• 14:05 Felix Rosenstiel's Widow & Son Introductory Hurdle2m

  • Winner £6,882 2nd £2,033 3rd £1,016 4th £508
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 57.10s
  • Off time: 14:05:19
14:05 Ascot Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Close Touch 4/7
2nd Fair Trade 11/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 11 Purple, Gold braid, Scarlet sleeves, Black velvet cap, Gold fringe Close Touch 28
Distance Winner
4 11-5 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 4/71.57
2 1 Bronze Lordofthehouse (IRE) 20
Distance Winner
4 11-5 T R George P J Brennan 5/23.50
3 Grey, Pink epaulets, quartered cap Fair Trade 44
5 11-0 A King R Thornton 11/112.00
4 Orange, Royal Blue diamond, diamonds on sleeves, Orange cap, Royal Blue diamond Pahente 78
4 11-0 A W Carroll Mr J Hamer (7) 100/1101.00
5 0/ Emerald Green, Red hoops, Emerald Green sleeves, White armlets, Red cap Time Square (FR) 251
5 11-0 A W Carroll Lee Edwards 100/1101.00
6 3 Light Blue, Dark Blue diamond, Black cap, Light Blue spots Loyaute (FR) 17
5 10-7 C J Down J M Davies 14/115.00


The Henderson yard will be looking for a repeat of last year's win and have strong claims with Close Touch. The bumper winner made a fine start over hurdles last month when landing the odds at Fakenham but LORDOFTHEHOUSE is just preferred. A decent, if temperamental, handicapper on the level, he did nothing wrong when scoring on his hurdling bow at Wetherby for new connections and the third placed horse has already franked the form with a subsequent win. Fair Trade was Group-class on the Flat as a three-year-old but his form tailed off and he makes his hurdling debut for Alan King today. He makes more appeal then Pahente and Time Square, low grade handicappers on the Flat, while French import Loyaute was still beaten a long way when third on her hurdling bow at Exeter.