13:05 Ascot Sat 12 August 2017

  • Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup Dash (Handicap) (Class 2)
  • 5f, Good to Soft (Soft in places)
  • 10 Runners
  • Winner£22,131.002nd£7,749.003rd£3,542.004th£2,763.005th£2,434.006th£1,773.007th£1,440.008th£1,107.009th£774.0010th£554.00
  • Surface: Turf

Weighed In

Winning time:1m 1.29sOff time:13:10:34
1
(7)
1010-0OR: 105D
11/2
Finished runner-up in a Group 3 contest at Sandown (good-to-firm) when last in action just over a month ago. Had previously run some decent races in valuable handicaps and is an interesting contender here.
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2
(3)
79-10OR: 101D
11/2
Running well so far this season completing a double when winning at Doncaster (good-to-firm) in June and finishing a close third in a valuable contest over C&D last month. Races off the same mark here and one for the shortlist in this.
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3
(5)
49-10OR: 101D
9/1
Highly tried in the main since finishing 1L third over 5f at The Curragh (good) in Listed company in May but well beaten last of seven in a conditions contest last time and contesting his first handicap since finishing fourth in this last year.
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4
(10)
99-9OR: 100C
14/1
Lightly raced since finishing a nose second in the Group 1 July Cup at Newmarket (good-to-firm) in July 2015. Below par in three starts this season but tackles this off a mark 13lb lower than when a close fifth in the 2015 Stewards Cup.
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5
(1)
59-9OR: 100D
33/1
Successful on the AW over 5f at Newcastle in January but well beaten in three starts season and looks up against it on his debut for a new trainer here.
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6
(6)
69-9OR: 100CD
10/1
Newbury (good-to-firm) winner over 5f in April but held in two subsequent starts in Listed company. Beaten 6L at Maisons-Laffitte (good) over 5f last time and returns to handicaps today.
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7
(4)
69-7OR: 98D
7/1
Winner at Newmarket (soft) over this trip earlier in the season and ran well when finishing 1L third at Goodwood (good) off this mark last week. Interesting to see how he fares in this contest.
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8
(2)
69-6OR: 97D
4/1
Finished runner-up on his first two outings this season including off a 1lb lower mark over 5f on the AW at Newcastle in June. Hampered prior to finishing fourth in a competitive event over C&D on good ground last time out and one to note today.
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9
(8)
79-6OR: 97D
20/1
Made a winning debut for this yard when successful over 6f at Newbury (soft) in May. Well held twice since and all six wins have been gained over further than he races over here.
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10
(12)
59-6OR: 97D
4/1
Impressed when pulling 4L clear of his rivals at Windsor (6f, good) in June and ran well on two subsequent outings in handicaps. Held in last weekends Stewards Cup at Goodwood (soft) and drops in trip today.
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Non-Runners

11
(11)
Hakam29
59-5OR: 96
T: M ApplebyJ: Reserve 1
12
(9)
Jack Dexter14
89-1OR: 92
T: J S GoldieJ: Reserve 2

Last Year's Winner

DRAWHORSEAWGTSP
7In Salutem69-79/2Full Result
T: K J CondonJ: T Jarnet

Betting

Forecast

Stake Acclaim (4/1), Lexington Abbey (4/1), Pipers Note (11/2), Mirza (11/2), Green Door (7/1), Hakam (7/1), Willytheconqueror (9/1), Sir Robert Cheval (10/1), Jack Dexter (10/1), Tropics (14/1), Blaine (20/1), Doc Sportello (33/1)

Verdict

PIPERS NOTE has been in good form so far this season and ran well when finishing third over C&D last time out. Ruth Carr's charge is flexible in terms of tactics and he can confirm form with the horse who finished one place behind him on that occasion Lexington Abbey today. Top weight Mirza ran well when finishing runner-up in a Group 3 last time and off a mark just 1lb higher than for his most recent handicap success he can claim third today.
  1. Pipers Note
  2. Lexington Abbey
  3. Mirza

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