Ascot Friday 21st December

  • Going: Heavy, Soft in places   Surface: Turf
  • Placepot £63.30, Pool: £102,912.10, 1185.27 winning tickets
  • Quadpot £1.90, Pool: £10,598.95, 4062.67 winning tickets
Ascot course guide

12:45 Fernham Homes 'National Hunt' Maiden Hurdle

12:45 Fernham Homes 'National Hunt' Maiden Hurdle Friday 21st December 2012
# Form Horse Age Weight Trainer Jockey SP
1 PF114/7 Ballytober
  • Trainer: P J Hobbs
  • Jockey: R Johnson
6 11-0 P J Hobbs R Johnson 11/2
2 57-3131 Fiddlers Bid
  • Trainer: F M O'Brien
  • Jockey: P J Brennan
  • Course Winner
5 11-0 F M O'Brien P J Brennan 15/8f
3 1-4 Letsby Avenue
  • Trainer: A King
  • Jockey: R Thornton
4 11-0 A King R Thornton 2/1
4 15 Lookout Mountain (IRE)
  • Trainer: Jonjo O'Neill
  • Jockey: A P McCoy
4 11-0 Jonjo O'Neill A P McCoy 9/2
5 F903/31- Sergeant Dick (IRE)
  • Trainer: P Rich
  • Jockey: J M Maguire
7 11-0 P Rich J M Maguire 33/1
6 3F1-5 Westaway (IRE)
  • Trainer: D W P Arbuthnot
  • Jockey: Tom Cannon
5 11-0 D W P Arbuthnot Tom Cannon (3) 16/1
7 2-12 Wychwoods Brook
  • Trainer: G McPherson
  • Jockey: W Hutchinson
  • Beaten Favourite
6 11-0 G McPherson W Hutchinson NR

Formwatch

Wychwoods Brook 5-4fav (10-12) Tracked leaders, landed awkwardley 6th, ridden to lead narrowly 3 out, clear with winner and headed next, weakened next, tired run in, just held on to 2nd, 2nd of 6, 7l behind Dungeel (10-12) at Leicester 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) sft.

Ballytober 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.

Westaway (IRE) 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.

Fiddlers Bid 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.

Letsby Avenue 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.

Sergeant Dick (IRE) 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.

Lookout Mountain (IRE) 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.

13:20 Liberum Capital Novices' Handicap Chase

13:20 Liberum Capital Novices' Handicap Chase Friday 21st December 2012
# Form Horse Age Weight Trainer Jockey SP
1 6-63145 Fintan
  • Trainer: B R Summers
  • Jockey: D F O'Regan
9 11-12 B R Summers D F O'Regan 25/1
2 F153P-3 Jumps Road
  • Trainer: C L Tizzard
  • Jockey: B Powell
5 11-12 C L Tizzard B Powell (3) 7/4f
3 205697 Eastlake (IRE)
  • Trainer: Jonjo O'Neill
  • Jockey: A P McCoy
  • Distance Winner
6 11-10 Jonjo O'Neill A P McCoy 9/1
4 2233-14 Be Definite (IRE)
  • Trainer: T R George
  • Jockey: P J Brennan
  • Beaten Favourite
  • Distance Winner
8 11-9 p T R George P J Brennan 6/1
5 12274-4 Zafranagar (IRE)
  • Trainer: A W Carroll
  • Jockey: Lee Edwards
  • Distance Winner
7 11-7 A W Carroll Lee Edwards 20/1
6 42/37P-7 Gandalfe (FR)
  • Trainer: D W P Arbuthnot
  • Jockey: A Thornton
7 11-7 D W P Arbuthnot A Thornton 50/1
7 223-231 Mentalist (FR)
  • Trainer: Miss V Williams
  • Jockey: A Coleman
4 11-4 Miss V Williams A Coleman 11/4
8 FPPP/1U Rouge Et Blanc (FR)
  • Trainer: O Sherwood
  • Jockey: T Garner
7 10-10 O Sherwood T Garner (7) 11/2

Formwatch

Eastlake (IRE) 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.

Rouge Et Blanc (FR) 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.

Mentalist (FR) 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.

Gandalfe (FR) 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.

Jumps Road 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.

Zafranagar (IRE) 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.

Be Definite (IRE) 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.

Fintan 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.

13:55 Mitie Kennel Gate Novices' Hurdle (Grade 2)

13:55 Mitie Kennel Gate Novices' Hurdle (Grade 2) Friday 21st December 2012
# Form Horse Age Weight Trainer Jockey SP
1 7-1291 Meganisi (IRE)
  • Trainer: Miss R Curtis
  • Jockey: A P McCoy
  • Distance Winner
5 11-7 p1 Miss R Curtis A P McCoy 10/3
2 1-11 Puffin Billy (IRE)
  • Trainer: O Sherwood
  • Jockey: B J Geraghty
  • Course and Distance Winner
4 11-7 O Sherwood B J Geraghty 4/9f
3 F-35431 Bathcounty (IRE)
  • Trainer: F Brennan
  • Jockey: F Giles
  • Distance Winner
5 11-0 F Brennan F Giles 40/1
4 111-1P2 Up To Something (FR)
  • Trainer: C E Longsdon
  • Jockey: N Fehily
  • Distance Winner
4 11-0 C E Longsdon N Fehily 7/1

Formwatch

Puffin Billy (IRE) 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.

Up To Something (FR) 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.

Bathcounty (IRE) 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.

Meganisi (IRE) 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.

14:30 Betfred Novices' Chase (Registered As The Noel Novices' Chase) (Grade 2)

14:30 Betfred Novices' Chase (Registered As The Noel Novices' Chase) (Grade 2) Friday 21st December 2012
# Form Horse Age Weight Trainer Jockey SP
1 003-514 Act Of Kalanisi (IRE)
  • Trainer: Dr R D P Newland
  • Jockey: T J O'Brien
  • Course and Distance Winner
6 11-4 t Dr R D P Newland T J O'Brien 11/2
2 8P/2 Ashbourne Folly (IRE)
  • Trainer: R H Buckler
  • Jockey: A Glassonbury
6 11-0 R H Buckler A Glassonbury 66/1
3 1/9300-2 Dare Me (IRE)
  • Trainer: Miss V Williams
  • Jockey: A Coleman
8 11-0 Miss V Williams A Coleman 8/1
4 112111- Simonsig
  • Trainer: N J Henderson
  • Jockey: B J Geraghty
  • Course and Distance Winner
6 11-0 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 2/9f
5 991F11 Sulpius (GER)
  • Trainer: R H Buckler
  • Jockey: J E Moore
7 11-0 R H Buckler J E Moore 25/1

Formwatch

Simonsig 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.

Sulpius (GER) 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.

Act Of Kalanisi (IRE) 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.

Dare Me (IRE) 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.

Ashbourne Folly (IRE) 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.

15:05 Barclays Handicap Hurdle

15:05 Barclays Handicap Hurdle Friday 21st December 2012
# Form Horse Age Weight Trainer Jockey SP
1 5/12109- Sunny Ledgend
  • Trainer: Andrew Martin
  • Jockey: Mr J Martin
7 11-12 Andrew Martin Mr J Martin (7) 14/1
2 38P2-73 Pause And Clause (IRE)
  • Trainer: Miss E C Lavelle
  • Jockey: D C Costello
8 11-10 b Miss E C Lavelle D C Costello 8/1
3 804-392 Grey Soldier (IRE)
  • Trainer: Mrs S Leech
  • Jockey: P Moloney
7 11-7 Mrs S Leech P Moloney 16/1
4 6935/P3- Rollwiththepunches
  • Trainer: K F Clutterbuck
  • Jockey: T Whelan
7 11-4 t K F Clutterbuck T Whelan (5) 33/1
5 630-056 Moorland Sunset
  • Trainer: Mrs Caroline Keevil
  • Jockey: H Skelton
5 11-1 t1 Mrs Caroline Keevil H Skelton 20/1
6 U-39091 Duaiseoir (IRE) (ex7)
  • Trainer: Miss V Williams
  • Jockey: A Coleman
6 11-1 b Miss V Williams A Coleman 10/3
7 13-3441 Spanish Arch (IRE) (ex7)
  • Trainer: C E Longsdon
  • Jockey: N Fehily
5 10-12 C E Longsdon N Fehily 9/4j
8 375-621 Farmer Matt (IRE)
  • Trainer: F M O'Brien
  • Jockey: P J Brennan
6 10-0 t F M O'Brien P J Brennan 9/4j

Formwatch

Farmer Matt (IRE) 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.

Duaiseoir (IRE) 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.

Spanish Arch (IRE) 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.

Pause And Clause (IRE) 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.

Moorland Sunset 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.

Sunny Ledgend 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.

Rollwiththepunches 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.

Grey Soldier (IRE) 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.

15:40 Ascot Championship Standard Open NH Flat Race (Listed)

15:40 Ascot Championship Standard Open NH Flat Race (Listed) Friday 21st December 2012
# Form Horse Age Weight Trainer Jockey SP
1 36- Boss In Boots (IRE)
  • Trainer: J W Mullins
  • Jockey: A Thornton
  • Beaten Favourite
4 11-4 J W Mullins A Thornton 20/1
2 Captain Cutter (IRE)
  • Trainer: N J Henderson
  • Jockey: B J Geraghty
5 11-4 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 11/4
3 45 Golanova
  • Trainer: G L Moore
  • Jockey: J E Moore
4 11-4 G L Moore J E Moore 33/1
4 1 Kings Palace (IRE)
  • Trainer: D Pipe
  • Jockey: A P McCoy
4 11-4 D Pipe A P McCoy 8/11f
5 3- Marmalade Man
  • Trainer: J W Mullins
  • Jockey: W P Kavanagh
6 11-4 J W Mullins W P Kavanagh (3) 33/1
6 43 Moss On The Mill
  • Trainer: B I Case
  • Jockey: W Hutchinson
4 11-4 B I Case W Hutchinson 50/1
7 0-R7521 Rockchasebullett (IRE)
  • Trainer: F M O'Brien
  • Jockey: P J Brennan
4 11-4 t1 F M O'Brien P J Brennan 50/1
8 12- Tiqris
  • Trainer: P J Hobbs
  • Jockey: R Johnson
4 11-4 P J Hobbs R Johnson 11/2
9 1/ Be My Present
  • Trainer: C E Longsdon
  • Jockey: N Fehily
  • Distance Winner
5 10-11 C E Longsdon N Fehily 16/1

Formwatch

Captain Cutter (IRE) Westerner gelding out of Hollygrove Samba.

Kings Palace (IRE) 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.

Tiqris 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.

Be My Present 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.

Boss In Boots (IRE) 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.

Marmalade Man 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.

Rockchasebullett (IRE) 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.

Moss On The Mill 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.

Golanova 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.