• 14:30 totepool Novices' Chase 2m 3f

  • Winner £16,881 2nd £6,360 3rd £3,183 4th £1,590
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 49.50s
  • Off time: 14:30:25
14:30 Ascot Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Zaynar (FR) 7/2
2nd Kumbeshwar 7/2


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 1/1-1 Grey, White epaulets Chablais (FR) 25
6 11-4 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 5/16.00
2 118-011 Yellow, Dark Blue sash Frascati Park (IRE) 19
Course and Distance Winner
7 11-4 N A Twiston-Davies Sam Twiston-Davies 142 7/24.50
3 404-621 Yellow, Dark Blue triple diamond and armlets Micheal Flips (IRE) 48
Course and Distance Winner
7 11-4 Andrew Turnell Nick Scholfield 142 11/26.50
4 0-37332 ORANGE, BLACK epaulets Zaynar (FR) 14
Course WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 11-0 Nick Williams J Reveley 142 7/24.50
5 22-2801 DARK BLUE, MAROON star, MAROON cap Kumbeshwar 16
4 10-8 A King Wayne Hutchinson 7/24.50
6 921-1 Red, black seams, black and beige chevrons on sleeves, black and red quartered cap Pacha Du Polder (FR) 41
4 10-8 P F Nicholls R Walsh 150 11/26.50


KUMBESHWAR has the size to succeed over fences was most impressive on his chasing debut at Hereford. He gets a handy weight-for-age allowance from all bar one of today's rivals and can score again. Fellow four-year-old Pacha Du Polder beat subsequent Doncaster winner Eradicate in a match at Sandown on his UK debut and is open to further improvement while the unexposed Kempton winner Chablais may prove the pick of the older horses, though Zaynar will surely win a similar contest before long and both Frascati Park and Micheal Flips have had recent wins franked.