Today's racecards

Ascot

  • 14:25 Keltbray Holloway's Hurdle 2m 3f 110y

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 4.66s
  • Off time: 14:25:28
14:25 Ascot Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Irish Saint (FR) 6/1
2nd Imperial Leader (IRE) 8/1
3rd Bourne 5/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 7/31112- White, black cap Minella Forfitness (IRE) 266
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
7 11-10 N J Henderson D Bass 145 10/111.00
2 231-111 Light Blue, White stripe and armlets The Skyfarmer 36
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-5 P J Hobbs R Johnson 140 5/16.00
3 1213-F0 Royal blue, pink hoops, armlets and cap Irish Saint (FR) 28
Nag me
5 11-5 P F Nicholls N Fehily 140 6/17.00
4 8750-01 Yellow, emerald green seams, yellow cap, emerald green star Citizenship 30
Nag me
8 11-0 Miss V Williams L Treadwell 135 8/19.00
5 17P-118 Maroon, yellow braces, maroon sleeves, yellow stars, maroon cap, yellow star Thomas Crapper 36
Nag me
7 10-13 R Dickin C Poste 134 9/25.50
6 7486-12 RED, ORANGE and RED hooped sleeves, WHITE cap Knight Of Pleasure 35
Nag meBeaten Favourite
5 10-10 G L Moore J E Moore 131 12/113.00
7 2/1437-0 Black, White stars, striped sleeves, Black cap Imperial Leader (IRE) 49
Nag me
6 10-7 t N A Twiston-Davies S Twiston-Davies 128 8/19.00
8 21-U Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Get Back In Line (IRE) 51
Nag meDistance Winner
6 10-6 Jonjo O'Neill Maurice Linehan (5) 127 7/18.00
10 764383 White, black sleeves, white armlets, red cap Bourne 23
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 10-4 b D McCain Jnr Henry Brooke 125 5/16.00
Non runners
92/1F61-UKuilsriver (IRE)710-5N J GiffordThomas Garner126

Verdict

The Skyfarmer promises to stay this longer trip and the runner-up has franked the form of his comfortable Cheltenham success. But he's been raised 17lb, which could be a problem in a competitive handicap like this. Citizenship took just two runs to get off the mark for Venetia Williams but this is a much better race than the one he won at Exeter. Fitness is unlikely to be an issue for the returning Minella Forfitness but he reappears off a high mark and Irish Saint has struggled so far this term. Knight Of Pleasure was well beaten off this mark at Lingfield in a race in which KUILSRIVER was still travelling strongly when blundering and unseating Thomas Garner. The latter looks nicely treated at present and could be a bit of value here as the ground will suit.Thomas Crapper may be in the handicapper's grip but Bourne isn't without a chance at the weights and has gone well here in the past off similar marks.