Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Ascendant: The Only Way Is Up; Racing Preview

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Ascendant: The Only Way Is Up; Racing Preview

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Byline: NAOMI MATTHEW

ASCENDANT appears to have enjoyed his return to the Flat and can continue his decent patch of form with victory in the Win More On Betting At bookmakers.co.uk Handicap (6.30) at Wolverhampton.

The seven-year-old has been tried over hurdles in the past, winning three times in total, but seems to save his best for the all-weather with seven victories to date.

Trained by Andrew Reid until last October, Ascendant made a decent start for Alan McCabe with two placed efforts at Dunstall Park last month.

Second after nearly 300 days off the track, Ascendant also met with a slightly troubled passage in the closing stages so his performance was probably a little better than it looked.

However, he could not improve on that when only third next time behind the reopposing Mica Mika, sitting off the pace until falling short in the finish.

Ascendant is 4lb better off with that rival for a length-and-three-quarter beating which puts him in with an excellent chance of turning that form around. …

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