Ascot

  • 15:10 Original Harrogate Water Handicap6f

  • Winner £18,675 2nd £5,592 3rd £2,796 4th £1,398
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 15.57s
  • Off time: 15:15:30
15:10 Ascot Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Nobly Born 9/1
2nd Silent Echo 10/1
3rd Waqaas 50/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Sky Bet
1 (11) 139531 Pink and purple (quartered), halved sleeves Bacchus 48
Distance Winner
3 9-7 B J Meehan A Kirby 105 1001
2 (2) 21-2151 Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Ekhtiyaar 85
Distance Winner
3 9-2 R Varian Jim Crowley 100 1001
3 (14) 316-339 Red and black stripes, red sleeves Ultimate Avenue (IRE) 41
Beaten Favourite
3 9-2 t Ed Walker J P Spencer 100 1001
4 (1) 1-18001 Emerald Green and White diabolo, White sleeves, quartered cap Victory Angel (IRE) 66
Distance Winner
3 9-1 R Varian S De Sousa 99 1001
5 (10) 12-3446 Red, white sash, royal blue cap Nobly Born 27
Distance Winner
3 8-12 b1 J H M Gosden L Dettori 96 1001
6 (3) 112138 Purple, Gold braid, Scarlet sleeves, Black velvet cap, Gold fringe Merlin 20
Distance Winner
3 8-11 M L W Bell R L Moore 95 1001
7 (6) 700452 Dark Blue and White diabolo, hooped sleeves and cap Smokey Lane (IRE) 11
Distance Winner
3 8-8 Christian Williams J Fanning 92 1001
8 (12) 21-5118 Pink and Maroon stripes, Pink sleeves Dark Power (IRE) 48
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
3 8-6 t C G Cox David Probert 90 1001
9 (4) 6214-05 Royal blue, white epaulets, black cap Waqaas 56
Distance Winner
3 8-6 C Hills Tom Marquand 90 1001
10 (13) 580-608 Orange, black triple diamond and diamonds on cap Repton (IRE) 27
3 8-6 R Hannon Hollie Doyle (3) 90 1001
11 (8) 7-1164 Green, pink sash and cap, white sleeves Silent Echo 48
3 8-6 h R Charlton Harry Bentley 90 1001
12 (7) 3-02140 Black and White diabolo, White sleeves, Black armlets, Black and White quartered cap Parnassian (IRE) 46
Distance Winner
3 8-3 Mrs A J Perrett M Dwyer 87 1001
13 (9) 6-42331 Emerald Green, Orange sash, White sleeves, Emerald Green and Orange quartered cap The Feathered Nest (IRE) 69
Distance Winner
3 8-2 p R A Fahey P Hanagan 86 1001
Non runners
14 (5)517222Stanhope38-2M QuinnNon Runner85

Verdict

Most of these have met before and Ekhtiyaar finished ahead of stablemate and subsequent Yarmouth winner Victory Angel when scoring at Newmarket in July with Bacchus also behind. The latter went on to beat Merlin and Silent Echo when scoring at HQ but ULTIMATE AVENUE was less than a length behind Ekhtiyaar and re-opposes on better terms today. Ed Walker’s colt gets the nod but yet another Newmarket winner in The Feathered Nest is not out of this either on his defeat of Bacchus, Nobly Born and Waqaas. The progressive Dark Power failed to land a hat-trick last time but is not easily written off on today’s faster going.