Ascot

  • 15:55 Canaccord Genuity Handicap Hurdle2m

  • Winner £7,514 2nd £2,220 3rd £1,110 4th £556
  • Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 47.80s
  • Off time: 15:56:42
15:55 Ascot Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Aegean Dawn 4/11
2nd Mille Chief (FR) 6/1
3rd Tuanku (IRE) 20/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 F3630-3 Dark Blue, Light Blue star, stars on sleeves and star on cap Afsoun (FR) 21
Distance Winner
8 11-12 N B King Alex Merriam (3) 145 25/126.00
2 163P-44 Emerald green and purple stripes, white sleeves and cap Benfleet Boy 12
Distance Winner
6 11-5 B G Powell L P Aspell 138 66/167.00
3 1564- Red and Black stripes, Black sleeves Spring Jim 28
Distance Winner
9 11-4 J R Fanshawe Paul Moloney 137 20/121.00
4 B11-5 Royal Blue, White hoops, Maroon sleeves and cap Mille Chief (FR) 27
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
4 11-3 A King Wayne Hutchinson 136 6/17.00
5 PP/1357- Dark blue and red (halved), dark blue sleeves, white cap Secret Dancer (IRE) 245
5 11-0 A E Jones S Thomas 133 12/113.00
6 00-0512 Purple, yellow star, yellow sleeves, purple armlets, purple cap, yellow star Hibiki (IRE) 20
Distance Winner
6 10-11 p Mrs S J Humphrey Aidan Coleman 130 20/121.00
7 133P4-3 Dark Blue and Maroon (quartered), White sleeves Dr Livingstone (IRE) 15
Distance Winner
5 10-10 b1 C R Egerton A P McCoy 129 16/117.00
8 65852/0- White, large Royal Blue spots, Royal Blue and White hooped sleeves, Royal Blue cap Wingman (IRE) 559
Distance Winner
8 10-8 G L Moore Joseph Akehurst (10) 127 50/151.00
9 48147/1- White, Mauve stripe, striped cap Simply Blue 390
Distance Winner
6 10-6 S C Burrough A Glassonbury 125 50/151.00
10 401150- Emerald green, yellow hoops and sleeves, white cap Dani's Girl (IRE) 92
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 10-3 P Phelan Nathan Sweeney (7) 122 25/126.00
11 12272/ Dark Green, Yellow hoop and sleeves, Yellow cap, Dark Green star Tuanku (IRE) 27
Distance Winner
5 10-0 A King Charlie Huxley (3) 119 20/121.00
12 4481-4 Purple, red chevron, chevrons on sleeves, red cap Alhaque (USA) 165
Course and Distance Winner
4 10-0 G L Moore J E Moore 119 40/141.00
13 1/1-1 Purple and Yellow diabolo, Yellow sleeves and cap Aegean Dawn 7
Distance Winner
5 10-0 N J Henderson D Bass (5) 114 4/111.36

Verdict

AEGEAN DAWN is a horse on the up and he can laugh at his rivals once again. A winner of a conditional jockeys' race at Cheltenham on the bridle (first two miles clear), the giant Paul Murphy-owned gelding is scheduled to race off a mark of 135 in the future so this 16lb lower mark should pose no problems. Alhaque is a course and distance winner and his novice season suggested at better to come this year, whilst the highly-regard Mille Chief looks the pick of the Alan King runners but his trainer thinks that he might just need the run again. Money for Secret Dancer would arouse interest, whilst Hibiki is up 6lbs for his Ascot second for Sarah Humphrey. Elsewhere Spring Jim looks high enough in the weights for this return to hurdling, Afsoun has a first start for Neil King over hurdles and he has the talent to muller these if back to his best, whilst Benfleet Boy is back over timber after two average chase efforts.