Ascot

  • 16:35 Savills Handicap7f 213y

  • Winner £9,704 2nd £2,888 3rd £1,443 4th £722
  • Going: Good to Firm (Good in Places)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 40.89s
  • Off time: 16:37:54
16:35 Ascot Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Red Armada (IRE) 11/4
2nd Muraad (IRE) 6/1
3rd Prince Of Harts 8/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (2) 841-1 Light blue, dark blue armlets, dark blue cap Pesto 27
3 9-10 R Hannon S M Levey 91 3/14.00
2 (7) 14-10 Light blue, grey seams and sleeves, check cap Lady Madison (IRE) 21
Distance Winner
3 9-10 R Hughes S W Kelly 91 20/121.00
3 (1) 3-13 Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Muraad (IRE) 50
Beaten Favourite
3 9-7 Owen Burrows Dane O'Neill 88 6/17.00
4 (4) 423-21 Red, yellow stars, halved sleeves and star on cap Red Armada (IRE) 18
Distance Winner
3 9-4 p C G Cox A Kirby 85 11/43.75
5 (6) 5-16251 ROYAL BLUE and PURPLE (quartered), ROYAL BLUE sleeves and cap Prince Of Harts 15
Distance Winner
3 9-2 B R Millman Daniel Muscutt 83 8/19.00
6 (8) 851-3 YELLOW, BLACK epaulets Elamirr (IRE) 14
Beaten Favourite
3 9-0 R Varian Charles Bishop 81 14/115.00
7 (5) 024222 Red, large white spots, black cap Ginger Fox 7
3 8-11 v1 Ian Williams Jason Watson 78 9/25.50
8 (3) 432-63 Royal Blue, Yellow epaulets, diabolo on sleeves Baryshnikov 18
3 8-10 Ed Walker L P Keniry 77 9/110.00

Verdict

Pesto returned from an absence of over 300 days to notch a dead-heat at Sandown for which he's punished with a 4lb rise. He was arguably unfortunate not to land that prize outright after a far from trouble-free passage and looks a three-year-old to note. This extra furlong could benefit too. Elamirr should progress on just a fifth career start after a perfectly acceptable return to action on a synthetic surface last month but RED ARMADA rates the selection. Winner of an ordinary maiden last time, his previous run when only narrowly beaten by Biometric at Newbury now reads tremendously well as the winner went on to land the Britannia Stakes at Royal Ascot. The consistent Ginger Fox may also have a say in the outcome.