Today's racecards

Ascot

  • 16:30 John Guest Handicap1m 2f

  • Winner £18,675 2nd £5,592 3rd £2,796 4th £1,398
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 10.27s
  • Off time: 16:31:39
16:30 Ascot Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Forgotten Hero (IRE) 6/1
2nd Hit The Jackpot (IRE) 11/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
2 (8) 1672-42 Royal blue, orange and royal blue hooped sleeves, royal blue and orange hooped cap Zain Eagle 13
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-13 R M H Cowell R Hughes 97 5/23.50
3 (4) 173709 White, Royal Blue hoop, diabolo on sleeves, Royal Blue cap Rebellious Guest 35
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-12 G G Margarson T P Queally 96 20/121.00
4 (9) 113145 Beige, Dark Blue armlets, Dark Blue cap Hit The Jackpot (IRE) 13
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-12 D O'Meara S De Sousa 96 11/26.50
6 (3) 679151 Maroon, white seams, maroon and royal blue striped sleeves, white cap, maroon star Presburg (IRE) 21
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-7 J Tuite Oisin Murphy 91 5/16.00
7 (5) 04610-7 DARK BLUE and YELLOW (halved), DARK BLUE sleeves, YELLOW cap Forgotten Hero (IRE) 20
Nag me
5 9-6 h C Hills J P Spencer 90 6/17.00
8 (7) 69-6771 ROYAL BLUE, YELLOW stripe, YELLOW sleeves, ROYAL BLUE armlets and star on YELLOW cap Charles Camoin (IRE) 13
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 9-5 S Kirk J Fortune 89 3/14.00
10 (6) 601622 Grey, Royal Blue star and star on cap Kingscroft (IRE) 8
Nag me
6 8-10 M Herrington Jacob Butterfield (5) 80 11/112.00
Non runners
1 (1)9-10402Salutation (IRE)410-0M JohnstonMichael J M Murphy98
5 (10)1120-96Elhaame (IRE)49-8L M CumaniAndrea Atzeni92
9 (2)296-353Double Discount (IRE)49-2Tom DascombeWilliam Carson86

Verdict

Salutation's best form this year has been over longer trips and Elhaame may prove better suited by the drop back in distance given both of last year's wins came over 1m2f. This is more competitive than the race Charles Camoin won over track and trip when beating Double Discount a length and Presburg is preferred on his recent victory at Sandown. Hit The Jackpot now looks in the handicapper's grip after rattling up three early season victories but ZAIN EAGLE has leading claims off his current mark. He found only Farraaj too good in the John Smith's Cup at York last time and a 2lb rise may not prevent him picking up this by way of compensation.