Ascot

  • 17:00 Duke Of Edinburgh Handicap1m 4f

  • Winner £31,155 2nd £9,330 3rd £4,665 4th £2,335
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 40.03s
  • Off time: 17:01:22
17:00 Ascot Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Fox Hunt (IRE) 12/1
2nd Blissful Moment (USA) 11/1
3rd Averroes (IRE) 11/1
4th Rock A Doodle Doo (IRE) 8/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
2 (9) 3276-30 White, Dark Blue armlets and cap Prompter 15
4 9-10 M L W Bell R Hughes 101 22/123.00
3 (11) 50-1601 dark green, yellow cap Jutland 7
4 9-9 M Johnston J Fanning 100 40/141.00
4 (13) 12-1 Pale Blue, White and Yellow check cap Modun (IRE) 63
4 9-8 Sir Michael Stoute R L Moore 99 10/34.33
6 (21) 221641 DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond Fox Hunt (IRE) 14
Distance Winner
4 9-8 v M Johnston S De Sousa 99 12/113.00
7 (2) 242644 LIGHT GREEN, BLACK hoops, sleeves and cap Halicarnassus (IRE) 19
Distance Winner
7 9-7 M R Channon J H Bowman 98 40/141.00
8 (3) 44212-2 Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Sharaayeen 48
Beaten Favourite
4 9-7 B W Hills R Hills 98 8/19.00
10 (15) 3226-21 Light blue, pink star, dark blue sleeves, pink cap, dark blue stars Rock A Doodle Doo (IRE) 42
Course and Distance Winner
4 9-6 W Jarvis O Peslier 97 8/19.00
11 (18) 0/311-0 Royal blue, white epaulets, black cap Awsaal 36
Distance Winner
4 9-5 J L Dunlop E Ahern 96 20/121.00
12 (10) 4/3171-2 Royal Blue, Yellow chevron, Yellow cap, Royal Blue spots Blissful Moment (USA) 42
Distance Winner
4 9-5 Sir Michael Stoute K Fallon 96 11/112.00
13 (5) 2/3157-7 Royal Blue, White striped sleeves, White cap Very Good Day (FR) 49
Distance Winner
4 9-4 v1 M R Channon S Hitchcott 95 33/134.00
14 (22) 0/116-8 Royal blue, white epaulets, pink cap Taqleed (IRE) 38
Beaten Favourite
4 9-3 J H M Gosden J Fortune 94 7/18.00
15 (8) 8432-62 RED, BLACK stars, RED sleeves Averroes (IRE) 36
4 9-3 C G Cox A Kirby 94 11/112.00
16 (19) 3327-73 DARK BLUE and WHITE check, DARK BLUE sleeves, EMERALD GREEN cap Ile De Re (FR) 26
5 9-2 F Head Jim Crowley 93 20/121.00
18 (14) 3615-34 RED, WHITE sleeves, BLUE and WHITE striped cap Life And Soul (IRE) 14
Course and Distance Winner
4 9-2 Mrs A J Perrett Johnny Murtagh 93 11/112.00
20 (1) 123-2 Red, Dark Green cross belts, White sleeves and cap Heddwyn (IRE) 17
4 9-2 M P Tregoning G Baker 93 14/115.00
21 (6) 00/14-97 Emerald Green, Pink seams, sleeves and star on cap Coin of The Realm (IRE) 14
Distance Winner
6 9-0 G L Moore T P Queally 91 28/129.00
Non runners
1 (4)4154-89Salute Him (IRE)89-11A J MartinNon Runner102
5 (16)24652-0Chock A Block (IRE)59-8Saeed bin SuroorM Barzalona99
9 (12)8370-20Albaqaa69-7P J O'gormanT E Durcan98
17 (7)21339-5Western Pearl49-2W J KnightNon Runner93
19 (20)1/35-180Nice Style (IRE)69-2J GaskN Callan93

Verdict

MODUN has an entry in the Irish St Leger and looked every inch a future Group horse in the making when registering an easy win in a handicap at Newbury on his return to action. He beat a subsequent winner by four lengths on that occasion and, if handling the likely soft conditions over this longer trip, Sir Michael Stoute's charge can take this on his way to better things. Stablemate Blissful Moment is not without a chance and could reverse recent form on better terms with Rock A Doodle Doo, while the progressive Sharaayeen, who will appreciate any give underfoot, will have come on for last month's reappearance at Newmarket. Taqleed is better than his recent comeback at York suggests and Heddwyn can do better on only his fifth start.