Ascot

  • 15:15 John Guest Bengough Stakes 6f

  • Winner £39,697 2nd £15,050 3rd £7,532 4th £3,752
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 14.55s
  • Off time: 15:16:50
15:15 Ascot Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Tropics (USA) 9/1
2nd Music Master 8/1
3rd Hoof It 13/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (2) 426210 Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Heeraat (IRE) 28
Distance Winner
4 9-5 W J Haggas P Hanagan 112 10/111.00
2 (12) 710157 White, Emerald Green Cross of Lorraine, Emerald Green and White chevrons on sleeves, Pink cap Hitchens (IRE) 21
Distance Winner
8 9-5 T D Barron Graham Gibbons 108 25/126.00
4 (5) 161-52 Purple, White spots on sleeves and cap Fairway To Heaven (IRE) 23
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
4 9-1 M Wigham P J Dobbs 87 20/121.00
6 (17) 120-324 Royal blue, white cap Free Wheeling (AUS) 15
Distance Winner
5 9-1 vt Saeed bin Suroor R Havlin 109 14/115.00
7 (13) 5-70038 Pink, black cross belts, pink sleeves, black stars Hoof It 14
Distance Winner
6 9-1 M W Easterby K Fallon 109 13/27.50
8 (8) 663221 Black, Gold Cross and stripe on cap Intransigent 30
Distance Winner
4 9-1 A M Balding L P Keniry 105 15/28.50
9 (3) 0510-20 Yellow, Red braces, chevrons on sleeves, Yellow cap, Red diamond Jimmy Styles 133
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 9-1 p C G Cox A Kirby 105 28/129.00
10 (11) 216568 Black, mauve cap Kavanagh (SAF) 28
Distance Winner
6 9-1 t M F De Kock P Cosgrave 112 16/117.00
11 (18) 0-26302 Yellow, Royal Blue stars, Yellow sleeves, Yellow cap, Royal Blue star Morache Music 18
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-1 P J Makin S J Drowne 104 20/121.00
12 (4) 004000 Red, White cross belts, Light Blue sleeves and cap Prodigality 21
Distance Winner
5 9-1 R Harris G Lee 97 25/126.00
13 (15) 920930 Orange, Dark Green disc Secret Witness 7
Distance Winner
7 9-1 p R Harris L Morris 100 33/134.00
14 (14) 682-055 Royal blue Soul (AUS) 28
Distance Winner
6 9-1 Saeed bin Suroor S De Sousa 111 4/15.00
16 (7) 211610 grey and cherry quartered, grey sleeves, red cap Tropics (USA) 14
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
5 9-1 h D K Ivory R Winston 107 9/110.00
17 (9) 4-12528 WHITE, EMERALD GREEN stars, sleeves and stars on cap Music Master 42
3 9-0 t1 H Candy D Sweeney 103 8/19.00
18 (16) 901691 Red, White sash, Royal Blue cap Ladyship 9
Distance Winner
4 8-12 Sir Michael Stoute R L Moore 100 8/19.00
Non runners
3 (6)31-3118Victory Laurel (IRE)39-4R M H CowellJ P Spencer105
5 (1)295153Farmleigh House (IRE)69-1W J MartinN G McCullagh108
15 (10)900099Tiddliwinks79-1K A RyanD P McDonogh102

Verdict

HOOF IT finished third in the Group 1 Betfred Sprint Cup at Haydock last month, a length ahead of fifth Soul with Kavanagh and Heeraat further behind. He wasn't disgraced under a big weight in the Ayr Gold Cup subsequently and could be good enough here reunited with Kieren Fallon, though it's more than two years since the six-year-old last won a race. Soul was well behind Hitchens in a Listed race at Chester earlier when David Barron's charge beat Intransigent by half-a-length. That form should be confirmed here while it would be no surprise to see Jimmy Styles run well on his return from a break. Ladyship is also worth a second look as she ran well in this grade at Goodwood before winning over today's trip at Newmarket. Farmleigh House went very close at the Curragh last month but finished behind Tropics in a Listed race at Newmarket the time before.