Today's racecards

Ascot

  • 13:20 Liberum Capital Novices' Handicap Chase2m 1f

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 28.50s
  • Off time: 13:20:39
13:20 Ascot Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Eastlake (IRE) 9/1
2nd Rouge Et Blanc (FR) 11/2
3rd Mentalist (FR) 11/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 6-63145 Dark blue and pink (quartered), hooped sleeves Fintan 12
Nag me
9 11-12 B R Summers D F O'Regan 120 25/126.00
2 F153P-3 Gold, Black hoops, Scarlet cap Jumps Road 40
Nag me
5 11-12 C L Tizzard Brendan Powell (3) 120 7/42.75
3 205697 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Eastlake (IRE) 52
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-10 Jonjo O'Neill A P McCoy 118 9/110.00
4 2233-14 Brown, light blue spots, striped sleeves, light blue cap, brown spots Be Definite (IRE) 21
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
8 11-9 p T R George P J Brennan 117 6/17.00
5 12274-4 Emerald Green, Pink hoops, White sleeves, Pink cap Zafranagar (IRE) 44
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-7 A W Carroll Lee Edwards 115 20/121.00
6 42/37P-7 NAVY BLUE, GREEN sash, CERISE cap Gandalfe (FR) 15
Nag me
7 11-7 D W P Arbuthnot A Thornton 115 50/151.00
7 223-231 Light blue, red braces, white sleeves, red armlets, light blue and red quartered cap Mentalist (FR) 25
Nag me
4 11-4 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 117 11/43.75
8 FPPP/1U Emerald green and orange (halved), quartered cap Rouge Et Blanc (FR) 5
Nag me
7 10-10 O Sherwood Thomas Garner (7) 104 11/26.50

Verdict

Be Definite won on his reappearance at Stratford but didn't find much off the bridle when only fourth off this mark at Doncaster three weeks ago. Rouge Et Blanc needs to bounce back from a recent mishap at Hereford but is still at the right end of the handicap, while Ffos Las third Jumps Road and Warwick fourth Zafranagar have claims stepping into a handicap and Eastlake has plenty of experience. MENTALIST is only a four-year-old but is a sound jumper of fences and his recent win at Ludlow was more than deserved. He could be good enough to double his tally today.