Today's racecards

Ascot

  • 18:05 Centerplate Handicap2m

  • Winner £7,470 2nd £2,237 3rd £1,118 4th £559
  • Going: Good to Soft (Good in places Round Course, Straight Course Good)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 33.29s
  • Off time: 18:06:49
18:05 Ascot Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Chocala (IRE) 11/8
2nd Sir Frank Morgan (IRE) 10/1
3rd Sohar 7/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (1) 41193-6 Lime Green, Royal Blue epaulets and cap Argent Knight 30
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-7 v W Jarvis S J Drowne 89 10/111.00
2 (4) 570801- Royal Blue and Pink diamonds, Royal Blue sleeves, Pink armlets, Pink cap Sohar 189
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-5 J A R Toller S Sanders 84 7/24.50
3 (5) 51312-3 Dark Blue, Emerald Green and Pink hooped sleeves, Yellow cap Chocala (IRE) 13
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-3 A King R Hughes 85 11/82.38
4 (2) 431057- Dark blue, red chevron, halved sleeves Swinging Hawk (GER) 132
Nag me
8 9-0 t Ian Williams George Downing (5)(ex1) 79 8/19.00
5 (6) 4/2132-2 Black, white cross belts, royal blue sleeves, orange cap Ashdown Lad 10
Nag meDistance Winner
5 8-12 T Symonds P Hanagan 77 9/110.00
6 (7) 7-51310 White, Royal Blue stars, White and Red diabolo on sleeves, White cap, Red star Arr' Kid (USA) 21
Nag meDistance Winner
4 8-11 b K Dalgleish T Eaves 79 16/117.00
7 (9) 1195-05 Light green and white stripes, white sleeves, light green armlets, striped cap Albonny (IRE) 14
Nag meDistance Winner
5 8-5 A P Jarvis L Morris 70 33/134.00
9 (3) 151343 Yellow, Red chevrons, Red sleeves, Yellow diamonds, Black cap Sir Frank Morgan (IRE) 4
Nag me
4 8-2 M Johnston J Fanning 70 10/111.00
Non runners
8 (8)1980/83Storm Hawk (IRE)78-5Pat EdderyB A Curtis65

Verdict

Alan King's runners on the Flat are always worth a second look and CHOCALA looks the one to beat here. He didn't really take to hurdles but was third behind Angel Gabriel and Mubaraza, second and fourth in the Chester Cup on Wednesday, on his return to the level at Ripon and Richard Hughes takes over the reins today. Ashdown Lad is a consistent sort and only found one too good at Nottingham last month but Arr' Kid has only ever won on Fibresand and Sir Frank Morgan reserves his best for the Polytrack. Argent Knight is high enough in the weights now and Sohar and Swinging Hawk are best watched returning from a break.