16:30 Ascot

Saturday 6 August 2022

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    Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup Classic (Handicap)

  • 3YO only  |   Class 3  |   1m 3f 211y  |   Good to Firm (Good in Places)  |   10 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 16:30  |   Winning time: 2m 34.09s
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(2)
Horse silk
Supagirl20
Age: 3|  Weight: 10-2| J: C P Lemaire| T: Mrs J Harrington| OR:  93
8/1
Already a three-time winner this season and shaped nicely under a 10-lb claimer at the Curragh last time. Should be on the premises again.
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2
(9)
Horse silk
12/1
Useful sort who was quickly back to form when mid-field (despite missing the break) at Goodwood 10 days ago. Leaves the impression there's a bigger effort in him.
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3
(10)
Horse silk
Franz Straussp16
Age: 3|  Weight: 10-0| J: Jose-Luis Martinez| T: J & T Gosden| OR:  91
8/1
Gradually progressive and didn't lose much in defeat to an improver at Sandown last time. Should go well again under a positive ride.
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4
(1)
Horse silk
Sheer Rocks8
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-11| J: L Dettori| T: Eve Johnson Houghton| OR:  88
8/1
Likeable type who overcame the run of the race to score cosily under this jockey at Chester in July and backed it up with a creditable fourth at Goodwood 8 days ago. Should give another good account.
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5
(7)
Horse silk
Hamakit37
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-10| J: J P Spencer| T: W J Haggas| OR:  87
3/1
Back-to-back winner last summer and resumed progress when scoring at Haydock last time. Type to go on improving and shapes as if he'll stay this far, so could take the beating under Spencer.
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6
(6)
Horse silk
Berkshire Breeze28
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-8| J: Joanna Mason| T: A M Balding| OR:  85| BF
3/1
Consistent to date and found a bit of improvement when runner-up at this course 28 days ago. This is a bit more competitive and he's back down in trip, but not dismissed.
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7
(11)
Horse silk
Pub Crawl12
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-2| J: Jason Collett| T: M L W Bell| OR:  79
12/1
Good efforts in defeat the last twice, second again at Windsor last time. He's not the most straightforward, though, and often starts slowly, so he will need everything to drop right.
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9
(3)
Horse silk
Dancing Tango22
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-2| J: D Tudhope| T: R Charlton| OR:  79
14/1
Lightly-raced filly who improved her form when fifth at Newbury on handicap bow. Mark clearly demands more, though.
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10
(5)
Horse silk
28/1
Off the mark at the second attempt in a Wolverhampton maiden last term but just one creditable effort from 4 outings this year.
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11
(4)
Horse silk
Wootton'sun12
Age: 3|  Weight: 8-13| J: Rene Piechulek| T: R A Fahey| OR:  76
11/1
Fairly useful sort who has been in good order and shapes as if this trip will suit, so he's a definite player.
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Non-Runners

8
(8)
Horse silk
Charles St16
Weight: 9-2|  Age: 3
T: G Boughey  J: Non Runner
NR

Forecasts

Hamaki (3/1), Berkshire Breeze (3/1), Supagirl (8/1), Sheer Rocks (8/1), Franz Strauss (8/1), Wootton'sun (11/1), Pub Crawl (12/1), Approachability (12/1), Dancing Tango (14/1), Charles St (16/1), Sharp Combo (28/1)

Verdict

HAMAKI showed a good attitude to take a 6-runner handicap at Haydock last time and, up in trip, he can find further improvement to follow up under a jockey who rides this course very well. Franz Strauss is going the right way and should play a part, while Berkshire Breeze is no forlorn hope.

Previous Winners

2021
State Of Bliss
Weight: 9-10  |Age: 3
9/2

Prize Money

1st: £36,885.002nd: £12,915.003rd: £5,902.004th: £4,605.005th: £4,058.006th: £2,955.007th: £2,400.008th: £1,845.009th: £1,290.0010th: £922.00

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