Today's racecards

Ascot

  • 13:10 BAM Construct UK Novices' Handicap Chase3m

  • Winner £6,882 2nd £2,033 3rd £1,016 4th £508
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 36.70s
  • Off time: 13:10:18
13:10 Ascot Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Lord Tomnoddy 8/1
2nd Emperor's Choice (IRE) 15/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 214/05-3 Black and Beige (halved), chevrons on sleeves, Beige cap Tigre D'aron (FR) 31
Nag me
5 11-12 P F Nicholls D A Jacob 118 3/14.00
2 8216P/2- Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Full Of Joy (IRE) 386
Nag me
7 11-11 Jonjo O'Neill A P McCoy 117 5/23.50
3 4/8886-1 Dark Green, Maroon stars, Maroon cap Balbriggan (IRE) 26
Nag me
5 11-9 M R Channon D Elsworth 115 9/43.25
4 6241/4-2 Brown, Pink seams, Pink cap Lord Tomnoddy 205
Nag meDistance Winner
10 11-8 K C Bailey Nick Scholfield 114 8/19.00
5 9311-87 Royal Blue, White hoop and sleeves Emperor's Choice (IRE) 23
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-6 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 112 15/28.50
6 P-16F46 RED and YELLOW stripes, YELLOW sleeves, RED armlets, RED cap Jacks Grey 74
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-5 t F M O'Brien Mr C P Shoemark (7) 111 25/126.00
Non runners
7161112Venetian Lad711-1Mrs L RichardsM Goldstein107

Verdict

Venetian Lad has enjoyed a splendid time of things so far this season but may now be in the handicapper's grip whilst Full Of Joy has his first run for a year, although the latter is worth monitoring in the market. Lord Tomnoddy is very lightly-raced for a 10-y-o and is hard to assess but is certainly one to keep on the right side. Emperor's Choice and Jacks Grey need to improve on recent efforts whilst Ballybriggan moves into handicap company on the back of a success in a beginners' chase last time and tackles 3m for the first time too. He is interesting but TIGRE D'ARON looks the better option. The topweight ran well on his first outing for ten months when third of 12 to Global Power at Fontwell over 2m4f on his chasing debut. He seems sure to improve for that experience and looks the likeliest improver here, especially as 3m is expected to suit the Nicholls inmate.