Ascot

  • 15:05 Barclays Handicap Hurdle2m 6f

  • Winner £6,256 2nd £1,848 3rd £924 4th £462
  • Going: Heavy, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 43.90s
  • Off time: 15:05:31
15:05 Ascot Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Farmer Matt (IRE) 9/4
2nd Duaiseoir (IRE) 10/3
3rd Spanish Arch (IRE) 9/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 5/12109- White, Black chevron, Black sleeves, White diamonds, quartered cap Sunny Ledgend 250
7 11-12 Andrew Martin Mr J Martin (7) 128 14/115.00
2 38P2-73 Black, Brown stripe Pause And Clause (IRE) 201
8 11-10 b Miss E C Lavelle D C Costello 126 8/19.00
3 804-392 Red, White triple diamond and armlets, Yellow cap Grey Soldier (IRE) 34
7 11-7 Mrs S Leech Paul Moloney 123 16/117.00
4 6935/P3- Dark Blue, Beige stripe Rollwiththepunches 380
7 11-4 t K F Clutterbuck T E Whelan (5) 120 33/134.00
5 630-056 Yellow, Black epaulets, Black and Yellow check sleeves, Red cap Moorland Sunset 25
5 11-1 t1 Mrs Caroline Keevil Harry Skelton 117 20/121.00
6 U-39091 Red, White sleeves, Black stars, White cap Duaiseoir (IRE) 8 (ex7)
6 11-1 b Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 110 10/34.33
7 13-3441 Orange and royal blue diabolo, orange sleeves, royal blue cap Spanish Arch (IRE) 12 (ex7)
5 10-12 C E Longsdon N D Fehily 107 9/43.25
8 375-621 BLACK, EMERALD GREEN triple diamond Farmer Matt (IRE) 45
6 10-0 t F O'Brien P J Brennan 102 9/43.25

Verdict

Duaiseoir and SPANISH ARCH both carry penalties for recent victories at Taunton and Warwick respectively. The latter was probably the more impressive and gets the vote here as blinkers would have to work for a second time on the former, who is the more exposed. Grey Soldier looks to be on the way back but is still high enough in the weights while Pause And Clause is on a long losing run and, though well treated, hasn't raced since June. Sunny Ledgend and Rollwiththepunches have also been absent for a while but Farmer Matt won over 3m at Exeter last month, though is 12lb higher now.