Ascot

  • 18:00 Two Circles Handicap2m

  • Winner £7,470 2nd £2,237 3rd £1,118 4th £559
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 30.59s
  • Off time: 18:01:48
18:00 Ascot Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Homeric (IRE) 9/1
2nd Quixote 14/1
3rd Silver Samba 6/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (13) 01325-2 EMERALD GREEN, YELLOW stripe, YELLOW cap Kuda Huraa (IRE) 16
Distance Winner
5 9-10 A King R Hughes 88 9/25.50
2 (5) 242/000- Maroon, Black armlets, Black cap Ermyn Lodge 209
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 9-10 v P Phelan I Mongan 88 25/126.00
3 (9) 53970-5 Royal blue, yellow epaulets, royal blue and white striped sleeves, royal blue cap, yellow star Montaff 13
Distance Winner
7 9-6 M R Channon Martin Harley 84 10/111.00
4 (1) 1157-54 Brown and Orange diamonds, Brown sleeves and cap Quixote 27
4 9-5 t C E Brittain K Fallon 86 14/115.00
5 (6) 395-333 BLACK and GREY diabolo, quartered cap Tappanappa (IRE) 14
6 9-5 b B Ellison W Buick 83 12/113.00
6 (3) 8/21-5 Light blue, dark blue armlets, dark blue cap Homeric (IRE) 29
4 9-4 E A L Dunlop R L Moore 85 9/110.00
7 (12) 22545-5 Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars and stars on cap Gabrial's Star 14
4 9-1 E A L Dunlop J P Spencer 82 7/18.00
8 (4) 6633-1 Purple, Gold braid, Scarlet sleeves, Black velvet cap, Gold fringe Sign Manual 21
Distance Winner
4 8-13 M L W Bell Hayley Turner 80 10/34.33
9 (8) 6170/66 Dark Blue, White cross belts, Yellow sleeves and cap Bow To No One (IRE) 19
Distance Winner
7 8-10 A P Jarvis Michael J M Murphy (5) 74 25/126.00
10 (10) 61456-4 Sky Blue, White seams, Scarlet cap Cotton King 21
6 8-8 Lady Herries P Hanagan 72 25/126.00
11 (2) 27730-3 White, royal blue epaulets, striped sleeves and diamonds on cap Riptide 18
Distance Winner
7 8-8 p M Scudamore F Tylicki 72 33/134.00
12 (7) 345435- Royal Blue and White diamonds, striped sleeves, check cap Toptempo 189
4 8-5 M H Tompkins Simon Pearce (3) 72 25/126.00
13 (11) 62136-2 White, Red stars, Royal Blue sleeves, Royal Blue cap, White star Silver Samba 10
Distance Winner
4 8-2 A M Balding Catherine Gannon 69 6/17.00

Verdict

Sign Manual is an obvious starting point here having beaten subsequent Doncaster winner Lieutenant Miller on his reappearance at Newbury. The Queen's gelding has 8lb more here but may still be progressing. Alan King does well with his runners on the Flat and Kuda Huraa should be winning soon on the evidence of his head second to Beyond Conceit over 1m4f at Epsom. The longer trip here will suit but HOMERIC has always looked a stayer in the making and he'll strip fitter for a run at Kempton. He may represent a bit of value here, though Ed Dunlop also runs Gabrial's Star, fifth to Lieutenant Miller at Doncaster, and Silver Samba made a promising reappearance at Bath. Montaff didn't get much of a run at Ripon and is also capable of better.