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  • 16:25 Britannia Handicap 1m

  • (Str) £100,000 added 3yo 29 ran
  • Winner £62,310 2nd £18,660 3rd £9,330 4th £4,670
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
    Weighed In
  • Winning time: 1m 44.55s
  • Off time: 16:27:54

Full result

16:25 Ascot Result 16th June 2011
Pos Draw Dist Horse Weight Jockey Trainer Age SP
1st (23) Sagramor 8-13 N Mackay H Morrison 3 8/1
Raced stands side, effort over 1f out, went 2nd over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, led final 50 yards opened 9/1 touched 9/1 £5000-£500 £5000-£550 £16000-£2000 £4000-£500
2nd (15) ½ Cai Shen (IRE) 9-7 R L Moore Richard Hannon 3 20/1
Raced centre, held up, headway over 2f out, ran on inside final furlong, went 2nd last strides, unable to reach winner opened 28/1 touched 28/1
3rd (18) hd The Tichborne (IRE) 8-7 Jack Mitchell R A Teal 3 100/1
Led stands side group and overall, ridden and kept on inside final furlong, headed final 50 yards, lost 2nd last strides opened 100/1 touched 100/1
4th (30) nse Belgian Bill 9-3 A Culhane George Baker 3 10/1
Raced stands side, prominent, stayed on under pressure inside final furlong opened 10/1 touched 10/1 £30000-£3000 £4500-£500
5th (22) 1 Trade Storm 9-4 D Holland J Gallagher 3 50/1
Raced stands side, held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, never nearer opened 50/1 touched 50/1
6th (25) nk Cruiser 8-5 Martin Dwyer W R Muir 3 25/1
Raced stands side, held up in mid-division, headway 3f out, stayed on under pressure inside final furlong, never going pace to threaten opened 25/1 touched 25/1
7th (13) ½ Bahceli (IRE) 8-12 N Callan Richard Hannon 3 33/1
Switched left to join stands side group over 6f out, held up, headway when not clearest of runs over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, nearest finish opened 33/1 touched 33/1
8th (11) ½ Chain Lightning 8-11 R Hughes Richard Hannon 3 6/1f
Raced stands side, held up, headway over 2f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong opened 8/1 touched 8/1 £8000-£1000
9th (29) nk Madawi 8-13 P Robinson C E Brittain 3 16/1
Raced stands side, in mid-division, pushed along and outpaced over 2f out, stayed on again inside final furlong opened 16/1 touched 16/1 £20000-£500
10th (31) hd Tropical Beat 8-6 William Buick J H M Gosden 3 10/1
Raced stands side, slowly into stride, held up in rear, not clear run on rail and swiched right inside final 2f, stayed on inside final furlong, nearest finish opened 10/1 touched 10/1
11th (14) ¾ Tinkertown (IRE) 9-5 J P Spencer P F I Cole 3 33/1
Raced centre, held up in rear, stayed on inside final furlong, never dangerous opened 50/1 touched 50/1
12th (1) s.h Ashva (USA) 8-5 F Norton M Dods 3 40/1
Raced centre, close up, weakened inside final furlong opened 33/1 touched 40/1
13th (17) 2 Mubtadi 8-6 Martin Lane D M Simcock 3 33/1
Raced centre, behind, stayed on under pressure inside final furlong, never dangerous opened 33/1 touched 33/1
14th (27) ¾ Vanguard Dream 9-1 P Dobbs Richard Hannon 3 33/1
Raced stands side, held up in rear, some late headway, never on terms opened 33/1 touched 33/1
15th (16) hd Bridgefield (USA) 9-6 L Dettori M Al Zarooni 3 33/1
Raced stands side, held up in rear, headway on outside 2f out, weakend inside final furlong opened 33/1 touched 33/1
16th (5) Capaill Liath (IRE) 8-7 Harry Bentley (5) M L W Bell 3 25/1
Raced centre, held up, never dangerous opened 25/1 touched 25/1
17th (2) hd Polar Kite (IRE) 8-7 P Hanagan R A Fahey 3 20/1
Raced far side, held up, headway over 2f out, weakened final furlong opened 16/1 touched 20/1
18th (7) ½ Common Touch (IRE) 9-3 Lee Topliss (5) R A Fahey 3 16/1
Raced centre, chased leaders, ridden 3f out, weakened soon after opened 16/1 touched 16/1
19th (12) hd Chilworth Lad 9-5 Martin Harley (3) M R Channon 3 50/1
Raced stand side, chased leaders, weakened over 2f out opened 50/1 touched 50/1
20th (19) Crown Counsel (IRE) 8-6 S De Sousa M Johnston 3 66/1
Switched left to join stands side group after 1f, chased leaders, weakened inside final 2f opened 66/1 touched 66/1
21st (33) s.h Catalyze 8-5 David Probert A M Balding 3 33/1
Raced stands side, held up towards rear, headway over 3f out, soon ridden, weakened over 2f out opened 33/1 touched 33/1 £40000-£1000
22nd (9) 2 Captain Bertie (IRE) 8-10 M Hills B W Hills 3 14/1
Raced centre, in touch, weakened over 2f out opened 14/1 touched 14/1
23rd (6) 11 Honey Of A Kitten (USA) 9-1 P J Smullen D K Weld 3 20/1
Raced centre, chased leaders, weakened soon after halfway opened 22/1 touched 22/1
24th (32) Baptist (USA) 8-10 J Fortune A M Balding 3 22/1
Raced stands side, never better than mid-division on rail, behind over 2f out opened 25/1 touched 25/1 £10000-£400
25th (10) Ektibaas 8-7 R Hills B W Hills 3 16/1
Raced centre, prominent, weakened over 2f out opened 16/1 touched 16/1
26th (24) ¾ Kuala Limper (IRE) (ex5) 8-11 T P Queally D R C Elsworth 3 16/1
Raced stands side, prominent over 4f opened 16/1 touched 16/1 £40000-£2500
27th (3) Rigolleto (IRE) 8-10 S Hitchcott M R Channon 3 100/1
Raced centre, prominent, led that group over 3f out until weakened over 2f out opened 80/1 touched 100/1
28th (8) 10 Norse Blues 8-10 J Doyle S Kirk 3 33/1
Raced centre, slight lead that group until over 3f out, weakend quickly, eased final 2f, tailed off opened 33/1 touched 33/1
29th (26) 34 Dream Achieved 8-12 R Winston B W Hills 3 14/1
Raced stands side, chased leaders, over 4f, eased final 2f, tailed off opened 14/1 touched 14/1
NR (4) Dimension 8-8 K Fallon J R Fanshawe 3

Betting breakdown

Tote Win: £7.20 Tote Place: £2.40,7.30,29.50,3.10
Straight Forecast: £164.79 Exacta: £223.80 Swingers: 1&2:27.40 2&3:0.00 1&3:0.00

Jackpot: £44,806.36 carried forward to Ascot, 17th Jun, 0.5 winning tickets
Placepot: £209.20, Pool: £542101.94, 1891.18 winning tickets
Quadpot: £41.50, Pool: £29257.48, 521.61 winning tickets

Verdict

A typically competitive race with an unsurprisingly competitive finish but it was SAGRAMOR who just edged it. Hughie Morrison's colt came into the race with a consistent and progressive profile and he was never too far off the pace in the near side group. Jockey Nicky Mackay pushed him closer to the lead with two furlongs to run and his willing partner struck the front a furlong out. Both jockey and horse were at full stretch as the challengers made efforts around him but he stuck his neck out for a hard-earned half length success. Cai Shen came from a long way back under Richard Hughes, having travelled in the rear of the centre group. He was still on the bridle as the race developed but there were suddenly lots of horses in front of him as the two groups merged. He got a clear run but just found his stride too late in the day; this was a great effort under top-weight and this consistent colt is effective over several trips. Third home, in a very tight finish was The Tichborne. He showed great pace throughout and was kicked into a clear lead with three furlongs to go. To his credit he continued to find for Jack Mitchell when the challengers came, and both horse and jockey should be very proud of this run. Belgian Bill came with a strong run two furlongs out, but was perhaps put off slightly by having to challenge through a tight gap on the rail. Prior to that he had found his path blocked several times and his effort can therefore be upgraded significantly, although to be fair he had long enough to win it if he was good enough. Next home was Trade Storm who was under pressure from a long way out, whilst Cruiser kept battling for his jockey late on. Bahceli, Bridgefield and Chain Lightning all ran their races but were just found lacking, whilst Ashva was another to run well in the centre of the track. Madawi ran on well in the closing stages, with the maiden dropping back in trip, whilst Tinkertown was another to put in a typically consistent performance.