Today's racecards

Ascot

  • 15:00 williamhill.com Handicap Hurdle 2m

  • Winner £28,135 2nd £10,600 3rd £5,305 4th £2,650
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 36.70s
  • Off time: 15:01:54
15:00 Ascot Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Brampour (IRE) 13/2
2nd Via Galilei (IRE) 13/2
3rd A Media Luz (FR) 17/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 111- Royal blue, light blue epaulets, chevrons on sleeves, light blue cap Topolski (IRE) 28
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-12 D W P Arbuthnot D A Jacob 150 10/111.00
2 57-2232 Red, Royal Blue stars, White sleeves and cap Nearby 13
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
7 11-11 P J Hobbs C J Davies (7) 149 20/121.00
3 13322-2 DARK BLUE, MAROON star, MAROON cap Kumbeshwar 175
Nag meDistance Winner
4 11-7 A King R Thornton 145 13/27.50
4 12271- Emerald Green, Yellow spots and armlets, hooped cap Third Intention (IRE) 198
Nag meDistance Winner
4 11-5 C L Tizzard J Tizzard 143 8/19.00
5 3199- Red, Orange diamond, Orange sleeves, Red stars, Red cap, Orange diamonds Brampour (IRE) 204
Nag me
4 11-1 P F Nicholls Mr H Derham (7) 139 13/27.50
6 00F150/ Red, large White spots, armlets and cap Katies Tuitor 30
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-0 t C J Mann N Fehily 138 25/126.00
7 042-017 Yellow, Royal Blue seams, Grey sleeves, Royal Blue seams, Royal Blue cap Drill Sergeant 35
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
6 11-0 b D McCain Jnr Henry Brooke (5) 138 12/113.00
8 21235-4 Light Blue, Brown Cross of Lorraine, striped sleeves and star on cap Via Galilei (IRE) 13
Nag meDistance Winner
6 10-8 G L Moore J E Moore 132 13/27.50
9 72F1P0- Grey, White epaulets A Media Luz (FR) 204
Nag meDistance Winner
4 10-8 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 132 17/29.50
10 2F/1144- White, Navy Blue cap, White spots Harry Tricker 122
Nag meDistance Winner
7 10-6 p G L Moore Joshua Moore (5) 130 20/121.00
11 3-21211 Dark green, beige diamond, diamonds on sleeves, purple cap Elsafeer (IRE) 13
Nag meDistance Winner
6 10-5 Tim Vaughan R Johnson 129 13/27.50
12 0-1F748 EMERALD GREEN, white chevron, white cap Baracas (FR) 44
Nag meDistance Winner
6 10-4 E Griffin E J O'connell (3) 128 16/117.00
13 50-0355 Yellow, Dark Green diamond, Maroon cap, Dark Green diamond Tarkari (IRE) 35
Nag meDistance Winner
6 10-4 Evan Williams Paul Moloney 128 14/115.00

Verdict

Elsafeer has the best recent form of these having won his last two starts at Worcester and Kempton. But this is a marked step up in grade with Topolski, successful in a Grade 2 at Aintree in April and still unbeaten over timber, heading the weights. Nearby looks worth opposing again, however, having looked very one-paced back over hurdles behind Pepe Simo at Kempton and it would be no surprise if fourth Via Galilei reversed that form today on much better terms. Drill Sergeant is a tough sort, while Katies Tuitor isn't badly treated on his best form but we're going to concentrate on a clutch of talented four-year-olds today. Kumbeshwar held his own in top-class company after winning at Sandown in February, finishing in the money at Cheltenham, Aintree and Punchestown. He deserves to land a decent prize but Colin Tizzard holds THIRD INTENTION in high regard and he can make a winning reappearance. The Azamour gelding finished ahead of both Brampour and A Media Luz in the Triumph Hurdle and can improve again this winter if settling better.