Ascot

  • 14:35 Coral Hurdle 2m 3f 110y

  • Winner £50,697 2nd £19,098 3rd £9,558 4th £4,779
  • Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 34.70s
  • Off time: 14:36:31
14:35 Ascot Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Silviniaco Conti (FR) 10/3
2nd Karabak (FR) 3/1
3rd Restless Harry 9/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 68711-4 ROYAL BLUE, EMERALD GREEN sleeves, WHITE cap, EMERALD GREEN spots Ashkazar (FR) 14
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-8 D Pipe Timmy Murphy 155 16/117.00
2 1/11233- ORANGE, BLACK epaulets Zaynar (FR) 224
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 11-8 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 167 13/82.62
3 121F1-3 Royal Blue and Light Blue (quartered), Light Blue sleeves, Royal Blue armlets Restless Harry 28
Nag me
6 11-4 R Dickin H Oliver 145 9/110.00
4 11-11 Red, pink hoop and armlets Silviniaco Conti (FR) 28
Nag meDistance Winner
4 11-4 P F Nicholls N Fehily 153 10/34.33
5 511040- RED, dark blue chevron, halved sleeves, quartered cap Won In The Dark (IRE) 211
Nag me
6 11-4 Miss S J Harty T J O'Brien 148 25/126.00
6 12F-P18 White, black star, striped sleeves and stars on cap Black Jack Blues (IRE) 14
Nag me
7 11-0 t Miss R Curtis Aodhagan Conlon 149 50/151.00
7 24/2248- Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Karabak (FR) 212
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
7 11-0 A King W Hutchinson 163 3/14.00
8 6755-07 Emerald Green and White (quartered), Orange and White halved sleeves, Orange cap, White star Lough Derg (FR) 19
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
10 11-0 v D Pipe Hadden Frost 145 33/134.00

Verdict

ZAYNAR has to win this in order to justify any pretentions of becoming a force in the division. Barry Geraghty's job will be to get the grey settled as he is a notoriously highly strung individual who can tend to squander his chances through racing too keenly. That said, there is little doubting his quality and he is with the right trainer to progress further. Lough Derg has been disappointing this term but this place has brought out the best in him before so it would be folly to write him off just yet. Karabak had the privilege of chasing home Big Buck's on a couple of occasions. He probably needs slightly further than this but has chances of picking up the race if the favourite fluffs his lines. Restless Harry would come into the equation if it rains heavily while Black Jack Blues and Silviniaco Conti are improving novices that are worthy of their places in this event.