Ascot

  • 15:45 Longines Sagaro Stakes 2m

  • Winner £34,026 2nd £12,900 3rd £6,456 4th £3,216
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 34.07s
  • Off time: 15:46:34
15:45 Ascot Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Tac De Boistron (FR) 7/2
2nd Earth Amber 16/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (3) 60/3121- yellow, dark blue seams, yellow cap Tac De Boistron (FR) 185
Nag me
7 9-9 M Botti L Dettori 117 7/24.50
2 (7) 3/23112- White, Red braces, Black cap Harris Tweed 193
Nag me
7 9-2 p W J Haggas G Baker 112 15/82.88
3 (4) 035016- Royal Blue, White spots, White sleeves, Royal Blue armlets and spots on White cap Oriental Fox (GER) 200
Nag me
6 9-2 M Johnston J Fanning 106 14/115.00
4 (2) 3405-50 Purple, orange seams, purple cap, orange star Simenon (IRE) 32
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
7 9-2 W P Mullins R L Moore 111 5/16.00
5 (6) 12/270-2 Mauve, Yellow seams, Yellow cap Earth Amber 21
Nag me
5 8-13 N J Henderson K Fallon 95 16/117.00
6 (5) 28123-3 Brown and yellow (quartered), yellow sleeves, brown cap, yellow spots Missunited (IRE) 20
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
7 8-13 M Winters R Hughes 107 9/25.50
7 (1) 2/4032-6 Purple, Light Blue chevron, Light Blue cap Cocktail Queen (IRE) 18
Nag me
4 8-9 D R C Elsworth Dane O'Neill 97 22/123.00

Verdict

A race won by Estimate last year, who went on to beat Simenon in the Gold Cup here. The latter has every chance on that form as he returns from Meydan. Estimate later flopped in the Quipco Long Distance Cup over track and trip when Harris Tweed was only beaten a nose in soft ground. He'll prove tough to get past in this, but TAC DE BOISTRON is fancied to take up where he left off last year. Marco Botti's charge won the Group 1 Prix Royal-Oak over 2m at Longchamp in October and is a leading contender for the top staying prizes this season, especially with some cut in the ground. Richard Hughes presence on Irish raider Missunited catches the eye but she has a bit to find with Harris Tweed on collateral form and also the selection on form in France. Oriental Fox steps up from handicaps while both Earth Amber and Cocktail Queen have a tough task at the weights.