Today's racecards

Ascot

  • 16:25 Wolferton Handicap 1m 2f

  • Winner £31,190 2nd £11,825 3rd £5,918 4th £2,948
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 8.00s
  • Off time: 16:25:31
16:25 Ascot Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Gatewood 3/1
2nd Black Spirit (USA) 20/1
3rd Mijhaar 9/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (3) 2455-13 Royal blue Retrieve (AUS) 27
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-7 Saeed bin Suroor L Dettori 108 14/115.00
2 (10) 15/1196- Royal blue, white cap French Navy 244
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-7 M Al Zarooni M Barzalona 108 9/110.00
3 (1) 52314-7 Emerald Green, Black chevrons on sleeves Beachfire 41
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-4 b J H M Gosden P Hanagan 105 20/121.00
5 (2) 2/142-3 YELLOW, BLACK epaulets Mijhaar 36
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
4 9-1 R Varian N Callan 102 9/25.50
6 (7) 122/01-3 Royal Blue, Red cap Con Artist (IRE) 18
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-1 Saeed bin Suroor S De Sousa 102 16/117.00
7 (6) 31/4382 emerald green, white star, white sleeves, emerald green stars, emerald green cap, white star Ottoman Empire (FR) 21
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-1 D M Simcock J P Spencer 102 25/126.00
9 (14) 17-1121 DARK BLUE, YELLOW cross belts, collar and cuffs, striped cap Qaraaba 14
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-0 S Durack G Baker 101 9/25.50
10 (4) 25291-9 Dark Blue, Grey stars, Dark Blue cap, Grey star Kirthill (IRE) 37
Nag meDistance Winner
4 8-13 L M Cumani R L Moore 100 9/110.00
11 (15) 21-1111 White, Red R, White armlets On Red Sleeves, Red Cap Hyper (USA) 35
Nag me
5 8-13 v1 Chad Brown J P Murtagh 100 25/126.00
12 (12) 634-444 RED, WHITE sleeves, BLUE and WHITE striped cap Black Spirit (USA) 21
Nag meCourse Winner
5 8-13 t C G Cox A Kirby 100 20/121.00
14 (8) 214-11 White, Emerald Green hoop Gatewood 21
Nag meDistance Winner
4 8-11 J H M Gosden William Buick 98 3/14.00
15 (9) 740239 Yellow, pink braces and sleeves, hooped cap Sirvino 18
Nag meDistance Winner
7 8-11 T D Barron R Hughes 98 12/113.00
16 (11) 32146-4 Purple, Light Blue chevron, Light Blue cap Opera Gal (IRE) 27
Nag meDistance Winner
5 8-10 A M Balding David Probert 97 33/134.00
Non runners
4 (16)21778-5Kings Gambit (SAF)89-4T P TateJ P Spencer105
8 (5)125-811Danadana (IRE)49-0L M CumaniK Fallon101
13 (13)141036Junoob48-12Tom DascombeR Kingscote99

Verdict

Four-year-olds have dominated this Listed handicap in recent times so the stats look to be against Beachfire reprising last season's success off a 7lb higher mark. He never threatened behind Retrieve on his reappearance at Lingfield and the Godolphin colt, third at Goodwood subsequently, can confirm the form. John Gosden has another live candidate in GATEWOOD, however, who is fancied to complete the hat-trick. Despite looking ill at ease on Epsom's gradients last time, he still found a decisive turn of foot to mow down Ottoman Empire and Black Spirit among others and has the scope to defy a further 7lb rise in the weights. Others with claims include Mijhaar, who couldn't quicken over a mile at York on his comeback, and Danadana. The latter looks the pick of Luca Cumani's pair after wins at Newmarket, where he beat Qaraaba, and Redcar. Hyper has won his last five starts in the States but the form doesn't look anywhere near strong enough to land this.