Today's racecards

Ascot

  • 15:30 Woodcote Stud E.B.F. Valiant Stakes 1m

  • Winner £18,714 2nd £7,095 3rd £3,551 4th £1,769
  • Going: Firm, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 38.65s
  • Off time: 15:30:13
15:30 Ascot Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Thistle Bird 4/1
2nd Villeneuve 20/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (5) 14135-1 Dark Blue, Yellow chevron hoop, Yellow cap Thistle Bird 27
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-5 h R Charlton J Doyle 108 4/15.00
2 (3) 742-355 Black and Grey check, Black sleeves and cap Beatrice Aurore (IRE) 37
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-1 J L Dunlop William Buick 109 11/43.75
3 (7) 3/924-05 Red, white star, red sleeves, white stars, old gold cap I Love Me 13
Nag meBeaten Favourite
4 9-1 A M Balding J Fortune 105 7/24.50
4 (2) 02-1401 Maroon and White diamonds, White sleeves and cap Moone's My Name 27
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-1 R M Beckett R Hughes 94 10/34.33
5 (1) 814526 Royal Blue, Red epaulets, armlets and cap Night Lily (IRE) 56
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-1 P W D'Arcy N Callan 85 16/117.00
7 (9) 31-5381 Purple, Gold braid, Scarlet sleeves, Black velvet cap, Gold fringe Free Verse 14
Nag me
3 8-7 Richard Hannon K T O'Neill 94 11/26.50
9 (6) 6-75646 Grey, Royal Blue seams, sleeves and cap Villeneuve 16
Nag me
3 8-7 W R Muir Martin Dwyer 93 20/121.00
Non runners
6 (4)51-43Raasekha49-1C HillsT P O'Shea94
8 (8)21-2505Pimpernel (IRE)38-7M Al ZarooniM Barzalona102

Verdict

Three-year-olds have won eight of the last 10 renewals but BEATRICE AURORE could prove too good for all of these. She's been competing in Group races since winning a Listed event last summer and finished a creditable fifth in the Group 2 Windsor Forest over C&D last time with I Love Me well behind. A similar effort would make her the one to beat though Thistle Bird made a winning comeback in a Listed event at Windsor and could also figure. Pimpernel looked a bit more like her old self when fifth over C&D last month and makes most appeal of the younger fillies as 7f winner Free Verse has a bit to prove over today's longer trip.