Today's racecards

Ascot

  • 15:35 Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup Sprint Handicap6f

  • 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: 1m 14.37s
  • Off time: 15:36:17
15:35 Ascot Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Morache Music 6/1
2nd Desert Law (IRE) 3/1
3rd Firebeam 6/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (7) 2311 Red, white triangle Firebeam 29
Nag meDistance Winner
3 10-0 W J Haggas P Hanagan 99 6/42.50
2 (12) 271-204 EMERALD GREEN, WHITE triangle, hooped sleeves and cap Desert Law (IRE) 29
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-12 A M Balding C O'Donoghue 97 3/14.00
3 (3) 17912-8 EMERALD GREEN, WHITE triangle, striped sleeves and cap Morache Music 35
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-6 P J Makin F M Berry 91 6/17.00
4 (6) 140101 BLACK, WHITE triangle Kingscroft (IRE) 6 (ex3)
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-6 M Johnston D J Whyte 88 11/112.00
5 (8) 4-20764 ROYAL BLUE, WHITE triangle, striped sleeves and cap Glas Burn 21
Nag me
3 9-4 J G Portman M Demuro 89 33/134.00
6 (10) 5-29760 RED, WHITE triangle, hooped sleeves and cap Avonmore Star 14
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-3 Richard Hannon Jim Crowley 88 25/126.00
7 (9) 68-1391 ROYAL BLUE, WHITE triangle, hooped sleeves and cap Azzurra Du Caprio (IRE) 42
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-2 B Haslam C P Lemaire 87 16/117.00
8 (11) 9-48772 BLACK, WHITE triangle, hooped sleeves and cap Julius Geezer (IRE) 33
Nag me
3 9-2 Tom Dascombe H Bowman 87 10/111.00
9 (5) 21-7 BLACK, WHITE triangle, striped sleeves and cap Googlette (IRE) 49
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-2 v1 E F Vaughan Y Take 87 25/126.00
10 (2) 33011-0 EMERALD GREEN, WHITE triangle Loki's Revenge 14
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-0 W Jarvis R Hughes 85 12/113.00
Non runners
11 (1)01-2150St Augustine (IRE)39-0J R BestReserve 185
12 (4)5-1144Namwahjobo (IRE)38-12J S GoldieReserve 283

Verdict

Julius Geezer's second at Ripon was a welcome return to form but Tom Dascombe's charge still looks too high in the weights. Kingscroft continues to defy the handicapper but may find this too sharp under a penalty, while Desert Law hasn't quite lived up to expectations so far this term and is likely to find at least one too good again today. That one may be top weight FIREBEAM, who is lightly raced and improving at a rate of knots judged by the way he made mincemeat of the opposition at York last month. William Haggas' gelding will hold his own in pattern company on that evidence and should have far too much for these. Azzurra Du Caprio just collared Eland Ally over this trip at Doncaster last time but has more on his plate here.