Today's racecards

Ascot

  • 15:05 King's Stand Stakes 5f

  • Winner £198,485 2nd £75,250 3rd £37,660 4th £18,760
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 0m 58.88s
  • Off time: 15:10:26
15:05 Ascot Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Sole Power 8/1
2nd Shea Shea (SAF) 11/4
3rd Pearl Secret 10/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (12) 13647-0 Royal Blue, Yellow sash Ballesteros 17
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-4 h B J Meehan T P Queally 105 100/1101.00
2 (18) 70-4088 Beige, dark green cross belts, quartered cap Doc Hay (USA) 11
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 9-4 D O'Meara K Fallon 102 100/1101.00
3 (15) 115-142 Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Heeraat (IRE) 20
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
4 9-4 W J Haggas P Hanagan 107 25/126.00
4 (6) 110-106 Black, Yellow sleeves, Black armlets, Black cap, Yellow stars Jack Dexter 34
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
4 9-4 J S Goldie G Lee 109 33/134.00
5 (7) 7290-21 Red, White sash, Royal Blue cap Kingsgate Native (IRE) 24
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
8 9-4 R M H Cowell S W Kelly 112 16/117.00
6 (9) 0-13691 Dark blue, grey star and armlets, hooped cap Medicean Man 11
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 9-4 p J Gask S J Drowne 110 25/126.00
7 (4) 90-1132 Black, Pink star, halved sleeves and stars on cap Move In Time 37
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-4 D O'Meara D Tudhope 109 33/134.00
8 (10) 1/1119- Claret, gold braid, claret sleeves, claret cap, gold tassel Pearl Secret 298
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-4 T D Barron J P Spencer 109 10/111.00
9 (2) 90704-5 Pink, emerald green epaulets and armlets, emerald green and pink hooped cap Prohibit 7
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 9-4 p R M H Cowell Jim Crowley 108 66/167.00
10 (3) 393-161 Hot pink, yellow star, navy blue sleeves, yellow stars, hot pink cap, yellow star Shamexpress (NZ) 101
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-4 t Danny O'brien C Newitt 115 12/113.00
11 (5) 6/11-711 Royal blue, white triple diamond, yellow sleeves and cap Shea Shea (SAF) 80
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-4 M F De Kock C Soumillon 120 11/43.75
12 (14) 15-2414 WHITE, red striped sleeves, check cap Sole Power 24
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
6 9-4 E Lynam J P Murtagh 113 8/19.00
13 (19) 581551 CLARET, GOLD braid, CLARET sleeves, GOLD cap Spirit Quartz (IRE) 16
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-4 p1 R M H Cowell J P O'Brien 111 16/117.00
14 (11) 87-5945 Dark Blue, Yellow epaulets, Dark Blue sleeves, Yellow spots Stepper Point 16
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-4 W R Muir Martin Dwyer 104 100/1101.00
15 (17) 0510-72 Dark blue and pink stripes, pink sleeves and cap Swiss Spirit 24
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-4 J H M Gosden William Buick 111 13/27.50
16 (1) 83-7004 White, maroon star, armlets and star on cap Angels Will Fall (IRE) 10
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
4 9-1 C Hills James McDonald 98 100/1101.00
17 (8) 1521-40 ROYAL BLUE, YELLOW stripe, YELLOW sleeves, ROYAL BLUE armlets and star on YELLOW cap Bungle Inthejungle 45
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
3 8-12 M R Channon Martin Harley 107 66/167.00
18 (13) 11111-3 Dark blue, light blue spots on sleeves and cap Reckless Abandon 24
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
3 8-12 C G Cox A Kirby 117 4/15.00
19 (16) 150-823 WHITE, EMERALD GREEN epaulets and star on cap Hoyam 10
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
3 8-9 M L W Bell Harry Bentley 102 100/1101.00

Verdict

Australia have won this three times in the past ten years and Shamexpress represents them here. However, although he won a Grade 1 handicap at Flemington last time, he was receiving a stone from the winner and may not be quite top drawer. The latter remark certainly does not apply to the South Africa-trained SHEA SHEA, who landed the Group 1 Al Quoz Sprint at Meydan in March in track-record time. He had earlier defeated the very good yardstick Sole Power in emphatic style and will take all the beating. Three-year-olds have a reasonable record in the race so Reckless Abandon will attract attention. Unbeaten as a juvenile including two Group 1's, he had plenty to do under his penalties on his reappearance in the Temple Stakes at Haydock and couldn't quite get to Kingsgate Native and Swiss Spirit with Sole Power fourth. He'll be better for the run and races from his correct mark here so can reverse the form and grab a place at least.