King George V Stakes (Handicap) 1m 4f

  • (3yo, 1m 4f, Class 2, 18 runners)
  • Winner £46,688 2nd £13,980 3rd £6,990 4th £3,495
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in Places on Round Course
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 2m 30.59s
  • Off time: 17:40:52
Full result
Result 17:35 Royal Ascot
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 6 Elite Army 4/1j
2nd 4 Windshear ¾ 4/1j
3rd 13 Captain Morley 10/1
4th 14 Venezia ½ 20/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 (8) 1-48
Royal blue, orange disc, striped sleeves and cap Carlo Bugatti (IRE) 42
  • T:A P O'Brien
  • J:J P O'Brien
  • Form: 1-48
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-7p1
  • OR: 100
  • Naps:
3 133 9-7 p1 A P O'Brien J P O'Brien 100 16/1
2 (13) 113-363
Black, White seams and armlets, Red cap Truth Or Dare 33
  • T:Richard Hannon
  • J:Cam Hardie
  • Form: 113-363
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-6
  • OR: 99
  • Naps:
3 132 9-6 Richard Hannon Cam Hardie (7) 99 25/1
3 (20) 115-356
Light Blue, Pink chevrons, Light Blue sleeves, Light Blue cap, Pink star Stars Over The Sea (USA) 12
  • T:M Johnston
  • J:J Fanning
  • Form: 115-356
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-6
  • OR: 99
  • Naps:
3 132 9-6 M Johnston J Fanning 99 14/1
4 (21) 1-212
Maroon, black seams and armlets, black and maroon quartered cap Windshear 33
  • T:Richard Hannon
  • J:R Hughes
  • Form: 1-212
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-2
  • OR: 95
  • Naps:
3 128 9-2 Richard Hannon R Hughes 95 4/1j
5 (10) 15-4113
Emerald Green, White stars, armlets and star on cap Black Schnapps (IRE) 26
  • T:W R Muir
  • J:Martin Dwyer
  • Form: 15-4113
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-1
  • OR: 94
  • Naps:
3 127 9-1 W R Muir Martin Dwyer 94 16/1
6 (14) 1-31
Royal blue Elite Army 28
  • T:Saeed bin Suroor
  • J:K Fallon
  • Form: 1-31
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-1
  • OR: 94
  • Naps:
3 127 9-1 Saeed bin Suroor K Fallon 94 4/1j
8 (1) 311-85
Purple and white (quartered), checked sleeves, white cap Bremner 20
  • T:H Palmer
  • J:James Doyle
  • Form: 311-85
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 8-13pt
  • OR: 92
  • Naps:
3 125 8-13 pt H Palmer James Doyle 92 50/1
9 (6) 521-12
Royal blue, white cap Personal Opinion 34
  • T:C Appleby
  • J:William Buick
  • Form: 521-12
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 8-12
  • OR: 91
  • Naps:
3 124 8-12 C Appleby William Buick 91 7/1
10 (18) 712-23
Royal Blue, Red cap Gold Trail (IRE) 12
  • T:C Appleby
  • J:Andrea Atzeni
  • Form: 712-23
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 8-11
  • OR: 90
  • Naps:
3 123 8-11 C Appleby Andrea Atzeni 90 25/1
11 (11) 131030
DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond Swivel 12
  • T:M Johnston
  • J:Michael J M Murphy
  • Form: 131030
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 8-11
  • OR: 90
  • Naps:
3 123 8-11 M Johnston Michael J M Murphy (3) 90 66/1
12 (15) 007-111
Dark Blue, White braces, diamonds on sleeves, striped cap Arab Dawn 22
  • T:H Morrison
  • J:J Fortune
  • Form: 007-111
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 8-11
  • OR: 90
  • Naps:
3 123 8-11 H Morrison J Fortune 90 10/1
13 (22) 02-121
Claret, gold braid, claret sleeves, claret cap, gold tassel Captain Morley 19
  • T:D M Simcock
  • J:J P Spencer
  • Form: 02-121
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 8-11
  • OR: 90
  • Naps:
3 123 8-11 D M Simcock J P Spencer 90 10/1
14 (2) 43-22
White, Red Cross of Lorraine, diabolo on sleeves Venezia (IRE) 35
  • T:M Meade
  • J:R L Moore
  • Form: 43-22
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 8-10
  • OR: 89
  • Naps:
3 122 8-10 M Meade R L Moore 89 20/1
15 (7) 4173-44
RED, WHITE sleeves, BLUE and WHITE striped cap Fire Fighting (IRE) 12
  • T:M Johnston
  • J:S De Sousa
  • Form: 4173-44
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 8-9
  • OR: 88
  • Naps:
3 121 8-9 M Johnston S De Sousa 88 20/1
16 (9) 2-31
Royal blue, yellow stripe, sleeves and cap Art Of War (IRE) 32
  • T:Tom Dascombe
  • J:R Kingscote
  • Form: 2-31
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 8-9
  • OR: 88
  • Naps:
3 121 8-9 Tom Dascombe R Kingscote 88 20/1
17 (4) 52-61
Yellow, Royal Blue epaulets Zee Zeely 46
  • T:W J Haggas
  • J:P Hanagan
  • Form: 52-61
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 8-8p
  • OR: 87
  • Naps:
3 120 8-8 p W J Haggas P Hanagan 87 14/1
18 (19) 2-127
Royal Blue, White striped sleeves, White cap Alex My Boy (IRE) 12
  • T:M Johnston
  • J:F Norton
  • Form: 2-127
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 8-8
  • OR: 87
  • Naps:
3 120 8-8 M Johnston F Norton 87 10/1
19 (3) 012-70
Dark Blue, Red epaulets, armlets and cap Trip To Paris (IRE) 12
  • T:E A L Dunlop
  • J:L Morris
  • Form: 012-70
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 8-6b
  • OR: 85
  • Naps:
3 118 8-6 b E A L Dunlop L Morris 85 33/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
7 (16) 3-811
Wrangler 26
  • Nag Me
  • Distance Winner
  • T:W J Haggas
  • J:R L Moore
  • Form: 3-811
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR: 93
  • Naps:
3 W J Haggas R L Moore 93 NR

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2013 10 Elidor
  • T:M R Channon
  • J:Martin Harley
3 9-0 M R Channon Martin Harley 20/1
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In depth

Verdict

Mark Johnston often targets this race and has won it four times since the turn of the century. He has a quartet in the line-up this year and FIRE FIGHTING, who is likely to be prominent from the outset, can come good for the Middleham supremo again as he is fancied to reverse last month's Haydock running with Wrangler and Black Schnapps on better terms. Stablemate Alex My Boy might also have been interesting had he been better drawn while a wide berth has also made things difficult for the likes of Windshear and Captain Morley. Elite Army was behind Windshear at Sandown in April but then beat Gold Trail at the Esher track. Godolphin are also represented by Personal Opinion and he's weighted to reverse Newbury running with Arab Dawn, who has gone up 10lb since completing his hat-trick at Kempton. Art Of War only won by a short-head at Ripon last time but gives every indication this longer trip will suit and he could be well handicapped. Carlo Bugatti tackles his first handicap but will have to be smart to defy top weight.

Formwatch

Wrangler 11-10fav (9-1) Tracked leading pair, headway over 2f out, soon challenged, ridden over 1f out, stayed on to lead when edged left well inside final furlong, held on, won at Haydock 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) sft in May beating Montaly (8-9) by 1/2l, 6 ran.

Elite Army 9-4fav (9-5) Raced keenly, close up, not clear run from 3f out, waited until headway between horses entering final furlong, led inside final furlong, pushed out, readily, won at Sandown 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gs in May beating Gold Trail (9-7) by 2 1/2l, 7 ran.

Windshear 11-4fav (9-6) Held up towards rear, switched outside and headway 3f out, ridden and effort over 1f out, stayed on to chase winner final 110 yards, held towards finish, 2nd of 8, 1 1/4l behind Cannock Chase (9-4) at Newbury 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gf in May.

Captain Morley 11-4 (9-5) In touch, headway to lead over 3f out, hard ridden over 2f out, kept on well under pressure, won at Chester 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gs in May beating Old Town Boy (9-7) by 3/4l, 9 ran.

Venezia (IRE) 11-8fav (9-2) Tracked leader, led over 2f out, ridden and headed approaching final furlong, ran on, 2nd of 13, nk behind Tabreek (9-5) at Newmarket 1m 2f 3yo mdn (4) gd in May.

Arab Dawn 9-4fav (9-7) Tracked leaders, led on bit 2f out, ran on well, snugly, won at Kempton 1m 3f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) pol in May beating Good Value (9-5) by 3/4l, 10 ran.

Trip To Paris (IRE) 20-1 (9-5) Keen towards rear, ran wide winning post bend, never on terms, 10th of 13, 11l behind Hesketh Bank (8-7) at Musselburgh 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gd.

Carlo Bugatti (IRE) 9-2 (9-0) Raced wide tracking leading pair, pushed wide on bend 2f out, soon weakened, behind and eased final furlong, last of 8, well behind Orchestra (9-0) at Chester 1m 4f 3yo Grp 3 (1) sft in May.

Alex My Boy (IRE) 7-2fav (9-4) In rear, ran wide winning post bend, ridden 3f out, kept on final furlong, never nearer, 7th of 13, 8l behind Hesketh Bank (8-7) at Musselburgh 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gd.

Gold Trail (IRE) 11-4 (9-3) Tracked leader, driven to challenge over 3f out, every chance over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 3rd of 5, 9l behind Roseburg (9-3) at Doncaster 1m 2f 3yo stk 0-90 (3) sft.

Personal Opinion 4-1 (9-7) Tracked leader 1f, held up in touch in mid-division, lost place over 4f out, switched right over 3f out, headway over 1f out, edged left and ran on inside final furlong, went 2nd last strides, 2nd of 8, 1/2l behind Arab Dawn (8-11) at Newbury 1m 3f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in May.

Truth Or Dare 8-1 (9-3) Prominent, outpaced over 2f out, stayed on strongly well inside final furlong, 3rd of 5, 2 1/2l behind Pinzolo (9-3) at Newmarket 1m 2f 3yo lst stk (1) gf in May.

Black Schnapps (IRE) 15-2 (9-6) Held up in rear in touch, tracked leaders 3f out, ridden and one pace over 1f out, stayed on under pressure inside final furlong to take 3rd towards finish, not reach front pair, 3rd of 6, 1 1/2l behind Wrangler (9-1) at Haydock 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) sft in May.

Stars Over The Sea (USA) 10-1 (9-7) Awkward and started slowly, in rear, pushed along halfway, ridden on outside well over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, never going pace to threaten, 6th of 11, 4 1/2l behind What About Carlo (9-2) at Epsom Downs 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gd.

Swivel 20-1 (9-4) Never better than mid-division, weakened 3f out, 11th of 13, 17l behind Hesketh Bank (8-7) at Musselburgh 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gd.

Zee Zeely 8-1 (8-5) Tracked leader, led over 2f out, driven out, won at Newmarket 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gf in May beating Miner's Lamp (9-7) by 3/4l, 8 ran.

Bremner 25-1 (9-7) Held up, took keen hold, some headway 3f out, ridden 2f out, never on terms, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 7, 9l behind Top Tug (8-10) at Newmarket 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gs in May.

Fire Fighting (IRE) 13-2 (9-3) Led, quickened over 3f out, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 4th of 5, 20l behind Roseburg (9-3) at Doncaster 1m 2f 3yo stk 0-90 (3) sft.

Art Of War (IRE) 5-4fav (9-5) Took keen hold, held up in last trio but in touch, headway on outside over 3f out, went 3rd 3f out, went 2nd approaching final furlong, challenged and edged right inside final furlong, led close home, just held on, won at Ripon 1m 1f 3yo mdn (5) gd in May beating Almashooqa (9-0) by shd, 8 ran.