1 favourite Bop It proved much too good for his opponents in division one of the Betfred Bolton Lads & Girls Club Handicap, while Ashpan
Sam was an even more decisive victor in division two.