Today's racecards

Ascot

  • 15:05 Duke Of Cambridge Stakes 1m

  • Winner £77,375 2nd £29,335 3rd £14,681 4th £7,313
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 39.47s
  • Off time: 15:05:10
15:05 Ascot Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Duntle (IRE) 10/3
2nd Ladys First 25/1
3rd Dank 7/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (5) 55622-9 Black and Grey check, Black sleeves and cap Beatrice Aurore (IRE) 19
Nag meDistance Winner
5 8-12 E A L Dunlop L Dettori 105 33/134.00
2 (9) 1611-21 Black, white chevron, red sleeves, white stars, red cap, white star Chigun 25
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 8-12 Lady Cecil T P Queally 114 11/43.75
3 (6) 61/6148- Green, White Rings, Quartered Cap Dancewiththedevil (SAF) 417
Nag meDistance Winner
7 8-12 R Varian R Hughes 112 20/121.00
4 (2) 91215-1 Cherry, Cornflower Blue sash and cap Dank 45
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 8-12 Sir Michael Stoute R L Moore 109 7/24.50
5 (1) 14112-1 Dark blue, light blue cross sashes, diabolo on sleeves, white cap Duntle (IRE) 38
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 8-12 D Wachman W M Lordan 113 10/34.33
7 (3) 124-336 Emerald Green, White cross belts, Orange sleeves, Royal Blue cap Ladys First 4
Nag meDistance Winner
4 8-12 R A Fahey P Hanagan 105 25/126.00
9 (8) 1343-42 Emerald Green, red epaulets Sarkiyla (FR) 49
Nag meDistance Winner
4 8-12 t A de Royer-Dupre C P Lemaire 108 6/17.00
10 (11) 11148-3 Purple, white triple diamond, striped sleeves, black cap, white star Sweetnessandlight 16
Nag meDistance Winner
4 8-12 J Ward K Fallon 95 66/167.00
11 (4) 1212-31 Dark Blue, Yellow chevron hoop, Yellow cap Thistle Bird 19
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 8-12 h R Charlton J Doyle 108 7/18.00
Non runners
6 (7)18701-3Intense Pink48-12C F WallS Sanders104
8 (10)110-31Moonstone Magic48-12R M BeckettNon Runner106

Verdict

Duntle was giving 9lb to Ladys First when winning last year's Sandringham Handicap here and improved thereafter, finishing first past the post in her next three starts including the Group 1 Matron Stakes at Leopardstown where she beat Chachamaidee only to lose the race in the stewards' room. She won't go down without a fight but Chachamaidee's stable companion CHIGUN looks the one to be on today. Lady Cecil's filly beat Thistle Bird, who had Ladys First and Beatrice Aurore behind in the Princess Elizabeth Stakes at Epsom, at Newmarket in the autumn and got back to winning ways in a Group 3 at the Curragh last month having just been caught by Dank over an extra furlong at Newmarket on her reappearance. The latter was conceding 3lb that day so will be a danger again but the ground is likely to be too quick for Sarkiyla, though she was just touched off by the smart Don Bosco at Saint-Cloud last time.