17:25 Ascot

Canisbay Bloodstock Handicap (Class 4)

  • 13 Runners
  • Distance: 6f
  • Going: Good (Straight, Round Good to Soft)
  • Surface: Turf
  • £10,000 added
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 15.95s
  • Off Time: 17:30:07
  • 13 Ran
Silk -
Silk -
Silk - Dark Blue, White diamond, diamonds on sleeves, Dark Blue cap, White diamond
  • Form 84-1431
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-7
  • Official Rating 84

prominent, ridden halfway, weakened over 2f out

Silk - PINK, EMERALD GREEN cross belts, armlets and spots on cap
  • Form 122280
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-6
  • Official Rating 83

pulled hard, in rear, stumbled 4f out, headway over 2f out, driven and no impression final furlong

Silk - Yellow, Purple star, Yellow sleeves, Purple spots, Yellow cap, Purple stars

Special Day

64 BF
  • Form 1-32
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-6
  • Official Rating 83

held up in rear, not much room and squeezed through inside final 2f, good headway final furlong, finished well, not reach winner

Silk - Emerald Green, Light Blue chevron, diamonds on sleeves, Light Blue cap

Edge Closer

15 CDD
  • Form 1-21
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-6
  • Official Rating 83

made all, driven, in command when hung left final furlong

Silk - Black and White (halved), sleeves reversed, Red cap


294 D
  • Form 621115-
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-5
  • Official Rating 82

took keen hold, soon tracking winner, until over 1f out, weakened approaching final furlong

Silk - Light Blue and Mauve (quartered), White sleeves and cap


17 D
  • Form 1911-67
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-3
  • Official Rating 80

took keen hold in mid-division, stayed on one pace final 2f

Silk - Emerald green, large red spots

Lord Theo

52 D
  • Form 31-0164
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-3
  • Official Rating 80

mid-division, ridden and stayed on one pace final 2f

Silk - Black, White disc, hooped sleeves, White cap
  • Form 201-265
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-3
  • Official Rating 80

prominent, chased winner over 1f out, until unable to quicken inside final furlong

Silk - Emerald Green, Red sash, Yellow sleeves and cap
  • Form 12-4359
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-2
  • Official Rating 79

chased leaders, ridden halfway, weakened over 2f out

Silk - White and Black (halved horizontally), check cap, Yellow sleeves
  • Form 212505
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-2
  • Official Rating 79

took keen hold, in touch, ridden over 2f out, soon beaten

Silk - Pink, black epaulets, sleeves and cap
  • Form 181-72
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-1
  • Official Rating 78

held up in rear, headway under pressure and hung right over 1f out, stayed on under pressure inside final furlong

Silk - Red and White diabolo, Royal Blue sleeves, White stars, White cap
  • Form 82-215
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-13
  • Official Rating 76

prominent, ridden over 2f out, soon driven and weakened

Silk - Pink, Emerald Green chevron, halved sleeves, quartered cap
  • Form 6-3147
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-11
  • Official Rating 74

pulled hard, steadied rear, moderate effort under pressure 2f out, soon beaten



22 D
  • Form 326114
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-12
  • Official Rating 75


In depth


In the finale, Edge Closer is selected ahead of Baltimore Jack and Lord Theo. A six-pounds rise in the ratings for his course and distance success last time may understate the ability of Edge Closer as he idled when hitting the front on that occasion. The bigger field today might help his jockey in a bid to produce him late and he gets our vote in this contest. Lord Theo continues to run consistently and is respected, while Golden Desert would have finished a lot closer at Kempton last time with a clear run so a two-pounds drop in the ratings can only help the cause. The drop in trip might yet bring improvement for Count Ceprano, and Sparkling Eyes and Fabuleux Millie are reasonably-enough weighted, we feel, to be given some sort of thought today. Baltimore Jack has a good win-to-run ratio and a four-pounds rise for his Ayr win should not stop him from running well. Finally, Special Day is entitled to be improving after just three promising efforts but, for the selection, we will stick with Edge Closer.


Baltimore Jack (IRE) 2-1fav (9-7) With leader, ridden over 2f out, stayed on to lead near finish, won at Ayr 6f 3yo hcp (4) gd in Jun beating Aye Aye Definitely (8-12) by 1/2l, 7 ran.

Captain Jacksparra (IRE) 33-1 (8-9) Went left start, raced keenly in touch, ridden 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 14th of 17, 14l behind Tybalt (9-1) at Newmarket 1m 3yo hcp (2) gf.

Special Day 2-1fav (9-2) Held up, ridden and headway over 1f out, edged left and led inside final furlong, soon headed, no extra towards finish, 2nd of 10, nk behind Kyle (8-13) at Haydock 6f 3yo hcp (4) gf in May.

Edge Closer 5-4fav (9-5) Made all, readily, won at Ascot 6f 3yo hcp (4) gf beating Silca Elegance (9-0) by 1 1/2l, 6 ran.

Abunai 15-2 (8-9) Towards rear stands side group, stayed on to lead stands side group final furlong, no impression on far side, 5th of 9, 13l behind Baby Strange (9-0) at York 6f 2yo lst stk (1) sft in Oct.

Bateleur 14-1 (9-5) In rear, late headway over 1f out, never nearer, 7th of 12, 6l behind King's Apostle (9-1) at Kempton 6f 3yo hcp (4) pol.

Lord Theo 9-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, ridden well over 1f out, one pace, 4th of 8, 3l behind King's Apostle (9-2) at Ripon 6f 3yo hcp (4) gf in Jun.

Golden Desert (IRE) 12-1 (9-4) Mid-division, short of room when hampered 2f out, headway 1f out, ran on final furlong, not reach leaders, 5th of 12, 4 1/2l behind King's Apostle (9-1) at Kempton 6f 3yo hcp (4) pol.

Count Ceprano (IRE) 9-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, close up and ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, 9th of 11, 5l behind Hunting Tower (9-5) at Salisbury 1m 3yo hcp (4) gf.

Sparkling Eyes 40-1 (8-8) Held up in rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on one pace, 5th of 11, 4l behind Bee Eater (8-10) at Newmarket 6f fll hcp (3) gd.

Fabuleux Millie (IRE) 10-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders and keen, ridden approaching 2f out, kept on to chase winner well inside final furlong, 2nd of 8, 2 1/2l behind Mac Gille Eoin (9-9) at Kempton 6f 3yo hcp (4) pol in Jun.

Farefield Lodge (IRE) 13-2 (9-3) Chased leaders, ridden 2f out, soon weakened, 5th of 6, 12l behind Kelamon (8-3) at Windsor 6f 3yo hcp (4) sft in Jun.

Teen Ager (FR) 14-1 (8-9) Pulled hard, led over 3f out, soon wandered under pressure and weakened, 7th of 10, 6l behind Docofthebay (8-12) at Ascot 7f 3yo hcp (3) gf.

Kelamon 7-2 (9-1) Pulled hard, tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 4th of 6, 7l behind Bee Eater (9-3) at Warwick 6f 3yo hcp (4) sft.