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15:20 Ascot

Betfair Hurdle (Grade 3 Handicap) (Class 1)

  • 14 Runners
  • Distance: 1m 7f 152y
  • Going: Good to Soft (Good in places)
  • Surface: Turf
  • £85,000 added
  • Winner: £47,830
  • 2nd: £18,020
  • 3rd: £9,018
  • 4th: £4,505
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 3m 45.30s
  • Off Time: 15:20:45
  • 14 Ran
1st
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2nd
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3rd
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100/1

    1
    Silk - Grey, White epaulets

    Lisp (IRE)

    56 D
    13/2
    • Form 13F-122
    • Age 5
    • Weight 11-12
    • Official Rating 145
    • Trainer A King
    • Jockey Wayne Hutchinson

    held up towards rear, headway into mid-division when stumbled 3 out, no headway after

    2
    Silk - Royal blue, pink hoops, armlets and cap
    • Form 414-230
    • Age 6
    • Weight 11-9
    • Official Rating 142
    • Trainer P F Nicholls
    • Jockey Lorcan Williams

    held up in rear, some late headway, never a factor

    3
    Silk - Mauve, black chevrons on sleeves, black cap
    • Form 46-4112
    • Age 6
    • Weight 11-9
    • Official Rating 142
    • Trainer P F Nicholls
    • Jockey H Cobden

    held up towards rear, headway on outside chasing leaders before 2 out, kept on into 4th final 100 yards

    4
    Silk - Dark Blue and White diabolo, hooped sleeves and cap
    5/2
    • Form 314-111
    • Age 6
    • Weight 11-8
    • Official Rating 141
    • Trainer N A Twiston-Davies
    • Jockey Sam Twiston-Davies

    keen early, chased leaders, challenged on inside going well 2 out, led and went right last, driven clear run-in

    5
    Silk - Beige, purple sleeves

    Blu Cavalier

    46 BFD
    100/1
    • Form 111-232
    • Age 9
    • Weight 11-7
    • Official Rating 140
    • Trainer Ali Stronge
    • Jockey Jonjo O'Neill Jr.

    chased leader, pushed along after 3 out, lost 2nd next, chased leaders, ridden before the last, kept on into 3rd final 100 yards

    6
    Silk - Emerald Green, Yellow hoops, Emerald Green cap, White star
    • Form 110-115
    • Age 6
    • Weight 11-6
    • Official Rating 139
    • Trainer N J Gifford
    • Jockey W T Kennedy

    mid-division, hit 4th, pushed along after 3 out, weakened before next

    7
    Silk - Mauve and black (quartered), mauve sleeves, white cap
    • Form 461018
    • Age 6
    • Weight 11-4
    • Official Rating 137
    • Trainer Tom Lacey
    • Jockey Stan Sheppard

    held up towards rear, pushed along and struggling after 3 out, plugged on run-in

    8
    Silk - Pink and royal blue diabolo, halved sleeves, pink and royal blue quartered cap
    50/1
    • Form 21P-230
    • Age 6
    • Weight 11-2
    • Official Rating 135
    • Trainer G L Moore
    • Jockey Joshua Moore

    raced wide in mid-division, pushed along and some headway after 3 out, weakened before next

    9
    Silk - Purple, Yellow stripe, striped cap
    14/1
    • Form 6181
    • Age 5
    • Weight 11-2
    • Official Rating 135
    • Trainer P J Hobbs
    • Jockey R Johnson

    held up and always in rear, never a factor

    10
    Silk - Maroon, light blue epaulets, light blue sleeves, maroon stars, quartered cap
    25/1
    • Form 680-011
    • Age 8
    • Weight 11-0
    • Official Rating 133
    • Trainer A King
    • Jockey Tom Cannon

    mid-division on inside, pushed along after 3 out, headway chasing leaders next, weakened before the last

    11
    Silk - Purple, Yellow seams, Yellow sleeves, Purple armlets, Purple cap, Yellow star
    16/1
    • Form 5222
    • Age 5
    • Weight 11-0
    • Official Rating 133
    • Trainer D Pipe
    • Jockey Bryony Frost

    took keen hold, tracked leaders, hit 3rd and 3 out, weakened before next

    12
    Silk - MAUVE and BLACK (quartered), MAUVE sleeves, DARK BLUE cap
    10/1
    • Form F0-9311
    • Age 6
    • Weight 10-7
    • Official Rating 121
    • Trainer G L Moore
    • Jockey J E Moore

    mid-division, headway chasing leaders before 4 out, 2nd and every chance 2 out, still challenging at the last, ridden and no extra final 100 yards

    13
    Silk - Beige, pink cross belts and sleeves, pink and beige quartered cap

    Magic Dancer

    35 pt D
    20/1
    • Form 1-26572
    • Age 7
    • Weight 10-6
    • Official Rating 125
    • Trainer Kerry Lee
    • Jockey Richard Patrick

    led, pushed along and kept on well when joined 2 out, headed last, kept on same pace run-in, no chance with winner

    14
    Silk - Dark Blue, White star, hooped sleeves, White cap
    66/1
    • Form 13-1226
    • Age 6
    • Weight 10-6
    • Official Rating 125
    • Trainer J W Mullins
    • Jockey J McGrath

    chased leaders on outside, hit 1st, lost place before 4th, hit 4 out, tailed off

    In depth

    Verdict

    Al Dancer is unbeaten this season and was very impressive on his handicap debut at Cheltenham. He is 12lb higher now but Nigel Twiston-Davies knows what it takes to win this Grade 3 handicap. Gary Moore is another trainer with a fine record in the race and Ar Mest is still near the foot of the handicap, despite back-to-back victories. Getaway Trump has been well backed ahead of his handicap debut having run well behind Champ in the Challow at Newbury, though the drop back to 2m is not necessarily in his favour. Paul Nicholls also runs MONT DES AVALOIRS, who may offer more value. He is weighted to reverse Newbury running in December with Lisp and was too keen when behind that rival here subsequently. Magic Dancer has been a little disappointing this term but is attractively weighted as a consequence and could go well at a price.

    Formwatch

    Lisp (IRE) 13-2 (11-5) Held up towards rear, good headway after 3 out to chase leaders before went 2nd 2 out, one pace and no chance with winner last, 2nd of 21, 2 1/4l behind Mohaayed (11-10) at Ascot 2m hcp (1) sft in Dec.

    Mont Des Avaloirs (FR) 5-1fav (11-7) Chased leaders, pushed along and weakened on long run before 2 out, 14th of 21, 21l behind Mohaayed (11-10) at Ascot 2m hcp (1) sft in Dec.

    Getaway Trump (IRE) 10-1 (11-7) Raced keenly, tracked leaders, travelling on bit 2 out, edged left and every chance last, went 2nd towards finish, no chance with winner, 2nd of 7, 2 1/2l behind Champ (11-7) at Newbury 2m 5f (1) gs in Dec.

    Al Dancer (FR) 3-1fav (11-4) Tracked leaders, travelled strongly, went 2nd before 4th, led after last bend, drawing clear last, stayed on strongly, easily, won at Cheltenham 2m 1f hcp (3) gd in Dec beating Not That Fuisse (11-0) by 11l, 9 ran.

    Blu Cavalier 2-11fav (11-12) Led, ridden and pressed 2 out, headed before omitted last, ridden and rallied flat, 2nd of 3, 1 3/4l behind Cliffside Park (11-6) at Fakenham 2m 4f (4) gd in Jan.

    Didtheyleaveuoutto (IRE) 4-1 (11-8) Held up in rear, headway 3 out, brief effort 2 out, weakened last, 5th of 6, 14l behind Mister Fisher (11-0) at Kempton 2m (2) gs in Dec.

    Equus Amadeus (IRE) 8-1 (11-3) Chased leaders, outpaced after 2 out, soon weakened, 8th of 12, dist behind Benny's Bridge (10-0) at Cheltenham 2m 1f hcp (2) gs in Jan.

    Distingo (IRE) 5-1 (9-7) In touch, ridden 2f out, no impression, 8th of 12, 6 1/4l behind My Brother Mike (8-13) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp (5) pol in Jan.

    Zanza (IRE) 5-1 (11-4) Chased leaders, went 2nd after 5th, challenged and hit 2 out, soon hung left and bumped, stayed on to lead and hit last, edged right run-in, driven out, won at Taunton 2m 3f (4) gs in Dec beating Birds Of Prey (10-12) by 1l, 12 ran.

    William H Bonney 7-2 (11-11) Held up towards rear, headway 5 out, chased leaders 3 out, led before last, ran on, won at Huntingdon 2m hcp (3) gs in Dec beating Great Hall (11-2) by 1l, 12 ran.

    Nordic Combined (IRE) 5-6fav (11-2) In touch, ran in snatches, chased leaders 4 out, ridden to challenge after next, kept on under pressure, 2nd of 12, 2 1/4l behind Colonel Custard (11-8) at Ffos Las 2m (4) sft in Jan.

    Ar Mest (FR) 7-4fav (12-1) Chased leaders, not fluent 1st, mistake 5th, stayed alone towards inside in home straight, led after 2 out, pushed 5 lengths clear flat, ridden out and reduced lead towards finish, won at Newbury 2m hcp (4) gd in Jan beating Volpone Jelois (11-9) by 1/2l, 10 ran.

    Magic Dancer 5-1 (10-12) Led until 4 out, pressed leader, led again on long run before 2 out, headed last, kept on same pace run-in, 2nd of 8, 1 3/4l behind Oakley (11-0) at Kempton 2m hcp (3) gd in Jan.

    Nelson's Touch 9-1 (10-5) Mid-division, headway 5th, hampered 3 out, weakened after 2 out, 6th of 12, dist behind Benny's Bridge (10-0) at Cheltenham 2m 1f hcp (2) gs in Jan.