Today's racecards

Ascot

  • 15:55 Royal Ascot Best Event For Groups Handicap1m 2f

  • Winner £8,410 2nd £2,502 3rd £1,251 4th £625
  • Going: Firm, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 6.10s
  • Off time: 15:56:23
15:55 Ascot Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Amoya (GER) 20/1
2nd John Biscuit (IRE) 6/1
3rd Colour Guard 14/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (5) 160-350 Royal blue, light blue stars, white sleeves, light blue stars and cap Indian Jack (IRE) 50
Nag meBeaten Favourite
4 10-0 L M Cumani J P Spencer 88 10/34.33
2 (3) 4212-34 Yellow, Royal Blue sash, Royal Blue sleeves, Yellow armlets, striped cap Robin Hoods Bay 28
Nag me
4 9-13 E F Vaughan R Hughes 87 13/82.62
4 (4) 285470 DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond Colour Guard 12
Nag me
4 9-10 M Johnston J Fanning 84 14/115.00
5 (2) 33-0421 Orange and Red (quartered), halved sleeves John Biscuit (IRE) 23
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-8 A M Balding David Probert 82 6/17.00
6 (1) 5636-95 Light Blue and Royal Blue diamonds, Royal Blue sleeves, Light Blue armlets, quartered cap Greylami (IRE) 43
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 9-8 R Mills S Donohoe 82 15/28.50
8 (9) 22-7089 Red, beige hoops and sleeves, striped cap Toughness Danon 31
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-3 B G Powell F M Berry 77 40/141.00
9 (10) 901656 White, Black stars, Black and White diabolo on sleeves, White cap, Black star Amoya (GER) 11
Nag me
5 9-2 P J McBride Raul Da Silva (3) 76 20/121.00
10 (7) 788521 YELLOW, BLACK seams, BLACK cap Mcvicar 9
Nag meDistance Winner
3 7-13 M R Channon Catherine Gannon 67 7/18.00
Non runners
3 (8)780505Lyssio (GER)59-12M J AttwaterJ-P Guillambert86
7 (6)116-986Camberley Two49-7R CharltonJ Doyle81

Verdict

ROBIN HOODS BAY, one of many attractive rides on the card for title-chasing Richard Hughes, should give a good account in what appear to represent optimum conditions for Ed Vaughan's charge. He was an excellent third first time up in a competitive Newmarket handicap behind Danadana who has franked the form subsequently before producing nothing more than an ordinary effort when fourth at Windsor last time over 1m4f. Back to 1m2f, he may prove too good for John Biscuit, a convincing winner at Epsom last time with the look of a gelding from whom there's more to come. The rest are not in the best of form with the exception of Mcvicar who receives a tremendous amount of weight all round. He's come back to form the last twice and certainly should feature on any shortlist.