• 14:30 Lough Derg Long Walk Hurdle 3m 1f

  • Winner £42,202 2nd £15,900 3rd £7,958 4th £3,975
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 6.60s
  • Off time: 14:30:15
14:30 Ascot Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Big Buck's (FR) 3/10
2nd Five Dream (FR) 66/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 1/1111-1 BLACK and WHITE (halved), RED sleeves and cap Big Buck's (FR) 21
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-7 P F Nicholls R Walsh 174 3/101.30
2 B214-54 Royal blue and yellow check, diabolo on sleeves, yellow cap Cross Kennon (IRE) 23
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-7 Jennie Candlish A O'keeffe 154 40/141.00
3 5/3216-1 Maroon and Yellow diamonds, halved sleeves, Yellow cap Dynaste (FR) 28
Nag me
5 11-7 D Pipe C O'Farrell 158 9/25.50
4 636-922 Red and Yellow (quartered), hooped sleeves, Emerald Green cap Five Dream (FR) 21
Nag me
7 11-7 P F Nicholls R Mahon 145 66/167.00
5 1U4P/23 Yellow, Black Cross of Lorraine, Black sleeves, Yellow armlets, Yellow cap, Black star Pettifour (IRE) 21
Nag meDistance Winner
9 11-7 N A Twiston-Davies Sam Twiston-Davies 145 50/151.00
6 339-132 Royal Blue and Light Blue (quartered), Light Blue sleeves, Royal Blue armlets Restless Harry 14
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
7 11-7 R Dickin H Oliver 155 16/117.00
7 11123-4 Black, Pink hoops, Black sleeves Sparky May 21
Nag meCourse Winner
6 11-0 K Burke Timmy Murphy 145 16/117.00


Champion stayer BIG BUCK'S should wrap up his 14th consecutive victory over hurdles with the minimum of fuss as he comfortably saw off stablemate Five Dream, Pettifour and the mare Sparky May on his reappearance in the Long Distance Hurdle at Newbury last month. He holds Cross Kennon and Restless Harry on last season's win in the World Hurdle at Cheltenham and both of those have been chasing this term. Dynaste is the possible fly in the ointment as he is lightly-raced and was most impressive in beating some seasoned stayers in a Grade 3 handicap at Haydock on his return to action. Diamond Harry and Grands Crus have won that contest in recent years so the five-year-old has a lot to live up to but further progress is likely and it will be interesting to see how he fares in this grade.