Ascot

  • 14:40 Waitrose & Partners Handicap Chase2m 5f 8y

  • Winner £21,896 2nd £6,468 3rd £3,234 4th £1,617
  • Going: Good (Good to Soft in places)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 12.30s
  • Off time: 14:40:10
14:40 Ascot Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Mr Medic 20/1
2nd Flying Angel (IRE) 5/1
3rd Royal Village (IRE) 11/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Sky Bet
1 1P3P/PP- White, Purple diamond, White sleeves, Purple spots and cap Royal Regatta (IRE) 363
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
10 11-12 bt P J Hobbs R Johnson 145 1001
2 122-491 Red, White sash, Emerald Green sleeves, Emerald Green and Red check cap Cobra De Mai (FR) 22
6 11-10 pt D Skelton William Marshall (10) 143 1001
3 54380-6 Dark green, yellow collar, yellow cuffs & cap, dark green spot on cap Flying Angel (IRE) 26
7 11-9 v1 N A Twiston-Davies Thomas Bellamy 142 1001
4 71651-8 Red, Light Blue stars, Yellow cap, Light Blue stars Value At Risk 26
Distance Winner
9 11-5 b D Skelton Harry Skelton 138 1001
5 1/77189- White, dark green hoops, white sleeves and cap Casse Tete (FR) 223
Distance Winner
6 11-5 G L Moore J E Moore 138 1001
6 11/118-2 red, white cross belts, red sleeves, white spots, white and black hooped cap Ridgeway Flyer 26
7 11-4 ht P F Nicholls H Cobden 137 1001
7 77-211P Yellow and royal blue stripes, yellow sleeves, royal blue stars, dark blue cap, yellow star More Buck's (IRE) 12
Distance Winner
8 11-4 t P Bowen S Bowen 137 1001
8 1U/6131- White, red stripe, red sleeves, white armlets, red cap Mr Medic 335
Course Winner
7 11-1 R Walford James Best 134 1001
9 413341 Yellow, Red hoops, Red sleeves, Yellow spots and cap Royal Village (IRE) 34
Distance Winner
6 11-1 p Ian Williams T J O'Brien 134 1001
10 2-72433 Black, Red star, diamonds on sleeves, Black cap, Red stars Dream Bolt (IRE) 15
Distance Winner
10 10-5 D A Rees T Scudamore 124 1001

Verdict

Cobra De Mai held on to win by a neck at Stratford and a conditional’s 10lb allowance negates a rise in the weights. Winning rider Harry Skelton partners stablemate Value At Risk, well beaten in a Grade 2 contest at Aintree on his reappearance when finishing behind sixth-placed Flying Angel. The latter sports a visor for the first time today while Mr Medic has been raised 8lb for winning over 2m3f here at the end of last year and Royal Village is preferred having won at decent handicap at Market Rasen last month. More Buck's winning run came to an end on his reappearance at Ffos Las but RIDGEWAY FLYER (NAP) went close at Wincanton on his return to action when finishing in front of subsequent Listed runner-up Sumkindofking. Having his second start after wind surgery today, there should be more to come from Paul Nicholl’s charge and he gets the vote.