Ascot

  • 16:15 Neptune Investment Management Handicap1m 4f

  • Winner £31,125 2nd £9,320 3rd £4,660 4th £2,330
  • Going: Good to Firm, Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 29.12s
  • Off time: 16:15:46
16:15 Ascot Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Battersea 10/1
2nd Oasis Fantasy (IRE) 7/1
3rd Maid In Rio (IRE) 8/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (5) 411-216 Royal blue Miner's Lamp (IRE) 22
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-7 C Appleby A Kirby 105 5/16.00
3 (4) 310300 DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond Swivel 23
Nag me
3 8-5 M Johnston J P Fahy 89 25/126.00
4 (1) 4411 Beige, Royal Blue sleeves and cap Kinshasa 17
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-5 L M Cumani L Morris 89 9/25.50
5 (3) 8-85111 Royal blue, pink stripe, pink and royal blue halved sleeves, pink and royal blue striped cap Maid In Rio (IRE) 15
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-1 M Johnston F Norton 85 8/19.00
6 (12) 95-7122 Green, pink sash and cap, white sleeves Good Value 45
Nag meBeaten Favourite
3 8-0 Sir Michael Stoute Cam Hardie (5) 84 7/18.00
7 (6) 6-127 Red, White epaulets, halved sleeves Galizzi (USA) 35
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-0 M L W Bell Jack Garritty (5) 84 10/111.00
8 (9) 0-21 Pale Blue, Campbell Tartan hooped sleeves, Yellow cap Nabatean (IRE) 37
Nag me
3 8-0 A M Balding David Probert (ex1) 83 9/25.50
9 (11) 6321 Red, Red cap, White spots Hesketh Bank 35
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-0 R A Fahey A Mullen 83 14/115.00
10 (7) 93-52 Yellow, black sash, white sleeves, black and white quartered cap Battersea 15
Nag me
3 8-0 R Varian N Mackay 82 10/111.00
12 (2) 41-621 Red and yellow (halved), halved sleeves, white cap Oasis Fantasy (IRE) 29
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-0 E A L Dunlop J Quinn 81 7/18.00
Non runners
2 (10)3-811Wrangler38-9W J HaggasGraham Gibbons93
11 (8)126734Arantes38-0M R ChannonPatrick Pilley82

Verdict

None of these can be easily dismissed. Kinshasa took the step up in trip in his stride to score over 1m4f at Salisbury last time. But WRANGLER won a higher grade handicap at Haydock on his latest start and is just preferred. Miner's Lamp faced a tough task in a Group 2 at Ascot last month and the Newmarket winner will be more at home in this company while Maid In Rio rattled up a hat-trick with a victory at headquarters last month when Battersea finished a close -up second. Good Value has taken another hike in the weights despite finding one too good again at Kempton and Nabatean is preferred on his handicap debut.