Today's racecards

Ascot

  • 13:30 Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup Stayers Handicap2m

  • Winner £19,672 2nd £6,888 3rd £3,148 4th £2,456
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 35.46s
  • Off time: 13:30:13
13:30 Ascot Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Retirement Plan 7/1
2nd Buckland (IRE) 25/1
3rd Hassle (IRE) 7/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (4) 2/270-22 Cerise, black inverted triangle and yoke, hooped sleeves, black cap Earth Amber 101
Nag me
5 10-0 N J Henderson Hayley Turner 100 6/17.00
2 (11) 01-1522 Emerald Green, black inverted triangle and yoke, stars on sleeves, white cap Edge Of Sanity (IRE) 42
Nag me
5 9-11 B Ellison J Fortune 97 5/16.00
3 (10) 1151-07 Yellow, black inverted triangle and yoke, stars on sleeves, white cap Big Thunder 11
Nag meCourse Winner
4 9-10 Sir Mark Prescott S Khumalo 96 8/19.00
4 (1) 3-11612 Light Blue, black inverted triangle and yoke, stars on sleeves, white cap Hassle (IRE) 15
Nag meCourse Winner
5 9-9 p C G Cox O Peslier 95 7/24.50
5 (3) 011-94 cerise, black inverted triangle, black yoke, cerise sleeves, cerise cap Retirement Plan 13
Nag meBeaten Favourite
4 9-8 Lady Cecil Emma Jayne Wilson 94 7/18.00
6 (6) 15-1255 Yellow, black inverted triangle and yoke, hooped sleeves, black cap Debdebdeb 28
Nag me
4 9-4 A M Balding Yuichi Fukunaga 90 17/29.50
7 (5) 40-0091 Cerise, black inverted triangle and yoke, stars on sleeves, white cap Moidore 71
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-1 J J Quinn Steffi Hofer 87 20/121.00
8 (7) 09-0537 Light Blue, black inverted triangle and yoke, hooped sleeves, black cap Buckland (IRE) 15
Nag me
6 8-12 C Fellowes A De Vries 84 25/126.00
9 (2) 022213 Emerald Green, black inverted triangle and yoke, hooped sleeves, black cap Kashgar 15
Nag meDistance Winner
5 8-11 B J Llewellyn R Hughes 83 8/19.00
10 (8) 010192 Light blue, black inverted triangle and yoke Sir Frank Morgan (IRE) 4
Nag meDistance Winner
4 8-10 M Johnston L Dettori 82 7/18.00
Non runners
11 (12)4-34160Number One London (IRE)48-10B J MeehanReserve 182
12 (9)621391Teak (IRE)78-9Ian WilliamsReserve 280

Verdict

Hassle was no match for Maid In Rio over track and trip last time and is 3lb higher now. But the winner was well handicapped that day and Clive Cox's charge had won earlier here over 1m6f so has to go on the short-list. Moidore hasn't raced since staying on strongly to score on soft going at Newcastle in May but Sir Frank Morgan has been busy. The latter was well behind Hassle here two runs ago but only beaten a head at Ripon on Tuesday. DEDEBDEB appears to have more chance of staying this trip than Retirement Plan and could put his speed to good use if the pace isn't too strong. He's won twice over 1m6f and can pick off likely front-runner Earth Amber in the closing stages. Edge Of Sanity has his first run for Brian Ellison having been sold out of Jim Bolger's yard but surprise Goodwood winner Teak would have a great chance if getting a run from his reserve spot.