John Guest Bengough Stakes (Group 3) 6f

  • (3yo+, 6f, Class 1, 11 runners)
  • Winner £39,697 2nd £15,050 3rd £7,532 4th £3,752 5th £1,883 6th £945
  • Going: Soft (Straight Course,Round Course,Soft.Heavy in places)
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 1m 14.81s
  • Off time: 15:07:37
Full result
Result 15:05 Ascot
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 13 Mince 9/4f
2nd 2 Soul hd 4/1
3rd 4 Eton Rifles ¾ 9/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
2 (8) 064168
Royal blue Soul (AUS) 21
  • T:Saeed bin Suroor
  • J:S De Sousa
  • Form: 064168
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-5
  • OR: 117
  • Naps:
5 131 9-5 Saeed bin Suroor S De Sousa 117 4/1
3 (9) 294034
White, dark blue epaulets, dark blue and white halved sleeves, quartered cap Confessional 24
  • T:T D Easterby
  • J:E Ahern
  • Form: 294034
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-1be
  • OR: 106
  • Naps:
5 127 9-1 be T D Easterby E Ahern 106 20/1
4 (1) 1-74447
Red, Grey epaulets, striped sleeves, quartered cap Eton Rifles (IRE) 41
  • T:S C Williams
  • J:William Carson
  • Form: 1-74447
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 9-1
  • OR: 108
  • Naps:
7 127 9-1 S C Williams William Carson 108 9/1
5 (3) 8-94005
Purple, Grey seams and sleeves, Purple and Grey check cap Genki (IRE) 28
  • T:R Charlton
  • J:Martin Harley
  • Form: 8-94005
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 9-1b
  • OR: 107
  • Naps:
8 127 9-1 b R Charlton Martin Harley 107 16/1
6 (11) 0-34480
White, black stars on sleeves Iver Bridge Lad 189
  • T:J Ryan
  • J:M O'connell
  • Form: 0-34480
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-1b
  • OR: 107
  • Naps:
5 127 9-1 b J Ryan M O'connell 107 25/1
7 (5) 0-00492
Orange, dark green disc, dark green cap Joe Packet 57
  • T:J G Portman
  • J:R Kingscote
  • Form: 0-00492
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-1
  • OR: 95
  • Naps:
5 127 9-1 J G Portman R Kingscote 95 33/1
9 (4) 458225
Terracotta, Black cap Royal Rock 41
  • T:C F Wall
  • J:G Baker
  • Form: 458225
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 9-1
  • OR: 109
  • Naps:
8 127 9-1 C F Wall G Baker 109 10/1
10 (2) 000839
Orange, Dark Green disc Secret Witness 14
  • T:R Harris
  • J:J Fanning
  • Form: 000839
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 9-1b
  • OR: 106
  • Naps:
6 127 9-1 b R Harris J Fanning 106 40/1
11 (10) 094240
White, Emerald Green Cross of Lorraine, Emerald Green and White chevrons on sleeves, Pink cap Waffle (IRE) 14
  • T:T D Barron
  • J:J P Spencer
  • Form: 094240
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 9-1
  • OR: 103
  • Naps:
6 127 9-1 T D Barron J P Spencer 103 5/1
12 (13) 1106
Red and dark blue (quartered), white sleeves and cap Valbchek (IRE) 24
  • T:J Noseda
  • J:J P Murtagh
  • Form: 1106
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR: 103
  • Naps:
3 126 9-0 J Noseda J P Murtagh 103 13/2
13 (12) 178111
Dark Blue, Yellow chevron hoop, Yellow cap Mince 27
  • T:R Charlton
  • J:J Doyle
  • Form: 178111
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 8-11
  • OR: 113
  • Naps:
3 123 8-11 R Charlton J Doyle 113 9/4f

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
1 (6) 011291
Libranno 21
  • Nag Me
  • Distance Winner
  • T:Richard Hannon
  • J:P Cosgrave
  • Form: 011291
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-7
  • OR: 114
  • Naps:
4 97 Richard Hannon P Cosgrave 114 NR
8 (7) 104180
Palace Moon 63
  • Nag Me
  • Distance Winner
  • T:W J Knight
  • J:J-P Guillambert
  • Form: 104180
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 9-1t
  • OR: 103
  • Naps:
7 91 t W J Knight J-P Guillambert 103 NR

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2011 5 Royal Rock
  • T:C F Wall
  • J:T E Durcan
7 9-1 C F Wall T E Durcan 16/1
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In depth

Verdict

Royal Rock has won this twice and though unsuccessful since last year's victory he's been running well enough to make a bold bid. Genki was narrowly beaten in 2010 and started favourite a year ago but missed the break and never got into it. He's better than that and should be in the shake-up as should Libranno if in the same kind of form that saw him land a Group 2 at Doncaster three weeks ago though that was over 7f. Soul finished last that day but is better judged on his very easy victory in a Newbury Group 3 on heavy ground in July. MINCE has completed a fast-ground hat-trick, twice breaking track records in the process. She was mightily impressive in the Listed Garrowby Stakes at York last time and, as she's proved herself on soft ground in the past, should take this on the way to bigger things.

Formwatch

Libranno 16-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders and keen, headway to challenge over 1f out, led inside final furlong, kept on gamely, won at Doncaster 7f Grp 2 (1) gd in Sep beating Pastoral Player (9-4) by 1/2l, 8 ran.

Palace Moon 25-1 (9-10) Raced centre, slowly into stride, always behind, 25th of 27, 25l behind Hawkeyethenoo (9-9) at Goodwood 6f hcp (2) gd in Aug.

Mince 2-1fav (8-11) Prominent, always going best, led over 1f out, ridden and ran on, comfortable, won at York 6f Listed stks 3yo (1) gf in Sep beating Colour Of Love (8-9) by 3 1/2l, 11 ran.

Soul (AUS) 9-2 (9-4) With leader, one pace when not much room over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, last of 8, 11l behind Libranno (9-4) at Doncaster 7f Grp 2 (1) gd in Sep.

Eton Rifles (IRE) 3-1 (9-5) Raced alone on stand's side, chased leaders off the pace, not getting there and kept on same pace from 1 1/2f out, 7th of 8, 7l behind My Girl Anna (9-2) at Curragh 5f Grp 3 (1) sft in Aug.

Confessional 12-1 (9-9) Tracked leaders, ridden inside final furlong, one pace, 4th of 12, 3l behind Sole Power (9-9) at Doncaster 5f listed stks (1) gd in Sep.

Joe Packet 4-1fav (9-12) Chased leaders, outpaced 2f out, switched right 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, went 2nd final strides, no chance with easy winner, 2nd of 10, 3l behind Picabo (9-1) at Newmarket 6f hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Aug.

Royal Rock 8-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, closed over 2f out, ridden and edged right over 1f out, unable to quicken inside final furlong, 5th of 7, 1 3/4l behind Producer (8-9) at Goodwood 7f Grp 3 (1) gs in Aug.

Genki (IRE) 50-1 (9-3) Behind, outpaced when switched right over 1f out, kept on on outside final 110 yards, never nearer, 5th of 13, 4 1/2l behind Society Rock (9-3) at Haydock 6f Grp 1 (1) fm in Sep.

Iver Bridge Lad 50-1 (9-0) 11th of 12, 16l behind Krypton Factor (9-0) at Meydan(UAE) 6f fll stks Grp 1 (1) in Mar.

Waffle (IRE) 14-1 (9-4) Towards rear center, ridden over 1f out, never dangerous, 21st of 26, 13l behind Captain Ramius (9-0) at Ayr 6f hcp (2) hvy in Sep.

Secret Witness 10-1 (9-0) Outpaced and always in rear, 9th of 10, 6l behind Swiss Spirit (8-13) at Newbury 5f Grp 3 (1) gf in Sep.

Valbchek (IRE) 5-1 (9-8) Slowly into stride, towards rear, headway entering final furlong, soon ridden, kept on towards finish, 6th of 12, 4l behind Sole Power (9-9) at Doncaster 5f listed stks (1) gd in Sep.