Ascot

  • 15:25 totesport Victoria Cup 7f

  • Winner £52,964 2nd £15,861 3rd £7,930 4th £3,970
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 26.49s
  • Off time: 15:29:28
15:25 Ascot Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Hawkeyethenoo (IRE) 15/2
2nd Manassas (IRE) 25/1
3rd Nasri 20/1
4th Brae Hill (IRE) 9/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (22) 43349-0 Purple, Grey seams and sleeves, Purple and Grey check cap Himalya (IRE) 23
5 9-10 J Noseda R L Moore 110 20/121.00
2 (14) 211733 Red, white sleeves, orange cap Lowther 1
Distance Winner
6 9-2 be A Bailey Graham Gibbons 102 16/117.00
3 (16) 0006-04 Pink, Maroon cap Castles In The Air 28
Beaten FavouriteCourse and Distance Winner
6 9-1 R A Fahey F Tylicki 101 20/121.00
4 (21) 107-777 Purple, Emerald Green sash, Red sleeves and cap Oasis Dancer 72
Distance Winner
4 9-1 R M Beckett Jim Crowley 101 40/141.00
5 (23) 16/265-9 GREY, BEIGE star, GREY sleeves, BEIGE stars, EMERALD GREEN cap Corporal Maddox 31
Course and Distance Winner
4 9-0 J A Osborne R Hills (3) 100 80/181.00
6 (10) 122115/ Maroon, light blue epaulets, light blue sleeves, maroon stars, quartered cap Shamandar (FR) 582
Course and Distance Winner
4 9-0 W J Haggas Michael Hills 100 20/121.00
7 (1) 11371-1 Dark Blue, Yellow stars, Yellow sleeves, Dark Blue armlets Horseradish 34
Distance Winner
4 9-0 M L W Bell Hayley Turner 100 5/16.00
8 (9) 2221-71 Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars, WHITE cap Fathsta (IRE) 12
Distance Winner
6 9-0 D M Simcock S Sanders 100 20/121.00
9 (28) 435-000 Black, White disc, hooped sleeves, White cap Golden Desert (IRE) 79
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 8-13 R Mills J Fortune 99 33/134.00
10 (15) 0037-26 Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars and stars on cap Brae Hill (IRE) 21
Distance Winner
5 8-12 R A Fahey Lee Topliss (5) 98 9/110.00
11 (4) 5003-71 White, Royal Blue cross belts, check sleeves, White cap, Royal Blue spots Nasri 13
Distance Winner
5 8-11 D Nicholls M O'connell (3) 97 20/121.00
13 (24) 21009-7 Maroon, yellow epaulets, striped sleeves, yellow cap Rulesn'regulations 56
Course WinnerDistance Winner
5 8-10 Mat Salaman Adam Beschizza (5) 96 33/134.00
14 (7) 30100-4 Black, Yellow sleeves, Black armlets, Black cap, Yellow stars Hawkeyethenoo (IRE) 6
Beaten Favourite
5 8-10 J S Goldie G Bartley (3) 96 15/28.50
15 (18) 42591-5 Light Blue, Black braces Gouray Girl (IRE) 11
Distance Winner
4 8-9 W R Swinburn D Holland 95 33/134.00
16 (11) 303070- White, Emerald Green hoops, Dark Blue sleeves and cap Mon Cadeaux 232
4 8-9 A M Balding David Probert 95 50/151.00
17 (6) 20406-0 Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars, royal blue cap Parisian Pyramid (IRE) 34
5 8-8 K A Ryan Catherine Gannon 94 33/134.00
18 (3) 3869-38 Dark Blue, Yellow armlets and cap Manassas (IRE) 21
6 8-7 B J Meehan M Dwyer 93 25/126.00
19 (26) 02079-6 Pink, Emerald Green epaulets and armlets, hooped cap Noble Citizen (USA) 11
Distance Winner
6 8-6 be D M Simcock Martin Lane 92 33/134.00
20 (27) 72103-4 Red and yellow check, red sleeves and cap Lutine Bell 34
Distance Winner
4 8-6 b M Murphy Greg Fairley 92 20/121.00
21 (17) 190480- Black, orange stars on sleeves Sunraider (IRE) 224
4 8-5 B W Hills Matthew Lawson (7)(ex2) 91 50/151.00
22 (5) 00841-1 White, Royal Blue hoop, diabolo on sleeves, Royal Blue cap Excellent Guest 11
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 8-5 G G Margarson Simon Pearce (3) 91 12/113.00
23 (8) 011520- PURPLE, GREY seams and sleeves, RED cap Zero Money (IRE) 204
Distance Winner
5 8-4 R Charlton K T O'Neill (5) 90 16/117.00
24 (13) 74265-0 Grey, Beige Star, Grey Sleeves, Beige Stars, Yellow cap Layla's Hero (IRE) 34
4 8-4 D Nicholls J F McDonald 90 33/134.00
25 (2) 064-110 DARK BLUE, PINK Cross of Lorraine, sleeves and cap Bravo Echo 21
Distance Winner
5 8-4 M J Attwater Kieren Fox (3)(ex1) 90 33/134.00
26 (25) 0860-00 Dark blue, yellow hoop Al Muheer (IRE) 21
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 8-3 v D Nicholls Neil Farley (5) 89 16/117.00
27 (20) 5186-44 LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets Dhaular Dhar (IRE) 7
Distance Winner
9 8-3 J S Goldie A Mullen 89 40/141.00
28 (19) 93034-4 Dark blue and pink diamonds, striped sleeves, pink cap, dark blue star Douze Points (IRE) 21
5 8-3 p Ed De Giles Harry Bentley (5) 89 25/126.00
29 (12) 40000-5 Red, White hoop, Emerald Green sleeves Advanced 34
Course and Distance Winner
8 8-3 K A Ryan Amy Ryan (3)(ex1) 89 16/117.00
Non runners
12 (29)68500-5Bay Knight (IRE)58-11K J CondonS Foley97

Verdict

A typically competitive renewal of this valuable handicap and any number of these would go close if recapturing their best form. Musselburgh winner Nasri is probably the pick of Dandy Nicholls' trio but, along with Lutine Bell, Advanced, Layla's Hero and Parisian Pyramid, was behind HORSERADISH over 6f at Doncaster last month. Michael Bell's gelding has started this season as he finished the last and it would be no surprise if he landed his biggest win to date from a stands' side draw. Brae Hill could go well dropped in trip after a couple of solid runs over 1m this year and stablemate Castles In The Air also has claims, but Himalya is still fighting a losing battle with the handicapper and Warwick winner Fathsta is better on a turning track. Hawkeyethenoo tries a new trip but should stay and is preferred to Yarmouth winner Excellent Guest and last year's fourth Noble Citizen of the remainder.