Ascot

  • 17:35 Queen Alexandra Stakes 2m 5f 159y

  • Winner £37,350 2nd £11,184 3rd £5,592 4th £2,796
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 49.82s
  • Off time: 17:36:17
17:35 Ascot Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Pique Sous (FR) 11/4
2nd El Salvador (IRE) 10/1
3rd Brass Ring 6/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (5) 421-005 Royal blue Statutory (IRE) 21
4 9-3 Saeed bin Suroor K Fallon 100 5/16.00
2 (12) 721-256 LIGHT GREEN, yellow star, dark green sleeves, yellow cap Dark Ranger 16
8 9-2 T J Pitt Oisin Murphy 82 50/151.00
3 (1) 38837/9 Emerald Green, Royal Blue star and star on cap Dollar Bill 11
5 9-2 v1 N J Gifford S Hitchcott 65 66/167.00
4 (3) 2P-1289 Orange, Royal Blue hoop and armlets, Check cap El Salvador (IRE) 13
5 9-2 A P O'Brien J P O'Brien 105 10/111.00
5 (16) 5449-56 Black, red braces, red cap First Avenue 14
9 9-2 Mrs L J Mongan A Quinn 77 33/134.00
7 (13) 441086/ Emerald Green, Orange hoops, checked sleeves, quartered cap Petara Bay (IRE) 585
10 9-2 Mrs S Leech Saleem Golam 95 66/167.00
8 (15) 1321-5 Royal blue, light blue star, white sleeves, royal blue stars, white cap, royal blue star Pique Sous (FR) 27
7 9-2 t W P Mullins R L Moore 96 11/43.75
9 (11) 31S/5-70 Light Blue, White chevrons, Light Blue sleeves and cap Romeo Montague 21
Course Winner
6 9-2 E A L Dunlop G Baker 83 33/134.00
11 (6) 1218-35 WHITE, RED seams, RED and WHITE quartered cap Tiger Cliff (IRE) 23
5 9-2 A King T P Queally 112 5/23.50
13 (2) 193-668 Lime Green, Royal Blue epaulets and cap Argent Knight 28
4 9-0 v W Jarvis L Dettori 86 50/151.00
14 (17) 511-155 Green, pink sash and cap, white sleeves Brass Ring 35
4 9-0 h J H M Gosden James Doyle 103 6/17.00
15 (8) 684-341 White, maroon spots on sleeves Number One London (IRE) 13
4 9-0 p B J Meehan W Buick 80 25/126.00
16 (9) 814- Pink, Royal Blue cap Royal Irish Hussar (IRE) 49
4 9-0 p N J Henderson J P Spencer 98 11/112.00
Non runners
6 (7)5343-24Mubaraza (IRE)59-2E A L DunlopP Hanagan98
10 (14)1057-83Swinging Hawk (GER)89-2Ian WilliamsGeorge Downing76
12 (10)7112/13Whiplash Willie69-2A M BaldingJ Fortune108
17 (4)1/650-53Petaluma58-11M R ChannonWilliam Twiston-Davies67

Verdict

Leading jumps trainer Alan King loves to take on the Flat boys at their own game and his TIGER CLIFF has the form and stamina to take the traditional finale. Second in last year's Ascot Stakes over 2m4f, the five-year-old went on to win the Ebor at York and his two runs this season have been in pattern company. Fellow NH stalwarts Willie Mullins and Nicky Henderson will be hopeful of good runs from Pique Sous and Royal Irish Hussar respectively while Whiplash Willie made an impressive return from injury at Salisbury before finishing third in a Group 3 at Sandown, ahead of the selection. But the placings are expected to be reversed over this much longer trip. Mubaraza stays well but Statutory and El Salvador have been out of sorts lately and this may prove a bit too far for Brass Ring.