Ascot

  • 16:40 A.P. Security Veterans' Handicap Chase3m

  • Winner £11,574 2nd £3,419 3rd £1,709 4th £855
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 2.35s
  • Off time: 16:40:14
16:40 Ascot Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Pigeon Island 10/1
2nd Fruity O'Rooney 4/1
3rd Kilcrea Asla (IRE) 25/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 0-35U25 Emerald Green and White check, halved sleeves, Emerald Green cap Hold On Julio (IRE) 50
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
10 11-12 A King Wayne Hutchinson 145 13/27.50
2 616-142 Royal blue and white (quartered), light blue and white hooped sleeves, royal blue cap Garleton (IRE) 36
Distance Winner
12 11-9 t M A Barnes M J McAlister 142 9/110.00
3 5-07325 Dark Green, Royal Blue diamond Fruity O'Rooney 26
Distance Winner
10 11-4 v1 G L Moore J E Moore 137 4/15.00
4 251517 Yellow, black cross belts, black sleeves, yellow stars, black cap, yellow star Monkerty Tunkerty 26
Distance Winner
10 11-0 J Westwood W T Kennedy 133 6/17.00
5 F2PP-44 Black, White hoop and sleeves, hooped cap Pearlysteps 38
10 11-0 H D Daly Jake Greenall (3) 133 14/115.00
6 113P/44 Grey, White epaulets Mr Gardner (IRE) 36
Distance Winner
10 10-12 P Gundry N D Fehily 131 10/111.00
7 P-B2344 Light Blue, White chevrons, White sleeves, Light Blue armlets, Light Blue and White striped cap Tullamore Dew (IRE) 26
11 10-12 t N J Gifford Tom Cannon (3) 131 6/17.00
8 770165 White, red hoop, white sleeves, red stars, royal blue cap Pentiffic (NZ) 66
Distance Winner
10 10-9 b1 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 128 11/112.00
9 617-164 Dark Blue, Yellow sash, hooped sleeves Knighton Combe 30
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
13 10-8 v Jamie Snowden T J O'Brien 127 16/117.00
10 123556 EMERALD GREEN, WHITE stars, EMERALD GREEN cap, WHITE star Pigeon Island 8
10 10-8 bt N A Twiston-Davies Sam Twiston-Davies 127 10/111.00
11 54294P Yellow, Red Chevrons, Red Cap Rockiteer (IRE) 163
Distance Winner
10 10-6 p H D Daly R Johnson 125 33/134.00
12 204-571 Dark Green, Dark Green and Red check sleeves, White cap Kilcrea Asla (IRE) 29
Distance Winner
12 10-6 G McPherson Killian Moore (5) 125 25/126.00
13 1U-7P4P Maroon and Light Blue (quartered), Maroon sleeves, Light Blue armlets, White cap Bahrain Storm (IRE) 24
10 10-6 b Noel Quinlan Jack Quinlan (3) 125 40/141.00

Verdict

GARLETON was only beaten a head at Kelso last month and this looks easier. The 12-year-old proved he was still capable of winning at this level when scoring at Wetherby last year and gets the nod having made a long trek. Hold On Julio has claims on his second at Kempton in January and Tullamore Dew finished just ahead of Fruity O'Rooney with Monkerty Tunkerty further behind when fourth in a Cheltenham handicap last month. He's another to consider along with last year's winner Knighton Combe, who can race off the same mark today but is facing much stiffer competition.