Ascot

  • 15:00 Sodexo Handicap Chase2m 5f 110y

  • Winner £31,280 2nd £9,240 3rd £4,620 4th £2,310
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 31.80s
  • Off time: 15:00:06
15:00 Ascot Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Bury Parade (IRE) 11/2
2nd Grandioso (IRE) 4/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 12U5-07 Light Blue, Royal Blue star, White and Royal Blue check sleeves and cap Big Fella Thanks 42
Distance Winner
12 11-12 t T R George Aodhagan Conlon (5) 149 7/18.00
2 1211-3P Black and Beige (halved), chevrons on sleeves, Beige cap Grandioso (IRE) 35
Distance Winner
7 11-10 t P F Nicholls Mr H Derham (5) 147 4/15.00
3 06-7811 Yellow, Mauve spots on sleeves Renard (FR) 21
9 11-7 Miss V Williams L Treadwell 144 4/15.00
4 1523-1R Light blue, dark blue armlets, dark blue cap Bury Parade (IRE) 30
Beaten Favourite
8 11-6 h P F Nicholls N D Fehily 143 11/26.50
6 1-039U1 Red and Purple (quartered), Yellow sleeves, Red cap Theatrical Star 19
Distance Winner
8 11-0 C L Tizzard J Tizzard 137 9/25.50
7 16-2473 Yellow, dark blue cross belts, yellow sleeves, pink armlets, dark blue and yellow quartered cap What A Warrior (IRE) 28
Distance Winner
7 10-9 N A Twiston-Davies Sam Twiston-Davies 132 7/18.00
8 0-45702 Maroon and White diabolo, White sleeves, quartered cap Gus Macrae (IRE) 28
Course Winner
10 10-4 pt Miss R Curtis P E Corbett (5) 127 17/29.50
Non runners
5676F0-1Tatenen (FR)1011-3R RoweA Thornton140

Verdict

Renard has now won three times at Chepstow but has been successful on right-handed tracks, though never off a mark this high. Paul Nicholls' pair, Grandioso and Bury Parade, have questions to answer at present while the handicapper is refusing to release his grip on veteran Big Fella Thanks but Tatenen is still on a decent mark despite returning to form at Newbury and he appears to have the beating of Gus Macrae, second over a shorter trip here four weeks ago, on the form book. WHAT A WARRIOR was held up and could never quite get on terms with Houblon Des Obeaux and Cedre Bleu over 3m here last time but he'll be ridden closer to the pace over this shorter trip and can open his seasonal account as he's 14lb better off than when only seventh to Tatenen earlier. Taunton winner Theatrical Star is 7lb higher but could figure if his jumping doesn't let him down.