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17:30 Ascot

Britannia Stakes (Handicap) (colts and geldings) (Class B)

  • 29 Runners
  • Distance: 1m
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • added
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 42.19s
  • 29 Ran
1st
Silk -
16/1

    2nd
    Silk -
    33/1

      4th
      Silk -
      1(10)
      Silk - Light Green, Dark Blue and Light Green hooped sleeves and cap
      • Form 02-1030
      • Age 3
      • Weight 9-7

      raced stand side, close up, hampered 3f out, soon weakened and behind

      2(16)
      Silk - Royal Blue, White chevron, Light Blue cap
      • Form 61-42
      • Age 3
      • Weight 9-7

      held up towards rear, headway 2f out, led stand side group just inside final furlong, every chance but held by winner on far side

      3(17)
      Silk - White, Royal Blue hoop, diabolo on sleeves, Royal Blue cap
      • Form 10-0604
      • Age 3
      • Weight 9-7

      raced stand side, prominent until weakened 2f out

      4(8)
      Silk - Grey, Royal Blue seams, sleeves and cap
      33/1
      • Form 11-005
      • Age 3
      • Weight 9-4

      in rear stand side, hampered 3f out, and again 2f out, ran strongly final furlong, took 2nd final 100yds but held by winner far side, unlucky

      6(22)
      Silk - Green, pink sash and cap, white sleeves
      • Form 041-011
      • Age 3
      • Weight 9-2

      tracked winner far side, weakened 2f out and eased over 1f out

      7(30)
      Silk - Dark Green, Black chevron hoop and cap

      Binanti

      13
      66/1
      • Form 1313-00
      • Age 3
      • Weight 9-2

      raced far side, close up, chased winner final 2 furlong, edged left under pressure final furlong, no chance with winner

      9(15)
      Silk - Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap
      14/1
      • Form 621-61
      • Age 3
      • Weight 9-0

      raced stand side, held at rear, headway 2f out, soon ridden and weakened 1f out

      10(3)
      Silk - Yellow, black star, hooped sleeves, red cap
      • Form 312-033
      • Age 3
      • Weight 9-0

      chased leaders stand side to over 2f out, weakened quickly

      11(29)
      Silk - Royal Blue, White disc, Royal Blue sleeves, White spots
      • Form 211
      • Age 3
      • Weight 8-13

      switched left to stand side group after 1f, in touch, weakening when badly hampered over 2f out, not recover

      12(9)
      Silk - Light Blue, Black cross belts, Gold cap
      20/1
      • Form 110-440
      • Age 3
      • Weight 8-13

      in rear stand side, headway 2f out, kept on final furlong nearest finish

      13(7)
      Silk - Black, Yellow cap
      11/1
      • Form 4-111
      • Age 3
      • Weight 8-13

      close up, led stand side group 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on clean pace

      15(12)
      Silk - BROWN and RED (halved), sleeves reversed, RED cap

      El Coto

      69
      33/1
      • Form 3143-12
      • Age 3
      • Weight 8-12

      always behind

      16(19)
      Silk - Light Blue, Dark Blue cross belts, Dark Blue cap
      66/1
      • Form 105-4
      • Age 3
      • Weight 8-11

      raced stand side, held up mid-division, hampered 3f out, not recover

      17(26)
      Silk - Yellow, Grey sash
      • Form 12-34
      • Age 3
      • Weight 8-10

      raced stand side, mid-division and wide, ridden 2f out, soon weakened and eased over 1f out

      18(31)
      Silk - Royal Blue, White triple diamond, diabolo on sleeves and diamonds on cap
      50/1
      • Form 4-53050
      • Age 3
      • Weight 8-10

      raced far side, in touch until 2f out

      19(14)
      Silk - Pink, Black cap, Pink spots
      50/1
      • Form 233-203
      • Age 3
      • Weight 8-9

      raced stand side and always behind

      20(27)
      Silk - WHITE, large BLACK spots, BLACK cap
      16/1
      • Form 5-3213
      • Age 3
      • Weight 8-8

      raced far side, led and overall leader from over 3f out, ran on strongly final furlong, held on well all out

      21(18)
      Silk - Dark green, white chevron and sleeves, white cap, black star
      12/1
      • Form 41-62
      • Age 3
      • Weight 8-7

      held up mid-division stand side, headway and hung right 2f out, weakened final furlong

      22(11)
      Silk - ORANGE, BLACK hoop, WHITE cap
      33/1
      • Form 21-0510
      • Age 3
      • Weight 8-7

      in rear stand side, steady headway final 2f but never dangerous

      23(13)
      Silk - White, Light Blue sash, striped sleeves, Light Blue cap
      40/1
      • Form 460-620
      • Age 3
      • Weight 8-7

      chased leaders stand side until weakened 2f out

      24(5)
      Silk - Light Blue and Maroon (quartered), diabolo on sleeves
      • Form 21-4
      • Age 3
      • Weight 8-5

      held up stand side, steady headway 2f out, kept on final furlong nearest finish

      25(28)
      Silk - Yellow, Purple seams, Purple sleeves, Yellow seams, Yellow cap, Purple star
      40/1
      • Form 123-643
      • Age 3
      • Weight 8-5

      prominent far side until weakened 2f out

      26(4)
      Silk - Maroon, White star, chevrons on sleeves, Maroon cap, White star
      25/1
      • Form 014040
      • Age 3
      • Weight 8-5

      in touch stand side, ridden 2f out and soon weakened

      27(24)
      Silk - Maroon, Beige cap
      33/1
      • Form 5-41
      • Age 3
      • Weight 8-5

      towards rear stand side, hard-ridden over 2f out, never dangerous

      28(20)
      Silk - Black and White stripes, Red and White striped sleeves and striped cap
      25/1
      • Form 0231-22
      • Age 3
      • Weight 8-4

      held up in touch stand side, effort over 1f out, weakened final furlong

      29(21)
      Silk - Grey, Pink epaulets, quartered cap
      66/1
      • Form 63-510
      • Age 3
      • Weight 8-4

      close up stand side, led over 2f out, headed 1f out, weakened final furlong

      30(1)
      Silk - Royal blue, white epaulets, black cap
      8/1
      • Form 54-01
      • Age 3
      • Weight 8-4

      led stand side group until headed over 2f out, soon weakened

      31(23)
      Silk - Yellow and Brown stripes, hooped sleeves
      33/1
      • Form 550-420
      • Age 3
      • Weight 8-3

      held up behind stand side, pulled hard, ridden and weakened over 2f out

      32(6)
      Silk - Dark Blue, Light Blue sleeves, Purple stars, Purple cap, Light Blue star
      • Form 254-000
      • Age 3
      • Weight 8-3

      raced stand side, in rear on rails, switched right over 2f out, kept on final furlong nearest finish

      8(32)
      NR
      • Form 041-30
      • Age 3
      • Weight 9-1

      Nonrunner

      14(25)
      NR
      • Form 5-41411
      • Age 3
      • Weight 8-13

      Nonrunner

      5(2)
      NR
      • Form 15-33
      • Age 3
      • Weight 9-3

      Nonrunner

      Previous results

      In depth

      Verdict

      It is hard to envisage a more difficult 'getting out stakes' , and Chingkara, Pretence and Self Evident all come here in spectacular form, but John Gosden has a superb record in this exceptionally difficult race, so the lightly-raced Hard Nose gets a tentative vote. The Entrepreneur colt won a Yarmouth maiden on his second start last year, and shaped as though just in need of the run when sixth of 15 on his seasonal reappearance and handicap debut at Newmarket. He stepped up on that when favourite but a well beaten second behind New Seeker, again over seven furlongs. Hard Nose is ten pounds better off today, and a combination of that and this extra furlong should be enough to see him reverse the form. Contractor was ahead of the selection when second at Newmarket, and has since filled the same position against his elders when second to Topton last time, so Terry Mills' colt merits the utmost respect. That remark could apply to a lot of these, not least Self Evident, who had the smart Arakan behind when winning at Newmarket last time and seems sure to run a good race here for the in-form Richard Hughes. Jebel Suraaj won well at Sandown last time, with Zero Tolerance behind in third, but Mark Johnston's colt is not sure to be as effective over two furlongs shorter. Chingkara has a good turn of foot and has been a model of consistency this season, but Brian Meehan's charge may struggle on a mark eight pounds higher than his latest win at Goodwood. John Gosden also saddled Mujarad, who improved in a first time visor when winning a maiden at Salisbury last time, but Richard Hills appears to have passed him over in favour of Ed Dunlop's recent Newmarket scorer, Emran, and it is Hard Nose who we will trust with our money here, with Contractor and Self Evident the pick of the rest.