Today's racecards

Ascot

  • 13:30 David & Toni Eyles Beginners' Chase2m 5f 110y

  • Winner £7,507 2nd £2,218 3rd £1,109 4th £554
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 39.40s
  • Off time: 13:30:36
13:30 Ascot Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Minella Class (IRE) 7/4
2nd Theatrical Star 4/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 14630-2 Cerise, Cerise and White striped sleeves, quartered cap Arthurian Legend 27
Nag me
7 11-1 P J Hobbs R Johnson 135 7/18.00
2 26/2UPP- Dark blue, yellow cross belts, striped cap Minella Class (IRE) 219
Nag me
7 11-1 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 139 7/42.75
3 3410F-6 Royal Blue and Light Blue (quartered), Light Blue sleeves, Royal Blue armlets Restless Harry 20
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-1 R Dickin H Oliver 140 2/13.00
4 1/3731F- Emerald Green, White chevrons, Orange cap Shuil Royale (IRE) 251
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
7 11-1 D W P Arbuthnot D A Jacob 115 9/110.00
6 47353-3 Red and Purple (quartered), Yellow sleeves, Red cap Theatrical Star 31
Nag me
6 11-1 C L Tizzard J Tizzard 122 4/15.00
Non runners
51710P9-Tenor Nivernais (FR)511-1Miss V Williams2nd Preference

Verdict

Nicky Henderson has trained the winner of the last two renewals but the jury is out on Minella Class at the moment. He's failed to complete in three subsequent starts after a decent debut over fences last November and RESTLESS HARRY makes more appeal. A Grade 2 winning hurdler, a recent outing over timber at Wetherby will have blown any cobwebs away and he'll go close if taking to the larger obstacles. Arthurian Legend finished last on his chasing debut at the start of the year but returned to action with a close-up second over hurdles at Chepstow. He's preferred to Shuil Royale but Theatrical Star jumped well on his chasing bow at Exeter last month and could run a big race. Tenor Nivernais has a first preference in the 1.55 at Haydock today.