Today's racecards

Ascot

  • 17:00 Duke Of Edinburgh Handicap1m 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 31.30s
  • Off time: 17:02:20
17:00 Ascot Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Opinion (IRE) 8/1
2nd Stencive 5/1
3rd Ustura (USA) 7/1
4th Caravan Rolls On 11/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (14) 21-5388 Yellow, Red chevrons, Red sleeves, Yellow diamonds, Black cap Sir Graham Wade (IRE) 23
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-10 M Johnston J Fanning 105 16/117.00
2 (2) 111240 Dark blue, light blue chevron, hooped sleeves and cap Buckland (IRE) 45
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-9 H Adielsson Nicole Nordblad (5) 104 33/134.00
3 (18) 230-001 Claret, gold braid, claret sleeves, claret cap, gold tassel Hammerfest 16
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-5 J E Hammond Jim Crowley 100 12/113.00
4 (4) 2112-02 Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Lahaag 38
Nag me
4 9-5 J H M Gosden R Hughes 100 15/28.50
5 (1) 10310-4 Black, Light Blue armlets Blue Surf 22
Nag meBeaten Favourite
4 9-3 Mrs A J Perrett P J Dobbs 98 14/115.00
6 (20) 42122-6 Yellow, Royal Blue epaulets Stencive 48
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
4 9-3 W J Haggas L Dettori 98 5/16.00
8 (21) 741521- Purple and white diamonds, purple sleeves Deia Sunrise (IRE) 41
Nag me
4 9-2 t1 P R Webber William Buick 97 40/141.00
9 (7) 8-64003 Black, Yellow disc, hooped sleeves and cap Art Scholar (IRE) 92
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-1 M Appleby T P Queally 96 33/134.00
10 (5) 31224-3 Dark green, red cross belts, hooped sleeves, red cap Communicator 43
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-1 A M Balding J Fortune 96 20/121.00
12 (17) 411/15-4 Claret, gold braid, claret sleeves, claret cap, gold tassel Caravan Rolls On 35
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-0 P W Chapple-Hyam J P Spencer 95 11/26.50
13 (10) 51010-3 Light blue, dark blue armlets, dark blue cap Opinion (IRE) 48
Nag me
4 9-0 t1 Sir Michael Stoute R L Moore 95 8/19.00
14 (15) 80-1132 Light Blue and Royal Blue (quartered), Royal Blue sleeves, Light Blue stars, Royal Blue cap, Light Blue star Beaumont's Party (IRE) 36
Nag me
6 9-0 B Ellison D Swift 95 14/115.00
15 (3) 812/451 Yellow, Red sash, Red cap, Yellow star Highland Castle 14
Nag meDistance Winner
5 8-13 D R C Elsworth L P Keniry 94 12/113.00
16 (16) 54-2182 Orange, Dark Green disc Hanoverian Baron 36
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
8 8-12 A G Newcombe S Sanders 93 25/126.00
17 (19) 2193-47 Green, pink sash and cap, white sleeves Silver Lime (USA) 26
Nag me
4 8-11 h R Charlton J Doyle 92 12/113.00
18 (6) 312-1 Royal blue Ustura (USA) 33
Nag meDistance Winner
4 8-11 pt Saeed bin Suroor S De Sousa 92 7/18.00
Non runners
7 (9)00/412-1Rye House (IRE)49-2Sir Michael StouteR L Moore97
11 (22)1343-19Voodoo Prince59-0E A L DunlopG Lee95
19 (8)10-3402The Tiger58-11E A L DunlopP Mulrennan92

Verdict

Mark Johnston has won this twice in the past four years, both times with horses carrying big weights, so Sir Graham Wade musn't be ruled out as this will be the first time he's raced over this trip since landing a Listed race in France in October. Johnston also runs Fennell Bay, whose victory at Thirsk just gets him into the handicap with a penalty. Rye House was undoubtedly impressive at York but has been raised 9lb as a consequence and both victories to date have been gained on soft ground. Lahaag ran a fine race behind First Mohican over 1m2f at York and steps up to this trip for the first time. His pedigree suggests it's about as far as he would want to go unlike USTURA, who is by Nayef and has already won at the trip. The Godolphin entry is very much a late maturer and the fact that he only won narrowly at Windsor after meeting trouble in-running is a bonus as he's only been raised 4lb and looks well enough handicapped to take this.