Today's racecards

Ascot

  • 14:00 Long Walk Hurdle 3m 1f

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 37.00s
  • Off time: 14:01:02
14:00 Ascot Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Reve de Sivola (FR) 9/2
2nd Smad Place (FR) 15/8

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 1F01-02 White, red cross belts, red and white quartered cap Cucumber Run (IRE) 22
Nag me
7 11-7 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 144 12/113.00
3 258P-98 Emerald Green, White diamond, diabolo on sleeves and diamond on cap Kayf Aramis 8
Nag meDistance Winner
10 11-7 b N A Twiston-Davies S Twiston-Davies 125 66/167.00
4 F/1R16-6 Red, White spots, Red Sleeves, White Cap Master Of The Hall (IRE) 49
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
8 11-7 N J Henderson A P McCoy 146 8/19.00
5 4453-20 Black and Beige (halved), chevrons on sleeves, Beige cap Prospect Wells (FR) 34
Nag me
7 11-7 t P F Nicholls R Walsh 150 8/19.00
6 3/4753-2 White, Red triple diamond, Royal Blue sleeves, White stars, White cap, Red diamonds Reve de Sivola (FR) 21
Nag me
7 11-7 Nick Williams R Johnson 149 9/25.50
7 0/123F-3 GREY and MAROON diamonds, GREY sleeves Smad Place (FR) 49
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse Winner
5 11-7 A King R Thornton 158 15/82.88
8 3236-11 Red and Black (quartered), Red sleeves, Black spots Trustan Times (IRE) 28
Nag me
6 11-7 T D Easterby D C Costello 150 11/43.75
Non runners
2260-044Five Dream (FR)811-7P F NichollsNon Runner147

Verdict

Big Buck's' injury appears to have thrown the staying division wide-open but Paul Nicholls is trying to fill the gap with Prospect Wells, upped in distance after getting outpaced over 2m at Cheltenham last time, though he has a bit to find with some of these on the form book. Reve de Sivola was second to Big Buck's at Newbury on his reappearance but easily brushed aside and the improving Trustan Times has more scope and was impressive under a big weight in a Haydock handicap four weeks ago. SMAD PLACE was a little disappointing when only third to Tidal Bay at Wetherby and still has a bit to prove. But that run still gives him the beating of Cucumber Run on a line through fourth Fair Along and his overall form is the best on offer here. Master Of The Hall hasn't run over hurdles for almost three years but likes the mud and could run a little better than expected.