Going update after racing on Wednesday
The going at end of day two remains Good all over, having been changed after race three today (from Good on the Straight Course & Good, Good to Soft in places on the Round Course).
Chris Stickels, Clerk of the Course at Ascot, said: “I am leaving the ground as Good overnight.
“There is the chance of some showers tonight and again tomorrow morning. It is not clear looking at the forecast how much rain we can expect, so we will see where we are tomorrow morning.
“Today went really well with some really great racing.”
Wednesday’s stewards’ reports
1:15pm SILVER ROYAL HUNT CUP HANDICAP
NICKLAUS wore earplugs throughout the preliminaries which were removed upon arrival at the start. Following the race, the Veterinary Officer reported that GORING (GER), which was pulled up, finished lame on its left-hind.
1:50pm G3 HAMPTON COURT STAKES
An enquiry was held to consider interference on the run to the line, when FIRST RECEIVER, placed second, ridden by Frankie Dettori, interfered with BERLIN TANGO, placed third, ridden by Oisin Murphy. Dettori was cautioned for careless riding for allowing his mount to shift right-handed without correction carrying BERLIN TANGO off its intended line.
2:25pm KING GEORGE V STAKES
Permission was given for BODYLINE (IRE) to be mounted in the chute. Following the race, Shane Kelly reported that SUMMERONSEVENHILLS (USA), which finished last of the seventeen runners, stopped quickly and the Veterinary Officer reported that a post-race examination of the colt failed to reveal any abnormalities. The Veterinary Officer reported that the winner HUKUM (IRE), lost its right-hind shoe and sustained a wound to its right-hind fetlock.
3:00pm G1 PRINCE OF WALES’S STAKES
Permission was given for MEHDAAYIH to go early to post and wear a red hood to the start and for BARNEY ROY to also wear a red hood to the start. Following the race, Ryan Moore reported that JAPAN, which started favourite and finished fourth, was slowly away.
3:35pm ROYAL HUNT CUP HERITAGE HANDICAP
Following the race, Jim Crowley reported that ALRAJAA, unplaced, ran too free and Frankie Dettori reported that LORD TENNYSON, which started favourite and finished unplaced, was denied a clear run on several occasions.
4:40pm COPPER HORSE HANDICAP STAKES
Permission was given for RANCH HAND to wear a red hood to the start.