Today's racecards

Ascot

  • 14:00 Andrex Winkfield Stakes 7f

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 29.43s
  • Off time: 14:02:44
14:00 Ascot Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Talking Hands 9/2
2nd The Legal Blonde (IRE) 16/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (4) 11 Dark Blue, White sash and sleeves, quartered cap Doctor Crane (USA) 7
Nag meDistance Winner
2 9-2 J H M Gosden J Fortune 19/102.90
2 (2) 514481 Black and White diabolo, White sleeves, Black cap Grand Honour (IRE) 10
Nag meDistance Winner
2 9-2 P Howling R Winston 84 20/121.00
4 (1) 16 Pink, Emerald Green epaulets and armlets, hooped cap Prime Delivery (USA) 16
Nag me
2 9-2 R M H Cowell N Callan 5/16.00
5 (5) 7211 Dark Green, Red hollow box, armlets and cap Talking Hands 14
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse Winner
2 9-2 S Kirk J P Spencer 81 9/25.50
6 (7) 11 RED, WHITE sleeves, BLUE and WHITE striped cap Wildcat Wizard (USA) 29
Nag meDistance Winner
2 9-2 P F I Cole R L Moore 11/53.20
7 (6) 6 Dark Green and Red check, Dark Green sleeves, Pink cap The Legal Blonde (IRE) 14
Nag me
2 8-11 Tom Dascombe R Kingscote 16/117.00
Non runners
3 (3)2311Lucky Redback (IRE)29-2Richard HannonR Hughes88

Verdict

All bar one of this septet are previous winners; so DOCTOR CRANE is only a speculative selection ahead of Lucky Redback and Wildcat Wizard, who are likely to make this a good test, while Talking Hands is already a course winner and seems to have got the hang of the racing game. The last named does need to step things up another notch in this company, though. Wildcat Wizard showed a good attitude to win at Doncaster last time out and is an obvious improver. Paul Cole has an entry in the Champagne Stakes pencilled in for the colt and he would need to post a big run to bolster his claims of stepping up to Group company. Lucky Redback doesn't look the most straightforward of characters and he needs to be on his best behaviour. But he has won his last two starts in a pleasing manner, so cannot be ruled out. This is something of an acid test for the son of Redback but he is a prime candidate to make the running and would be very dangerous if allowed an easy lead. However, Doctor Crane is also likely to be pressing at an early stage and, as he appears to have a more hardened attitude at the present time, the John Gosden-trained gelding gets the nod this time around.