• 16:25 Ironspine Charity Challenge 'National Hunt' Novices' Hurdle2m

  • Winner £10,010 2nd £2,957 3rd £1,478 4th £739
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 19.50s
  • Off time: 16:26:09
16:25 Ascot Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Far West (FR) 8/13


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 131-21 White, black cap River Maigue (IRE) 52
Distance Winner
6 11-10 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 140 6/42.50
2 36-55 Red, Light Blue stars, Yellow cap, Light Blue stars Boss In Boots (IRE) 40
5 11-2 J W Mullins A Thornton 100/1101.00
3 8-1 Dark Green, Dark Green and White diabolo on sleeves Bullet Street (IRE) 97
Distance Winner
5 11-2 Evan Williams Paul Moloney 25/126.00
4 3-111 Dark Blue, White sleeves, Dark Blue diamonds, White cap, Dark Blue diamonds Far West (FR) 63
Distance Winner
4 11-1 P F Nicholls R Walsh 145 8/131.62


The four-year-old FAR WEST is three from three since arriving in this country and can complete the four-timer before heading off to Cheltenham for the Triumph Hurdle. One of his victories came in a Grade 2 and he gets 9lb from River Maigue, who ran well in similar company at Cheltenham on his hurdles bow before justifying short odds at Kempton on Boxing Day. Bullet Street only won a maiden hurdle at Limerick in November and has his first run here for Evan Williams while it will be a surprise if Boss In Boots manages to trouble the principles.