The Ben Pearce prepared Roman Fighter travelled keenly throughout race 1 on the Ascot, with the runner finishing second with William Pike aboard.
Leaving the stalls in the Heineken 3 handicap, Roman Fighter fought for rein in the early stages, with the runner continuing to do so throughout the event.
The pace up front allowed Bells Tower to cruise up to the race leader, leaving Roman Fighter vulnerable in the concluding stages, as the Joe Azzopardi ridden runner, scooted away to score late, in advance of Roman Fighter with The Dankster arriving in third.
| 4 ROMAN FIGHTER
5 year old chestnut gelding (28-10-2011) Sire: Zentsov Street (USA) Dam: Gale Warning (Mighty Avalanche) View Pedigree Report
Breeder: Mr T M Patrizi
Owners: B M Pearce, T D Forrest, R G Sayers
Colours: Red, Black Horseshoes, Dk. Blue Sleeves And Cap
|Trainer: Ben Pearce (Karnup) Jockey: William Pike 57.5kg|