Ascot

  • 16:10 John Guest Racing Handicap1m 3f 211y

  • Winner £18,675 2nd £5,592 3rd £2,796 4th £1,398
  • Going: Good to Firm (Good in Places)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 36.16s
  • Off time: 16:11:23
16:10 Ascot Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Sextant 5/4
2nd Almost Midnight 3/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
2 (7) 212-141 Purple, Gold braid, Scarlet sleeves, Black velvet cap, Gold fringe Sextant 27
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 9-12 Sir Michael Stoute R L Moore 98 5/42.25
3 (1) 404211 Royal Blue, White hollow box, sleeves and cap Anythingtoday (IRE) 14
Distance Winner
5 9-11 p D O'Meara Jim Crowley 97 5/16.00
4 (2) 44117-8 White, Royal Blue hoop, diabolo on sleeves, Royal Blue cap Protected Guest 99
4 9-5 G G Margarson T P Queally 91 25/126.00
5 (3) 2-61323 Chocolate, white braces, striped sleeves, orange cap   Hyanna 21
Distance Winner
4 9-4 Eve Johnson Houghton Georgia Dobie (7) 90 11/26.50
6 (5) 666317 Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars and stars on cap Gossip Column (IRE) 14
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
4 9-0 Ian Williams M Dwyer 86 14/115.00
7 (4) 1217 Emerald Green and White diamonds, striped sleeves, Red cap Almost Midnight 37
Distance Winner
3 8-12 D M Simcock P J Dobbs 95 3/14.00
Non runners
1 (6)12-1293Epaulement (IRE)410-0Tom DascombeNon Runner100

Betting

Forecast

Sextant (5/4), Almost Midnight (3/1), Anythingtoday (5/1), Hyanna (11/2), Gossip Column (14/1), Protected Guest (25/1)

Verdict

Epaulement would have been the likely pace angle in this but is now a non-runner. A winner here in May and also last month at Windsor, Sextant may well start favourite as he’s only been raised a pound and bounces off this fast surface. Anythingtoday arrives on a hat-trick so won’t go down without a fight while the three-year-old Almost Midnight makes his handicap debut having contested last month’s Queen’s Vase. Desperately unlucky over 1m2f at Sandown three weeks ago, HYANNA might be the value here with Georgia Dobie’s 7lb claim in her favour as she’s won three times over this longer trip, all on good to firm. Gossip Column makes more appeal than Protected Guest of the others.