Today's racecards

Ascot

  • 20:20 Exclusive William Buick Blog On attheraces.com Handicap 6f

  • Winner £7,116 2nd £2,118 3rd £1,058 4th £529
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 19.61s
  • Off time: 20:20:15
20:20 Ascot Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Masked Dance (IRE) 5/1
2nd Chilli Green 9/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (5) 013790- Dark blue and pink stripes, pink sleeves and cap Swiss Franc 245
Nag me
7 9-7 D R C Elsworth J P Spencer 94 11/43.75
2 (4) 0-52183 DARK BLUE and WHITE check, WHITE sleeves, RED armlets, RED cap Chilli Green 53
Nag me
5 9-0 p Lee Carter S Donohoe 87 9/43.25
3 (3) 54416-0 White, black hollow box, black and white halved sleeves Batchelors Star (IRE) 16
Nag meDistance Winner
4 8-12 J R Boyle J Doyle 85 9/43.25
4 (2) 0500-00 Grey, light blue seams, grey cap Masked Dance (IRE) 20
Nag meDistance Winner
5 8-10 p S Dixon T P Queally 83 5/16.00
5 (1) 11456/2- White, Emerald Green stripe, White sleeves, Dark Blue armlets Matsunosuke 484
Nag meDistance Winner
10 8-9 Dr R D P Newland Martin Harley 82 22/123.00

Verdict

The ground may be a little too soft for Swiss Franc on his reappearance but he makes more appeal than veteran Matsunosuke, who returns from an even longer lay-off. Masked Dance hasn't shown much lately but Chilli Green should go close if handling the switch back to turf, though all of his wins so far have come on the Polytrack. BATCHELORS STAR can be forgiven his first run for Lee Carter over 5f at Epsom and will strip fitter here. He was a staying-on sixth on soft ground in decent company at the Curragh in October and a repeat of that effort would probably suffice here.