Ascot

  • 12:55 Berkshire Media Group 'National Hunt' Maiden Hurdle2m 3f 110y

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 55.10s
  • Off time: 12:56:23
12:55 Ascot Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Many Clouds (IRE) 7/2
2nd Fergall (IRE) 40/1
3rd Minella Forfitness (IRE) 6/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 4PF114/ Dark Blue, Light Blue hoop, checked sleeves and cap Ballytober 637
Beaten Favourite
6 11-0 P J Hobbs R Johnson 16/117.00
2 154-2 White, black button on cap Barney Cool 18
5 11-0 D Pipe C O'Farrell 5/23.50
3 4-4 Orange, Black diamond and armlets Cruz On Ted 194
Beaten Favourite
5 11-0 G L Moore J E Moore 66/167.00
4 4/3652- Mauve, Dark Blue epaulets, hooped sleeves Fergall (IRE) 246
5 11-0 J W Mullins W P Kavanagh (3) 110 40/141.00
5 60-3 Dark Blue, White seams, White sleeves, Dark Blue seams and cap Flaming Charmer (IRE) 16
4 11-0 C L Tizzard J Tizzard 50/151.00
6 79 Brown, white and brown diabolo on sleeves Gorhams Gift 143
4 11-0 Jamie Poulton Matthew Batchelor 100/1101.00
7 743-7 DARK GREEN and ORANGE (quartered), ORANGE sleeves and cap Lord Grantham (IRE) 30
5 11-0 H D Daly Jake Greenall (5) 100/1101.00
8 190-2 EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap Many Clouds (IRE) 27
5 11-0 O Sherwood L P Aspell 7/24.50
9 31-3 Royal blue and yellow (quartered), royal blue sleeves, yellow spots, royal blue cap Mcllhatton (IRE) 41
4 11-0 P F Nicholls D A Jacob 25/126.00
10 1/17- White, black cap Minella Forfitness (IRE) 223
5 11-0 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 6/42.50
11 331-2 Black, royal blue hooped sleeves, red cap Shuh Shuh Gah (IRE) 192
Beaten Favourite
5 11-0 D G Bridgwater R Thornton 20/121.00
12 2-6 Black, Black and Pink check cap The Potting Shed (IRE) 17
5 11-0 Miss E C Lavelle D Elsworth 33/134.00

Verdict

A bumper winner on last year's debut, BARNEY COOL made a promising start to his hurdling career when just failing to catch Kaysersberg at Kempton earlier this month. He had a previous winner 10 lengths back in third and David Pipe's charge looks capable of opening his account in this. Many Clouds also took the eye on his reappearance over a shorter trip at this track when runner-up to the progressive Gevrey Chamberlin. He should be in the mix along with Minella Forfitness, a point-to-point and bumper winner at Kempton making his hurdling and seasonal debut. Mcllhatton has a pipe-opener in a bumper at Chepstow under his belt and is another to note on his hurdling bow along with Ballytober and Shuh Shuh Gah.