Racecards

14:00 Ascot

Mar-Key Group Classified Stakes (Str) (Class 3)

  • 10 Runners
  • Distance: 1m
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf
  • £15,000 added
  • Winner: £9,704
  • 2nd: £2,888
  • 3rd: £1,443
  • 4th: £722
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 47.52s
  • Off Time: 14:03:13
  • 10 Ran
1st
Silk -
9/1

    2nd
    Silk -
    4/1

      3rd
      Silk -
      1(3)
      Silk - Green, pink sash and cap, white sleeves

      Herculean

      49 BFC
      15/8
      • Form 213-525
      • Age 4
      • Weight 9-3
      • Official Rating 90

      led centre group until over 3f out, weakened over 1f out

      2(10)
      Silk - White, black cap

      Lush Life (IRE)

      27 p CD
      8/1
      • Form 160035
      • Age 4
      • Weight 9-3
      • Official Rating 90

      steadied start, in touch in rear centre, pushed along over 2f out, never a factor

      3(6)
      Silk - White, Dark Blue spots, Dark Blue sleeves, White spots
      12/1
      • Form 133465
      • Age 4
      • Weight 9-3
      • Official Rating 87

      keen tracked centre leader, ridden over 2f out, faded inside final furlong

      4(9)
      Silk - Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap

      Sawwaah

      28 b D
      9/1
      • Form 613-309
      • Age 4
      • Weight 9-3
      • Official Rating 93

      overall leader towards stand side and raced alone until 5f out, ridden and pressed from over 1f out, stayed on gamely

      5(4)
      Silk - Royal blue, white hoop, striped sleeves, white cap, royal blue star
      • Form 143160
      • Age 3
      • Weight 9-0
      • Official Rating 87

      towards rear in centre, ridden and weakened over 1f out

      6(5)
      Silk - White, Royal Blue hoop, diabolo on sleeves, Royal Blue cap
      50/1
      • Form 4-54530
      • Age 3
      • Weight 9-0
      • Official Rating 88

      close up centre, ridden to chase leading pair over 1f out, kept on one pace final furlong

      7(2)
      Silk - Maroon, White stripe, halved sleeves

      Mostawaa

      20 D
      25/1
      • Form 71-45
      • Age 3
      • Weight 9-0
      • Official Rating 84

      raced centre, tracked leader until led this group over 3f out and soon merged with stand side group, ridden 2f out, weakened inside final furlong

      8(8)
      Silk - Royal Blue and Pink diamonds, Royal Blue sleeves, Pink armlets, Pink cap
      10/1
      • Form 213544
      • Age 3
      • Weight 9-0
      • Official Rating 89

      steadied start, switched to race towards stand side 5f out, close up, pushed along over 3f out, ridden and kept on same pace from over 1f out

      9(1)
      Silk - Black, White hoops, Royal Blue cap, White star

      Trolius (IRE)

      28 p D
      10/1
      • Form 1-36393
      • Age 3
      • Weight 9-0
      • Official Rating 90

      close up centre, ridden and headway over 2f out, kept on one pace final furlong

      10(7)
      Silk - White, pink spots, sleeves and cap

      Tulfarris

      28 D
      4/1
      • Form 320902
      • Age 3
      • Weight 9-0
      • Official Rating 90

      switched left to track winner 5f out, ridden to challenge from over 1f out, every chance until unable to quicken close home

      Previous results

      In depth

      Verdict

      There’s little between these at the weights but it was fast ground when Tulfarris went close in a similar contest over track and trip last month with Trolius back in third. That was the latter’s first start since February and better is expected today but Lush Life is another with something to prove on soft going having only managed fifth in a handicap here last time. Herculean represents last year’s winning connections but is dropping down in distance so SAWWAAH is taken to return to form. He’s fitted with blinkers after a couple of below-par efforts but was only beaten a head at Newmarket when last racing on soft ground and should go close again with a similar effort.

      Formwatch

      Herculean 6-4fav (9-12) Tracked leader, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 7, 9 3/4l behind Victory Command (9-11) at Chelmsford City 1m 2f hcp (3) pol in Aug.

      Lush Life (IRE) 11-2 (9-8) Slowly into stride, in touch in rear, driven and headway 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, not pace to challenge, 5th of 6, 2 3/4l behind She's Got You (8-11) at Ascot 1m hcp fll (2) gf in Sep.

      Mr Top Hat 12-1 (9-1) Tracked winner until pushed along over 3f out, chased leaders, weakened over 2f out, 5th of 6, 14 1/4l behind Epaulement (10-0) at Haydock 1m 4f hcp (2) sft in Sep.

      Sawwaah 14-1 (9-11) Keen tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, eased, last of 9, 22 3/4l behind Ayutthaya (9-2) at Haydock 1m 2f hcp (3) sft in Sep.

      Fox Leicester (IRE) 18-1 (8-9) Restless in stalls, steadied and switched right start, held up and always in rear, last of 12, 21 3/4l behind Land Of Legends (9-3) at Goodwood 7f hcp (2) gf in Aug.

      Model Guest 40-1 (8-13) Always in rear, last of 12, 9 1/4l behind Dubai Legacy (9-6) at Newmarket 7f hcp (2) gd in Sep.

      Mostawaa 6-1 (9-7) Pressed winner until over 3f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, 5th of 8, 3 3/4l behind Attainment (9-9) at Chelmsford City 1m hcp (4) pol in Sep.

      Target Zone 12-1 (9-13) Raced wide keen tracked leaders, pushed along 3f out, ridden 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 4th of 5, 7 1/4l behind Ironclad (9-2) at Newmarket 1m 2f hcp (3) gd in Jul.

      Trolius (IRE) 7-1 (8-12) Steadied start, held up tracking leaders in 4th, going for run between horses when hampered over 1f out, switched left and ran on inside final furlong, went 3rd towards finish, 3rd of 6, 3 1/2l behind Ebury (8-12) at Ascot 1m stks (3) gf in Sep.

      Tulfarris 11-2 (8-12) Held up in last pair, headway towards centre over 1f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, kept on, not reach winner, 2nd of 6, 3/4l behind Ebury (8-12) at Ascot 1m stks (3) gf in Sep.