Today's racecards

Ascot

  • 13:30 Shooting Star Chase Novices' Limited Handicap Chase2m 1f

  • Winner £6,882 2nd £2,033 3rd £1,016 4th £508
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 20.80s
  • Off time: 13:30:49
13:30 Ascot Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Bellenos (FR) 9/2
2nd Rio De Sivola (FR) 15/8
3rd Double Handful (GER) 16/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 1235P-7 YELLOW, PURPLE hoops and armlets, hooped cap Bellenos (FR) 21
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-5 D Skelton Harry Skelton 122 9/25.50
2 24/1F3-6 Dark Blue, Pink epaulets, armlets and cap Orabora 33
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-3 P J Hobbs R Johnson 120 11/26.50
3 675-132 Yellow, mauve cross of lorraine, diabolo on sleeves and star on cap Double Handful (GER) 180
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-2 t Mrs L Hill D Bass 119 16/117.00
4 1P/3162 Purple, white seams, purple sleeves, white stars, purple cap, white star Marcus Antonius 24
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-1 h J R Boyle L Aspell 118 16/117.00
5 33-581 Black, white diamond, diamonds on sleeves, red cap Rio De Sivola (FR) 30
Nag me
4 11-0 Nick Williams A P McCoy 122 15/82.88
6 43P-135 Black, White hoop, Black sleeves, White stars Captain Paulie (IRE) 29
Nag me
10 10-10 Evan Williams Adam Wedge 113 10/111.00
7 3C143/8- White, red chevron, diamonds on sleeves Getting Ready (IRE) 396
Nag me
6 10-10 N A Twiston-Davies S Twiston-Davies 113 9/25.50
8 322-15P Royal Blue, Red cross belts, halved sleeves, Royal Blue cap, Red diamond Pasture Bay (IRE) 66
Nag meDistance Winner
7 10-9 F M O'Brien Conor Shoemark (5) 112 25/126.00

Verdict

RIO DE SIVOLA has been a bit more on his plate than when winning a four-year-old chase on his UK debut at Warwick but the second has franked the form since and, with A P McCoy in the saddle, Nick Williams' charge is sure to be popular here. He gets the vote but may not represent much in the way of value. Marcus Antonius was flattered by his proximity to Pendra at Lingfield but Captain Paulie is starting to come down the weights again and Orabora may be suited by the switch to fences. Double Handful has been placed in both starts over fences but hasn't raced since June.