Today's racecards

Ascot

  • 13:15 Ascot Annual Badgeholders' Juvenile Hurdle2m

  • Winner £4,383 2nd £1,295 3rd £648 4th £324
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 48.20s
  • Off time: 13:15:13
13:15 Ascot Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Grandouet (FR) 4/9
2nd Two Kisses (IRE) 11/1
3rd Looks Like Slim 20/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 331-521 Emerald Green, Dark Green sleeves, Dark Green and Emerald Green quartered cap Grandouet (FR) 24
Nag meDistance Winner
4 11-8 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 145 4/91.44
2 211237 Mauve, yellow sleeves, mauve diamonds, mauve cap, yellow diamond Two Kisses (IRE) 70
Nag me
4 11-1 B G Powell A P McCoy 123 11/112.00
3 84 Red, pink hoop and armlets L'eminence Grise (IRE) 24
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4 10-12 Nick Williams D A Jacob 20/121.00
4 67 Royal blue, brown hoops, royal blue sleeves and cap Looks Like Slim 16
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4 10-12 B De Haan W Hutchinson 20/121.00
5 Dark Green, White seams, Dark Green sleeves, White cap, Red star Magic Prospect (FR) 218
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4 10-12 C J Mann Peter Toole (3) 20/121.00
6 Black, Red triple diamond, Black sleeves, Red stars, Black cap, Red diamond Ostentation 85
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4 10-12 R A Teal C Bolger 66/167.00
7 EMERALD GREEN, YELLOW spots, halved sleeves, PURPLE cap Plenty Pocket (FR) 138
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4 10-12 P F Nicholls Ian Popham (5) 7/24.50
8 WHITE, DARK BLUE star, sleeves and cap Singapore Storm (FR)
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4 10-12 T R George P J Brennan 50/151.00
9 P Light Blue, Brown Cross of Lorraine, striped sleeves and star on cap Whitby Jack 14
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4 10-12 G L Moore J E Moore (7) 33/134.00
Non runners
10Truly Magic410-5P BrookshawMiss L Horner

Verdict

Grandouet, well ahead of Two Kisses when second to Sam Winner in a Grade 2 at Cheltenham in November, got off the mark in this country when beating stablemate A Media Luz at Newbury last month. That's probably decent form and he sets the standard here but has to give 10lb to PLENTY POCKET. A winner twice on the Flat in France last year Paul Nicholls' hurdling newcomer, who has a jumping pedigree, had Magic Prospect behind at Saint-Cloud last June and will have had plenty of schooling. With Ian Popham's claim reducing his weight by a further 5lb, he could be the one to beat. Ostentation and Truly Magic were both winners on the level but could have stamina issues over timber.