Today's racecards

Ascot

  • 14:05 Sodexo Prestige Reynoldstown Novices' Chase 3m

  • Winner £18,006 2nd £6,784 3rd £3,395 4th £1,696
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 25.40s
  • Off time: 14:05:18
14:05 Ascot Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Rocky Creek (IRE) 8/13
2nd Houblon Des Obeaux (FR) 4/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 6-11423 Red, dark blue disc, halved sleeves Houblon Des Obeaux (FR) 14
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-7 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 148 4/15.00
2 218-211 Royal blue, red sleeves, white spots, red cap, white spots Rocky Creek (IRE) 35
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-7 P F Nicholls R Walsh 149 8/131.62
3 1/114-11 Dark Blue, Light Blue hoop, checked sleeves and cap Real Milan (IRE) 44
Nag me
8 11-4 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 140 7/18.00
4 1F81F1 EMERALD GREEN, WHITE stars, EMERALD GREEN cap, WHITE star Tour Des Champs (FR) 14
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-4 N A Twiston-Davies S Twiston-Davies 139 13/27.50
5 4171/35- WHITE, DARK BLUE sleeves Turtlethomas (IRE) 471
Nag me
7 11-0 Mrs L Hill A Thornton 100/1101.00

Verdict

ROCKY CREEK found Harry Topper too strong on his chasing bow but the winner is a very smart novice and Paul Nicholls' seven-year-old has done little wrong since. The runner-up has franked the form of his win at Doncaster in December and the selection could be called the winner a long way out at Warwick last month. Tour Des Champs would probably have been placed in that race had he not fallen two out, however, and has won a small race at Ffos Las since. Houblon Des Obeaux has been keeping decent company but will probably always come up short against the very best while Real Milan needs to take a further step forward after wins at Carlisle and Ayr, though still has plenty of scope. Chasing newcomer Turtlethomas is set a very stiff task after a lengthy absence.