Today's racecards

Ascot

  • 15:00 Michael Page International Shergar Cup Challenge Handicap1m 4f

  • Winner £14,754 2nd £5,166 3rd £2,361 4th £1,842
  • Going: Good To Soft (soft in places on the round course)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 33.96s
  • Off time: 15:00:14
15:00 Ascot Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Averroes (IRE) 11/2
2nd Zuider Zee (GER) 7/1
3rd Life And Soul (IRE) 6/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (7) 9623/2-2 ROYAL BLUE, WHITE triangle Waldvogel (IRE) 29
Nag me
7 9-5 N G Richards O Peslier 95 11/112.00
2 (6) 26-2149 BLACK, WHITE triangle, striped sleeves and cap Rock A Doodle Doo (IRE) 28
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse and Distance Winner
4 9-5 W Jarvis Y Take 95 10/34.33
3 (8) 652-003 EMERALD GREEN, WHITE triangle Chock A Block (IRE) 13
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-5 Saeed bin Suroor R Hughes 95 9/110.00
4 (12) 102-694 EMERALD GREEN, WHITE triangle, hooped sleeves and cap Pipette 15
Nag me
4 9-4 t A M Balding C O'Donoghue 94 6/17.00
5 (5) 432-623 ROYAL BLUE, WHITE triangle, striped sleeves and cap Averroes (IRE) 49
Nag me
4 9-4 C G Cox M Demuro 94 11/26.50
6 (2) 34-8177 BLACK, WHITE triangle Classic Vintage (USA) 7
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-3 Mrs A J Perrett D J Whyte 93 20/121.00
7 (4) 146-434 RED, WHITE triangle, hooped sleeves and cap Zuider Zee (GER) 50
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
4 9-2 J H M Gosden Jim Crowley 92 7/18.00
8 (11) 04259-0 ROYAL BLUE, WHITE triangle, hooped sleeves and cap Australia Day (IRE) 53
Nag me
8 9-2 P R Webber C P Lemaire 92 12/113.00
9 (1) 15-3403 RED, WHITE triangle, striped sleeves and cap Life And Soul (IRE) 42
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
4 9-1 Mrs A J Perrett Hayley Turner 91 6/17.00
10 (3) 381006 Red, white triangle English Summer 13
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-1 M Johnston P Hanagan 91 18/119.00
Non runners
11 (9)65-4681Apprimus (IRE)59-1M BottiReserve 191
12 (10)411728Uphold49-0Miss Gay KellewayReserve 290

Verdict

Apart from a poor run on very soft ground here at the Royal meeting, LIFE AND SOUL hasn't done a lot wrong this term and deserves a change of luck. Amanda Perrett's charge is only a pound higher than when scoring over C&D last September on similar going. Rock A Doodle Doo was well backed in a valuable handicap at York last month and it would be no surprise to see him recoup losses here but the ground may not be fast enough for the trail-blazing Australia Day while Zuider Zee hasn't been seen since disappointing at Goodwood in June and may need further nowadays. Chock A Block appears to be running into form, however, while Averroes had Rock A Doodle Doo and the selection behind here on his latest start and would be a danger to all if reproducing that effort on this quicker surface.