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14:25 Ascot

Keltbray Swinley Chase (Listed Limited Handicap) (Class 1)

  • 8 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 7f 180y
  • Going: Soft (Heavy in places)
  • Surface: Turf
  • £75,000 added
  • Winner: £42,712
  • 2nd: £16,028
  • 3rd: £8,025
  • 4th: £3,998
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 6m 23.25s
  • Off Time: 14:25:35
  • 8 Ran
1
Silk - MAROON and LIGHT BLUE diabolo, LIGHT BLUE sleeves, quartered cap
8/1
  • Form PF-1140
  • Age 10
  • Weight 11-10
  • Official Rating 157

headway on inside chasing leaders 2nd, led after 4th, made rest, came clear before 2 out, stayed on strongly

2
Silk - Emerald Green, Dark Green sleeves, Dark Green and Emerald Green quartered cap

Valtor (FR)

28 CCD
6/1
  • Form 1P0-153
  • Age 11
  • Weight 11-3
  • Official Rating 150

mistake 1st, patiently ridden in rear, not fluent 9th, hit 11th, steady headway tracking leaders 15th, went 2nd 4 out until 2 out, kept on same pace, went 2nd again last, no chance with winner

3
Silk - Brown, white epaulets
  • Form 4-36111
  • Age 7
  • Weight 10-13
  • Official Rating 146

bit keen, never that fluent, chased leaders, hit 8th and 10th, hit 16th and weakened

4
Silk - Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap
15/2
  • Form 2082P1
  • Age 12
  • Weight 10-13
  • Official Rating 146

raced wide and prominent, went 2nd 2 out, stayed on same pace, no chance with winner when lost 2nd last

5
Silk - Black, White cross belts, diabolo on sleeves

Red Indian

28 BF
7/2
  • Form 14U00-5
  • Age 8
  • Weight 10-8
  • Official Rating 141

chased leaders on inside, blundered 16th, soon weakened, tailed off

6
Silk - Royal blue, white epaulets, white and royal blue halved sleeves, royal blue cap, white star
9/2
  • Form 12-07U1
  • Age 7
  • Weight 10-7
  • Official Rating 140

held up, blundered and unseated rider 16th

7
Silk - Black, emerald green star and armlets, emerald green cap, black star
  • Form PU1-9F3
  • Age 9
  • Weight 10-6
  • Official Rating 139

led until after 4th, mostly chased winner until 4 out, weakened next, tailed off and pulled up before 2 out

8
Silk - Royal blue, yellow sash, royal blue and red hooped sleeves, royal blue and yellow quartered cap
8/1
  • Form 62-1211
  • Age 11
  • Weight 10-6
  • Official Rating 139

chased leaders, hit 5th and lost place, well behind 11th, tailed off 15th, rallied went remote 4th and jumped right 2 out

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

The threat of Storm Dennis could have a significant impact on this handicap with four of the eight runners holding alternative engagements. Jepeck is one of those but Anthony Honeyball also runs Ascot specialist REGAL ENCORE, who came right back to his best over course and distance in December and is still potentially well treated despite a 4lb rise. Domaine De L'Isle is a fast-improving young chaser who will make a bold bid to complete the four-timer while Valtor was more like his old self when third at Taunton. Captain Drake justified favouritism at Exeter but this is a big step up in class.

Formwatch

Ballyoptic (IRE) 9-1 (11-12) Chased leaders on outside, lost place before 6th, closed 8th, mistake 10th, struggling 14th (foinavon), tailed off from 3 out, 11th of 18, dist behind Walk In The Mill (10-8) at Aintree 3m 2f hcp (1) sft in Dec.

Valtor (FR) 5-1 (11-0) Held up tracking leaders on inside, closer in 3rd at 15th, hit 17th, went 2nd next until the last, no extra in 3rd, 3rd of 6, 7l behind Yala Enki (11-0) at Taunton 3m 4f (2) hvy in Jan.

Domaine De L'Isle (FR) 5-1 (10-13) Held up, progress 9th, pushed along approaching 3 out, ridden after 2 out, stayed on under pressure to lead close home, won at Ascot 2m 5f hcp (2) hvy in Jan beating Bennys King (11-4) by nk, 8 ran.

Regal Encore (IRE) 16-1 (10-7) Raced wide, chased leaders, went 2nd 2 out, led narrowly last, driven out, won at Ascot 3m hcp lst (1) hvy in Dec beating Acting Lass (10-12) by 3/4l, 10 ran.

Red Indian 5-1jfav (10-11) Close up, ridden to chase winner 6 out, weakened approaching last, 5th of 10, 14 1/2l behind Vintage Clouds (10-11) at Haydock 3m 2f hcp (1) hvy in Jan.

Captain Drake (IRE) 7-2fav (11-9) Pressed leader, led narrowly 4 out, in command 2 out, clear last (limited comments due to reduced visibility), won at Exeter 3m hcp (3) sft in Jan beating The Kings Writ (12-0) by 5 1/2l, 10 ran.

Like The Sound (FR) 33-1 (11-8) Held up towards rear, headway 8th, led 4 out, headed before last, no impression on winner flat, lost 2nd towards finish, 3rd of 10, 5 1/4l behind Doing Fine (10-7) at Cheltenham 3m 2f hcp (2) sft in Jan.

Jepeck (IRE) 3-1fav (11-0) Chased leaders, went 2nd approaching 8th, led before 2 out, ridden clear when hampered by loose horse before last, hung right and strongly pressed run-in, stayed on gamely, all out, won at Sandown 3m hcp (2) sft in Jan beating Regal Flow (10-9) by shd, 14 ran.