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17:35 Ascot

Queen Alexandra Stakes (Conditions Race) (Class 2)

  • 13 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 5f 159y
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf
  • £60,000 added
  • Winner: £37,350
  • 2nd: £11,184
  • 3rd: £5,592
  • 4th: £2,796
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 4m 49.82s
  • Off Time: 17:36:17
  • 13 Ran
1st
Silk -
3rd
Silk -
1(5)
Silk - Royal blue
  • Form 421-005
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-3
  • Official Rating 100

tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened quickly over 1f out

2(12)
Silk - LIGHT GREEN, yellow star, dark green sleeves, yellow cap
50/1
  • Form 721-256
  • Age 8
  • Weight 9-2
  • Official Rating 82

steadeid start, pulled hard and held up towards rear, pulled way up to chase leaders and saddle slipped 10f out, behind and pulled up before straight

3(1)
Silk - Emerald Green, Royal Blue star and star on cap
66/1
  • Form 38837/9
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-2
  • Official Rating 65

led until 10f out, chased leader until over 4f out, weakened quickly, tailed off

4(3)
Silk - Orange, Royal Blue hoop and armlets, Check cap
  • Form 2P-1289
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-2
  • Official Rating 105

tracked leader over 6f, tracked leaders, lost place and mid-division 10f out headway well over 2f out, soon ridden chasing leaders, 3rd when not clear run and switched right over 1f out, stayed on into 2nd final 50 yards

5(16)
Silk - Black, red braces, red cap
33/1
  • Form 5449-56
  • Age 9
  • Weight 9-2
  • Official Rating 77

took keen hold, held up in rear, headway on outside over 2f out plugged on final furlong, no impression

7(13)
Silk - Emerald Green, Orange hoops, checked sleeves, quartered cap
66/1
  • Form 441086/
  • Age 10
  • Weight 9-2
  • Official Rating 95

held up towards rear, pushed along 5f out, weakened rapidly, tailed off into straight and soon pulled up

8(15)
Silk - Royal blue, light blue star, white sleeves, royal blue stars, white cap, royal blue star
11/4
  • Form 1321-5
  • Age 7
  • Weight 9-2
  • Official Rating 96

steadied start, held up towards rear, good headway on outside over 3f out, went 2nd over 2f out, lead over 1f out ridden clear and stayed on strongly

9(11)
Silk - Light Blue, White chevrons, Light Blue sleeves and cap
33/1
  • Form 31S/5-70
  • Age 6
  • Weight 9-2
  • Official Rating 83

slowly into stride, soon in touch on inside, not much room on inside and lost place 9f out, no chance after

11(6)
Silk - WHITE, RED seams, RED and WHITE quartered cap
  • Form 1218-35
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-2
  • Official Rating 112

took keen hold, held up in mid-division, headway chasing leader 4f out, went 2nd 3f out until over 2f out, chased leading pair until over 1f out, kept on same pace in 4th

13(2)
Silk - Lime Green, Royal Blue epaulets and cap
50/1
  • Form 193-668
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-0
  • Official Rating 86

tracked leaders on inside, pushed along 3f out, ridden and unable to quicken 2f out, kept on same pace in 5th over 1f out

14(17)
Silk - Green, pink sash and cap, white sleeves

Brass Ring

35 h
6/1
  • Form 511-155
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-0
  • Official Rating 103

pulled hard, held up in last pair, pulled way up to track leader after 6f, led 10f out ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on same pace, lost 2nd final 50 yards but kept on

15(8)
Silk - White, maroon spots on sleeves
  • Form 684-341
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-0
  • Official Rating 80

took keen hold, tracked leaders, went 2nd over 4f out unil 3f out, plugged on final 2f

16(9)
Silk - Pink, Royal Blue cap
  • Form 814-
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-0
  • Official Rating 98

took keen hold in mid-division, headway chasing leaders 6f out, pushed along over 4f out, weakened 3f out, behind and virtually pulled up over 1f out

10(14)
NR
  • Form 1057-83
  • Age 8
  • Weight 9-2
  • Official Rating 76

Nonrunner

17(4)
NR
  • Form 1/650-53
  • Age 5
  • Weight 8-11
  • Official Rating 67

Nonrunner

12(10)
NR
  • Form 7112/13
  • Age 6
  • Weight 9-2
  • Official Rating 108

Nonrunner

6(7)
NR
  • Form 5343-24
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-2
  • Official Rating 98

Nonrunner

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

Leading jumps trainer Alan King loves to take on the Flat boys at their own game and his TIGER CLIFF has the form and stamina to take the traditional finale. Second in last year's Ascot Stakes over 2m4f, the five-year-old went on to win the Ebor at York and his two runs this season have been in pattern company. Fellow NH stalwarts Willie Mullins and Nicky Henderson will be hopeful of good runs from Pique Sous and Royal Irish Hussar respectively while Whiplash Willie made an impressive return from injury at Salisbury before finishing third in a Group 3 at Sandown, ahead of the selection. But the placings are expected to be reversed over this much longer trip. Mubaraza stays well but Statutory and El Salvador have been out of sorts lately and this may prove a bit too far for Brass Ring.

Formwatch

Statutory (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) Mid-division, pushed along 5f out, outpaced over 3f out, kept on again inside final furlong, 5th of 12, 6l behind Clever Cookie (9-0) at York 1m 6f Listed stks (1) gs in May.

Dark Ranger 8-1 (9-8) Took keen hold, held up towards rear, stayed on inside final furlong, never going pace to reach leaders, 6th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Spice Fair (9-0) at Kempton 2m hcp 0-85 (4) pol.

Dollar Bill 18-1 (9-3) Always towards rear, ridden over 3f out, never dangerous, 9th of 13, 14l behind Civil War (9-7) at Goodwood 1m 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gs in May.

El Salvador (IRE) 9-2 (9-9) In rear, pushed along approaching straight, soon no impression, no extra and eased from over 1f out, last of 9, 19l behind Indigo Lady (9-4) at Curragh 1m 2f Listed stks (1).

First Avenue 25-1 (8-5) Held up, pushed along 10f out, ridden over 2f out, not trouble leaders, 6th of 8, 11l behind Presto Volante (8-11) at Kempton 2m hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Apr.

Petara Bay (IRE) 14-1 (10-0) Chased leaders in 5th, ridden and every chance 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 14, 14l behind Motivado (9-2) at Goodwood 1m 6f hcp 105 (2) gd in Aug '12.

Pique Sous (FR) 10-1 (9-12) Chased leaders, ridden in 4th 2f out, no impression over 1f out, 5th of 13, 12l behind Thomas Edison (8-13) at Curragh 1m 4f hcp sft in May.

Romeo Montague 66-1 (8-11) Dwelt, always in rear, came centre straight, last of 14, 28l behind De Rigueur (9-1) at Newmarket 1m 4f hcp 0-105 (2) gd in May.

Tiger Cliff (IRE) 5-1 (9-2) In touch, effort over 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 5th of 11, 6l behind Brown Panther (9-4) at Sandown 2m Grp 3 (1) sft in May.

Argent Knight 25-1 (8-11) Held up behind, struggling over 3f out, soon beaten, eased over 1f out, 8th of 11, 20l behind Noble Silk (8-13) at Haydock 2m hcp 0-100 (2) gd in May.

Brass Ring 8-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, switched right and driven 3f out, kept on same pace, ridden over 1f out, no impression final furlong, 5th of 7, 5l behind Mount Athos (9-0) at Newbury 1m 5f Listed stks (1) gf in May.

Number One London (IRE) 12-1 (8-9) Keen, tracked leader, led over 3f out, pressed from 2f out, ridden and ran on, won at Goodwood 2m hcp 0-90 (3) gd beating Kashgar (8-11) by 1 1/4l, 13 ran.

Royal Irish Hussar (IRE) 3-1 (9-1) Attempted to make all, ridden 2f out, headed 1 1/2f out, soon no impression and dropped to 4th, 4th of 8, 8l behind Dabadiyan (9-1) at Down Royal 1m 5f stks gf in Jul.

Swinging Hawk (GER) 8-1 (8-4) Behind, headway over 1f out, stayed on well, nearest finish, 3rd of 10, 3l behind Swnymor (8-11) at Chester 1m 5f hcp 0-90 (3) gs in May.

Petaluma 10-1 (8-13) Behind, headway under pressure on outside 3f out, ridden over 1f out, went 3rd inside final furlong, kept on towards finish, just held for 2nd, 3rd of 12, 2l behind Magicalmysterytour (8-3) at Nottingham 1m 6f hcp 0-70 (5) sft.

Whiplash Willie 16-1 (9-2) Towards rear, ridden when headway over 1f out, stayed on to go 3rd inside final furlong, nearest finish, 3rd of 11, 5l behind Brown Panther (9-4) at Sandown 2m Grp 3 (1) sft in May.

Mubaraza (IRE) 4-1fav (9-5) Tracked leaders in good position on inside, went 2nd 3f out, chased winner 2f out until ridden 1f out, no impression inside final furlong, lost 3rd towards finish, 4th of 17, 5l behind Suegioo (9-4) at Chester 2m 3f hcp (4yo+) (2) gd in May.