Ascot

  • 19:15 Miles & Morrison Handicap6f

  • Winner £7,763 2nd £2,310 3rd £1,154 4th £577
  • Going: Good to Soft (Good in places Round Course, Straight Course Good)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 14.96s
  • Off time: 19:17:09
19:15 Ascot Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st= Blessington (IRE) 5/1
2nd= Hillbilly Boy (IRE) 4/1
2nd= Red Refraction (IRE) 14/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (9) 00000-8 Orange, Dark Green disc Secret Witness 40
Distance Winner
8 9-7 b R Harris S J Drowne 94 25/126.00
2 (13) 161/529- Purple, White spots on sleeves and cap Fairway To Heaven (IRE) 216
Distance Winner
5 9-6 M Wigham L Dettori 93 8/19.00
3 (3) 13200-4 Grey, Light Blue epaulets, Light Blue cap Clear Spring (IRE) 13
Distance Winner
6 9-6 J L Spearing T Eaves 93 16/117.00
4 (2) 371-221 Yellow, dark blue star, royal blue sleeves, yellow armlets, yellow cap, dark blue star Firmdecisions (IRE) 51
4 9-2 v B R Johnson K Fallon 89 8/19.00
5 (1) 6113-22 Light blue, light blue and purple diabolo on sleeves, light blue cap, purple diamond Joey's Destiny (IRE) 25
Distance Winner
4 9-2 George Baker P Cosgrave 89 13/27.50
7 (7) 621040- Royal blue, white seams, royal blue cap, white star Gabbiano 223
Course WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-1 J Gask Robert Tart (3) 88 14/115.00
8 (17) 050010- Emerald green, pink star, striped sleeves and cap B Fifty Two (IRE) 223
Distance Winner
5 9-1 C Hills S Sanders 88 25/126.00
9 (10) 017015- Emerald Green, Purple chevrons and armlets, Black cap Milly's Gift 225
Distance Winner
4 9-1 C G Cox A Kirby 88 14/115.00
10 (15) 3-12113 Emerald Green, Black Cross of Lorraine, White sleeves, Black and Emerald Green hooped cap Hillbilly Boy (IRE) 13
Distance Winner
4 9-0 Martin Smith Andrea Atzeni 87 4/15.00
11 (8) 8043-35 Emerald Green, Black chevrons on sleeves Blessington (IRE) 25
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
4 9-0 t J H M Gosden W Buick 87 5/16.00
12 (6) 124183- Dark Blue and Maroon diabolo, Maroon sleeves, Dark Blue cap Shore Step (IRE) 237
Distance Winner
4 8-12 M R Channon William Twiston-Davies (3) 85 25/126.00
13 (4) 30335-6 Black, Light Blue armlets Extrasolar 13
Distance Winner
4 8-11 t Mrs A J Perrett Jim Crowley 84 20/121.00
14 (12) 320919- Black, light blue chevrons on sleeves Cruise Tothelimit (IRE) 208
Distance Winner
6 8-9 Ian Williams P Hanagan 82 40/141.00
15 (5) 1538-32 LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets Red Refraction (IRE) 22
Course and Distance Winner
4 8-8 R Hannon S M Levey 81 14/115.00
17 (11) 809-503 BLACK and GREY diabolo, quartered cap Trader Jack 4
5 8-7 D Flood Michael J M Murphy (3) 80 8/19.00
Non runners
6 (14)3211-13Discussiontofollow (IRE)49-1M MurphyS W Kelly88
16 (16)3144-11Breccbennach48-8S DurackL Morris81

Verdict

With the stalls in the centre, any draw advantage may have been negated and this looks wide-open with several arriving in decent form. Breccbennach is on a hat-trick after victories at Lingfield and Windsor. Firmdecisions wasn't winning out of turn at Lingfield while Joey's Destiny keeps knocking on the door but continues to climb the weights. Discussiontofollow, Hillbilly Boy and Red Refraction are others with fair recent form while Trader Jack has dropped to a fair mark and showed a bit more last time. BLESSINGTON finished behind Joey's Destiny and Discussiontofollow when favourite last month at Windsor but didn't get the run of the race and was staying on strongly in the closing stages. If William Buick can find the gaps here, he could recoup losses. Clear Spring ran well on his return at Ripon, when just behind Hillbilly Boy, and is also worth a second look.