Today's racecards

Ascot

  • 15:35 Betfred Challenge Cup 7f

  • Winner £93,375 2nd £27,960 3rd £13,980 4th £6,990
  • Going: Soft (Straight Course,Round Course,Soft.Heavy in places)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 29.21s
  • Off time: 15:38:23
15:35 Ascot Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Skilful 6/1
2nd Don't Call Me (IRE) 16/1
3rd Arnold Lane (IRE) 12/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
2 (13) 29-6341 Pink, royal blue epaulets, royal blue cap Set The Trend 30
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
6 9-9 D O'Meara D Tudhope 106 20/121.00
3 (12) 1-78341 Pink, Dark Blue disc, Pink sleeves, Dark Blue spots and spots on cap Captain Ramius (IRE) 14 (ex6)
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 9-9 K A Ryan P Cosgrave 100 5/16.00
4 (4) 212-524 Crimson, Silver braid Skilful 15
Nag me
4 9-8 J H M Gosden R Havlin 105 6/17.00
5 (16) 040230 DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond Bannock (IRE) 28
Nag meBeaten Favourite
3 9-8 M Johnston J Fanning 107 16/117.00
7 (10) 803212 White, Royal Blue hoop, diabolo on sleeves, Royal Blue cap Imperial Guest 28
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
6 9-7 G G Margarson J P Spencer 104 14/115.00
8 (15) 471004 Maroon, maroon and grey check sleeves and cap Field Of Dream 28
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-6 b J A Osborne J Doyle 103 12/113.00
9 (3) 031061 Black, white seams, white sleeves, black armlets, black cap Don't Call Me (IRE) 28
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-5 t D Nicholls R Mullen 102 16/117.00
11 (8) 639322 White, Royal Blue cross belts, check sleeves, White cap, Royal Blue spots Regal Parade 14
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 9-3 t J M Bradley R Kingscote 100 10/111.00
12 (6) 402006 Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars and stars on cap Brae Hill (IRE) 14
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-1 R A Fahey T Hamilton 98 20/121.00
13 (18) 100319 Yellow, Royal Blue epaulets Cape Classic (IRE) 7
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
4 9-1 W J Haggas Adam Beschizza 98 9/110.00
14 (11) 836225 Black and royal blue stripes, black sleeves, royal blue stars, check cap Arnold Lane (IRE) 28
Nag me
3 9-0 M R Channon Martin Harley 99 12/113.00
16 (2) 410820 Dark Blue, White cross belts, Yellow sleeves and cap Captain Bertie (IRE) 64
Nag meBeaten Favourite
4 8-12 C Hills William Carson 95 12/113.00
17 (14) 131440 Beige, brown armlets Global Village (IRE) 28
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 8-12 B Ellison R Clark (3) 95 10/111.00
18 (5) 922665 Red, white hoop and armlets, white cap, red diamond Jamesie (IRE) 28
Nag me
4 8-12 D Marnane S De Sousa 95 8/19.00
Non runners
1 (9)022788Edinburgh Knight (IRE)59-10P W D'ArcyS Sanders107
6 (1)215000Prince Of Johanne (IRE)69-7T P TateNon Runner104
10 (7)207084Belgian Bill49-4George BakerJ P Murtagh101
15 (17)205900Excellent Guest58-12G G MargarsonE Ahern95

Verdict

Kevin Ryan won this with 33/1 chance Advanced in 2009 but CAPTAIN RAMIUS won't be anything like that price after his Ayr Gold Cup success. Well suited by plenty of give and raised 9lb by the assessor, he's well in here with a 6lb penalty and is taken to follow up. Regal Parade, runner-up at Ayr, looks held but sixth-placed Brae Hill will be better suited by the extra furlong and can go close. The lightly-raced Skilful has been competing with distinction in Listed company so he should be in the shake-up and Irish raider Jamesie looks well enough treated to make his presence felt. Imperial Guest and Field Of Dream weren't far behind Don't Call Me on fast ground over the C&D a month ago and all three can get involved with Field Of Dream looking a fair each-way bet at a big price on ground that should suit.