Today's racecards

Ascot

  • 15:35 Countryside Alliance Novices' Handicap Chase2m 1f

  • Winner £25,992 2nd £7,632 3rd £3,816 4th £1,908
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 5.00s
  • Off time: 15:35:31
15:35 Ascot Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Manyriverstocross (IRE) 10/3
2nd Bellenos (FR) 10/1
3rd Brick Red 7/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 4-13127 Dark Green, White cross belts, hooped sleeves, White cap Brick Red 19
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
7 11-12 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 143 7/18.00
2 7-32113 Yellow, purple hoops and armlets, red cap Funny Star 56
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-9 t P F Nicholls Nick Scholfield 140 14/115.00
3 3F2314 Beige, Red and White hooped sleeves and cap Ahyaknowyerself (IRE) 19
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-7 b Dr R D P Newland S Twiston-Davies 138 8/19.00
4 34-1627 WHITE, RED disc, hooped cap Manyriverstocross (IRE) 19
Nag meDistance Winner
9 11-7 A King W Hutchinson 138 10/34.33
5 5P-7162 YELLOW, PURPLE hoops and armlets, hooped cap Bellenos (FR) 38
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 11-3 t D Skelton Harry Skelton 134 10/111.00
6 43-P142 Yellow, Royal Blue seams, Grey sleeves, Royal Blue seams, Royal Blue cap Witness In Court (IRE) 22
Nag me
7 10-13 D McCain Jnr A P McCoy 130 12/113.00
7 132312 Black, White hoop and sleeves, hooped cap Oyster Shell 10
Nag me
7 10-13 H D Daly Jake Greenall (3) 130 10/111.00
9 044351 Light green, yellow inverted triangle, yellow sleeves, red diamonds, yellow cap, red diamonds Noche De Reyes (FR) 10
Nag meDistance Winner
5 10-10 T R George P J Brennan 127 9/25.50
10 2231F5 Royal blue, black hoop and armlets Vision Des Champs (FR) 15
Nag meDistance Winner
5 10-8 G L Moore J E Moore 125 33/134.00
11 7-23242 Dark Blue, White braces, sleeves and cap Able Deputy 15
Nag me
7 10-5 t K C Bailey T Scudamore 122 14/115.00
12 3302-15 Light blue, dark blue chevrons and sleeves, dark blue and light blue quartered cap Definite Dream (IRE) 121
Nag meBeaten Favourite
7 10-3 Evan Williams Paul Moloney 120 8/19.00
Non runners
8324211Headly's Bridge (IRE)810-13Simon EarleA Thornton130

Verdict

Bellenos won over course and distance in December but is now 12lb higher and has been beaten twice since. Funny Star had Witness In Court behind when third at Musselburgh and isn't without a chance but Noche De Reyes has more to do than when scoring at Ludlow and Oyster Shell couldn't cope with a higher mark last time at the same track. Headly's Bridge probably needs a stiffer test of stamina but does arrive on a hat-trick. The improving AHYAKNOWYERSELF can advertise Cheltenham form by landing this as he has the beating of Manyriverstocross on their run together at The Festival and Brick Red had a very hard race in the Arkle.