Today's racecards

Ascot

  • 19:40 Ascot Racecourse Handicap7f

  • Winner £12,938 2nd £3,850 3rd £1,924 4th £962
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 26.39s
  • Off time: 19:40:30
19:40 Ascot Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Professor 7/2
2nd Secret Talent 5/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (3) 1451-4 Royal Blue, Yellow sash Professor 23
Nag meBeaten Favourite
3 9-7 Richard Hannon R Hughes 98 7/24.50
2 (2) 906502- Claret, gold braid, claret sleeves, claret cap, gold tassel Pay Freeze (IRE) 230
Nag me
3 9-5 M R Channon J P Spencer 96 14/115.00
3 (5) 155-3 Maroon, white seams and sleeves, brown and pink quartered cap Georgian Bay (IRE) 27
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-2 Mrs K Burke Martin Harley 93 20/121.00
4 (1) 34531-2 Light Blue, Yellow sash, Brown sleeves Regal Dan (IRE) 23
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-12 C Hills William Buick 89 4/15.00
5 (4) 8317-1 Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Shebebi (USA) 15
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-12 M Johnston P Hanagan 89 4/15.00
6 (7) 2-1 Dark Green, Yellow hoop and armlets, check cap Secret Talent 18
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-10 H Morrison R L Moore 87 5/23.50
7 (6) 20221- Red, White epaulets, halved sleeves Huntsmans Close 199
Nag me
3 8-9 M L W Bell Hayley Turner 86 8/19.00

Verdict

Regal Dan, a winner on fast ground at Doncaster in September, was only beaten a length at Newmarket on his reappearance but is 3lb higher here. Shebebi won easily at Beverly last month but SECRET TALENT probably has a bit more scope and, after comfortably getting off the mark in a maiden at Kempton, can double his tally here. Professor and Georgian Bay should both improve for their comeback runs but Pay Freeze and Huntsmans Close may find life tough against race-fit rivals.