Western Duke (High Chapparal X Witch of Fife) is helping his younger sister, Cnoc an Oir, in continuing to put wins on the board at the age of five. Like his sire High Chapparral he is proving best at middle distances.  At Ascot he was held up in last place and only started to make progress after turning into the straight two furlongs out.  He hit the front at the 150 yards mark and won comfortably by one length.  The handicapper has taken note of this effort with a new official rating of 87.