Ascot

  • 14:00 Injured Jockeys Fund 50th Anniversary Celebration Conditions Stakes 5f

  • Winner £8,715 2nd £2,610 3rd £1,305 4th £652
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 4.24s
  • Off time: 14:02:01
14:00 Ascot Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Escalating 13/8

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 (2) 12 Red, Mauve sash, White cap Abscent Friends 14
Distance Winner
2 9-1 W G M Turner Ryan While 8/19.00
2 (3) 71 Green, pink sash and cap, white sleeves Escalating 11
Distance Winner
2 9-1 Pat Eddery James Doyle 13/82.62
3 (1) 1 Red, Emerald Green triple diamond, armlets and diamond on cap Magical Roundabout (IRE) 23
Distance Winner
2 9-1 R Hannon R Hughes 15/82.88
4 (4) 8 Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Kibaar 19
2 8-11 C Hills P Hanagan 3/14.00

Verdict

The Hannon yard have won three of the last four renewals which further boosts confidence in MAGICAL ROUNDABOUT. There was cut in the ground when the latter made a winning start at Windsor earlier in the month and he could prove the one to beat. Escalating started favourite for the Brocklesby on his debut but made little impression in soft going. He ran much better when scoring on the Polytrack last time however. Southwell winner Abscent Friends was only runner-up at Newmarket a fortnight ago while Kibaar never figured in a Newbury maiden on his introduction.