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

  • (3yo+, 1m, Class 2, 28 runners)
  • Winner £93,375 2nd £27,960 3rd £13,980 4th £6,990 5th £3,495 6th £1,755
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 1m 38.68s
  • Off time: 16:25:09
Full result
Result 16:25 Ascot
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 22 Belgian Bill 33/1
2nd 2 Premio Loco ¾ 40/1
3rd 19 Arsaadi ½ 50/1
4th 4 Don't Call Me ½ 25/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 (29) 536-143
Royal Blue, Red chevrons, White and Red striped sleeves, Red and White quartered cap Sweet Lightning 38
  • T:J P Murtagh
  • J:L P Dempsey
  • Form: 536-143
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 9-10t
  • OR: 110
  • Naps:
8 136 9-10 t J P Murtagh L P Dempsey (7) 110 25/1
2 (2) 913-567
Orange, Black diamond, halved sleeves Premio Loco (USA) 11
  • T:C F Wall
  • J:G Baker
  • Form: 913-567
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 9-9
  • OR: 109
  • Naps:
9 135 9-9 C F Wall G Baker 109 40/1
3 (18) 551111-
White, royal blue seams, white sleeves, royal blue stars, white cap Elusive Time (IRE) 283
  • T:T Kodama
  • J:M Matsuoka
  • Form: 551111-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-6
  • OR: 106
  • Naps:
5 132 9-6 T Kodama M Matsuoka 106 50/1
4 (7) 426202
Black, white seams, white sleeves, black armlets, black cap Don't Call Me (IRE) 21
  • T:D Nicholls
  • J:P J Dobbs
  • Form: 426202
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 9-5t
  • OR: 105
  • Naps:
6 131 9-5 t D Nicholls P J Dobbs 105 25/1
5 (28) 04400-1
White, Orange cross belts, Orange cap Navajo Chief 34
  • T:A P Jarvis
  • J:K Fallon
  • Form: 04400-1
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 9-4
  • OR: 104
  • Naps:
6 130 9-4 A P Jarvis K Fallon 104 25/1
6 (4) 311746-
Dark Blue, Yellow chevron hoop, Yellow cap Trade Commissioner (IRE) 228
  • T:J H M Gosden
  • J:William Buick
  • Form: 311746-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-4
  • OR: 104
  • Naps:
5 130 9-4 J H M Gosden William Buick 104 14/1
7 (32) 05-3727
Royal blue Sandagiyr (FR) 111
  • T:Saeed bin Suroor
  • J:S De Sousa
  • Form: 05-3727
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-3
  • OR: 103
  • Naps:
5 129 9-3 Saeed bin Suroor S De Sousa 103 33/1
8 (12) 31/543-7
Red, white cross David Livingston (IRE) 111
  • T:M F De Kock
  • J:P Cosgrave
  • Form: 31/543-7
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-2
  • OR: 102
  • Naps:
4 128 9-2 M F De Kock P Cosgrave 102 12/1
9 (27) 03-2134
Purple, White diamond, hooped sleeves Two For Two (IRE) 34
  • T:D O'Meara
  • J:D Tudhope
  • Form: 03-2134
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR: 100
  • Naps:
5 126 9-0 D O'Meara D Tudhope 100 10/1c
10 (22) 52750-4
Red, White sash, Royal Blue cap Fury 37
  • T:W J Haggas
  • J:J P O'Brien
  • Form: 52750-4
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-0hb
  • OR: 100
  • Naps:
5 126 9-0 hb W J Haggas J P O'Brien 100 10/1c
11 (20) 866839
White, Royal Blue stars, White and Red diabolo on sleeves, White cap, Red star Santefisio 46
  • T:K Dalgleish
  • J:J Fortune
  • Form: 866839
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 9-0b
  • OR: 100
  • Naps:
7 126 9-0 b K Dalgleish J Fortune 100 66/1
12 (16) 20/34-36
Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Burwaaz 39
  • T:E A L Dunlop
  • J:P Hanagan
  • Form: 20/34-36
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-0p1
  • OR: 100
  • Naps:
4 126 9-0 p1 E A L Dunlop P Hanagan 100 66/1
13 (8) 0006-02
Grey, yellow cross of lorraine Prince Of Johanne (IRE) 34
  • T:T P Tate
  • J:J P Fahy
  • Form: 0006-02
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 9-0p
  • OR: 100
  • Naps:
7 126 9-0 p T P Tate J P Fahy 100 12/1
15 (26) 6030-11
Dark blue, yellow sleeves, dark blue stars, yellow cap,dark blue stars Directorship 33
  • T:P R Chamings
  • J:Dane O'Neill
  • Form: 6030-11
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 8-13
  • OR: 99
  • Naps:
7 125 8-13 P R Chamings Dane O'Neill 99 14/1
16 (13) 011-101
Dark Blue, Orange star and star on cap Educate 39
  • T:I Mohammed
  • J:J P Spencer
  • Form: 011-101
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 8-12
  • OR: 98
  • Naps:
4 124 8-12 I Mohammed J P Spencer 98 12/1
17 (19) 8-75568
Maroon, maroon and grey check sleeves and cap Field Of Dream 27
  • T:J A Osborne
  • J:A Kirby
  • Form: 8-75568
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 8-12b
  • OR: 98
  • Naps:
6 124 8-12 b J A Osborne A Kirby 98 12/1
18 (17) 106092
ORANGE, EMERALD GREEN stars Es Que Love (IRE) 4
  • T:M Johnston
  • J:G Lee
  • Form: 106092
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 8-12
  • OR: 98
  • Naps:
4 124 8-12 M Johnston G Lee 98 33/1
19 (10) 2663-79
Orange, Yellow star and star on cap Arsaadi (IRE) 39
  • T:W J Haggas
  • J:Liam Jones
  • Form: 2663-79
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 8-12b
  • OR: 98
  • Naps:
4 124 8-12 b W J Haggas Liam Jones 98 50/1
20 (1) 05900-1
White, Royal Blue hoop, diabolo on sleeves, Royal Blue cap Excellent Guest 39
  • T:G G Margarson
  • J:T P Queally
  • Form: 05900-1
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 8-12
  • OR: 98
  • Naps:
6 124 8-12 G G Margarson T P Queally 98 16/1
21 (3) 111-324
White, Emerald Green hoop Stirring Ballad 46
  • T:A M Balding
  • J:R Hughes
  • Form: 111-324
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 8-11
  • OR: 97
  • Naps:
4 123 8-11 A M Balding R Hughes 97 10/1c
22 (6) 12-0020
White, light blue cap Belgian Bill 60
  • T:George Baker
  • J:J Doyle
  • Form: 12-0020
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 8-11pt
  • OR: 97
  • Naps:
5 123 8-11 pt George Baker J Doyle 97 33/1
24 (14) 6-91105
Emerald Green, White hoops, White sleeves, Emerald Green diamonds, White cap, Emerald Green diamond Toto Skyllachy 11
  • T:D O'Meara
  • J:Thomas Brown
  • Form: 6-91105
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 8-11
  • OR: 97
  • Naps:
8 123 8-11 D O'Meara Thomas Brown (5) 97 66/1
25 (21) 1002-41
Purple, pink star, purple sleeves, pink stars, white cap Burke's Rock 46
  • T:J Noseda
  • J:L Dettori
  • Form: 1002-41
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 8-11p
  • OR: 97
  • Naps:
4 123 8-11 p J Noseda L Dettori 97 12/1
26 (9) 1333/26-
Red, white hoops, mauve sleeves, red and white quartered cap Winter's Night (IRE) 389
  • T:C G Cox
  • J:Ryan Tate
  • Form: 1333/26-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 8-11
  • OR: 97
  • Naps:
5 123 8-11 C G Cox Ryan Tate (5) 97 33/1
27 (24) 0678-73
Navy Blue, Red and Light Blue hoop and armlets, White cap Redact (IRE) 25
  • T:Richard Hannon
  • J:Jim Crowley
  • Form: 0678-73
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 8-11
  • OR: 97
  • Naps:
4 123 8-11 Richard Hannon Jim Crowley 97 40/1
28 (30) 3060-21
LIGHT BLUE, BEIGE star Spa's Dancer (IRE) (ex5) 20
  • T:J M P Eustace
  • J:R L Moore
  • Form: 3060-21
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 8-11
  • OR: 92
  • Naps:
6 123 8-11 J M P Eustace R L Moore 92 16/1
29 (33) 1007-66
BLACK, white seams, light green cap Moran Gra (USA) 25
  • T:Ms J Morgan
  • J:P J Smullen
  • Form: 1007-66
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 8-10p
  • OR: 96
  • Naps:
6 122 8-10 p Ms J Morgan P J Smullen 96 16/1
30 (23) 205-081
Dark Blue, White cross belts, Yellow sleeves and cap Captain Bertie (IRE) 40
  • T:C Hills
  • J:James McDonald
  • Form: 205-081
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 8-10
  • OR: 96
  • Naps:
5 122 8-10 C Hills James McDonald 96 28/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
14 (11) 5113-57
Fire Ship 4
  • Nag Me
  • Distance Winner
  • T:W J Knight
  • J:N Callan
  • Form: 5113-57
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 8-13
  • OR: 99
  • Naps:
4 813 W J Knight N Callan 99 NR
23 (5) 407-624
Global Village (IRE) 60
  • Nag Me
  • Course Winner
  • T:B Ellison
  • J:D Swift
  • Form: 407-624
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 8-11
  • OR: 97
  • Naps:
8 811 B Ellison D Swift 97 NR

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2012 33 Prince Of Johanne (IRE)
  • T:T P Tate
  • J:J P Fahy
6 9-3 T P Tate J P Fahy 16/1
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In depth

Verdict

PRINCE OF JOHANNE races off the same mark as when beating Excellent Guest, Don't Call Me and Field Of Dream in this 12 months ago and looked to be on the way back when second to Navajo Chief at York last time. He's 4lb better off with the latter now and should turn the tables and that run gives him the beating of Two For Two, Moran Gra and Es Que Love. Tom Tate's charge loves these big-field handicaps and, probably well drawn towards the far side, looks the one to beat again. Excellent Guest won the Victoria Cup over 7f here last month and is also respected, though is 4lb higher than last year, while Educate is an interesting runner. He's won four of his last five starts and will be held up for a late run here by Jamie Spencer. Goodwood scorer Burke's Rock is a possible improver near the foot of the weights and has Frankie on board while Chester winner Captain Bertie has just got into the handicap and could be dangerous, though he was only 11th last year and would probably have preferred some rain. Elusive Time and David Livingston represent Japan and South Africa respectively but neither make much appeal at the weights and Johnny Murtagh's first Royal Ascot runner as a trainer, Sweet Lightning, will do well to figure under a welter burden.

Formwatch

Fire Ship 16-1 (10-0) Held up, ridden and headway 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, never nearer, 7th of 15, 5l behind Roserrow (9-5) at Sandown 1m hcp 0-100 (2) gd.

Global Village (IRE) 9-1 (9-0) Held up towards rear, headway under pressure over 1f out, edged left inside final furlong, went 3rd final 100 yards until one pace nearing finish, 4th of 25, 1 3/4l behind Haaf A Sixpence (8-3) at Newbury 1m hcp 0-105 (2) gs in Apr.

Belgian Bill 33-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, ridden 2f out, soon weakened, 15th of 25, 16l behind Haaf A Sixpence (8-3) at Newbury 1m hcp 0-105 (2) gs in Apr.

Premio Loco (USA) 9-1 (9-0) Always towards rear, 7th of 8, 9l behind Amarillo (9-0) at Haydock 7f Grp 3 (1) gf.

Arsaadi (IRE) 9-1 (9-10) Chased leader, ridden to lead 3f out, headed 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 11, 24l behind Gifted Girl (9-0) at Ascot 1m fll hcp (2) gf in May.

Don't Call Me (IRE) 5-1 (9-2) Tracked leader, ridden to lead 2f out, soon pressed, headed final strides, 2nd of 4, hd behind Moonstone Magic (8-11) at Nottingham 1m cond Stakes (2) sft in May.

David Livingston (IRE) 5-1fav (8-11) 7th of 12, 5l behind Anaerobio (8-9) at Meydan(UAE) 7f hcp gd in Feb.

Field Of Dream 8-1 (9-7) Steadied start, held up well in rear, never in race, 8th of 10, 16l behind Head Of Steam (8-8) at Goodwood 7f hcp 0-100 (2) gd in May.

Trade Commissioner (IRE) 4-1fav (9-0) In touch, ridden 2f out, no impression, 6th of 11, 7l behind French Navy (9-0) at Newmarket 1m Listed stks 3yo (1) sft in Nov.

Burke's Rock 12-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders disputing 3rd, headway on outside approaching final 2f, went 2nd over 1f out, soon challenging, led 1f out, stayed on well, ridden out, won at Goodwood 1m fll lst stks (1) gd in May beating Sentaril (9-10) by 1/2l, 7 ran.

Excellent Guest 25-1 (8-10) In touch in mid-division, headway over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, soon switched right, ridden and ran on to lead final 100 yards, won at Ascot 7f hcp (2) gf in May beating Bertiewhittle (8-10) by 1/2l, 26 ran.

Winter's Night (IRE) 12-1 (9-0) Took keen hold and tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden and dropped to 6th over 1f out, no extra, 6th of 9, 5l behind Emulous (9-5) at Curragh 1m flls Grp 3 (1) gd in May '12.

Es Que Love (IRE) 9-2 (9-3) Slowly into stride, soon chasing leaders, ridden to challenge over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, no extra closing stages, 2nd of 10, 1/2l behind Clockmaker (8-8) at Musselburgh 7f hcp 0-100 (2) gf.

Two For Two (IRE) 7-2fav (9-1) Close up, effort over 1f out, kept on one pace inside final furlong, 4th of 15, 1 3/4l behind Navajo Chief (9-1) at York 1m listed hcp 0-110 (1) gd in May.

Prince Of Johanne (IRE) 16-1 (9-1) Tracked leader, led 3f out, headed over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 2nd of 15, 1 1/2l behind Navajo Chief (9-1) at York 1m listed hcp 0-110 (1) gd in May.

Santefisio 14-1 (9-7) Slowly into stride, held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, one pace and no impression, 9th of 15, 7l behind Norse Blues (8-8) at Thirsk 1m hcp 0-100 (2) gf in May.

Educate Evensfav (9-2) Dwelt, tracked leaders, driven to lead over 1f out, edged left inside final furlong, ran on well, won at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-100 (2) sft in May beating Sheikhzayedroad (9-1) by 2l, 3 ran.

Directorship 20-1 (9-4) Steadied start, held up, headway over 2f out, led inside final furlong, ran on, won at Newmarket 1m hcp 0-95 (3) gd in May beating Tigers Tale (8-4) by 3 1/2l, 14 ran.

Sandagiyr (FR) 10-1 (9-0) 7th of 13, 4l behind Mufarrh (9-6) at Meydan(UAE) 1m hcp in Feb.

Fury 4-1 (9-2) Racedd keenly, led, ridden over 2f out, headed 2f out, soon lost 2nd, dropped to 4th over 1f out and and soon weakened, 4th of 6, 4 1/2l behind Guest of Honour (9-2) at Windsor 1m Listed stks 3yo (1) gd in May.

Moran Gra (USA) 7-1 (9-11) Soon tracked leaders, 4th 1f out, soon no impression under pressure, kept on same pace, 6th of 23, 4l behind Fiesolana (9-2) at Curragh 1m hcp gf in May.

Sweet Lightning 3-1 (9-9) Soon led, ridden and headed 1 1/2f out, disputed 2nd inside final furlong, no extra in 3rd close home, 3rd of 5, 1l behind Duntle (9-9) at Leopardstown 1m Grp 3 (1) in May.

Captain Bertie (IRE) 9-4fav (8-12) Tracked leaders, not much room after 1f, ridden to go 2nd and edged left 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, led close home, won at Chester 1m hcp 0-105 (2) gs in May beating Chosen Character (8-12) by nk, 10 ran.

Stirring Ballad 5-2 (9-7) Held up in last pair, pushed along 2f out, headway between horses over 1f out, stayed on under pressure inside final furlong, nearest finish, 4th of 7, 1 1/2l behind Burke's Rock (9-7) at Goodwood 1m fll lst stks (1) gd in May.

Spa's Dancer (IRE) 2-1fav (9-4) Raced wide early and prominent, went 2nd over 4f out, ridden to lead well over 1f out, kept on well final furlong, won at Sandown 1m hcp 0-95 (3) gs in May beating Shamaal Nibras (9-2) by 2 1/4l, 9 ran.

Toto Skyllachy 16-1 (9-9) Chased leaders, pushed along 3f out, ridden over 1f out, no extra towards finish, 5th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Area Fifty One (9-9) at Chester 1m 2f hcp 105 (2) gd.

Redact (IRE) 9-2 (9-2) Held up, ridden 4f out, headway 2f out, edged left over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, went 3rd close home, 3rd of 6, 2 1/2l behind Pintura (9-2) at York 7f cond Stakes (3) gd in May.

Burwaaz 4-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, soon beaten, no extra inside final furlong, last of 6, 2 1/4l behind Regal Parade (9-0) at Haydock 6f cond Stakes (2) gs in May.

Navajo Chief 12-1 (9-1) Raced wide in touch, progress over 2f out, led 1f out, ran on, won at York 1m listed hcp 0-110 (1) gd in May beating Prince Of Johanne (9-1) by 1 1/2l, 15 ran.

Elusive Time (IRE) (9-4) won at Taby(SWE) 5f Listed stks gd in Sep, 5 ran.