16:15 Ascot

Saturday 17 October 2020

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Balmoral Handicap (Sponsored By Qipco) (Str)

Class 2  |   1m  |   Soft  |   18 Runners  |   Turf
Off time: 16:21  |   Winning time: 1m 45.03s
Weighed In
1st
9
(4)
49-5
15/2
T: Mrs J HarringtonJ: Tom Marquand
Raced far side, held up towards rear, good headway chasing leaders over 2f out, ridden to lead approaching final furlong, ran on well Mkt1: op 9/1 tchd 11/1; Mkt2 op 10/1
2nd
2 ¼
8
(7)
16/1
T: Sir Michael StouteJ: Hollie Doyle
Raced far side, tracked leader and keen, ridden to lead briefly over 1f out, chased winner after, kept on same pace inside final furlong Mkt1: op 28/1; Mkt2 op 18/1
3rd
1 ¾
11
(2)
28/1
T: H CandyJ: Marco Ghiani (5)
Raced far side, tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, stayed on in 3rd inside final furlong, never going pace to reach leading duo Mkt1: op 40/1; Mkt2 op 33/1
4th
¾
4
(10)
40/1
T: George BakerJ: Nicola Currie
Raced far side, held up in rear, headway chasing leaders 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace in 4th inside final furlong
5th
¾
16
(5)
39-3
11/4f
T: B J MeehanJ: Jim Crowley
Led overall on far rail, ridden and headed over 1f out, chased leaders, weakened final 110 yards Mkt1: op 3/1
6th
nse
13
(22)
8/1
T: C FellowesJ: James Doyle
Raced in centre, held up towards rear, headway and hung right from over 2f out, ended up towards far side and kept on inside final furlong Mkt1: op 17/2 tchd 9/1; Mkt2 tchd 15/2
7th
¾
12
(12)
125/1
T: D M SimcockJ: S Donohoe
Raced centre, held up towards rear, headway chasing leaders over 2f out, ridden and plugged on same pace inside final furlong, Mkt2 op 100/1
8th
1 ½
3
(13)
69-8
33/1
T: T D BarronJ: B A Curtis
Tracked leaders in centre, led centre group and hung right towards far side group 2f out, weakened final furlong Mkt2 op 28/1
8th
dh
10
(1)
33/1
T: A M BaldingJ: David Probert
Raced far side in mid-division, ridden and no headway over 1f out, no chance with leaders final furlong Mkt1: op 66/1 tchd 50/1
10th
1
2
(8)
16/1
T: R VarianJ: Andrea Atzeni
Raced far side, tracked leaders, every chance 2f out, soon ridden, weakened final furlong Mkt2 tchd 18/1
11th
1 ¾
14
(3)
40/1
T: G G MargarsonJ: T P Queally
Raced far side, chased leaders, weakened over 1f out Mkt1: tchd 50/1; Mkt2 op 50/1
12th
½
20
(16)
10/1
T: E A L DunlopJ: L Dettori
Tracked leaders in centre, ridden and no impression over 1f out, weakened final furlong Mkt1: op 12/1 tchd 14/1; Mkt2 op 12/1
13th
hd
7
(9)
12/1
T: A M BaldingJ: Oisin Murphy
Led centre group but never on terms with far side leaders, ridden and headed in group 2f out, weakened over 1f out Mkt1: op 10/1; Mkt2 op 10/1
14th
2
1
(17)
16/1
T: J A OsborneJ: Saffie Osborne (7)
Raced in centre, always towards rear Mkt1: tchd 18/1
15th
¾
19
(11)
40/1
T: D O'MearaJ: J P Spencer
Raced centre, held up in mid-division in group, pushed along over 2f out, soon beaten Mkt2 tchd 33/1
16th
nk
6
(20)
59-6
16/1
T: D O'MearaJ: D Tudhope
Raced in centre, dwelt, held up and always in rear, never a factor Mkt1: op 12/1 tchd 14/1; Mkt2 op 14/1
17th
2 ¼
18
(14)
11/2
T: C G CoxJ: A Kirby
Raced centre, tracked group leader until over 2f out, chased leaders, ridden and weakened over 1f out Mkt1: op 10/1 tchd 8/1; Mkt2 op 13/2 tchd 11/2
18th
17
15
(23)
18/1
T: R CharltonJ: W Buick
Raced centre, always towards rear, never a factor Mkt1: op 22/1; Mkt2 op 16/1

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Rule 4

Rule 4 applies to board prices only - deduction 10p in the pound

Non-Runners

17
(6)
Tempus21
Weight: 9-2|  Age: 4
T: R Charlton  J: Jason Watson
5
(21)
Keats18
Weight: 9-7|  Age: 3
T: A P O'Brien  J: R L Moore

Betting

Forecast

Raaeq (11/4), River Nymph (11/2), Tempus (7/1), Njord (15/2), King Ottokar (8/1), Keats (8/1), Alternative Fact (10/1), Bell Rock (12/1), Solid Stone (16/1), Prince Eiji (16/1), Raising Sand (16/1), Orbaan (16/1), Blue Mist (18/1), Greenside (28/1), Kynren (33/1), Symbolize (33/1), Graignes (40/1), Ropey Guest (40/1), Hortzadar (40/1), Raakib Alhawa (125/1)

Verdict

BELL ROCK continues to give a good account and can race from the same mark as when finishing third in the Cambridgeshire. He should be suited by a stiff test at this trip and makes plenty of appeal in a typically competitive renewal. Recent course winner Raaeq, who is potentially well-in under a penalty, and Irish raider Njord head the huge list of dangers.

  1. BELL ROCK
  2. RAAEQ (IRE)
  3. NJORD (IRE)

Previous Winners

2019
Escobar
Weight: 9-6  |Age: 5
Weight: 9-6  |  
Age: 5  |  
J: A Kirby
  |  
T: D O'Meara
16/1

Prize Money

1st: £62,250.002nd: £18,640.003rd: £9,320.004th: £4,660.005th: £2,330.006th: £1,170.00

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