Today's racecards

Ascot

  • 15:05 King Edward VII Stakes 1m 4f

  • Winner £99,242 2nd £37,625 3rd £18,830 4th £9,380
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 30.09s
  • Off time: 15:05:52
15:05 Ascot Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Hillstar 15/2
2nd Battle Of Marengo (IRE) 10/11
3rd Mutashaded (USA) 11/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (5) 111-114 Royal blue, orange disc, striped sleeves and cap Battle Of Marengo (IRE) 20
Nag me
3 9-1 p A P O'Brien J P O'Brien 117 10/111.91
2 (6) 61-122 Dark blue and yellow stripes, white sleeves, dark blue cap Contributer (IRE) 28
Nag meBeaten Favourite
3 8-12 E A L Dunlop L Dettori 101 11/112.00
3 (7) 1150-5 Royal Blue, Yellow chevron, Yellow cap, Royal Blue spots Fantastic Moon 56
Nag me
3 8-12 J Noseda K Fallon 102 16/117.00
4 (2) 231-27 Light blue, dark blue armlets, dark blue cap Greatwood 36
Nag me
3 8-12 L M Cumani R Hughes 103 10/111.00
5 (3) 21-43 White, Emerald Green hoops, Dark Blue sleeves and cap Havana Beat (IRE) 43
Nag me
3 8-12 A M Balding William Buick 100 20/121.00
6 (8) 41-22 DARK BLUE, YELLOW cap Hillstar 34
Nag meBeaten Favourite
3 8-12 Sir Michael Stoute R L Moore 95 15/28.50
7 (4) 1-1 Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Mutashaded (USA) 29
Nag me
3 8-12 R Varian P Hanagan 88 11/26.50
8 (1) 14238-2 Royal blue Tha'ir (IRE) 34
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse Winner
3 8-12 p1 Saeed bin Suroor S De Sousa 100 12/113.00

Verdict

BATTLE OF MARENGO's defeat of Sugar Boy at Leopardstown in April has turned out be top-class form and he ran a brave race to finish a close-up fourth in the Derby earlier this month under a positive ride from Joseph O'Brien. Epsom form isn't always a reliable guide to this but the Ballydoyle colt is clearly smart and should be capable of defying his Group 2 penalty in this if on his game. Greatwood's run in the Dante was a big disappointment but he appeared to lose interest after getting behind at the start and is capable of better. Contributer was second to Irish 2000 Guineas winner Magician in the Dee Stakes at Chester before being beaten in a match at Goodwood but doesn't look good enough in the grade and Havana Beat was beaten fair and square by Greatwood at Newmarket in the spring. The unbeaten Mutashaded takes a huge leap in class and the remainder all have a bit to find to trouble the selection on these terms.