Ascot

  • 17:35 King George V Stakes 1m 4f

  • Winner £46,688 2nd £13,980 3rd £6,990 4th £3,495
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in Places on Round Course
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 30.59s
  • Off time: 17:40:52
17:35 Ascot Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Elite Army 4/1
2nd Windshear 4/1
3rd Captain Morley 10/1
4th Venezia (IRE) 20/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (8) 1-48 Royal blue, orange disc, striped sleeves and cap Carlo Bugatti (IRE) 42
Nag me
3 9-7 p1 A P O'Brien J P O'Brien 100 16/117.00
2 (13) 113-363 Black, White seams and armlets, Red cap Truth Or Dare 33
Nag me
3 9-6 R Hannon Cam Hardie (7) 99 25/126.00
3 (20) 115-356 Light Blue, Pink chevrons, Light Blue sleeves, Light Blue cap, Pink star Stars Over The Sea (USA) 12
Nag me
3 9-6 M Johnston J Fanning 99 14/115.00
4 (21) 1-212 Maroon, black seams and armlets, black and maroon quartered cap Windshear 33
Nag me
3 9-2 R Hannon R Hughes 95 4/15.00
5 (10) 15-4113 Emerald Green, White stars, armlets and star on cap Black Schnapps (IRE) 26
Nag me
3 9-1 W R Muir M Dwyer 94 16/117.00
6 (14) 1-31 Royal blue Elite Army 28
Nag me
3 9-1 Saeed bin Suroor K Fallon 94 4/15.00
8 (1) 311-85 Purple and white (quartered), checked sleeves, white cap Bremner 20
Nag me
3 8-13 pt H Palmer James Doyle 92 50/151.00
9 (6) 521-12 Royal blue, white cap Personal Opinion 34
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-12 C Appleby W Buick 91 7/18.00
10 (18) 712-23 Royal Blue, Red cap Gold Trail (IRE) 12
Nag me
3 8-11 C Appleby Andrea Atzeni 90 25/126.00
11 (11) 131030 DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond Swivel 12
Nag me
3 8-11 M Johnston Michael J M Murphy (3) 90 66/167.00
12 (15) 007-111 Dark Blue, White braces, diamonds on sleeves, striped cap Arab Dawn 22
Nag me
3 8-11 H Morrison J Fortune 90 10/111.00
13 (22) 02-121 Claret, gold braid, claret sleeves, claret cap, gold tassel Captain Morley 19
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-11 D M Simcock J P Spencer 90 10/111.00
14 (2) 43-22 White, Red Cross of Lorraine, diabolo on sleeves Venezia (IRE) 35
Nag meBeaten Favourite
3 8-10 M Meade R L Moore 89 20/121.00
15 (7) 4173-44 RED, WHITE sleeves, BLUE and WHITE striped cap Fire Fighting (IRE) 12
Nag me
3 8-9 M Johnston S De Sousa 88 20/121.00
16 (9) 2-31 Royal blue, yellow stripe, sleeves and cap Art Of War (IRE) 32
Nag me
3 8-9 Tom Dascombe R Kingscote 88 20/121.00
17 (4) 52-61 Yellow, Royal Blue epaulets Zee Zeely 46
Nag me
3 8-8 p W J Haggas P Hanagan 87 14/115.00
18 (19) 2-127 Royal Blue, White striped sleeves, White cap Alex My Boy (IRE) 12
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
3 8-8 M Johnston F Norton 87 10/111.00
19 (3) 012-70 Dark Blue, Red epaulets, armlets and cap Trip To Paris (IRE) 12
Nag me
3 8-6 b E A L Dunlop L Morris 85 33/134.00
Non runners
7 (16)3-811Wrangler39-0W J HaggasR L Moore93

Verdict

Mark Johnston often targets this race and has won it four times since the turn of the century. He has a quartet in the line-up this year and FIRE FIGHTING, who is likely to be prominent from the outset, can come good for the Middleham supremo again as he is fancied to reverse last month's Haydock running with Wrangler and Black Schnapps on better terms. Stablemate Alex My Boy might also have been interesting had he been better drawn while a wide berth has also made things difficult for the likes of Windshear and Captain Morley. Elite Army was behind Windshear at Sandown in April but then beat Gold Trail at the Esher track. Godolphin are also represented by Personal Opinion and he's weighted to reverse Newbury running with Arab Dawn, who has gone up 10lb since completing his hat-trick at Kempton. Art Of War only won by a short-head at Ripon last time but gives every indication this longer trip will suit and he could be well handicapped. Carlo Bugatti tackles his first handicap but will have to be smart to defy top weight.