Iron Stand 'National Hunt' Maiden Hurdle 2m 6f

  • (4yo+, 2m 6f, Class 3, 9 runners)
  • Winner £5,630 2nd £1,663 3rd £832 4th £416 5th £208 6th £104
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 5m 29.50s
  • Off time: 13:00:25

Full Result

13:00 Ascot
Pos Dist Horse Trainer Age Weight Jockey SP
1st 7 Royal Boy (FR) N J Henderson 6 11-0 B J Geraghty 7/4f
SP 7/4f Held up but in touch and always going well, smooth headway 6th, tracked leaders 4 out, went 2nd well before 2 out, upsides 2 out, led travelling well going to the last, soon clear, easily opened 6/4
2nd 6 1 Big Hands Harry N J Henderson 4 11-0 A Tinkler 12/1
SP 12/1 Took keen hold tracking leaders, lost place briefly and pushed along 7th, chased leaders 3 out, led well before 2 out, ridden and joined 2 out, headed going to the last, no chance with easy winner, kept on for clear 2nd opened 14/1
3rd 10 6 Pleasant Company (IRE) D Pipe 5 11-0 T Scudamore 9/4
SP 9/4 Led until 1st, led again before 3rd, ridden and headed well before 2 out, soon dropped to 3rd and no chance with leading duo, just held on for 3rd opened 11/4
4th ½ 5 Medieval Chapel (FR) N J Henderson 5 11-0 Nico de Boinville (5) 14/1
SP 14/1 Took keen hold tracking leaders, pushed along after 7th, driven before 2 out, stayed on approaching last, ran on flat, almost snatched 3rd opened 16/1
5th 29 10 Tara Road Miss R Curtis 5 11-0 A P McCoy 4/1
SP 4/1 Tracked leading pair, went 2nd 4 out until well before 2 out, soon weakened and eased, mistakes final 2, tailed off opened 7/2 touched 9/2
6th 16 8 Sacramento King (IRE) J A Geake 4 11-0 Gerard Tumelty 100/1
SP 100/1 Held up in rear, not fluent 5th, never on terms, tailed off
7th 25 9 Such A Legend K C Bailey 5 11-0 S Thomas 25/1
SP 25/1 Held up in touch, pushed along after 7th, lost place before 4 out, tailed off
PU 2 Donapollo Ian Williams 5 11-0 W Kennedy 100/1
SP 100/1 Led 1st until approaching 3rd, chased leader until 4 out, weakened quickly next, tailed off and pulled up before 2 out
PU 4 Mac's Return (IRE) P F Nicholls 6 11-0 D A Jacob 10/1
SP 10/1 Always behind, lost touch 4 out, tailed off and pulled up before 2 out opened 14/1
NR 3 Harry's Farewell P Gundry 6 11-0 Nick Scholfield

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win £3.00 Tote Place £1.20 £3.00 £1.30 Straight Forecast £23.90 Exacta £22.00 Trifecta £73.40 Swingers 1&2 £4.50, 2&3 £5.70, 1&3 £1.50

Placepot £49.00, Pool: £137193.23, 2042.06 winning tickets
Quadpot £34.20, Pool: £6826.18, 147.3 winning tickets

Analysis

Nicky Henderson: "He does look like a chaser and he could do either hurdling or chasing, but I'd be tempted to stay hurdling with him this season as there would be good races to win with him."