14:50 Ascot

Friday 12 July 2019

All14:1514:5015:2516:0016:3517:1017:45
  • Signature Capital Handicap
  • Class 4  |   1m 7f 209y  |   Good to Firm (Good in Places)  |   5 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 14:50  |   Winning time: 3m 30.53s
1st
5
(1)
9/2
T: Ian WilliamsJ: Thore Hammer Hansen (5)
Held up last, pushed along on outside over 3f out, headway chasing leaders under pressure 2f out, led approaching final furlong, soon clear, stayed on strongly op 6/1
2nd
5
4
(4)
9/1
T: A M BaldingJ: M Dwyer
Raced tracking leader who went clear after 3f, closed to lead over 2f out, ridden and headed approaching final furlong, stayed on same pace, no chance with winner op 10/1 tchd 11/1
3rd
2 ¼
2
(2)
1/1f
T: M JohnstonJ: A Kirby
Ran in snatches in 4th place, reminder 5f out, closer on heels of leaders over 2f out, not clear run inside final 2f, soon switched right, 3rd and no impression after op 8/11
4th
2 ¼
1
(5)
39-7
3/1
T: R M BeckettJ: Harry Bentley
Raced keenly tracking leaders on outside, weakened inside final furlong op 7/2
5th
2 ¼
3
(3)
14/1
T: B J MeehanJ: Jason Watson
Led and went clear after 3f, pushed along and headed over 2f out, weakened inside final 2f op 20/1

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Betting

Forecast

Grenadier Guard (1/1), Brasca (3/1), Champagne Marengo (9/2), Luck Of Clover (9/1), Arthur Pendragon (14/1)

Verdict

The improving Champagne Marengo is lowly weighted and would make plenty of appeal but for the presence of the Mark Johnston-trained GRENADIER GUARD in the line-up. The selection faced a tough task giving 6lb to the Saeed Bin Suroor-trained Dubai Tradition at Pontefract (1m4f) last month. By Australia and closely related to the top-class stayer Order Of St George he should relish stepping up in trip on handicap debut. He can take this race in his stride before heading onto much loftier assignments in the weeks and months ahead.
  1. Grenadier Guard
  2. Champagne Marengo
  3. Brasca

Prize Money

1st: £6,728.002nd: £2,002.003rd: £1,000.004th: £500.005th: £300.006th: £300.007th: £300.008th: £300.00
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