Today's racecards

Ascot

  • 16:40 Wessex Youth Trust Gordon Carter Handicap2m

  • Winner £7,439 2nd £2,214 3rd £1,106 4th £553
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 38.34s
  • Off time: 16:40:21
16:40 Ascot Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Red Orator 9/2
2nd Ardlui (IRE) 7/2
3rd First Avenue 18/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (3) 0-50353 Orange, Emerald Green sleeves, Orange armlets, quartered cap Itlaaq 27
Nag meDistance Winner
6 10-0 t M W Easterby G Gibbons 90 20/121.00
2 (5) 7-56527 Orange and White (quartered), checked sleeves and cap Woolfall Treasure 31
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7 10-0 v G L Moore R Hughes 90 20/121.00
3 (9) 46334/7 Royal blue, light blue stars on sleeves Ocean's Minstrel 8
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6 9-10 J Ryan A Kirby 86 8/19.00
4 (12) 1347-02 Light Blue, Royal Blue hoop, armlets and cap Ardlui (IRE) 21
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-9 A King T P Queally 85 7/24.50
5 (7) 722828 Black, red braces, red cap First Avenue 13
Nag meDistance Winner
7 9-9 Mrs L J Mongan I Mongan 85 18/119.00
6 (1) 6-42140 Dark Blue, Yellow disc, Yellow cap Orsippus (USA) 65
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-6 M Smith K Fallon 82 7/18.00
7 (2) 6/332-65 Emerald green, yellow epaulets, yellow sleeves, emerald green armlets, yellow cap Valid Reason 34
Nag meCourse Winner
5 9-5 D K Ivory S W Kelly 81 9/110.00
9 (8) 0/43102 Grey, Royal Blue seams, sleeves and cap Hawkeshead 57
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5 9-0 Ian Williams M O'connell 76 16/117.00
10 (6) 131365 Pink, black hollow box, sleeves and cap Flashman 27
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3 8-4 R A Fahey P Hanagan 77 4/15.00
11 (10) 14172 Yellow, Black hoop, Black Sleeves, yellow stars, yellow cap, black star Red Orator 12
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3 8-4 M Johnston J Fanning 77 9/25.50
12 (11) 420412 Black, Beige epaulets, striped sleeves and star on cap Somemothersdohavem 21
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-0 p J Ryan Kirsty Milczarek 73 25/126.00
Non runners
8 (4)45-4143Ethics Girl (IRE)69-5John BerryL Dettori81

Verdict

Itlaaq is perfectly at home in this grade and should make a bold bid along with Woolfall Treasure, who has decent claims on his earlier second over C&D at the Shergar Cup meeting. Ardlui posted a good effort at Chester last time which suggests he won't be far away while the the three-year-old Somemothersdohavem won at Kempton last month with a below-par Red Orator well beaten. The latter has since gone close at Hamilton and it's too soon to write him off but a chance is taken on OCEAN'S MINSTREL. Fourth in the 2010 Cesarewitch, he was having his first outing since when running well for a long way in Listed company on his comeback. He looks to have retained his ability so John Ryan's charge gets the nod.