Today's racecards

Ascot

  • 16:45 John Guest Diadem Stakes 6f

  • Winner £61,397 2nd £23,274 3rd £11,648 4th £5,808
  • Going: Good To Soft (soft in places on the round course)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 14.13s
  • Off time: 16:45:39
16:45 Ascot Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Lady Of The Desert (USA) 4/1
2nd Dalghar (FR) 9/4
3rd Kingsgate Native (IRE) 5/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (1) 6-16494 Red, White sash, Royal Blue cap Kingsgate Native (IRE) 22
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-4 Sir Michael Stoute R L Moore 116 5/16.00
2 (7) 1-21532 Green, red epaulets Dalghar (FR) 21
Nag meBeaten Favourite
4 9-0 A de Royer-Dupre C P Lemaire 9/43.25
3 (4) 223433 Purple, Grey seams and sleeves, Purple and Grey check cap Himalya (IRE) 15
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-0 J Noseda T P Queally 111 8/19.00
4 (9) 705122 Red and royal blue check, red sleeves, white cap Lui Rei (ITY) 15
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-0 M Botti William Buick 100 33/134.00
6 (6) 072449 Yellow, purple chevron, chevrons on sleeves, yellow cap, purple star Rileyskeepingfaith 8
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
4 9-0 v M R Channon D Holland 102 14/115.00
7 (8) 405235 Red, royal blue chevrons, red sleeves, red cap, royal blue star Santo Padre (IRE) 14
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-0 D Marnane J P Spencer 105 16/117.00
8 (2) 4541-90 Dark Green, Beige stars on sleeves Sayif (IRE) 99
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 9-0 Sir Michael Stoute R Hills 114 11/112.00
9 (12) 414415 Black and White (quartered), chevrons on sleeves Bounty Box 15
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
4 8-11 C F Wall N Callan 103 33/134.00
10 (10) 18-2009 Purple and Yellow check, diabolo on sleeves Serious Attitude (IRE) 15
Nag meDistance Winner
4 8-11 Rae Guest J Fortune 105 16/117.00
12 (5) 13-3562 Royal Blue, White striped sleeves, White cap Lady Of The Desert (USA) 22
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
3 8-9 B J Meehan R Hughes 111 4/15.00
13 (3) 7-31260 Purple, Light Blue chevron, Light Blue cap Tropical Treat 28
Nag me
3 8-9 R M Beckett Jim Crowley 102 25/126.00
Non runners
5 (13)431750Noverre To Go (IRE)49-0Tom DascombeR Kingscote97
11 (11)113121Dever Dream38-9W J HaggasE Ahern105

Verdict

Himalya's form at the track suggests he'll once again go well but he may have to settle for minor honours behind French-raider DALGHAR. The four-year-old has some top-notch form over a mile and seven furlongs to call upon and one of those efforts, when just denied two starts back in the Lennox Stakes, suggests he could be a serious proposition over six. That day the horse travelled enthusiastically and looked to have put the race to bed with a real turn of foot two out only to be collared close home and a repeat might be enough this time. Kingsgate Native is always respected in this grade but giving away weight on ground slower than ideal won't be easy and indeed its concerns about the ground that put us off Lady Of The Desert, a filly who could go right to the top over this trip but perhaps not until next summer. Sayif's best form has come over a stiff six including a victory in this last year so he's respected especially with the switch to Sir Michael likely to encourage improvement while Dever Dream has done nothing but improve this term and could well continue to do so.