Today's racecards

Ascot

  • 14:25 Weatherbys Bloodstock Insurance Chase 3m

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 0.60s
  • Off time: 14:25:36
14:25 Ascot Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Massini's Maguire (IRE) 9/1
2nd Tullamore Dew (IRE) 8/1
3rd Cappa Bleu (IRE) 7/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 113P-11 RED, WHITE cross belts, hooped sleeves and star on cap The Minack (IRE) 63
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 11-10 P F Nicholls R Walsh 159 7/24.50
2 221-P09 Orange, Blue and Chocolate hoops, Orange cap Hell's Bay (FR) 21
Nag me
10 10-13 t C L Tizzard Brendan Powell (5) 148 25/126.00
3 2353/1-P Black and Light Blue (quartered), Black sleeves, White cap Massini's Maguire (IRE) 63
Nag meCourse WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
11 10-13 D Pipe T Scudamore 148 9/110.00
4 3F2P/13 Royal Blue, Pink hoop Cappa Bleu (IRE) 53
Nag meDistance Winner
10 10-12 t Evan Williams Paul Moloney 147 7/18.00
5 5F-P29P Dark Green and White stripes, Dark Green sleeves, White armlets, White cap Crescent Island (IRE) 28
Nag me
9 10-11 b N A Twiston-Davies William Twiston-Davies (7) 146 50/151.00
6 13P-125 Mauve, White sash, Red cap Chance du Roy (FR) 21
Nag me
8 10-10 P J Hobbs R Johnson 145 16/117.00
7 2137-F2 Black, White hoop and sleeves, hooped cap Pearlysteps 28
Nag me
9 10-8 H D Daly Jake Greenall (5) 143 5/16.00
8 9U6P-15 Royal Blue, Emerald Green triple diamond and diamond on cap Exmoor Ranger (IRE) 42
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
10 10-8 V R A Dartnall A Glassonbury 143 12/113.00
10 3-5F94U Light Blue, White chevrons, White sleeves, Light Blue armlets, Light Blue and White striped cap Tullamore Dew (IRE) 28
Nag me
10 10-4 N J Gifford L Treadwell 137 8/19.00
11 70-143P Red, Royal Blue chevrons, armlets and star on cap Viking Blond (FR) 53
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
7 10-4 b N A Twiston-Davies S Twiston-Davies 137 6/17.00
12 2513P-P Emerald Green, Dark Green sleeves, Dark Green and Emerald Green quartered cap Be There In Five (IRE) 42
Nag meDistance Winner
8 10-4 N J Henderson R J Killoran 136 33/134.00
13 R-120U3 Yellow, light blue cross belts, yellow and black diabolo on sleeves Qhilimar (FR) 42
Nag meDistance Winner
8 10-4 b C E Longsdon L Aspell 136 12/113.00
Non runners
9134-311Penny Max (IRE)610-4Miss E C LavelleN Fehily139

Verdict

Hell's Bay and Tullamore Dew have disappointed this term, while Massini's Maguire and Be There In Five were both pulled up on their belated reappearances. Penny Max is an improving novice who is probably fairly treated and The Minack can't be ignored, despite top weight. He may have been a little fortunate to win over C&D in December, however, and is 9lb higher now. This may be too far for Chance Du Roy but Pearlysteps stays well and his second to According To Pete at Haydock four weeks ago was a cracking effort. Like Crescent Island, EXMOOR RANGER never seems to run two races alike and unseated his rider in this race 12 months ago. But he's a decent handicapper when he gets his act together, as he proved over C&D in October, and he gets a tentative vote today.