Ascot

  • 16:25 Royal Hunt Cup 1m

  • Winner £77,812 2nd £23,300 3rd £11,650 4th £5,825
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 38.24s
  • Off time: 16:27:40
16:25 Ascot Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Prince Of Johanne (IRE) 16/1
2nd Excellent Guest 33/1
3rd Don't Call Me (IRE) 50/1
4th Field Of Dream 66/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (10) 32202-2 Royal blue Invisible Man 14
Beaten FavouriteDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 9-10 b Saeed bin Suroor L Dettori 107 20/121.00
2 (22) 1701-44 Mauve and pink check, white sleeves, pink cap King Torus (IRE) 37
Distance Winner
4 9-10 R Hannon M Dwyer 107 50/151.00
3 (24) 82433/5 Grey, Pink epaulets, quartered cap Fair Trade 81
Distance Winner
5 9-9 H Morrison D Holland 106 33/134.00
4 (1) 3701-23 Red, Emerald Green triple diamond, armlets and diamond on cap Cai Shen (IRE) 39
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
4 9-8 R Hannon R Hughes 105 12/113.00
5 (20) 00011-4 Red, black inverted triangle, black sleeves, red armlets, quartered cap Edinburgh Knight (IRE) 81
Course WinnerDistance Winner
5 9-8 P W D'Arcy Jim Crowley 105 12/113.00
6 (12) 7/1162-1 Black, White sleeves, Red cap, Black star Rock Critic (IRE) 48
Distance Winner
7 9-6 D K Weld P J Smullen 103 25/126.00
7 (6) 1001-26 Light Blue, Dark Blue sleeves, White cap, Dark Blue hoop Bonnie Brae 27
5 9-3 D R C Elsworth R L Moore 100 20/121.00
8 (33) 12541-2 Grey, yellow cross of lorraine Prince Of Johanne (IRE) 34
Distance Winner
6 9-3 p T P Tate J P Fahy 100 16/117.00
9 (32) 42-2682 White, light blue cap Belgian Bill 102
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
4 9-2 t George Baker K Fallon 99 10/111.00
10 (14) 167-274 Royal blue, white cap Bridgefield (USA) 34
Distance Winner
4 9-2 M Al Zarooni M Barzalona 99 16/117.00
11 (26) 610-680 Royal Blue, Red cap Man Of Action (USA) 81
Distance Winner
5 9-2 v Saeed bin Suroor S De Sousa 99 25/126.00
12 (3) 2/11151- Dark Green, Yellow star, Yellow and Dark Green halved sleeves, Dark Green cap, Yellow stars Boom And Bust (IRE) 327
Distance Winner
5 9-2 M P Tregoning Hayley Turner 99 16/117.00
13 (5) 60-7116 Light Blue and Yellow (quartered), Light Blue sleeves, Yellow armlets Justonefortheroad 34
Distance Winner
6 9-2 R A Fahey S B Kelly (5) 99 40/141.00
14 (23) 000-144 Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars and stars on cap Brae Hill (IRE) 25
Distance Winner
6 9-2 R A Fahey T Hamilton 99 33/134.00
15 (8) 235-120 Royal blue, emerald green chevron and sleeves, white cap, emerald green spots Mull Of Killough (IRE) 60
Distance Winner
6 9-2 Jane Chapple-Hyam S W Kelly 99 20/121.00
16 (7) 22621-2 Red, White sash, Royal Blue cap Dimension 39
Beaten FavouriteCourse WinnerDistance Winner
4 9-1 J R Fanshawe Johnny Murtagh 98 9/25.50
17 (13) 033-600 Maroon, maroon and grey check sleeves and cap Field Of Dream 19
5 9-0 b J A Osborne J P Spencer 97 66/167.00
18 (30) 8-90003 Pink, Emerald Green epaulets and armlets, hooped cap Mabait 25
Distance Winner
6 8-13 D M Simcock Martin Lane 96 16/117.00
19 (25) P6644-7 Black and Orange (halved), Orange sleeves, Black armlets, Black and Orange check cap Trade Storm 34
4 8-13 D M Simcock W Buick 96 16/117.00
20 (11) 1361-20 RED, WHITE sleeves, BLUE and WHITE striped cap Boogie Shoes 19
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
4 8-13 h R Varian N Callan 96 25/126.00
21 (16) 21102-8 Emerald Green, Red hoops, quartered cap Common Touch (IRE) 34
4 8-12 R A Fahey P Hanagan 95 33/134.00
22 (19) 1104-85 White, dark blue seams, hooped sleeves and cap Albaqaa 37
Distance Winner
7 8-12 P J O'gorman Harry Bentley (3) 95 66/167.00
23 (18) 10220-0 White, Royal Blue hoop, diabolo on sleeves, Royal Blue cap Excellent Guest 39
Course Winner
5 8-11 G G Margarson T P Queally 94 33/134.00
24 (29) 1123-80 Orange, White diamond, hooped sleeves, striped cap Stevie Thunder 46
Distance Winner
7 8-10 Ian Williams R Clark (3) 93 50/151.00
25 (2) 00/9-244 White, Red disc, striped sleeves and cap King's Trail (JPN) 81
10 8-10 T Kodama S Foley 93 100/1101.00
26 (17) 7500-41 Dark Blue, White cross belts, Yellow sleeves and cap Captain Bertie (IRE) 60
Distance Winner
4 8-10 C Hills William Carson 93 12/113.00
27 (9) 61331-1 Yellow, dark blue spots on sleeves Arabian Star (IRE) 33
Distance Winner
4 8-9 A M Balding David Probert 92 16/117.00
28 (15) 10024-0 Dark Green and Light Green diamonds, Yellow sleeves, Yellow cap, Dark Green star Golden Desert (IRE) 23
Course Winner
8 8-9 S Dow L Morris 92 100/1101.00
29 (28) 0-06310 Orange, dark blue stripe, hooped sleeves, quartered cap Capaill Liath (IRE) 19
Course WinnerDistance Winner
4 8-9 p K A Ryan Amy Ryan 92 33/134.00
30 (21) 91-0060 Black, white seams, white sleeves, black armlets, black cap Don't Call Me (IRE) 19
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 8-8 t D Nicholls S Hitchcott 91 50/151.00

Verdict

Invisible Man won this in 2010 and was third a year ago so expect another big run despite his huge weight. Last year's first three were all drawn in the 20's and the nearest single-figure drawn was 12th so in the season's toughest handicap we'll stick with those drawn near the stand's rail. Last year's Cambridgeshire winner Prince Of Johanne is 9lb higher here but reappeared with a tremendous run in the Listed Hambleton Handicap at York and if the ground dries out he could be the one to beat. Belgian Bill, who is drawn next to him, is a cracking handicapper on his day and was narrowly beaten in the Britannia Handicap at the meeting a year ago and has to be of interest under Kieren Fallon. Lincoln winner Brae Hill has a good spot and his two subsequent defeats have been over 7f but runner-up Mull Of Killough is drawn low and overlooked. EDINBURGH KNIGHT, who is drawn 20, won a handicap over 7f here in October then a Listed contest at Kempton. He reappeared with a fine effort when fourth in the Lincoln and Paul D'Arcy will have him right for this and he gets the nod. It's just possible that the pace of the race will come on the far side in which case Dimension and Arabian Star are respected while Marcus Tregoning will have the very progressive Boom And Bust ready despite a long absence.