• 15:15 Emirates Nbd Cup Heritage Handicap 1m

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


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 40.59s
  • Off time: 15:17:05
15:15 Ascot Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Sri Putra 12/1
2nd Peking Prince 4/1
3rd Espiritu (FR) 7/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (5) 1188-45 Yellow, black sash, white sleeves, black and white quartered cap Sri Putra 76
3 9-7 M A Jarvis P Robinson 105 12/113.00
2 (8) 173 Emerald Green, Black chevrons on sleeves Loch Linnhe (USA) 16
Distance Winner
3 9-4 J H M Gosden J Fortune 102 13/27.50
3 (1) 4-52140 Mauve and pink check, white sleeves, pink cap Espiritu (FR) 14
Beaten Favourite
3 8-13 v J Noseda Johnny Murtagh 97 7/18.00
4 (11) 21-110 Royal Blue, Yellow chevron, Yellow cap, Royal Blue spots Desert Creek (IRE) 37
Distance Winner
3 8-13 Sir Michael Stoute R L Moore 97 3/14.00
5 (9) 027-570 Orange, black triple diamond, black cap, orange diamonds Weald Park (USA) 70
3 8-11 R Hannon R Hughes 95 16/117.00
6 (10) 51-5501 Royal Blue and Yellow diabolo, hooped sleeves, Yellow cap Tudor Key (IRE) 10
Distance Winner
3 8-7 Mrs A J Perrett Jim Crowley 91 14/115.00
7 (4) 12-7092 Purple, Yellow chevrons, Yellow sleeves, Purple armlets, Purple and Yellow check cap Fullback (IRE) 85
3 8-6 J S Moore L Morris 90 28/129.00
8 (7) 3-41231 Royal Blue, White striped sleeves, White cap Pride of Kings 23
Distance Winner
3 8-2 M Johnston R Ffrench 86 6/17.00
9 (6) 5-71792 Orange, Royal Blue epaulets, Dark Blue cap Johnmanderville 25
Distance Winner
3 7-12 K R Burke A McCarthy 80 28/129.00
10 (2) 1-84513 Black, Gold Cross and stripe on cap Peking Prince 35
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
3 7-12 v1 A M Balding David Probert (3) 79 4/15.00
11 (3) 151347 Grey, Pink epaulets, quartered cap Roar of Applause 14
Distance Winner
3 7-12 b1 B J Meehan N Mackay 79 20/121.00


DESERT CREEK is fancied to get his career back on track at the main expense of Peking Prince and Fullback. The selection promised to be one of the most exciting handicappers of the season when following up his Windsor success with a resounding victory of the Haydock Silver Bowl in the mud. His eclipse at the Royal meeting needs to be forgiven but that clearly wasn't his running and he's worth another chance in this company. Pride Of Kings battled on really well to repel the challenge of Flipando at Haydock and it's never easy to ascertain when the Johnston handicappers have reached the peak of their ability but he needs to pull out more again in this contest. Espiritu went close in the Brittania when Desert Creek flopped but he, too, flopped at this track last time. That's a concern given that he'd shown the odd wayward tendency in the past but he may be worth chancing at a price. Loch Linnhe ran a solid race in a conditions race and is clearly deemed better than a handicapper having run in the Jersey on his second start but his ambitious campaign has left him on a lofty mark and he faces no easy task. Similar remarks apply to Sri Putra whose last three runs have been in Pattern company and there may be more mileage in siding with Weald Park, Peking Prince, Fullback or Roar Of Applause. The latter needs to pull out a little more for the headgear and the former to recapture his form but Fullback comes here on the back of a seasonal best and Peking Prince is getting better with every run and could be sharpened up by a visor. We are, however, going to stay loyal to Desert Creek.