Ascot

  • 14:45 William Hill Handicap Hurdle 2m

  • Winner £28,135 2nd £10,600 3rd £5,305 4th £2,650
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 48.20s
  • Off time: 14:45:18
14:45 Ascot Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Pine Creek 11/2
2nd Chris Pea Green 8/1
3rd Dildar (IRE) 8/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 1/14PP0- Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Get Me Out Of Here (IRE) 211
Nag meDistance Winner
9 11-12 t Jonjo O'Neill Maurice Linehan (5) 152 16/117.00
2 4/13411- Dark Green, Dark Green and White diabolo on sleeves Court Minstrel (IRE) 196
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-9 Evan Williams Paul Moloney 149 5/16.00
3 030231/ Pink, royal blue epaulets, royal blue cap Gibb River (IRE) 553
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-4 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 144 9/110.00
4 2/81117- Emerald green and light blue stripes, diabolo on sleeves, emerald green cap, light blue diamond Shotavodka (IRE) 210
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-0 D Pipe T Scudamore 140 9/110.00
5 171167- White, dark green spots, red and white hooped sleeves, red cap Chris Pea Green 232
Nag meDistance Winner
4 10-10 G L Moore Joshua Moore (3) 136 8/19.00
6 124P64/ RED, WHITE chevron, hooped sleeves and cap Dunraven Storm (IRE) 623
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
8 10-6 P J Hobbs R Johnson 132 14/115.00
7 6/126-11 Black, white seams, white sleeves, black armlets, black cap Makari 9
Nag meDistance Winner
6 10-6 N J Henderson A Tinkler 132 7/18.00
8 3115- Black, black and maroon striped cap Pine Creek 238
Nag meDistance Winner
5 10-4 J P Ferguson D F O'Regan 130 11/26.50
9 1U3/25- Royal blue, pink hoops, armlets and cap Dildar (IRE) 280
Nag me
5 10-4 P F Nicholls Harry Derham (5) 130 8/19.00
11 50422-F Grey, Royal Blue seams, striped sleeves, Royal Blue cap Specialagent Alfie 175
Nag meDistance Winner
7 10-2 t N J Gifford Tom Cannon 128 10/111.00
12 555116- Gold, Black hoops, Scarlet cap Jumps Road 210
Nag meDistance Winner
6 10-1 C L Tizzard Brendan Powell 127 25/126.00
13 22-121 Emerald Green, Yellow hoops, halved sleeves Rayvin Black 23
Nag meDistance Winner
4 10-0 O Sherwood Thomas Garner (5) 119 20/121.00
Non runners
103310-Saphir Du Rheu (FR)410-4P F NichollsRyan Mahon130

Verdict

Raya Star defied a big weight to land this 12 months ago and Get Me Out Of Here has always had a touch of class and won on his reappearance last year. There must be a reason why Geraghty is riding the returning Gibb River instead of hat-trick-seeker Makari while Shotavodka and Pine Creek both boasted winning form last season and look better bets than four-year-olds Chris Pea Green, Saphir Du Rheu and Rayvin Black. SPECIALAGENT ALFIE was beaten just over two lengths by subsequent Grade 2 winner Court Minstrel at Plumpton in March but is a massive 14lb better off here. Providing a fall at Haydock later hasn't dented his confidence. Nick Gifford's seven-year-old could be the one here off a lenient-looking mark though the lightly-raced Dildar should also be winning races this season.