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15:10 Ascot

Lavazza Stakes (Heritage Handicap) (Class 2)

  • 10 Runners
  • Distance: 1m 3f 211y
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf
  • £75,000 added
  • Winner: £38,655
  • 2nd: £18,128
  • 3rd: £9,068
  • 4th: £4,530
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 2m 31.83s
  • Off Time: 15:10:24
  • 10 Ran
1st
Silk -
2nd
Silk -
1(7)
Silk - Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap
  • Form 31192
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-7
  • Official Rating 98

mid-division, ridden over 2f out, gradually weakened

2(5)
Silk - Silver, gold braid, maroon cap, gold tassel
11/4
  • Form 5-22115
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-5
  • Official Rating 96

dwelt, raced in rear, headway to be prominent on outside 4f out, ridden and lost place 3f out, one pace under 2f out

3(9)
Silk - Purple, Gold braid, Scarlet sleeves, Black velvet cap, Gold fringe
13/2
  • Form 712411
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-3
  • Official Rating 94

prominent on outside, tucked in to track leaders after four furlongs, ridden over 2f out, squeezed through to lead under 2f out, quickened clear over 1f out, readily

4(6)
Silk - White, Red epaulets and armlets
8/1
  • Form 013742
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-2
  • Official Rating 93

chased leaders, ridden to press leaders over 2f out, weakening when hampered 1f out, kept on

5(10)
Silk - Pink, red disc, quartered cap
  • Form 322210
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-1
  • Official Rating 92

disputed lead, led briefly over 2f out, ridden and headed under 2f out, one pace thereafter

6(1)
Silk - Yellow, Royal Blue Cross of Lorraine, armlets and cap

Stay Well

23 D
16/1
  • Form 2-15041
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-12
  • Official Rating 89

held up in rear, ridden well over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, never in contention

7(4)
Silk - Dark blue, pink hoops, chevrons on sleeves, dark blue cap
  • Form 418-61
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-11
  • Official Rating 88

held up in last, ridden over 2f out, keeping on when hampered 1f out, stayed on well towards finish

8(2)
Silk - Emerald green and red (halved), emerald green sleeves and cap
  • Form 551
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-8
  • Official Rating 85

chased leaders, dropped to mid-division well over 3f out, progress to chase leaders and not clear run 2f out, soon ridden and ran on well, no match for winner

9(3)
Silk - Royal blue, white sleeves, red armlets

True Courage

14 v D
50/1
  • Form 821110
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-4
  • Official Rating 81

held up towards rear, effort and headway over 3f out, ridden and switched left 2f out, kept on well final furlong

10(8)
Silk - White, Emerald Green hoops, Dark Blue sleeves and cap
  • Form 322332
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-2
  • Official Rating 79

disputed lead, ridden under 3f out, headed and weakened 2f out

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

Several of these look to be on an upward curve including the hat-trick seeking Chalk Stream but Auriferous should have really won before now. Windsor winner Champagne Piaff should have more to offer after just five career starts but STAY WELL handled the step up to 1m4f in game fashion at Salisbury and a 3lb rise looks manageable. Wahraan was given too much to do last month at York and should stay the extra with Alfaadhel another possibility upped in distance.

Formwatch

Alfaadhel (IRE) 5-1 (8-12) Slowly into stride, held up off the pace towards rear, headway out wide chasing leaders 3f out, every chance 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, went 2nd post, no chance with winner, 2nd of 11, 4l behind Qaader (8-13) at Goodwood 1m 2f hcp (2) gs in Jul.

Wahraan (FR) 7-1 (8-8) Dwelt, held up in rear, going ok in rear 2f out, soon ridden and not clear run over 1f out, stayed on well, 5th of 13, 1 3/4l behind Migration (9-8) at York 1m 2f hcp (2) gd in Aug.

Chalk Stream 6-5fav (9-9) Tracked leader, pushed along 3f out in second, ridden along and progress to lead 2f out, went clear 1f out, easily, won at Ripon 1m 4f hcp (4) gs in Aug beating Barn Owl (9-7) by 2 1/2l, 5 ran.

Irish Legend (IRE) 6-5fav (9-8) Raced keenly, soon tracking leader, ridden to lead inside final 2f, over soon ridden, headed inside final furlong, stayed on and rallied, just held, 2nd of 7, hd behind Tribal Art (8-13) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp (3) pol in Aug.

State Of Bliss (IRE) 9-1 (8-4) Quickly away and led, ridden over 3f out, headed over 2f out, weakening when short of room over 1f out, 13th of 15, 9 1/2l behind Sam Cooke (8-10) at York 1m 4f hcp (2) gf in Aug.

Stay Well 10-1 (9-10) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, smooth headway and led 2f out, edged clear 1f out, all out, won at Salisbury 1m 4f hcp (4) gd in Aug beating Zikany (9-3) by 3/4l, 6 ran.

Champagne Piaff (FR) 2-1fav (8-13) Mid-division, good headway out wide chasing leaders over 2f out, ridden to lead entering final furlong, edged right and went clear inside final furlong, stayed on well, won at Windsor 1m 2f hcp (3) gf in Aug beating Barenboim (8-2) by 2 1/4l, 11 ran.

Candleford (IRE) 9-4 (9-2) Tracked leader 8f out, hampered twice on bend and clipped heels halfway, ridden to lead and hung right over 1f out, driven clear final furlong, won at Windsor 1m 2f stks (5) gf in Aug beating Tall Order (9-2) by 4l, 7 ran.

True Courage 33-1 (8-7) Mid-division, ridden to chase leaders well over 2f out, weakened well over 1f out, 13th of 22, 26 1/4l behind Valley Forge (8-8) at York 1m 6f hcp (2) gd in Aug.

Auriferous (IRE) 9-2 (9-5) Raced keenly, led, pushed along and joined 3f out, headed over 2f out, soon ridden and no chance with winner over 1f out, kept on for clear 2nd, 2nd of 4, 4l behind Mojo Star (9-5) at Newbury 1m 4f mdn stks (3) gd in Aug.