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Royal Ascot 2015 Competition – Overall Result

Royal Ascot is officially over for 2015 and we were treated to some exemplary performances from both equine and humans.  This week, one person stepped up to the plate and destroyed his rivals with a similar force to what Frankel did in the 2012 Queen Anne. Congratulations to Sean who was only in negative figures after the first race, an unbelievable effort over five days with no less than eleven winners including two of the toughest handicaps of the entire Flat season. His final two selections were non runners and as he was unavailable at the time, it was only fair to leave him on the total received after the Diamond Jubilee. Second place (somehow) goes to Luke after ending day two with the maximum losses possible in this competition. Well done to him on clawing back the deficit,  Undrafted winning the Diamond Jubilee ensuring he ended the week on profit.

The rest of the participants end the week with minus figures with third place going to Ant who has the right to feel slightly unlucky with Salt Island who would have ensured a profit had he not been denied by Anthem Alexander for third in yesterday’s Commonwealth Cup. Adam got fourth in the final race thanks to Teak finishing in the places but only just with Calum finishing just behind in fifth by a margin of £2.75. Will finished second last whilst Michael’s effort to get out of last place on the final day came unstuck when his NAP Robert Le Diable finished second in the Wokingham which means he finishes the week in a tailed off last.

Race 1 – OnTheOtherHoof Cup – (5 days and 4 hours) – 30 races

 

1st) Sean – £351.58

Led 2nd, made all after, impressive

 

2nd) Luke – £65

Very slowly away and lost many lengths, slow headway 15th, made up ground 18th and 23rd, good headway 28th but winner long gone, flattered

 

3rd) Ant – -£28.75

Started slowly, prominent 11th, good headway 14th, baulked 20th, unable to make up lost ground, slightly unlucky

 

4th) Adam – -£63.17

Broke alertly, led 1st, prominent, maintained mid-division spot from 11th, outpaced 24th, one paced thereafter

 

5th) Calum – -£65.92

Mid-division early, good headway 18th, knocked back 22nd, weakened

 

6th) Will – £75

Started sluggishly, headway into mid-division 6th, moved up 16th, gradually weakened

 

7th) Michael – -£159.67

Mid-division most of the way, weakened quickly 19th, tailed off

 

Stewards Report

The stewards considered the apparent improved selection form of the winner SEAN who had finished unplaced in previous competitions. After assessing the information provided from the past twelve months, the stewards were satisfied of the result. They ordered SEAN to be routine tested.

The stewards held an enquiry into the performance of LUKE and his extremely slow start. They noted the excuse that he had been distracted at the start by a group of fillies which had made him behave coltishly. The stewards noted the explanation and suggested he be gelded to calm him down for future competitions.

The stewards also held an enquiry into the performances of CALUM and MICHAEL. Known as a huge lover of Royal Ascot, the stewards noted and accepted CALUM’s explanation of bad luck playing its role in his performance throughout the week. Having won last year’s competition, the stewards looked into the poor performance of MICHAEL. He explained that he had been too immersed in the betting markets surrounding the colour of the Queen’s hat which had affected his time for providing his selections. The stewards noted the excuse and ordered MICHAEL to be routine tested.

 

Apologies for the lack of videos this week but we should be back next Friday covering the Channel Four action next Saturday and looking back on an excellent week’s racing.

Participant Chesham Wolferton Hardwicke
Adam Webb Red Artist (E/W) First Flight (E/W) Postponed
-30.67 -40.67 -50.67
Calum Madell FORCE Collaboration Postponed
-15.92 -25.92 -35.92
Luke Elder Force First Flight Eagle Top
-35 -45 -55
Michael Andrews Dessertoflife Niceofyoutotellme Eagle Top
-99.67 -109.67 -119.67
Anthony Sherratt Tonkinese Mahsoob EAGLE TOP
-6.25 21.25 1.25
Sean Ellis Love The Kitten Mahsoob EAGLE TOP
354.08 381.58 361.58
Will Kedjayni Tonkinese First Flight EAGLE TOP
-45 -55 -75
Participant Diamond Jubilee Wokingham Queen Alexandra
Adam Webb MUSTAJEEB Gamesome Teak (E/W)
-70.67 -80.67 -63.17
Calum Madell Brazen Beau Gamesome Wicklow Brave
-45.92 -55.92 -65.92
Luke Elder Undrafted GAMESOME Wicklow Brave
95 75 65
Michael Andrews Gordon Lord Byron ROBERT LE DIABLE Wicklow Brave
-129.67 -149.67 -159.67
Anthony Sherratt Brazen Beau Gamesome Wicklow Brave
-8.75 -18.75 -28.75
Sean Ellis Brazen Beau Huntsmans Close (E/W) Rawaki
351.58 351.58 351.58
Will Kedjayni Wandjina Gamesome Marzocco
-55 -65 -75

Royal Ascot 2015 Competition – Day 5

The final day of Royal Ascot is upon and whilst Ryan Moore has broken the post-war record of eight winners and is riding out of his skin at the moment, Sean Ellis is on fire with his selections and it’s safe to say only a catastrophically bad final day and someone else having an unbelievable day can stop him from winning. It wasn’t a particularly strong day for many but Luke saved his day somewhat with Arab Dawn and Adam had Illuminate start his day off well. One selection that almost reaped the rewards was Salt Island each way for Ant in the Commonwealth Cup who went down by a short margin for the minor honours.

Participant Albany King Edward VII Commonwealth Cup
Adam Webb Illuminate Stravagante Tiggy Wiggy
39.33 29.33 19.33
Calum Madell Spanish Romance Stravagante Limato
64.08 54.08 44.08
Luke Elder Tutu Nguru Stravagante Limato
-45 -55 -65
Michael Andrews SPANISH ROMANCE Mr Singh Hootenanny
-89.67 -99.67 -109.67
Anthony Sherratt TUTU NGURU Stravagante Salt Island (E/W)
53.75 43.75 33.75
Sean Ellis Laxfield Road Balios Hootenanny
329.08 369.08 359.08
Will Kedjayni Back Of  The Ranch Stravagante Tiggy Wiggy
25 15 5
Participant Coronation Duke Of Edinburgh Queen’s Vase
Adam Webb Sperry (E/W) ASTRONERUS Great Glen
9.33 -10.67 -20.67
Calum Madell LUCIDA Igider Yarrow
24.08 14.08 4.08
Luke Elder Sperry (E/W) Arab Dawn BANTRY BAY
-75 -5 -25
Michael Andrews Ervedya Igider Yarrow
-69.67 -79.67 -89.67
Anthony Sherratt Lucida Igider Yarrow
23.75 13.75 3.75
Sean Ellis LUCIDA Igider Aloft
339.08 329.08 364.08
Will Kedjayni Found IGIDER Bantry Bay
-5 -25 -35

Onto the final day’s selections, good luck for the final time and there will be a blog posted after racing with the final scores of what has been an excellent week of racing from Royal Ascot.

Participant Chesham Wolferton Hardwicke
Adam Webb Red Artist (E/W) First Flight (E/W) Postponed
Calum Madell FORCE Collaboration Postponed
Luke Elder Force First Flight Eagle Top
Michael Andrews Dessertoflife Niceofyoutotellme Eagle Top
Anthony Sherratt Tonkinese Mahsoob EAGLE TOP
Sean Ellis Love The Kitten Mahsoob EAGLE TOP
Will Kedjayni Tonkinese First Flight EAGLE TOP
Participant Diamond Jubilee Wokingham Queen Alexandra
Adam Webb MUSTAJEEB Gamesome Teak (E/W)
Calum Madell Brazen Beau Gamesome Wicklow Brave
Luke Elder Undrafted GAMESOME Wicklow Brave
Michael Andrews Gordon Lord Byron ROBERT LE DIABLE Wicklow Brave
Anthony Sherratt Brazen Beau Gamesome Wicklow Brave
Sean Ellis Brazen Beau Huntsman’s Close (E/W) Rawaki
Will Kedjayni Wandjina Gamesome Marzocco

Royal Ascot 2015 Competition – Day 4

Everyone is going to need a miracle to catch Sean up after yet another excellent day sees him extend his lead thanks to Time Test and War Envoy. Calum has emerged after a quiet opening two days to snatch second with a treble but there’s little in it between him and Ant. Will keeps a steady profit after Trip To Paris’s fine win in the Ascot Gold Cup whilst Luke has finally got off the mark with both Curvy and Space Age, relegating Michael to last place.

Participant Norfolk Tercentenary Ribblesdale
Adam Webb King Of Rooks Disegno Pamona (E/W)
-32.17 -42.17 -27.17
Calum Madell Log Out Island Time Test Curvy
-79.67 -50.92 4.08
Luke Elder Log Out Island Cape Clear Island (E/W) Curvy
-150.00 -160.00 -105.00
Michael Andrews Log Out Island BOCCA BACIATA Gretchen (E/W)
-44.67 -64.67 -74.67
Anthony Sherratt KING OF ROOKS Time Test Pandora
85.00 113.75 103.75
Sean Ellis KING OF ROOKS Time Test Pleascach
267.83 296.58 286.58
Will Kedjayni Log Out Island Bocca Baciata (E/W) Pleascach
-20.00 -30.00 -20.00
Participant Gold Cup Britannia King George V
Adam Webb Simenon Carry On Deryck (E/W) DISSOLUTION
-37.17 9.33 -10.67
Calum Madell Vent De Force SAHAAFY Space Age
-5.92 -25.92 74.08
Luke Elder VENT DE FORCE Mutarakez Space Age
-125.00 -135.00 -35.00
Michael Andrews Forgotten Rules Sahaafy (E/W) Marma’s Boy (E/W)
-84.67 -94.67 -69.67
Anthony Sherratt Forgotten Rules Rotherwick Rocky Rider
93.75 83.75 73.75
Sean Ellis Simenon (E/W) War Envoy (E/W) Taper Tantrum
276.58 349.08 339.08
Will Kedjayni Trip To Paris (E/W) King To Be (E/W) DISSOLUTION
65.00 55.00 35.00

Here are day four’s selections. Good luck again!

Participant Albany King Edward VII Commonwealth Cup
Adam Webb Illuminate Stravagante Tiggy Wiggy
Calum Madell Spanish Romance Stravagante Limato
Luke Elder Tutu Nguru Stravagante Limato
Michael Andrews SPANISH ROMANCE Mr Singh Hootenanny
Anthony Sherratt TUTU NGURU Stravagante Salt Island (E/W)
Sean Ellis Laxfield Road Balios Hootenanny
Will Kedjayni Back Of  The Ranch Stravagante Tiggy Wiggy
Participant Coronation Duke Of Edinburgh Queen’s Vase
Adam Webb Sperry (E/W) ASTRONEREUS Great Glen
Calum Madell LUCIDA Igider Yarrow
Luke Elder Sperry (E/W) Arab Dawn BANTRY BAY
Michael Andrews Ervedya Igider Yarrow
Anthony Sherratt Lucida Igider Yarrow
Sean Ellis LUCIDA Igider Aloft
Will Kedjayni Found IGIDER Bantry Bay

Royal Ascot 2015 Competition – Day 3

Day two of the competition saw a dominant display from Sean who increased his lead over the opposition with Dutch Connection, Acapulco and GM Hopkins all duly obliging. Ant deserves a tip of the hat with his excellent NAP of GM Hopkins in the Royal Hunt Cup which sees him in second. At the other end of the table,  Luke has had a dismal start with no winners whatsoever which means he’s sat with -£140 and needing more than a minor miracle to peg back the deficit.

Participant Jersey Queen Mary Duke Of Cambridge
Adam Webb Fadhayyil (E/W) Easton Angel Bragging (E/W)
37.83 27.83 17.83
Calum Madell Hathal (E/W) Easton Angel Rizeena
-54.67 -64.67 -74.67
Luke Elder HATHAL Kurland (E/W) Integral
-90.00 -100.00 -110.00
Michael Andrews Luck Of  The Kitten (E/W) Acapulco Integral
-54.67 -19.67 -29.67
Anthony Sherratt Sir Issac Newton Easton Angel Integral
-80.00 -90.00 -100.00
Sean Ellis Dutch Connection (E/W) Acapulco Rizeena
202.83 237.83 227.83
Will Kedjayni BOSSY GUEST (E/W) Cry Me A River (E/W) Integral
15.00 5.00 -5.00
Participant Prince Of Wales Royal Hunt Cup Sandringham
Adam Webb Gailo Chop (E/W) MUNAASER Bronze Maquette (E/W)
7.83 -12.17 -22.17
Calum Madell Free Eagle You’re Fired (E/W) ALWAYS SMILE
-39.67 -49.67 -69.67
Luke Elder Ectot You’re Fired (E/W) Mother’s Finest (E/W)
-120.00 -130.00 -140.00
Michael Andrews ECTOT Chil The Kite (E/W) Always Smile
-49.67 -24.67 -34.67
Anthony Sherratt Free Eagle GM HOPKINS Touchline
-65.00 115.00 105.00
Sean Ellis THE GREY GATSBY GM Hopkins Risen Sun (E/W)
207.83 297.83 287.83
Will Kedjayni Spielberg (E/W) Ayaar (E/W) Jellicle Ball (E/W)
-15.00 -25.00 -10.00

Day three selections are below. Good luck all!

Participant Norfolk Tercentenary Ribblesdale
Adam Webb King Of Rooks Disegno Pamona (E/W)
Calum Madell Log Out Island Time Test Curvy
Luke Elder Log Out Island Cape Clear Island (E/W) Curvy
Michael Andrews Log Out Island BOCCA BACIATA Gretchen (E/W)
Anthony Sherratt KING OF ROOKS Time Test Pandora
Sean Ellis KING OF ROOKS Time Test Pleascach
Will Kedjayni Log Out Island Bocca Baciata (E/W) Pleascach
Participant Gold Cup Britannia King George V
Adam Webb Simenon Carry On Deryck (E/W) DISSOLUTION
Calum Madell Vent De Force SAHAAFY Space Age
Luke Elder VENT DE FORCE Mutarakez Space Age
Michael Andrews Forgotten Rules Sahaafy (E/W) Marma’s Boy (E/W)
Anthony Sherratt Forgotten Rules Rotherwick Rocky Rider
Sean Ellis Simenon (E/W) War Envoy (E/W) Taper Tantrum
Will Kedjayni Trip To Paris (E/W) King To Be (E/W) DISSOLUTION

Royal Ascot 2015 Competition – Day 1

We’re back with our usual competition after last year which was won by Michael with a hard fought success. Just like this year’s Cheltenham competition, Adam has organised it all with selections to be posted every day this week. Unfortunately as Luke is in a location with poor internet signal, the likelihood of videos is pretty slim.

We would like to welcome back Ant and Sean to the comp, as well as welcoming Will Kedjanyi who makes his debut. The rules for the competition this year are simple. One selection per race (£10 Win/£5 E/W) which includes a NAP (Double the money). NAPs in CAPs. Good luck to everyone!

Participant Queen Anne Coventry Stakes King’s Stand
Adam Webb Solow Round Two Sole Power
Calum Madell Able Friend ROUND TWO Sole Power
Luke Elder Able Friend BLACK BEACH (E/W) Sole Power
Michael Andrews Able Friend Age Of Empire (E/W) SOLE POWER
Anthony Sherratt Night Of Thunder AIR FORCE BLUE Sole Power
Sean Ellis Night Of Thunder Buratino MUTHMIR
Will Kedjayni Night Of Thunder Air Force Blue SOLE POWER

 

Participant St James’s Palace Ascot Stakes Windsor Castle
Adam Webb Gleneagles BROXBOURNE Areen (E/W)
Calum Madell Gleneagles Broxbourne Soapy Aitken
Luke Elder Make Believe Ray Ward Soapy Aitken
Michael Andrews Gleneagles Fun Mac Steady Pace
Anthony Sherratt Make Believe Shwaiman Steady Pace
Sean Ellis Gleneagles Clondaw Warrior Ruby Notion
Will Kedjayni Make Believe Broxbourne Washington DC