Today's racecards

Ascot

  • 14:10 Amlin 1965 Chase 2m 3f

  • Winner £28,475 2nd £10,685 3rd £5,350 4th £2,665
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 0.70s
  • Off time: 14:14:42
14:10 Ascot Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Captain Chris (IRE) 7/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 21/1211- White, black cap Finian's Rainbow (IRE) 225
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
9 11-11 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 173 5/61.83
2 22213-1 Red, pink hoop and armlets For Non Stop (IRE) 28
Nag me
7 11-7 Nick Williams N Fehily 162 10/34.33
3 52/468-1 Royal blue, red sleeves, white spots, red cap, white spots Ghizao (GER) 19
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-7 P F Nicholls D A Jacob 150 10/111.00
5 1/1U3P4- Dark Blue, Light Blue hoop, checked sleeves and cap Captain Chris (IRE) 254
Nag me
8 11-1 t P J Hobbs R Johnson 162 7/24.50
Non runners
43P1117-Quincy Des Pictons (FR)811-5A E Jones2nd Preference137

Verdict

A select but high-class renewal. Quincy Des Pictons appears outclassed but the other four are all of interest although all have delivered their best form on ground far quicker than the forecast conditions. Ghizao has clearly benefited from a breathing operation in the summer but this is far tougher than the race he easily landed on his Kempton reappearance. Captain Chris receives weight from his prime rivals and has every chance if delivering his best. However, the Hobbs yard are struggling for winners at present and he has become something of an enigmatic performer in recent runs. For Non Stop was massively impressive when blitzing his rivals in the Old Roan Chase but he only receives 4lb from the 2012 Champion Chase winner, FINIAN'S RAINBOW. Nicky Henderson's charge is a wonderfully uncomplicated sort who always runs his race at the top level and followed up his Champion Chase success when easily landing the 2m4f Melling Chase at Aintree. This first run might be the time to take him on but he undoubtedly sets a demanding standard for his rivals to meet and gets the vote.