Ascot

  • 14:35 Neptune Investment Management Classified Stakes 1m

  • Winner £9,704 2nd £2,888 3rd £1,443 4th £722
  • Going: Good to Soft (Soft in places)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 44.80s
  • Off time: 14:37:27
14:35 Ascot Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Zwayyan 11/4
2nd One Word More (IRE) 8/1
3rd Sibilance 16/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Sky Bet
2 (9) 070003 Pink, Light Green cross belts, White sleeves, Light Green cap Heaven's Guest (IRE) 27
Course Winner
7 9-3 R A Fahey P Hanagan 90 1001
3 (2) 405057 Red and black diamonds, red sleeves, black armlets and diamonds on cap One Word More (IRE) 7
Distance Winner
7 9-3 h T D Easterby Rachel Richardson (3) 87 1001
4 (12) 6-22614 Light Blue, White hoop Pastoral Player 15
Course Winner
10 9-3 H Morrison Charlie Bennett (3) 88 1001
5 (7) 4-84502 Mauve, purple epaulets and sleeves, striped cap Storm Ahead (IRE) 28
Distance Winner
4 9-3 p M P Tregoning Hayley Turner 90 1001
6 (4) 55-1096 Maroon, grey triple diamond, hooped sleeves, quartered cap Taurean Star (IRE) 24
Course WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 9-3 M L W Bell J P Spencer 89 1001
7 (8) 5-01344 Silver, gold braid, maroon cap, gold tassel Zwayyan 28
Distance Winner
4 9-3 b1 W J Haggas L Dettori 90 1001
8 (6) 1161 Royal blue Golden Goal (IRE) 36
Distance Winner
3 9-0 S bin Suroor Paddy Bradley (5) 89 1001
9 (1) 680140 Dark blue and red (halved), dark blue sleeves, white cap Native Soldier (IRE) 22
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
3 9-0 p J L Flint Daniel Muscutt 76 1001
10 (3) 605704 Yellow, dark blue diamond Summer Icon 20
4 9-0 M R Channon G Lee 90 1001
11 (10) 924 Royal blue, orange and royal blue hooped sleeves, royal blue and orange hooped cap Zain Star (IRE) 30
3 9-0 J Butler J F Egan 81 1001
12 (11) 1-1300 Mcalpine tartan, gold cap Sibilance 21
Distance Winner
3 8-11 R M Beckett P J Dobbs 90 1001
Non runners
1 (5)716768Alejandro (IRE)89-3David LoughnaneTom Marquand87

Verdict

As usual in classified events, this looks pretty tight at the weights. Heaven's Guest has strong claims on form but is unproven over today’s trip while Zwayyan drops back from 1m2f having won in soft going over a mile earlier this year. Storm Ahead found one too good over track and trip last month while Taurean Star won over course and distance last season and made a winning return at Yarmouth back in May. But GOLDEN GOAL (NAP) has now won three of his four starts after dead-heating for first at Chelmsford with a subsequent winner back in fourth and Saeed bin Suroor’s colt should have more to offer in this.