Knights Handicap 1m 3f 211y

  • (3yo, 1m 3f 211y, Class 4, 4 runners)
  • Winner £7,776 2nd £3,650 3rd £1,826 4th £913 5th £300 6th £300
  • Going: Good to Firm (Good in Places)
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 2m 35.21s
  • Off time: 14:50:39
Full result
Result 14:50 Ascot
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 4 Soulcombe 6/4j

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR
1 (3) 3-31726
Royal blue, white hoop, striped sleeves, white cap, royal blue star Teumessias Fox (IRE) 22
  • T:A M Balding
  • J:Harry Davies
  • Form: 3-31726
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-9
  • OR: 85
3 135 9-9 A M Balding Harry Davies (5) 85
2 (1) 15-14
Purple and light green diabolo, white and purple chevrons on sleeves, quartered cap Silverscape 45
  • T:R A Teal
  • J:Christian Howarth
  • Form: 15-14
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-4
  • OR: 80
3 130 9-4 R A Teal Christian Howarth (5) 80
3 (2) 37-541
Maroon, royal blue hoop, sleeves and cap First Officer (IRE) 16
  • T:R Varian
  • J:Hollie Doyle
  • Form: 37-541
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-4
  • OR: 80
3 130 9-4 R Varian Hollie Doyle 80
4 (4) 0-551
Yellow, Royal Blue Cross of Lorraine, armlets and cap Soulcombe (ex6) 8
  • T:W J Haggas
  • J:Cieren Fallon
  • Form: 0-551
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 8-12b
  • OR: 68
3 124 8-12 b W J Haggas Cieren Fallon 68

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR
5 (5) 37-678
Sarsons Risk (IRE) 34
  • T:Ian Williams
  • J:Jim Crowley
  • Form: 37-678
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 8-11
  • OR: 73
3 811 Ian Williams Jim Crowley 73

In depth

Verdict

SOULCOMBE won so easily at Haydock on his handicap debut and first start gelded that he’s due to be raised by 4lb more than today’s penalty. There looks plenty more to come from the Haggas charge and he’s preferred to First Officer. The latter scored at Salisbury when upped to today’s trip while Teumessias Fox ran well in a heritage handicap over course and distance last time and can also figure in this lower grade. Silverscape and Sarsons Risk have more to find.

Formwatch

Sarsons Risk (IRE)20-1 (8-10) Rear mid-division, ridden 4f out, never threatened, 8th of 11, 9l behind Salvator Mundi (9-5) at Doncaster 1m 7f hcp (2) gd in Jun.

Soulcombe10-3 (9-2) Slowly away, midfield, switched left to challenge over 2f out, pushed along over 1f out, ridden to lead 1f out, stayed on strongly final furlong, comfortably, won at Haydock 1m 4f hcp (5) sft in Jun beating Hilts (9-7) by 3 1/2l, 8 ran.

Teumessias Fox (IRE)50-1 (8-11) Tracked leaders on inside, ridden and stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 6th of 19, 2 1/4l behind Secret State (9-6) at Ascot 1m 4f hcp stks (2) gf in Jun.

First Officer (IRE)11-10fav (9-3) Dwelt, tracked leader, pushed along over 2f out, soon every chance, ridden to lead inside final furlong, ran on, won at Salisbury 1m 4f hcp (3) gf in Jun beating Al Azhar (9-3) by 1/2l, 3 ran.

Silverscape15-2 (8-13) Lost ground after start, pushed along in rear, always struggling, 4th of 5, 12 3/4l behind Chairman (9-2) at Bath 1m 2f hcp (3) gs in May.