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13:30 Ascot

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  • 17 Runners
  • Distance: 7f
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf
  • £8,000 added
  • Winner: £5,175
  • 2nd: £1,540
  • 3rd: £770
  • 4th: £385
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 27.43s
  • Off Time: 13:32:53
  • 17 Ran
1(2)
Silk - Red, Emerald Green triple diamond, armlets and diamond on cap
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-3

raced far side, in rear, under pressure when groups merged over 2f out, headway over 1f out, never nearer

2(11)
Silk - EMERALD GREEN, YELLOW stripe, YELLOW cap
20/1
  • Form 7
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-3

raced stand side, tracked leaders, effort when groups merged over over 2f out, never on terms

3(6)
Silk - Royal blue, white epaulets, black cap
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-3

led far side group and overall leader, headed when groups merged over 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong

4(15)
Silk - Black, Light Blue armlets
  • Form 04
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-3

led stands side group and well on terms, headed when groups merged over 2f out, weakened final furlong

5(1)
Silk - Orange and White check, Emerald Green sleeves and cap
25/1
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-3

raced far side, mid-division, weakened over 2f out

6(4)
Silk - Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-3

raced far side, chased leaders, lost place over 2f out

7(16)
Silk - Orange, black triple diamond and diamonds on cap
  • Form 4475
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-3
  • Official Rating 77

raced stand side, prominent, every chance when groups merged over 2f out, weakened over 1f out

8(5)
Silk - White, maroon spots on sleeves
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-3

raced far side, chased leaders, effort over 2f out, faded over 1f out

9(7)
Silk - Royal blue, dark green sleeves, dark green cap, white spots
33/1
  • Form 5
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-3

raced far side, always behind

10(8)
Silk - Emerald Green, White spots, Yellow sleeves, Emerald Green and White striped cap
100/1
  • Form 87
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-3

raced far side, prominent, effort over 2f out, weakened over 1f out

11(12)
Silk - Emerald Green, Black chevrons on sleeves
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-3

raced stand side, held up, switched right and headway when groups merged over 2f out, soon chasing leaders, ran on to lead inside final furlong, ridden out

12(9)
Silk - Dark blue, orange chevron, red sleeves, red cap, orange star
  • Form 4
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-3

raced far side, dwelt, mid-division, weakened over 2f out

13(3)
Silk - Royal blue
8/1
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-3

raced far side, prominent, led when groups merged over 2f out, headed over 1f out, faded

14(14)
Silk - Light blue, dark blue armlets, dark blue cap
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-3

raced stands side, held up in rear, headway when groups merged over 2f out, every chance inside final furlong, rider lost whip closing stages, just failed

15(13)
Silk - Yellow, black sash, black cap
8/1
  • Form 26
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-3

raced stands side, chased leaders, led over 1f out, soon strongly challenged, headed inside final furlong, no extra

16(10)
Silk - Black, Gold Cross and stripe on cap
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-3

raced far side, behind, headway over 1f out, never dangerous

17(17)
Silk - MAUVE
20/1
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-3

raced stands side, in touch, headway over 2f out, never on terms

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

Vallarta went close on his debut at Goodwood but was a big disappointment when odds-on at Salisbury last month and has a bit to prove now. Millers Wharf already looks exposed and jockey bookings suggest Burlesdon may by the stable pick here but he's just one of a raft of potentially smart newcomers. Tawhid represents Godolphin while Sir Michael Stoute's Telescope still holds an entry in the Racing Post Trophy though, along with Meshardal and Snow King, he'll probably do better over middle-distances as a three-year-old. ELKAAYED is from a successful US family and has multiple Group 1 entries this autumn. Roger Varian's colt would have to go close in this to justify the hype

Formwatch

Bursledon (IRE) Jeremy colt out of Desert Drama.

Carlarajah 9-1 (9-3) Held up in touch, ridden over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 12, 8l behind Ajmany (9-3) at Newmarket 7f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf in Aug.

Elkaayed (USA) Distorted Humor colt out of Habibti.

Empiricist (IRE) 80-1 (9-3) Went right start, chased leaders, chased winner inside final 3f, driven over 1f out, lost 2nd inside final furlong, no extra in 4th final stride, 4th of 11, 1 1/2l behind Related (9-3) at Newbury 7f 2yo mdn (4) gd in Aug.

King Muro Halling colt out of Ushindi.

Meshardal (GER) Shamardal colt out of Melody Fair.

Millers Wharf (IRE) 9-1 (9-3) Bumped start, tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, one pace final frulong, 5th of 12, 6l behind Saint Jerome (9-3) at Salisbury 6f 2yo mdn (4) gs in Aug.

Number One London (IRE) Invincible Spirit colt out of Vadorga.

Pinarius (IRE) 20-1 (8-6) In rear, soon pushed along, weakened from 2f out, last of 5, 6l behind Cruck Realta (7-12) at Salisbury 6f 2yo aut (3) gf in Jul.

Rutherglen 100-1 (9-3) Dwelt, soon chasing leaders, pushed along over 2f out, weakened inside final 2f, 7th of 13, 13l behind Glean (9-3) at Newbury 7f 2yo mdn (4) gd in Aug.

Snow King (USA) Elusive Quality colt out of Cloudspin.

Star Of Mayfair (USA) 20-1 (9-3) Slowly away and ran green towards rear, ridden and headway inside final 2f, kept on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 4th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Derwent (9-3) at Newbury 6f 2yo mdn (4) gf in Aug.

Tawhid Invincible Spirit colt out of Snowdrops.

Telescope (IRE) Galileo colt out of Velouette.

Vallarta (IRE) 10-11fav (8-13) Held up in mid-division, not much room over 4f out, pushed along and effort over 2f out, no impression, 6th of 10, 10l behind The Gatling Boy (9-2) at Salisbury 7f 2yo mdn aut (5) gs in Aug.

Winter Music (IRE) Oratorio gelding out of Alpine Park.

Zamoyski Dutch Art colt out of Speech.