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14:05 Ascot

Barclays Shergar Cup Dash Handicap (Class 2)

  • 10 Runners
  • Distance: 5f
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf
  • £30,000 added
  • Winner: £14,754
  • 2nd: £5,166
  • 3rd: £2,361
  • 4th: £1,842
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 0m 58.53s
  • Off Time: 14:05:56
  • 10 Ran
1st
Silk -
2nd
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3rd
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10/1

    1(9)
    Silk - LIGHT BLUE, BLACK yoke and inverted triangle

    Elnawin

    22 BFDCD
    5/1
    • Form 1-92652
    • Age 6
    • Weight 10-0
    • Official Rating 105

    held up behind, headway on outside 2f out, soon ridden to chase leaders, kept on same pace final furlong, no impression

    2(7)
    Silk - EMERALD GREEN, black yoke and inverted triangle, stars on sleeves and cap

    Judge 'n Jury

    20 t DCD
    10/1
    • Form 101208
    • Age 8
    • Weight 9-13
    • Official Rating 104

    led 1f, with leader, driven 2f out, soon ridden, weakened final furlong

    3(2)
    Silk - emerald green, BLACK yoke and inverted triangle
    8/1
    • Form 510543
    • Age 6
    • Weight 9-12
    • Official Rating 103

    awkwardly away, mid-division, effort 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace under pressure final furlong

    4(11)
    Silk - LIGHT BLUE, black yoke, BLACK inverted triangle, stars on sleeves and cap
    • Form 60-0208
    • Age 4
    • Weight 9-10
    • Official Rating 101

    tracked leaders, switched right 2f out, led narrowly inside final 2f, soon ridden, headed narrowly inside final furlong, rallied to regain lead post

    5(4)
    Silk - YELLOW, black yoke, BLACK inverted triangle, stars on sleeves and cap

    Taajub (IRE)

    14 DCD
    7/1
    • Form 024312
    • Age 5
    • Weight 9-9
    • Official Rating 100

    tracked leaders, effort when carried slightly right inside final 2f, ridden and every chance over 1f out, led narrowly inside final furlong, kept on, headed post

    6(6)
    Silk - CERISE, black yoke and inverted triangle, stars on sleeves and cap

    Zero Money (IRE)

    14 b BFD
    9/2
    • Form 105-033
    • Age 6
    • Weight 9-9
    • Official Rating 100

    chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace under pressure final furlong, no impression

    7(3)
    Silk - CERISE, black yoke and inverted triangle, hooped sleeves and cap
    16/1
    • Form 095-109
    • Age 4
    • Weight 9-9
    • Official Rating 100

    led after 1f, ridden and headed inside final 2f, weakened final furlong

    8(10)
    Silk - LIGHT BLUE, black yoke and inverted triangle, hooped sleeves and cap
    • Form 88-7506
    • Age 3
    • Weight 9-6
    • Official Rating 100

    held up towards rear, outpaced 2f out, weakened final furlong

    9(8)
    Silk - yellow, BLACK yoke and inverted triangle

    Ahtoug

    78 D
    10/1
    • Form 1/219-25
    • Age 4
    • Weight 9-5
    • Official Rating 96

    mid-division, ridden to chase leaders inside final 2f, went 3rd 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, not reach leading pair

    10(12)
    Silk - Cerise, BLACK yoke and inverted triangle

    Steps (IRE)

    21 hb D
    6/1
    • Form 1-38531
    • Age 4
    • Weight 9-4
    • Official Rating 95

    held up behind, driven over 2f out, ridden and headway inside final furlong, stayed on well final 110 yards, not reach leaders

    11(5)
    NR
    • Form 000-307
    • Age 5
    • Weight 9-0
    • Official Rating 91

    Nonrunner

    12(1)
    NR
    • Form 572016
    • Age 4
    • Weight 8-13
    • Official Rating 90

    Nonrunner

    Previous results

    In depth

    Verdict

    Many of these are old rivals so this is a tricky puzzle to solve. TAAJUB finished behind Stone Of Folca and Desert Law at Epsom at the start of June but has improved since and reversed that form with the latter over this C&D two weeks ago when runner-up to Barnet Fair. Zero Money was just behind but, as Roger Charlton's charge re-opposes on identical terms, the placings should be confirmed and Peter Crate's five-year-old can go one better today. Lui Rei was an excellent third in last week's Stewards' Cup at Goodwood and beat Judge 'n Jury at the same track in May. The drop back to 5f on good ground may count against him, however, Steps has a good chance of reversing the May form on 8lb better terms as he came right back to form at Newmarket three weeks ago. Elnawin has a touch of class but the weight to match and is still 3lb higher than his last winning mark while Ahtoug may lack the speed for this.

    Formwatch

    Elnawin 11-10fav (8-9) Waited with in front, ridden and headed narrowly entering final 2f, every chance until no extra near finish, 2nd of 5, 1l behind Elusivity (8-9) at Newmarket 5f cond Stakes (3) sft in Jul.

    Judge 'n Jury 16-1 (9-4) Stumbled start raced centre and overall leader, ridden and headed inside final furlong, no extra, 8th of 21, 1 3/4l behind Taajub (8-10) at Ascot 5f hcp (2) gd in Jul.

    Lui Rei (ITY) 20-1 (9-2) Raced centre, chased leaders, ridden to lead narrowly inside final furlong, headed well inside final furlong, lost 2nd towards finish, 3rd of 27, 1l behind Hawkeyethenoo (9-9) at Goodwood 6f hcp (2) gd.

    Desert Law (IRE) 13-2 (9-3) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, never on terms, 8th of 18, 2 1/4l behind Barnet Fair (8-3) at Ascot 5f hcp (2) fm in Jul.

    Taajub (IRE) 17-2 (8-13) Chased leaders, not clear run over 1f out, soon switched right to challenge, every chance inside final furlong, ran on, 2nd of 18, nk behind Barnet Fair (8-3) at Ascot 5f hcp (2) fm in Jul.

    Zero Money (IRE) 5-1fav (8-13) Tracked leader, led over 1f out, soon strongly challenged, headed well inside final furlong, no extra, 3rd of 18, 1/2l behind Barnet Fair (8-3) at Ascot 5f hcp (2) fm in Jul.

    Stone Of Folca 28-1 (9-1) Raced rar side, chased leader, pushed along 3f out, ridden 2f out, staying on same pace and well held when carried right inside final furlong, 9th of 17, 5l behind Ortensia (9-5) at Goodwood 5f Grp 2 (1) gd.

    B Fifty Two (IRE) 14-1 (8-11) 6th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Monsieur Joe (9-5) at Deauville(FR) 5f Listed stks (1) sft.

    Ahtoug 7-2 (9-5) Held up in touch, headway over 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, 5th of 8, 1 1/4l behind Chilli Green (8-5) at Goodwood 6f hcp 105 (2) gd in May.

    Steps (IRE) 3-1fav (9-10) In touch in rear, not clear run from over 1f out, ridden and quickened to lead inside final furlong, ran on, won at Newmarket 5f hcp 0-95 (3) sft in Jul beating Noverre To Go (9-4) by 1 1/4l, 9 ran.

    Burning Thread (IRE) 25-1 (8-7) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, soon chasing leaders, weakened final furlong, 7th of 18, 1 3/4l behind Barnet Fair (8-3) at Ascot 5f hcp (2) fm in Jul.

    Fair Value (IRE) 20-1 (9-8) Led centre and overall, ridden and headed inside final furlong, weakened and lost places towards finish, 6th of 28, 3 1/2l behind Johannes (9-0) at Goodwood 6f hcp (2) gd.