Today's racecards

Ascot

  • 13:25 Longines Lady Riders Handicap7f

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 28.89s
  • Off time: 13:29:39
13:25 Ascot Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Castles In The Air 9/1
2nd Golden Desert (IRE) 5/1
3rd Arthur's Edge 12/1
4th King's Colour 28/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (11) 404183 Royal Blue, Maroon and Royal Blue striped sleeves, Yellow cap Pravda Street 36
Nag meDistance Winner
4 10-10 b P F I Cole Miss S Brotherton 89 8/19.00
2 (8) 858-360 Black, White disc, hooped sleeves, White cap Golden Desert (IRE) 21
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 10-9 T G Mills Ms K Walsh 88 5/16.00
3 (17) 764879 ROYAL BLUE and WHITE (quartered), RED sleeves and cap Kings Point (IRE) 28
Nag meDistance Winner
8 10-8 D Nicholls Miss E Ramstrom (5) 87 16/117.00
4 (2) 1056-80 Dark Green, Royal Blue diamond South Cape 36
Nag meDistance Winner
6 10-6 p1 G L Moore Miss H Moore (5) 85 14/115.00
5 (1) 3510-4 White, large Royal Blue spots and sleeves, striped cap Achak (IRE) 13
Nag me
3 10-4 b1 G M Lyons Miss N Carberry 90 9/110.00
6 (4) 42-1323 Dark Blue, Light Blue epaulets, Dark Blue and Orange striped sleeves, Orange cap Secret Night 46
Nag meDistance Winner
6 10-3 v C G Cox Miss E J Jones 82 15/28.50
7 (6) 0-71627 Pink, Maroon cap Castles In The Air 17
Nag me
4 10-3 R A Fahey Mrs V Fahey (5) 82 9/110.00
8 (14) 254127 Maroon, light blue hoops, maroon sleeves, light blue stars Desert Dreamer (IRE) 15
Nag meDistance Winner
8 10-3 P D Evans Isabel Tompsett (3) 82 28/129.00
9 (12) 051422 Light Blue, Red disc, Dark Blue sleeves, Red cap Elna Bright 7
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
4 10-1 P D Evans Miss E Folkes 80 16/117.00
12 (3) 45-4921 Red, dark green and red hooped sleeves and cap My Learned Friend (IRE) 20
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-11 A M Balding Miss M Sowerby (3) 76 9/110.00
13 (19) 799366 DARK BLUE, PINK Cross of Lorraine, sleeves and cap Prince Of Thebes (IRE) 16
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
8 9-10 M J Attwater Miss A Deniel 75 33/134.00
15 (10) 218-771 Mauve, Pink stars, Mauve sleeves and cap Arthur's Edge 15
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-7 B Palling Miss F Bramley 72 12/113.00
16 (9) 7-53049 YELLOW, DARK BLUE stars, halved sleeves Middlemarch (IRE) 21
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 9-6 v J S Goldie Mrs C Bartley 71 25/126.00
17 (13) 314115 Royal blue, light blue epaulets, chevrons on sleeves, light blue cap Shaded Edge 70
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-5 D W P Arbuthnot Mrs S Moore 70 16/117.00
18 (16) 500096 Emerald green, pink star, striped sleeves and cap Bomber Command (USA) 10
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 9-5 b C Hills Miss L Ellison 68 20/121.00
19 (18) 421-364 Maroon, Dark Blue triple diamond, diamonds on sleeves, Yellow cap King's Colour 146
Nag me
4 9-5 B R Johnson Miss L Horner 66 28/129.00
Non runners
10 (5)369460Samarinda (USA)610-1Mrs P SlyMiss G Andrews80
11 (7)843645Agente Parmigiano (IRE)310-1G A ButlerMiss Kelly Burke87
14 (15)324166Halsion Chancer59-7J R BestMiss J Ferguson72

Verdict

SOUTH CAPE gets our vote with Pravda Street, Achak and Shaded Edge others to the fore of our thoughts. Golden Desert is the only winner in the last six years to have been sent off at less than 20-1; Katie Walsh is over to ride again and the gelding is just 5lbs higher so he has to rate highly given that he's been performing creditably ever since. The 2007 winner, Middlemarch, is also in the line-up and has dropped back to the mark from which he won this heat and his better efforts this season suggest he's not a forlorn hope. Pravda Street remains open to improvement after just nine career starts and he comes here on the back of a decent effort behind Captain Brilliance at Newmarket but he hasn't always appeared entirely straightforward. It would be no surprise to see Irish raider Achak emerge as the gamble of the race as he teams up with Nina Carberry for the first time. His recent run at Dundalk was his first since November so he was entitled to need the outing. Last year he gave the impression that he'd need the time to fill out so there may well be considerable improvement to come, particularly now that he's fitted in blinkers as he carried his head high when winning his maiden. Shaded Edge returns on the back of a shorter absence but runs well fresh so that's of no concern. He has been quietly progressive, has good polytrack form so could well be suited by the straight course and has an experienced pilot in the plate. That's something that the selection doesn't have but she claims 5lbs and he's 2lbs lower than when last successful before the claim is taken into account. He was a regular in the big Ascot handicaps for Mick Channon, often acquitting himself creditably, and South Cape is capable of making his presence felt in this line-up.