Today's racecards

Ascot

  • 15:40 Cushman & Wakefield Fillies' Handicap 1m 4f

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 30.48s
  • Off time: 15:41:25
15:40 Ascot Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Kikonga 7/2
2nd Miss Cap Estel 9/1
3rd Saint Hilary 20/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (1) 0/517-64 Royal Blue, Emerald Green sleeves Saint Hilary 25
Nag meDistance Winner
4 10-0 W R Muir Martin Dwyer 88 20/121.00
2 (7) 0-60050 Red, Emerald Green epaulets Party Line 13
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-11 M Johnston J Fanning 85 5/16.00
3 (5) 121-047 Mauve, Mauve and White check sleeves, White cap Lady Rosamunde 27
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-10 p M P Tregoning Hayley Turner 84 8/19.00
4 (8) 316-234 Dark Blue, White sleeves and cap Miss Cap Estel 14
Nag me
4 9-8 A M Balding J Fortune 82 9/110.00
5 (3) 331324 ROYAL BLUE and WHITE (quartered), RED sleeves and cap Saint Helena (IRE) 20
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
5 9-5 h H J L Dunlop G Baker 79 10/111.00
6 (2) 031-12 Beige, Royal Blue sleeves and cap Kikonga 19
Nag meBeaten Favourite
3 8-12 L M Cumani Kirsty Milczarek 85 7/24.50
7 (9) 6-67154 Purple, grey and purple striped sleeves, hooped cap Emman Bee (IRE) 11
Nag me
4 8-11 L A Dace Simon Pearce (3) 71 28/129.00
8 (4) 32-421 Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Muthmera (USA) 13
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-10 R Varian Dane O'Neill 83 2/13.00
9 (6) 411143 Royal Blue, Maroon sash and star on cap Poetic Verse 16
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-4 B R Millman N Mackay 77 14/115.00

Verdict

Muthmera had proved difficult to win with until the combination of cheekpieces and hood were tried at Chester and Roger Varian's filly duly dotted up on a first foray into handicaps. She isn't easy to oppose off a 4lb higher mark but we'll take a chance about PARTY LINE being able to do so. Any Mark Johnston runner at Ascot is worth more than a cursory glance and while outclassed in the Northumberland Plate, the four-year-old has gone well at Ascot previously and is back to a winning mark. Kikonga and Miss Cap Estel were behind a useful filly at Pontefract last month although Andrew Balding's filly reopposes off better terms today. Lady Rosamunde hasn't given a great deal of encouragement this season but the grey has shown plenty of aptitude for fast ground in the past and the booking of Hayley Turner appears a positive under the circumstances.