16:30 Ascot

Saturday 21 October 2017

All13:2514:0014:4015:1515:5016:30

Balmoral Handicap (Sponsored By Qipco) (Str)

Class 2  |   1m  |   Soft  |   20 Runners  |   Turf

Weighed In

Off time: 16:39  |   Winning time: 1m 45.91s

1st
10
(3)
3/1f
T: D O'MearaJ: D Tudhope
Held up towards rear, last and plenty to do when trapped behind wall of horses over 1f out, switched left and strong run inside final furlong, led last strides op 11/4
2nd
nk
8
(18)
20/1
T: J H M GosdenJ: R Havlin
Held up towards rear, headway chasing leaders 2f out, led final 100 yards, headed last strides op 16/1
3rd
1 ¼
11
(17)
25/1
T: E A L DunlopJ: F Norton
Mid-division, headway chasing leaders over 2f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, headed 100 yards out, 3rd and one pace towards finish tchd 28/1
4th
¾
6
(15)
12/1
T: Eve Johnson HoughtonJ: Charles Bishop
Held up towards rear, headway when not clearest of runs switched right ran on inside final furlong, not reach leaders op 16/1
5th
sh
7
(23)
28/1
T: R A FaheyJ: J P Spencer
Hood removed slightly late and slowly away, towards rear, headway over 1f out, ran on well inside final furlong, nearest finish op 33/1
6th
1 ¼
13
(14)
33/1
T: R VarianJ: Jack Mitchell
Led, went clear over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, weakened towards finish op 40/1
7th
hd
5
(11)
25/1
T: R HannonJ: R L Moore
Mid-division, headway chasing leaders over 1f out, edged right and run flattened out inside final furlong op 18/1
8th
1 ¼
1
(5)
33/1
T: D O'MearaJ: James Doyle
Held up and behind, headway far side over 1f out, kept on same pace and no impression inside final furlong op 28/1 tchd 25/1
9th
nk
20
(4)
16/1
T: H CandyJ: Harry Bentley
Chased leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened inside final furlong op 20/1
10th
¾
3
(6)
8/1
T: D R C ElsworthJ: Jim Crowley
Held up towards rear, headway chasing leaders 2f out, carried right and no extra inside final furlong op 14/1
11th
2
12
(16)
4/1
T: R VarianJ: Andrea Atzeni
Mostly chased leader until ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong tchd 9/2
12th
½
2
(7)
28/1
T: D R C ElsworthJ: Joshua Bryan (5)
Held up towards rear, headway and plugged on inside final furlong, no threat op 33/1
13th
nk
14
(20)
33/1
T: J R BestJ: Josephine Gordon
Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, soon chased leaders, ridden and weakened approaching final furlong
14th
1
18
(19)
49-0
16/1
T: H PalmerJ: L Dettori
Chased leaders, disputing 2nd 3f out until pushed along and weakened over 1f out op 14/1
15th
1 ½
15
(8)
50/1
T: D J CoakleyJ: T P Queally
Mid-division, weakening when hampered over 2f out op 33/1
16th
hd
4
(2)
25/1
T: R HannonJ: Hollie Doyle (3)
Always towards rear op 28/1
17th
1 ½
9
(1)
12/1
T: J H M GosdenJ: W Buick
Held up towards rear, headway far side chasing leaders over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened final furlong op 14/1
18th
10
17
(21)
33/1
T: P J McBrideJ: David Probert
Mid-division near side, ridden and weakened over 2f out
19th
1 ¾
19
(10)
25/1
T: R A FaheyJ: P Hanagan
Chased leaders, pushed along 3f out, soon weakened
20th
7
16
(12)
13/2
T: R HannonJ: S M Levey
Chased leaders, ridden and weakened inside final 2f op 8/1 tchd 9/1

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Betting

Forecast

Lord Glitters (3/1), Zabeel Prince (4/1), The Grape Escape (13/2), Speculative Bid (8/1), Accidental Agent (12/1), Linguistic (12/1), Greenside (16/1), Qassem (16/1), Gm Hopkins (20/1), Dark Red (25/1), Oh This Is Us (25/1), George William (25/1), Withernsea (25/1), Gabrial (28/1), Master The World (28/1), White Lake (33/1), Firmament (33/1), Eddystone Rock (33/1), Brigliadoro (33/1), Hors De Combat (50/1)

Verdict
LORD GLITTERS caught the eye when coming home a fast finishing second over 7f here earlier this month and the ex-French-trained gelding, already a winner twice over this trip in 2017 can take the concluding contest on this prestigious card. Zabeel Prince, a progressive individual chasing a four-timer for a leading yard is taken to claim second while Speculative Bid who has won here in the past and is likely to have improved for his return from a long absence can claim third ahead of recent course winner Accidental Agent and the three-year-old The Grape Escape.
  1. Lord Glitters
  2. Zabeel Prince
  3. Speculative Bid

Previous Winners

2016
Yuften
Weight: 9-1  |Age: 5
Weight: 9-1  |  
Age: 5  |  
J: Andrea Atzeni
  |  
T: R Charlton
12/1
Prize Money
1st:
£155,625.00
2nd:
£46,600.00
3rd:
£23,300.00
4th:
£11,650.00
5th:
£5,825.00
6th:
£2,925.00

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