Today's racecards

Ascot

  • 17:35 Queen Alexandra Stakes 2m 5f 159y

  • Winner £37,350 2nd £11,184 3rd £5,592 4th £2,796
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 51.49s
  • Off time: 17:39:28
17:35 Ascot Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Chiberta King 8/1
2nd Shahwardi (FR) 3/1
3rd Seaside Sizzler 16/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (10) 57737/3- White, dark blue hoops and armlets, dark blue and white hooped cap American Spin 25
Nag me
9 9-2 b1 L A Dace P J Dobbs 69 33/134.00
2 (16) 33525-5 Pink, dark blue triple diamond, diamonds on sleeves Chiberta King 35
Nag me
7 9-2 p A M Balding J Fortune 102 8/19.00
3 (3) 0408-62 Emerald Green and White diabolo, Black sleeves, White cap Cosimo De Medici 30
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6 9-2 H Morrison R Hughes 82 20/121.00
4 (14) 5043-81 White, purple cross of lorraine, hooped sleeves and cap Cul Baire (IRE) 15
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5 9-2 J S Bolger K J Manning 90 10/111.00
5 (13) 283-945 Black, red braces, red cap First Avenue 21
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8 9-2 Mrs L J Mongan J Fanning 80 40/141.00
6 (17) 131129/ LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets Junior 30
Nag meCourse Winner
10 9-2 b D Pipe R L Moore 91 10/111.00
7 (2) 12R Light Blue, Orange epaulets, white cap Mad Moose (IRE) 28
Nag meDistance Winner
9 9-2 N A Twiston-Davies William Twiston-Davies 100 14/115.00
9 (19) 6213-13 Pink, Emerald Green chevron, halved sleeves, quartered cap No Heretic 14
Nag meBeaten Favourite
5 9-2 D M Simcock J P Spencer 96 13/27.50
10 (8) 334/706- Royal blue, light blue stars on sleeves Ocean's Minstrel 232
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7 9-2 J Ryan G Lee 83 50/151.00
11 (9) 04-4510 Yellow and dark blue diamonds, hooped sleeves and cap Palazzo Bianco 14
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5 9-2 p1 B Ellison D Swift 86 33/134.00
12 (4) 730-301 White, royal blue epaulets, striped sleeves and diamonds on cap Riptide 15
Nag meDistance Winner
7 9-2 v M Scudamore P Mulrennan 76 66/167.00
13 (18) 6697-14 Royal Blue, White hollow box, checked sleeves and cap Seaside Sizzler 48
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6 9-2 vt R M Beckett Jim Crowley 86 16/117.00
14 (5) 23317-6 Royal blue, white seams, royal blue cap, white star Shahwardi (FR) 27
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7 9-2 A de Royer-Dupre L Dettori 109 3/14.00
15 (20) 2 Dark Blue and White (quartered), White sleeves, Dark Blue spots Stopped Out 35
Nag meDistance Winner
8 9-2 p P A Kirby D Tudhope 25/126.00
16 (7) 211012- RED, WHITE sleeves, BLUE and WHITE striped cap Courtesy Call (IRE) 51
Nag meBeaten Favourite
4 9-0 N J Henderson N Callan 88 6/17.00
17 (1) 72231-4 Light Green, Dark Green chevrons, Red sleeves, White and Red striped cap Mashaari (IRE) 37
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4 9-0 B Ellison K Fallon 87 12/113.00
18 (11) 176508- Black and Yellow (halved), Yellow sleeves, quartered cap Yazdi (IRE) 44
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4 9-0 t C J Mann S De Sousa 76 66/167.00
19 (15) 31100-5 PINK, large PURPLE spots, PINK sleeves, PURPLE spots, PINK cap, PURPLE spots Cloudy Spirit 37
Nag meDistance Winner
8 8-11 A Hollinshead J Quinn 77 40/141.00
20 (12) 93202-5 Royal Blue and Pink diamonds, Royal Blue sleeves, Pink armlets, Pink cap Sohar 28
Nag me
5 8-11 J A R Toller Kirsty Milczarek 84 33/134.00
Non runners
8 (6)17/20-9Meganisi (IRE)69-2Miss R CurtisBrendan Powell100

Verdict

SHAHWARDI, runner-up to Simenon a year ago, has obviously been targeted to go one better and it will be a surprise if there's one as good as the Gold Cup runner-up in the line-up this year so he has to be the selection. Chiberta King has a Listed success over 2m to his credit and has generally performed at a much higher level so he has to be on the short-list while No Heretic looks well worth a try over this longer distance and is proving most consistent. Jim Bolger wouldn't be sending Cul Baire here without good reason and the progressive Leopardstown winner, who is bred for this sort of trip, can get involved along with Nicky Henderson's Courtesy Call, who has been in very good form in staying races over hurdles. Meganisi and the enigmatic and well-named Mad Moose are others to consider though potential punters might care to wait to see if the latter consents to start before plunging.