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17:05 Ascot

Good To Firm

Royal Hunt Cup (Heritage Handicap)

  • Prize money: £90195
  • 1m 0f 0y
  • Class 2
  • 31 runners
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Royal Hunt Cup (Heritage Handicap)

Runners: 31 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

7/1 (Won)

  • Win: £7.40
  • Place: £2.40

Form: 1/2411

Last run: 26 days

W: 9st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

Lightly raced 5yo whose only two defeats came at Meydan; 3-3 in British races, including a couple of clearcut wins over 7f on good ground since wearing cheekpieces, latest at Goodwood; gives the impression (backed up by pedigree) that he'll be as effective back at 1m; trainer landed this prize in 2010 and 2021; big player with further progress on the cards.

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1st

1

(4)

4th May 2024

Good To Firm

0m 7f 3y

Class 4

20:05 Yarmouth

Wild Tiger

9st 9lb

J: Kieran O’Neill

T: Saeed bin Suroor

Missed more than a year after a successful 2yo debut; showed enough in two runs at Meydan earlier in the year (albeit was turned over at odds-on latterly) to suggest he'll be a factor tonight in first-time headgear.

5/4

12/1

  • Place: £3.35

Form: 5426-1 D

Last run: 32 days

W: 9st 13lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 111

Form & Verdict

Produced a career-best performance at Newbury (1m, good) last month on seasonal debut, beating Metal Merchant and belatedly adding to his 2yo win; good second (first home on near side) in this contest last year; on a career-high mark but again looks likely to perform well.

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18/1

  • Place: £5.75

Form: 70171- CD

Last run: 312 days

W: 9st 3lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 101

Form & Verdict

Suited by good/firmer; won the Britannia at this meeting in 2021; disappointing favourite (only tenth) in this race last year and now has to overcome a lack of recent match practice, having been absent since last-gasp success in the Shergar Cup Mile here ten months ago.

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1st

7

(6)

12th Aug 2023

Soft

0m 7f 213y

Class 2

15:20 Ascot

Perotto

9st 7lb

J: Bauyrzhan Murzabayev

T: Roger Varian

midfield, headway and ridden over 1f out, went second inside final furlong, pushed along and ran on well final 110yds, led final stride

11/4

16/1

  • Place: £5.60

Form: 131-32 CD

Last run: 31 days

W: 8st 13lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Dead-heated for first in C&D handicap (good) last September, then finished third to Metal Merchant in classified contest here; ran well, despite carrying head awkwardly, at Newmarket (1m2f, good to firm) most recently; now goes in a visor (replacing usual cheekpieces); steadily progressive.

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3rd

6

(13)

16th Apr 2024

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

14:55 Newmarket

Daysofourlives

9st 2lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Marco Botti

Dead-heated at Ascot (1m, good) last September on second handicap start and back to winning ways at Chelmsford (1m2f, AW) in November; it remains to be seen if the drop back to 1m will suit but he's unexposed and could have more to offer; one to consider.

13/2

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5th
4 (23)
Holloway Boy

16/1

Form: /94-43 C BF

Last run: 60 days

W: 9st 7lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Soft ground may explain his below-par efforts this term; has performed well in both attempts at Royal Ascot, winning the Chesham (on debut) in 2022 and close fourth in the Jersey last year; interesting off a workable mark returned to this venue on handicap debut.

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3rd

4

(1)

20th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 3

17:30 Thirsk

Holloway Boy

9st 4lb

J: Sam James

T: K R Burke

led, headed over 2f out, lost second and hung left 1f out, weakened final 110yds

5/2

6th
11 (22)
Coeur Dor

11/1

Form: 1188-7 D

Last run: 26 days

W: 9st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Irish 8yo who should be suited by the return to 1m with Curragh reappearance (6f) under his belt; bagged two notable handicaps on home soil last August; came up short off this mark over C&D (soft) in October but may fare better on this forecast faster surface.

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Form: 210-12 CD

Last run: 32 days

W: 8st 13lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Has form on all types of ground; successful in useful classified event over C&D last October and the Spring Cup at Newbury in April; ran creditably behind Sonny Liston at Newbury last month, keeping on; may still have further improvement in him; solid claims.

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50/1

Form: 477294 D

Last run: 4 days

W: 8st 9lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Did well on AW during the winter; mixed results since returned to turf; creditable second at York in May but was only fourth in lower grade at Chester last Saturday; has nothing in hand off current mark.

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25/1

Form: -31385 D

Last run: 19 days

W: 8st 13lb

6 yo Colt

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Tailed-off last (something seemingly amiss) in this contest two years ago; in decent form this term but finished behind some of these rivals in last two runs and is well exposed; set for another supporting role.

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8th

9

(20)

11th May 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

14:40 Ascot

Fantastic Fox

9st 1lb

J: Aidan Keeley

T: Roger Varian

dwelt start, midfield on inner

12/1

28/1

Form: 1062-5 D

Last run: 39 days

W: 9st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Has loads of Ascot form, most recently fifth in this year's Victoria Cup; performed well at this meeting on three occasions; however, he's frustratingly 0-21 here and remains thoroughly exposed.

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11th
2 (16)
Sean

40/1

Form: -42364 D

Last run: 18 days

W: 9st 10lb

7 yo Horse

OR: 108

Form & Verdict

Acts on any going; multiple winner in Germany/Italy; mixed RPRs for new yard this year but nearly won a Group 3 at Meydan in February and the Osborne factor bodes well today; trainer won this race with a 7yo in 2014.

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40/1

Form: 797-59 D

Last run: 34 days

W: 8st 13lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Four wins in France; ran promisingly in the Thirsk Hunt Cup (1m, good to soft) on British debut; failed to back up that effort in the Hambleton at York (good) later in May, leaving him with something to prove now.

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20/1

Form: 750-30 CD

Last run: 11 days

W: 9st 2lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Suited by good/firmer; won the Britannia at this meeting in 2017; has form figures of 975 in this contest, most recently fifth last year; close third in the 2024 Victoria Cup on most recent Ascot start; retains ability but seems unlikely to break his Hunt Cup duck aged ten.

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No Results Found

Form: 15-210 D BF

Last run: 33 days

W: 8st 8lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Newcastle success took his AW record to 3-8; form dipped markedly at York five days later and his turf strike-rate remains poor; far from certain to repeat his 2021 Royal Ascot effort (second in the Coventry).

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20/1

Form: 120133 D

Last run: 32 days

W: 9st 2lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Game win at Newcastle on AW finals day; creditable third in Newbury handicaps won by Metal Merchant and Sonny Liston since returned to turf (good/good to soft); consistent sort who has each-way possibilities.

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20/1

Form: -02208 D

Last run: 19 days

W: 8st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Best form this term when runner-up twice at Newmarket; finished behind some of these rivals in two starts since; ran creditably in a few major handicaps in 2022 and 2023 but is weighted to his best off current mark.

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17th
31 (32)
Crack Shot

22/1

Form: 510-14 D BF

Last run: 27 days

W: 8st 8lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Has form figures of 12114 over 1m, below-par favourite on soft going at Sandown most recently; useful win at Newmarket (good) earlier in May and may have more to offer back on forecast faster ground.

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18th
29 (31)
Regheeb

25/1

Form: 158-23

Last run: 27 days

W: 8st 8lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Has low mileage; placed in soft-ground events over 1m at Ripon and Sandown this term; not fully exposed at this distance but the switch to forecast faster conditions presents a question mark; unraced on good/firmer.

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No Results Found

Form: 343-01 D

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 2lb

6 yo Colt

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Respectable fourth in this contest (on good ground) 12 months ago; however, faces a stiffer task off 5lb higher this time, having incurred a penalty for recent Nottingham win (1m, good); future mark is 3lb lower.

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40/1

Form: 30-379 D

Last run: 53 days

W: 9st 5lb

6 yo Colt

OR: 103

Form & Verdict

Ideally suited by ground softer than good; placed in major Irish handicap on seasonal debut; has regressed in two subsequent starts, taking record for current stable to 0-11; others are more appealing.

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9th

1

(9)

27th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 0f 53y

Class 2

14:05 Leicester

Raadobarg

9st 12lb

J: David Egan

T: George Boughey

Suited by ground softer than good; smart performance when third of 21 in the Irish Lincolnshire on Curragh reappearance (1m, heavy) and enough in last weekend's Newbury Spring Cup seventh to think he's still in form; respected back in slightly calmer waters.

4/1

Form: 070-40 D

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 1lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

Respectable fourth in the Hambleton at York on reappearance and perhaps didn't take to Epsom last time; remains on last winning mark but has a bit to prove back at Ascot; well held in this race 12 months ago.

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22th
6 (9)
Beshtani

9/1

Form: 1121-2 D

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 6lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

Three wins in France, including on good ground; sold for 340,000euros last October; went very close off this mark at Epsom (8.5f, good to soft) on debut for new connections and the winner boosted the form by following up at Sandown last Saturday; has low mileage and could well improve further; strongly respected.

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No Results Found

Form: 1041-8 CD

Last run: 88 days

W: 9st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Below par in the Lincoln on sole run this season; landed the Balmoral over C&D (soft; off 4lb lower) last October but was ideally positioned in terms of tactics/draw; needs to prove he can back up that form.

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6

(17)

23rd Mar 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

15:35 Doncaster

The Gatekeeper

9st 2lb

J: Joe Fanning

T: Charlie Johnston

He was kept busy last year and won four of his 15 starts, most recently the Balmoral Handicap (1m, soft) at Ascot in October; this 4lb higher mark is a career-high but this 5yo is not ruled out on his reappearance.

11/1

15

(4)

21st Oct 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

16:25 Ascot

The Gatekeeper

8st 12lb

J: Joe Fanning

T: Charlie Johnston

Form: -23124

Last run: 49 days

W: 9st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

In good form on AW this year; the ground (good to soft) possibly contributed to his below-par effort in C&D Listed race last time but he's still seeking a first win on turf; not the percentage call.

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4th

3

(3)

1st May 2024

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

13:40 Ascot

Kingdom Come

9st 5lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Clive Cox

4-7 on AW, in career-best form last month, compared to 0-5 on turf; his best turf efforts are still very useful but he's unraced on softer than good, so that poses a question mark over whether he can make the most of the good form chance arising from his latest AW run.

10/1

2nd

3

(12)

29th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 2

16:40 Newcastle (AW)

Kingdom Come

9st 5lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Clive Cox

dwelt start, in rear on far side of group, headway and joined leader over 1f out, led narrowly inside final furlong, headed towards finish

7/1

Form: 305-96

Last run: 39 days

W: 9st 6lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

5-5 as a 2yo in 2022; 0-7 since but has produced his peak RPRs in two attempts at Ascot, namely third in the Jersey last year and close sixth in the Victoria Cup last month, both over 7f; gives the impression he's ready for a crack at this new trip; one to consider.

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6th

4

(23)

11th May 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

14:40 Ascot

Streets Of Gold

9st 8lb

J: Georgia Dobie

T: Eve Johnson Houghton

midfield on inner

14/1

Form: 71-740 D

Last run: 47 days

W: 9st 1lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

Useful handicapper whose form includes fourth-place finishes in the 2023 Britannia over C&D and this year's Spring Cup; ran poorly last time but may rebound in reapplied blinkers, having performed well in both attempts in this headgear.

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10th

3

(6)

3rd May 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

15:00 Newmarket

Thunder Ball

9st 7lb

J: Alec Voikhansky

T: Paul & Oliver Cole

Acts on soft and good to firm; has acquitted himself well in several major handicaps over 1m/1m1f, fourth in the Spring Cup at Newbury most recently; possibilities provided he's as effective back at 7f.

7/1

4th

3

(8)

20th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

15:15 Newbury

Thunder Ball

9st 6lb

J: Alec Voikhansky

T: Paul & Oliver Cole

Goodwood win (1m, soft) in October is flanked by respectable efforts in major handicaps, latest at Doncaster four weeks ago where he fared best of the runners who raced prominently; enters calculations off unaltered mark.

8/1

14/1

Form: 2-4507 CD

Last run: 32 days

W: 8st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

Formerly smart; ran respectably off higher marks in this race in 2022 (finished third) and 2023 (seventh); however, the 8yo needs to stage a revival in first-time blinkers, having shown regressive form this year.

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9/1

Form: 1315-0 D

Last run: 60 days

W: 9st 3lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 101

Form & Verdict

Lightly raced 4yo who was impressive at Newmarket (1m1f, good to firm) last September; made late headway from rear in the Spring Cup (1m, good to soft) on sole outing this season; bought by Wathnan Racing since; appears to have been targeted at this prize and looks poised to resume his improvement; shortlisted.

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10th

2

(2)

20th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

15:15 Newbury

Real Gain

9st 7lb

J: Finley Marsh

T: Richard Hughes

Record is 3-5; came up short in Newmarket Group 3 on last appearance (gelded since) but progressive otherwise and was impressive in a handicap there (1m1f, good to firm) the time before; represents a stable in great form and likely still has more to offer; remains of interest.

10/1

5th

9

(1)

14th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

1m 1f 0y

Class 1

15:50 Newmarket

Real Gain

9st 1lb

J: Finley Marsh

T: Richard Hughes

Unexposed colt with impressive form-figures; well suited by stepping up to 1m1f when winning C&D handicap two weeks ago by a wide margin, travelling strongly and surging clear; rain-softened ground would be an unknown (raced only on good/good to firm) but he's improving fast and well worth his place in this higher grade.

6/1

40/1

Form: 7258-6 D

Last run: 88 days

W: 9st 2lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Useful form in France; comfortably held in two British races, sold for 200,000gns after the first one; may revive at some stage but has something to prove in this hot handicap on second run for new connections.

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6th

6

(5)

23rd Mar 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

13:20 Doncaster

Padishakh

9st 2lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: David O’Meara

Runner-up at Listed and Group 3 level at up to 1m1f on good to soft in France for Jean-Claude Rouget last year; failed to fire in 1m1f Newmarket Group 3 last October (only start for Roger Varian) but subsequently sold for 200,000gns to join a yard which excels with new recruits; has a bit to find on the figures but still worth a betting check.

16/1

8th

8

(5)

14th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

1m 1f 0y

Class 1

15:50 Newmarket

Padishakh

9st 1lb

J: David Egan

T: Roger Varian

Ex-French; won both races at two and has shown useful form this season, best effort when second in Listed event at Chantilly (1m, good to soft) in August; met trouble and far from disgraced last time; has gone from one leading yard to another; impossible to discount in a hood on British debut.

14/1

Form: -21037 C

Last run: 4 days

W: 8st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

Reserve; largely in decent form for new stable this year but Sandown effort last Saturday confirms that he has nothing in hand off current mark; faces a tough assignment in this particularly hot handicap.

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Form: 430-03

Last run: 13 days

W: 8st 6lb

6 yo Colt

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Reserve; campaigned mainly over middle distances, close third in lower grade at Chelmsford (AW) most recently; losing spell goes back to 2021; Royal Ascot record reads 090; enough to prove back at 1m.

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Non-runners

Silent Film, Imperial Fighter

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Payout
Exacta £758.00
Straight Forecast £420.60
Tricast £11551.60
Trifecta £20435.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Beshtani

The Guardian:

Streets Of Gold

Daily Mail:

Talis Evolvere

Telegraph:

Real Gain

The Star:

Sonny Liston

The Sun:

Wild Tiger

POSTDATA:

Eldrickjones

RP RATINGS:

Beshtani

TOPSPEED:

Beshtani

NEWMARKET:

Beshtani

The Times:

Beshtani

Daily Record:

Beshtani