Ascot

  • 16:15 bet365 Paradise Stakes 1m

  • Winner £20,983 2nd £7,955 3rd £3,981 4th £1,983
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 44.90s
  • Off time: 16:18:17
16:15 Ascot Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Ocean Tempest 5/1
2nd Graphic (IRE) 3/1
3rd French Navy 7/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (3) 14115-1 White, Dark Blue armlets and cap Graphic (IRE) 32
Distance Winner
5 9-3 p W J Haggas S Sanders 110 3/14.00
2 (9) 15051-7 Black, orange star, orange and black diabolo on sleeves, orange cap Sirius Prospect (USA) 12
Course WinnerDistance Winner
6 9-3 D K Ivory R Winston 106 20/121.00
3 (6) 1/13217- EMERALD GREEN, YELLOW stripe, YELLOW cap Baltic Knight (IRE) 271
Distance Winner
4 9-0 R Hannon R Hughes 111 11/112.00
4 (7) 662942- White, light blue cap Boomshackerlacker (IRE) 162
4 9-0 p George Baker James Doyle 105 25/126.00
5 (1) 4/166-23 White, Emerald Green hoop Fencing (USA) 13
Beaten FavouriteCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-0 J H M Gosden W Buick 110 5/16.00
6 (8) 1/1242-2 Royal blue French Navy 13
Distance Winner
6 9-0 C Appleby M Barzalona 112 7/24.50
7 (5) 43141-0 Royal Blue, Yellow stripe, diamonds on sleeves, Yellow cap Levitate 32
Distance Winner
6 9-0 v J J Quinn R L Moore 106 10/111.00
8 (4) 621830- Yellow, white epaulets Mister Music 186
Distance Winner
5 9-0 b B J Meehan J Fortune 100 40/141.00
9 (10) 036014 Royal blue, light blue stars on sleeves Ocean Tempest 18
Distance Winner
5 9-0 J Ryan A Kirby 107 5/16.00
10 (2) 13/6- Yellow, dark blue spots on sleeves Race And Status (IRE) 378
4 9-0 A M Balding David Probert 102 12/113.00

Verdict

A tight contest according to the form book. Fencing won this last year and is closely matched with Graphic on last month's running at Doncaster where he was beaten a neck. The latter had found Sirius Prospect too good at Kempton in November which brings Dean Ivory's charge into the equation, but recent form points to FRENCH NAVY. The Godolphin representative finished ahead of Fencing when runner-up in the Earl Of Sefton at Newmarket on his return and can go one better with that run under his belt. Levitate, Baltic Knight and this year's Lincoln winner Ocean Tempest will all need to be at their very best to get involved.