Today's racecards

Ascot

  • 15:05 Duke Of Edinburgh Stakes 1m 4f

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 28.85s
  • Off time: 15:07:04
15:05 Ascot Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Arab Spring (IRE) 11/4
2nd Salutation (IRE) 25/1
3rd Havana Cooler (IRE) 12/1
4th Elidor 8/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (12) 2-111 Pale Blue, White and Yellow check cap Arab Spring (IRE) 36
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-10 Sir Michael Stoute R L Moore 104 11/43.75
2 (4) 158-1 Royal blue Groundbreaking 36
Nag me
4 9-9 C Appleby William Buick 103 12/113.00
3 (13) 575365 Royal blue, yellow triple diamond, striped sleeves, yellow cap, royal blue star Aussie Reigns (IRE) 15
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-8 W J Knight G Baker 102 33/134.00
4 (5) 81062-4 Purple, Light Blue chevron, Light Blue cap Dashing Star 21
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-6 h D R C Elsworth J P Spencer 100 20/121.00
5 (16) 5083-13 Dark Blue and Maroon diabolo, Maroon sleeves, Dark Blue cap Elidor 42
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 9-5 M R Channon William Twiston-Davies (3) 99 8/19.00
6 (22) 07-5210 Orange, black triple diamond and diamonds on cap Viewpoint (IRE) 48
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-5 Richard Hannon R Hughes 99 40/141.00
8 (14) 1/2387-1 Royal blue, white cap Wadi Al Hattawi (IRE) 21
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-5 p Saeed bin Suroor K Fallon 99 12/113.00
9 (8) 415-134 White, Red Cross of Lorraine, diabolo on sleeves Squire Osbaldeston (IRE) 44
Nag me
4 9-4 M Meade L Dettori 98 14/115.00
10 (15) 2266-44 Emerald Green, Yellow stars, hooped sleeves, White cap Continuum 42
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-4 h P Hedger Charles Bishop (3) 98 25/126.00
11 (9) 2/1133- Dark Blue, Grey stars, Dark Blue cap, Grey star Havana Cooler (IRE) 301
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
4 9-3 L M Cumani A Kirby 97 12/113.00
12 (18) 5510-00 Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Lahaag 21
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-3 J H M Gosden P Hanagan 97 25/126.00
13 (6) 7511-2 Dark blue and pink stripes, pink sleeves and cap Hamelin (IRE) 42
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
4 9-2 Lady Cecil James Doyle 96 4/15.00
14 (19) 1408-16 Lime Green, Orange sleeves and cap Beacon Lady 14
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-2 h W J Knight Jack Duern (5) 96 33/134.00
15 (11) 69-1040 DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond Salutation (IRE) 15
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-1 M Johnston Michael J M Murphy (3) 95 25/126.00
16 (17) 46004-8 Royal Blue, Yellow stripe, diamonds on sleeves, Yellow cap Macbeth (IRE) 21
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-1 M Appleby A Mullen 95 33/134.00
17 (7) 31120-9 Yellow, large Black spots and spots on cap Elhaame (IRE) 48
Nag me
4 9-0 L M Cumani Andrea Atzeni 94 12/113.00
18 (2) 10637-5 Royal blue, white epaulets, black cap Eshtiaal (USA) 28
Nag meDistance Winner
4 8-13 bt B J Meehan J Fortune 93 33/134.00
19 (3) 30-1413 White, Black star, sleeves and stars on cap One Pursuit (IRE) 14
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
6 8-13 B G Powell Jenny Powell (7) 93 50/151.00
Non runners
7 (10)865-243Blue Surf59-5Mrs A J PerrettP J Dobbs99

Verdict

Sir Michael Stoute won this last year and saddles top weight Arab Spring, who is bidding for a four-timer. He's gone up a further 8lb since scoring at York, however, and may find life tougher here. Groundbreaking won by seven lengths at Newmarket last month and is still improving but Elidor also has claims. He won the King George V Stakes here last year over this trip and the ground has turned in his favour again. HAMELIN ran a nice trial for this when only beaten half-a-length over course and distance six weeks ago. He's 5lb higher now but will like the ground and looks well drawn in this big field. Wadi Al Hattawi won at York on his reappearance but ran twice here last year and was comfortably beaten on both occasions. Dashing Star makes most appeal of the remainder ahead of Epsom runner-up Blue Surf.