Today's racecards

Ascot

  • 15:10 John Guest Brown Jack Handicap2m

  • Winner £14,232 2nd £4,235 3rd £2,116 4th £1,058
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 27.75s
  • Off time: 15:12:17
15:10 Ascot Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Broxbourne (IRE) 12/1
2nd Homeric (IRE) 7/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (2) 2/45104 Yellow, Red sash, Red cap, Yellow star Highland Castle 20
Nag me
5 10-0 D R C Elsworth L P Keniry 93 11/26.50
2 (6) 8/21-517 Light blue, dark blue armlets, dark blue cap Homeric (IRE) 38
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
4 9-11 E A L Dunlop R L Moore 90 7/42.75
3 (4) 124-602 Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Mawaqeet (USA) 13
Nag me
4 9-11 v Sir Michael Stoute P Hanagan 90 11/26.50
4 (3) 140-235 Maroon, beige star and sleeves, beige cap, maroon stars Mysterious Man (IRE) 38
Nag me
4 9-9 A M Balding David Probert 88 9/43.25
5 (5) 2/7-3189 Dark Blue, Light Blue stars on sleeves, Light Blue cap Desert Recluse (IRE) 23
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-4 Pat Eddery A Kirby 83 20/121.00
6 (1) 111352 Royal Blue, Light Green epaulets Broxbourne (IRE) 91
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-2 M Johnston J Fanning 81 12/113.00

Verdict

HOMERIC found the 2m4f of the Ascot Stakes beyond him last time but scored over track and trip before that with a subsequent winner back in third. He may just edge this on that form and is preferred to Mysterious Man and Mawaqeet, who were also beaten in last month's Ascot Stakes. The latter has since gone very close at York and looks a bigger threat than Highland Castle, who has yet to prove he stays as far as this. Today's distance is no problem for either Broxbourne or Desert Recluse but whether they are quite good enough in this company is another matter.