• 12:35 Playboy Club London Novices' Hurdle2m 6f

  • Winner £10,010 2nd £2,957 3rd £1,478 4th £739
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 47.20s
  • Off time: 12:35:34
12:35 Ascot Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Easter Day (FR) 3/1
2nd Dursey Sound (IRE) 7/2
3rd Shernando 7/2


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 211 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Dursey Sound (IRE) 38
4 11-6 Jonjo O'Neill A P McCoy 135 7/24.50
2 121 Light green, royal blue chevron, chevrons on sleeves Bucking The Trend 23
Distance Winner
4 11-3 Tim Vaughan Aidan Coleman 6/17.00
3 3-21 ROYAL BLUE and ORANGE check, ROYAL BLUE sleeves, ROYAL BLUE cap, ORANGE star Easter Day (FR) 31
4 11-3 P F Nicholls D A Jacob 3/14.00
4 5783-13 Light Blue, Emerald Green star, Emerald Green cap, Light Blue star Western King (IRE) 19
5 11-3 pt C J Mann N D Fehily 125 12/113.00
5 6 Pink, dark blue triple diamond, diamonds on sleeves Chiberta King 21
6 10-12 A M Balding R Thornton 16/117.00
6 421125- Pink, Maroon star Danandy (IRE) 262
Beaten Favourite
5 10-12 P J Hobbs R Johnson 20/121.00
7 46- Yellow, Light Blue hooped sleeves Shernando 281
Beaten Favourite
5 10-12 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 7/24.50
8 P4-23 Yellow and dark green diabolo, dark green and yellow striped sleeves, quartered cap Ubak (FR) 21
4 10-12 G L Moore Joshua Moore 123 15/28.50


Useful novices lock horns and Danandy would be interesting if ready for this first race since March although there is a concern about current stable form. Chiberta King should have learnt plenty from his hurdling debut but it seems sensible to stick to those with fitness assured and recent winning form in the book. Dursey Sound gives weight away all round but does look a useful sort in the making, although this looks tougher than when scoring at Uttoxeter and Wetherby, whilst Bucking The Trend created a good impression with a smooth debut success over hurdles at Stratford and has trip and ground to suit. It's tempting to go along with the latter but EASTER DAY looked one to follow when clearing away with plenty to spare at Fontwell when accounting for Milarrow. He seems sure to appreciate the longer trip here, appears progressive and is narrowly preferred to the Tim Vaughan inmate.