Today's racecards

Ascot

  • 16:55 Bollinger Champagne Challenge Series Final Amateurs' Handicap1m 4f

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 35.23s
  • Off time: 16:55:11
16:55 Ascot Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Crossbow Creek 25/1
2nd Safebreaker 7/2
3rd Balnagore 5/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (4) 411364 Yellow, black disc, halved sleeves, black cap Gloucester 28
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-10 M Scudamore S Twiston-Davies (3) 77 5/16.00
2 (5) 06-6705 Black and red stripes, hooped sleeves, quartered cap Crossbow Creek 53
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
11 11-6 M G Rimell Mr M Rimell 73 25/126.00
3 (1) 180217 Red and White (halved), Black and White striped sleeves, Red and Black quartered cap Balnagore 20
Nag me
5 11-3 J L Dunlop Mr S Walker 70 5/16.00
4 (10) 223321 Beige, Dark Blue armlets, Dark Blue cap Safebreaker 35
Nag meDistance Winner
4 11-2 p K A Ryan Mr Joshua Moore (3) 69 7/24.50
5 (9) 714514 Beige, Black Cross of Lorraine, hooped sleeves, Black and Beige hooped cap Sky Quest (IRE) 17
Nag meDistance Winner
11 10-13 J R Boyle Mr J Ennis (3) 66 14/115.00
6 (8) 346823 Light Green, White epaulets, White sleeves, Yellow armlets, White cap Watson's Bay 10
Nag me
4 10-12 P Howling Mr P Collington (3) 65 9/25.50
7 (11) 746244 Royal Blue, Pink stars, Royal Blue sleeves, Pink cap Locum 25
Nag me
4 10-11 M H Tompkins Mr D J Eustace (7) 64 9/110.00
8 (3) 401423 PINK and PURPLE check, PINK sleeves, BLACK cap Drawn Gold 35
Nag me
5 10-10 R Hollinshead Mr Stephen Harrison (5) 62 11/26.50
10 (6) 129326 Emerald Green, White hoop, Emerald Green sleeves, White stars, Emerald Green cap, White star Sand Repeal (IRE) 3
Nag meDistance Winner
7 10-10 Miss J Feilden Mr R Birkett (5) 57 14/115.00
11 (2) 838-939 Yellow, Red Cross of Lorraine, Red sleeves, Yellow armlets, Emerald Green cap Sagarich (FR) 5
Nag meDistance Winner
5 10-10 M G Quinlan Jack Quinlan (7) 50 40/141.00
Non runners
9 (7)545-825Mae Cigan (FR)610-10M Blanshard60

Verdict

A race that makes little punting appeal though we will be with SAFEBREAKER though Sand Repeal and Gloucester are worthy of respect. The selection obliged recently at Chester and with trip and going all putting ticks into the right boxes, we are confident of a follow up. Sand Repeal gets on particularly well with Ross Birkett and it would be no surprise to see him finishing close up yet again. Sam Twiston-Davies is a rider to note for the future but he is having winners already and the sometime hurdler, Gloucester, has been dropped 2lb in the ratings since a fourth at Newbury. Balnagore has the services of Simon Walker in the saddle though we would have been keener on him were this a race on the artificial surfaces rather than the turf. Sky Quest is in the veteran stage of his career though the old boy pops up in his turn. Locum is potentially very well handicapped though he does not find anywhere near what he promises. Drawn Gold is likely to be ridden prominently whilst Watson's Bay will be ridden in public for the first time by an amateur pilot. The market will give us plenty of food for thought and in the absence of it, we stick with Safebreaker.