Today's racecards

12:45 Fernham Homes 'National Hunt' Maiden Hurdle Full card

  • £8,000 added, 4yo+
  • 2m 6f
12:45 Ascot Racecards Friday 21st December 2012
No Form Horse Trainer Age Weight Jockey
1 PF114/7 Ballytober P J Hobbs 6 11-0 R Johnson
16-1 (11-0) Not always fluent, chased clear leader, closed 5th, lost 2nd next, mistake and lost place 3 out, weakened before next, 7th of 12, 22l behind Many Clouds (11-0) at Ascot 2m 3f NH mdn hdl (3) sft in Nov.
2 57-3131 Fiddlers Bid Course Winner F M O'Brien 5 11-0 P J Brennan
6-1 (11-0) Made all, driven 3f out, stayed on well final 2f, won at Ascot 2m NH flat (6) hvy in Nov beating Horizontal Speed (11-0) by 9l, 8 ran.
3 1-4 Letsby Avenue A King 4 11-0 R Thornton
3-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, pushed along over 3f out, blundered last, soon weakened, 4th of 6, 5l behind Billy Merriott (11-5) at Plumpton 2m 5f nov hdl (4) gs in Nov.
4 15 Lookout Mountain (IRE) Jonjo O'Neill 4 11-0 A P McCoy
11-4 (10-12) Took keen hold tracking leaders, ridden and weakened 2 out, 5th of 10, 18l behind Dunlough Bay (10-12) at Lingfield 2m 3f NH nov hdl 4-6yo (4) sft in Nov.
5 F903/31- Sergeant Dick (IRE) P Rich 7 11-0 J M Maguire
4-5 (12-0) Ld, 2l adv 6out, hdd aftr 4out, ld again bef 2out, so, easily, won at Dromahane 3m ire ptp gd in May '11 beating Two Euros (12-0) by 3l, 13 ran.
6 3F1-5 Westaway (IRE) D W P Arbuthnot 5 11-0 Tom Cannon (3)
7-1 (11-0) Prominent, outpaced over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 5th of 16, 30l behind Oscar Rock (11-0) at Newbury 2m NH flat (6) sft in Nov.
7 2-12 Wychwoods Brook G McPherson 6 11-0 Non-runner

13:20 Liberum Capital Novices' Handicap Chase Full card

  • £11,000 added, 4yo+
  • 2m 1f
13:20 Ascot Racecards Friday 21st December 2012
No Form Horse Trainer Age Weight Jockey
1 6-63145 Fintan B R Summers 9 11-12 D F O'Regan
7-1 (11-12) Held up towards rear, took keen hold, headway approaching 6th, not fluent 8th, outpaced after 3 out, weakened next, 5th of 7, 15l behind George Nympton (11-7) at Warwick 2m hcp chs 0-120 (4) sft.
2 F153P-3 Jumps Road C L Tizzard 5 11-12 Brendan Powell (3)
6-1 (11-2) Mid-division, headway on outside 7th, not fluent 11th, disputing 2nd when mistake 4 out, stayed on same pace from 2 out, 3rd of 11, 5l behind Howard's Legacy (11-2) at Ffos Las 2m 3f beg chs (3) sft in Nov.
3 205697 Eastlake (IRE) Distance Winner Jonjo O'Neill 6 11-10 A P McCoy
20-1 (11-9) Raced wide in touch, headway to chase leading pair from 5th, ridden before 7th, weakened after 4 out, tailed off, 7th of 11, 45l behind Royale's Charter (11-12) at Taunton 2m hcp chs 0-125 (3) gd in Oct.
4 2233-14 Be Definite (IRE) Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner T R George 8 11-9 p P J Brennan
2-1fav (11-0) Tracked leader until before 2 out, soon ridden, kept on same pace, 4th of 6, 2 1/2l behind Kings Grey (11-12) at Doncaster 2m 3f hcp chs 0-130 (3) sft in Nov.
5 12274-4 Zafranagar (IRE) Distance Winner A W Carroll 7 11-7 Lee Edwards
12-1 (11-1) Tracked leaders in 4th, one pace from 4 out, well held when blundered 2 out, 4th of 7, 30l behind Hazy Tom (11-1) at Warwick 2m nov chs (3) sft in Nov.
6 42/37P-7 Gandalfe (FR) D W P Arbuthnot 7 11-7 A Thornton
66-1 (11-0) Chased leader until blundered 10th, weakened after next, behind when blundered 13th, soon tailed off, eased when blundered 3 out, 7th of 8, well behind Grandioso (11-0) at Wincanton 2m 5f beg chs (3) sft.
7 223-231 Mentalist (FR) Miss V Williams 4 11-4 Aidan Coleman
6-4fav (10-6) Tracked leaders, not fluent 4th, closed next, went 2nd 6th, led 4 out, headed 2 out, jumped right last, led flat, driven out, won at Ludlow 2m hcp chs 0-125 (3) sft in Nov beating My Brother Sylvest (11-12) by 3/4l, 6 ran.
8 FPPP/1U Rouge Et Blanc (FR) O Sherwood 7 10-10 Thomas Garner (7)
13-2 (11-2) In touch when blundered and unseated rider 6th, in a race won by No No Bingo (11-5) at Hereford 2m 3f hcp chs 0-115 (4) hvy, 12 ran.

13:55 Mitie Kennel Gate Novices' Hurdle Full card

  • (Grade 2) £30,000 added, 4yo+
  • 2m
13:55 Ascot Racecards Friday 21st December 2012
No Form Horse Trainer Age Weight Jockey
1 7-1291 Meganisi (IRE) Distance Winner Miss R Curtis 5 11-7 p1 A P McCoy
7-4fav (11-5) Disputed lead until led and not fluent 3 out, soon strongly challenged, mistake next, hard ridden last, stayed on strongly, won at Newbury 2m nh nov hdl (3) sft in Nov beating Aaim To Prosper (11-0) by 3 1/2l, 8 ran.
2 1-11 Puffin Billy (IRE) Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner O Sherwood 4 11-7 B J Geraghty
11-8fav (11-0) Took keen hold, soon prominent, led approaching 3 out, not fluent last, ran on well to draw clear final 150 yards, won at Newbury 2m NH mdn hdl (3) sft in Nov beating Lydstep Point (11-0) by 5l, 13 ran.
3 F-35431 Bathcounty (IRE) Distance Winner F Brennan 5 11-0 Felix De Giles
2-1 (11-0) Made all, driven clear after 2 out, ran on strongly, won at Stratford 2m mdn hdl (5) gs in Oct beating Sirius Chesnut (11-0) by 27l, 8 ran.
4 111-1P2 Up To Something (FR) Distance Winner C E Longsdon 4 11-0 N Fehily
9-4 (11-2) Led and keen, headed 2 out, ridden before last, kept on same pace, 2nd of 8, 2 3/4l behind Abruzzi (10-6) at Towcester 2m 3f 4yo nov stks (4) sft.

14:30 Betfred Novices' Chase Full card

  • (Registered As The Noel Novices' Chase) (Grade 2) £30,000 added, 4yo+
  • 2m 3f
14:30 Ascot Racecards Friday 21st December 2012
No Form Horse Trainer Age Weight Jockey
1 003-514 Act Of Kalanisi (IRE) Course and Distance Winner Dr R D P Newland 6 11-4 t T J O'Brien
16-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders, driven to challenge 3 out, soon one pace, lost 3rd closing stages, 4th of 5, 9l behind Captain Conan (11-2) at Sandown 2m nov chs Grade 1 (4yo+) (1) sft.
2 8P/2 Ashbourne Folly (IRE) R H Buckler 6 11-0 A Glassonbury
50-1 (11-0) Tracked leader, slow 2nd, led after 7th, headed approaching 10th, soon weakened, left in remote 2nd 3 out, 2nd of 3, 40l behind Chartreux (11-0) at Exeter 2m 3f nov chs (2) hvy.
3 1/9300-2 Dare Me (IRE) Miss V Williams 8 11-0 Aidan Coleman
13-8 (11-2) Tracked leaders, bumped 1st, not fluent next, went 2nd 7th, hit 12th, every chance 3 out, soon ridden, mistake last, stayed on same pace and held flat, 2nd of 9, 2 1/2l behind Carrigmorna King (11-2) at Ludlow 2m 4f beg chs (4) sft in Nov.
4 112111- Simonsig Course and Distance Winner N J Henderson 6 11-0 B J Geraghty
4-9fav (11-4) Mid-division, not fluent 3rd, headway after next, went 2nd on bit before 3 out, challenging when left in lead 2 out, clear before last, impressive, won at Aintree 2m 4f nov hdl G2 (1) gd in Apr beating Super Duty (11-4) by 15l, 10 ran.
5 991F11 Sulpius (GER) R H Buckler 7 11-0 J E Moore
5-2fav (12-0) Chased leader, not fluent 4th, carried left 4 out, mistake lost 2nd 3 out and soon outpaced, left modest 5 lengths 2nd at the last, stayed on strongly to lead close home (no time taken), won at Folkestone 2m 5f nov hcp chs 0-95 (5) gd beating Witch's Hat (11-8) by 3/4l, 6 ran.

15:05 Barclays Handicap Hurdle Full card

  • £10,000 added, 4yo+
  • 2m 6f
15:05 Ascot Racecards Friday 21st December 2012
No Form Horse Trainer Age Weight Jockey
1 5/12109- Sunny Ledgend Andrew Martin 7 11-12 Mr J Martin (7)
8-1 (11-2) Chased leaders, went 2nd 4 out until mistake and weakened next,, 9th of 13, 25l behind Enfant De Lune (10-11) at Ffos Las 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gd in Apr.
2 38P2-73 Pause And Clause (IRE) Miss E C Lavelle 8 11-10 b D C Costello
15-8 (11-0) Led until 1st, tracked winner until not fluent 9th, soon pushed along and getting outpaced, no impression from next, blundered 2 out, 3rd of 5, 14l behind Saved By John (11-0) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f beg chase (4) gd in Jun.
3 804-392 Grey Soldier (IRE) Mrs S Leech 7 11-7 Paul Moloney
16-1 (11-5) Held up in rear, headway approaching 3 out, chased leaders before last, ran on flat, never reached winner, 2nd of 8, 4 1/2l behind Pas Trop Tard (11-0) at Wetherby 2m hcp hdl 0-130 (3) sft in Nov.
4 6935/P3- Rollwiththepunches K F Clutterbuck 7 11-4 t Trevor Whelan (5)
11-1 (10-12) Held up 4th and last, mistake 2nd, lost touch 7th, mistake 9th, soon tailed off, left remote 3rd before last, 3rd of 4, well behind Edge Of Town (10-11) at Hexham 2m 7f Novice Handicap Chase (0-135) (4yo+) (3) hvy in Dec '11.
5 630-056 Moorland Sunset Mrs Caroline Keevil 5 11-1 t1 Harry Skelton
8-1 (11-6) Held up in touch, went 2nd from 8th, weakened from 3 out, 6th of 9, well behind Arkose (11-12) at Kempton 3m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) sft in Nov.
6 U-39091 Duaiseoir (IRE) (ex7) Miss V Williams 6 11-1 b Aidan Coleman
14-1 (11-7) Mid-division, headway to chase leaders approaching 7th, led before 2 out, clear before last, easily, won at Taunton 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) sft beating Johnny Red (11-9) by 7l, 16 ran.
7 13-3441 Spanish Arch (IRE) (ex7) C E Longsdon 5 10-12 N Fehily
4-1 (11-9) Tracked leaders, led 3 out, ridden clear before next, not fluent last, stayed on well, won at Warwick 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) sft beating Life Long (10-12) by 10l, 13 ran.
8 375-621 Farmer Matt (IRE) F M O'Brien 6 10-0 t P J Brennan
11-4fav (10-2) Held up on outside, headway after 5th, led before 3 out, mistake 2 out, ran on well, won at Exeter 2m 7f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) sft in Nov beating Pyleigh Lass (11-5) by 3 1/2l, 11 ran.

15:40 Ascot Championship Standard Open NH Flat Race Full card

  • (Listed) £11,000 added, 4-6yo
  • 2m
15:40 Ascot Racecards Friday 21st December 2012
No Form Horse Trainer Age Weight Jockey
1 36- Boss In Boots (IRE) Beaten Favourite J W Mullins 4 11-4 A Thornton
13-8fav (10-7) Took keen hold in touch, smooth headway over 5f out, soon chased leaders, pushed along over 3f out, soon lost place, tailed off, 6th of 8, well behind Puffin Billy (10-7) at Fontwell 2m 2f NH flat (6) sft in Mar.
2 Captain Cutter (IRE) N J Henderson 5 11-4 B J Geraghty
Westerner gelding out of Hollygrove Samba.
3 45 Golanova G L Moore 4 11-4 J E Moore
7-1 (10-11) Held up towards rear, headway over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, kept on one pace, 5th of 11, 12l behind Warden Hill (11-0) at Kempton 2m Maiden Nat Hunt Flat (4-6yo) (AW) (6) std.
4 1 Kings Palace (IRE) D Pipe 4 11-4 A P McCoy
9-4 (11-2) Raced keenly and soon led, clear 4f out, kept on strongly, heavily eased inside final furlong, very easily, won at Plumpton 2m 2f nhf (6) sft beating Somchine (10-13) by 18l, 10 ran.
5 3- Marmalade Man J W Mullins 6 11-4 W P Kavanagh (3)
50-1 (10-11) Ran green in rear, steady headway 6f out, ridden and outpaced 4f out, rallied from over 1f out, went modest 3rd closing stages, 3rd of 8, 15l behind Barenger (11-0) at Newbury 2m NH flat (6) gs in Nov '11.
6 43 Moss On The Mill B I Case 4 11-4 W Hutchinson
14-1 (11-2) Mid-division, headway over 7f out, chased leadersd over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 3rd of 9, 20l behind King Spirit (10-13) at Huntingdon 2m NH flat (6) sft in Nov.
7 0-R7521 Rockchasebullett (IRE) F M O'Brien 4 11-4 t1 P J Brennan
6-1 (11-7) Tr ldrs in 3rd, imp to ld 2out, kow run-in, won at Ballinaboola 3m ire ptp gs in Nov beating Rolling Maul (11-7) by 2l, 11 ran.
8 12- Tiqris P J Hobbs 4 11-4 R Johnson
17-2 (10-9) Held up mid-division, headway over 3f out, kept on inside final furlong, went 2nd near finish, 2nd of 15, 1 3/4l behind Irish Buccaneer (11-4) at Chepstow 2m NH flat (6) gs in Apr.
9 1/ Be My Present Distance Winner C E Longsdon 5 10-11 N Fehily
15-2 (10-1) In touch in mid-division, going well over 3f out, led over 2f out, soon ridden, ran on well, won at Kempton 2m mdn NH flat (6) gd in Mar '11 beating Cape Breton (11-2) by 4l, 12 ran.