Ascot Stakes Handicap 2m 4f

  • (4yo+, 2m 4f, Class 2, 20 runners)
  • Winner £31,155
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 25.55s
  • Off time: 16:55:53

Full Result

16:55 Ascot
Pos Dist Horse Trainer Age Weight Jockey SP
1st (19) 11 Judgethemoment (USA) Jane Chapple-Hyam 4 9-5 R Hughes 13/2
SP 13/2 Held up in mid-division, switched sharply left over 3f out, headway over 2f out, led well over 1f out, stayed on well and always holding on towards finish opened 8/1 £5000-£600 £3000-£390 £14000-£2000 £5000-£700 £5000-£700
2nd (2) ½ 10 Sesenta (IRE) W P Mullins 5 9-6 J A Heffernan 10/1
SP 10/1 Held up in mid-division, headway over 2f out, ridden to challenge over 1f out, chased winner and kept on final furlong, held towards finish £20000-£2000 £10000-£1000
3rd (8) ¾ 20 Royal Rationale (IRE) D Pipe 5 8-13 b S Sanders 20/1
SP 20/1 Held up towards rear, headway on wide outside over 3f out, slightly hampered 2f out, driven to challenge over 1f out, stayed on throughout final furlong, held towards finish
4th (10) 7 Gala Evening J A B Old 7 9-6 A Kirby 20/1
SP 20/1 Held up towards rear, headway on outside over 2f out, slightly hampered 2f out, kept on to challenge over 1f out, one pace and held final 100 yards £7500-£300
5th (5) 3 Som Tala M R Channon 6 9-8 L Dettori 12/1
SP 12/1 Always prominent, pushed along 3f out, weakened final furlong
6th (12) d.h 17 Kayf Aramis Miss V Williams 7 9-1 J P Murtagh 15/2
SP 15/2 Chased leaders, led 4f out, edged right and hampered rival over 3f out, headed over 2f out, regained lead 2f out, headed well over 1f out, weakened final furlong £5000-£500 £10000-£1200 £10000-£1200 £8000-£1000 £5000-£600(x5) £3000-£360 £2500-£300(x2)
6th (4) 9 Woolfall Treasure G L Moore 4 9-6 R L Moore 12/1
SP 12/1 Towards rear, stayed on final furlong but never reached challenging position opened 14/1
8th (11) ½ 16 Always Bold (IRE) D McCain Jnr 4 9-1 P Hanagan 16/1
SP 16/1 Mid-division, outpaced and ridden along over 4f out, headway over 2f out, soon edged right and no impression on leaders £16000-£1000
9th (1) 1 5 Keenes Day (FR) M Johnston 4 9-7 Freddie Tylicki (5) 6/1f
SP 6/1f Raced wide in mid-division, steady headway 5f out, ridden to lead narrowly over 2f out, soon edged left and headed, weakened over 1f out opened 8/1 £4500-£500 £5000-£600(x2) £10000-£1400 £3000-£360 £5000-£700 £5000-£700 £6500-£1000
10th (13) 8 Midas Way P R Chamings 9 9-6 Jim Crowley 33/1
SP 33/1 Held up in rear, some headway when hung right approaching 2f out opened 66/1 £10000-£250
11th (14) 5 4 Rajeh (IRE) J L Spearing 6 9-7 Liam Jones 25/1
SP 25/1 Mid-division, pushed along 3f out, soon beaten opened 22/1
12th (15) 5 13 Galient (IRE) N J Henderson 6 9-3 William Buick 20/1
SP 20/1 Pushed along over 5f out, always towards rear £8000-£400
13th (6) 18 Clopf (IRE) A Heffernan 8 9-0 W Lordan 20/1
SP 20/1 Slowly into stride, in rear, headway over 5f out, chasing leaders when slightly carried left 2f out, not much room and weakening when squeezed out over 1f out £10000-£500 £4000-£200
14th (20) 6 12 Fire And Rain (FR) Miss E C Lavelle 6 9-4 A Munro 25/1
SP 25/1 Led for 2f, chased leaders until ridden and weakened over 3f out
15th (18) 2 Baddam Ian Williams 7 9-8 I Mongan 20/1
SP 20/1 In touch, pushed along 3f out, weakened over 2f out £11000-£500
16th (16) 6 15 Ermine Sea Miss H C Knight 6 9-2 Martin Dwyer 11/1
SP 11/1 Led after 2f, headed 4f out, badly hampered over 3f out, not recover and weakened over 2f out opened 12/1 £10000-£700
17th (7) 14 19 Missoula (IRE) Miss S Smith 6 8-13 N Callan 25/1
SP 25/1 Mid-division until weakened over 4f out
18th (3) 1 14 Liberate P J Hobbs 6 9-3 p J P Spencer 12/1
SP 12/1 Slowly away and always in rear £30000-£2100 £20000-£1400 £14000-£1000 £5000-£350(x2)
19th (9) 21 1 Valentino Rossi (BRZ) A G Foster 7 9-10 Greg Fairley 66/1
SP 66/1 Chased leaders, pushed along over 5f out, soon weakened and behind, tailed off opened 100/1
20th (17) 8 6 Humble Opinion A King 7 9-6 Dane O'Neill 40/1
SP 40/1 Took keen hold in mid-division, weakened quickly 3f out, tailed off £10000-£250

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win £7.10 Tote Place £1.90 £2.60 £5.70 £6.40 Straight Forecast £59.78 Exacta £44.40 Trifecta £716.00 Swingers 1&2 £8.10, 2&3 £39.10, 1&3 £29.10

Jackpot £52,306.20, Pool: £73670.82, 1.0 winning tickets
Placepot £3,775.30, Pool: £454598.75, 87.9 winning tickets
Quadpot £413.50, Pool: £21848.64, 39.1 winning tickets

Analysis

No prizes for guessing that stamina won the day as JUDGETHEMOMENT ground it out to the line to give Richard Hughes a memorable day one hat-trick. Jane Chapple-Hyam's inmate made his move from midfield and threw down his bid from two furlongs out. He was in front at the distance and kept on in relentless fashion to hold off Sesenta and Royale Rationale. The latter two runners represented trainers more familiar in the jumps sphere - Willie Mullins and David Pipe - but both clearly know the time of day in events of this nature and were unfortunate to come up against a progressive rival at the top of his game. The Northumberland Plate is up next and he would have a leading chance if getting over what was quite a battle. Kayf Aramis was well fancied with Johnny Murtagh up but he was below his best on the day. Murtagh booted him into a clear lead turning in but his effort was pretty short-lived, Murtagh also being handed a lengthy ban for his move which badly hampered Ermine Sea. Missoula and Liberate had been on the sharp end in this event 12 months go but neither could land a blow and finished well in arrears.