16:40 Ascot

Friday 6 September 2019

All13:5514:3015:0515:4016:1016:4017:15

Sodexo Handicap

Class 4  |   6f  |   Good to Firm  |   16 Runners  |   Turf
Off time: 16:47  |   Winning time: 1m 14.05s
Weighed In
1st
1
(17)
7/1
T: S C WilliamsJ: Marco Ghiani (7)
Held up towards rear, good headway near side of group chasing leaders over 1f out, led entering final furlong, ran on well
2nd
2 ½
7
(15)
7/1
T: Ed WalkerJ: Andrea Atzeni
Raced keenly, made most until headed and not pace of winner entering final furlong tchd 8/1
3rd
nk
8
(13)
5/1
T: R A TealJ: James Doyle
Held up last, strong run on near side rail under pressure inside final furlong, went never nearer 3rd close home op 13/2
4th
nk
17
(12)
16/1
T: W R MuirJ: David Egan
Chased leaders, ridden in 2nd and every chance over 1f out until winner quickened on entering final furlong, kept on same pace, lost 3rd close home tchd 14/1
5th
hd
2
(10)
20/1
T: M D I UsherJ: Ellie Mackenzie (7)
Held up towards rear, headway between horses over 1f out, soon switched right and ran on inside final furlong, not pace to challenge tchd 25/1
6th
½
3
(16)
7/1
T: N TinklerJ: W Buick
Tracked leaders near side of group, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and edged right over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong op 8/1
7th
2 ¾
12
(4)
20/1
T: Eve Johnson HoughtonJ: Georgia Dobie (7)
Slowly into stride, soon in mid-division, headway under pressure over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong tchd 25/1
8th
½
15
(8)
33/1
T: A W CarrollJ: B Doyle
Unseated rider on way to post and ran loose, raced keenly chasing leaders, weakened inside final furlong op 50/1
9th
hd
16
(11)
25/1
T: D M LoughnaneJ: Liam Jones
Slowly into stride, raced keenly, held up towards rear, headway far side of group hanging right 2f out, weakened inside final furlong
10th
1 ¼
13
(9)
10/1
T: C FellowesJ: S Donohoe
Held up towards rear, headway far side of group chasing leaders when hampered and switched left inside final 2f, eased when no chance inside final furlong tchd 11/1
11th
1 ¾
6
(6)
16/1
T: P T MidgleyJ: Oisin Murphy
Chased leaders, weakened inside final 2f tchd 14/1
12th
sh
10
(14)
9/2f
T: R CharltonJ: R L Moore
Chased leaders, weakened over 1f out op 4/1
13th
1
4
(1)
20/1
T: J L SpearingJ: Ryan Tate
Rearing in stalls, held up and behind, headway far side of group chasing leaders halfway, weakened 2f out op 25/1
14th
¾
14
(2)
16/1
T: Mrs A J PerrettJ: Cieren Fallon (5)
Chased leaders, pushed along halfway, weakened final furlong op 14/1
15th
4
5
(5)
10/1
T: T P TateJ: J P Sullivan
Raced keenly, soon chasing leaders, weakening when hampered inside final 2f and again over 1f out, eased tchd 8/1
16th
½
9
(7)
50/1
T: Martin SmithJ: E J Walsh
With leader, every chance over 2f out, weakened quickly inside final 2f

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Non-Runners

11
(3)
Rasheeq42
Weight: 8-12|  Age: 6
T: Mohamed Moubarak  J: Seamus Cronin

Betting

Forecast

Total Commitment (9/2), Whelans Way (5/1), Equitation (7/1), Iconic Knight (7/1), Normandy Barriere (7/1), Lady Of Aran (10/1), Equiano Springs (10/1), Rasheeq (14/1), Cent Flying (16/1), Mr Orange (16/1), Lightning Charlie (16/1), Miracle of Medinah (20/1), Shorter Skirt (20/1), A Sure Welcome (20/1), Big Lachie (25/1), Doc Sportello (33/1), In The Red (50/1)

Verdict

This seems quite a tight-knit contest, but TOTAL COMMITMENT is only 2lb higher than when winning cosily on his handicap bow at Newmarket, and that form has been boosted since. He is totally unexposed, and the booking of Ryan Moore is always significant for this yard. Whelans Way is another who has more to offer, and is respected for an underrated yard, with consistent pair Equiano Springs and Iconic Knight completing the shortlist.
  1. Total Commitment
  2. Whelans Way
  3. Equiano Springs

Previous Winners

2018
Akbar Shah
Weight: 9-1  |Age: 3
Weight: 9-1  |  
Age: 3  |  
J: J P Spencer
  |  
T: Ed Walker
8/1

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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