Today's racecards

Ascot

  • 15:45 Woodcote Stud E.B.F. Valiant Stakes 1m

  • Winner £22,684 2nd £8,600 3rd £4,304 4th £2,144
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 39.67s
  • Off time: 15:46:22
15:45 Ascot Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Zibelina (IRE) 14/1
2nd Ultrasonic (USA) 5/2
3rd Winter's Night (IRE) 14/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
2 (9) 54-4637 Royal Blue, Red cap Dark Orchid (USA) 28
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-1 h Saeed bin Suroor Freddie Tylicki 95 40/141.00
3 (8) 1687-36 Royal blue Falls Of Lora (IRE) 28
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 9-1 Saeed bin Suroor M Barzalona 100 10/111.00
4 (7) 48-3762 Purple, white triple diamond, striped sleeves, black cap, white star Sweetnessandlight 8
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-1 J Ward T E Durcan 92 100/1101.00
5 (10) 22-4543 Green, pink sash and cap, white sleeves Ultrasonic (USA) 17
Nag me
4 9-1 h Sir Michael Stoute R L Moore 102 5/23.50
6 (1) 434-127 Black and White (halved), sleeves reversed, Red cap Westwiththenight (IRE) 41
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
4 9-1 W J Haggas J Fanning 92 9/110.00
7 (6) 333/26-0 Red, white hoops, mauve sleeves, red and white quartered cap Winter's Night (IRE) 37
Nag meCourse Winner
5 9-1 C G Cox A Kirby 97 14/115.00
8 (11) 141-611 Yellow, light green braces Annecdote 37
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
3 8-11 J G Portman R Kingscote 97 5/16.00
9 (3) 3-11124 Light blue, dark blue armlets, dark blue cap Auction (IRE) 20
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-7 E A L Dunlop P Hanagan 99 7/24.50
10 (4) 132-062 Beige, Brown chevron, hooped sleeves and spots on cap Light Up My Life (IRE) 20
Nag me
3 8-7 p1 Richard Hannon R Hughes 99 11/26.50
11 (5) 1 Royal blue, white cap Zibelina (IRE) 28
Nag me
3 8-7 Saeed bin Suroor Ahmed Ajtebi 14/115.00
Non runners
1 (2)63-7932Arsaadi (IRE)49-1W J HaggasLiam Jones99

Verdict

Thistlebird won last year's renewal and also beat one of today's leading contenders in Ultrasonic at Epsom earlier this season. The latter makes most appeal of the older fillies but may find the weight concession to the three-year-olds beyond her. The latter age group are closely matched with Annecdote bidding for a hat trick on the back of a win over track and trip where she just got the better of Auction with LIGHT UP MY LIFE further behind. But the Hannon filly was drawn away from the main action on that occasion and is fancied to reverse running in this. Falls Of Lora appears to be the first choice of the Godolphin trio but she'll need to step up on this year's efforts to figure and Arsaadi makes more appeal.