Ascot

  • 15:45 BetVictor.com Handicap Chase2m 5f 110y

  • Winner £43,792 2nd £12,936 3rd £6,468 4th £3,234
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 20.60s
  • Off time: 15:45:44
15:45 Ascot Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Tatenen (FR) 8/1
2nd I'msingingtheblues (IRE) 10/1
3rd Hector's Choice (FR) 9/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 533144 Black and White diamonds, Emerald Green sleeves and cap I'msingingtheblues (IRE) 42
Course Winner
10 11-12 t D Pipe C O'Farrell (3) 152 10/111.00
2 F1532-F White, black cap Surfing (FR) 44
6 11-10 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 150 25/126.00
3 373321 ORANGE, BLACK epaulets Zaynar (FR) 36
Course Winner
7 11-10 Nick Williams J Reveley 150 9/43.25
4 11/2P1-5 YELLOW, RED star, YELLOW sleeves, WHITE armlets, YELLOW cap, RED star Noland 24
11 11-10 t P F Nicholls R Walsh 150 8/19.00
5 F/U563U- White, Emerald Green chevron, Royal Blue sleeves and cap Mahogany Blaze (FR) 364
10 11-9 b N A Twiston-Davies Sam Twiston-Davies 149 33/134.00
6 P/4-2634 Emerald Green and Royal Blue diabolo, White cap Sa Suffit (FR) 25
Beaten Favourite
9 11-7 J Ewart B Hughes 147 16/117.00
7 31P-132 WHITE, RED braces, EMERALD GREEN and WHITE check sleeves, WHITE cap, RED star Hector's Choice (FR) 20
8 11-5 R Lee J E Moore 145 9/110.00
8 63170-7 BLACK and WHITE (halved), RED sleeves and cap Tatenen (FR) 42
Course and Distance Winner
8 11-3 R Rowe A Thornton 143 8/19.00
9 51-F5U3 Red, White star and armlets Gilbarry (IRE) 35
7 11-0 p1 Jonjo O'Neill D Elsworth 140 40/141.00
11 23-5F94 Light Blue, White chevrons, White sleeves, Light Blue armlets, Light Blue and White striped cap Tullamore Dew (IRE) 42
Distance Winner
10 10-11 N J Gifford L P Aspell 137 14/115.00
12 R11124 Yellow, Mauve spots on sleeves Renard (FR) 20
7 10-10 Miss V Williams S Thomas 136 10/111.00
13 P-2023P Emerald Green, Black star, Emerald Green sleeves, Black stars, Emerald Green cap, Black star The Hollinwell 26
9 10-9 be Ferdy Murphy Lucy Alexander (5) 135 50/151.00
14 1P-P7F1 Emerald green, dark blue stars, emerald green sleeves, emerald green cap, dark blue star Only Vintage (USA) 19
Distance Winner
12 10-1 P Henderson Felix de Giles 127 25/126.00
15 524112 Orange, light blue hollow box, chevrons on sleeves All For Free (IRE) 14
Course Winner
6 10-0 M Keighley A P Cawley 125 13/27.50
Non runners
1022137-FPearlysteps911-0H D Daly2nd Preference140

Verdict

The raising of the weights hasn't done ZAYNAR any favours but Nick Williams' grey, a very smart hurdler when on song, was most impressive when making all to beat subsequent scorer Kumbeshwar over a slightly shorter trip here last month. He gets a tentative vote on his handicap debut, though the worry is he may sulk if not getting his own way out in front. I'msingingtheblues rarely runs a bad race but the jury is out on Surfing after a heavy fall in the Peterborough Chase at Huntingdon and Noland may not be the force of old. Sa Suffit is struggling to recapture his best form but Gilbarry and Tullamore Dew are starting to look well handicapped and Hector's Choice and All For Free are others likely to make their presence felt.