Ascot

  • 14:55 Bet With Your Mobile At victorchandler.com Holloway's Hurdle 2m 3f 110y

  • Winner £22,804 2nd £8,556 3rd £4,284 4th £2,136
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 41.10s
  • Off time: 15:01:13
14:55 Ascot Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Tiger O'Toole (IRE) 40/1
2nd Walkon (FR) 12/1
3rd Lough Derg (FR) 8/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 55-0772 Emerald Green and White (quartered), Orange and White halved sleeves, Orange cap, White star Lough Derg (FR) 24
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
11 11-10 v D Pipe T Scudamore 148 8/19.00
2 121121/ Royal Blue, White hoops, Maroon sleeves and cap Walkon (FR) 660
Nag me
6 11-10 A King R Thornton 148 12/113.00
3 111- Emerald Green, Dark Green sleeves, Dark Green and Emerald Green quartered cap Soldatino (FR) 309
Nag me
5 11-10 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 148 11/26.50
4 14-P46U Dark Blue, Red stripe, halved sleeves, Red cap Bygones of Brid (IRE) 7
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-4 Karen McLintock G Lee 142 20/121.00
5 361127- DARK BLUE, YELLOW cross belts, collar and cuffs, striped cap Notus De La Tour (FR) 289
Nag me
5 11-3 D Pipe A P McCoy 141 3/14.00
6 12111/3- Yellow, Dark Blue star, armlets and star on cap Shalone 406
Nag me
7 11-3 A King Wayne Hutchinson 141 14/115.00
7 322-311 Yellow, Dark Blue sash Frascati Park (IRE) 18
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
7 10-9 N A Twiston-Davies P J Brennan 133 6/17.00
8 34P-191 BLACK and PINK (quartered), BLACK sleeves, PINK armlets Warne's Way (IRE) 12
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8 10-6 v B G Powell R P McLernon (3) 130 25/126.00
9 2168P-1 RED, WHITE seams, ROYAL BLUE and WHITE hooped sleeves and cap Spear Thistle 68
Nag me
9 10-5 p C J Mann Sam Twiston-Davies (3) 129 50/151.00
10 411P-02 Maroon, Orange chevrons and sleeves, quartered cap Sophies Trophy (IRE) 14
Nag me
6 10-5 t P Phelan C Bolger 129 12/113.00
11 107-U10 White, Dark Blue armlets and cap Advisor (FR) 21
Nag meCourse Winner
5 10-5 b1 P F Nicholls Ian Popham (5) 129 28/129.00
12 3-11695 White, Black cross belts, Yellow sleeves and cap Tiger O'Toole (IRE) 14
Nag me
6 10-5 Evan Williams Paul Moloney 129 40/141.00
13 1- Pink, large Purple spots, hooped sleeves Sire Collonges (FR) 276
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5 10-4 P F Nicholls D A Jacob 127 8/19.00
14 3-21139 Pink, Purple epaulets, striped sleeves, Purple and pink hooped cap Lucaindubai (IRE) 70
Nag meDistance Winner
5 10-4 Evan Williams D Bass (5) 123 22/123.00

Verdict

Lough Derg has run some of his best races around here and won this in 2009 off a 5lb higher mark. However, he's now in the veteran stage and was undoubtedly flattered by his proximity to Big Buck's in the Long Walk Hurdle at Newbury last month. Advisor finished well adrift of Soldatino in last year's Triumph Hurdle but Nicky Henderson's five-year-old hasn't raced since that landmark success, while the Alan King pair Walkon and Shalone also return for long lay-offs. Frascati Park has good form in novice company but steps out of that sphere for the first time here, while Sophies Trophy was put up 4lb after finishing second at Sandown earlier this month. Warne's Way has been found wanting in this grade before so we'll take a chance on the unexposed SIRE COLLONGES. Mightily impressive when winning over a similar trip at Auteuil last April, the five-year-old has been plenty of time to acclimatise by Paul Nicholls and may have been let in lightly here.