Today's racecards

Ascot

  • 16:50 Delancey Handicap 1m

  • Winner £7,439 2nd £2,214 3rd £1,106 4th £553
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 40.05s
  • Off time: 16:51:14
16:50 Ascot Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Morpheus 2/1
2nd Stableford 9/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (7) 213130 Maroon, beige star and sleeves, beige cap, maroon stars You Da One 22
Nag me
3 9-7 h A M Balding Hayley Turner 88 8/19.00
2 (4) 410-63 LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets Private Alexander (IRE) 6
Nag me
3 9-6 D O'Meara D Nolan 87 6/17.00
3 (6) 415-125 Emerald Green and White diabolo, White sleeves, quartered cap Al Mukhdam 14
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-5 P W Chapple-Hyam J Fanning 86 12/113.00
4 (3) 33-3211 Black, orange disc Secret Art (IRE) 27
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-4 R M Beckett Martin Dwyer 85 4/15.00
5 (1) 214 Emerald Green, Royal Blue sleeves, White cap, Emerald Green spots Stableford 27
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
3 9-2 B J Meehan J Fortune 83 9/25.50
6 (2) 7-621 Green, pink sash and cap, white sleeves Morpheus 29
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-1 Lady Cecil Martin Harley 82 2/13.00
8 (5) 624-431 Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Estifzaaz (IRE) 20
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-10 C Hills Dane O'Neill 77 9/110.00
Non runners
7 (8)91-2Veeraya39-1W J HaggasNon Runner82

Verdict

With his illustrious sibling Frankel never too far away from any discussion, Morpheus was always going to attract plenty of attention and having justified market confidence at Nottingham, Lady Cecil's charge will have plenty of supporters on his handicap debut. Stableford looks smart and is certain to pick up more races but we'll take a chance about VEERAYA. William Haggas' gelding ran with credit on a belated seasonal reappearance last month, and if anything, a step up to a mile is likely to be to his advantage. Private Alexander was not disgraced in a Listed race at Sandown and the former Ger Lyons inmate appears an exciting recruit for David O'Meara. Secret Art bids for a hat-trick having won at Nottingham and Sandown whilst Estifzaaz makes a first foray into handicaps having broken his maiden at the sixth time of asking.