• 13:30 Shawbrook Bank Graduation Chase2m 5f 110y

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


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 52.95s
  • Off time: 13:30:20
13:30 Ascot Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Cedre Bleu (FR) 5/4


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 1264-16 ROYAL BLUE, WHITE chevron, hooped sleeves, WHITE cap Solix (FR) 34
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 11-7 Ian Williams P J Brennan 150 5/42.25
2 202-P51 Dark Green, Red cross belts and armlets, quartered cap Brass Tax (IRE) 41
6 11-4 B I Case A P McCoy 129 8/19.00
3 12/150-4 DARK GREEN, WHITE chevron, LIGHT GREEN sleeves, DARK GREEN and WHITE check cap Cedre Bleu (FR) 23
Beaten Favourite
5 11-0 pt P F Nicholls R Walsh 135 5/42.25
4 334/13-F Red, White epaulets, hooped sleeves and cap On Trend (IRE) 21
Distance Winner
6 11-0 N J Gifford Tom Cannon 128 12/113.00


Solix probably has the best form in this, winning here and at Haydock last season for Nicky Henderson. He was successful on his first start for Ian Williams in France in October before being found out in Grade 2 company at Auteuil last month but has to give 7lb to CEDRE BLEU. The latter made a pleasing reappearance behind Sizing Santiago in a handicap at Newbury but may just have found the 2m7f a little too far. This should be just about perfect and he gets the nod. Brass Tax dead-heated in a novices' handicap at Market Rasen last time but shouldn't be good enough here while On Trend fell at Newbury earlier this month and lacks the experience of the principals.