Ascot

  • 17:00 Royal Hunt Cup 1m

  • Winner £108,938 2nd £32,620 3rd £16,310 4th £8,155
  • Going: Good to Firm (Good in Places on the Round Course)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 37.88s
  • Off time: 17:04:48
17:00 Ascot Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Field Of Dream 20/1
2nd Chil The Kite 14/1
3rd Steeler (IRE) 33/1
4th Sea Shanty (USA) 14/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (26) 014117 Royal blue, light blue stars on sleeves Ocean Tempest 20
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 10-1 J Ryan Joe Doyle (7) 115 33/134.00
2 (14) 4-08991 Emerald Green and White diabolo, Black sleeves, White cap Chil The Kite 32
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-9 H Morrison G Baker 109 14/115.00
4 (3) 2140-15 Pink, Emerald Green chevron, halved sleeves, quartered cap Here Comes When (IRE) 18
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-6 h A M Balding Oisin Murphy (3) 106 20/121.00
5 (6) 531115- Pink, Light Blue epaulets and armlets Short Squeeze (IRE) 249
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
4 9-6 H Palmer P J Smullen 106 11/112.00
6 (13) 0066-54 Red, Black spots and sleeves, Red cap Trumpet Major (IRE) 46
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-6 t R Hannon P J Dobbs 106 25/126.00
7 (23) 113/450 Royal blue, white cap Steeler (IRE) 118
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-6 C Appleby S De Sousa 106 33/134.00
8 (9) 226/302 Royal blue Artigiano (USA) 14
Nag me
4 9-5 C Appleby W Buick 105 25/126.00
9 (4) 52-6124 Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars and stars on cap Gabrial's Kaka (IRE) 41
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-3 R A Fahey J P Spencer 103 20/121.00
10 (28) 10260-3 White, light blue cap Belgian Bill 39
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 9-2 pt George Baker P Cosgrave 102 8/19.00
11 (25) 7-47054 Mauve and pink check, white sleeves, pink cap Tales Of Grimm (USA) 34
Nag me
5 9-2 R A Fahey O Peslier 102 33/134.00
12 (33) 615950- Black, pink seams, pink sleeves, black armlets, pink cap Field Of Dream 263
Nag meCourse Winner
7 9-1 hb J A Osborne A Kirby 101 20/121.00
13 (5) 10000-3 Grey, yellow cross of lorraine Prince Of Johanne (IRE) 34
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 9-1 p T P Tate G Lee 101 22/123.00
14 (7) 141737 White, Royal Blue hoop, diabolo on sleeves, Royal Blue cap Rebellious Guest 61
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-0 G G Margarson K Fallon 100 50/151.00
15 (31) 0-00943 White, Royal Blue stars, White and Red diabolo on sleeves, White cap, Red star Santefisio 60
Nag meDistance Winner
8 9-0 b K Dalgleish T Eaves 100 33/134.00
16 (19) 990440 Red, black seams, black sleeves, red stars, red cap Regulation (IRE) 87
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-0 M Halford S Foley 100 100/1101.00
17 (32) 133060- Emerald Green and Yellow diamonds, Emerald Green and White halved sleeves Queensberry Rules (IRE) 263
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-0 W J Haggas R L Moore 100 7/18.00
18 (20) 141-070 Royal Blue, Yellow stripe, diamonds on sleeves, Yellow cap Levitate 34
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-0 v J J Quinn Martin Harley 100 100/1101.00
19 (12) 1108-31 Orange, Dark Blue disc, Dark Blue cap Pacific Heights (IRE) 18 (ex5)
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-0 B Ellison D Swift 95 33/134.00
20 (24) 036087 Maroon and Grey stripes, Maroon cap Burano (IRE) 46
Nag meDistance Winner
5 8-13 B J Meehan J Fortune 99 20/121.00
21 (27) 3033-50 Pink, White hooped sleeves, White cap Loving Spirit 39
Nag me
6 8-13 J A R Toller Robert Tart (3) 99 25/126.00
22 (29) 7244-11 Purple, Gold braid, Scarlet sleeves, Black velvet cap, Gold fringe Sea Shanty (USA) 4 (ex5)
Nag meDistance Winner
4 8-12 R Hannon R Hughes 93 14/115.00
23 (10) 118-529 Royal Blue, Yellow seams, Royal Blue sleeves, Yellow spots, Red cap Ingleby Angel (IRE) 34
Nag meDistance Winner
5 8-11 D O'Meara D Tudhope 97 33/134.00
24 (16) 3871-34 Silver, gold braid, maroon cap, gold tassel Ayaar (IRE) 39
Nag meBeaten Favourite
4 8-11 L M Cumani L Dettori 97 16/117.00
25 (1) 8-67124 Dark blue, yellow hoop Fort Bastion (IRE) 14
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
5 8-11 Mrs R Carr J P Sullivan 97 33/134.00
26 (18) 11080-1 Purple, Mauve spots on sleeves, Mauve cap Niceofyoutotellme 46
Nag me
5 8-11 h R M Beckett Jim Crowley 97 25/126.00
28 (2) 65-8066 Pink, Emerald Green epaulets and armlets, hooped cap Starboard 25
Nag me
5 8-11 D M Simcock William Twiston-Davies (3) 97 100/1101.00
29 (22) 3121 Green, pink sash and cap, white sleeves Abseil (USA) 12 (ex5)
Nag meDistance Winner
4 8-11 Sir Michael Stoute James Doyle 92 7/24.50
31 (11) 2250-03 Light Blue and Red diamonds, Light Blue sleeves, Red cap, Light Blue diamond Red Avenger (USA) 12
Nag meDistance Winner
4 8-10 E A L Dunlop P Hanagan 96 20/121.00
Non runners
3 (15)150-551Farraaj (IRE)59-7R VarianNon Runner102
27 (8)11/3240-Stirring Ballad58-11A M BaldingDavid Probert97
30 (30)745080Sweet Lightning98-10D O'MearaGraham Gibbons96

Verdict

Abseil is clear at the head of the betting after picking up a competitive handicap at the Epsom Derby meeting. Lightly-raced and progressive, his chance is there for all to see but there may be better value on show, including RED AVENGER. Upsides with Abseil when badly hampered by the latter at Epsom, he's 5lb better off and should be thereabouts. Here Comes When beat Abseil at Chester last month but was raised 11lb for that success. Belgian Bill and Prince Of Johanne have won the last two renewals but both race off higher marks today. Artigiano should go well after a second at Nottingham but Chil The Kite has been upped 5lb for winning at Newbury and Sea Shanty is penalised for a narrow weekend win at Sandown. Richard Hughes still prefers the latter to Trumpet Major while Ayaar and the returning Short Squeeze are others to consider in a typically competitive renewal.