Dream success for Osborne
Field Of Dream (right) takes the International
Field Of Dream finished best to win the ultra-competitive Betfair Summer Double International Stakes at Ascot.
Fourth in the Royal Hunt Cup at this track before finishing down the field at Sandown, the Jamie Osborne-trained five-year-old was allowed to go off at 25-1 dropped back to seven furlongs.
Leading fancy Edinburgh Knight appeared to have made a race-winning manouvre when quickening to the front on the far side of the track inside the final furlong, but Field Of Dream came from a long way back under Richard Hughes to get up by half a length. Bertiwhittle was third.
Hughes said: "He was good today - he was in a good frame of mind. They went very fast and I was at the back just fiddling along. I passed three horses and he came on the bridle."
Osborne added: "He's slipped down the handicap and he was an unlucky loser in the Hunt Cup. I made an error running him on soft ground at Sandown and the ground drying out here has suited him.
"He's a Listed winner, so he has a bit of class. He's in the big mile handicap at Goodwood (Betfred Mile), but he's got a penalty now, so we'll have to have a think. He's just won a Â£100,000 race and he cost a lot less than that."
Toronado evidently ranks at the very top of Richard Hannon's juvenile pile after he maintained his unbeaten record in the Listed Carraig Insurance Winkfield Stakes.
Sent off the 1-3 favourite after an impressive debut at Newbury last month, the son of High Chaparral was ridden with extreme confidence by Richard Hughes.
Strictly Silca threw down a considerable challenge, but Toronado was on top in the closing stages and pulled two lengths clear.
Hannon said: "We always thought he was a very good horse. I loved the way he picked up. He's French-bred so we could find something over there, but we won't overdo it and I could see him in the Guineas next year."