Ascot

  • 15:35 Ladbroke 2m

  • Winner £84,405 2nd £31,800 3rd £15,915 4th £7,950
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 58.00s
  • Off time: 15:39:15
15:35 Ascot Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Raya Star (IRE) 12/1
2nd Rigidity 40/1
3rd Alarazi (IRE) 16/1
4th Prospect Wells (FR) 11/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 199-113 Red, Orange diamond, Orange sleeves, Red stars, Red cap, Orange diamonds Brampour (IRE) 7
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 11-12 P F Nicholls Mr H Derham (7) 159 6/17.00
2 31110-2 White, dark green spots on sleeves Marsh Warbler 28
Distance Winner
4 11-1 B Ellison James Best (7) 148 20/121.00
3 35-4262 Light Blue, Brown Cross of Lorraine, striped sleeves and star on cap Via Galilei (IRE) 14
Distance Winner
6 10-12 G L Moore Joshua Moore (5) 145 20/121.00
4 26-7122 Red, white cap Sailors Warn (IRE) 35
Distance Winner
4 10-11 E J O'Grady A P McCoy 144 9/110.00
5 1110-3 Pink, royal blue epaulets, royal blue cap Gibb River (IRE) 14
Distance Winner
5 10-11 t N J Henderson B J Geraghty 144 6/17.00
6 52125-1 Royal blue, white cross belts, white sleeves, orange armlets, orange cap, white star Desert Cry (IRE) 29
Distance Winner
5 10-10 D McCain Jnr Timmy Murphy 143 12/113.00
7 121 Black and Beige (halved), chevrons on sleeves, Beige cap Prospect Wells (FR) 21
Distance Winner
6 10-9 P F Nicholls R Walsh 142 11/43.75
8 321105 Red, White hoops, chevrons on sleeves, striped cap Viva Colonia (IRE) 34
6 10-6 D O'Meara D F O'Regan 139 20/121.00
9 1120-05 Brown, Orange sleeves, quartered cap Rajdhani Express 14
4 10-6 N J Henderson D Bass (3) 139 16/117.00
10 2141-2F Emerald Green, Dark Green Sleeves, Red Cap Tonic Mellysse (FR) 31
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
4 10-5 P F Nicholls David Prichard (7) 138 33/134.00
11 22104-5 Red, Black braces Alarazi (IRE) 21
Distance Winner
7 10-3 Mrs L Wadham R Johnson 136 16/117.00
12 1113 White, dark green spots on sleeves, purple cap Abergavenny 34
Distance Winner
4 10-2 B Ellison Danny Cook 135 12/113.00
13 1F4-213 Emerald Green, Dark Green sleeves, Dark Green and Emerald Green quartered cap Raya Star (IRE) 21
Distance Winner
5 10-1 A King Wayne Hutchinson 134 12/113.00
14 1741-3 LIGHT BLUE, BROWN Cross of Lorraine, striped sleeves, EMERALD GREEN cap Act Of Kalanisi (IRE) 42
Course WinnerDistance Winner
5 10-1 Dr R D P Newland Brendan Powell (7) 134 14/115.00
15 411F0-9 DARK BLUE, WHITE disc, DARK BLUE sleeves, WHITE spots, WHITE cap Ciceron (IRE) 29
Distance Winner
5 10-0 Miss V Williams L Treadwell 132 50/151.00
16 13-3U4 Maroon, Light Blue and Brown hooped sleeves, quartered cap Rigidity 28
Distance Winner
4 10-0 Tim Vaughan Mr R J Kirk (5) 132 40/141.00
Non runners
1755-3216First Avenue610-0Mrs L J MonganC Bolger123

Verdict

Prospect Wells has impressed in novice company this season and doesn't look overburdened in his first handicap. He should go close if overcoming his lack of experience but is very short in the betting for what he's achieved and we prefer GIBB RIVER. He was just behind Via Galilei in a Listed handicap at Sandown earlier this month but that was his first appearance since finishing down the field in the Supreme Novices' Hurdle at Cheltenham in March and today's good to soft ground is ideal. Four-year-olds have a very poor record in this race so we're giving Brampour, Sailors Warn and Abergavenny a wide berth but progressive Haydock winner Desert Cry could be interesting and there's a chance that the handicapper has underestimated Act Of Kalanisi, who didn't run badly in the Elite Hurdle at Wincanton and hails from a yard in decent form. Alarazi beat Via Galilei in a valuable handicap in the spring but his recent Newbury fifth suggests he's in the assessor's grip now.