Ascot

  • 14:40 Winkworth Handicap Chase2m 3f

  • Winner £12,512 2nd £3,696 3rd £1,848 4th £924
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 58.30s
  • Off time: 14:40:16
14:40 Ascot Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Ackertac (IRE) 8/1
2nd Vino Griego (FR) 13/2
3rd Marshal Zhukov (IRE) 5/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 7/6158-0 Black, Red spots, armlets and cap Song Sung Blue (IRE) 187
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9 11-12 C L Tizzard J Tizzard 132 16/117.00
2 22UF-11 MAROON and LIGHT BLUE stripes, hooped cap Royale's Charter 24
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-12 Nick Williams Nick Scholfield 132 7/18.00
3 325P-23 Dark Green, White stars, White and Red striped sleeves, White cap, Red star Ackertac (IRE) 35
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7 11-11 p N A Twiston-Davies S Twiston-Davies 131 8/19.00
4 4351-31 Black, yellow disc, black sleeves, yellow stars, white cap Marshal Zhukov (IRE) 27
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-10 t Mrs Caroline Keevil James Best (5) 130 5/16.00
5 2212-25 Black and Pink check, Black cap Webberys Dream 17
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9 11-9 J Scott Matt Griffiths (3) 129 33/134.00
6 30328-4 Orange, Black star, Black and Orange striped sleeves Pantxoa (FR) 31
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5 11-8 A King R Thornton 128 6/17.00
7 3408-44 Light Blue, Brown Cross of Lorraine, striped sleeves and star on cap Vino Griego (FR) 12
Nag meCourse Winner
7 11-6 v1 G L Moore J E Moore 126 13/27.50
8 41127P- Orange, light blue hollow box, chevrons on sleeves All For Free (IRE) 279
Nag meCourse Winner
6 11-4 D G Bridgwater R Johnson 124 10/111.00
9 53125-4 Yellow, Maroon chevrons, Yellow sleeves, Yellow cap, Maroon star Saveiro (FR) 20
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8 11-2 G A Swinbank F Davis 122 33/134.00
10 5410P-4 Light blue, red braces, white sleeves, red armlets, light blue and red quartered cap Kapga De Cerisy (FR) 20
Nag meDistance Winner
4 11-0 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 128 5/23.50

Verdict

Royale's Charter bids for a hat-trick having won both starts this season over shorter trips on faster ground. Up 8lb for his latest win at Taunton, he blundered and unseated his rider over C&D back in January when ACKERTAC finished runner-up. Only 2lb higher for this, the latter is fancied to go one better and finally open his account over fences. Marshal Zhukov returned a comfortable eight length winner at Chepstow last month and has been rewarded with a 13lb rise in the weights. However, he could still figure and makes more appeal than Kapga De Cerisy, who wasn't beaten far when fourth over track and trip on his recent comeback. Course winner All For Free is having his first start since February but could also be in the mix.