Winkworth Handicap Chase 2m 3f

  • (4yo+, 2m 3f, Class 3, 10 runners)
  • Winner £12,512 2nd £3,696 3rd £1,848 4th £924 5th £462 6th £232
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 58.30s
  • Off time: 14:40:16
Full result
Result 14:40 Ascot
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 3 Ackertac 8/1
2nd 7 Vino Griego 13/2
3rd 4 Marshal Zhukov 5 5/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 7/6158-0
Black, Red spots, armlets and cap Song Sung Blue (IRE) 187
  • T:C L Tizzard
  • J:J Tizzard
  • Form: 7/6158-0
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 132
  • Naps:
9 166 11-12 C L Tizzard J Tizzard 132 16/1
2 22UF-11
MAROON and LIGHT BLUE stripes, hooped cap Royale's Charter 24
  • T:Nick Williams
  • J:Nick Scholfield
  • Form: 22UF-11
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 132
  • Naps:
6 166 11-12 Nick Williams Nick Scholfield 132 7/1
3 325P-23
Dark Green, White stars, White and Red striped sleeves, White cap, Red star Ackertac (IRE) 35
  • T:N A Twiston-Davies
  • J:S Twiston-Davies
  • Form: 325P-23
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-11p
  • OR: 131
  • Naps:
7 165 11-11 p N A Twiston-Davies S Twiston-Davies 131 8/1
4 4351-31
Black, yellow disc, black sleeves, yellow stars, white cap Marshal Zhukov (IRE) 27
  • T:Mrs Caroline Keevil
  • J:James Best
  • Form: 4351-31
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-10t
  • OR: 130
  • Naps:
6 164 11-10 t Mrs Caroline Keevil James Best (5) 130 5/1
5 2212-25
Black and Pink check, Black cap Webberys Dream 17
  • T:J Scott
  • J:Matt Griffiths
  • Form: 2212-25
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-9
  • OR: 129
  • Naps:
9 163 11-9 J Scott Matt Griffiths (3) 129 33/1
6 30328-4
Orange, Black star, Black and Orange striped sleeves Pantxoa (FR) 31
  • T:A King
  • J:R Thornton
  • Form: 30328-4
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-8
  • OR: 128
  • Naps:
5 162 11-8 A King R Thornton 128 6/1
7 3408-44
Light Blue, Brown Cross of Lorraine, striped sleeves and star on cap Vino Griego (FR) 12
  • T:G L Moore
  • J:J E Moore
  • Form: 3408-44
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-6v1
  • OR: 126
  • Naps:
7 160 11-6 v1 G L Moore J E Moore 126 13/2
8 41127P-
Orange, light blue hollow box, chevrons on sleeves All For Free (IRE) 279
  • T:D G Bridgwater
  • J:R Johnson
  • Form: 41127P-
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR: 124
  • Naps:
6 158 11-4 D G Bridgwater R Johnson 124 10/1
9 53125-4
Yellow, Maroon chevrons, Yellow sleeves, Yellow cap, Maroon star Saveiro (FR) 20
  • T:G A Swinbank
  • J:F Davis
  • Form: 53125-4
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-2
  • OR: 122
  • Naps:
8 156 11-2 G A Swinbank F Davis 122 33/1
10 5410P-4
Light blue, red braces, white sleeves, red armlets, light blue and red quartered cap Kapga De Cerisy (FR) 20
  • T:Miss V Williams
  • J:Aidan Coleman
  • Form: 5410P-4
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR: 128
  • Naps:
4 154 11-0 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 128 5/2f

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2011   Quito Du Tresor (FR)
  • T:Miss Lucinda V Russell
  • J:C I Gillies
7 11-5 Miss Lucinda V Russell C I Gillies 20/1
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In depth

Verdict

Royale's Charter bids for a hat-trick having won both starts this season over shorter trips on faster ground. Up 8lb for his latest win at Taunton, he blundered and unseated his rider over C&D back in January when ACKERTAC finished runner-up. Only 2lb higher for this, the latter is fancied to go one better and finally open his account over fences. Marshal Zhukov returned a comfortable eight length winner at Chepstow last month and has been rewarded with a 13lb rise in the weights. However, he could still figure and makes more appeal than Kapga De Cerisy, who wasn't beaten far when fourth over track and trip on his recent comeback. Course winner All For Free is having his first start since February but could also be in the mix.

Formwatch

Ackertac (IRE) 14-1 (11-0) Pressed winner, led 13th, headed next, weakened after 3 out, left modest 3rd 2 out, 3rd of 8, 36l behind Sire Collonges (11-5) at Cheltenham 3m nov chs (2) gs in Oct.

Vino Griego (FR) 5-1 (11-11) Tracked leaders, ridden to challenge and every chance 2 out, kept on one pace, 4th of 7, 8l behind Alpine Breeze (11-7) at Market Rasen 2m 6f nov hcp chs 0-135 (3) gs.

Marshal Zhukov (IRE) 7-2fav (11-4) Took keen hold, held up, smooth headway to chase leaders 11th, led 5f out, clear and travelling strongly 2 out, pushed along from last, very easily, won at Chepstow 2m 3f hcp chs 0-120 (4) gs in Oct beating Henry San (11-3) by 8l, 8 ran.

Webberys Dream 50-1 (10-1) Led until 2nd, tracked winner until 5th, last next, mistake 8th, tailed off, last of 5, well behind Cue Card (11-7) at Exeter 2m 1f ltd hcp chs Grd 2 (1) gs.

All For Free (IRE) 16-1 (11-7) Held up, pulled up before 4th, in a race won by Hunt Ball (10-13) at Wincanton 2m 5f hcp chs 0-130 (3) sft in Feb, 10 ran.

Pantxoa (FR) 8-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders, left 3rd when hampered 4 out, kept on same pace from next, no chance with front pair when lost 3rd last, 4th of 11, 13l behind Rebel Rebellion (11-2) at Exeter 2m 1f Beginners Chase (0-140) (4yo+) (3) gs in Oct.

Royale's Charter 5-2 (11-12) Held up in mid-division, steady headway 5th, chased leaders 8th, went 2nd after 4 out, upsides when mistake 3 out, went left next, went left again last, stayed on gamely to lead final 75 yards, won at Taunton 2m hcp chs 0-125 (3) gd in Oct beating Shooters Wood (11-6) by 1/2l, 11 ran.

Kapga De Cerisy (FR) 20-1 (10-7) Took keen hold, chased leaders, went 2nd 3 out, challenged and every chance when mistake 2 out, lost 2nd and slight peck last, no extra flat, just held on for 4th, 4th of 9, 5l behind Hadrian's Approach (11-2) at Ascot 2m 3f Beginners Chase (0-140) (4yo+) (3) gs.

Song Sung Blue (IRE) 20-1 (11-7) Mid-division, towards rear when went right 5th, blundered 6th and 9th, tailed off next, 15th of 16, well behind Ostland (11-9) at Stratford 2m 4f hcp chs 0-140 (3) gd in May.

Saveiro (FR) 22-1 (11-0) Held up, not fluent 3rd, closed 7th, outpaced next, stayed on flat, no impression, 4th of 8, 27l behind Prosecco (10-0) at Ayr 2m hcp chs 0-135 (3) sft.