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West Ilsley trainer Mick Channon`s fine form continued when Ascension came with a strong swoop under Cash Asmussen to gain an easy victory in the Group Three Prix du Calvados over seven furlongs at Deauville today.

At the course 24 hours earlier, Channon`s Talaash had set himself up for a possible tilt at the Rothmans Royals St Leger following his victory in the Grand Prix de Clairefontaine at the neighbouring track to Deauville.

Ascension, who started at odds of 19-10, is now unbeaten in three starts having a won a Leopardstown maiden and the Listed Rosebowl Stakes at Newbury on her first start for Channon.

At the post Ascension had two and a half lengths to spare over Wooden Doll with John Hills` Peaceful Paradise (Michael Hills) third and the John Dunlop-trained Silver Jorden (Pat Eddery) fourth.

Channon was not at Deauville to see the victory but winning rider Asmussen said: 'Mick told me to do what I wanted on her and things went just perfectly. She is a very professional filly and I think she will get further than seven furlongs.'

John Dunlop was another British trainer in winning form at Deauville when Pat Eddery steered Three Points to a pillar-to-post victory in the Group Three Prix de Meautry over six furlongs.

The 7-2 winner had a length to spare over Danger Baby with the John Gosden-trained Mount Abu (Jimmy Fortune), the only other British-trained runner in the race, a further length-and-a-half back in third.

With Gosden`s Commander Collins withdrawn from the feature event - the Grand Prix de Deauville - British hopes rested with the Sir Michael Stoute-trained Little Rock.

However the Group One race developed into a sprint finish with Little Rock beaten about two and a half lengths into fourth behind 9.1-1 winner Russian Hope, ridden by Christophe Soumillon.