Ascot

  • 15:50 Abu Dhabi International Heritage Handicap7f

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places on the straight course.
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 26.86s
  • Off time: 15:57:46
15:50 Ascot Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Al Muheer (IRE) 40/1
2nd Secret Society 5/1
3rd Redford (IRE) 10/1
4th Genki (IRE) 20/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (7) 311447 Yellow, Blue chevron, Yellow sleeves, Blue cap Diana's Choice (SAF) 15
5 9-7 t1 M F De Kock P Cosgrave 110 661/1067.10
2 (14) 333202 White, large Royal Blue spots and sleeves, striped cap Dohasa (IRE) 44
Beaten Favourite
4 9-6 G M Lyons K Latham 109 18/119.00
3 (1) 649912 WHITE, large royal blue spots & sleeves, orange cap Leandros (FR) 16
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
4 9-2 p1 G M Lyons E J McNamara (5) 105 40/141.00
4 (3) 6659-30 Black, orange striped sleeves and cap Stubbs Art (IRE) 142
4 9-2 bt M F De Kock K Shea 105 20/121.00
5 (2) 950-555 Royal Blue, Red epaulets, striped cap Racer Forever (USA) 15
Distance Winner
6 9-1 b J H M Gosden J Fortune 104 14/115.00
6 (11) 164-436 Light blue, dark blue armlets, dark blue cap Redford (IRE) 15
Distance Winner
4 8-11 M L W Bell R Hughes 100 10/111.00
7 (8) 21-1152 Yellow, White spots Taqdeyr 21
Distance Winner
4 8-10 M A Jarvis P Robinson 99 12/113.00
8 (20) 375520 White, Red sash, Red and White striped cap Al Muheer (IRE) 15
Distance Winner
4 8-10 b C E Brittain S Sanders 99 40/141.00
9 (17) 1/3221-1 Red, Yellow inverted triangle, halved sleeves, Yellow cap Roaring Forte (IRE) 64
Distance Winner
4 8-10 W J Haggas R L Moore 99 9/25.50
10 (18) 049-300 LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets Dhaular Dhar (IRE) 15
Distance Winner
7 8-9 J S Goldie D Tudhope 98 40/141.00
11 (12) 580410 Emerald Green, Red stars, Emerald Green sleeves Giganticus (USA) 15
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 8-9 B W Hills E Ahern 98 25/126.00
12 (15) 21/12 Emerald Green and Royal Blue (halved horizontally) Blue sleeves, Emerald Green cap Captain Brilliance (USA) 15
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
4 8-9 J Noseda Johnny Murtagh 98 9/25.50
13 (22) 1/48-502 Purple, Grey seams and sleeves, Purple and Grey check cap Genki (IRE) 28
Course Winner
5 8-7 R Charlton S J Drowne 96 20/121.00
14 (4) 245499 Black, large Light Green spots, Light Green cap Orpsie Boy (IRE) 15
Course Winner
6 8-7 N P Littmoden Kirsty Milczarek 96 50/151.00
15 (5) 392-417 Red, White diamond, White sleeves, Red spots Signor Peltro 15
Distance Winner
6 8-7 H Candy Dane O'Neill 96 20/121.00
16 (13) 51-0240 Light Blue and Yellow check, Red sleeves and cap Nanton (USA) 14
7 8-5 J S Goldie M Dwyer 94 33/134.00
17 (19) 9-12391 Orange, Light Green and White hooped sleeves, White cap, Orange star Horatio Carter 28
Distance Winner
4 8-4 K A Ryan A Munro 93 25/126.00
18 (10) 324518 Dark green, red chevrons on sleeves, red cap, dark green diamond Thebes 8 (ex3)
Distance Winner
4 8-4 M Johnston G Fairley 93 33/134.00
19 (16) 2-14121 Red, White epaulets, halved sleeves Secret Society 14 (ex3)
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
3 8-3 M L W Bell Hayley Turner 99 5/16.00
20 (6) 61-1022 DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond Crackdown (IRE) 15
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
3 8-1 M Johnston R Ffrench 97 9/110.00
21 (21) 851150 Pink, Black epaulets, Pink sleeves, Black stars, Black cap Esoterica (IRE) 14
Distance Winner
6 7-13 v J S Goldie N Mackay 88 100/1101.00
Non runners
22 (9)2267-61Jeninsky (USA)47-12Rae GuestDavid Probert84

Verdict

Captain Brilliance has sound claims but will be a short enough price given the nature of the race so we'll look elsewhere. Roaring Forte will also be well supported but this could be the day that the frustrating REDFORD steals the scene. We'll start by dismissing promising three year-olds Crackdown and Secret Society as only New Seeker of the younger generation has managed to claim this prize in the last ten years and I'm not convinced that either are in that class. Captain Brilliance was touted as being a Group horse in a handicap and we've already seen what Noseda can do with one of those if we hark back to last month and the performance of Forgotten Voice. He's 3lbs well in and may get a stronger pace than he did in the Bunbury Cup which will suit. Roaring Forte has long been held in high regard and looks set to be amongst the pacesetters if his usual tactics are employed. He missed his opportunity in the Hunt Cup for which he was a leading fancy and connections will be keen on gaining compensation. He's feared but priced accordingly and this is the first time that he's raced in a field of more than ten runners so represents little value. Racer Forever is capable of running a big race as is Giganticus who isn't handicapped out of this but will need to run up to his very best. Taqdeyr will appreciate the step up in trip but the yard hasn't had one of their better seasons whilst Al Muheer just doesn't convert enough of his chances. Dhaular Dhar, Genki and Orpsie Boy are three more chances but we'll go against the grain and side with Redford as long as he's a suitable price. It's easy to forget how good his record is given that he's been something of a talking horse but he's run a series of sound races in some of the top handicaps. He may not have enjoyed the success that connections dreamed of but he was third in the Buckingham Palace for Richard Hughes and followed that with a sound run in the Bunbury Cup. He hasn't always delivered as much as expected in the finish and would appreciate a heavy shower or two but was beaten under 3 lengths in last year's renewal from a pound lower mark and Redford is worth an each-way interest.