Today's racecards

Ascot

  • 16:10 MacQuarie Group Rous Stakes 5f

  • Winner £19,848 2nd £7,525 3rd £3,766 4th £1,876
  • Going: Soft (Straight Course,Round Course,Soft.Heavy in places)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 1.59s
  • Off time: 16:10:47
16:10 Ascot Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Doc Hay (USA) 6/1
2nd Free Zone 25/1
3rd Ponty Acclaim (IRE) 16/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (11) 811680 Dark Blue and White stripes, White sleeves, hooped cap Mirza 14
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-1 Rae Guest J P Murtagh 102 9/110.00
2 (10) 225317 White, red seams, white sleeves and cap My Girl Anna (IRE) 14
Nag meDistance Winner
5 8-13 M Kelly R P Cleary 100 6/17.00
5 (5) 337417 Beige, dark green cross belts, quartered cap Doc Hay (USA) 14
Nag meDistance Winner
5 8-12 D O'Meara D Tudhope 104 6/17.00
6 (13) 3-12221 Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars and stars on cap Face The Problem (IRE) 7
Nag meDistance Winner
4 8-12 J A Osborne J Doyle 108 2/13.00
7 (3) 239635 Emerald green, brown stars, emerald green cap, brown star Free Zone 11
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-12 B Smart T Eaves 105 25/126.00
8 (1) 6740-72 Red, White sash, Royal Blue cap Kingsgate Native (IRE) 14
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
7 8-12 R M H Cowell S W Kelly 110 4/15.00
9 (7) 402051- White, dark blue seams, hooped sleeves and cap Monsieur Chevalier (IRE) 392
Nag meDistance Winner
5 8-12 P J O'gorman P Cosgrave 115 14/115.00
11 (12) 202049 Beige, dark blue chevrons, beige sleeves, quartered cap Pabusar 24
Nag me
4 8-12 R M Beckett R Kingscote 106 12/113.00
14 (8) 065793 Purple, large Yellow spots, Yellow cap Ponty Acclaim (IRE) 11
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
3 8-7 h T D Easterby E Ahern 97 16/117.00
Non runners
3 (9)076004Burning Thread (IRE)58-12T J EtheringtonT Hamilton86
4 (6)461010Cheviot (USA)68-12I SempleDane O'Neill104
10 (2)1-79400Move In Time48-12B SmartNon Runner95
12 (4)1418/02Temple Meads48-12E S McmahonR Mullen105
13 (14)80-0561My Propeller (IRE)38-7P W Chapple-HyamJ P Spencer100

Verdict

Bryan Smart has won the last three of these including with Move In Time a year ago but he hasn't been in anything like that kind of form subsequently and it will be a surprise if he follows up. Stablemate Free Zone hasn't been running well enough to consider while Monsieur Chevalier, runner-up in last year's Golden Jubilee and the top-rated here, hasn't been seen since landing a Goodwood Listed race over a year ago. Kingsgate Native has only won four times from 27 starts but invariably competes at the highest level. He showed himself in good shape when beaten a short-head by Swiss Spirit at Newbury though that was on fast ground and he appears happier on that sort of surface. Ponty Acclaim had her finest hour in the Cornwallis Stakes on this card last year but the one to be on is FACE THE PROBLEM. Jamie Osborne's charge was beaten narrowly by Doc Hay at Doncaster but that was over 6f and he bounced back to score over the minimum trip on heavy going at Haydock last week.