Racecards

15:20 Ascot

Allied Irish Bank (gb) Private Banking Handicap Chase (Class 2)

  • 11 Runners
  • Distance: 3m
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf
  • £50,000 added
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 6m 16.30s
  • Off Time: 15:20:10
  • 11 Ran
1
Silk - Dark Blue and White diabolo, hooped sleeves and cap
28/1
  • Form 150206
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-12
  • Official Rating 137

always in rear, not jump well, pulled up before 4 out

2
Silk - Light Blue, Red chevrons, halved sleeves, quartered cap
3/1
  • Form 32112-1
  • Age 9
  • Weight 11-10
  • Official Rating 135

held up and mistakes, headway 14th, chased winner and mistake 3 out, weakened 2 out

3
Silk - YELLOW, MAROON cross belts, ROYAL BLUE sleeves, ROYAL BLUE and YELLOW quartered cap
33/1
  • Form 200/00P-
  • Age 10
  • Weight 11-9
  • Official Rating 134

held up in touch, ridden to chase leaders 5 out, weakened 3 out

4
Silk - Yellow, Dark Blue chevron, diamonds on sleeves, Yellow cap, Dark Blue diamond

Mr Fluffy

34 D
50/1
  • Form PU3187
  • Age 9
  • Weight 11-6
  • Official Rating 131

tracked leaders, mistake 8th, weakening when fell 12th

5
Silk - EMERALD GREEN, YELLOW sash and star on cap
11/2
  • Form 312-412
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-5
  • Official Rating 130

held up towards rear, headway 14th, weakening when mistake 4 out

6
Silk - EMERALD GREEN, BLACK seams, EMERALD GREEN sleeves, BLACK spots and spots on cap
  • Form 191/86-4
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-5
  • Official Rating 130

held up, ridden 15th, weakened 4 out, mistake last

7
Silk - ROYAL BLUE and PRIMROSE (quartered), PRIMROSE sleeves, ROYAL BLUE cap

Harris Bay

44 t D
8/1
  • Form 131P1-1
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-1
  • Official Rating 126

held up and very patiently ridden, closer order on inside 14th, steady headway from 3 out, ridden 2 out, led flat

8
Silk - Red, Emerald Green epaulets, Red and Emerald Green striped sleeves, Emerald Green cap
  • Form 23408-1
  • Age 7
  • Weight 10-13
  • Official Rating 124

in touch, led 5 out, ridden 3 out, headed flat

9
Silk - Emerald green, scarlet hooped sleeves and cap
16/1
  • Form 00-8483
  • Age 10
  • Weight 10-13
  • Official Rating 124

mid-division, mistakes 4th and 5th, ridden to go in touch 16th, chased leader from 3 out, faded last

10
Silk - Emerald Green, White star, diabolo on sleeves and star on cap
11/1
  • Form 1F1U05-
  • Age 7
  • Weight 10-7
  • Official Rating 118

tracked leader, led 10th, ridden and headed 16th, weakened 3 out

11
Silk - Black, Red sleeves, Black spots
33/1
  • Form 515342
  • Age 8
  • Weight 10-7
  • Official Rating 118

led, hit 9th, headed next, mistake and weakened 13th, pulled up before 2 out

12
NR
  • Form 61-13P1
  • Age 6
  • Weight 10-4
  • Official Rating 115

Nonrunner

In depth

Verdict

A decent handicap here with Harry's Dream, Harris Bay, Lou Du Moulin Mas and King Barry the four short listed, and we take Harry's Dream to land what is a very good prize. The selection will not want to take as many chances with the Ascot fences as he did when dotting up at Kempton last time, but it was the quality of that run that marks him out here. Sure to have been schooled again since, he beat previous Ascot scorer See You Sometime with plenty in hand and as one who goes on quicker ground he can follow up. Lou Du Moulin Mas is a frustrating sort who is often placed but has just two wins from 26 starts to his name. He will have received a confidence boost with his recent Cheltenham hurdles success and is respected. Harris Bay has not raced on ground officially faster than good, but conditions may help this consistent gelding get home at a trip beyond that which he has been previously tried and he can get involved, while King Barry is interesting as a fast ground stayer who can looks unexposed and is a potential improver. But Harry's Dream sets the standard here and will be tough to beat.

Formwatch

Celtic Boy (IRE) 50-1 (11-6) Held up in mid-division, ridden and kept on from 4 out, mistake 3 out, not quicken after, 6th of 12, 20l behind Parsons Legacy (10-5) at Wincanton 3m 1f lst hcp chs (1) gd.

Harry's Dream 3-1fav (10-8) Held up towards rear, smooth progress from 14th, led 2 out, soon quickened clear, eased flat, won at Kempton 3m hcp chs 0-145 (2) gd in Oct beating See You Sometime (11-5) by 7l, 9 ran.

Iznogoud (FR) 200-1 (10-8) Mid-division, headway approaching 13th, lost place approaching 17th and pulled up 4 out in race won by Numbersixvalverde (10-8) at Aintree 4m 4f hcp chs Grd 3 (1) gs in Apr, 40 ran.

Mr Fluffy 20-1 (11-5) In touch, mistake 10th, went 2nd 13th, mistake 15th, soon ridden, weakened before 2 out, 7th of 9, 16l behind Harry's Dream (10-8) at Kempton 3m hcp chs 0-145 (2) gd in Oct.

King Barry (FR) 7-2 (10-12) Close up, led approaching 5th, ridden approaching 2 out, headed flat, one pace, 2nd of 15, 1 1/2l behind Nevertika (10-12) at Haydock 2m 4f nov hdl (4) gd.

Liverpool Echo (FR) 33-1 (11-4) Held up in rear, driven along from 4 out, staying on at one pace when hampered 2 out, no impression, 4th of 14, 12l behind Butler's Cabin (10-6) at Cheltenham 2m 4f hcp chs 0-135 (3) gd in Oct.

Harris Bay 8-11fav (10-12) Held up in rear, headway and hit 3 out, led 2 out, pushed out, won at Towcester 2m 5f nov hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd in Oct beating Very Special One (11-5) by 1l, 9 ran.

Lou du Moulin Mas (FR) 4-1 (10-12) Tracked leader, led 7th, made rest, clear last, driven out, won at Cheltenham 3m 1f nov hdl (3) gd in Oct beating Smart Mover (11-6) by 5l, 9 ran.

Tango Royal (FR) 25-1 (10-11) Prominent, ridden 4 out, kept on one pace from 3 out, 3rd of 14, 11l behind Kings Brook (10-2) at N Abbot 2m 5f hcp chs 0-145 (2) gs in Aug.

Florida Dream (IRE) 10-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders in 3rd, went 2nd 5th, mistake 10th, ridden and mistake next, weakened after 12th, 5th of 7, 42l behind Taranis (11-10) at Cheltenham 2m 5f nov hcp chs (3) gd in Apr.

Kety Star (FR) 20-1 (10-12) Led, clear 4th, joined 9th, ridden and headed after 3 out, kept on under pressure, 2nd of 8, 1 1/2l behind Big Rob (11-8) at Huntingdon 2m 4f hcp chs 0-130 (3) gf.

Meehan (IRE) 10-1 (11-4) Chased leader from 6th, led approaching 4 out, ridden 2 out, ran on, won at Ludlow 3m hcp chs 0-115 (4) gf in Oct beating Casadei (10-5) by 1l, 10 ran.