Today's racecards

Ascot

  • 14:35 Champagne Bollinger Silver Cup Handicap Chase 3m

  • Winner £24,477 2nd £9,222 3rd £4,615 4th £2,306
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 35.00s
  • Off time: 14:35:23
14:35 Ascot Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Wyck Hill (IRE) 4/1
2nd Katenko (FR) 9/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 2887-1U Emerald Green, Dark Green sleeves, Dark Green and Emerald Green quartered cap Roberto Goldback (IRE) 21
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
10 11-12 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 161 4/15.00
2 9P/41F1- Red and Purple (quartered), Yellow sleeves, Red cap Hey Big Spender (IRE) 343
Nag meDistance Winner
9 11-8 C L Tizzard J Tizzard 157 9/25.50
3 1/110-35 Emerald Green and White check, halved sleeves, Emerald Green cap Hold On Julio (IRE) 21
Nag meDistance Winner
9 10-11 A King R Thornton 146 9/43.25
4 25P-231 Dark Green, White stars, White and Red striped sleeves, White cap, Red star Ackertac (IRE) 29
Nag meCourse Winner
7 10-2 p N A Twiston-Davies S Twiston-Davies 137 7/18.00
5 0874-F0 Light blue, red braces, white sleeves, red armlets, light blue and red quartered cap Katenko (FR) 28
Nag me
6 10-1 Miss V Williams L Treadwell 136 9/110.00
6 3/11F2-1 Dark Blue, Mauve stars, Dark Blue cap, Mauve star Wyck Hill (IRE) 35
Nag me
8 10-0 D G Bridgwater T Scudamore 129 4/15.00

Verdict

HOLD ON JULIO finished fifth to Bob's Worth in the Hennessy at Newbury in a race in which Roberto Goldback unseated his rider around halfway when still in touch. Alan King's nine-year-old can open his account for the season now, though the top weight did win over this C&D on his reappearance and shouldn't be ignored. Ackertac is another recent course winner but he has a poor strike-rate over fences while Wetherby winner Wyck Hill races from 6lb out of the handicap and is upped in grade. Hey Big Spender won't fail through lack of stamina but has been off the track for a while and Katenko has much to prove at present.