Today's racecards

Ascot

  • 14:25 Victor Chandler Chase 2m 1f

  • Winner £59,146 2nd £22,281 3rd £11,151 4th £5,576
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 5.50s
  • Off time: 14:25:31
14:25 Ascot Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Master Minded (FR) 4/7
2nd Somersby (IRE) 8/1
3rd Mad Max (IRE) 8/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 254/124- Maroon and White (quartered), checked sleeves and cap Crack Away Jack 391
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-7 Miss E C Lavelle W Hutchinson 149 14/115.00
2 6P11/15 Brown, orange epaulets, beige sleeves, orange cap Gauvain (GER) 42
Nag meDistance Winner
9 11-7 Nick Williams D A Jacob 159 20/121.00
3 PB821-4 Light Blue, Pink chevrons, Light Blue sleeves, Light Blue cap, Pink star I'm So Lucky 42
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
9 11-7 t D Pipe T Scudamore 153 33/134.00
4 3F4-375 RED and WHITE (quartered), RED sleeves Kalahari King (FR) 25
Nag meDistance Winner
10 11-7 Ferdy Murphy G Lee 162 25/126.00
5 1341-46 Purple and Yellow diabolo, Yellow sleeves and cap Mad Max (IRE) 42
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
9 11-7 t1 N J Henderson D Bass 155 8/19.00
6 1314-11 Emerald Green, Yellow spots, Yellow and Emerald Green halved sleeves, Purple cap Master Minded (FR) 42
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 11-7 P F Nicholls A P McCoy 178 4/71.57
7 12053-2 BLACK and YELLOW diamonds, checked sleeves, YELLOW cap Petit Robin (FR) 42
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-7 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 163 8/19.00
8 1122-33 Dark Green, Maroon stars, Maroon cap Somersby (IRE) 42
Nag me
7 11-7 Miss H C Knight Hadden Frost 162 8/19.00
9 212-1F2 Pink, large Purple spots, hooped sleeves Tchico Polos (FR) 14
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-7 t P F Nicholls Ian Popham 158 25/126.00

Verdict

All eyes here will be on MASTER MINDED, who has come back well this season after a below-par effort in last year's Queen Mother Champion Chase. Winner of this in 2009, the eight-year-old will be a short price to continue Paul Nicholls' recent domination of this Grade 1 contest having comfortably beaten Petit Robin, Somersby, I'm So Lucky, Gauvain and Kalahari King in the Tingle Creek at Cheltenham last month. Tchico Polos wasn't disgraced under a big weight at Sandown two weeks ago but may struggle in this grade, while Crack Away Jack will probably need this after a year on the sidelines and has a bit to find on the form book with Petit Robin and Somersby in any case. Mad Max has been racing over further but could stay on into a place if some of these go off too quickly.