Today's racecards

Ascot

  • 15:25 Betfred Victoria Cup Handicap7f

  • Winner £52,912 2nd £15,844 3rd £7,922 4th £3,961
  • Going: Soft (Round Course: Heavy, Soft in places)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 30.30s
  • Off time: 15:27:54
15:25 Ascot Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Global Village (IRE) 9/1
2nd Bonnie Brae 11/1
3rd King Of Jazz (IRE) 14/1
4th Brae Hill (IRE) 20/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (12) 566451- Royal Blue, Cerise spots and sleeves, quartered cap Pastoral Player 224
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-10 H Morrison D Holland 107 11/112.00
2 (19) 0/41004- Black, Yellow sleeves, Black armlets, Black cap, Yellow stars Hawkeyethenoo (IRE) 224
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
6 9-6 J S Goldie G Lee 103 12/113.00
3 (8) 61000-1 Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars, royal blue cap Brae Hill (IRE) 42
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-2 R A Fahey T Hamilton 99 20/121.00
4 (18) 460-422 Royal Blue, Emerald Green chevron, armlets and cap Rodrigo De Torres 21
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-1 Mrs K Burke Martin Harley 98 20/121.00
5 (5) 02708-3 Red, royal blue star, armlets and stars on cap King Of Jazz (IRE) 41
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-0 M L W Bell Hayley Turner 97 14/115.00
6 (13) 058-900 Pink, Emerald Green epaulets and armlets, hooped cap Mabait 86
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-0 D M Simcock Alice Haynes (7) 97 33/134.00
7 (1) 261001- Light Blue, Dark Blue sleeves, White cap, Dark Blue hoop Bonnie Brae 189
Nag meDistance Winner
5 8-13 D R C Elsworth R L Moore 96 11/112.00
8 (6) 585376- WHITE, ROYAL BLUE hoop, diabolo on sleeves Imperial Guest 210
Nag meCourse Winner
6 8-13 G G Margarson A Hamblett (3) 96 28/129.00
9 (21) 7416-80 White, Royal Blue cross belts, check sleeves, White cap, Royal Blue spots Nasri 19
Nag meDistance Winner
6 8-12 D Nicholls D E Egan (7) 95 20/121.00
10 (15) 141121- Beige, Dark Blue armlets, Dark Blue cap Lightning Cloud (IRE) 248
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 8-12 K A Ryan Amy Ryan (3) 95 14/115.00
11 (20) 3177-28 Yellow, Light Green epaulets, Yellow sleeves, Light Green spots Advanced 7
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
9 8-12 K A Ryan Julie Burke (3) 95 33/134.00
12 (24) 89285-6 Grey, orange stars on sleeves, orange cap Kakatosi 129
Nag meDistance Winner
5 8-12 A M Balding J Fortune 95 33/134.00
13 (22) 1/10220- White, Royal Blue hoop, diabolo on sleeves, Royal Blue cap Excellent Guest 294
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 8-12 G G Margarson I Mongan 95 12/113.00
14 (7) 111638- YELLOW, PURPLE hoops and armlets, hooped cap White Frost (IRE) 210
Nag meDistance Winner
4 8-9 C Hills William Carson 92 10/111.00
15 (4) 21981-1 Pink and Black stripes, Pink sleeves, Black armlets, Pink cap Tariq Too 21
Nag meDistance Winner
5 8-8 Miss Amy Weaver E Ahern 91 8/19.00
16 (14) 00539-0 Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars and stars on cap Fathsta (IRE) 6
Nag meDistance Winner
7 8-7 D M Simcock Martin Dwyer 90 12/113.00
17 (23) 85523-2 Red, Yellow stars on sleeves New Leyf (IRE) 42
Nag meDistance Winner
6 8-7 b Ed Walker J-P Guillambert 90 33/134.00
18 (2) 1-27513 Beige, brown armlets Global Village (IRE) 21
Nag meDistance Winner
7 8-5 B Ellison T P O'Shea 88 9/110.00
19 (16) 10402-7 Red and yellow (quartered), white sleeves, royal blue stars, striped cap Pravda Street 21
Nag meDistance Winner
7 8-3 B Ellison J P Fahy 86 16/117.00
20 (3) 57000-8 White, royal blue stars and sleeves, royal blue cap, white star Cool Marble (IRE) 44
Nag me
5 8-2 J Gask Raul Da Silva (5) 85 28/129.00
21 (9) 0440-92 Yellow and Dark Blue diamonds, diabolo on sleeves, Yellow cap, Dark Blue diamond Benandonner (USA) 10
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
9 8-1 M Murphy Martin Lane 84 33/134.00
22 (10) 36919-0 Red and White (halved), White sleeves, Red stars, White cap, Red star Fantasy Gladiator 35
Nag meDistance Winner
6 8-0 p R M H Cowell Andrea Atzeni 83 40/141.00
23 (11) 009104- SAXE BLUE, YELLOW armlets, BLUE and RED quartered cap Dhaular Dhar (IRE) 132
Nag meDistance Winner
10 8-0 J S Goldie Noel Garbutt (7) 83 40/141.00
24 (17) 8308-05 Dark Blue, Yellow inverted triangle, sleeves and cap Space Station 11
Nag meDistance Winner
6 7-13 b S Dow D Fox (3) 82 50/151.00

Verdict

Hawkeyethenoo loves these big-field handicaps and won this last year from a 7lb lower mark. The ground was fast that day but good when he finished fourth behind Pastoral Player here in October and, with a 7lb pull, there should be little between that pair here. Imperial Guest is a specialist at this trip and almost always runs well here though he was behind Pastoral Player in October. George Margarson also runs Excellent Guest who was well beaten a year ago but was a cracking runner-up to Manassas on soft ground in the Buckinghan Palace Stakes at the Royal Meeting before occupying the same spot behind today's rival Brae Hill at Newmarket. The latter reappeared to land the Lincoln but is now on his highest ever mark. LIGHTNING CLOUD made tremendous progress last season and scored over the C&D in July. He can improve again this campaign and, as he won't mind the going, is taken to make a winning reappearance. Tariq Too is another who made great strides last year and reappeared with a very convincing victory on soft ground at Thirsk. Global Village is an all-weather specialist but showed that soft ground holds no fears with a fine run over a mile at Newbury last time and this is his best trip.