Today's racecards

Ascot

  • 16:30 Newsmith Capital October Club Charity Handicap1m 2f

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 6.93s
  • Off time: 16:33:22
16:30 Ascot Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Hanoverian Baron 3/1
2nd Breakheart (IRE) 2/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (2) 320-071 Light Blue and Royal Blue diamonds, Royal Blue sleeves, Light Blue armlets, quartered cap Greylami (IRE) 13
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 10-0 R A Mills E Ahern 96 13/27.50
2 (1) 484135 Black and Pink diamonds, striped sleeves, Black cap Vainglory (USA) 30
Nag meBeaten Favourite
6 9-11 D M Simcock Martin Lane (3) 93 16/117.00
3 (4) 011-219 Orange, Dark Green disc Hanoverian Baron 20
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
5 9-6 A G Newcombe K Fallon 88 3/14.00
4 (3) 213-243 DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond Sand Skier 7
Nag meBeaten Favourite
3 8-12 M Johnston Greg Fairley 90 2/13.00
5 (5) 02-112 Purple, Light Blue chevron, Light Blue cap Breakheart (IRE) 15
Nag me
3 8-11 A M Balding J Fortune 89 2/13.00

Verdict

Sand Skier and BREAKHEART are quite closely matched but preference is for Andrew Balding's charge; Greylami loves it here and can't be ruled out either. Breakheart beat Sand Skier over a mile in June and has since confirmed form with that rival once more when second at Newmarket. He's now a pound higher but put to bed any stamina doubts that day and is fancied to beat Mark Johnston's charge for the third time, winning this contest in the process. Sand Skier has subsequently taken a solid third over this trip but is 3lbs higher now and shaped that day as though a further step up in trip wouldn't go amiss, so expect to see a positive ride from Greg Fairley on this occasion. Greylami won over course and distance last time and is 6lbs higher here but if there's enough pace to chase he's likely to acquit himself well, as he usually does when racing here. Hanoverian Baron disappointed at Haydock but that was in a very competitive race and this drop in trip won't hurt. David Probert gets on well with the horse and he's still only 5lbs higher than when readily scoring at York on his penultimate outing. Vainglory completes the line-up and isn't discounted but has shaped the last twice as though in the handicapper's grip, so we'll return to the progressive Breakheart.