Ascot

  • 15:05 John Guest Bengough Stakes 6f

  • Winner £39,697 2nd £15,050 3rd £7,532 4th £3,752
  • Going: Soft (Straight Course,Round Course,Soft.Heavy in places)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 14.81s
  • Off time: 15:07:37
15:05 Ascot Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Mince 9/4
2nd Soul (AUS) 4/1
3rd Eton Rifles (IRE) 9/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
2 (8) 064168 Royal blue Soul (AUS) 21
Distance Winner
5 9-5 Saeed bin Suroor S De Sousa 117 4/15.00
3 (9) 294034 White, dark blue epaulets, dark blue and white halved sleeves, quartered cap Confessional 24
Distance Winner
5 9-1 be T D Easterby E Ahern 106 20/121.00
4 (1) 1-74447 Red, Grey epaulets, striped sleeves, quartered cap Eton Rifles (IRE) 41
Distance Winner
7 9-1 S C Williams William Carson 108 9/110.00
5 (3) 8-94005 Purple, Grey seams and sleeves, Purple and Grey check cap Genki (IRE) 28
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 9-1 b R Charlton Martin Harley 107 16/117.00
6 (11) 0-34480 White, black stars on sleeves Iver Bridge Lad 189
Distance Winner
5 9-1 b J Ryan M O'connell 107 25/126.00
7 (5) 0-00492 Orange, dark green disc, dark green cap Joe Packet 57
Beaten FavouriteDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-1 J G Portman R Kingscote 95 33/134.00
9 (4) 458225 Terracotta, Black cap Royal Rock 41
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 9-1 C F Wall G Baker 109 10/111.00
10 (2) 000839 Orange, Dark Green disc Secret Witness 14
Distance Winner
6 9-1 b R Harris J Fanning 106 40/141.00
11 (10) 094240 White, Emerald Green Cross of Lorraine, Emerald Green and White chevrons on sleeves, Pink cap Waffle (IRE) 14
6 9-1 T D Barron J P Spencer 103 5/16.00
12 (13) 1106 Red and dark blue (quartered), white sleeves and cap Valbchek (IRE) 24
Distance Winner
3 9-0 J Noseda Johnny Murtagh 103 13/27.50
13 (12) 178111 Dark Blue, Yellow chevron hoop, Yellow cap Mince 27
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
3 8-11 R Charlton James Doyle 113 9/43.25
Non runners
1 (6)011291Libranno49-7R HannonP Cosgrave114
8 (7)104180Palace Moon79-1W J KnightJ-P Guillambert103

Verdict

Royal Rock has won this twice and though unsuccessful since last year's victory he's been running well enough to make a bold bid. Genki was narrowly beaten in 2010 and started favourite a year ago but missed the break and never got into it. He's better than that and should be in the shake-up as should Libranno if in the same kind of form that saw him land a Group 2 at Doncaster three weeks ago though that was over 7f. Soul finished last that day but is better judged on his very easy victory in a Newbury Group 3 on heavy ground in July. MINCE has completed a fast-ground hat-trick, twice breaking track records in the process. She was mightily impressive in the Listed Garrowby Stakes at York last time and, as she's proved herself on soft ground in the past, should take this on the way to bigger things.