Ascot

  • 15:45 King's Stand Stakes 5f

  • Winner £212,662 2nd £80,625 3rd £40,350 4th £20,100
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 0m 58.85s
  • Off time: 15:45:48
15:45 Ascot Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Sole Power 5/1
2nd Stepper Point 50/1
3rd Hot Streak (IRE) 3/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (13) 1-18222 Royal blue Ahtoug 80
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 9-4 C Appleby W Buick 116 16/117.00
2 (1) 138-108 White, red collar, red diabolo, black sleeves, white stars and cap Ancil (USA) 46
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-4 t1 Joan Scott James Doyle 103 66/167.00
3 (17) 5237-23 EMERALD GREEN, red triple diamond, red cap Es Que Love (IRE) 34
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-4 p1 C G Cox A Kirby 108 12/113.00
4 (3) 321-365 Black, Yellow sleeves, Black armlets, Black cap, Yellow stars Jack Dexter 24
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
5 9-4 J S Goldie G Lee 113 20/121.00
5 (10) 93-3114 Dark blue, grey star and armlets, hooped cap Medicean Man 80
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 9-4 pt J Gask Harry Bentley 112 33/134.00
6 (7) 19/3-182 CLARET, GOLD braid, CLARET sleeves, GOLD cap Pearl Secret 24
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-4 T D Barron O Peslier 115 8/19.00
7 (16) 62120-2 Red, maroon seams and armlets Rex Imperator 15
Nag me
5 9-4 p W J Haggas L Dettori 110 25/126.00
8 (2) 1242-13 Royal blue, white triple diamond, yellow sleeves and cap Shea Shea (SAF) 80
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
7 9-4 M F De Kock C Soumillon 116 9/25.50
9 (8) 362-471 WHITE, red striped sleeves, check cap Sole Power 45
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 9-4 E Lynam R Hughes 115 5/16.00
10 (4) 0-15434 Dark Blue, Yellow epaulets, Dark Blue sleeves, Yellow spots Stepper Point 16
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-4 p W R Muir M Dwyer 110 50/151.00
11 (15) 017-314 ROYAL BLUE, WHITE Cross of Lorraine and armlets, check cap Steps (IRE) 10
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 9-4 b R Varian K Fallon 110 12/113.00
12 (12) 2/27102- Red, Royal Blue epaulets Take Cover 213
Nag meDistance Winner
7 9-4 D C Griffiths David Probert 103 50/151.00
14 (6) 731010- Grey, one Red and one Green sleeve Green Door (IRE) 248
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-12 O Stevens Jim Crowley 107 66/167.00
15 (14) 12-1 PURPLE, white seams, striped sleeves, purple cap Guerre (USA) 50
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-12 A P O'Brien R L Moore 110 8/19.00
16 (11) 5312-31 Claret, gold braid, claret sleeves, claret cap, gold tassel Hot Streak (IRE) 24
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
3 8-12 K A Ryan J P Spencer 117 3/14.00
17 (5) 213-444 Purple, Red star, Red cap Justice Day (IRE) 15
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-12 D R C Elsworth P Hanagan 108 66/167.00
Non runners
13 (9)0095-31Caledonia Lady59-1J HughesLiam Jones105

Verdict

The first four in last year's renewal take up arms once again. Sole Power beat Shea Shea a neck in 2013 with Pearl Secret and Jack Dexter following them home. The former pair look sure to go close again, despite Olivier Peslier's presence on Pearl Secret who found Hot Streak too good in the Temple Stakes last month. The latter had earlier finished third to Sole Power at Newmarket and should be bang there at the finish. It was 2008 the last time a three-year-old landed this prize but GUERRE was impressive when beating top-class sprinter Maarek at Naas. Admittedly, he was getting plenty of weight on his first start since September but there should be lots more to come from the O'Brien colt and a bold bid is expected. Steps finished ahead of Medicean Man when scoring over track and trip in October, although Ahtoug has beaten both in the past and the Godolphin charge makes more appeal in this.