16:30 Ascot

Saturday 20 October 2018

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Balmoral Handicap (Sponsored By Qipco) (Str)

Class 2  |   1m  |   Soft  |   20 Runners  |   Turf
Off time: 16:33  |   Winning time: 1m 43.5s
Weighed In
1st
5
(8)
8/1
T: R VarianJ: James Doyle
Held up towards rear, not clear run from over 2f out until switched left inside final 2f, headway between horses over 1f out, strong run inside final furlong, led towards finish op 9/1
2nd
¾
9
(15)
33/1
T: D O'MearaJ: A Kirby
Held up in mid-division, headway tracking leaders when not clear run over 2f out, switched right to inside rail over 1f out, squeezed through to lead well inside final furlong, headed towards finish op 50/1
3rd
½
3
(7)
49-9
20/1
T: K R BurkeJ: C Lee (3)
Chased leaders, led over 2f out until 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, went 3rd towards finish op 33/1
4th
nk
14
(17)
66/1
T: George ScottJ: Cameron Noble (5)
Mid-division, headway near side of group chasing leaders 3f out, led 2f out, soon ridden, headed inside final furlong, lost 3rd towards finish op 50/1
5th
½
18
(18)
48-13
6/1
T: T D BarronJ: W Buick
Held up in mid-division, headway near side of group chasing leaders over 2f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong until well inside final furlong, no extra towards finish op 8/1 tchd 9/1
6th
1
11
(20)
6/1
T: J A OsborneJ: Nicola Currie (3)
Held up towards rear, headway under pressure over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, not pace to threaten op 5/1
7th
hd
15
(23)
9/2f
T: J H M GosdenJ: L Dettori
Held up in mid-division, good headway near side of group chasing leaders over 2f out, every chance inside final furlong, weakened towards finish op 5/1
8th
1 ¼
6
(2)
11/1
T: R M BeckettJ: Harry Bentley
Held up towards rear, headway on far rail chasing leaders over 2f out, soon every chance, ridden and weakened over 1f out op 10/1
9th
½
16
(10)
59-0
25/1
T: D O'MearaJ: C J McGovern (3)
Chased leader, every chance 2f out, weakened entering final furlong
10th
½
10
(11)
12/1
T: A M BaldingJ: Oisin Murphy
Held up towards rear, some late headway, never involved op 10/1
11th
1 ½
1
(22)
14/1
T: D K IvoryJ: R Winston
Difficult loading, held up towards rear, headway near side of group chasing leaders 2f out, hung right from over 1f out, weakened final furlong
12th
sh
2
(3)
69-9
16/1
T: J A OsborneJ: J P Spencer
Held up towards rear, headway on far rail when not clear run over 2f out, outpaced inside final 2f, never dangerous after op 20/1
13th
¾
13
(16)
25/1
T: J H M GosdenJ: R Havlin
Mid-division, pushed along 3f out, not clear run 2f out, weakened and no chance after
14th
2
12
(5)
10/1
T: J TateJ: R L Moore
Led until over 2f out, weakened soon after op 8/1
15th
¾
7
(4)
9/1
T: J J QuinnJ: S P Davis (5)
Mid-division on far rail, headway chasing leaders 3f out, weakened entering final 2f op 8/1
16th
1
20
(12)
58-12
14/1
T: A M BaldingJ: Jason Watson
Chased leaders, weakened over 2f out op 20/1
17th
1 ¼
17
(13)
48-13
25/1
T: H PalmerJ: Josephine Gordon
Chased leaders, pushed along to challenge over 2f out, weakened inside final 2f op 20/1
18th
6
19
(19)
50/1
T: K R BurkeJ: Jonathan Fisher (7)
Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakening when hung right and hampered inside final 2f
19th
4
4
(21)
33/1
T: Jane Chapple-HyamJ: J F Egan
Slowly into stride, always towards rear
20th
5
8
(9)
33/1
T: M JohnstonJ: F Norton
Slowly into stride, soon mid-division, headway chasing leaders over 2f out, soon hampered, weakened and no chance after

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Betting

Forecast

Argentello (9/2), Kynren (6/1), Raising Sand (6/1), Sharja Bridge (8/1), Safe Voyage (9/1), Via Via (10/1), Mitchum Swagger (11/1), South Seas (12/1), Flaming Spear (14/1), Zwayyan (14/1), Hathal (16/1), Mjjack (20/1), Waarif (25/1), Tricorn (25/1), Humbert (25/1), Escobar (33/1), Circus Couture (33/1), Aquarium (33/1), Raydiance (50/1), Another Batt (66/1)

Verdict
RAISING SAND is a rock solid contender after his win here on similar ground last time and the step back up in trip won't be an issue given his previous course and distance form. Sharja Bridge has been in good form in recent times and shouldn't be far away after another respectable effort in the Cambridgeshire last time while first-time headgear may see South Seas to better effect.
  1. Raising Sand
  2. Sharja Bridge
  3. South Seas

Previous Winners

2017
Lord Glitters
Weight: 9-3  |Age: 4
Weight: 9-3  |  
Age: 4  |  
J: D Tudhope
  |  
T: D O'Meara
3/1
Prize Money
1st: £155,625.002nd: £46,600.003rd: £23,300.004th: £11,650.005th: £5,825.006th: £2,925.00

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