Sandringham Handicap (Fillies' Listed) (Str) 1m

  • (3yo, 1m, Class 1, 14 runners)
  • Winner £28,385 2nd £10,760 3rd £5,385 4th £2,685 5th £1,345 6th £675
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 1m 39.93s
  • Off time: 17:35:41

Full Result

17:35 Ascot
Pos Dist Horse Trainer Age Weight Jockey SP
1st (1) 4 Rhythm Of Light Tom Dascombe 3 8-12 R Kingscote 8/1
SP 8/1 In last trio, good headway over 1f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, ran on £8000-£1000 £5000-£600
2nd (10) 11 Dubai Queen (USA) L M Cumani 3 8-7 K Fallon 9/2j
SP 9/2j In rear, headway over 2f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed and stayed on inside final furlong opened 4/1 touched 5/1 £5500-£1000 £100000-£20000 £5000-£2000(x2) £5000-£1000 £5000-£1000(x4) £4500-£1000(x4) £10000-£2500
3rd (6) 2 2 Winter's Night (IRE) C G Cox 3 9-0 L Morris 11/2
SP 11/2 In touch, ridden and every chance over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong £5500-£1000
4th (9) 1 Cape Dollar (IRE) Sir Michael Stoute 3 9-7 R L Moore 11/1
SP 11/1 Mid-division, effort when short of room and lost place over 2f out, rallied entering final furlong, ran on opened 12/1 touched 10/1
5th (11) 8 Humdrum Richard Hannon 3 8-8 R Hughes 9/2j
SP 9/2j Mid-division, ridden and headway over 1f out, not pace to challenge opened 5/1 £10000-£2000 £5000-£1000 £9000-£2000
6th (13) 5 Blessed Biata (USA) W J Haggas 3 8-11 J P Murtagh 11/2
SP 11/2 In rear, kept on final furlong, never a factor opened 8/1 £5000-£600
7th (2) nse 12 Sonning Rose (IRE) M R Channon 3 8-7 C Catlin 25/1
SP 25/1 Held up, kept on, not trouble leaders
8th (8) hd 14 Rougette B W Hills 3 8-7 M Hills 14/1
SP 14/1 In touch, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong opened 18/1 £70000-£5000(x2)
9th (4) 7 Sweetie Time M L W Bell 3 8-10 Hayley Turner 25/1
SP 25/1 Tracked leaders, ridden and edged right over 2f out, weakened 1f out opened 20/1
10th (14) ¾ 6 Emma's Gift (IRE) Miss J Feilden 3 8-10 Adam Beschizza 25/1
SP 25/1 Mainly in rear £10000-£300
11th (7) 13 Secret Love M A Magnusson 3 8-7 P Hanagan 8/1
SP 8/1 Tracked leader, led 5f out, ridden over 2f out, hung right and headed over 1f out, soon weakened opened 12/1 £5000-£400
12th (5) 18 9 Traffic Sister (USA) J S Moore 3 8-8 J P Spencer 20/1
SP 20/1 Led 3f, weakened over 3f out
13th (3) ½ 10 Wrekin Sunset Mrs K Burke 3 8-8 A Elliott 33/1
SP 33/1 Keen tracked leaders, short of room over 2f out, soon weakened
14th (12) 3 Mortitia B J Meehan 3 8-13 P Makin 66/1
SP 66/1 Always in rear

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win £11.70 Tote Place £3.40 £2.00 £2.40 Straight Forecast £42.14 Exacta £59.20 Trifecta £248.70 Swingers 1&2 £7.10, 2&3 £3.10, 1&3 £10.60

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

Tom Dascombe gained his first Royal Ascot winner thanks to a canny ride by Richard Kingscote on board RHYTHM OF LIGHT. The duo were happy to bide their time in the early stages before starting to make their move towards the far side inside the final three furlongs. Kingscote watched a succession of his rivals play their hands but he waited and trumped them all as he got on top from Dubai Queen inside the distance. Kieren Fallon on board the latter looked to have made a race-winning move as he went clear with a furlong to run but he had no answers as the winner drew level, who found just that bit more in terms of acceleration. Winter's Night was another to travel well into the race but just lacked a closing kick although she kept on well enough for third. Cape Dollar would have to go down as an eyecatcher under topweight. She also moved strongly in midfield but came off worse at a vital time from some shenanigans in between Sweetie Time and Wrekin Sunset which halted her momentum. She got back on an even keel under Ryan Moore and ran on for fourth place but would surely have finished a fair bit closer. Blessed Biata was the subject of a big gamble prior to the off and although she ran on late in the day, never looked for one minute like getting in contention. The Queen's Humdrum appeared set to make a strong move but showed a slightly awkward head carriage when put under pressure while early leader Traffic Sister folded tamely three furlongs out and finished tailed off.