Ascot

  • 15:45 King Edward VII Stakes 1m 4f

  • Winner £113,789 2nd £43,140 3rd £21,590 4th £10,755
  • Going: Good to Firm (Good in places on the Round Course - Watered)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 27.98s
  • Off time: 15:45:56
15:45 Ascot Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Eagle Top 12/1
2nd Adelaide 6/5
3rd Scotland (GER) 25/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (8) 11-111 Dark blue and yellow check, dark blue sleeves Dylan Mouth (IRE) 33
Nag me
3 9-3 S Botti F Branca 111 9/110.00
2 (4) 1-21 PURPLE, white seams, striped sleeves, purple cap Adelaide 26
Nag me
3 9-0 A P O'Brien J P O'Brien 111 6/52.20
3 (10) 121-5 Silver, gold braid, maroon cap, gold tassel Bunker (IRE) 36
Nag me
3 9-0 R Hannon L Dettori 107 8/19.00
4 (5) 14 MAROON Eagle Top 55
Nag meBeaten Favourite
3 9-0 J H M Gosden W Buick 92 12/113.00
5 (7) 411-21 Royal blue Miner's Lamp 34
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-0 C Appleby R L Moore 105 7/18.00
6 (2) 5-14 Light Blue, White stars, armlets and stars on cap Odeon 36
Nag me
3 9-0 J G Given G Lee 105 16/117.00
7 (6) 31-43 Pink, Emerald Green chevron, halved sleeves, quartered cap Scotland (GER) 43
Nag me
3 9-0 A M Balding Jim Crowley 95 25/126.00
8 (1) 1-34 Royal blue, white seams, royal blue cap, white star Seagull Star 43
Nag me
3 9-0 W J Haggas Andrea Atzeni 97 25/126.00
9 (3) 3418-21 Green, pink sash and cap, white sleeves Snow Sky 41
Nag me
3 9-0 Sir Michael Stoute James Doyle 108 6/17.00
Non runners
10 (9)1-116Western Hymn39-0J H M GosdenR Hughes107

Verdict

Western Hymn was sixth in the Derby at Epsom earlier this month and brings classic form into the mix. He beat Lingfield Derby Trial winner Snow Sky and Scotland at Newbury in the spring and must have some sort of chance if recent exertions haven't taken their toll. Odeon and Bunker were fourth and fifth behind subsequent French Derby winner The Grey Gatsby in the Dante at York but this is a step up for Newmarket handicap winner Miner's Lamp and Italian Derby winner Dylan Mouth is more interesting, despite his penalty. ADELAIDE easily picked off the front-running Mekong River at the Curragh last month and is bred for this longer trip. He's unexposed and progressing nicely and can take this for Ballydoyle.