Today's racecards

Windsor

  • 15:40 Unibet 'Road To Rio Challenge' Midsummer Stakes 1m 67y

  • Winner £20,983 2nd £7,955 3rd £3,981 4th £1,983
  • Going: Good (Watered)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 42.20s
  • Off time: 15:42:13
15:40 Windsor Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Custom Cut (IRE) 8/1
2nd Baltic Knight (IRE) 7/1
3rd Empire Storm (GER) 25/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (1) 141170 Royal blue, light blue stars on sleeves Ocean Tempest 10
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-7 J Ryan A Kirby 115 6/42.50
2 (8) 217-944 EMERALD GREEN, YELLOW stripe, YELLOW cap Baltic Knight (IRE) 35
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-4 Richard Hannon R Hughes 104 7/18.00
4 (11) 8-32283 Red, White epaulets, White sleeves, Red stars Custom Cut (IRE) 14
Nag me
5 9-4 D O'Meara J P Spencer 108 8/19.00
5 (2) 2522-56 Red, Emerald Green triple diamond, diabolo on sleeves, White cap, Emerald Green diamond Emell 91
Nag me
4 9-4 Richard Hannon K T O'Neill 100 33/134.00
6 (3) 305568 Grey, Dark Blue stars, Pink sleeves Empire Storm (GER) 13
Nag meDistance Winner
7 9-4 t M J Attwater Cam Hardie 105 25/126.00
7 (6) 510-630 Red, yellow star, red sleeves, yellow stars Fire Ship 13
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-4 W J Knight T P Queally 105 10/111.00
8 (7) 54-6261 Royal blue Free Wheeling (AUS) 119
Nag me
6 9-4 t Saeed bin Suroor K Fallon 110 7/18.00
9 (10) 505-203 Dark Blue and Yellow (quartered), hooped sleeves and cap Roserrow 14
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-4 A M Balding S J Drowne 93 20/121.00
10 (4) 31115-0 Pink, Light Blue epaulets and armlets Short Squeeze (IRE) 10
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-4 H Palmer J Fortune 106 9/25.50
11 (9) 1-27161 White, Black hollow box, Black cap Fanoos 33
Nag me
5 8-13 e Dr J D Scargill Robert Tart 83 33/134.00
Non runners
3 (5)32225-9Boom And Bust (IRE)79-4M P TregoningDane O'Neill105

Betting

Forecast

Ocean Tempest (6/4), Short Squeeze (9/2), Baltic Knight (7/1), Free Wheeling (7/1), Custom Cut (8/1), Fire Ship (10/1), Roserrow (20/1), Empire Storm (25/1), Emell (33/1), Fanoos (33/1)

Verdict

Richard Hannon runs two in this Listed contest with jockey bookings suggesting Baltic Knight is the stable pick. Ocean Tempest has already had a good year, winning the Lincoln in March and scoring twice subsequently in this grade. But he has to concede weight all round and may find the ground too lively. Boom And Bust has conditions in his favour and generally takes on better horses than this. He shouldn't be ignored while Free Wheeling's represents last year's winning connections and won at Meydan in the spring. SHORT SQUEEZE failed to figure when making his reappearance in the Royal Hunt Cup at Ascot but he was a very progressive sort last year and may be worth another chance with that run under his belt. Custom Cut makes more appeal than handicappers Fire Ship and Roserrow among the others.