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Fri, 1st Jun 2012
Watch Royal Ascot Live On ATR Handicap, 5f 213y
5 Runners (3YO only) (Class 5) Total Prize Fund - £3500

No/Draw/Horse (days since last run)
Age colour sex, Sire - Dam (Damsire)
Wearing Details

Offical Rating

Forecast Price*

12 Love Tale (GB) (15F)
3 ch f Lucky Story (USA) - Bold Love (Bold Edge)
7516-11 Mr Mark Rimell


D Sweeney
M G Rimell

She has won three times from 6f to 7f on ground varying from good to firm to soft. Won on her latest outing when 11-4fav at Salisbury over 6f (good) last month, beating Ashpan Sam by 2l. Has also won at Brighton this season.

24 Ashpan Sam (GB) (15F)
3 b c Firebreak - Sweet Patoopie (Indian Ridge)
512-022 Advantage Chemicals Holdings Ltd


Catherine Gannon
J L Spearing

A winner at 5f on good to firm ground. Beaten 2l by Love Tale when second of 8 at 7-2 on his latest outing at Salisbury over 6f (good) last month.

35 Show Flower (GB) (20F)
3 b f Shamardal (USA) - Baldemosa (FR) (Lead On Time)
3273-31 Mr Jaber Abdullah


P Cosgrave
M R Channon

Won on her latest outing when 15-8fav at Ascot over 5f (soft) last month, beating Sir Maximilian by 1 1/4l.

41 Poseidon Grey (IRE) (233F)
3 gr g Kheleyf (USA) - Elitista (FR) (Linamix (FR))
203- The Grey Goosers


J P Fahy
C G Cox

Placed once in three starts. Third of 5 behind Dissent beaten 7l at 4-1 on his latest outing at Kempton over 6f in October last year. Having his first run for a new stable today, previously with W R Swinburn.

53 Right Regal (IRE) (37F)
3 b g King's Best (USA) - Royal Esteem (Mark Of Esteem (IRE))
3488-0 Right Tack Partnership


N Mackay
M Botti

Placed once in five starts. Beaten 16l behind Famous Poet at 8-1 when 11th of 13 on his latest outing at Kempton over 7f in April. He is wearing blinkers for the first time.

Race Verdict

Show Flower comfortably won her maiden over the minimum trip at Ascot almost three weeks ago and makes plenty of appeal now sent handicapping, but the hat-trick seeking LOVE TALE edges the vote. As proven with victories over this C&D and, most recently, at Salisbury, she has improved a fair bit from two to three years and a further 6lb rise in the ratings may not be enough to stop her. Ashpan Sam is also respected having struck the crossbar on his last two starts.

Selection: Love Tale        Danger: Show Flower        Alternative: Ashpan Sam
* These are prices forecast by PA Sport Ltd. and are to be used only as a guide to the betting market.
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