17:00 Royal Ascot

Wednesday 20 June 2018

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Royal Hunt Cup (Heritage Handicap) (Str)

Class 2  |   1m  |   Good to Firm (Watered)  |   30 Runners  |   Turf
Off time: 17:03  |   Winning time: 1m 39.42s
Weighed In
1st
21
(22)
16/1
T: D MarnaneJ: W J Lee
Raced centre, steadied start, held up towards rear, good headway chasing leaders over 2f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, clear inside final furlong, ran on strongly op 14/1
2nd
2 ¼
10
(17)
49-5
10/1
T: C HillsJ: Jim Crowley
Raced centre, mid-division, headway chasing leaders over 2f out, soon ridden, went 2nd towards finish, no chance with winner op 14/1
3rd
hd
4
(13)
100/1
T: Jane Chapple-HyamJ: J F Egan
Raced far side, headway led group kept on no chance with leaders in centre
4th
nk
25
(19)
33/1
T: K DalgleishJ: Fran Berry
Mid-division in centre headway chasing leaders over 2f out, chased winner entering final furlong, no extra and lost 2 places close home op 66/1
5th
¾
6
(5)
14/1
T: D K IvoryJ: R Winston
Raced far side, held up, headway chasing group leaders over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, not pace of leaders in centre op 22/1
6th
nk
11
(15)
33/1
T: D J CoakleyJ: A Kirby
Raced centre, held up towards rear, some headway over 1f out,
7th
hd
19
(9)
14/1
T: J A OsborneJ: J P Spencer
Raced far side, held up and behind, headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, nearest finish tchd 16/1
8th
nk
32
(30)
7/1f
T: W J HaggasJ: James Doyle
Raced centre, held up towards rear, headway chasing leaders over 2f out, ridden and kept on same pace inside final furlong, not pace to challenge op 10/1
9th
1 ¼
20
(10)
20/1
T: D M SimcockJ: Oisin Murphy
Chased far side leaders, led group 2f out until over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong op 16/1
10th
nk
8
(23)
16/1
T: J H M GosdenJ: James McDonald
Raced centre, chased leaders, hampered over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong op 18/1 tchd 20/1
11th
½
23
(16)
12/1
T: D O'MearaJ: M Harley
Raced centre, held up, headway when not clearest of runs 2f out, ridden chasing leaders over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong tchd 11/1
12th
½
5
(14)
25/1
T: Wesley WardJ: R L Moore
Raced centre, always about same place in mid-division op 20/1
13th
hd
18
(25)
14/1
T: R VarianJ: Andrea Atzeni
Chased leader in centre, led 2f out, ridden hung left and headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong tchd 16/1
14th
1 ½
17
(26)
16/1
T: D O'MearaJ: D Tudhope
Raced centre, held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, no impression final furlong op 14/1
15th
½
31
(33)
50/1
T: J TuiteJ: Edward Greatrex
Raced centre, held up towards rear, ridden and unable to quicken inside final 2f, never involved op 66/1
16th
nk
22
(8)
33/1
T: Roger FellJ: P Mulrennan
Raced far side, held up tracking leaders, ridden over 1f out, no impression final furlong
17th
1 ¼
26
(32)
48-13
33/1
T: M P TregoningJ: Dane O'Neill
Pulled hard in mid-division, headway chasing leaders and chance when hung right 2f out, weakened inside final furlong tchd 28/1
18th
1 ¾
13
(3)
10/1
T: M HalfordJ: W Buick
Chased leaders far side, led group over 2f out until 2f out, weakened final furlong
19th
¾
16
(18)
40/1
T: R HannonJ: W M Lordan
Raced centre, held up towards rear, ridden over 1f out, never on terms
20th
½
24
(28)
20/1
T: R HannonJ: Tom Marquand
Mid-division in centre, headway chasing leaders over 2f out, ridden and weakened over 1f out op 16/1
21st
1 ¾
27
(11)
48-12
12/1
T: T D BarronJ: B A Curtis
Raced far side, chased leaders, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and every chance in group 2f out, weakened over 1f out op 16/1
22nd
9
12
(31)
16/1
T: R A FaheyJ: L Dettori
Slowly into stride, behind most of way op 20/1
23rd
nk
1
(2)
20/1
T: Mrs A J PerrettJ: P J Dobbs
Raced far side, chased group leader until 3f out, weakened over 2f out
24th
3
14
(27)
69-4
100/1
24th
dh
15
(29)
50/1
T: C FellowesJ: J A Heffernan
Raced centre, in touch, ridden 2f out, weakened over 1f out
26th
1 ¾
2
(1)
40/1
T: M JohnstonJ: P J McDonald
Led far side group until over 2f out, weakened quickly, soon behind op 66/1
27th
¾
28
(4)
50/1
T: C F WallJ: G Mosse
Chased far side leaders, weakened quickly over 2f out, soon behind
28th
2
7
(21)
33/1
T: Tom DascombeJ: R Kingscote
Overall leader in centre until ridden 2f out, weakened quickly op 50/1
29th
2 ¼
9
(20)
20/1
T: S & E CrisfordJ: S De Sousa
Raced centre, chased leaders 6f, soon behind op 28/1
30th
7
29
(7)
16/1
T: Richard SpencerJ: T P Queally
Tracked far side leaders, weakened over 2f out, soon behind op 14/1

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Non-Runners

30
(6)
Wahash32
Weight: 8-12|  Age: 4
T: R Hannon  J: Non Runner
3
(12)
Mubtasim39
Weight: 9-8|  Age: 4
T: W J Haggas  J: Non Runner

Betting

Forecast

Seniority (7/1), Afaak (10/1), Saltonstall (10/1), Escobar (12/1), Kynren (12/1), Flaming Spear (14/1), Raising Sand (14/1), Cape Byron (14/1), Mubtasim (14/1), Settle For Bay (16/1), Tricorn (16/1), Firmament (16/1), Gabrial (16/1), Keyser Soze (16/1), Bless Him (20/1), Medahim (20/1), Zhui Feng (20/1), Archetype (20/1), Master Merion (25/1), Wahash (25/1), What's The Story (33/1), Hors De Combat (33/1), Burnt Sugar (33/1), Mukalal (33/1), Arcanada (33/1), Tony Curtis (40/1), Love Dreams (40/1), Surrey Hope (50/1), Repercussion (50/1), Mountain Rescue (50/1), Circus Couture (100/1), Goring (100/1)

Verdict

A typically competitive renewal of this race in which Zhui Feng is trying to go back-to-back but he faces a tough ask from his revised mark here and it's likely there's better handicapped runners in the line up. AFAAK is an interesting runner after an impressive win last time and he gets the vote of retained jockey Jim Crowley over the reappearing Mukalal. Hors De Combat gets his optimum conditions and what should be a good pace to aim at. US raider Master Merion is a fascinating contender after a return to form last time and he couldn't be ruled out for Wesley Ward.
  1. Afaak
  2. Master Merion
  3. Hors De Combat

Previous Winners

2017
Zhui Feng
Weight: 9-0  |Age: 4
Weight: 9-0  |  
Age: 4  |  
J: M Dwyer
  |  
T: Mrs A J Perrett
25/1

Prize Money

1st: £108,938.002nd: £32,620.003rd: £16,310.004th: £8,155.005th: £4,078.006th: £2,048.00

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