Ascot

  • 14:15 Knights Nursery6f

  • Winner £7,763 2nd £2,310 3rd £1,154 4th £577
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 15.50s
  • Off time: 14:15:36
14:15 Ascot Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Eton College (IRE) 5/4
2nd Return To Senders (IRE) 8/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (5) 310 Grey, White epaulets Kemble (IRE) 21
2 9-7 R Hannon S M Levey 88 9/43.25
2 (6) 731 Silver, tassel on cap Eton College (IRE) 24
Distance Winner
2 9-1 M Johnston A Kirby 82 5/42.25
3 (4) 312 Purple, Emerald Green sash, Red sleeves and cap Faldetta 17
Distance Winner
2 8-9 Eve Johnson Houghton Charles Bishop 76 8/19.00
4 (3) 9355 Cerise, Green check cap Return To Senders (IRE) 28
2 8-7 b1 J A Osborne Nicola Currie 74 8/19.00
5 (2) 0341 Beige, black stars, black cap Twice As Likely 17
Distance Winner
2 8-4 R Hughes M Dwyer 71 5/16.00
Non runners
6 (1)4434Bartat28-0M R ChannonThore Hammer Hansen65

Verdict

Early days in the nursery season and a degree of caution is advisable. Kemble sets the standard despite being outpaced at Royal Ascot but the concession of 17lb to TWICE AS LIKELY may prove too onerous a test. The latter showed marked improvement to land a Newbury novice auction stakes quite snugly and doesn't look harshly treated off an opening mark of 71. She may well improve further over a trip which looks to suit. Faldetta looks like turning into a consistent performer, although she probably does need to improve on her latest effort and Eton College, improving with every race and a resolute winner over this trip latest, rates a danger to all.