Today's racecards

Ascot

  • 13:30 Neptune Investment Management Novices' Hurdle2m 3f 110y

  • Winner £15,640 2nd £4,620 3rd £2,310 4th £1,155
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 2.00s
  • Off time: 13:30:18
13:30 Ascot Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Up And Go (FR) 15/8
2nd Aaim To Prosper (IRE) 11/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 F1-1F1 Yellow, Royal Blue seams, Grey sleeves, Royal Blue seams, Royal Blue cap Up And Go (FR) 35
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-5 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 15/82.88
2 23 Dark Green, Yellow hoop and sleeves, Yellow cap, Dark Green star Aaim To Prosper (IRE) 12
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse Winner
9 11-0 P F Nicholls R Walsh 11/43.75
3 633-43F ROYAL BLUE, PINK star on body and cap, ROYAL BLUE sleeves, PINK stars Billy No Name (IRE) 79
Nag me
5 11-0 C L Tizzard J Tizzard 115 25/126.00
4 461-22 Dark Green, Dark Green and White diabolo on sleeves Copper Birch (IRE) 10
Nag me
5 11-0 Evan Williams Paul Moloney 134 7/24.50
5 F0 Dark Blue, Yellow stars, Dark Blue sleeves, White cap Fluter Phil 65
Nag me
6 11-0 R Ingram Matthew Batchelor 200/1201.00
6 1/410-55 Purple, Emerald Green Cross of Lorraine Royal Guardsman (IRE) 36
Nag meCourse Winner
6 11-0 Mrs S Nock S Twiston-Davies 11/112.00
7 1-22 Dark Blue, Light Blue hoop, checked sleeves and cap Sausalito Sunrise (IRE) 17
Nag me
5 11-0 P J Hobbs R Johnson 6/17.00

Verdict

Aaim To Prosper hasn't run badly in either start over hurdles but the dual Cesarewitch winner doesn't look a natural and lacks the scope of some of his rivals. UP AND GO has won both completed starts under Rules and the form of his latest success at Wetherby has worked out well with the second scoring at Exeter last week and the third only being beaten half-a-length in a Carlisle handicap next time. He may be good enough to give the weight to Copper Birch, second to At Fisher's Cross at Ffos Las in November but slightly disappointing when beaten at Ludlow subsequently, and Sausalito Sunrise. The latter was only beaten a head on his hurdling debut at Ludlow but Royal Guardsman hasn't fulfilled early potential and Billy No Name appears to have a little to find on the form book.