• 13:15 David Johnson Memorial Shawbrook Graduation Chase2m 5f 110y

  • Winner £15,640 2nd £4,620 3rd £2,310 4th £1,155
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 32.37s
  • Off time: 13:17:47
13:15 Ascot Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Easter Day (FR) Evs


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 4414-U3 Black, Pink epaulets, sleeves and cap Join The Navy 24
Beaten Favourite
8 11-7 b Mrs K A Buckett M D Grant 94 100/1101.00
2 0-01221 Maroon and White (quartered), checked sleeves and cap Baby Mix (FR) 26
5 11-3 W Greatrex N D Fehily 142 7/24.50
3 1217-41 BLACK and RED (quartered), BLACK sleeves, RED seams, RED cap Easter Day (FR) 23
Course and Distance Winner
5 11-0 P F Nicholls D A Jacob 144 Evs2.00
4 1/31114- PURPLE and YELLOW stripes, BLACK sleeves and cap O'Faolains Boy (IRE) 281
6 10-10 Miss R Curtis A P McCoy 2/13.00


Join The Navy is probably only making up the numbers here unless something drastic happens to the others. O'faolains Boy could easily turn out the best of these if taking to the larger obstacles as his only defeat over hurdles last season came when fourth in the Albert Bartlett at Cheltenham. But he looks an out-and-out stayer and hasn't raced for a while so we'll stick with the experience of EASTER DAY, who easily won a novices' handicap at Newbury last month and is worth trying at this higher level. Baby Mix took the step up in distance at Kempton in his stride and is suited by small fields so can't be ignored.