Ascot

  • 14:05 Leo Bancroft Signature Haircare Handicap1m 4f

  • Winner £8,410 2nd £2,502 3rd £1,251 4th £625
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 35.57s
  • Off time: 14:05:27
14:05 Ascot Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Al Saham 8/1
2nd Hamelin (IRE) 9/4
3rd Rhombus (IRE) 8/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (3) 35211/0 Royal blue Restraint of Trade (IRE) 107
Nag me
4 9-7 p1 C Appleby Martin Lane 95 10/111.00
2 (7) 129356 Black and Red (quartered), White sleeves, White cap, Red star Swing Alone (IRE) 22
Nag me
5 9-5 h Miss Gay Kelleway L Morris 93 16/117.00
3 (5) 1/01454- Royal blue, white cap Al Saham 221
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
5 9-3 h Saeed bin Suroor S De Sousa 91 8/19.00
4 (8) 7511- Dark blue and pink stripes, pink sleeves and cap Hamelin (IRE) 214
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-3 Lady Cecil R Hughes 91 9/43.25
5 (1) 46/1131- Yellow, large Black spots and spots on cap Semeen 288
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-2 L M Cumani A Kirby 90 8/19.00
6 (4) 124170- yellow, dark blue seams, yellow cap Rhombus (IRE) 182
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
4 9-1 I Mohammed T P Queally 89 8/19.00
7 (9) 41322-3 Pink, royal blue braces Glorious Protector (IRE) 35
Nag me
4 9-1 Ed Walker G Baker 89 11/43.75
8 (2) 241110 Yellow, Light Blue hoop, Light Blue sleeves, Yellow armlets The Lock Master (IRE) 22
Nag meDistance Winner
7 8-13 M Appleby J P Spencer 87 25/126.00
9 (6) 52267/0- Black, grey disc, armlets and cap Aazif (IRE) 24
Nag meBeaten Favourite
5 8-9 t Ian Williams S Donohoe 83 33/134.00

Verdict

Semeen did well last year, winning three of his four starts. But rain-softened ground is a real worry whereas the going will suit RHOMBUS. Ismael Mohammed's four-year-old may have had enough for the season when disappointing in the November Handicap in his final race of last season but has had a good break since and should win more races off his current mark. Hamelin was progressive last year but is another for whom conditions may be too soft and similar concerns surround Al Saham. Glorious Protector is consistent but is still climbing the handicap despite not winning.