Today's racecards

Ascot

  • 16:25 King George Vi And Queen Elizabeth Stakes 1m 4f

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places on the straight course.
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 28.73s
  • Off time: 16:31:10
16:25 Ascot Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Conduit (IRE) 8/5
2nd Tartan Bearer (IRE) 7/2
3rd Ask 9/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (7) 5567-11 Royal Blue, Emerald Green sleeves, Red cap Ask 50
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 9-7 Sir Michael Stoute O Peslier 120 9/110.00
2 (2) 2111-23 Pale Blue, White and Yellow check cap Conduit (IRE) 21
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-7 Sir Michael Stoute R L Moore 125 8/52.60
3 (6) 2017-35 Royal blue, orange disc, striped sleeves, royal blue cap Frozen Fire (GER) 50
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-7 A P O'Brien J A Heffernan 117 20/121.00
4 (9) 117217 White and Red check, hooped sleeves, Red cap Scintillo 27
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-7 Richard Hannon R Hughes 114 661/1067.10
5 (4) 1123-12 Light Blue, White and Yellow quartered Cap Tartan Bearer (IRE) 38
Nag meBeaten Favourite
4 9-7 Sir Michael Stoute M J Kinane 122 7/24.50
6 (8) 1/213-33 Bottle Green, White cap, Lime Green star Look Here 28
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
4 9-4 R M Beckett S Sanders 118 7/18.00
7 (3) 31-412 Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Alwaary (USA) 16
Nag me
3 8-9 J H M Gosden R Hills 113 12/113.00
8 (1) 41-4152 Royal blue, orange disc, striped sleeves and cap Golden Sword 27
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-9 A P O'Brien J P Murtagh 119 9/25.50
9 (5) 131094 Dark Blue Rockhampton (IRE) 14
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-9 A P O'Brien C O'Donoghue 100 628/5126.60

Verdict

This prize can wend it's way to Freemason Lodge but choosing between the trio is far from easy but we'll row in with Ryan Moore and side with CONDUIT ahead of Tartan Bearer and Ask. Ballydoyle also have a strong hand as one would expect and they have been successful in the last two renewals. Rockhampton was employed as a pacemaker in the Irish Derby and could fulfil the same function here although Golden Sword always has plenty of use made of him and should be well positioned if they get their fractions right. Frozen Fire benefited from a strong pace when winning a contentious Irish Derby last year and cannot be ignored. He may have finished behind Ask in the Coronation but had failed to handle Epsom in the Derby last year and his only other run this year can be ignored. This will be the first time that he has had his conditions and he could run a big race. Look Here was in front of him at Epsom and didn't enjoy the run of the race on her subsequent outing; she is a top class filly and doesn't have a great deal to find with the best of the colts. Alwaary is improving rapidly and looked an unlucky loser at Newmarket but this is a much stronger contest and will require him to take another big leap forward in a relatively short space of time. Ask is tough and versatile but the focus is on the Ballymacoll Stud owned pair with preference for Conduit. Tartan Bearer may have finished placed in two Derbys but he has never won over twelve furlongs and that has to count as the deciding factor. It may well suit as he went in vain pursuit of Vision D'Etat at the Royal meeting but Conduit has the stronger form. The Leger and Breeders' Cup Turf winner has, a little surprisingly, been campaigned over ten furlongs this term. He came within a nose of conceding 7lbs to the smart Cima De Triomphe on his seasonal return before beating all bar Sea The Stars and Rip Van Winkle in an Eclipse run in a record time for the race. He was outpaced by the best of the Classic generation there but steps back up in trip at a course where he's run well in the past and Conduit can take the plaudits.