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

  • (3yo+, 1m, Class 2, 28 runners)
  • Winner £62,310 2nd £18,660 3rd £9,330 4th £4,670 5th £2,330 6th £1,170
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 1m 38.53s
  • Off time: 16:25:26
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Full Result

16:25 Ascot
Pos Dist Horse Trainer Age Weight Jockey SP
1st (24) 18 Julienas (IRE) W R Swinburn 4 8-8 E Ahern 12/1
SP 12/1 Close up on stands rail, led entering final 2f, ran on well inside final furlong opened 14/1 £8000-£500
2nd (30) ½ 4 Dance And Dance (IRE) E F Vaughan 5 9-3 R L Moore 7/1f
SP 7/1f Held up stands side, headway over 2f out, tracking leading trio when not clear run on rails and switched right approaching final furlong, chased winner inside final furlong, ran on, always held opened 10/1 touched 13/2 £10000-£1000 £5000-£500 £5000-£550
3rd (25) 2 2 Invisible Man Saeed bin Suroor 5 9-6 b L Dettori 20/1
SP 20/1 Held up in rear stands side, headway 2f out, stayed on to 3rd post opened 25/1
4th (14) nse 24 Pendragon (USA) B Ellison 8 8-4 J Quinn 33/1
SP 33/1 Held up towards rear, stands side, headway over 2f out, went 3rd inside final furlong until post opened 40/1
5th (15) 4 3 Eton Forever (IRE) R Varian 4 9-4 N Callan 14/1
SP 14/1 Tracked leader stands side, every chance 2f out, weakened inside final furlong
6th (12) ¾ 10 Start Right L M Cumani 4 8-13 K Fallon 8/1
SP 8/1 Held up in mid-division towards centre of main group, effort 3f out, still pressing leaders over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, £5000-£500 £80000-£10000 £8000-£1000(x4) £8000-£1000 £5000-£600
7th (31) nk 12 Kyllachy Star R A Fahey 5 8-12 P Makin 40/1
SP 40/1 Chased leaders stands side, ridden 2f out, weakened entering final furlong £40000-£800
8th (16) hd 1 Fareer E A L Dunlop 5 9-10 b1 R Hills 25/1
SP 25/1 Behind stands side, headway to chase leaders over 2f out, weakened entering final furlong
9th (21) 1 28 Chapter And Verse (IRE) M Murphy 5 8-2 K T O'Neill (5) 20/1
SP 20/1 Mid-division stands side, headway to chase leaders over 2f out, weakend entering final furlong opened 25/1 £60000-£1500
10th (22) ½ 17 Capital Attraction (USA) Sir H R A Cecil 4 8-10 b1 T P Queally 50/1
SP 50/1 Close up stands side, every chance 2f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened entering final furlong
11th (18) ¾ 5 Stunning View (IRE) D K Weld 4 9-0 p1 P J Smullen 28/1
SP 28/1 Behind stands side, headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, never going pace to threaten opened 33/1 touched 25/1 £50000-£1500 £10000-£300
12th (9) ½ 16 Pintura D M Simcock 4 8-10 J P Spencer 20/1
SP 20/1 Behind stands side, headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, never a threat
13th (8) 1 20 Sooraah W J Haggas 4 8-7 J P Fahy (3) 25/1
SP 25/1 Tracked leading pair far side, never on terms with main group, led that group over 2f out, and soon clear that side, no chance with main group
14th (13) 1 30 Point North (IRE) J Noseda 4 8-2 (+1) t M Barzalona 8/1
SP 8/1 Held up towards rear stands side, headway centre of group 3f out, chased leaders over 2f out, soon ridden, weakened approaching final furlong opened 9/1 £5000-£500 £8000-£1000 £5000-£600
15th (28) 31 Bronze Prince J H M Gosden 4 8-2 N Mackay 12/1
SP 12/1 With leader stands side, led group and overall over 4f out, ridden and headed entering final 2f, weakened quickly over 1f out £5000-£350
16th (17) 19 Gunner Lindley (IRE) B W Hills 4 8-7 M Hills 40/1
SP 40/1 Behind stand side, never in contention opened 33/1 £10000-£200
17th (33) ¾ 22 Kay Gee Be (IRE) R A Fahey 7 8-6 P Hanagan 16/1
SP 16/1 Slight lead stands side and overall until headed over 4f out, weakened over 2f out
18th (26) 1 27 Hacienda (IRE) M Johnston 4 8-3 S De Sousa 50/1
SP 50/1 Prominent stands side, every chance 2f out, weakened over 1f out £20000-£300
19th (19) 8 Proponent (IRE) R Charlton 7 8-13 Harry Bentley (5) 20/1
SP 20/1 Tracked leaders stands side, every chance over 2f out, weakened inside final 2f £10000-£400
20th (23) 23 Breakheart (IRE) M Dods 4 8-5 F Norton 28/1
SP 28/1 Raced stand side, always behind
21st (3) ¾ 15 Mont Agel M L W Bell 4 8-12 J P Murtagh 14/1
SP 14/1 Tracked leading trio on far side, never on terms with main group, went modest 2nd that side over 1f out, never any chance opened 12/1
22nd (27) 9 Albaqaa P J O'gorman 6 8-13 t1 D Holland 100/1
SP 100/1 Raced stands side, always behind
23rd (11) 3 11 Mr David (USA) J A Osborne 4 8-13 Hayley Turner 66/1
SP 66/1 Raced centre and well on terms until 3f out, weakened soon after
24th (7) 13 Brae Hill (IRE) R A Fahey 5 8-12 Lee Topliss (5) 33/1
SP 33/1 Raced centre, well on terms, ridden 3f out, weakened 2f out £30000-£900
25th (4) 21 Brick Red A M Balding 4 8-7 William Buick 22/1
SP 22/1 Tracked leader far side, never on terms with main group, led that side over 3f out until over 2f out, soon weakened and eased opened 20/1
26th (6) 9 25 Lord Aeryn (IRE) R A Fahey 4 8-3 p1 C Catlin 33/1
SP 33/1 Raced centre, joined main group over 5f out and with leaders until ridden 3f out, weakened quickly soon after £20000-£400 £66000-£200
27th (10) 7 Super Say (IRE) A Oliver 5 8-13 B A Curtis (3) 20/1
SP 20/1 Raced centre until joined main group 6f out, well on terms until ridden 4f out, weakened 3f out
28th (2) 57 14 Invincible Soul (IRE) Richard Hannon 4 8-12 p1 R Hughes 18/1
SP 18/1 Led far side trio, never on terms with main group, headed that side over 3f out, soon weakened and eased, tailed off opened 16/1 £10000-£500(x2) £9000-£500
NR (20) 6 Green Destiny (IRE) W J Haggas 4 9-0 M Hills
NR (5) 26 Cloudy Start J A Osborne 5 8-3 Non Runner
NR (29) 29 Greensward B J Meehan 5 8-2 Louis Beuzelin (3)

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win £14.70 Tote Place £3.70 £2.00 £4.30 £9.20 Straight Forecast £76.40 Exacta £128.30 Trifecta £2,358.20 Swingers 1&2 £15.80, 2&3 £20.30, 1&3 £41.50

Jackpot £44,104.54 carried forward to Ascot, 16th Jun
Placepot £393.10, Pool: £492309.06, 914.03 winning tickets
Quadpot £12.20, Pool: £29970.64, 1814.19 winning tickets

Analysis

The stands' side had the call once again and it was Walter Swinburn's JULIENAS who came out on top to record a fairly comfortable success. Eddie Ahern had his mount poised to challenge in a good position with three furlongs to run and it was just a case of sitting tight until a suitable gap emerged. That came along as early pacesetter Bronze Prince rolled off the rail and the duo were through and into the front rank. Julienas responded well to pressure from the two furlong marker and kept on strongly all the way to the line. A critical moment in the race came a furlong out as Dance And Dance emerged from the pack with a very strong bid and tried to squeeze between the eventual winner and the rail. That gap closed and Ryan Moore was forced to switch around his rival - leading to a stewards' enquiry and Moore's claim that it lost him the race. Ahern did pick up a two-day ban but the result was rightly allowed to stand. Pendragon roared home from just off the pace for third and although he is not getting any younger, could be of interest if tried over further while last year's winner Invisible Man ran a fine race again off a ten pound higher rating. Eton Forever remains lightly race and should have more to offer judged by this while topweight Fareer moved sweetly into contention in first-time blinkers but then found the weight concession just too much and should be able to win in Listed company. A quartet of runners stuck to the unfavoured far side but were fighting a losing battle in the closing stages. Soohrah led them home by some distance and deserves some credit but he was still beaten 75 yards by the winner down the nearside so clearly had an impossible task due to the draw. Start Right had run an eyecatching trial last time at Epsom and kept on well for pressure inside the final two furlongs - he looks capable of landing a big handicap pot in due course. Capital Attraction does not have many miles on the clock and was swinging away on the bridle three out in first-time blinkers. His effort petered out inside the distance and he could be interesting at a big price for something like the Bunbury Cup if his trainer can find the key to him