17:00 Royal Ascot Thu 20 June 2019

  • Britannia Stakes (Heritage Handicap) (Str) (Class 2)
  • 1m, Good to Soft
  • 28 Runners
  • Winner£74,700.002nd£22,368.003rd£11,184.004th£5,592.005th£2,796.006th£1,404.00
  • Surface: Turf
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Winning time:1m 41.25sOff time:17:03:52
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1
(1)
39-7OR: 105
18/1

Won his first three starts including a Group 2 when seen to good effect when coming off a strong pace. Fair fourth in Listed class last time and should get a strong pace to aim at here. Could go well with Spencer up, though draw not ideal.

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2
(4)
39-5OR: 103C
12/1

Arrives here bidding for a hat-trick after two handicap wins, most recently at this venue (7f). 6lb higher in a tougher race demands more but could go well and unexposed up in trip.

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3
(22)
39-4OR: 102D
7/2

Won twice as a juvenile but has disappointed a little this season. Did too much too soon when a probable pacemaker for a stablemate in the Dante last time. Yet to show his best on soft ground and others may prove better handicapped.

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4
(27)
39-4OR: 102D
16/1

Has won three of his five starts but it's no surprise that all those wins have come on fast ground given he's a son of Scat Daddy. 7lb higher for his latest success and second string on jockey bookings; others preferred.

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6
(30)
39-3OR: 101D
20/1

Off the mark at the fifth attempt in maiden company at Dundalk and not disgraced in a Group 3 at Leopardstown last time. The handicapper wouldn't appear to have taken any chances with the opening handicap mark though.

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7
(32)
39-2OR: 100
66/1

Won two of his first three starts and runner-up behind Dark Vision in a Group 2 at Goodwood as a juvenile. Below par in two runs this year and has plenty to prove on this sort of ground.

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8
(26)
39-2OR: 100D
33/1

Shaped with promise on numerous occasions as a juvenile and improved from reappearance to win with a bit in hand at Newmarket last month. Ran okay without ever threatening in the German Guineas last time and may have more to give back in a handicap.

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9
(11)
39-0OR: 98D
66/1

Won his first two starts, both on fast ground but hasn't managed to win since and finished a fair way behind Beatboxer at Haydock last time; plenty to prove at present.

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10
(10)
39-0OR: 98
33/1

Has three wins from five starts and travelled well at Goodwood last time before getting tapped for toe in the closing stages. Step up in trip sure to suit, won on soft on debut and unexposed, having just his sixth start.

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11
(31)
39-0OR: 98D
50/1

Exclusively raced at Dundalk in six starts to date and has won twice. Outran his odds in a Listed event last time but that hasn't gone unnoticed by the handicapper here.

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12
(18)
39-0OR: 98
50/1

First win since a maiden success in Listed company at Lingfield in March. Ran okay behind a couple of these at Goodwood last time when denied a clear run, finishing fourth of 14. Needs to prove he's as effective at this trip but yard in form.

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13
(12)
39-0OR: 98
66/1

Maiden winner on debut and best effort since when runner-up in a Listed race at the Curragh last time. Only nudged up 2lb for that and may have more to give up in trip here.

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14
(14)
39-0OR: 98
40/1

Improved from debut to win at Windsor as a juvenile but failed to build on his AW reappearance when last of five at Newmarket last time. Unproven on this ground and others appeal as better handicapped.

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15
(33)
38-13OR: 97D
66/1

Impressive when bolting up in France on soft ground in a Listed race at the end of last year. Well below form in two starts this time around but could be very well-handicapped if he can bounce back; visor retained.

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17
(7)
38-12OR: 96D
6/1

Only beaten 2L in second by the subsequent 2,000 Guineas third on debut as a juvenile and has won both starts since, winning better than the margin suggested at Yarmouth recently. Tries soft ground for first time and obvious player if he handles it.

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18
(25)
38-11OR: 95D
16/1

Shaped with plenty of promise in two runs either side of this winter and bolted up at Chester last time when odds-on. Opening handicap mark could be on the harsh side though given that he didn't seem to beat much.

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19
(19)
38-11OR: 95
50/1

Surprise winner on debut and placed in Listed class on his second start. However, needs to prove he's trained on after two relatively poor efforts in Listed races this time around.

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20
(5)
Awe12
38-10OR: 94
14/1

Got his head back in front in a 12 runner race at Newmarket last time out. Has form in soft ground, as seen when runner-up here earlier in the season but 6lb rise in a tougher race requires him to improve. Yard enjoying excellent week.

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21
(16)
38-9OR: 93
15/2

Yet to win in four starts but it was a fair effort behind subsequent Guineas second at Nottingham in June. Narrowly denied on handicap debut next time out with the front two pulling clear and a 6lb rise not insurmountable; first-time cheekpieces on.

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22
(13)
38-9OR: 93D
25/1

Soft ground winner in France and has produced two fair efforts in defeat for his new yard. Up 3lb for a close second at Doncaster last time and softer conditions will be in his favour here; each-way claims.

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23
(29)
38-8OR: 92BF
28/1

Won his first two starts and only narrowly denied when a bit unlucky at Lingfield in a hat-trick bid, just caught late on by a fast finisher. Markedly up in trip but that could suit given his pedigree and should have more to give.

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25
(3)
38-8OR: 92C
50/1

Won four times as a juvenile including a Listed success here (7f). Has been kept busy this season but yet to win and this is his toughest assignment so far this term.

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27
(21)
38-7OR: 91
50/1

Won races either side of the winter and posted a good third at Ripon two starts back in what could prove to be a good race for the grade. Another solid effort at Sandown last time and a chance this drop back in trip in soft ground may suit.

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28
(28)
38-7OR: 91
66/1

Just one win from 11 starts as a juvenile but got his head back in front in heavy ground at Haydock last time, won going away. Step up in trip could suit and there's nothing wrong with a 6lb rise.

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29
(2)
38-7OR: 91
100/1

One win from nine starts and a long way below form in two runs this year. Fear is that he's not trained on and has it all to prove in a race this competitive.

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30
(15)
38-6OR: 90D
10/1

Well beaten on debut last year but won his return at Windsor and then travelled well before an easy success at Thirsk last time. Needs to build on that now from a tough opening handicap mark; yard going well.

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31
(24)
38-6OR: 90D
7/1

Off the mark at the fifth attempt at Newmarket last time out. That form has taken a couple of knocks since though and it's hard to imagine he's well handicapped from his revised mark.

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32
(6)
38-6OR: 90
16/1

Won twice last year and it was a creditable effort in defeat on reappearance when drawn wide at Chester. Probably unsuited by the ground behind Beatboxer last time out at Haydock and remains with potential.

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Non-Runners

5
(9)
Beat Le Bon26
39-3OR: 101
T: R HannonJ: Non Runner
16
(23)
Masaru26
38-13OR: 97
T: R HannonJ: Non Runner
24
(20)
Aweedram26
38-8OR: 92
T: A KingJ: Andrea Atzeni
26
(17)
Athmad12
38-7OR: 91
T: B J MeehanJ: M Dwyer

Last Year's Winner

DRAWHORSEAWGTSP
15Ostilio38-910/1Full Result
T: S CrisfordJ: S De Sousa

Betting

Forecast

Turgenev (7/2), Velorum (6/1), Migration (7/1), King Ademar (15/2), Davydenko (10/1), Motafaawit (12/1), Awe (14/1), Beat Le Bon (14/1), Hero Hero (16/1), Beatboxer (16/1), Barristan The Bold (16/1), Dark Vision (18/1), Dunkirk Harbour (20/1), Aweedram (20/1), Tulfarris (25/1), Masaru (25/1), Biometric (28/1), Pogo (33/1), Dubai Legacy (33/1), Athmad (33/1), Glorious Lover (40/1), Fanaar (50/1), Numerian (50/1), Victory Command (50/1), Dark Jedi (50/1), Sameem (50/1), Finoah (66/1), Certain Lad (66/1), Dunkerron (66/1), Hot Team (66/1), Eclipse Storm (66/1), Mordred (100/1)

Verdict

KING ADEMAR is entirely unexposed and providing he doesn't find this sort of race a culture shock, he should go well given that the form of his last two placed efforts has been franked in good style. Pogo goes on soft ground and is worth considering back down in class. Conditions could be an issue for Velorum who is yet to race on this sort of ground but he's an obvious player on handicap debut if he handles the test.
  1. King Ademar
  2. Pogo
  3. Velorum

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