Today's racecards

Ascot

  • 14:30 Jersey Stakes 7f

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 27.65s
  • Off time: 14:34:14
14:30 Ascot Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Ouqba 12/1
2nd Deposer (IRE) 16/1
3rd Ashram (IRE) 8/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (9) 1216-02 Royal blue Ashram (IRE) 20
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-4 v1 Saeed bin Suroor L Dettori 108 8/19.00
2 (12) 151 Royal Blue, Red epaulets, Red cap Aranel (IRE) 17
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3 9-1 M Delcher Sanchez C P Lemaire 33/134.00
3 (10) 116-235 Royal Blue, Yellow chevron, Yellow cap, Royal Blue spots Awinnersgame (IRE) 18
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-1 v1 J Noseda J P Murtagh 106 12/113.00
4 (6) 47-9243 Dark Green, Orange stripe Deposer (IRE) 12
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3 9-1 J R Best R Winston 105 16/117.00
5 (13) 27111-4 Royal blue, white cap Donativum 25
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
3 9-1 Saeed bin Suroor T E Durcan 115 11/112.00
6 (8) 612224- Emerald Green, Royal Blue sleeves, White cap, Emerald Green spots Gallagher 257
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3 9-1 B J Meehan Martin Dwyer 118 9/110.00
7 (16) 3-11 Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Infiraad 46
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-1 B W Hills R Hills 100 5/16.00
8 (11) 10672-1 Purple, Gold braid, Scarlet sleeves, Black velvet cap, Gold fringe Instalment 45
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3 9-1 Richard Hannon R Hughes 101 20/121.00
9 (1) 86-7316 PINK, EMERALD GREEN cross belts, armlets and spots on cap Jobe (USA) 18
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3 9-1 K A Ryan N Callan 97 66/167.00
10 (7) 1 Emerald Green, Black chevrons on sleeves Loch Linnhe (USA) 25
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3 9-1 J H M Gosden J Fortune 6/17.00
11 (14) 139-623 Dark Green, Beige stars on sleeves Nasri 12
Nag meBeaten Favourite
3 9-1 B J Meehan J P Spencer 105 14/115.00
12 (2) 451-101 Royal blue, light blue stars on sleeves Ocean's Minstrel 12
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-1 J Ryan J M O'Dwyer 104 10/111.00
13 (3) 9419-10 Royal blue, white epaulets, black cap Ouqba 46
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-1 B W Hills T P O'Shea 112 12/113.00
14 (5) 136-2 Pink, Emerald Green chevron, halved sleeves, quartered cap Patrician's Glory (USA) 34
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-1 T P Tate O Peslier 100 20/121.00
15 (4) 96-3013 Orange, Black triple diamond, Orange cap, Black diamonds Saucy Brown (IRE) 18
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-1 Richard Hannon R L Moore 93 33/134.00
16 (15) 1521-15 Royal Blue, White inverted triangle, diabolo on sleeves Total Gallery (IRE) 25
Nag meCourse Winner
3 9-1 J S Moore L P Keniry 103 20/121.00

Verdict

The last favourite to win this race was Mozart in 2001 and so we are inclined to side against the likely favourite Gallagher and instead plump for DONATIVUM to put Godolphin somewhere near the map, if not yet quite on it. The former John Gosden inmate was well-held on his first start for the 'Boys In Blue' when he was beaten by Alyarf at Newmarket. He looked there as if he was short of fitness and one can assume that he will have benefitted significantly from the run. The Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf winner progressed with every start last season and he can bounce back here with a win. Stablemate Ashram probably has a tough task under his penalty for a Group Three win last year, although it is interesting that a visor is tried and that Frankie Dettori rides. Deposer has been holding his own in Group races this season, whilst Infiraad is selected by Richard Hills out of a couple of options and this progressive son of Haafhd must be respected as he steps out of handicap company (left with little option following a 10lb rise for his latest win). Ouqba could have been the other one for Mr Hills; he was well-held in the 2000 Guineas but he wouldn't be the first horse to bounce back now reverting to seven furlongs. Total Gallery, Saucy Brown and Patrician's Glory might just lack the class, whilst Nasri missed the kick last time at Epsom and was always playing catch up. The more interesting runners include Awinnersgame whose trainer has a good record when trying first-time headgear on horses, and also Aranel. His trainer won with his only other runner here and it would be unwise to rule him out although his form is hard to weigh up. Loch Linnhe romped home on his debut at Newmarket which was visually impressive but the second probably ran below par; it won't pay to get too excited but one cannot really crab a debut like that and he won't be far away. Gallagher is an obvious player on his seasonal return but his pedigree is chocked-full of speed and he is trying this trip for the first time so is taken on. Ocean's Minstrel won his own Derby at Epsom and this looks harder, whilst Instalment needs to improve but may well do so. Terrific fayre in store, and it is Donativum who can show his class.