Royal Hunt Cup Handicap (str) 1m

  • (3yo+, 1m, Class 2, 29 runners)
  • Winner £62,310
  • Going: Good to Firm, Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 1m 39.63s
  • Off time: 16:23:36

Full Result

16:20 Ascot
Pos Dist Horse Trainer Age Weight Jockey SP
1st (4) 8 Mr Aviator (USA) Richard Hannon 4 9-5 R Hughes 25/1
SP 25/1 Tracked leaders, ridden to challenge over 1f out, ridden to lead well inside final furlong, ridden out opened 50/1 £15000-£300 £10000-£200
2nd (1) nk 7 Docofthebay (IRE) J A Osborne 4 9-6 b1 S W Kelly 10/1
SP 10/1 Took keen hold in touch, led over 2f out, soon ridden, no extra when headed well inside final furlong opened 12/1 £3600-£300 £5000-£500
3rd (5) nk 15 Royal Power (IRE) D Nicholls 5 8-12 Adrian Nicholls 25/1
SP 25/1 Held up, ridden to challenge over 1f out, every chance, no extra well inside final furlong
4th (6) ¾ 29 Kavachi (IRE) G L Moore 5 8-4 F Norton 33/1
SP 33/1 Started slowly, towards rear, steady headway 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, kept on well final furlong, nearest finish
5th (25) 13 Bankable (IRE) L M Cumani 4 9-2 L Dettori 13/8f
SP 13/8f Steadied start, held up towards rear, headway 3f out, still plenty to do over 2f out, effort over 1f out, no quicken, not trouble leaders opened 7/4 £10000-£5000 £4000-£2000(x2) £1500-£750 £3750-£2000(x3) £1875-£1000(x2) £1500-£800 £70000-£40000 £7000-£4000(x2) £5250-£3000 £3500-£2000(x9) £2100-£1200(x2) £1750-£1000(x17) £1400-£800(x3) £1300-£800
6th (24) ¾ 19 Ballinteni Miss Gay Kelleway 6 8-10 C P Lemaire 100/1
SP 100/1 Behind, headway over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, no extra, one pace final furlong
7th (8) 3 Diamond Tycoon (USA) B J Meehan 4 9-8 N Callan 33/1
SP 33/1 Close up, ridden to lead 3f out, headed over 2f out, no extra, weakened final furlong
8th (12) 1 11 Humungous (IRE) C R Egerton 5 9-2 p S Drowne 50/1
SP 50/1 Prominent, no impression on leaders from 2f out, beaten when slightly hampered over 1f out, stayed on one pace
9th (2) ½ 26 Orchard Supreme Richard Hannon 5 8-5 Martin Dwyer 50/1
SP 50/1 Behind, kept on final 2f, never nearer
10th (9) 2 16 Extraterrestrial R A Fahey 4 8-11 P Hanagan 16/1
SP 16/1 Held up, ridden and no headway 2f out, soon one pace, never nearer
11th (10) nk 20 Dream Lodge (IRE) J G Given 4 8-10 T P Queally 100/1
SP 100/1 Always behind mid-division, kept on one pace final 2f, never nearer
12th (3) 3 28 Overturn (IRE) W R Swinburn 4 8-4 Saleem Golam 25/1
SP 25/1 In touch to halfway, ridden and weakened over 2f out
13th (18) 22 Yarqus C E Brittain 5 8-7 bt Hayley Turner 50/1
SP 50/1 Held up, headway and in touch over 3f out, soon ridden, weakened 2f out
14th (27) nk 18 We'll Come M A Jarvis 4 8-10 b1 P Robinson 8/1
SP 8/1 Started slowly, always behind, struggling final 2f £8500-£1000 £8000-£1000 £5000-£600
15th (16) 30 Ansells Pride (IRE) B Smart 5 8-3 W M Lordan 66/1
SP 66/1 Chased leaders, effort 3f out, soon ridden, weakened quickly over 2f out
16th (20) 17 Flipando (IRE) T D Barron 7 8-11 J P Spencer 16/1
SP 16/1 Towards rear, some progress 3f out, never nearer opened 20/1 £10000-£500
17th (7) nk 6 Dubai's Touch M Johnston 4 9-7 J Fanning 40/1
SP 40/1 Prominent, ridden and every chance 3f out, weakened quickly 2f out
18th (13) 27 Crocodile Bay (IRE) D W Barker 5 8-4 David Probert (7) 100/1
SP 100/1 Led until headed 3f out, gradually weakened over 2f out
19th (11) 10 Final Verse Jane Chapple-Hyam 5 9-3 J F Egan 100/1
SP 100/1 Held up, some headway 3f out, soon ridden, weakened 2f out
20th (26) 1 24 Oceana Gold A M Balding 4 8-5 William Buick 16/1
SP 16/1 Raced wide in centre, prominent to halfway, ridden 3f out, soon weakened opened 20/1 £12500-£500 £10000-£400
21st (22) 9 Lang Shining (IRE) Sir Michael Stoute 4 9-4 R L Moore 7/1
SP 7/1 Always in rear group, never a factor opened 15/2 £5000-£600 £5000-£600 £4000-£500 £35000-£5000
22nd (17) ¾ 14 Emerald Wilderness (IRE) A King 4 8-12 b1 T E Durcan 40/1
SP 40/1 Always behind mid-division, never on terms
23rd (19) 2 21 Mujood Eve Johnson Houghton 5 8-8 S Carson 100/1
SP 100/1 In touch until weakened quickly from 3f out
24th (29) 2 Pride of Nation (IRE) C Hills 6 9-9 E Ahern 100/1
SP 100/1 Always behind, weakened 3f out
25th (14) 3 25 Samarinda (USA) Mrs P Sly 5 8-5 P Doe 100/1
SP 100/1 Started slowly, chased leaders after 2f, ridden over 3f out, weakened quickly over 2f out
26th (23) 7 23 Sir Xaar (IRE) B Smart 5 8-7 v1 T Eaves 100/1
SP 100/1 Behind, ridden over 3f out, never dangerous
27th (21) 9 1 Secret World (IRE) J Noseda 5 9-10 A Munro 66/1
SP 66/1 Always well behind, never a factor
28th (28) dist 4 Fajr (IRE) Miss Gay Kelleway 6 9-8 p1 J P Murtagh 66/1
SP 66/1 Started slowly, held up, always towards rear, eased when no chance well over 1f out, tailed off
29th (15) 15 5 Fight Club (GER) R Brotherton 7 9-8 S Sanders 40/1
SP 40/1 Started slowly, in touch halfway, soon ridden, weakened over 2f out, eased over 1f out, tailed off opened 66/1
WD (30) 12 Little White Lie (IRE) J R Jenkins 4 9-2 D Holland 33/1

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win £31.30 Tote Place £5.10 £1.90 £7.50 £9.90 Straight Forecast £240.03 Exacta £304.50 Trifecta £6,220.80

Jackpot £198,384.12 carried forward to Ascot, 19th Jun
Placepot £2,938.20, Pool: £467304.84, 116.1 winning tickets
Quadpot £209.40, Pool: £17607.19, 62.2 winning tickets

Analysis

This race revolved around the hot favourite Bankable, who was clearly well-in in terms of handicapping, but never really looked like winning. He got a bit stirred up in the stalls before the race and was being urged along from halfway in the rear division by Frankie Dettori. To be fair, Bankable responded and made some progress but was always fighting a losing battle and fifth was as near as he ever was to the front. MR AVIATOR was a gutsy winner and found plenty for pressure under Richard Hughes in the closing stages when challenged by Docofthebay. The latter is becoming a bit of a specialist in these big handicaps now and should continue to give a good account. Royal Power is hard to catch right but ran out of his skin while Kavachi continues at the top of his game. Lang Shining raced towards the middle of the track but seemed unsuited by the fast ground and could not pick up to any real extent under Ryan Moore. We'll Come was well fancied prior to the off but he could do no better than mid-division and was a little disappointing to be fair. They came in at pretty lengthy intervals after as the field trailed back to Fight Club.