Ascot

  • 14:30 Chesham Stakes 7f

  • Winner £28,385 2nd £10,760 3rd £5,385 4th £2,685
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 32.46s
  • Off time: 14:37:51
14:30 Ascot Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Maybe (IRE) 5/2
2nd Fort Bastion (IRE) 9/2
3rd Self Centred 18/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 (3) 2712 DARK BLUE, YELLOW cross belts, collar and cuffs, striped cap Bling King 8
Nag me
2 9-3 Eve Johnson Houghton D Sweeney 16/117.00
2 (15) 44 RED, WHITE sleeves, BLUE and WHITE striped cap Bounty Seeker (USA) 18
Nag me
2 9-3 M Johnston S De Sousa 16/117.00
3 (12) 2 Mauve and pink check, white sleeves, pink cap Fort Bastion (IRE) 22
Nag me
2 9-3 R Hannon R Hughes 9/25.50
4 (8) 5 White, Emerald Green hoops, Dark Blue sleeves and cap Goldoni (IRE) 8
Nag me
2 9-3 A M Balding David Probert 25/126.00
5 (2) 0 Dark Blue, Mauve stars on sleeves Island Melody (IRE) 11
Nag me
2 9-3 J S Moore L P Keniry 100/1101.00
6 (9) 66 Brown and Orange diamonds, Brown sleeves and cap Manomine 22
Nag me
2 9-3 C E Brittain P Robinson 100/1101.00
7 (16) 3 Emerald Green and Royal Blue (halved horizontally), Blue sleeves, Emerald Green cap Polydamos 8
Nag me
2 9-3 H J L Dunlop L Morris 12/113.00
8 (1) 53 Purple, Pink chevron, Purple sleeves, Pink stars, Purple cap, Pink star Singalat 26
Nag me
2 9-3 J G Given T P Queally 25/126.00
9 (7) Black and Red (quartered), White sleeves, White cap, Red star Swing Alone (IRE)
Nag me
2 9-3 Miss Gay Kelleway A Kirby 40/141.00
10 (13) 51 Emerald Green and White diabolo, White sleeves, quartered cap Telwaar 15
Nag me
2 9-3 P W Chapple-Hyam N Callan 13/27.50
11 (10) 833 Mauve, White stars Yammos (IRE) 6
Nag me
2 9-3 M R Channon S Hitchcott 40/141.00
12 (11) 332 LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets Esentepe (IRE) 28
Nag me
2 8-12 R Hannon J Fortune 22/123.00
13 (6) 21 Royal blue Falls Of Lora (IRE) 14
Nag meDistance Winner
2 8-12 M Al Zarooni Ahmed Ajtebi 6/17.00
14 (14) 17 Royal Blue, White striped sleeves, White cap Majestic Rose 24
Nag me
2 8-12 M R Channon J H Bowman 33/134.00
15 (5) 1 Royal blue, orange disc, striped sleeves and cap Maybe (IRE) 38
Nag me
2 8-12 A P O'Brien R L Moore 5/23.50
16 (4) 5 Black, Red sash, quartered cap Self Centred 22
Nag me
2 8-12 B W Hills M Hills 18/119.00

Verdict

This year's renewal is complicated by the threat of further rain as Yammos is the only one in the field to encounter cut in the ground and he looks up against it in this company. The fillies look to have a strong hand this year and Aidan O'Brien's Maybe is a leading contender. She made an impressive debut over 6f at Naas last month and a subsequent Listed winner has come out of the race, but FALLS OF LORA makes more appeal. She left the rest of the field toiling in her wake over 7f at Doncaster a fortnight ago and if taking another step forward here, the Godolphin filly will take some beating. Esentepe has also shown plenty of pace, but Richard Hughes prefers stablemate and Haydock runner-up Fort Bastion, though Telwaar could prove best of the colts after winning in good style at Doncaster last time. He'd finished behind third-placed Singalat at Leicester earlier and the latter is not easily dismissed on that evidence.