Today's racecards

Ascot

  • 14:25 Ascot Underwriting Beginners' Chase2m 3f

  • Winner £6,888 2nd £2,035 3rd £1,018 4th £509
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 40.10s
  • Off time: 14:25:11
14:25 Ascot Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Radium (FR) 2/1
2nd Othermix (FR) 10/3

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 1/40222- Gold, White hoops, Emerald Green cap Cois Farraig 204
Nag meBeaten Favourite
5 11-3 P R Webber D Elsworth 8/19.00
2 30000/1- ROYAL BLUE, WHITE star, ROYAL BLUE sleeves, WHITE stars and stars on cap County Zen (FR) 218
Nag meCourse Winner
7 11-3 P J Hobbs R Johnson 9/110.00
3 04625/3- Yellow, Dark Green epaulets, Dark Green sleeves, Yellow armlets, Yellow cap, Dark Green star Fiftyonefiftyone (IRE) 260
Nag me
6 11-3 O Sherwood L Aspell 122 33/134.00
4 U36224- Red and Grey (quartered), hooped sleeves Othermix (FR) 205
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-3 Ian Williams N Fehily 142 10/34.33
5 445U1-2 Black, Brown stripe Pause And Clause (IRE) 34
Nag meBeaten Favourite
6 11-3 Miss E C Lavelle Jack Doyle 132 3/14.00
6 116P0P- BLACK and WHITE check, YELLOW sleeves, BLACK and WHITE quartered cap Quartano (GER) 218
Nag me
7 11-3 W Greatrex W Hutchinson 123 16/117.00
7 141320- Emerald Green, Dark Green sleeves, Dark Green and Emerald Green quartered cap Radium (FR) 189
Nag me
5 11-3 N J Henderson A P McCoy 2/13.00

Verdict

A good looking race where RADIUM will be fancied to enhance Nicky Henderson's good record by providing him with his fourth winner in six years. In order to do so, he'll have to reverse Cheltenham Festival form with Pause And Clause who finished just over 3 lengths in front of him when landing the Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys' Handicap Hurdle. Emma Lavelle's charge also has the benefit of a couple of runs over fences to his name and posted a highly respectable effort on his reappearance when running the useful Billie Magern close. Othermix finished second in the Jewson at Cheltenham so has to be feared whilst County Zen, Quartano and Fiftyonefiftyone have all shown plenty of ability at various stages of their careers and couldn't be completely ruled out despite having a little more to prove.