Ascot Friday 20th December
- Going: Soft Surface: Turf
- Placepot £49.00, Pool: £137,193.23, 2042.06 winning tickets
- Quadpot £34.20, Pool: £6,826.18, 147.3 winning tickets
Big Hands Harry
||4||11-0||N J Henderson||A Tinkler||12/1|
||5||11-0||Ian Williams||W Kennedy||100/1|
Mac's Return (IRE)
||6||11-0||P F Nicholls||D A Jacob||10/1|
Medieval Chapel (FR)
||5||11-0||N J Henderson||N Boinville (5)||14/1|
Pleasant Company (IRE)
||5||11-0||D Pipe||T Scudamore||9/4|
Royal Boy (FR)
||6||11-0||N J Henderson||B J Geraghty||7/4f|
Sacramento King (IRE)
||4||11-0||J A Geake||G Tumelty||100/1|
Such A Legend
||5||11-0||K C Bailey||S Thomas||25/1|
||5||11-0||Miss R Curtis||A P McCoy||4/1|
||6||11-0||P Gundry||N Scholfield||NR|
Harry's Farewell 7-2 (11-0) Tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden and no extra from last, 3rd of 13, 14l behind Cole Harden (10-11) at Fontwell 2m 4f mdn hdl (4) hvy in Nov.
Royal Boy (FR) 10-11fav (11-5) Tracked leading pair, mistake and lost 3rd 8th, never travelled or jumped with any fluency after, struggling when jumped slowly 4 out, no chance after, left poor 3rd and hampered 3 out, 3rd of 4, 44l behind Baby Mix (11-4) at Kempton 2m 4f (3) gd in Nov.
Big Hands Harry 5-1 (10-11) Mid div, 5th 1/2 way, prog 3out, 2nd 2out, rnd to chal bef last, better jump, kow to line, won at Ballysteen 3m ire ptp gd in Apr beating Master Dee (11-7) by 1 1/2l, 10 ran.
Pleasant Company (IRE) 11-4fav (11-0) Made all, came clear final 2f, kept on strongly, eased nearing finish, unchallenged, won at Ascot 2m NH flat (4) gs in Nov beating Rhapando (11-0) by 8l, 10 ran.
Medieval Chapel (FR) 7-4 (11-4) Ww, prog to tr ldrs 4out, ld 2out, sn went on, won at Kirkistown 3m ire ptp sft in Mar beating Thornleigh Ben (12-0) by 3 1/2l, 5 ran.
Tara Road 4-6fav (10-11) Tracked leaders, challenged over 3f out, led over 1f out, ridden and kept on final furlong, won at Chepstow 2m NH flat (6) gs beating Ebony Empress (10-9) by 2l, 8 ran.
Sacramento King (IRE) 4-1 (11-7) Twrds rr, prog in 5th by 5th, last 6out & 7th 3out, cl en 3rd 2out until no ex in 3rd bef last, kow fin, 3rd of 9, 6l behind Master Dee (11-7) at Bartlemy 3m ire ptp sft in May.
Such A Legend 33-1 (10-11) Made all and soon clear, 100 yards ahead halfway, reduced lead 2f out, kept on well final furlong, unchallenged, won at Kempton 2m NH flat (5) gd in Feb beating Beat That (11-2) by 4l, 11 ran.
Donapollo 50-1 (10-12) Jumped slowly and ridden 6th, always in rear, tailed off, last of 12, well behind Warden Hill (10-12) at Kempton 2m 5f nov hdl (4) gs in Oct.
Mac's Return (IRE) 5-2fav (11-4) Held up in touch, ridden after 8th, weakened before 3 out, tailed off, 9th of 16, well behind One Conemara (11-4) at Ludlow 2m 5f mdn hdl (4) sft in Feb.
||5||11-5||D Skelton||H Skelton||9/2|
||7||11-3||P J Hobbs||R Johnson||11/2|
Double Handful (GER)
||7||11-2 t||Mrs L Hill||D Bass||16/1|
||6||11-1 h||J R Boyle||L Aspell||16/1|
Rio De Sivola (FR)
||4||11-0||Nick Williams||A P McCoy||15/8f|
Captain Paulie (IRE)
||10||10-10||Evan Williams||A Wedge||10/1|
Getting Ready (IRE)
||6||10-10||N A Twiston-Davies||S Twiston-Davies||9/2|
Pasture Bay (IRE)
||7||10-9||F M O'Brien||C Shoemark (5)||25/1|
Bellenos (FR) 6-1 (11-6) Held up, jumped right 1st, headway on outside 7th, ridden 4 out, weakened next, tailed off, 7th of 11, 43l behind Off The Ground (11-0) at Doncaster 2m 3f hcp chs 0-130 (3) gd in Nov.
Rio De Sivola (FR) 8-1 (10-12) Jumped well, jumped big 2nd, made all, pushed along before 2 out, ridden clear approaching last, driven out, won at Warwick 2m 4yo chs (3) gs in Nov beating Roc D'apsis (10-12) by 8l, 4 ran.
Double Handful (GER) 9-1 (10-12) Mid-division, driven to chase leaders after 5 out, chased winner 3 out, ridden and 3 lengths down in 2nd when hit last, kept on, always held, 2nd of 11, 5l behind Roger Beantown (10-12) at Worcester 2m 4f nov chs (4) gd in Jun.
Captain Paulie (IRE) 8-1 (10-13) Last pair, pushed along before 5 out, weakened before 3 out, 5th of 10, 23l behind Umberto D'olivate (11-2) at Chepstow 2m 3f hcp chs 0-120 (4) hvy in Nov.
Orabora 7-1 (11-1) Held up towards rear, weakened after 3 out, 6th of 7, well behind Knight Of Pleasure (10-13) at Fontwell 2m 2f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) hvy in Nov.
Marcus Antonius 7-1 (11-0) Tracked leading trio, went 3rd 4th, mistake 5th, went 2nd 8th, held from 2 out, driven and closed on eased down winner flat but never any chance, 2nd of 5, 2 1/2l behind Pendra (11-7) at Lingfield 2m nov chs (4) hvy in Nov.
Getting Ready (IRE) 9-1 (11-7) Held up in rear, not fluent 1st or 3rd, ridden and no impression bypassing normal 2 out, 8th of 10, 22l behind Open Day (11-2) at Leicester 2m hcp hdl 0-125 (3) sft in Nov '12.
Pasture Bay (IRE) 10-1 (10-9) Held up, headway 4th, ridden 9th, losing place when pulled up before next, in a race won by Avoca Promise (11-3) at Huntingdon 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-125 (3) sft in Oct, 8 ran.
||5||11-7||P F Nicholls||N Scholfield||11/4|
Massini's Trap (IRE)
||4||11-7||J Nash||A P McCoy||16/1|
Volnay De Thaix (FR)
||4||11-7||N J Henderson||B J Geraghty||4/5f|
Prince Siegfried (FR)
||7||11-4||J P Ferguson||D F O'Regan||18/1|
Splash of Ginge
||5||11-4||N A Twiston-Davies||S Twiston-Davies||6/1|
||4||11-0 t1||C E Longsdon||N Fehily||20/1|
Irving 8-11fav (11-5) Tracked leading pair, challenged 3 out, led narowly before next, driven clear approaching last, ran on, well in command flat, readily, won at Ascot 2m hdl (3) gs in Nov beating A Hare Breath (11-0) by 4l, 7 ran.
Volnay De Thaix (FR) Evens6fav (11-8) Made all, clear after 3 out, went slightly left next, very easily, won at Newbury 2m nh nov hdl (3) gs in Nov beating The Master Remover (11-0) by 7l, 4 ran.
Splash of Ginge 3-1 (11-7) Made all, clear approaching 3 out, eased final 100 yards, won at Aintree 2m 1f mdn hdl (4) sft beating Gabrial The Great (11-7) by 20l, 7 ran.
Massini's Trap (IRE) 25-1 (10-9) Held up in rear, pushed along to go 4th approaching last, kept on same pace run-in without threatening, 4th of 5, 6l behind Jezki (11-10) at Down Royal 2m hdl G2 (1) in Nov.
Prince Siegfried (FR) 9-2 (10-12) Tracked leaders, ridden to challenge from 2 out, ran on to lead towards finish, won at Huntingdon 2m nh nov hdl (4) sft in Nov beating My Wigwam Or Yours (10-12) by hd, 16 ran.
Long Lunch 7-4 (11-0) Tracked leaders, led approaching 2 out, ridden clear between last 2, stayed on well, won at Plumpton 2m mdn hdl (5) sft in Oct beating Auld Sthock (11-0) by 2 3/4l, 11 ran.
Up To Something (FR)
||5||11-4 pt||C E Longsdon||N Fehily||13/2|
Fox Appeal (IRE)
||6||11-0||Miss E C Lavelle||A Coleman||5/4f|
Mr Mole (IRE)
||5||11-0 t||P F Nicholls||A P McCoy||11/4|
Raya Star (IRE)
||7||11-0||A King||R Thornton||3/1|
Sergeant Dick (IRE)
||8||11-4 t||F Brennan||S Twiston-Davies||NR|
Sergeant Dick (IRE) 6-1 (10-5) Jumped right, led pushed along and joined 2 out, soon headed and driven, 2 lengths down and well held last, no chance with winner and dropped to 3rd final 125 yards, 3rd of 5, 6l behind Easter Day (11-0) at Newbury 2m 6f (3) gs in Nov.
Fox Appeal (IRE) 6-1 (11-2) Raced keenly, tracked leader, blundered 10th, switched outside before 3 out (usual 4 out), soon challenged, led 2 out (usual 3 out), ridden after last (usual 2 out), kept on until headed and no extra towards finish, 2nd of 4, 1l behind Wonderful Charm (11-8) at Wincanton 2m 5f nov chs Grade 2 (1) gs in Nov.
Raya Star (IRE) 15-8fav (11-2) Tracked leader, jumped right 3rd, mistake next, not fluent 6th, challenge 8th, led 4 out, ridden and joined when not fluent 2 out, headed before last, no impression final 100 yards, 2nd of 5, 5l behind Dodging Bullets (11-2) at Cheltenham 2m nov chs Grade 2 (1) gd in Nov.
Mr Mole (IRE) 13-8 (11-0) Tracked leaders, took closer order after 3 out, led after last, easily, won at Warwick 2m beg chs (4) gs beating Vukovar (10-8) by 1 1/4l, 5 ran.
Up To Something (FR) 14-1 (11-8) Led, ridden and pressed from 2 out, headed after last, no extra, 2nd of 4, 6l behind Wonderful Charm (11-8) at Newbury 2m 4f nov chs Grade 2 (1) gs in Nov.
Whisky Yankee (IRE)
||6||11-12||Jonjo O'Neill||A P McCoy||8/1|
Azure Fly (IRE)
||5||11-11 pt||C E Longsdon||A Coleman||25/1|
||6||11-9||D K Ivory||R Thornton||14/1|
Andy Kelly (IRE)
||4||11-6||Miss E C Lavelle||G Sheehan (3)||7/2f|
||5||11-6 pt||J Scott||N Scholfield||11/2|
Sinbad The Sailor
||8||11-4 t1||George Baker||A Tinkler||25/1|
Invicta Lake (IRE)
||6||11-3 p||Miss S Smith||D A Jacob||16/1|
Polly Peachum (IRE)
||5||11-0||N J Henderson||B J Geraghty||4/1|
Dreambrook Lady (IRE)
||7||10-13||Jonjo O'Neill||M Linehan (5)||50/1|
Keltic Rhythm (IRE)
||6||10-10||N B King||D C Costello||20/1|
Bygones Sovereign (IRE)
||7||10-8 p||D Pipe||T Scudamore||7/1|
||6||10-3||P Henderson||R Johnson||8/1|
Joanne One (IRE)
||5||11-3 t||Jamie Snowden||B Powell||NR|
||5||10-13 t||J Scott||C Meehan (10)||NR|
Joanne One (IRE) 4-5fav (11-2) Slightly reluctant to line up, headway to track leader 2nd, led 4th, clear 2 out, not fluent last, easily, won at Exeter 2m 3f mrs nov hdl (4) sft in Nov beating Ruby Glow (10-10) by 9l, 12 ran.
Alberobello (IRE) 5-1 (11-7) Tracked leader, led narrowly after 2nd, headed 2 out, soon ridden, chased winner, kept on same pace and no impression from last, 2nd of 9, 2 1/4l behind Dreamsoftheatre (11-9) at Kempton 3m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in Nov.
Bygones Sovereign (IRE) 5-1 (10-6) Led, ridden after 3 out, headed before next, stayed on same pace after, left 2nd last, no impression on winner, 2nd of 12, 7l behind Carrigmorna King (11-5) at Wincanton 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gd in Nov.
Andy Kelly (IRE) 5-1 (11-9) Edgy before start, pushed along after 3 out, every chance 2 out, one pace into 4th approaching last, 4th of 14, 7l behind Swinging Hawk (10-13) at Newbury 2m 5f nov hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gs in Nov.
Kilmurvy (IRE) 20-1 (10-12) In touch, ridden before last, kept on same pace, 5th of 21, 11l behind Mickie (11-3) at Newbury 3m hcp hdl 0-140 (3) gs in Nov.
Invicta Lake (IRE) 33-1 (10-6) Held up towards rear, weakened from 4 out, 7th of 21, 22l behind Mickie (11-3) at Newbury 3m hcp hdl 0-140 (3) gs in Nov.
Polly Peachum (IRE) 25-1 (10-4) Held up towards rear, steady headway 3 out, went 3rd on outside 2 oiut, chased leader soon after, led approaching last, ridden and stayed on well flat, won at Kempton 2m 5f mares nov hcp hdl Listed (1) gs in Apr beating Call Me A Star (11-10) by 3/4l, 11 ran.
Azure Fly (IRE) 20-1 (10-13) Not much room after 4 out, always behind, 14th of 17, 27l behind Vendor (10-12) at Newbury 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-150 (2) sft in Nov.
Whisky Yankee (IRE) 12-1 (11-4) Held up in rear, well beaten 3 out, tailed off, 10th of 11, well behind Like Minded (11-1) at Aintree 2m 4f hcp hdl (2) sft.
Sinbad The Sailor 25-1 (10-3) Held up towards rear, headway after 8th, weakened flat, 9th of 20, 13l behind Trackmate (11-4) at Cheltenham 3m hcp hdl (2) gd in Oct.
Valid Reason 20-1 (11-5) Held up mid-division, headway before 3 out, weakened before last, 11th of 21, 29l behind Mickie (11-3) at Newbury 3m hcp hdl 0-140 (3) gs in Nov.
Dreambrook Lady (IRE) 10-1 (11-4) Held up in rear, outpaced after 3 out, never on terms, weakened next, tailed off when pulled up before last, in a race won by Midnight Belle (10-13) at Southwell 2m 4f (3) sft in Nov, 6 ran.
Keltic Rhythm (IRE) 7-1 (11-7) Chased leaders, pushed along before 2 out, driven in 3rd between last 2, 3rd and held when went left and pecked last, 3rd of 10, 10l behind Rior (10-11) at Wincanton 2m 6f nov hcp hdl (0-115) (4) gd.
Rior (IRE) 10-1 (10-11) Raced on inner throughout, held up towards rear, headway approaching 3 out, tracking leaders before 2 out, went 2nd 2 out, challenged last, led narrowly flat, stayed on gamely, won at Wincanton 2m 6f nov hcp hdl (0-115) (4) gd beating Lumpys Gold (11-7) by 3/4l, 10 ran.
||4||11-4||Miss R Curtis||A P McCoy||11/10f|
Herons Heir (IRE)
||5||11-4||D Skelton||H Skelton||10/1|
Joshua Lane (IRE)
||4||11-4||E P Harty||B J Geraghty||8/1|
Nathans Pride (IRE)
||5||11-4||Tim Vaughan||D C Costello||8/1|
On Tour (IRE)
||5||11-4||Evan Williams||A Wedge||20/1|
||4||11-4||A J Honeyball||A Coleman||6/1|
Parting Way (IRE)
||5||11-4||Tim Vaughan||R Johnson||25/1|
Seven Nation Army (IRE)
||4||11-4||D Pipe||T Scudamore||8/1|
Themanfrom Minella (IRE)
||4||11-4 t1||B I Case||D A Jacob||20/1|
Seven Nation Army (IRE) 4-7fav (10-12) Made all, clear halfway, ridden 2f out, came clear final furlong, unchallenged, won at Fontwell 1m 6f NH flat (6) sft in Apr beating Jolly's Cracked It (10-12) by 9l, 7 ran.
Joshua Lane (IRE) 33-1 (11-7) Held up towards rear, headway in 8th 3f out, ridden into 6th 2f out, 4th over 1f out, kept on final furlong to 2nd last 100 yards, no impression winner, 2nd of 12, 2l behind Shaneshill (11-7) at Naas 2m 4yo nhf in Nov.
On Tour (IRE) 11-8fav (11-11) Took keen hold, held up in touch, tracked leading pair 5f out, went 2nd over 2f out, ridden to lead 1f out, hung right inside final furlong, driven and stayed on well, won at Catterick 2m NH flat (6) gd beating Mr Shantu (11-4) by 2 1/2l, 8 ran.
Carningli (IRE) 7-2fav (11-0) Pressed leader, led after 3f, headed 7f out, every chance 1f out, stayed on, no impression on winner final 100 yards, 2nd of 13, 1 1/2l behind Red Sherlock (11-0) at Cheltenham 2m Listed NH flat (1) gd in Nov.
Oscarteea (IRE) 7-2fav (11-0) Took keen hold and prominent until soon settled into mid-division, headway over 4f out, went 3rd 3f out, led 2f out, edged left over 1f out, kept on well, won at Chepstow 2m NH flat (5) gd in Oct beating Hello George (11-0) by 1l, 15 ran.
Themanfrom Minella (IRE) 3-1 (11-7) Tr ldrs, 4th 1/2way, 3rd 3out, ld app str, mstke last, ko run-in, won at Templemore 3m ire ptp gd in Apr beating Super Lunar (11-7) by 4l, 13 ran.
Herons Heir (IRE) 5-2 (11-7) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, closer in 3rd 2f out, ridden to challenge 1 1/2f out, disputed inside final furlong and led close home, won at Wexford 2m N H flat sft in Oct beating Ballyroe Rambler (11-7) by 1 1/4l, 7 ran.
Nathans Pride (IRE) 2-1 (11-11) Chased leaders, well off the pace, improved to lead travelling well over 2f out, soon looking in command, stayed on well inside final furlong, comfortably, won at Down Royal 2m N H flat gf in Jun beating Sunday Serenade (10-7) by 5l, 17 ran.
Parting Way (IRE) 5-1 (10-11) Made all, 1l adv when mstk 3out, gng best from 2out, sow, won at Tramore 3m ire ptp gd in Apr '12 beating Cracking Star (11-7) by 2l, 9 ran.