Ascot

  • 17:35 Windsor Castle Stakes 5f

  • Winner £34,026 2nd £12,900 3rd £6,456 4th £3,216
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 0m 59.05s
  • Off time: 17:44:34
17:35 Ascot Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Hootenanny (USA) 7/2
2nd Union Rose 100/1
3rd Mubtaghaa (IRE) 7/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 (8) 41 Pink, Dark Blue stars, Dark Blue and Pink diabolo on sleeves, Pink cap, Dark Blue star Among Angels 22
2 9-3 R Hannon R Hughes 20/121.00
2 (3) Dark green and white diabolo, white and dark green diabolo on sleeves, dark green and white quartered cap Biting Bullets (USA)
2 9-3 J Hughes A Kirby 100/1101.00
3 (18) 2126 Emerald Green, Orange hoops, Emerald Green sleeves, Orange seams, quartered cap Bwana (IRE) 15
Distance Winner
2 9-3 P J Prendergast James Doyle 25/126.00
4 (5) 541 Royal Blue and Red stripes, Red sleeves and cap Casterbridge 26
Distance Winner
2 9-3 E J Alston Jason Hart 66/167.00
5 (7) 22 Royal Blue, Yellow cross belts, Royal Blue sleeves, Yellow stars Commander Patten (IRE) 17
2 9-3 A Bailey Oisin Murphy 33/134.00
6 (19) 7 Pink, royal blue braces Cotai Glory 28
2 9-3 C Hills G Baker 66/167.00
7 (4) 261 DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond Denzille Lane (IRE) 13
2 9-3 M Johnston J Fanning 50/151.00
8 (12) 314 LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets Flyball 62
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
2 9-3 R Hannon P J Dobbs 50/151.00
9 (16) 81 Royal blue Four Seasons (IRE) 21
2 9-3 C Appleby W Buick 12/113.00
10 (20) 31 Silver, gold braid, maroon cap, gold tassel Fuwairt (IRE) 15
2 9-3 R Hannon L Dettori 14/115.00
11 (2) 63 Orange, Beige epaulets and star on cap Goring (GER) 21
2 9-3 Eve Johnson Houghton J Fortune 66/167.00
12 (23) 332 White, light blue cap Harry Hurricane 27
Beaten Favourite
2 9-3 George Baker P Cosgrave 40/141.00
13 (24) 213 Yellow, Royal Blue stars, Yellow sleeves, Yellow cap, Royal Blue star Haxby (IRE) 15
Distance Winner
2 9-3 R Varian Andrea Atzeni 20/121.00
14 (25) 13 PURPLE, white seams, striped sleeves, purple cap Hootenanny (USA) 32
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
2 9-3 b1 Wesley Ward Victor Espinoza 7/24.50
15 (9) 41 White, royal blue stars and armlets, white cap, orange star Majestic Hero (IRE) 20
Distance Winner
2 9-3 R Harris David Probert 28/129.00
16 (13) 12 Purple, Light Blue chevron, Light Blue cap Merdon Castle (IRE) 29
Distance Winner
2 9-3 D R C Elsworth R L Moore 7/18.00
17 (15) 211 White, Emerald Green Cross of Lorraine, Emerald Green and White chevrons on sleeves, Pink cap Midterm Break (IRE) 24
Distance Winner
2 9-3 T D Barron Graham Gibbons 12/113.00
18 (14) 12 Claret, gold braid, claret sleeves, claret cap, gold tassel Mind Of Madness (IRE) 14
Distance Winner
2 9-3 D H Brown J P Spencer 5/16.00
19 (17) 21 Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Mubtaghaa (IRE) 16
Distance Winner
2 9-3 W J Haggas P Hanagan 7/18.00
20 (10) 414 Black, Mauve triple diamond and sleeves, Mauve cap, Black diamond Prince Bonnaire 10
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
2 9-3 D H Brown G Lee 40/141.00
21 (11) 123 Red, beige seams, beige sleeves, red stars, beige cap, red star Roudee 19
Distance Winner
2 9-3 h Tom Dascombe R Kingscote 20/121.00
22 (21) 83313 Black and red diamonds, red and black striped sleeves, red cap, black diamonds Union Rose 4
Distance Winner
2 9-3 p1 R Harris William Twiston-Davies 100/1101.00
23 (22) 3 Emerald Green, Yellow chevrons, Emerald Green sleeves, White armlets, Emerald Green cap Boann (IRE) 20
2 8-12 J S Moore Philip Prince 125/1126.00
24 (6) 216 Yellow, White spots, Royal Blue and Yellow striped sleeves, Royal Blue cap, White star Sarista (IRE) 32
Distance Winner
2 8-12 T D Barron R Winston 25/126.00
Non runners
25 (1)Somedaysrdiamonds28-12J S MooreS Hitchcott

Verdict

American trainer Wesley Ward knows what it takes to win this so Keeneland Polytrack winner Hootenanny is worth noting. Mind Of Madness ran well behind Adaay, who was due to run in the Coventry earlier on the card, at Yarmouth a fortnight ago while Mubtaghaa arrives on the back of a win at Nottingham. Roudee has shown plenty of speed in decent company and so has Sarista. MERDON CASTLE ran well at Windsor behind subsequent Listed winner Kool Kompany and has the beating of Bwana, Haxby and Majestic Hero on collateral form. David Elsworth's colt should make a bold bid with Ryan Moore getting the leg-up. Fuwairt came good at Chepstow earlier in the month and Four Seasons scored in heavy ground at Leicester recently while Windsor winner Among Angels is another to consider.