• 14:40 Grosvenor Casinos Cumberland Lodge Stakes 1m 4f

  • Winner £34,026 2nd £12,900 3rd £6,456 4th £3,216
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 35.03s
  • Off time: 14:40:24
14:40 Ascot Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Secret Number 4/1
2nd Royal Empire 4/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (6) 220112 Royal blue, white cap Royal Empire 28
Beaten Favourite
4 9-3 Saeed bin Suroor K Fallon 112 4/15.00
2 (1) 6-67902 White, Emerald Green hoop Gatewood 24
Beaten FavouriteCourse WinnerDistance Winner
5 9-0 J H M Gosden R Havlin 109 3/14.00
3 (5) 1117-71 Red, White sash, Royal Blue cap Gospel Choir 10
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 9-0 Sir Michael Stoute R L Moore 101 3/14.00
4 (7) 16012-6 Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Hajras (IRE) 14
Course Winner
4 9-0 M Johnston P Hanagan 105 14/115.00
5 (4) 022-176 YELLOW, BLACK epaulets Mijhaar 64
Distance Winner
5 9-0 h R Varian J P Spencer 106 7/18.00
6 (3) 6-04036 Red, white sash and cap Repeater 9
4 9-0 h D O'Meara G Lee 107 20/121.00
7 (2) 364536 Royal blue Secret Number 21
3 8-7 Saeed bin Suroor S De Sousa 111 4/15.00


Gospel Choir responded to Ryan Moore's urgings to win a handicap under a big weight at Goodwood last time but the runner-up was well beaten earlier this week so the merit of the form is questionable. Royal Empire has a penalty for beating Red Cadeaux in the Geoffrey Freer at Newbury in August but shouldn't be far away again and is preferred to the Godolphin three-year-old Secret Number, who was sixth in the St Leger but has had a busy season. GATEWOOD was sent off favourite on his first start back in this country at Doncaster but couldn't quite reel in the positively-ridden Out Of Bounds. The longer trip here is definitely in his favour and, a winner in this grade in Australia a year ago, he may be the one to beat. Repeater needs further but Hajras should have benefited from his comeback run and makes more appeal than the enigmatic Mijhaar.