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  • 16:55 Ascot Stakes 2m 4f

  • (handicap) £60,000 added 4yo+ 18 ran
  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good to Firm, Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf
    Weighed In
  • Winning time: 4m 28.61s
  • Off time: 16:59:54

Full result

16:55 Ascot Result 17th June 2008
Pos Draw Dist Horse Weight Jockey Trainer Age SP
1st (9) Missoula (IRE) 9-0 S Hitchcott Miss S Smith 5 20/1
Held up behind mid-division, ridden over 3f out, good headway over 1f out, ran on strongly under pressure well inside final furlong, led final strides opened 20/1 touched 20/1 £22000-£1000
2nd (1) hd Mamlook (IRE) 8-10 R L Moore D Pipe 4 8/1
Towards rear, plenty to do 3f out, headway from 2f out, strong run inside final furlong, every chance near finish opened 8/1 touched 8/1 £5000-£600
3rd (3) s.h Liberate 9-1 J P Spencer P J Hobbs 5 9/2f
Tracked leader, led over 2f out, headed narrowly 1f out, rallied, pressed leader well inside final furlong, every chance, no extra final strides opened 5/1 touched 5/1 £2750-£500 £5500-£1000 £5000-£700(x2) £5000-£1000(x2) £2500-£500
4th (8) s.h Bukit Tinggi (IRE) 9-0 P Robinson M A Jarvis 4 5/1
Held up mid-division, chased leaders, edged right over 1f out, led narrowly 1f out, pressed throughout final furlong, headed final strides, lost 2 places opened 9/2 touched 11/2 £3000-£500 £5000-£1000 £10000-£1600 £5000-£900 £4400-£800 £2750-£500 £3000-£600 £45000-£10000
5th (17) ½ Som Tala 9-10 L Dettori M R Channon 5 7/1
Close-up, effort on far rail from 2f out, every chance approaching final furlong, no extra, kept on same pace opened 8/1 touched 8/1 £14000-£2000
6th (5) ½ Basalt (IRE) 8-7 K McEvoy T J Pitt 4 12/1
Prominent, short of room, checked over 2f out, stayed on again inside final furlong, not reach leaders opened 14/1 touched 14/1 £5000-£350
7th (19) ¾ Jawad (IRE) 9-0 M J Kinane Ms Joanna Morgan 7 12/1
Behind, steady headway from over 1f out, kept on, not troubled leaders opened 14/1 touched 14/1 £5000-£350 £6000-£500
8th (18) Duty Free (IRE) 8-11 R Hughes C R Egerton 4 20/1
Mid-division, no impression on leaders when edged left over 1f out, faded inside final furlong opened 16/1 touched 20/1
9th (2) ½ Baddam 9-6 Johnny Murtagh Ian Williams 6 12/1
Mid-division, ridden over 3f out, no headway 2f out, stayed on one pace opened 14/1 touched 14/1
10th (12) ¾ Tritonville Lodge (IRE) 8-6 Hayley Turner Miss E C Lavelle 6 50/1
Took keen hold, never better than mid-division opened 66/1 touched 66/1
11th (20) hd Power of Future (GER) 8-11 J A Heffernan A Oliver 5 20/1
Took keen hold towards rear, kept on final 2f, never nearer opened 25/1 touched 25/1
12th (16) 1 Galient (IRE) 9-2 E Ahern N J Henderson 5 8/1
Tracked leaders, not clear run over 2f out, ridden, holding place when short of room and checked over 1f out, not recover opened 8/1 touched 9/1 £3600-£400 £6000-£600 £5000-£600
13th (15) nk Vinando 9-10 S Sanders C R Egerton 7 66/1
In touch, ridden over 3f out, not quicken over 2f out, weakened over 1f out opened 66/1 touched 66/1
14th (13) 6 Clear Reef 8-7 T G McLaughlin Jane Chapple-Hyam 4 50/1
Held up last, never dangerous final 3f opened 50/1 touched 66/1
15th (10) Legend Erry (IRE) 8-7 J F Egan Jane Chapple-Hyam 4 33/1
Led until headed over 2f out, soon weakened opened 33/1 touched 33/1
16th (6) 4 Hawridge Prince 9-9 Jim Crowley B R Millman 8 33/1
Always in rear, never a factor opened 28/1 touched 33/1
17th (11) 7 Daltaban (FR) 8-12 A Munro Miss E C Lavelle 4 50/1
Took keen hold, tracked leaders, ridden over 3f out, weakened, lost place quickly 2f out, eased final furlong opened 50/1 touched 66/1
PU (7) Tears of A Clown (IRE) 9-2 S W Kelly J A Osborne 5 20/1
Held up, behind, lost action 4f out, pulled up over 3f out opened 20/1 touched 20/1
NR (14) Waverley (IRE) 9-5 P Cosgrave K J Burke 9
NR (4) Odiham 9-0 Doubtful Dr R D P Newland 7

Betting breakdown

Tote Win: £0.00 Tote Place: ££5.00,£2.20,£1.60,£1.90
Straight Forecast: £0.00 Exacta: £0.00 Trifecta: £0.00

Jackpot: £101,363.97 carried forward to Ascot, 18th Jun
Placepot: £89.50, Pool: £467313.3, 3808.28 winning tickets
Quadpot: £30.40, Pool: £16008.87, 389.1 winning tickets
PlaceSix: £45.61
PlaceFive: £26.95


A tremendous four-furlong finish after a two-mile dawdle and it was Sam Hitchcott who drove Missoula forward to score by a short head from Mamlook in second, whilst the well-backed favourite Liberate edged out Bukit Tinggi for third. Legend Erry took the field along for a long way but was overhauled at the half-mile marker, firstly by Liberate who had raced prominently throughout. He kicked clear but was then challenged at the two-furlong marker by Bukit Tinggi who had raced wide in midfield throughout and he looked to have made a winning move having travelled well. Unfortunately he didn't seem to do an awful lot when he hit the front and as the line approached it was Missoula and Mamlook who were staying on the best towards the stands side. Having looked to have his head in front yards from the line, Mamlook was reeled back in by the winner who showed plenty of guts and determination for a first Flat success for Suzy Smith and what a place to do it! Of those further back, Som Tala ran a game race and wasn't beaten far, whilst Jawad and Basalt were two more who have only been beaten by a few lengths and as such deserve plenty of credit. The slow tempo would not have suited Tears Of A Clown or Hawridge King, who would have preferred a couple of front-runners to have gone hammer and tongs from the off.