• 15:20 United House Gold Cup Handicap Chase 3m

  • Winner £56,270 2nd £21,200 3rd £10,610 4th £5,300
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 6.54s
  • Off time: 15:20:16
15:20 Ascot Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Houblon Des Obeaux (FR) 12/1
2nd Merry King (IRE) 8/1
3rd Triolo D'Alene (FR) 7/1
4th Roberto Goldback (IRE) 14/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 U312U5- Light Blue, Royal Blue star, White and Royal Blue check sleeves and cap Big Fella Thanks 199
Distance Winner
11 11-12 t T R George A P Cawley 153 33/134.00
2 1U355U- Emerald Green, Dark Green sleeves, Dark Green and Emerald Green quartered cap Roberto Goldback (IRE) 210
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
11 11-10 N J Henderson Nico de Boinville (5) 151 14/115.00
3 01211P- Purple, white chevron, emerald green sleeves, white cap, purple star Opening Batsman (IRE) 210
Distance Winner
7 11-7 H Fry N D Fehily 148 8/19.00
4 413612- Red, Emerald Green star, hooped sleeves, Red cap, Emerald Green star Same Difference (IRE) 189
Distance Winner
7 11-7 v N A Twiston-Davies Ryan Hatch (7) 148 9/110.00
5 9/0830-1 Dark Blue, White sleeves, Dark Blue diamonds, White cap, Dark Blue diamonds Bouggler 35
8 11-6 p Miss E C Lavelle G Sheehan (3) 147 14/115.00
6 0/5119P- RED, BLACK star, striped sleeves, YELLOW cap, BLACK star Bless The Wings (IRE) 233
8 11-6 A King Wayne Hutchinson 147 20/121.00
7 2P381-1 Yellow, Light Blue hooped sleeves Triolo D'Alene (FR) 188
Course WinnerDistance Winner
6 11-6 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 147 7/18.00
8 423274- Red, dark blue disc, halved sleeves Houblon Des Obeaux (FR) 199
Distance Winner
6 11-3 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 144 12/113.00
9 F12501 White, Mauve stars Twirling Magnet (IRE) 15
Distance Winner
7 11-2 pt Jonjo O'Neill Maurice Linehan (5) 143 20/121.00
10 31PPP/4- ROYAL BLUE, WHITE star, ROYAL BLUE sleeves, WHITE stars and stars on cap Quinz (FR) 252
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 11-1 P J Hobbs R Johnson 142 14/115.00
11 F2/1103- Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Wyck Hill (IRE) 189
Course and Distance Winner
9 11-0 D G Bridgwater D F O'Regan 141 8/19.00
12 421/114- BLACK and WHITE check, YELLOW sleeves, BLACK and WHITE quartered cap Buddy Bolero (IRE) 234
Distance Winner
7 11-0 D Pipe T Scudamore 141 13/27.50
13 128-351 Emerald Green, Yellow hoop, White sleeves, Black cap Al Co (FR) 21
Distance Winner
8 10-13 P Bowen T J O'Brien 140 20/121.00
14 5/41220- Light Green and Dark Green diamonds Merry King (IRE) 235
Distance Winner
6 10-10 Jonjo O'Neill R P McLernon 137 8/19.00
15 F321P8- Red, White epaulets, hooped sleeves and cap On Trend (IRE) 189
Distance Winner
7 10-9 N J Gifford Tom Cannon 136 33/134.00
16 4432U6- BLACK and WHITE (halved), RED sleeves and cap There's No Panic (IRE) 189
8 10-6 P F Nicholls Mr H Derham (5) 133 14/115.00


Last year's winner Roberto Goldback has to carry a stone more this time around, though is actually only a pound higher in the ratings. But he was a long way behind Wyck Hill in a later run over track and also had a rear view of On Trend and Opening Batsman in respective runs at Sandown and Kempton. Triolo D'Alene will be popular as he was a winner in this grade last season while Bouggler won a Listed handicap at Market Rasen, though is 10lb higher now. Twirling Magnet and Al Co are others with recent winning form and Quinz could be well handicapped. Buddy Bolero and Merry King are open to further improvement this winter but so is SAME DIFFERENCE. Quite highly tried in his first season over fences, his form ties in closely with a number of these but he was still improving in the spring and could go very close here if reproducing his second to Quentin Collonges in the bet365 Gold Cup at Sandown in April.