18/11/2020 Inspirational Girl holds Railway favouritism
Photo: Jockey William Pike 

Last night’s barrier draw for Saturday’s Railway Stakes (Gr 1, 1600m) at Ascot had little effect on the market with the Bob Peters-owned mare Inspirational Girl (Reliable Man) remaining the favourite after being allocated gate 11. Inspirational Girl, who won the Asian Beau Stakes (Gr 3, 1400m) last time out, will come into barrier eight should the emergencies fail to gain a start. The five-year-old will attempt to give Peters, trainers Grant and Alana Williams and jockey William Pike three straight Railway Stakes wins after the victories of Galaxy Star (Redoute’s Choice) and Regal Power (Pierro) and was the $3.40 favourite last night. The other main hopes - Lee Steere Stakes (Gr 2, 1400m) quinella Kay Cee (Playing God) and Red Can Man (Gingerbread Man) and last weekend’s Ascot Gold Cup (Listed, 1800m) victor Too Close The Sun (Carlton House) - drew 13, 10 and 16 respectively.

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