Surrey Hope yesterday scored his third win from just four seasonal outings when landing a competitive Class 4 handicap over a mile at Salisbury. Under multiple champion jockey Ryan Moore, Hope broke well and disputed the lead from the off. Travelling smoothly throughout, he kicked clear over a furlong out and – though officially winning by just a neck – was comfortably in charge at the line. We always knew Hope had class, but this time he also showed his toughness as he got badly clipped about 3 furlongs out and finished with a shoe hanging off.

Group race winning trainer Joe Tuite now rates Surrey Hope as probably the best he’s handled and believes we can consider some ambitious plans for the horse going forward.

Click here to see Surrey Hope’s Salisbury win