Today's racecards

Ascot

  • 16:10 Grosvenor Casinos Cumberland Lodge Stakes 1m 4f

  • Winner £36,900 2nd £13,988 3rd £7,000 4th £3,490
  • Going: Good To Soft (soft in places on the round course)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 34.32s
  • Off time: 16:10:38
16:10 Ascot Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Laaheb 5/6
2nd Whispering Gallery 3/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (3) 1-32121 Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Laaheb 22
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-3 M A Jarvis R Hills 114 5/61.83
2 (2) 480047 Black, Yellow stripe, diabolo on sleeves Halicarnassus (IRE) 9
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-0 M R Channon N Callan 102 40/141.00
3 (1) 513-705 White, Emerald Green star, Emerald Green sleeves, White stars, White cap, Emerald Green star Monitor Closely (IRE) 9
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-0 M L W Bell J P Spencer 112 13/27.50
5 (5) 13-3436 Royal blue, white seams, royal blue cap, white star Shahwardi (FR) 73
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-0 J Gask William Buick 103 25/126.00
6 (7) 1-14271 Royal blue Whispering Gallery 29
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-0 Saeed bin Suroor K Fallon 110 3/14.00
7 (6) 612-316 Maroon, Emerald Green and White striped sleeves, White cap Mikhail Glinka (IRE) 42
Nag meCourse Winner
3 8-9 G L Moore R L Moore 110 13/27.50
Non runners
4 (4)114/122-Patkai (IRE)59-0Sir Michael StouteNon Runner117

Verdict

The absence of Patkai takes some of the gloss off of this Group Three contest but it's a race that often throws up an exciting finish and this year may prove no exception. On first impression LAAHEB may have been flattered by his Kempton success having been allowed to dominate but a previous second to Irish Field St. Leger winner Sans Frontieres reads very well and conditions are perfect, so he gets the vote to defy a penalty as he's entitled to on the ratings. Mikhail Glinka has his first start for Gary Moore and acts on the ground but the Queen's Vase form hasn't worked out particularly well and he may be done for speed so a bigger threat could be Whispering Gallery, closely matched with Laaheb and like that rival set to race under his optimum conditions. He arrives here at the top of his game following a Listed success at Windsor and is taken to fare better than Monitor Closely, who has strong form at this time of year to call upon but really does act better on a fast surface. Halicarnassus and Shahwardi both have pounds to find in a race taken to return to Sheikh Hamdan once more.