Today's racecards

Ascot

  • 15:40 totepool Sagaro Stakes 2m

  • Winner £34,062 2nd £12,912 3rd £6,462 4th £3,222
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places (Watered)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 29.42s
  • Off time: 15:40:44
15:40 Ascot Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Askar Tau (FR) 4/1
2nd Akmal 8/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (7) 382831- Dark Green, Yellow hoop and sleeves, Yellow cap, Dark Green star Aaim To Prosper (IRE) 193
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 9-1 B J Meehan Louis Beuzelin 92 16/117.00
2 (1) 71074-5 Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Akmal 21
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-1 J L Dunlop R Hills 106 8/19.00
3 (8) 56/875-3 Light blue, yellow and light blue halved sleeves Askar Tau (FR) 21
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-1 v M P Tregoning G Baker 104 4/15.00
5 (6) 41412-2 Purple, Gold braid, Scarlet sleeves, Black velvet cap, Gold fringe Free Agent 21
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse Winner
5 9-1 Richard Hannon R Hughes 107 7/24.50
6 (4) 801114- Royal blue, yellow chevron, chevrons on sleeves Rajik (IRE) 228
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-1 C F Swan D P McDonogh 107 17/29.50
7 (5) 09342-1 WHITE, RED seams, RED and WHITE quartered cap The Betchworth Kid 21
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-1 A King Hayley Turner 102 8/19.00
8 (3) 0/41267- Light blue, dark blue armlets, dark blue cap Theology 228
Nag me
4 8-11 J Noseda William Buick 109 2/13.00
Non runners
4 (2)115683-Buxted (IRE)59-1R MillsE Ahern102

Verdict

The Betchworth Kid was fit from a campaign over hurdles when accounting for Free Agent, Askar Tau and AKMAL in a conditions race over 1m6f at Nottingham three weeks ago. Alan King's six-year-old may struggle to confirm that form in this better race over a longer trip with those behind all likely to have gleaned considerable benefit from the outing. John Dunlop's stayer looked more in need of the run than most that day and also missed the break. He still led to the furlong pole, however, and this track should play more to his strengths. Theology was just beaten in the Queen's Vase over C&D last year and gets a handy weight allowance on his reappearance but Cesarewitch winner Aaim To Prosper looks to have a bit to find, as does Buxted. Rajik was fourth in last season's Irish St Leger and should go well, however.