• 15:40 Ascot Underwriting Noel Murless Stakes 1m 6f

  • Winner £20,983 2nd £7,955 3rd £3,981 4th £1,983
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 9.68s
  • Off time: 15:40:28
15:40 Ascot Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Nichols Canyon 5/1
2nd Greatwood 7/2


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
2 (6) 414202 Red and Yellow (halved), Yellow sleeves, Red cap Goodwood Mirage (IRE) 14
Beaten Favourite
3 9-0 W J Knight R L Moore 96 10/111.00
4 (5) 31-2772 Light blue, dark blue armlets, dark blue cap Greatwood 20
3 9-0 L M Cumani K Fallon 104 7/24.50
5 (4) 31-3267 Dark Blue, White sash and sleeves, quartered cap Nichols Canyon 44
3 9-0 J H M Gosden W Buick 97 5/16.00
6 (2) 231 Mauve, White spots, White cap, Mauve spots Refectory (IRE) 28
3 9-0 A M Balding Jim Crowley 85 20/121.00
7 (7) 332312 Royal Blue, Red epaulets, striped cap Shwaiman (IRE) 21
Beaten Favourite
3 9-0 J R Fanshawe James Doyle 97 11/26.50
8 (8) 578111 Beige, dark blue cross of lorraine and sleeves, dark blue cap, beige star Dark Crusader (IRE) 41
Distance Winner
3 8-9 A J Martin F M Berry 97 5/42.25
Non runners
1 (1)4-41112Dabadiyan (IRE)39-0M HalfordD P McDonogh107
3 (3)7-6119Great Hall39-0B J MeehanJ Fortune99


A couple of strong challengers from Ireland could play leading roles in this. Dark Crusader has already made one successful raid when picking up the Melrose at York in August though her compatriot Dabadiyan makes more appeal. His winning run came to end on the Polytrack at Dundalk last time but this longer trip will suit and he's likely to give GREATWOOD plenty to think about. The latter found life tough in Group 2 company before posting a much better effort at Doncaster last time and Luca Cumani's charge will relish this greater test of stamina. Great Hall came up well short in the St Leger last time but this is more his level and he's another to consider with the remainder having a bit more to find in this company.