Today's racecards

Ascot

  • 16:35 Rendezvous Casino Handicap1m 4f

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 30.03s
  • Off time: 16:35:29
16:35 Ascot Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Bay Willow (IRE) 4/1
2nd Opera Gal (IRE) 9/2
3rd Sandor 8/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (6) 110-868 Red, Yellow stars, Yellow cap Red Merlin (IRE) 22
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-10 v C G Cox P Robinson 96 12/113.00
2 (8) 5130-51 Black, Emerald Green sleeves, striped cap Times Up 16
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-9 J L Dunlop J P Spencer 95 6/17.00
3 (3) 16-1444 Dark Blue, Gold hoops, White sleeves and cap Stanstill (IRE) 29
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 9-8 G A Swinbank R Winston 94 10/111.00
4 (5) 0-73175 Pink, Royal Blue triple diamond, White sleeves, Royal Blue cap, Pink diamond Sandor 15
Nag me
4 9-6 P J Makin S Drowne 92 8/19.00
5 (4) 450573 Purple, Gold chevron hoop, Red, Purple and Gold hooped sleeves, Purple cap, Gold stars Record Breaker (IRE) 29
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 9-1 v M Johnston R Hills 87 4/15.00
6 (11) 231412 DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond Bay Willow (IRE) 16
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
3 9-0 M Johnston J Fanning 98 4/15.00
7 (9) 4-00313 Grey, Pink epaulets, quartered cap Ouster (GER) 16
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-0 D R C Elsworth Declan Cannon (5) 86 12/113.00
8 (1) 5-43134 Dark Blue and White stripes, Red sleeves, White cap Jawaab (IRE) 16
Nag meDistance Winner
6 8-7 M A Buckley R Mullen 79 40/141.00
9 (2) 24-1641 Emerald Green, Orange sash, White sleeves, Emerald Green and Orange quartered cap High Office 36
Nag me
4 8-5 R A Fahey Martin Dwyer 77 20/121.00
10 (7) 1-21267 Dark Blue, Mauve stars on sleeves Quinsman 32
Nag meDistance Winner
4 8-4 J S Moore J Quinn 76 40/141.00
11 (10) 542-241 Purple, Light Blue chevron, Light Blue cap Opera Gal (IRE) 17
Nag me
3 7-12 A M Balding F Norton (ex2) 80 9/25.50

Verdict

Times Up is weighted to confirm form with Bay Willow but the pair might struggle to concede weight to OPERA GAL. Our selection romped home when sent back in to maiden company at Warwick and while that form itself is nothing to get carried away with, her previous fourth off 81 appears solid. The handicapper has dropped her down to a mark of 80 and in receipt of weight from all rivals this improving filly may prove up to the task. Bay Willow has solid form in handicaps and turned a competitive Curragh race into something of a procession, only to find Times Up too strong at Newmarket's July meeting when attempting to repeat the feat. With his new mark kicking in, Mark Johnston's charge is only a pound better off with his conqueror and that should mean the form is repeated. Jamie Spencer's mount appears to relish a stiff finish and acts on anything bar extreme ground, so he's not to be ruled out lightly. Stanstill is a course and distance winner but needs a career best to land this off a rating of 94, so of more interest is Record Breaker who is 9lbs lower than when winning here in September; the yard are flying too. High Office scraped home in a lesser race and can be expected to struggle and Sandor is probably better over 1m2f so best of the rest could well be Ouster, third behind Times Up and Bay Willow having struggled for room two from home. He's weighted to get closer today and has always been well thought of, but we'll return to Opera Gal who can make the most of her feather weight.