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  • 16:55 Ascot Stakes Handicap2m 4f

  • £50,000 added 4yo+ 20 ran
  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf
    Weighed In
  • Winning time: 4m 25.55s
  • Off time: 16:55:53

Full result

16:55 Ascot Result 16th June 2009
Pos Draw Dist Horse Weight Jockey Trainer Age SP
1st (19) Judgethemoment (USA) 9-5 R Hughes Jane Chapple-Hyam 4 13/2
Held up in mid-division, switched sharply left over 3f out, headway over 2f out, led well over 1f out, stayed on well and always holding on towards finish opened 8/1 touched 8/1 £5000-£600 £3000-£390 £14000-£2000 £5000-£700 £5000-£700
2nd (2) ½ Sesenta (IRE) 9-6 J A Heffernan W P Mullins 5 10/1
Held up in mid-division, headway over 2f out, ridden to challenge over 1f out, chased winner and kept on final furlong, held towards finish opened 10/1 touched 10/1 £20000-£2000 £10000-£1000
3rd (8) ¾ Royal Rationale (IRE) 8-13 S Sanders D Pipe 5 20/1
Held up towards rear, headway on wide outside over 3f out, slightly hampered 2f out, driven to challenge over 1f out, stayed on throughout final furlong, held towards finish opened 20/1 touched 20/1
4th (10) Gala Evening 9-6 A Kirby J A B Old 7 20/1
Held up towards rear, headway on outside over 2f out, slightly hampered 2f out, kept on to challenge over 1f out, one pace and held final 100 yards opened 20/1 touched 20/1 £7500-£300
5th (5) Som Tala 9-8 L Dettori M R Channon 6 12/1
Always prominent, pushed along 3f out, weakened final furlong opened 12/1 touched 12/1
6th (4) Woolfall Treasure 9-6 R L Moore G L Moore 4 12/1
Towards rear, stayed on final furlong but never reached challenging position opened 14/1 touched 14/1
6th (12) d.h Kayf Aramis 9-1 Johnny Murtagh Miss V Williams 7 15/2
Chased leaders, led 4f out, edged right and hampered rival over 3f out, headed over 2f out, regained lead 2f out, headed well over 1f out, weakened final furlong opened 15/2 touched 8/1 £10000-£1200 £2500-£300(x2) £5000-£500 £10000-£1200 £8000-£1000 £5000-£600(x5) £3000-£360
8th (11) ½ Always Bold (IRE) 9-1 P Hanagan D McCain Jnr 4 16/1
Mid-division, outpaced and ridden along over 4f out, headway over 2f out, soon edged right and no impression on leaders opened 16/1 touched 16/1 £16000-£1000
9th (1) 1 Keenes Day (FR) 9-7 F Tylicki (5) M Johnston 4 6/1f
Raced wide in mid-division, steady headway 5f out, ridden to lead narrowly over 2f out, soon edged left and headed, weakened over 1f out opened 8/1 touched 8/1 £4500-£500 £5000-£600(x2) £10000-£1400 £3000-£360 £5000-£700 £5000-£700 £6500-£1000
10th (13) Midas Way 9-6 Jim Crowley P R Chamings 9 33/1
Held up in rear, some headway when hung right approaching 2f out opened 66/1 touched 66/1 £10000-£250
11th (14) 5 Rajeh (IRE) 9-7 Liam Jones J L Spearing 6 25/1
Mid-division, pushed along 3f out, soon beaten opened 22/1 touched 25/1
12th (15) 5 Galient (IRE) 9-3 W Buick N J Henderson 6 20/1
Pushed along over 5f out, always towards rear opened 20/1 touched 25/1 £8000-£400
13th (6) Clopf (IRE) 9-0 W M Lordan A Heffernan 8 20/1
Slowly into stride, in rear, headway over 5f out, chasing leaders when slightly carried left 2f out, not much room and weakening when squeezed out over 1f out opened 20/1 touched 20/1 £10000-£500 £4000-£200
14th (20) 6 Fire And Rain (FR) 9-4 A Munro Miss E C Lavelle 6 25/1
Led for 2f, chased leaders until ridden and weakened over 3f out opened 25/1 touched 25/1
15th (18) Baddam 9-8 I Mongan Ian Williams 7 20/1
In touch, pushed along 3f out, weakened over 2f out opened 20/1 touched 20/1 £11000-£500
16th (16) 6 Ermine Sea 9-2 M Dwyer Miss H C Knight 6 11/1
Led after 2f, headed 4f out, badly hampered over 3f out, not recover and weakened over 2f out opened 12/1 touched 12/1 £10000-£700
17th (7) 14 Missoula (IRE) 8-13 N Callan Miss S Smith 6 25/1
Mid-division until weakened over 4f out opened 25/1 touched 25/1
18th (3) 1 Liberate 9-3 J P Spencer P J Hobbs 6 12/1
Slowly away and always in rear opened 12/1 touched 12/1 £30000-£2100 £20000-£1400 £14000-£1000 £5000-£350(x2)
19th (9) 21 Valentino Rossi (BRZ) 9-10 Greg Fairley A G Foster 7 66/1
Chased leaders, pushed along over 5f out, soon weakened and behind, tailed off opened 100/1 touched 100/1
20th (17) 8 Humble Opinion 9-6 Dane O'Neill A King 7 40/1
Took keen hold in mid-division, weakened quickly 3f out, tailed off opened 40/1 touched 40/1 £10000-£250

Betting breakdown

Tote Win: £0.00 Tote Place: ££1.90,£2.60,£5.70,£6.40
Straight Forecast: £0.00 Exacta: £0.00 Trifecta: £0.00 Swingers: 1&2:£8.10 2&3:£39.10 1&3:£29.10

Jackpot: £52,306.20, Pool: £73670.82, 1.0 winning tickets
Placepot: £3,775.30, Pool: £454598.75, 87.9 winning tickets
Quadpot: £413.50, Pool: £21848.64, 39.1 winning tickets


No prizes for guessing that stamina won the day as JUDGETHEMOMENT ground it out to the line to give Richard Hughes a memorable day one hat-trick. Jane Chapple-Hyam's inmate made his move from midfield and threw down his bid from two furlongs out. He was in front at the distance and kept on in relentless fashion to hold off Sesenta and Royale Rationale. The latter two runners represented trainers more familiar in the jumps sphere - Willie Mullins and David Pipe - but both clearly know the time of day in events of this nature and were unfortunate to come up against a progressive rival at the top of his game. The Northumberland Plate is up next and he would have a leading chance if getting over what was quite a battle. Kayf Aramis was well fancied with Johnny Murtagh up but he was below his best on the day. Murtagh booted him into a clear lead turning in but his effort was pretty short-lived, Murtagh also being handed a lengthy ban for his move which badly hampered Ermine Sea. Missoula and Liberate had been on the sharp end in this event 12 months go but neither could land a blow and finished well in arrears.