Today's racecards

Windsor

  • 17:05 Cornetto Handicap1m 2f 7y

  • Winner £4,852 2nd £1,444 3rd £722 4th £361
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places (Watered)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 5.57s
  • Off time: 17:05:26
17:05 Windsor Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Come On Blue Chip (IRE) 15/2
2nd Highland Duke (IRE) 7/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (9) 12/340- EMERALD GREEN, YELLOW stripe, YELLOW cap Open Water (FR) 319
Nag me
4 9-7 A M Balding J Fortune 85 7/42.75
2 (1) 2519-32 Red, Black hoop and armlets, Primrose cap Sheila's Buddy 16
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-1 J S Moore Liam Jones 79 11/26.50
3 (6) 3627-07 Yellow, Dark Blue diamond, halved sleeves Come On Blue Chip (IRE) 25
Nag me
4 9-1 p1 P W D'Arcy R Winston 79 15/28.50
6 (3) 7-77218 Dark Blue, Yellow inverted triangle, sleeves and cap Brocklebank (IRE) 25
Nag me
4 8-12 S Dow G Lee 76 16/117.00
7 (8) 3877-21 Red, Black chevrons, Black sleeves, Red seams, Red and Black quartered cap Poetic Lord 11
Nag me
4 8-11 S Kirk J Doyle 75 6/17.00
8 (2) 332194- Purple, Yellow star, Purple sleeves, Yellow spots, Yellow cap Highland Duke (IRE) 227
Nag meDistance Winner
4 8-9 C G Cox Ryan Tate (5) 73 7/24.50
9 (4) 4-57174 Grey, orange star, grey sleeves, orange stars, orange cap Thecornishcowboy 13
Nag meDistance Winner
4 8-8 t J Ryan Jack Mitchell 72 14/115.00
Non runners
4 (5)21-2Mean It (IRE)49-0D M SimcockJ P Spencer78
5 (7)231/450-Top Diktat59-0G L MooreJayne Farwell78

Verdict

Things didn't quite work out for OPEN WATER last year but this is a big drop in grade and he apparently goes well fresh. If anywhere near the form that saw his chase home Epsom Derby runner-up Main Sequence as a two-year-old, he'd make short work of these. Sheila's Buddy was second at Newbury last month and is consistent, though is still creeping up the weights, while Poetic Lord's best recent efforts have been over a mile. Mean It is unexposed, however, and the step up in distance shouldn't be a problem on breeding. Highland Duke could be challenging for a place if shrugging off an absence but Thecornishcowboy is a Polytrack specialist.