Today's racecards

Ascot

  • 12:40 Ascot Badgeholders Juvenile Hurdle2m

  • Winner £5,630 2nd £1,663 3rd £832 4th £416
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 15.40s
  • Off time: 12:41:33
12:40 Ascot Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Astre De La Cour (FR) 2/1
2nd Handiwork 11/8

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 11 Red, yellow stripe, red and dark blue chevrons on sleeves, yellow and dark blue striped cap Handiwork 22
Nag meDistance Winner
4 11-8 S Gollings S Twiston-Davies 128 11/82.38
2 31 Emerald green and dark blue (quartered), emerald green sleeves, emerald green cap, dark blue diamond Vandross (IRE) 23
Nag me
4 11-4 N B King Trevor Whelan (3) 116 9/110.00
3 1F-4 Royal blue, white hoops, white sleeves, royal blue armlets, white cap Astre De La Cour (FR) 22
Nag me
4 10-12 R Walford L Aspell 2/13.00
4 0 White, Royal Blue star and armlets, Emerald Green cap Green Special (ITY) 94
Nag me
4 10-12 Dave Roberts Lee Edwards 66/167.00
5 462 Red, white cross belts, striped sleeves and star on cap Mandy's Boy (IRE) 41
Nag me
4 10-12 Ian Williams W Kennedy 120 8/19.00
6 Red, Emerald Green disc, Emerald Green sleeves, Red stars Masquerading 115
Nag me
4 10-12 Jonjo O'Neill N Fehily 5/16.00

Verdict

HANDIWORK has taken well to hurdles after failing to win on the Flat. He's on a hat-trick after beating subsequent winner Aalim on his debut at Market Rasen before giving weight top to the well-regarded Royal Skies at Wetherby. This will be tough under a double penalty on the ground, though he still makes more appeal than Fontwell scorer Vandross and Astre De la Cour, who was beaten a long way on his first run for Robert Walford at Kempton. Mandy's Boy ran his best race so far at Warwick last time but he may do better in handicaps and Masquerading's Flat form was on much faster surfaces.