Today's racecards

Ascot

  • 14:30 Betfred Novices' Chase 2m 3f

  • Winner £16,881 2nd £6,360 3rd £3,183 4th £1,590
  • Going: Heavy, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 3.80s
  • Off time: 14:31:00
14:30 Ascot Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Simonsig 2/9
2nd Sulpius (GER) 25/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 003-514 Light Blue, Brown Cross of Lorraine, striped sleeves and star on cap Act Of Kalanisi (IRE) 13
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
6 11-4 t Dr R D P Newland T J O'Brien 140 11/26.50
2 8P/2 Brown, Orange epaulets and star on cap Ashbourne Folly (IRE) 14
Nag me
6 11-0 R H Buckler A Glassonbury 66/167.00
3 1/9300-2 Red, Grey stars, Red sleeves and cap Dare Me (IRE) 25
Nag me
8 11-0 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 130 8/19.00
4 112111- Dark blue and white diamonds, white sleeves, red cap Simonsig 251
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
6 11-0 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 2/91.22
5 991F11 Beige and red check, red sleeves, beige cap Sulpius (GER) 3
Nag me
7 11-0 R H Buckler J E Moore 92 25/126.00

Verdict

Overturn's defection at the overnight stage looks to have presented the classy SIMONSIG with a good opportunity to make a winning start over fences. Only beaten once over hurdles last season and successful at both Cheltenham and Aintree, Nicky Henderson's grey is expected to take high rank among this season's novice chasers as he's already won twice between the flags. Ludlow runner-up Dare Me has scope but Leicester winner Act Of Kalanisi didn't jump very well at Sandown earlier this month, though the longer trip should help. Sulpius was winning for the third time in four starts at Folkestone on Tuesday and looks the pick of Bob Buckler's pair but needs to step up again.