Today's racecards

Ascot

  • 14:40 Weatherbys Hamilton Insurance Chase 3m

  • Winner £22,780 2nd £8,548 3rd £4,280 4th £2,132
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 25.50s
  • Off time: 14:40:46
14:40 Ascot Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Vino Griego (FR) 11/4
2nd Cappa Bleu (IRE) 5/1
3rd Saint Are (FR) 7/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 P/1334-2 Royal Blue, Pink hoop Cappa Bleu (IRE) 96
Nag meDistance Winner
11 11-10 t Evan Williams Paul Moloney 145 5/16.00
2 0/715U-6 BLACK and WHITE (halved), RED sleeves and cap Tatenen (FR) 63
Nag meCourse Winner
9 11-9 R Rowe A Thornton 144 7/18.00
3 4U01-F4 Light green, yellow inverted triangle, yellow sleeves, red diamonds, yellow cap, red diamonds Saint Are (FR) 64
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-7 Tim Vaughan R Johnson 142 7/18.00
5 0/P701-P ROYAL BLUE, EMERALD GREEN sleeves, WHITE cap, EMERALD GREEN spots Ashkazar (FR) 91
Nag meDistance Winner
9 11-6 D Pipe Timmy Murphy 141 8/19.00
6 04-311P EMERALD GREEN, RED hoop, halved sleeves, RED cap The Rainbow Hunter 70
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 11-5 K C Bailey J M Maguire 140 7/18.00
7 014566 Dark blue, emerald green hoop, hooped sleeves Idarah (USA) 14
Nag me
10 11-3 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 138 20/121.00
8 442F21 Light Blue, Brown Cross of Lorraine, striped sleeves and star on cap Vino Griego (FR) 21
Nag meCourse Winner
8 11-3 v G L Moore J E Moore 138 11/43.75
9 P-F2514 White, Royal Blue spots on sleeves, Royal Blue cap Brackloon High (IRE) 14
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-0 Noel T Chance Jeremiah McGrath (3) 135 9/110.00
10 4P2P-26 Yellow, large Black spots and armlets, Black and Yellow quartered cap Major Malarkey (IRE) 35
Nag meDistance Winner
10 10-12 N A Twiston-Davies S Twiston-Davies 133 10/111.00
Non runners
41211-5FProblema Tic (FR)711-7D PipeHadden Frost142

Verdict

A number of these have been a little disappointing this term but VINO GRIEGO finally came good at Cheltenham three weeks ago after a few near-misses and that may have just given him the confidence to follow up against these more experienced chasers as a 10lb rise in the weights looks justified. Cappa Bleu has another prep race ahead of the Grand National but this looks too far for Idarah and Tatenen is another suited by shorter trips. Saint Are would have a chance if recapturing the form he showed at Aintree last spring and the Pipe pair, Problema Tic and Ashkazar, are others potentially well treated though the latter is a law unto himself. Brackloon High fell in The Rainbow Hunter's race here in November and continues to be plagued by jumping problems but is still preferred to the inconsistent Major Malarkey.