Ascot

  • 16:55 Hampton Court Stakes 1m 2f

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 4.52s
  • Off time: 17:04:21
16:55 Ascot Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Glass Harmonium (IRE) 8/1
2nd Cashelgar (IRE) 20/1
3rd Monitor Closely (IRE) 15/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (1) 231-421 Red and Yellow (halved), White cap Palavicini (USA) 26
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-7 J L Dunlop E Ahern 108 16/117.00
2 (10) 22-1 Mauve and pink check, white sleeves, pink cap Cashelgar (IRE) 21
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-5 A de Royer-Dupre G Mosse 20/121.00
3 (2) 31231-4 Red, White cross belts, Red sleeves, White stars, Red cap, White star On Our Way 64
Nag meBeaten Favourite
3 9-5 Sir H R A Cecil T P Queally 103 12/113.00
4 (9) 24-1253 Dark Blue, Yellow chevron hoop, Yellow cap Big Bound (USA) 26
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-2 J H M Gosden J Fortune 102 40/141.00
5 (13) 313-21 Purple, Gold braid, Scarlet sleeves, Black velvet cap, Gold fringe Four Winds 35
Nag me
3 9-2 M L W Bell J P Spencer 101 7/18.00
6 (4) 341-2 PURPLE, white seams, striped sleeves, purple cap Freemantle 35
Nag me
3 9-2 A P O'Brien J P Murtagh Evs2.00
7 (11) 71-56 Pale Blue, White and Yellow check cap Glass Harmonium (IRE) 35
Nag me
3 9-2 Sir Michael Stoute R L Moore 108 8/19.00
8 (6) 31-7444 White, Pink triple diamond, Pink cap Kaolak (USA) 34
Nag me
3 9-2 J Ryan R Mullen 74 150/1151.00
9 (7) 361-284 White, Emerald Green star, Emerald Green sleeves, White stars, White cap, Emerald Green star Monitor Closely (IRE) 35
Nag me
3 9-2 P W Chapple-Hyam A Munro 108 15/28.50
11 (3) 51-1233 Royal blue Spring of Fame (USA) 21
Nag me
3 9-2 Saeed bin Suroor L Dettori 102 16/117.00
12 (5) 1-16 Royal Blue, White striped sleeves, White cap Too Much Trouble 42
Nag me
3 9-2 M R Channon A Culhane 96 20/121.00
13 (12) 5-4115 Grey, Maroon star and star on cap Satwa Ruby (FR) 6
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-11 J De Roualle (s) C P Lemaire 50/151.00
Non runners
10 (8)4212-9Ra Junior (USA)39-2B J MeehanR Hughes98

Verdict

One cannot help but feel that given the way he finished his race at York, that Glass Harmonium needs at least a mile and a half already so preference here is for FREEMANTLE ahead of the progressive pair of Palavicini and Four Winds. Aiden O'Brien's son of Galileo was second in the Dante at York, a run that means he may have the beating of Monitor Closely (fourth) and Glass Harmonium (sixth). Although this looks a good renewal, Freemantle is a deserving favourite and with no real fears over the ground whichever way it goes, he should take some pegging back. Palavicini would be a big player off level weights but he has a 5lb penalty for his recent win in Listed company last time, whilst Cashelgar and On Our Way also have to carry extra weight. The sole filly Satwa Ruby gets weight from the boys but her recent defeat in Listed company perhaps suggested at her limitations. Of more interest then is Four Winds; owned by the Queen, he was touted as a possibly Derby contender following a Newmarket win in May but he is below that level and this looks a more suitable opportunity despite the strength of the race. At a price Big Bound could run well with this track likely to suit, but he has plenty to find with Palavicini on their run in May and is opposable once again. Glass Harmonium stayed on well at York last time and he needs respect, however he looks like he may be more suited by something like the St Ledger and he could be a live outsider for that classic for a yard who won it last year with Conduit. Freemantle looks to be the class act in the line-up and is taken to storm home.