Leo Bancroft Signature Haircare Handicap 1m 4f

  • (4yo+, 1m 4f, Class 3, 9 runners)
  • Winner £8,410 2nd £2,502 3rd £1,251 4th £625
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 2m 35.57s
  • Off time: 14:05:27
Full result
Result 14:05 Ascot
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 3 Al Saham 8/1
2nd 4 Hamelin ½ 9/4f
3rd 6 Rhombus 7 8/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 (3) 35211/0
Royal blue Restraint of Trade (IRE) 107
  • T:C Appleby
  • J:Martin Lane
  • Form: 35211/0
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-7p1
  • OR: 95
  • Naps:
4 133 9-7 p1 C Appleby Martin Lane 95 10/1
2 (7) 129356
Black and Red (quartered), White sleeves, White cap, Red star Swing Alone (IRE) 22
  • T:Miss Gay Kelleway
  • J:L Morris
  • Form: 129356
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-5h
  • OR: 93
  • Naps:
5 131 9-5 h Miss Gay Kelleway L Morris 93 16/1
3 (5) 1/01454-
Royal blue, white cap Al Saham 221
  • T:Saeed bin Suroor
  • J:S De Sousa
  • Form: 1/01454-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-3h
  • OR: 91
  • Naps:
5 129 9-3 h Saeed bin Suroor S De Sousa 91 8/1
4 (8) 7511-
Dark blue and pink stripes, pink sleeves and cap Hamelin (IRE) 214
  • T:Lady Cecil
  • J:R Hughes
  • Form: 7511-
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-3
  • OR: 91
  • Naps:
4 129 9-3 Lady Cecil R Hughes 91 9/4f
5 (1) 46/1131-
Yellow, large Black spots and spots on cap Semeen 288
  • T:L M Cumani
  • J:A Kirby
  • Form: 46/1131-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-2
  • OR: 90
  • Naps:
5 128 9-2 L M Cumani A Kirby 90 8/1
6 (4) 124170-
yellow, dark blue seams, yellow cap Rhombus (IRE) 182
  • T:I Mohammed
  • J:T P Queally
  • Form: 124170-
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-1
  • OR: 89
  • Naps:
4 127 9-1 I Mohammed T P Queally 89 8/1
7 (9) 41322-3
Pink, royal blue braces Glorious Protector (IRE) 35
  • T:Ed Walker
  • J:G Baker
  • Form: 41322-3
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-1
  • OR: 89
  • Naps:
4 127 9-1 Ed Walker G Baker 89 11/4
8 (2) 241110
Yellow, Light Blue hoop, Light Blue sleeves, Yellow armlets The Lock Master (IRE) 22
  • T:M Appleby
  • J:J P Spencer
  • Form: 241110
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 8-13
  • OR: 87
  • Naps:
7 125 8-13 M Appleby J P Spencer 87 25/1
9 (6) 52267/0-
Black, grey disc, armlets and cap Aazif (IRE) 24
  • T:Ian Williams
  • J:S Donohoe
  • Form: 52267/0-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 8-9t
  • OR: 83
  • Naps:
5 121 8-9 t Ian Williams S Donohoe 83 33/1

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2013 11 Angel Gabrial (IRE)
  • T:Ian Williams
  • J:T P Queally
4 8-13 Ian Williams T P Queally 13/2
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In depth

Verdict

Semeen did well last year, winning three of his four starts. But rain-softened ground is a real worry whereas the going will suit RHOMBUS. Ismael Mohammed's four-year-old may have had enough for the season when disappointing in the November Handicap in his final race of last season but has had a good break since and should win more races off his current mark. Hamelin was progressive last year but is another for whom conditions may be too soft and similar concerns surround Al Saham. Glorious Protector is consistent but is still climbing the handicap despite not winning.

Formwatch

Al Saham 6-4fav (9-9) Soon tracking leaders, ridden and every chance 1f out, no extra towards finish, 4th of 7, 3l behind Lowther (8-12) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Oct.

Hamelin (IRE) 2-1fav (9-7) Raced wide early in touch, headway to press leaders over 2f out, ridden to lead approaching final furlong, readily, won at Leicester 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Oct beating Ice Pie (8-9) by 1 1/2l, 8 ran.

Rhombus (IRE) 13-2fav (8-4) Always towards rear, 18th of 23, well behind Conduct (9-2) at Doncaster 1m 4f hcp (2) sft in Nov.

Semeen 7-4fav (9-8) Keen hold in mid-division, headway over 2f out, every chance over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ran on, won at Newmarket 1m 4f hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Jul beating Sadler's Risk (10-0) by 1/2l, 7 ran.

Swing Alone (IRE) 20-1 (9-5) Towards rear ridden when headway entering final furlong, driven and kept on under pressure, 6th of 14, 9l behind Litigant (9-5) at Lingfield 2m cnd stks (4yo+) (2) pol in Apr.

Aazif (IRE) 4-1fav (9-5) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, 13th of 17, 27l behind Warlu Way (9-7) at Carlisle 1m 3f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jun.

The Lock Master (IRE) 14-1 (9-4) Raced wide mid-division, pushed along halfway, soon dropped to rear, 10th of 11, 17l behind Viewpoint (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 4f app hcp 0-105 (2) pol in Apr.

Restraint of Trade (IRE) 4-1 (8-7) 10th of 14, 8l behind Certerach (9-4) at Meydan(UAE) 1m 4f hcp 105 gd in Jan.

Glorious Protector (IRE) 4-1 (8-12) Keen, held up in touch, ridden and looked held over 1f out, driven and ran on towards finish, not reach leaders, 3rd of 7, 3/4l behind Brass Ring (9-2) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp 0-105 (2) pol in Apr.