Today's racecards

Ascot

  • 15:00 Battersea Dogs & Cats Home Paradise Stakes 1m

  • Winner £20,983 2nd £7,955 3rd £3,981 4th £1,983
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 39.70s
  • Off time: 15:04:28
15:00 Ascot Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Fencing (USA) 9/2
2nd Sovereign Debt (IRE) 9/2
3rd Stipulate 11/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (5) 41323-4 Dark Green, Yellow star, Yellow and Dark Green halved sleeves, Dark Green cap, Yellow stars Boom And Bust (IRE) 13
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 9-0 M P Tregoning Hayley Turner 106 8/19.00
2 (6) 1021/6 Red, Emerald Green triple diamond, armlets and diamond on cap Chandlery (IRE) 18
Nag me
4 9-0 Richard Hannon R Hughes 105 20/121.00
3 (2) 524542 Black, white seams, white sleeves, black armlets, black cap Don't Call Me (IRE) 18
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 9-0 t D Nicholls Adrian Nicholls 107 12/113.00
4 (3) 13/6304- White, Emerald Green hoop Fencing (USA) 200
Nag meBeaten Favourite
4 9-0 J H M Gosden William Buick 106 9/25.50
6 (9) 887-941 White, dark blue seams, hooped sleeves and cap Monsieur Chevalier (IRE) 25
Nag me
6 9-0 P J O'gorman K Fallon 98 25/126.00
7 (1) 610252- Royal Blue, Cerise spots and sleeves, quartered cap Pastoral Player 228
Nag meCourse Winner
6 9-0 H Morrison G Baker 111 7/24.50
8 (8) 91285-4 White, Emerald Green star, Emerald Green sleeves, White stars, White cap, Emerald Green star Sovereign Debt (IRE) 18
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse WinnerDistance Winner
4 9-0 M L W Bell J P Spencer 111 9/25.50
9 (7) 24643-2 Green, pink sash and cap, white sleeves Stipulate 13
Nag meBeaten Favourite
4 9-0 Sir H R A Cecil T P Queally 110 11/43.75
Non runners
5 (4)152750-Fury59-0W J HaggasNon Runner104

Verdict

The market is a good guide as the biggest priced winner in recent years was 4/1. In his four seasons to race, PASTORAL PLAYER has won twice and run very well on the other two occasions. He's tackling this trip for only the second time but was beaten a neck over this track and trip in a Group 2 last July and that would be good enough. Stipulate has the advantage of a recent run having finished runner-up to Mull Of Killough in a Group 3 at Newmarket when Boom And Bust wasn't far behind. He's tough and consistent so looks certain to get into the mix as does Sovereign Debt, who will enjoy the cut in the ground though he was behind Don't Call Me on his reappearance at Doncaster. Fencing should do well this season after performing at a very high level last year and he may prove the main threat.