Ascot

  • 14:35 Argento Wine Nursery5f

  • Winner £11,644 2nd £3,465 3rd £1,732 4th £866
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 0m 59.25s
  • Off time: 14:36:21
14:35 Ascot Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st The Taj 11/2
2nd Bispham Green 8/1
3rd Dominate 13/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (4) 10627 Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap The Taj 15
Nag me
2 9-7 R Hannon P Hanagan 92 11/26.50
2 (6) 2166 WHITE, EMERALD GREEN stars, sleeves and stars on cap Dominate 35
Nag meDistance Winner
2 9-3 R Hannon P J Dobbs 88 13/27.50
3 (1) 22015 Yellow and Purple diamonds Royal Aspiration (IRE) 15
Nag me
2 9-2 W J Haggas M Hills 87 8/19.00
4 (2) 229011 DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond Opt Out 12
Nag meDistance Winner
2 8-10 M Johnston F Norton 81 9/25.50
5 (7) 521263 Lime Green Forray 21
Nag meDistance Winner
2 8-8 E S McMahon R Mullen 79 5/16.00
6 (3) 1 White, Red braces, sleeves and cap Foxy Forever (IRE) 10
Nag meDistance Winner
2 8-8 M Wigham M Barzalona 79 8/19.00
7 (9) 313 Red, black stars, red sleeves, red cap, black stars Stand Of Glory (USA) 11
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
2 8-5 D M Simcock D E Egan (5) 76 5/16.00
8 (8) 481245 Maroon, beige braces, beige cap Hot Secret 8
Nag meDistance Winner
2 8-2 h A M Balding David Probert 73 20/121.00
10 (10) 665422 Red, Red cap, White spots Bispham Green 21
Nag me
2 8-2 R A Fahey K T O'Neill 73 8/19.00
Non runners
9 (5)511Girl At The Sands (IRE)28-2J G GivenNon Runner73

Verdict

Dominate didn't enjoy much luck in-running on his handicap debut at Goodwood last month. That was his first start since contesting the Molecomb Stakes and the Hannon team will be hoping he can gain some compensation here. However, we just prefer ROYAL ASPIRATION who ran another sound race at York last time when fifth to Mary's Daughter. The Taj was behind that day and looks held and William Haggas' colt still seems to be heading in the right direction. Opt Out won at Goodwood and Warwick last month but is a lot more exposed than some of these, while Hot Secret will struggle to overturn Chester running with Bispham Green and Forray. Foxy Forever, Stand Of Glory and Girl At The Sands all arrive in good form but this is a step up in class.