Ascot

  • 15:40 Totesport International Heritage Handicap7f

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 26.74s
  • Off time: 15:50:08
15:40 Ascot Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Laa Rayb (USA) 18/1
2nd Dhaular Dhar (IRE) 25/1
3rd Giganticus (USA) 14/1
4th Excusez Moi (USA) 50/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
2 (27) 3-6U165 YELLOW, BLACK epaulets Laa Rayb (USA) 36
Distance Winner
4 9-7 M Johnston R Ffrench 104 18/119.00
3 (10) 084690 ROYAL BLUE, PINK chevrons, ROYAL BLUE cap Capricorn Run (USA) 8
Distance Winner
5 9-6 p A J McCabe James Doyle 100 66/167.00
4 (13) 1311-53 Yellow, Royal Blue epaulets King's Apostle (IRE) 35
Distance Winner
4 9-5 W J Haggas Liam Jones 102 8/19.00
5 (29) 41325-1 White, Navy Blue cap, White spots Hitchens (IRE) 28
3 9-3 G L Moore R L Moore 107 10/111.00
6 (8) 4240-30 Red, White sash, Royal Blue cap Artimino 15
Distance Winner
4 9-3 J R Fanshawe Johnny Murtagh 99 16/117.00
7 (3) 058120 LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets Dhaular Dhar (IRE) 15
Distance Winner
6 9-2 J S Goldie D Tudhope 99 25/126.00
8 (12) 930109 Pink, Black braces and sleeves Plum Pudding (IRE) 30
Distance Winner
5 9-1 p R Hannon R Hughes 98 50/151.00
10 (9) 13-4310 Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Zaahid (IRE) 15
Beaten FavouriteCourse and Distance WinnerDistance Winner
4 9-1 B W Hills P Robinson 98 12/113.00
11 (2) 00-0505 Emerald Green, Red stars, Emerald Green sleeves Giganticus (USA) 15
Distance Winner
5 9-0 B W Hills Michael Hills 97 14/115.00
12 (7) 140896 Dark green, white cap Excusez Moi (USA) 7
Distance Winner
6 9-0 C E Brittain N Callan 99 50/151.00
13 (1) 870-924 Black and White check, Black sleeves, Pink cap Mastership (IRE) 15
4 8-12 J J Quinn R Winston 96 10/111.00
14 (15) 1-11 Royal blue, white epaulets, black cap Musaalem (USA) 41
Distance Winner
4 8-11 W J Haggas M Dwyer 94 13/27.50
15 (28) 324-403 Cerise, White stars, Cerise sleeves, Cerise cap, White star Presumptive (IRE) 36
Distance Winner
8 8-11 R Charlton David Probert (5) 94 33/134.00
16 (16) 8-54191 Orange, Red striped sleeves Masai Moon 36
Distance Winner
4 8-9 B R Millman C Catlin 92 50/151.00
17 (4) 041-101 Light blue, dark blue armlets, dark blue cap Redford (IRE) 28
Distance Winner
3 8-9 M L W Bell J P Spencer 99 13/27.50
19 (5) 30/30-50 Yellow, Black Cross of Lorraine, diabolo on sleeves, Black cap Dream Theme 62
Distance Winner
5 8-7 D Nicholls S De Sousa 90 50/151.00
20 (21) 128046 Red, Beige seams, Red sleeves and cap Mujood 17
Distance Winner
5 8-7 b Eve Johnson Houghton W Buick 90 100/1101.00
21 (20) 483236 Black and Pink diamonds, striped sleeves, Black cap Vainglory (USA) 14
4 8-7 D M Simcock R Kingscote 89 50/151.00
22 (23) 390-853 ETON BLUE Jedburgh 36
Distance Winner
7 8-6 b J L Dunlop Hayley Turner 89 25/126.00
23 (11) 112 DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond Underworld 35
Distance Winner
3 8-5 M Johnston Adrian Nicholls 95 25/126.00
24 (18) 2112-30 White, Black hollow box, Black cap Big Noise 49
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
4 8-4 Dr J D Scargill R Thomas 87 50/151.00
25 (19) 00-0064 Dark Green, Royal Blue diamond South Cape 15
Distance Winner
5 8-4 M R Channon T P O'Shea 86 33/134.00
26 (24) 002106 Black, Light Green hoops, White cap Gallantry 11
Distance Winner
6 8-2 P Howling Billy Cray (7) 85 66/167.00
27 (17) 411398 Black, Red sleeves, White stars Slugger O'Toole 15
Distance Winner
3 8-0 B W Hills F Norton 89 33/134.00
28 (6) 211100 DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond Thebes 17
Distance Winner
3 7-12 M Johnston N Mackay 86 33/134.00
Non runners
1 (22)877812Lovelace49-8M JohnstonJ Fortune112
9 (25)730-203Burnwynd Boy39-1Miss L A PerrattO Peslier105
18 (14)1131-19Russki (IRE)48-9D M SimcockS J Drowne92
29 (26)3-2211Carniolan37-12W R Swinburn92

Verdict

It will take a big effort to win this, but LOVELACE is a tough and reliable performer and can be fancied to go hell-for-leather despite being burdened with top weight. Redford, Musaalem and King's Apostle are others to bear in mind, while Hitchens certainly makes appeal as an each-way option and cannot be discounted. The last-named does face a stiff test for a three-year-old on these terms though. King's Apostle ran a gallant race to be third in the Wokingham last time out and still appears to have plenty to offer. A draw near the centre will help him track whichever side sets the pace and the son of King's Best represents good value at the likely odds. Musaalem (a stablemate of King's Apostle) is unbeaten in three starts and is open to any amount of improvement. Still, this is a very tough ask for one so inexperienced and he needs a bit of luck on his side. Redford has been a popular choice in the build-up to this race and will be bidding to atone for a puzzling effort from his last visit to Ascot. Still, he proved his wellbeing by winning at Newcastle 28 days ago and will be a big threat if he is in the same frame of mind. However, Lovelace has the typical profile of a Mark Johnston-trained battler and, even though he has to carry 3lb extra for his exertions this season, the Royal Applause colt is sure to make this a very stern test today.