Today's racecards

Ascot

  • 15:05 Emirates Nbd Cup Heritage Handicap 1m

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 39.24s
  • Off time: 15:12:28
15:05 Ascot Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Perfect Stride 4/1
2nd Yaddree 5/2
3rd Yamal (IRE) 7/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (3) 2152-20 White, Red sash, Red and White striped cap Al Muheer (IRE) 15
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-7 C E Brittain N Callan 100 28/129.00
2 (9) 221-213 YELLOW, BLACK epaulets Yaddree 37
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-4 M A Jarvis P Robinson 97 5/23.50
3 (6) 361-106 Yellow, black sash, white sleeves, black and white quartered cap Strategic Mission (IRE) 8
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-0 P F I Cole J Fortune 93 20/121.00
4 (7) 120804 Royal Blue, Red star, Red sleeves, Royal Blue stars, Royal Blue cap, Red stars Fathsta (IRE) 7
Nag me
3 8-12 S Kirk O Peslier (ex2) 91 12/113.00
5 (1) 551211 DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond Yamal (IRE) 9
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-11 M Johnston J P Spencer 90 7/18.00
6 (8) 5-1558 Dark blue and pink stripes, pink sleeves and cap Lazy Days 16
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-10 D R C Elsworth Hayley Turner 89 15/28.50
7 (4) 12-0 Royal Blue, Yellow chevron, Yellow cap, Royal Blue spots Perfect Stride 84
Nag me
3 8-10 Sir Michael Stoute R L Moore 89 4/15.00
8 (12) 32111 Dark Blue, Emerald Green epaulets, halved sleeves Always A Rock (IRE) 7
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-9 M Johnston R Ffrench 88 6/17.00
9 (5) 8-21 Light Green and Yellow check, Yellow cap Navajo Joe (IRE) 49
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-9 B J Meehan R Hughes 88 14/115.00
11 (11) 34-15 Purple, Black and White striped sleeves Transfer 28
Nag me
3 8-4 A M Balding William Buick 83 16/117.00
12 (10) 4-40894 Black, Pink star, Pink sleeves, Black armlets, Pink cap Arctic Cape 8
Nag me
3 7-12 M Johnston David Probert (5) 76 16/117.00
Non runners
10 (2)19-7703Insaaf38-8W J HaggasMartin Dwyer87

Verdict

YADDREE is selected in preference to stablemates Yamal and Always A Rock, while Transfer is unexposed and also makes appeal at the likely odds. The last named never really landed a telling blow at Chester last time out and may be better suited by this more conventional racing surface. The step up to a mile ought not to be a problem for him on pedigree but he obviously has a bit to prove at this stage of his career. Always A Rock has been leading the charge from Mark Johnston's team by winning three times since April. His progress has been steady and assured this season. And, as the form of his latest outing reads well, the son of Rock Of Gibraltar cannot be discounted. Yamal is another on the upgrade and should make a bold bid to shrug off his latest 6lb rise in the handicap. Having proved he is capable of winning on firm ground, the son of Green Desert makes plenty of appeal and looks a worthy alternative to the selection. However, the form of Yaddree's close third in the Britannia Stakes looks the best piece of recent evidence and, as Michael Jarvis resisted the temptation for the three-year-old to make a quick reappearance, his patience can be rewarded with another big run today.