Today's racecards

Ascot

  • 14:25 Wessex Youth Trust Long Walk Hurdle 3m 1f

  • Winner £42,202 2nd £15,900 3rd £7,958 4th £3,975
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Off time: 14:26:22
14:25 Ascot Racecards
No Draw Dist
-1 Celestial Halo (IRE)
1st Reve de Sivola (FR) 11/5

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 11111-4 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap At Fishers Cross (IRE) 21
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
6 11-7 Miss R Curtis A P McCoy 161 7/101.70
3 142-013 White, Red triple diamond, Royal Blue sleeves, White stars, White cap, Red diamonds Reve de Sivola (FR) 21
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
8 11-7 Nick Williams R Johnson 160 11/53.20
4 5115-22 Royal blue, red sleeves, white spots, red cap, white spots Salubrious (IRE) 7
Nag me
6 11-7 P F Nicholls D A Jacob 153 6/17.00
5 25145/4- Purple and Pink diamonds, Pink sleeves, Purple armlets, Purple cap Time For Rupert (IRE) 413
Nag meDistance Winner
9 11-7 P R Webber D F O'Regan 154 20/121.00
6 159-041 Pink, light blue diamond and sleeves Tweedledrum 19
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
6 11-0 p T Symonds Felix De Giles 123 100/1101.00
Non runners
2426-161Celestial Halo (IRE)911-7P F NichollsNon Runner165

Verdict

AT FISHERS CROSS hadn't jumped well before making a complete hash of the second-last on his reappearance at Newbury and being eased to a walk. But he was still within a length of eventual winner Celestial Halo at the time and would have probably have finished ahead of eventual third Reve de Sivola at the very least. The latter won this last year but is much better on really heavy going as a rule. With Celestial Halo's reported defection, Salubrious will now carry the hopes of the Nicholls team but he's yet to prove himself at the highest level. Likewise the mare Tweedledrum and Time For Rupert hasn't raced over hurdles since finishing runner-up to Big Buck's in the 2010 World Hurdle.