Royal Hunt Cup (Heritage Handicap) (Str) 1m

  • (3yo+, 1m, Class 2, 28 runners)
  • Winner £108,938 2nd £32,620 3rd £16,310 4th £8,155 5th £4,078 6th £2,048
  • Going: Good to Firm (Good in Places on the Round Course)
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 1m 37.88s
  • Off time: 17:04:48
Full result
Result 17:00 Royal Ascot
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 12 Field Of Dream 20/1
2nd 2 Chil The Kite 14/1
3rd 7 Steeler 33/1
4th 22 Sea Shanty s.h 14/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 (26) 014117
Royal blue, light blue stars on sleeves Ocean Tempest 20
  • T:J Ryan
  • J:Joe Doyle
  • Form: 014117
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-1
  • OR: 115
  • Naps:
5 141 10-1 J Ryan Joe Doyle (7) 115 33/1
2 (14) 4-08991
Emerald Green and White diabolo, Black sleeves, White cap Chil The Kite 32
  • T:H Morrison
  • J:G Baker
  • Form: 4-08991
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-9
  • OR: 109
  • Naps:
5 135 9-9 H Morrison G Baker 109 14/1
4 (3) 2140-15
Pink, Emerald Green chevron, halved sleeves, quartered cap Here Comes When (IRE) 18
  • T:A M Balding
  • J:Oisin Murphy
  • Form: 2140-15
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-6h
  • OR: 106
  • Naps:
4 132 9-6 h A M Balding Oisin Murphy (3) 106 20/1
5 (6) 531115-
Pink, Light Blue epaulets and armlets Short Squeeze (IRE) 249
  • T:H Palmer
  • J:P J Smullen
  • Form: 531115-
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-6
  • OR: 106
  • Naps:
4 132 9-6 H Palmer P J Smullen 106 11/1
6 (13) 0066-54
Red, Black spots and sleeves, Red cap Trumpet Major (IRE) 46
  • T:Richard Hannon
  • J:P J Dobbs
  • Form: 0066-54
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-6t
  • OR: 106
  • Naps:
5 132 9-6 t Richard Hannon P J Dobbs 106 25/1
7 (23) 113/450
Royal blue, white cap Steeler (IRE) 118
  • T:C Appleby
  • J:S De Sousa
  • Form: 113/450
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-6
  • OR: 106
  • Naps:
4 132 9-6 C Appleby S De Sousa 106 33/1
8 (9) 226/302
Royal blue Artigiano (USA) 14
  • T:C Appleby
  • J:William Buick
  • Form: 226/302
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-5
  • OR: 105
  • Naps:
4 131 9-5 C Appleby William Buick 105 25/1
9 (4) 52-6124
Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars and stars on cap Gabrial's Kaka (IRE) 41
  • T:R A Fahey
  • J:J P Spencer
  • Form: 52-6124
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-3
  • OR: 103
  • Naps:
4 129 9-3 R A Fahey J P Spencer 103 20/1
10 (28) 10260-3
White, light blue cap Belgian Bill 39
  • T:George Baker
  • J:P Cosgrave
  • Form: 10260-3
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 9-2pt
  • OR: 102
  • Naps:
6 128 9-2 pt George Baker P Cosgrave 102 8/1
11 (25) 7-47054
Mauve and pink check, white sleeves, pink cap Tales Of Grimm (USA) 34
  • T:R A Fahey
  • J:O Peslier
  • Form: 7-47054
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-2
  • OR: 102
  • Naps:
5 128 9-2 R A Fahey O Peslier 102 33/1
12 (33) 615950-
Black, pink seams, pink sleeves, black armlets, pink cap Field Of Dream 263
  • T:J A Osborne
  • J:A Kirby
  • Form: 615950-
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 9-1hb
  • OR: 101
  • Naps:
7 127 9-1 hb J A Osborne A Kirby 101 20/1
13 (5) 10000-3
Grey, yellow cross of lorraine Prince Of Johanne (IRE) 34
  • T:T P Tate
  • J:G Lee
  • Form: 10000-3
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 9-1p
  • OR: 101
  • Naps:
8 127 9-1 p T P Tate G Lee 101 22/1
14 (7) 141737
White, Royal Blue hoop, diabolo on sleeves, Royal Blue cap Rebellious Guest 61
  • T:G G Margarson
  • J:K Fallon
  • Form: 141737
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR: 100
  • Naps:
5 126 9-0 G G Margarson K Fallon 100 50/1
15 (31) 0-00943
White, Royal Blue stars, White and Red diabolo on sleeves, White cap, Red star Santefisio 60
  • T:K Dalgleish
  • J:T Eaves
  • Form: 0-00943
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 9-0b
  • OR: 100
  • Naps:
8 126 9-0 b K Dalgleish T Eaves 100 33/1
16 (19) 990440
Red, black seams, black sleeves, red stars, red cap Regulation (IRE) 87
  • T:M Halford
  • J:S Foley
  • Form: 990440
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR: 100
  • Naps:
5 126 9-0 M Halford S Foley 100 100/1
17 (32) 133060-
Emerald Green and Yellow diamonds, Emerald Green and White halved sleeves Queensberry Rules (IRE) 263
  • T:W J Haggas
  • J:R L Moore
  • Form: 133060-
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR: 100
  • Naps:
4 126 9-0 W J Haggas R L Moore 100 7/1
18 (20) 141-070
Royal Blue, Yellow stripe, diamonds on sleeves, Yellow cap Levitate 34
  • T:J J Quinn
  • J:Martin Harley
  • Form: 141-070
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 9-0v
  • OR: 100
  • Naps:
6 126 9-0 v J J Quinn Martin Harley 100 100/1
19 (12) 1108-31
Orange, Dark Blue disc, Dark Blue cap Pacific Heights (IRE) (ex5) 18
  • T:B Ellison
  • J:D Swift
  • Form: 1108-31
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR: 95
  • Naps:
5 126 9-0 B Ellison D Swift 95 33/1
20 (24) 036087
Maroon and Grey stripes, Maroon cap Burano (IRE) 46
  • T:B J Meehan
  • J:J Fortune
  • Form: 036087
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 8-13
  • OR: 99
  • Naps:
5 125 8-13 B J Meehan J Fortune 99 20/1
21 (27) 3033-50
Pink, White hooped sleeves, White cap Loving Spirit 39
  • T:J A R Toller
  • J:Robert Tart
  • Form: 3033-50
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 8-13
  • OR: 99
  • Naps:
6 125 8-13 J A R Toller Robert Tart (3) 99 25/1
22 (29) 7244-11
Purple, Gold braid, Scarlet sleeves, Black velvet cap, Gold fringe Sea Shanty (USA) (ex5) 4
  • T:Richard Hannon
  • J:R Hughes
  • Form: 7244-11
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 8-12
  • OR: 93
  • Naps:
4 124 8-12 Richard Hannon R Hughes 93 14/1
23 (10) 118-529
Royal Blue, Yellow seams, Royal Blue sleeves, Yellow spots, Red cap Ingleby Angel (IRE) 34
  • T:D O'Meara
  • J:D Tudhope
  • Form: 118-529
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 8-11
  • OR: 97
  • Naps:
5 123 8-11 D O'Meara D Tudhope 97 33/1
24 (16) 3871-34
Silver, gold braid, maroon cap, gold tassel Ayaar (IRE) 39
  • T:L M Cumani
  • J:L Dettori
  • Form: 3871-34
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 8-11
  • OR: 97
  • Naps:
4 123 8-11 L M Cumani L Dettori 97 16/1
25 (1) 8-67124
Dark blue, yellow hoop Fort Bastion (IRE) 14
  • T:Mrs R Carr
  • J:J P Sullivan
  • Form: 8-67124
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 8-11
  • OR: 97
  • Naps:
5 123 8-11 Mrs R Carr J P Sullivan 97 33/1
26 (18) 11080-1
Purple, Mauve spots on sleeves, Mauve cap Niceofyoutotellme 46
  • T:R M Beckett
  • J:Jim Crowley
  • Form: 11080-1
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 8-11h
  • OR: 97
  • Naps:
5 123 8-11 h R M Beckett Jim Crowley 97 25/1
28 (2) 65-8066
Pink, Emerald Green epaulets and armlets, hooped cap Starboard 25
  • T:D M Simcock
  • J:William Twiston-Davies
  • Form: 65-8066
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 8-11
  • OR: 97
  • Naps:
5 123 8-11 D M Simcock William Twiston-Davies (3) 97 100/1
29 (22) 3121
Green, pink sash and cap, white sleeves Abseil (USA) (ex5) 12
  • T:Sir Michael Stoute
  • J:James Doyle
  • Form: 3121
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 8-11
  • OR: 92
  • Naps:
4 123 8-11 Sir Michael Stoute James Doyle 92 7/2f
31 (11) 2250-03
Light Blue and Red diamonds, Light Blue sleeves, Red cap, Light Blue diamond Red Avenger (USA) 12
  • T:E A L Dunlop
  • J:P Hanagan
  • Form: 2250-03
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 8-10
  • OR: 96
  • Naps:
4 122 8-10 E A L Dunlop P Hanagan 96 20/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
3 (15) 150-551
Farraaj (IRE) 12 (ex5)
  • Nag Me
  • T:R Varian
  • J:Non Runner
  • Form: 150-551
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-7
  • OR: 102
  • Naps:
5 97 R Varian Non Runner 102 NR
27 (8) 11/3240-
Stirring Ballad 364
  • Nag Me
  • Beaten Favourite
  • Distance Winner
  • T:A M Balding
  • J:David Probert
  • Form: 11/3240-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 8-11
  • OR: 97
  • Naps:
5 811 A M Balding David Probert 97 NR
30 (30) 745080
Sweet Lightning 4
  • Nag Me
  • Distance Winner
  • T:D O'Meara
  • J:G Gibbons
  • Form: 745080
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 8-10
  • OR: 96
  • Naps:
9 810 D O'Meara G Gibbons 96 NR

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2013 6 Belgian Bill
  • T:George Baker
  • J:J Doyle
5 8-11 George Baker J Doyle 33/1
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In depth

Verdict

Abseil is clear at the head of the betting after picking up a competitive handicap at the Epsom Derby meeting. Lightly-raced and progressive, his chance is there for all to see but there may be better value on show, including RED AVENGER. Upsides with Abseil when badly hampered by the latter at Epsom, he's 5lb better off and should be thereabouts. Here Comes When beat Abseil at Chester last month but was raised 11lb for that success. Belgian Bill and Prince Of Johanne have won the last two renewals but both race off higher marks today. Artigiano should go well after a second at Nottingham but Chil The Kite has been upped 5lb for winning at Newbury and Sea Shanty is penalised for a narrow weekend win at Sandown. Richard Hughes still prefers the latter to Trumpet Major while Ayaar and the returning Short Squeeze are others to consider in a typically competitive renewal.

Formwatch

Farraaj (IRE) 13-2 (9-8) Took keen hold, tracked clear leading pair, closed on bit 3f out, led going well approaching final 2f, ridden and stayed on strongly final furlong, won at Epsom Downs 1m 2f hcp (2) gd beating Air Pilot (8-3) by 2 1/2l, 12 ran.

Stirring Ballad 10-1fav (8-11) Switched left to race near side, always towards rear and never involved, 22nd of 28, 9l behind Belgian Bill (8-11) at Royal Ascot 1m hcp (2) gf in Jun '13.

Sweet Lightning 14-1 (9-8) Mid-division, pushed along 3f out, weakened 2f out, last of 13, 15l behind Spirit Of The Law (8-9) at York 1m 1f hcp 105 (2) gd.

Field Of Dream 33-1 (9-8) Held up in rear far side, headway over 1f out, never on terms, 15th of 31, 8l behind Educate (9-9) at Newmarket 1m 1f hcp (2) gf in Sep.

Chil The Kite 8-1 (9-6) Held up in rear, switched left and headway over 2f out, driven to challenge over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ran on well, won at Newbury 7f hcp 0-105 (2) gf in May beating Fort Knox (9-6) by 2l, 11 ran.

Steeler (IRE) 7-1 (9-2) 12th of 16, 8l behind Elleval (9-0) at Meydan(UAE) 1m 2f hcp in Feb.

Sea Shanty (USA) 5-1 (9-7) Close up, pushed along over 3f out, effort when not clear run and short of room over 1f out, ridden to lead well inside final furlong, ran on, won at Sandown 1m hcp 0-100 (2) gd beating Tanseeb (8-1) by shd, 12 ran.

Ayaar (IRE) 9-1fav (9-3) Mid-division stands side, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, never reached leaders, 4th of 25, 6l behind Gabriel's Lad (9-8) at Ascot 7f hcp (4yo+) (2) gs in May.

Tales Of Grimm (USA) 25-1 (9-5) Slowly away in rear, ridden 2f out, ran on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 4th of 11, 2 1/4l behind Navajo Chief (9-0) at York 1m listed hcp 0-110 (1) gs in May.

Belgian Bill 25-1 (9-8) Mid-division stands side, headway 2f out, effort over 1f out, 3rd and ridden when edged left inside final furlong, no impression with front pair, 3rd of 25, 5l behind Gabriel's Lad (9-8) at Ascot 7f hcp (4yo+) (2) gs in May.

Abseil (USA) 5-2fav (9-3) Tracked leaders, travelling well 2f out, led over 1f out, hung badly left final furlong, kept on, won at Epsom Downs 1m hcp 0-105 (2) gd beating Llanarmon Lad (8-11) by 1/2l, 16 ran.

Niceofyoutotellme 10-1 (8-8) Held up, bumped over 2f out, headway 2f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, ran on, won at Newmarket 1m 1f hcp (2) gf in May beating Ajmany (8-7) by nk, 19 ran.

Regulation (IRE) 10-1 (9-7) Badly hampered leaving stalls and very slowly away, in rear, ridden and progress from 2f out, went 14th 1f out, no extra, 12th of 21, 15l behind Stuccodor (9-9) at Curragh 1m pren hcp in Mar.

Pacific Heights (IRE) 7-2 (9-2) In touch, headway over 1f out, led approaching final furlong, ran on well, won at Chester 7f hcp 0-105 (2) gs in May beating Apostle (8-7) by 1 3/4l, 13 ran.

Artigiano (USA) 5-1 (9-8) Tracked leaders in 3rd, went 2nd inside final furlong, kept on and just held near finish, 2nd of 5, nk behind Balty Boys (9-1) at Nottingham 1m (2) sft.

Burano (IRE) 14-1 (9-4) Dwelt in rear, bumped over 2f out, stayed on final furlong, nearest finish, 7th of 19, 6l behind Niceofyoutotellme (8-8) at Newmarket 1m 1f hcp (2) gf in May.

Ocean Tempest (9-2) 7th of 9, 8l behind Red Dubawi (8-13) at Baden-Baden(GER) 1m Grp 3 (1) gd in May.

Santefisio 20-1 (9-7) Mid-division, headway 2f out, effort and every chance entering final furlong, ran on, 3rd of 11, 1l behind Sea Shanty (8-12) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-105 (2) pol in Apr.

Levitate 25-1 (9-7) Raced wide, keen close up, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 11, 12l behind Navajo Chief (9-0) at York 1m listed hcp 0-110 (1) gs in May.

Gabrial's Kaka (IRE) 15-2 (9-0) Held up in last pair, reminder 4f out, went moderate 4th final furlong, 4th of 6, 20l behind Noble Mission (9-3) at Chester 1m 2f Grp 3 (1) sft in May.

Red Avenger (USA) 16-1 (9-7) Held up in mid-division on inside, headway over 2f out, switched left towards inside 2f out, disputing lead when carried left 110 yards out, badly hampered by winner soon after, lost 2nd final 50 yards, held on for 3rd, not recover, 3rd of 16, 1 3/4l behind Abseil (9-3) at Epsom Downs 1m hcp 0-105 (2) gd.

Loving Spirit 10-1 (9-2) Mid-division far side, outpaced 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 23rd of 25, 29l behind Gabriel's Lad (9-8) at Ascot 7f hcp (4yo+) (2) gs in May.

Queensberry Rules (IRE) 12-1 (9-0) Towards rear stands side, ridden and headway over 2f out, lost place over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 20th of 31, 18l behind Educate (9-9) at Newmarket 1m 1f hcp (2) gf in Sep.

Starboard 20-1 (9-0) Held up in touch, stayed in centre in straight, chasing leaders as groups merged approaching final 2f, ridden and weakened well over 1f out, 6th of 7, 7l behind French Navy (9-0) at Goodwood 1m 2f Listed stks (1) sft in May.

Fort Bastion (IRE) 6-4fav (9-1) In touch in 4th, ridden over 1f out, one pace inside final furlong, 4th of 5, 4 1/2l behind Balty Boys (9-1) at Nottingham 1m (2) sft.

Rebellious Guest 16-1 (9-5) Towards rear, ridden 2f out, stayed on final furlong, never nearer, 7th of 12, 5l behind Grandeur (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 2f cnd stks (4yo+) (2) pol in Apr.

Prince Of Johanne (IRE) 12-1 (9-3) Mid-division, headway when switched left over 1f out, stayed on towards finish, 3rd of 11, 1 1/2l behind Navajo Chief (9-0) at York 1m listed hcp 0-110 (1) gs in May.

Here Comes When (IRE) 4-1 (9-0) Mid-division, hit inside rail over 5f out, not much room over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, no impression, 5th of 9, 3 1/2l behind Penitent (9-0) at Haydock 7f Grp 3 (1) gs in May.

Short Squeeze (IRE) 9-4fav (8-13) Tracked leaders stands side, challenged 2f out, kept on and every chance until ridden and no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 13, 4l behind Highland Knight (9-3) at Newmarket 1m 1f Grp 3 (1) gs in Oct.

Ingleby Angel (IRE) 15-2 (9-0) Mid-division, ridden and headway over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 9th of 11, 4l behind Navajo Chief (9-0) at York 1m listed hcp 0-110 (1) gs in May.

Trumpet Major (IRE) 14-1 (9-10) Prominent, ridden to lead 1f out, headed and no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 19, 4l behind Niceofyoutotellme (8-8) at Newmarket 1m 1f hcp (2) gf in May.