Ascot

  • 14:05 Barclays Shergar Cup Dash Handicap5f

  • Winner £14,754 2nd £5,166 3rd £2,361 4th £1,842
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 0m 58.53s
  • Off time: 14:05:56
14:05 Ascot Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Desert Law (IRE) 11/2
2nd Taajub (IRE) 7/1
3rd Ahtoug 10/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (9) 1-92652 LIGHT BLUE, BLACK yoke and inverted triangle Elnawin 22
Beaten FavouriteDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 10-0 R Hannon L Dettori 105 5/16.00
2 (7) 101208 EMERALD GREEN, black yoke and inverted triangle, stars on sleeves and cap Judge 'n Jury 20
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 9-13 t R Harris James Doyle 104 10/111.00
3 (2) 510543 emerald green, BLACK yoke and inverted triangle Lui Rei (ITY) 7
Distance Winner
6 9-12 R M H Cowell K Fallon 103 8/19.00
4 (11) 60-0208 LIGHT BLUE, black yoke, BLACK inverted triangle, stars on sleeves and cap Desert Law (IRE) 14
4 9-10 A M Balding C Demuro 101 11/26.50
5 (4) 024312 YELLOW, black yoke, BLACK inverted triangle, stars on sleeves and cap Taajub (IRE) 14
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-9 P Crate Matthew Chadwick 100 7/18.00
6 (6) 105-033 CERISE, black yoke and inverted triangle, stars on sleeves and cap Zero Money (IRE) 14
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
6 9-9 b R Charlton C Sutherland 100 9/25.50
7 (3) 095-109 CERISE, black yoke and inverted triangle, hooped sleeves and cap Stone Of Folca 8
Distance Winner
4 9-9 h J R Best Emma J Wilson 100 16/117.00
8 (10) 88-7506 LIGHT BLUE, black yoke and inverted triangle, hooped sleeves and cap B Fifty Two (IRE) 8
Distance Winner
3 9-6 C Hills Andreas Suborics 100 16/117.00
9 (8) 1/219-25 yellow, BLACK yoke and inverted triangle Ahtoug 78
Distance Winner
4 9-5 M Al Zarooni Y Take 96 10/111.00
10 (12) 1-38531 Cerise, BLACK yoke and inverted triangle Steps (IRE) 21
Distance Winner
4 9-4 hb R Varian Hayley Turner 95 6/17.00
Non runners
11 (5)000-307Burning Thread (IRE)59-0T J EtheringtonReserve 191
12 (1)572016Fair Value (IRE)48-13S DowReserve 290

Verdict

Many of these are old rivals so this is a tricky puzzle to solve. TAAJUB finished behind Stone Of Folca and Desert Law at Epsom at the start of June but has improved since and reversed that form with the latter over this C&D two weeks ago when runner-up to Barnet Fair. Zero Money was just behind but, as Roger Charlton's charge re-opposes on identical terms, the placings should be confirmed and Peter Crate's five-year-old can go one better today. Lui Rei was an excellent third in last week's Stewards' Cup at Goodwood and beat Judge 'n Jury at the same track in May. The drop back to 5f on good ground may count against him, however, Steps has a good chance of reversing the May form on 8lb better terms as he came right back to form at Newmarket three weeks ago. Elnawin has a touch of class but the weight to match and is still 3lb higher than his last winning mark while Ahtoug may lack the speed for this.