Ascot

  • 17:00 Ascot Stakes 2m 3f 210y

  • Winner £56,025 2nd £16,776 3rd £8,388 4th £4,194
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 28.34s
  • Off time: 17:00:57
17:00 Ascot Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st The Grand Visir 12/1
2nd Buildmeupbuttercup 7/1
3rd Time To Study (FR) 16/1
4th Fun Mac (GER) 11/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (18) 8/0101-7 White, royal blue star, royal blue and white diabolo on sleeves, royal blue cap The Grand Visir 10
5 9-10 t Ian Williams R Kingscote 100 12/113.00
2 (16) 451020/ CERISE Snow Falcon (IRE) 48
Distance Winner
9 9-9 N Meade C T Keane 99 10/111.00
3 (14) 4009-88 Red, large white spots, black cap Time To Study (FR) 39
5 9-6 Ian Williams Jim Crowley 96 16/117.00
4 (1) 12/1 Purple, orange seams, purple cap, orange star Arctic Fire (GER) 35
Distance Winner
10 9-6 h D Cullen M Gallagher 96 33/134.00
5 (2) 174814/ Maroon, white star, armlets and star on cap Mengli Khan (IRE) 58
Beaten Favourite
6 9-6 t G Elliott R P Cleary 96 8/19.00
6 (20) 720225/ Royal blue, orange sleeves, royal blue stars, orange cap, royal blue star Not Never 13
7 9-5 G L Moore Harry Bentley 95 22/123.00
7 (15) 69527/0- Red, White star, Red and Black striped sleeves, White cap, Black star Percy Street 12
Distance Winner
6 9-5 vt D Pipe Finley Marsh (3) 95 66/167.00
8 (10) 3850-21 Dark Blue, Pink cross belts, diabolo on sleeves and star on cap Coeur de Lion 39
6 9-3 p A King Thore Hammer Hansen (5) 93 7/18.00
9 (7) 282431 Orange, Brown seams, Emerald Green and Yellow quartered cap Kerosin (GER) 10
8 9-3 Denis Hogan Oisin Murphy 93 16/117.00
10 (17) 8388-73 Orange, dark blue sleeves, light blue diamonds, dark blue cap, light blue diamonds Jukebox Jive (FR) 131
5 9-3 J A Osborne D C Costello 93 33/134.00
11 (6) 4/11222 Pink and Black check, Pink sleeves, Pink cap, Black star Ulster (IRE) 59
Beaten Favourite
4 9-2 Archie Watson Edward Greatrex 92 20/121.00
12 (3) 756243 White and Royal Blue diamonds, Pink sleeves, Royal Blue cap, Pink diamond Cosmelli (ITY) 13
6 9-2 b Miss Gay Kelleway Daniel Muscutt 92 50/151.00
13 (9) 9801-41 Dark blue and yellow (quartered), striped sleeves Mixboy (FR) 76
Distance Winner
9 9-2 K Dalgleish P Mulrennan 92 28/129.00
14 (4) 415267/ Pink, Emerald Green chevron, halved sleeves, quartered cap Gunnery (FR) 14
6 9-2 N J Henderson J P Spencer 92 16/117.00
15 (11) 6505-34 White, dark blue stripe, dark blue sleeves, white armlets, white and dark blue quartered cap Yabass (IRE) 16
4 9-1 t Archie Watson Hollie Doyle 91 50/151.00
16 (12) 1380-42 Royal blue, yellow stripe, sleeves and cap Mancini 33
5 9-1 J G Portman S De Sousa 91 13/27.50
17 (13) 244/110- White, emerald green chevrons, red cap Batts Rock (IRE) 25
6 9-1 t G Elliott L Dettori 91 8/19.00
18 (19) 459- Purple, silver horseshoe Buildmeupbuttercup 49
Course Winner
5 9-1 t1 W P Mullins R L Moore 91 7/18.00
19 (8) 30400-5 Mcalpine Tartan, Rose Pink armlets and cap Fun Mac (GER) 39
8 9-1 t H Morrison P J McDonald 91 11/112.00
Non runners
20 (5)2403/49The Cashel Man (IRE)79-0N J HendersonL Morris90

Verdict

Runners from top NH yards are beginning to dominate this marathon handicap. Irish raiders have won the last four, three of them trained by Willie Mullins who saddles the mare Buildmeupbuttercup. Successful in two bumpers and a maiden hurdle, she is making her handicap debut on the Flat and is potentially well treated – Ryan Moore takes the reins. But KEROSIN is tough and consistent and won over 2m at Navan 10 days ago. Denis Hogan is not one to tilt at windmills and his charge may still be on a fair mark. The lightly-raced Ulster could be interesting if he stays and his stablemate Yabass also warrants a mention while Mengli Khan has been contesting Grade 1 races over fences. Fun Mac was second in this in 2015 when 7lb higher and returned to action with a fifth in the Chester Cup. Recent winner Coeur de Lion is 2lb higher than when fifth last year but his rider claims 5lb while Mancini came up against an improver at York and gives the impression he’ll stay so appeals for each-way purposes.