Today's racecards

Ascot

  • 17:35 Buckingham Palace Stakes 7f

  • Winner £31,155 2nd £9,330 3rd £4,665 4th £2,335
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 29.71s
  • Off time: 17:37:26
17:35 Ascot Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Manassas (IRE) 12/1
2nd Excellent Guest 16/1
3rd Striking Spirit 50/1
4th Decent Fella (IRE) 16/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (24) 15/147-8 Emerald Green and Royal Blue (halved horizontally), Blue sleeves, Emerald Green cap King of Dixie (USA) 51
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
7 9-10 W J Knight Jim Crowley 105 33/134.00
2 (30) 381772 Black, Red epaulets, Yellow sleeves, Yellow cap, Red star Across The Rhine (USA) 40
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-9 T Collins Harry Bentley (5) 104 25/126.00
4 (15) 173305 Red, white sleeves, orange cap Lowther 27
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-7 be A Bailey Martin Harley (3) 102 33/134.00
5 (10) 754446 White, Red chevron, hooped sleeves, Red cap Atlantic Sport (USA) 98
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
6 9-7 M R Channon J H Bowman 102 40/141.00
6 (13) 122-410 NAVY BLUE, GOLD chevron, RED cap Rakaan (IRE) 119
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
4 9-6 J A Osborne R L Moore 101 12/113.00
7 (14) 006-040 Pink, Maroon cap Castles In The Air 41
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
6 9-5 R A Fahey R Hughes 100 18/119.00
8 (9) 07-3312 Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars and stars on cap Our Jonathan 6
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse WinnerDistance Winner
4 9-4 K A Ryan F Norton 99 5/16.00
9 (21) 5100-48 Dark blue and red (quartered), red sleeves and cap Axiom 55
Nag meDistance Winner
7 9-3 Ed Walker N Callan 98 10/111.00
10 (18) 680403 White, Grey sleeves, Black stars, Black cap Kinky Afro (IRE) 27
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-3 J S Moore L Morris 98 25/126.00
12 (11) 50270-0 ORANGE, BLACK hoop, WHITE cap Beauchamp Xerxes 14
Nag me
5 9-3 p G A Butler D Holland 98 40/141.00
15 (17) 101099 Emerald Green and Pink diamonds, Pink sleeves, Pink cap, Emerald Green diamond Flipando (IRE) 13
Nag me
10 9-1 T D Barron G Gibbons 96 50/151.00
16 (32) 92-2634 ROYAL BLUE, PINK chevrons, ROYAL BLUE cap Docofthebay (IRE) 35
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 9-0 b D Nicholls I Mongan 95 8/19.00
17 (29) 869-382 Dark Blue, Yellow armlets and cap Manassas (IRE) 41
Nag me
6 9-0 B J Meehan Martin Dwyer 95 12/113.00
18 (5) 560-526 Royal Blue, Emerald Green chevron and armlets, Emerald Green and Royal Blue striped cap Moonreach (IRE) 55
Nag me
4 8-13 J J Hartnett S H James (5) 94 50/151.00
19 (22) 90-2790 White, Orange and Yellow striped sleeves and cap Freeforaday (USA) 62
Nag me
4 8-12 J R Best Hayley Turner 93 50/151.00
20 (25) 60-6071 Yellow, Orange star Smarty Socks (IRE) 13
Nag meDistance Winner
7 8-12 D O'Meara D Tudhope 93 20/121.00
22 (16) 0-50224 Red, White hoop, Emerald Green sleeves Advanced 13
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
8 8-11 b1 K A Ryan Amy Ryan (3) 92 20/121.00
23 (12) 41131-0 Yellow, Royal Blue epaulets Kalk Bay (IRE) 76
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
4 8-11 W J Haggas J Fortune 92 6/17.00
25 (2) 80-0550 Red and white check, striped sleeves Striking Spirit 13
Nag meCourse Winner
6 8-10 T D Easterby S Sanders 91 50/151.00
26 (6) 63/1-1 Purple, Light Blue chevron, Light Blue cap Free For All (IRE) 41
Nag meDistance Winner
4 8-9 S Kirk J Doyle 90 14/115.00
28 (28) 0841-10 White, Royal Blue hoop, diabolo on sleeves, Royal Blue cap Excellent Guest 41
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 8-9 G G Margarson T P Queally 90 16/117.00
29 (23) 0929-14 Scarlet, White cross belts Decent Fella (IRE) 27
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
5 8-9 v A M Balding L P Keniry 90 16/117.00
30 (26) 079-690 Pink, Emerald Green epaulets and armlets, hooped cap Noble Citizen (USA) 13
Nag meDistance Winner
6 8-8 be D M Simcock M Barzalona 89 14/115.00
31 (3) 20-1500 DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond Below Zero (IRE) 13
Nag meDistance Winner
4 8-7 M Johnston S De Sousa 88 50/151.00
32 (31) 832-000 WHITE, ROYAL BLUE cross belts, checked sleeves, RED cap Courageous (IRE) 13
Nag meDistance Winner
5 8-7 D Nicholls K Fallon 88 20/121.00
Non runners
3 (27)4-50188Evens And Odds (IRE)79-8D NichollsNon Runner103
11 (19)0050-00Swilly Ferry (USA)49-3B W HillsM Hills98
13 (20)7-26480Brae Hill (IRE)59-2R A FaheyNon Runner97
14 (7)0-30177Kyllachy Star59-2R A FaheyNon Runner97
21 (4)7050-23No Hubris (USA)48-11P F I ColeJ P Spencer92
24 (8)13210-0Kajima48-11Richard HannonP Dobbs92
27 (1)23-142King Of Jazz (IRE)38-9Richard HannonR Hughes99

Verdict

Dandy Nicholls won this in 2008 with subsequent Group 1 winner Regal Parade and saddles a couple this year after the defection of Evens And Odds. Kieren Fallon now rides Courageous but he's hard to fancy on recent form and preference is for the well-drawn DOCOFTHEBAY. The seven-year-old is still 5lb higher than when successful at Newmarket last year but has been thereabouts in most recent starts and was second in a Listed race at Wolverhampton the last time he raced over this trip. Our Jonathan makes a swift reappearance after finishing second at Sandown last Saturday but is clearly in good heart at present, while Manassas was runner-up to Hawkeyethenoo over C&D last month and is another with decent claims from a high draw. The three-year-old King Of Jazz was put up 6lb after finishing second to Sagramor at Haydock but is probably still on the upgrade and Smarty Socks had Advanced behind when winning at Doncaster earlier this month, though looks held by a few of these on earlier form. Decent Fella and the consistent Lowther are others to consider in a tricky finale.