• 13:50 1942 Was A Vintage Year Mares' Hurdle 3m

  • Winner £22,804 2nd £8,556 3rd £4,284 4th £2,136
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 47.80s
  • Off time: 13:50:15
13:50 Ascot Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Sparky May 7/1
2nd Carole's Legacy Evs
3rd Alasi 12/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 1221-12 Purple and Yellow diabolo, Yellow sleeves and cap Carole's Legacy 21
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
7 11-5 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 150 Evs2.00
2 9382-52 Dark Blue, Grey stripe and armlets Alasi 14
7 11-0 P R Webber W T Kennedy 136 12/113.00
3 133-121 Pink and Royal Blue check, White sleeves, Royal Blue cap, Pink star Alverstone 22
Distance Winner
8 11-0 t1 Mrs Hill A P McCoy 120 10/111.00
4 744-P41 Yellow, Emerald Green epaulets and armlets Fit To Drive 77
Distance Winner
9 11-0 t B G Powell T Scudamore 124 50/151.00
5 344P-12 Light blue, red cross belts, striped sleeves, red cap Gold Reef 14
8 11-0 A King R Thornton 125 14/115.00
6 1-111 Red, Brown sleeves and cap L'accordioniste (IRE) 43
6 11-0 N A Twiston-Davies P J Brennan 141 10/34.33
7 47-3361 Emerald Green, Red Cross of Lorraine, Light Green sleeves, Red cap Seren Cwmtudu (IRE) 12
7 11-0 Evan Williams Paul Moloney 117 50/151.00
8 843-111 Black, Pink hoops, Black sleeves Sparky May 58
6 11-0 P R Rodford K Burke 138 7/18.00


In 15 starts under Rules, Carole's Legacy has only finished out of the first two twice. Equally at home over hurdles or fences, she's enjoyed plenty of success in similar races in the past and is sure to be in the firing-line again back over timber after an excellent run over the larger obstacles at Cheltenham. She may lack the scope, however, of L'ACCORDIONISTE who pounced late to extend her unbeaten record over 2m1f at Cheltenham last month. Indications are she'll stay this longer trip and her turn of foot could be decisive in the closing stages. Giving weight away, Sparky May trounced Alverstone by 27 lengths over 2m5f at Newbury and will be a danger if reproducing that form. Gold Reef has been in good form but, along with chaser Fit To Drive and novice Seren Cwmtudu, may struggle on these terms and more interesting is Alasi, though it's a while since she won.