Ascot

  • 17:20 SIS Live Handicap5f

  • Winner £28,012 2nd £8,388 3rd £4,194 4th £2,097
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 0m 59.71s
  • Off time: 17:22:43
17:20 Ascot Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Barnet Fair 10/1
2nd Steps (IRE) 7/1
3rd Lupo D'Oro (IRE) 25/1
4th Ahtoug 12/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
2 (6) 5-40670 Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars and stars on cap Face The Problem (IRE) 15
Distance Winner
5 9-9 J A Osborne James Doyle 99 14/115.00
3 (2) 06-3006 Red, Black star, White sleeves and cap Judge 'n Jury 29
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 9-8 t R Harris Thomas Brown (3) 98 12/113.00
4 (3) 9/253-65 Royal blue Ahtoug 15
Distance Winner
5 9-6 C Appleby M Barzalona 96 12/113.00
5 (19) 8-51438 ROYAL BLUE, WHITE Cross of Lorraine and armlets, check cap Steps (IRE) 15
Distance Winner
5 9-6 b R Varian Dane O'Neill 96 7/18.00
6 (1) 600-803 Olive green, white hooped sleeves, quartered cap Zero Money (IRE) 15
Distance Winner
7 9-6 b H Palmer Noel Garbutt (7) 96 12/113.00
9 (17) 132-044 Dark Blue, Red epaulets, White cap Long Awaited (IRE) 15
Distance Winner
5 9-4 b T D Barron S W Kelly 94 7/18.00
10 (21) 070007 Red, White diamond, diabolo on sleeves, White cap, Red diamonds Cheviot (USA) 16
Distance Winner
7 9-3 p I Semple L Dettori 93 12/113.00
11 (7) 0-05050 Red, Grey sleeves, Red and Grey hooped cap Taajub (IRE) 15
Beaten FavouriteDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 9-3 P Crate S Sanders 93 8/19.00
12 (9) 143-670 Purple, Light Blue chevron, Light Blue cap Swan Song 51
4 9-3 A M Balding David Probert 93 20/121.00
13 (16) 093029 Orange, Dark Green disc Joe Packet 15
Course WinnerDistance Winner
6 9-2 J G Portman Jim Crowley 92 8/19.00
14 (5) 806308 Yellow, purple chevron, halved sleeves, purple and yellow hooped cap Barnet Fair 9
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-0 R C Guest Connor Beasley (5) 90 10/111.00
15 (12) 663851 Light Green, Orange stars, Orange cap Another Wise Kid (IRE) 9
Distance Winner
5 9-0 P T Midgley M Fenton 90 20/121.00
16 (20) 7644/00 Emerald Green, White hoop, striped sleeves, Black cap Evens And Odds (IRE) 29
Distance Winner
9 8-13 Peter Grayson S O'Hara (5) 89 50/151.00
17 (22) 01-6131 Yellow, Royal Blue stars, Yellow sleeves, Yellow cap, Royal Blue star Blanc De Chine (IRE) 20
Distance Winner
4 8-13 P J Makin J Fortune 89 12/113.00
19 (10) 1-54310 Red, black epaulets, black and red hooped sleeves Lupo D'Oro (IRE) 23
Distance Winner
4 8-9 J R Best S J Drowne 85 25/126.00
20 (11) 778410 DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond Storm Moon (USA) 9
Distance Winner
3 8-9 M Johnston J Fanning 89 20/121.00
21 (4) 539143 Red, Grey sleeves, Red and Grey hooped cap Sandfrankskipsgo 3
Distance Winner
4 8-6 P Crate J Quinn 82 25/126.00
22 (18) 3-32614 Dark Green, Brown epaulets Rebecca Romero 17
Distance Winner
6 8-6 D J Coakley J P Fahy 82 25/126.00
Non runners
1 (8)11-5711Dutch Masterpiece39-10G L MooreR L Moore104
7 (14)17142-5Jamaican Bolt (IRE)59-5G R OldroydWilliam Twiston-Davies95
8 (13)764015Forest Edge (IRE)49-5P D EvansE J Walsh95
18 (15)0-86717Burning Thread (IRE)68-9T J EtheringtonAdam Beschizza85

Verdict

Taajub hasn't won since landing last year's renewal but has slipped back down the weights of late while the veteran Judge 'n Jury won this back in 2009 and is still capable at this level. Zero Money finished third over track and trip last time with a handful of these behind including Ahtoug. The latter will have come on for the run and may reverse running but top weight DUTCH MASTERPIECE is worth sticking with in this closing event. He bids for a hat trick after winning a shade cosily at Newmarket and last season's winning partner Ryan Moore renews acquaintance.