Today's racecards

Ascot

  • 14:35 Betfred Novices' Chase 2m 3f

  • Winner £17,162 2nd £6,466 3rd £3,236 4th £1,616
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 53.80s
  • Off time: 14:35:37
14:35 Ascot Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Fox Appeal (IRE) 5/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
2 2P1-122 Red and Yellow (quartered), Red sleeves, Yellow armlets, Red cap Up To Something (FR) 21
Nag me
5 11-4 pt C E Longsdon N Fehily 140 13/27.50
3 013-522 White, Grey spots, White cap Fox Appeal (IRE) 41
Nag me
6 11-0 Miss E C Lavelle Aidan Coleman 145 5/42.25
4 21P3-21 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Mr Mole (IRE) 12
Nag me
5 11-0 t P F Nicholls A P McCoy 11/43.75
5 225F-12 Emerald Green, Dark Green sleeves, Dark Green and Emerald Green quartered cap Raya Star (IRE) 33
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse Winner
7 11-0 A King R Thornton 149 3/14.00
Non runners
1415-S13Sergeant Dick (IRE)811-4F BrennanS Twiston-Davies126

Verdict

FOX APPEAL's length second to Wonderful Charm at Wincanton was a commendable effort and he'd run Black Thunder, another smart prospect, to a neck at Fontwell earlier. Through Wonderful Charm, he may just have the beating of the bold-jumping Up To Something at the weights and can make it third-time lucky over fences today. Raya Star chased home Dodging Bullets at Cheltenham after winning at Uttoxeter but may just be better over 2m. Mr Mole also steps up in trip but won a shade cosily at Warwick, though could be a tricky customer at times over hurdles. Sergeant Dick doesn't look up to this class.