Today's racecards

Ascot

  • 17:00 Hampton Court Stakes 1m 2f

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 6.22s
  • Off time: 17:04:33
17:00 Ascot Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Afsare 9/4
2nd Quadrille 4/1
3rd Wigmore Hall (IRE) 12/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (15) 615-104 aquamarine, yellow armlets Lord Zenith 21
Nag me
3 9-7 A M Balding William Buick 103 33/134.00
2 (8) 211 Yellow, large Black spots and spots on cap Afsare 12
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-5 L M Cumani K Fallon 110 9/43.25
3 (7) 221- Light Blue, Purple epaulets, quartered cap Champagne Style (USA) 244
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3 9-5 B J Meehan R L Moore 103 16/117.00
4 (12) 902-214 Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Alrasm (IRE) 19
Nag meBeaten Favourite
3 9-2 M A Jarvis R Hills 102 14/115.00
5 (5) 315-37 Green, pink sash and cap, white sleeves Critical Moment (USA) 42
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3 9-2 B W Hills M Hills 105 25/126.00
6 (1) 20-0803 emerald green, white star, white sleeves, emerald green stars, emerald green cap, white star Dubai Miracle (USA) 12
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3 9-2 D M Simcock Martin Dwyer 95 40/141.00
7 (2) 2-10 Grey, Pink epaulets, quartered cap Fair Trade 47
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3 9-2 D R C Elsworth J Fortune 104 12/113.00
8 (13) 12-70 PURPLE, white seams, striped sleeves, purple cap Fencing Master 26
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3 9-2 A P O'Brien J P Murtagh 116 4/15.00
9 (10) 1 Royal blue Film Score (USA) 20
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-2 M Al Zarooni L Dettori 12/113.00
10 (6) 2-18 Royal blue, white cap Lion Mountain 32
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-2 M Al Zarooni Ahmed Ajtebi 92 66/167.00
11 (11) 31-7 Dark Blue, White sleeves and cap Mont Agel 63
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3 9-2 M L W Bell T P Queally 93 40/141.00
13 (16) 112-21 Purple, Gold braid, Scarlet sleeves, Black velvet cap, Gold fringe Quadrille 35
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3 9-2 Richard Hannon R Hughes 108 4/15.00
14 (4) 942-12 White, black hollow box, black and white halved sleeves The Rectifier (USA) 21
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3 9-2 Stef Higgins M Fenton 102 33/134.00
15 (14) 815-122 Pink, Black chevron, quartered cap Wigmore Hall (IRE) 12
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
3 9-2 M L W Bell J P Spencer 101 12/113.00
16 (3) 321353 Light blue, dark blue cross belts, dark blue sleeves, light blue stars, dark blue cap, light blue star Miss Starlight 19
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-11 P J McBride Dane O'Neill 99 50/151.00
Non runners
12 (9)2162-27Prompter39-2M L W BellNon Runner106

Verdict

AFSARE is taken to take this Listed prize on his way to bigger and better things, with Quadrille and Fencing Master considered the most testing opposition. Luca Cumani's charge took second in what looked a hot Kempton maiden on debut, although the winner was held when stepping into handicap company last time. Lets not hold that against our pick though as he's done nothing but improve since, efficiently landing a maiden before trouncing Wigmore Hall when stepped up to this trip at Doncaster. One entered in the St James Palace Stakes, the feeling is Afsare will prove above Listed standard and he can show that here. Quadrille is weighted to finish upsides our pick on these terms and would be a popular winner for Her Majesty The Queen. He's no forlorn hope either having produced an impressive display last time and this step up to 1m2f for the first time should bring about more improvement from this regaly bred individual. Fencing Master is officially the best horse lining up and is respected accordingly; his rating of 116 is based on a fine Dewhurst second last season as well as a fair seventh in the 2000 Guineas on his return and Aidan O'Brien's charge is only ruled out on the grounds that in Afsare he faces a stern rival and there remain doubts about the yard's form. Film Score is a $400,000 purchase who made a winning debut, accounting for a horse placed in several Group races in the process. Strict reading of that run suggests he's a 110 horse already and there should be more to come, but perhaps a lack of experience will prove his undoing. Fair Trade was behind Fencing Master in the Guineas and looks up against it here with Alrasm a more likely threat. Michael Jarvis almost landed the Coventry Stakes on Tuesday and his charge has claims if forgiven a below-par run last time when the quick ground was probably against him. Lord Zenith surely will struggle to give the weight away and a bigger threat may be Champagne Style. Brian Meehan's charge shaped as though needing further than a mile as a juvenile and is bred to keep improving so a market check is advised, although this is a tough ask on his return. Afsare could be a cut above these and gets the vote to continue his progression.