Today's racecards

Ascot

  • 16:00 BMW Ascot Novices' Handicap Chase2m 1f

  • Winner £38,988 2nd £11,448 3rd £5,724 4th £2,862
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 12.90s
  • Off time: 16:00:36
16:00 Ascot Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Fairy Rath (IRE) 11/1
2nd Greywell Boy 7/1
3rd Conquisto 5/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
2 98-121F MAUVE Tetlami (IRE) 23
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-10 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 140 5/23.50
4 P-61P11 Dark Blue, Yellow hollow box, Yellow cap Ballygarvey (FR) 43
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-9 P J Hobbs T J O'Brien 139 5/16.00
5 311221 Light Green, Dark Green chevrons, Red sleeves, White and Red striped cap Conquisto 34
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-8 S Gollings T Scudamore 138 5/16.00
6 143P52 EMERALD GREEN and RED diabolo, WHITE sleeves, EMERALD GREEN diamonds, WHITE cap, RED diamond Elenika (FR) 10
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-0 t P F Nicholls D A Jacob 130 12/113.00
7 5-U1431 Red, Yellow triple diamond, diamonds on sleeves, Red cap, Yellow diamond Jackies Solitaire 28
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-0 A J Honeyball N Fehily 130 11/26.50
8 53U392 Black and yellow check, diabolo on sleeves Escort'men (FR) 6
Nag meDistance Winner
7 10-9 ht A Middleton J M Davies 125 33/134.00
9 3F2142 Black, pink chevron, white sleeves, pink cap Prince Of Dreams 22
Nag me
6 10-9 E De Giles Felix De Giles 125 14/115.00
10 35-6211 Gold, Black hoops, Scarlet cap Greywell Boy 30
Nag me
6 10-6 Nick Williams D Bass 122 7/18.00
11 316425 Dark Blue, Orange stars, Dark Blue sleeves and cap Fairy Rath (IRE) 6
Nag me
7 10-4 t N J Gifford Tom Cannon (3) 120 11/112.00
Non runners
153112PDesert Cry (IRE)711-12D McCain JnrJ M Maguire142
34F311PKapga De Cerisy (FR)511-9Miss V WilliamsAidan Coleman139

Verdict

Desert Cry, Tetlami and Kapga De Cerisy all failed to complete in their respective races at the Cheltenham Festival. The latter had looked the more progressive of the three before that with an impressive win at Sandown when turning over odds-on favourite Fago, though that form has taken a hit since. BALLYGARVEY gave Cheltenham a miss and arrives here on a hat-trick after victories at Lingfield and Chepstow last time. Philip Hobbs' charge looks capable of better still and can defy a 9lb rise. Conquisto has won a couple of novice events that looked stronger than the race at Warwick won by Jackies Solitaire, while Greywell is also facing a much tougher task having landed a double earlier in the year.