Ascot

  • 14:40 Weatherbys Private Banking Handicap 1m

  • Winner £28,012 2nd £8,388 3rd £4,194 4th £2,097
  • Going: Good to Soft (Good in places, Good on Straight Course)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 39.72s
  • Off time: 14:43:06
14:40 Ascot Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Mange All 10/1
2nd American Hope (USA) 11/2
3rd Moohaarib (IRE) 11/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (5) 1-22346 White and red stripes, royal blue sleeves, white stars, royal blue cap, white stars American Hope (USA) 37
3 9-7 M Murphy S W Kelly 99 11/26.50
2 (7) 1-101 Pink, royal blue braces Glorious Empire (IRE) 15
Distance Winner
3 9-5 Ed Walker G Baker 97 11/26.50
3 (3) 121312 Yellow, Red chevrons, Red sleeves, Yellow diamonds, Black cap Sir Guy Porteous (IRE) 16
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
3 9-2 M Johnston J Fanning 94 16/117.00
4 (10) 3611 Yellow, royal blue chevron, royal blue cap Moohaarib (IRE) 29
Distance Winner
3 9-1 M Botti Martin Harley 93 11/26.50
5 (2) 1-5311 Royal blue Billingsgate (IRE) 10
Distance Winner
3 9-0 C Appleby W Buick 92 8/19.00
6 (9) 71-312 Red, black seams, white sleeves, black armlets, black cap You're Fired (IRE) 14
Beaten Favourite
3 8-11 K R Burke Jim Crowley 89 9/25.50
7 (1) 41-421 Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Kafeel (USA) 26
Distance Winner
3 8-9 R Varian P Hanagan 87 8/19.00
8 (8) 422121 Royal Blue, Cerise spots and sleeves, quartered cap Baltic Brave (IRE) 8
3 8-9 t H Morrison R Hughes 87 10/111.00
9 (6) 3-315 White, Red braces, Black cap Mange All 16
Distance Winner
3 8-8 W J Haggas Liam Jones 86 10/111.00
10 (4) 22321 Dark Blue, Red chevron and sleeves Between Wickets 28
Distance Winner
3 8-4 M P Tregoning M Dwyer 82 25/126.00
11 (11) 422215 Red, emerald green stars, sleeves and star on cap Voyageofdiscovery (USA) 15
Distance Winner
3 8-4 C G Cox J Quinn 82 25/126.00

Verdict

Glorious Empire suffered his only defeat so far at this track which is a bit of a worry. He's been raised 7lb for winning at Newmarket and MOOHAARIB is 8lb higher after scoring at Doncaster. The latter didn't win by far but it was five lengths back to the third and Marco Botti's colt gets a tentative vote in a highly competitive race. Others to consider include the progressive Billingsgate and easy Ffos Las winner Kafeel. Hughie Morrison has won this before so Baltic Brave could go well while You're Fired stayed the mile trip well enough when narrowly beaten at Haydock in similar company.