Today's racecards

Ascot

  • 15:35 Longines Sagaro Stakes 2m

  • Winner £34,026 2nd £12,900 3rd £6,456 4th £3,216
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 28.32s
  • Off time: 15:37:12
15:35 Ascot Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Estimate (IRE) 2/1
2nd Caucus 6/1
3rd Sir Graham Wade (IRE) 6/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (1) 542663- Light blue, yellow and light blue halved sleeves Askar Tau (FR) 193
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 9-1 v M P Tregoning G Baker 111 8/19.00
2 (7) 611112 Dark blue, light blue chevron, hooped sleeves and cap Buckland (IRE) 18
Nag me
5 9-1 H Adielsson Jim Crowley 94 33/134.00
3 (6) 85/3081- Pink, White sleeves Caucus 216
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-1 J H M Gosden William Buick 105 6/17.00
4 (10) 53/5630- Dark blue and pink stripes, pink sleeves and cap Solar Sky 249
Nag me
5 9-1 p1 D R C Elsworth L P Keniry 105 25/126.00
5 (2) 3769-13 Emerald green, black sash and sleeves Steps To Freedom (IRE) 24
Nag meDistance Winner
7 9-1 t Mrs J Harrington R Hughes 107 9/25.50
6 (8) 022147- Maroon, maroon and grey diabolo on sleeves, maroon cap, grey star Tres Rock Danon (FR) 255
Nag meDistance Winner
7 9-1 b G Geisler Freddie Tylicki 111 20/121.00
7 (5) 7/7215-3 Royal Blue, White hoops, Maroon sleeves and cap Handazan (IRE) 21
Nag me
4 8-12 p A King T P Queally 98 25/126.00
8 (4) 01121-5 Yellow, Red chevrons, Red sleeves, Yellow diamonds, Black cap Sir Graham Wade (IRE) 21
Nag me
4 8-12 M Johnston K Fallon 104 6/17.00
9 (3) 612-2 Mauve, Yellow seams, Yellow cap Earth Amber 21
Nag me
4 8-9 N J Henderson J P Spencer 94 10/111.00
10 (9) 7/1133- Purple, Gold braid, Scarlet sleeves, Black velvet cap, Gold fringe Estimate (IRE) 230
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
4 8-9 Sir Michael Stoute R L Moore 108 2/13.00

Verdict

Earth Amber made a sparkling debut for Nicky Henderson on her arrival from France in a Listed contest at Nottingham where she had Handazan and the favourite Sir Graham Wade behind. There's no reason for a form reversal though the latter ran poorly on his debut last season. Askar Tau won this in 2011 though already had a run under his belt but Caucus has won first time out in the past and ended the last campaign with a fine victory at Newmarket. STEPS TO FREEDOM is a superb dual-purpose performer equally at home on the Flat or over hurdles. He arrives fit and ready and is just given the nod over the unexposed Estimate, who easily won the Queen's Vase at the Royal meeting but didn't quite match that form in subsequent starts.