Ascot

  • 15:40 Norman Court Stud Fillies' Handicap 1m

  • Winner £8,410 2nd £2,502 3rd £1,251 4th £625
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 39.36s
  • Off time: 15:42:53
15:40 Ascot Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Butterfly Mcqueen (USA) 5/1
2nd Princess Of Orange 9/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (5) 100-730 Orange, dark green sleeves Princess Of Orange 36
Nag meDistance Winner
4 10-0 Rae Guest J P Spencer 89 9/110.00
2 (2) 320922 Dark Blue and Maroon diabolo, Maroon sleeves, Dark Blue cap Savanna Days (IRE) 14
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-5 v M R Channon Martin Harley 80 12/113.00
3 (4) 3-11644 Dark Blue, White cross belts, checked sleeves and cap Sharp And Smart (IRE) 14
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-1 H Morrison J Fortune 76 9/25.50
4 (1) 221-1 Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Jabhaat (USA) 87
Nag me
3 9-1 E A L Dunlop P Hanagan 85 2/13.00
5 (6) 2-219 Red, White stars on sleeves Butterfly Mcqueen (USA) 30
Nag me
3 9-1 A M Balding Thomas Brown (3) 85 5/16.00
6 (3) 1-25 Dark Blue, Yellow chevron hoop, Yellow cap Love Magic 43
Nag me
3 9-0 Sir Michael Stoute James Doyle 84 5/23.50

Verdict

Jabhaat comes into this race with two recent victories at Beverley under her belt and she cannot be ruled out on a hat-trick bid. Love Magic didn't appear to cope with the gradients of Epsom and is better judged on a second in a Doncaster handicap while Butterfly Mcqueen bombed out badly at Newbury but had performed with credit in maidens at Lingfield and Chester. SHARP AND SMART has gone well at Ascot in the past and Hughie Morrison's filly can make course knowledge count. The five-year-old has won twice for connections since leaving Mick Halford and fast ground appears not to inconvenience. Savanna Days continues in the headgear that she has worn on her last three outings and though ultra-consistent, Mick Channon's filly will need a genuine pace for her to be seen at her best.