Today's racecards

Ascot

  • 15:05 King Edward VII Stakes 1m 4f

  • Winner £86,750 2nd £32,884 3rd £16,457 4th £8,205
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 34.48s
  • Off time: 15:05:52
15:05 Ascot Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Nathaniel (IRE) 11/4
2nd Fiorente (IRE) 9/1
3rd Alexander Pope (IRE) 12/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (6) 311-631 PURPLE, white seams, striped sleeves, purple cap Alexander Pope (IRE) 26
Nag me
3 8-12 A P O'Brien C O'Donoghue 102 12/113.00
3 (10) 51 Pale Blue, White and Yellow check cap Fiorente (IRE) 34
Nag me
3 8-12 Sir Michael Stoute R L Moore 92 9/110.00
4 (2) 231-73 Light Blue, Yellow hoop and armlets, Yellow cap, Light Blue diamond Fulgur 34
Nag me
3 8-12 L M Cumani K Fallon 87 14/115.00
5 (8) 331-13 Royal blue Genius Beast (USA) 33
Nag meBeaten Favourite
3 8-12 M Al Zarooni Ahmed Ajtebi 110 11/112.00
6 (3) 311-11 Red, White braces, White sleeves, Red stars, White cap, Red star Glen's Diamond 42
Nag me
3 8-12 R A Fahey J Fortune 105 6/17.00
7 (1) 21-231 Royal Blue and Grey stripes, Royal Blue sleeves, Grey cap Glencadam Gold (IRE) 34
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-12 Sir H R A Cecil I Mongan 95 25/126.00
8 (4) 1227 RED, WHITE sleeves, BLUE and WHITE striped cap Hurricane Higgins (IRE) 26
Nag meBeaten Favourite
3 8-12 b1 M Johnston J Fanning 103 20/121.00
9 (11) 2-1 YELLOW, BLACK epaulets Mijhaar 28
Nag me
3 8-12 R Varian N Callan 94 10/34.33
10 (5) 22-12 Dark Blue, Yellow chevron hoop, Yellow cap Nathaniel (IRE) 43
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
3 8-12 J H M Gosden William Buick 106 11/43.75
11 (7) 14 Green, pink sash and cap, white sleeves World Domination (USA) 36
Nag me
3 8-12 Sir H R A Cecil T P Queally 101 8/19.00
Non runners
2 (9)13-191Dordogne (IRE)38-12M JohnstonS De Sousa105

Verdict

Richard Fahey rates Glen's Diamond his best chance of a winner at this year's Royal meeting and he has solid credentials, winning for the fourth time in as many starts when quickening clear of Maqaraat in the Dee Stakes at Chester last month. He may still be improving but this is his stiffest task to date with Alexander Pope having stayed on well to land a Group 3 over 1m2f at the Curragh last time. Nathaniel ran subsequent Epsom Derby runner-up Treasure Beach to a head in the Chester Vase, however, and that looks the best form on offer here but we fancy WORLD DOMINATION to put a poor run in the Dante behind him and take this. Sir Henry Cecil's colt had suffered an interrupted preparation prior to his run at York and also still looked a little green. He'd created a very favourable impression when finishing ahead of four subsequent winners, including Fiorente, on his debut at Newbury and shouldn't be written off just yet. Dordogne beat Hurricane Higgins in the Lingfield Derby Trial but had earlier finished a long way behind last month's Longchamp third Genius Beast at Sandown and Mahmood Al Zarooni's colt looks the pick of the remainder in this.