Today's racecards

Ascot

  • 15:05 Barclays Handicap Hurdle2m 6f

  • Winner £6,256 2nd £1,848 3rd £924 4th £462
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 25.00s
  • Off time: 15:05:50
15:05 Ascot Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Our Father (IRE) 8/5
2nd Shoreacres (IRE) 33/1
3rd Shuil Royale (IRE) 11/2
4th Piraya (FR) 20/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 13251-P Red and White check, White cap Camden (IRE) 37
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-12 O Sherwood L Aspell 130 33/134.00
2 122- Light Green, Dark Blue epaulets Our Father (IRE) 287
Nag meBeaten Favourite
5 11-11 D Pipe Timmy Murphy 129 8/52.60
3 1/2- Red, pink hoop and armlets Sir Du Bearn (FR) 394
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5 11-10 P F Nicholls R Walsh 128 16/117.00
4 F/10-F5P Beige, Beige and Black check sleeves, Black cap Shoreacres (IRE) 13
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8 11-9 B G Powell L Treadwell 127 33/134.00
5 131P/70- Royal Blue, White epaulets, checked sleeves Lightning Strike (GER) 275
Nag meCourse Winner
8 11-7 Miss V Williams S Thomas 125 20/121.00
6 748531 Dark Blue, Grey sleeves, Pink cap Wee Giant (USA) 19
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5 11-7 Mrs P Sly S Twiston-Davies 125 33/134.00
7 10/4521- Orange, light blue hollow box, chevrons on sleeves Swansbrook (IRE) 280
Nag meCourse Winner
8 11-6 B G Powell D Crosse 124 50/151.00
8 1-1 RED, WHITE sleeves, BLUE and WHITE striped cap Dancing Dude (IRE) 236
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4 11-5 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 123 8/19.00
9 1/2224-F Black, pink cross of lorraine, pink and black halved sleeves, black and pink check cap Patsy Finnegan 217
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9 11-4 A King W Hutchinson 122 33/134.00
10 0411-7 Grey, Pink epaulets, quartered cap Non Dom (IRE) 20
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5 11-4 H Morrison T Scudamore 122 11/112.00
11 301-034 White, Royal Blue chevrons, hooped sleeves, striped cap Gee Dee Nen 28
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 11-4 v G L Moore Joshua Moore (5) 122 25/126.00
12 U4-UF92 Light Blue, Chocolate sash Phare Isle (IRE) 25
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6 11-2 B I Case Gerald Quinn (7) 120 20/121.00
13 PP0-636 White, large Red spots and armlets, Red and White quartered cap Piraya (FR) 22
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8 11-0 pt D Pipe C O'Farrell (3) 118 20/121.00
14 322473- EMERALD GREEN and GREY diamonds, EMERALD GREEN sleeves, EMERALD GREEN cap, GREY diamond Lupanar (IRE) 239
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7 11-0 p G L Moore A Glassonbury 118 40/141.00
15 1131-37 Red, Royal Blue sleeves, White armlets Shuil Royale (IRE) 35
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6 10-11 D W P Arbuthnot D A Jacob 115 11/26.50
16 4/3457-5 Purple, White stars, halved sleeves, White cap, Purple star Whenever 68
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7 10-11 R T Phillips R Johnson 115 50/151.00
17 2113-P3 Maroon, Grey diamond Top Smart 25
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5 10-11 J W Mullins D E Mullins (3) 115 16/117.00
18 850-212 Yellow, Red stars, Red sleeves, Yellow stars, Yellow cap, Red star Mighty Monty 22
Nag meBeaten Favourite
6 10-6 p V R A Dartnall D F O'Regan 110 11/112.00

Verdict

A big field for this handicap hurdle and many of the big yards are represented. Nicky Henderson's Dancing Dude overcame inexperience to score at Towcester in April and should be more the finished article this season, while a lengthy absence is unlikely to inconvenience the equally unexposed Sir Du Bearn. Mighty Monty is in good form and still at the right end of the handicap but Patsy Finnegan may be best watched back over hurdles and Gee Dee Nen and Piraya are also better over fences. OUR FATHER won on his hurdling debut at Chepstow and, though beaten twice when odds-on subsequently, looks the type to flourish with another summer on his back and can make a successful return to action here under Timmy Murphy. Shuil Royale should appreciate the easier ground and could be best of the rest.