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Bumper success for Ask 4yo

Winning pointer Ask The Tycoon (4g Ask-Mountainviewqueen, by Norwich) looked another exciting prospect for Ask when winning on his Rules debut at Ayr on Saturday. The Lucinda Russell-trained four-year-old won a point-to-point at Ballingarry in June for Denis Hogan and made an auspicious start to his new career on Saturday.

Ask The Tycoon, who was bred by Breda Spillane, stayed on well in the final furlong to win by four lengths under Blair Campbell.

“I bought this one on spec at the Ascot sales and when he went on Facebook, the owner Mark Russell told me immediately he wanted him. That looks a good move as this horse looks to have a bright future. It was soft ground today but we don't know whether he will be even more effective on better ground,” said a delighted Russell.