Today's racecards

Ascot

  • 13:00 Redstone 'National Hunt' Novices' Hurdle2m 3f 110y

  • Winner £5,005 2nd £1,478 3rd £739 4th £370
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 39.50s
  • Off time: 13:01:05
13:00 Ascot Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Simonsig 1/5
2nd Brass Tax (IRE) 66/1
3rd The Musical Guy (IRE) 16/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 U1- ROYAL BLUE, WHITE chevron, hooped sleeves, WHITE cap Bobcatbilly (IRE) 306
Nag me
5 10-12 Ian Williams Harry Skelton 9/110.00
2 3P/150- Dark Green, Red cross belts and armlets, quartered cap Brass Tax (IRE) 279
Nag me
5 10-12 B I Case D A Jacob 66/167.00
3 0-85 GREY and MAROON diamonds, GREY sleeves Busby Berkeley (IRE) 11
Nag me
5 10-12 t M Keighley A P Cawley 20/121.00
4 2 Red, black seams, black and red check sleeves, black cap, red star Isleofhopendreams 200
Nag me
4 10-12 Miss H C Knight D Elsworth 9/110.00
5 1F1-1 Dark blue and white diamonds, white sleeves, red cap Simonsig 207
Nag me
5 10-12 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 1/51.20
6 85- Dark Green and White stripes, Dark Green sleeves, White armlets, White cap The Musical Guy (IRE) 240
Nag me
5 10-12 N A Twiston-Davies David England 16/117.00
7 3/ Dark Green, Red chevrons, Dark Green sleeves, Red stars, Red cap Tycoons Reflection (IRE) 588
Nag me
6 10-12 Miss H C Knight A Thornton 14/115.00
8 P1 Light Blue, Emerald Green star, Emerald Green cap, Light Blue star Western King (IRE) 180
Nag me
4 10-12 C J Mann N Fehily 14/115.00
9 97-86 Black, Yellow stars on sleeves, Black cap, Yellow star Fifi L'amour (IRE) 18
Nag me
5 10-5 Mrs L C Jewell J E Moore 66/167.00

Verdict

Bobcatbilly, Isleofhopendreams and Western King all arrive here having shown decent form in point-to-points and are worth a second look. Brass Tax has also won between the flags, though was well beaten in a couple of starts under Rules last winter so this should be all about SIMONSIG. He had a tall reputation in Irish points and went some way towards justifying the hype with a smooth victory in a Fairyhouse bumper in April. There should be more to come now he tackles hurdles and this looks a decent starting point. Busby Berkeley and The Musical Guy look the best of those with previous experience.