Racing: High five for Cross The Border

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Cross The Border made it five wins from his last seven outings - all within the space of six weeks - when taking the Pergoda Apprentice Handicap at Musselburgh yesterday. The David Nicholls-trained gelding, ridden by Paul Roberts, defied top weight as he held on well from Pallium. "We'll give him a rest now - he's not going to take up his engagement at Sandown tomorrow," said Nicholls' wife Alex Greaves. "But he's in at Chester on Saturday and it all depends what his owner Peter Savill wants to do."

Ladbrokes report interest in Plaisir D'Amour for the Ayr Gold Cup Handicap on 20 September. Pasternak and Labeq have been well backed with Ladbrokes for the Cambridgeshire on 4 October.

AYR GOLD CUP BETTING Ladbrokes: 12-1 Plaisir D'Amour (from 14-1), 16- 1 Faraway Lass, Oggi, 20-1 Blessingindisguise, Double Splendour, Emerging Market, Perryston View, 25-1 Elfland, Gaelic Storm, My

Best Valentine, Tadeo, Tiler, Westcourt Magic, World Premier, Bahamian Beauty, No Extras, 33-1 bar. William Hill: 12-1 Plaisir d'Amour (from 16-1), 16-1 Oggi (from 20-1), 20-1 Bahamian Beauty, Blessingindisguise, Emerging Market, Faraway Lass, My Best Valentine, No Extras, Tadeo, 25- 1 bar. Tote: 12-1 Plaisir d'Amour, 16-1 My Best Valentine, My Melody Parkes, 20-1 bar.

CAMBRIDGESHIRE BETTING Ladbrokes: 10-1 Pasternak (from 14-1), 12-1 Labeq (from 14-1), 16-1 Amyas, Crown Court, 20-1 Dr Martens, Hawksley Hill, Kennemara Star, Miracle Kid, Song Of Freedom, Southerly Wind, Stanton Court, 25-1 bar.

William Hill: 10-1 Pasternak, 12-1 Labeq (from 16-1), 14-1 Amyas, 16- 1 Song Of Freedom, 20-1 Crown Court, Darapour, Hawksley Hill, Sarayir, Stanton Court, 25-1 bar.

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