Ascot

  • 17:30 Ritz Club Handicap5f

  • Winner £12,450 2nd £3,728 3rd £1,864 4th £932
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 0.08s
  • Off time: 17:33:52
17:30 Ascot Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Medicean Man 9/2
2nd Sohraab 15/2
3rd Confessional 12/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (5) 00-5685 Black, pink seams, hooped sleeves and cap Mister Manannan (IRE) 43
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-12 D Nicholls T P O'Shea 100 25/126.00
2 (6) 24-2414 Pink, dark blue stars, pink cap Addictive Dream (IRE) 14
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
4 9-10 W R Swinburn J P Fahy (3) 98 4/15.00
3 (1) 055495 Yellow, Black chevron, Black sleeves, Yellow stars, Black cap, Yellow star Lui Rei (ITY) 14
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-9 p R M H Cowell P Cosgrave 97 8/19.00
4 (7) 5-28732 Dark blue, grey star and armlets, hooped cap Medicean Man 14
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
5 9-8 p J Gask Raul Da Silva (7) 96 9/25.50
5 (11) 5/00280 Royal blue, white hoops, white sleeves, royal blue diamonds, royal blue cap Befortyfour 29
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-5 R C Guest A Culhane 93 25/126.00
7 (8) 0-44029 White, dark blue epaulets, dark blue and white halved sleeves, quartered cap Confessional 15
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-4 e T D Easterby S W Kelly 92 12/113.00
8 (14) 609410 Pink and Grey stripes, chevrons on sleeves, Pink cap Sohraab 14
Nag meDistance Winner
7 9-2 H Morrison K T O'Neill (5) 90 15/28.50
9 (9) 40-8000 White, Dark Blue star, Light Blue sleeves, Dark Blue stars, Light Blue cap, Dark Blue star Cheveton 14
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 9-2 R J Price R Clark (5) 90 8/19.00
10 (3) 031120 YELLOW, BLACK star, quartered cap Solemn 15
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-1 b J M Bradley S M Levey (3) 89 22/123.00
11 (4) 0-20411 Black, large White spots, armlets and cap Medici Time 15
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-1 v T D Easterby R Mullen 89 10/111.00
13 (13) 211272 Dark blue, white star, halved sleeves and star on cap Collect Art (IRE) 2
Nag meBeaten Favourite
4 8-11 A B Haynes S Donohoe 85 6/17.00
Non runners
6 (10)117-391Poppy Seed49-4Richard HannonP Dobbs92
12 (2)481971Le Toreador68-12K A RyanM Hills86
14 (12)232111Albany Rose (IRE)38-7Rae GuestDavid Probert86

Verdict

A Listed race winner last year, MISTER MANANNAN has finally dropped to a mark that allows him to take part in handicaps once again. Dandy Nicholls' sprinter can take advantage having competed in much better company for most of his career. Medicean Man is likely to be thereabouts again having beaten the consistent Addictive Dream and Lui Rei when runner-up at Windsor last time, but recent winners Albany Rose, Medici Time and Le Toreador have more to do in better company off higher marks. Poppy Seed returned to winning ways back in handicap company last time and there may be more to come from her, however.