Ascot

  • 12:55 Foundation Developments Novices' Handicap Hurdle3m

  • Winner £6,256 2nd £1,848 3rd £924 4th £462
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 2.40s
  • Off time: 12:55:18
12:55 Ascot Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Water Garden (FR) 9/2
2nd Well Hello There (IRE) 8/1
3rd Carrickmines (IRE) 5/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 32-1212 Purple, red chevron, chevrons on sleeves, red cap Grabtheglory (IRE) 39
Beaten Favourite
5 11-12 G L Moore Joshua Moore (5) 120 9/110.00
2 03/4222- Royal Blue, Maroon chevron, hooped sleeves, Maroon cap Super Villan 316
6 11-12 Mrs L Hill D Bass (3) 120 5/16.00
3 22-4177 Dark Blue, Light Green disc, Light Green and White striped sleeves, hooped cap Rossmore Lad (IRE) 14
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
6 11-11 p C E Longsdon Kielan Woods (5) 119 22/123.00
4 7233-34 Red, White sleeves, Red spots, Brown cap Romulus D'artaix (FR) 14
5 11-9 A King Wayne Hutchinson 117 25/126.00
5 7288-17 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Well Hello There (IRE) 53
Beaten Favourite
5 11-8 Jonjo O'Neill A P McCoy 116 8/19.00
7 15-21 Dark Blue and White diabolo, hooped sleeves and cap Foxbridge (IRE) 26
Distance Winner
5 11-7 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 115 7/24.50
8 0U-3PF1 Purple, Emerald Green and White hooped sleeves, Emerald Green cap Carrickmines (IRE) 9
Distance Winner
9 11-3 Dr R D P Newland R Johnson 111 5/16.00
9 P74-11F Black and Light Blue check, Black sleeves, Light Blue armlets, Red cap Dusky Bob (IRE) 24
Beaten Favourite
6 11-2 B Ellison Danny Cook 110 14/115.00
10 548-521 ROYAL BLUE, EMERALD GREEN sleeves, WHITE cap, EMERALD GREEN spots Water Garden (FR) 16
5 11-2 p D Pipe Timmy Murphy 110 9/25.50
11 2P-3146 Red, Black chevron, Black sleeves, Red stars, Red cap, Black star Minella Bliss (IRE) 46
6 11-2 Mrs N S Evans Peter Hatton (7) 110 66/167.00
12 2-21P22 Yellow, emerald green and yellow striped sleeves Sapphire Rouge (IRE) 27
Distance Winner
5 11-2 J W Mullins W P Kavanagh (3) 110 20/121.00
13 244 White, Royal Blue cross belts, Royal Blue cap, White spots Caulfields Venture (IRE) 32
5 11-1 Andrew Turnell Nick Scholfield 109 50/151.00
14 13622/4 White, Royal Blue star, White and Royal Blue halved sleeves, White cap, Royal Blue star Stormhoek (IRE) 26
6 11-0 t1 N A Twiston-Davies Sam Twiston-Davies 108 33/134.00
15 3PP/PF-0 Cerise, white diamond and diamond on cap El Distintivo (ARG) 13
7 10-10 Miss V Williams L Treadwell 104 100/1101.00
Non runners
653/5824Sainglend611-7P RichBrendan Powell115
16877Dalhaan (USA)610-0L A DaceC Bolger89

Verdict

Cheekpieces have worked the oracle with WATER GARDEN, who ran out a ready winner when upped in trip at Wincanton last time. The grey's dam won over 3m over fences so stamina shouldn't be an issue here and he's fancied to make the most of the weight he receives from progressive Ludlow winner Foxbridge and Taunton scorer Carrickmines, who is much more exposed. The consistent Sapphire Rouge has each-way claims but Grabtheglory may have too much weight, despite Josh Moore's claim, while Romulus D'Artaix has had plenty of chances to get off the mark. The well-bred Well Hello There won on his reappearance at Carlisle but ran a shocker behind Rossmore Lad at Chepstow next time and has something to prove now.