A race with 38 runners - 30 of which are carrying their true handicap weight - over a straight nine furlongs with little or no draw advantage over one of the fairest courses in Britain ought to produce a bunch finish but Glover seems to have the knack of hoodwinking the assessor into giving his Cambridgeshire horses a weight under which they can turn the race into a procession.
And Clifton Fox, who had appeared to be trying his hardest - rather than trying it on - when pulling out all the stops to beat Angus-G by a neck in a 10-furlongs and 60 yards handicap at Doncaster on St Leger day, had seemed to have little obvious chance of confirming even those placings on 3lb worse terms yesterday afternoon.
Demonstrating a disgraceful disregard for the arithmetic of the anorak, Clifton Fox turned the numbers game into a crying game for many form book students as he extended that Doncaster superiority to five lengths. The four-year-old, partnered by Nigel Day, burst to the front two furlongs out and stormed home two and a half lengths clear of Missile with Angus-G the same distance back in third.
The 66-1 outsider Another Time, who had to carry 6lb more than his true handicap weight, finished a creditable fourth. Kammatarra, heavily backed from 12-1 in the morning down to 11-2 favourite, was unplaced.Reuse content