15:50 Ascot

Friday 24 November 2017

All13:0013:3014:0514:4015:1515:50

Coutts Handicap Hurdle

Class 2  |   1m 7f 152y  |   Good to Soft  |   12 Runners  |   Turf

Weighed In

Off time: 15:50  |   Winning time: 3m 42.15s

1st
2
3/1
T: N J HendersonJ: Nico de Boinville
Badly hampered and almost unseated rider 1st, towards rear, smooth headway on outside chasing leaders before 2 out, led approaching last, quickened clear, easily op 7/2 tchd 10/3 and tchd 4/1
2nd
3
3
611-11
10/3
T: N J HawkeJ: C Gethings (3)
Led, hit 3rd, headed approaching last, outpaced run-in, kept on well for 2nd op 7/2 tchd 3/1
3rd
1 ½
9
610-11
10/1
T: C L TizzardJ: T J O'Brien
Chased leaders on inside, left 2nd 2 out, one pace when lost 2nd and hit last, kept on same pace run-in tchd 12/1
4th
1
10
25/1
T: J L FlintJ: T Scudamore
Held up in last trio, headway chasing leaders after 3 out, hampered next, kept on under pressure run-in, never going pace to threaten op 28/1
5th
1 ¼
11
16/1
T: P J HobbsJ: Tom Cheesman (5)
Took keen hold in mid-division, steady headway chasing leaders 4 out, blundered next, weakened before the last
6th
1
8
411-0
20/1
T: W GreatrexJ: G Sheehan
Held up, headway on inside chasing leaders after 3 out, ridden and weakened run-in
7th
5
4
20/1
T: Nick WilliamsJ: Lizzie Kelly (3)
Chased leader, hit 4 out, lost 2nd next, chased leaders, weakened 2 out op 16/1
8th
6
1
9/1
T: P F NichollsJ: H Cobden
Chased leaders, not fluent 4 out and next, pushed along before 2 out, soon weakened tchd 17/2 and tchd 10/1
9th
2
5
16/1
T: T SymondsJ: J E Moore
Took keen hold, chased leading pair, 2nd 3 out, pushed along and chance when blundered badly next, weakened, not recover op 14/1 tchd 12/1
10th
7
7
5/2f
T: A KingJ: B J Geraghty
Blundered badly and swerved left 1st, always towards rear, not fluent next, never a factor op 11/4 tchd 9/4
11th
5
12
200/1
12th
43
6
66/1
T: G L MooreJ: Joshua Moore
Held up and always towards rear, never involved, tailed off tchd 100/1

Video Replay

Betting

Forecast

Midnight Maestro (5/2), Verdana Blue (3/1), Speredek (10/3), Peter The Mayo Man (9/1), Molineaux (10/1), Little Miss Poet (16/1), Don Bersy (16/1), Attest (20/1), Night Of Sin (20/1), Eddiemaurice (25/1), Le Precieux (66/1), Stolberg (200/1)

Verdict
In an open race, MIDNIGHT MAESTRO just edges the vote after a very solid effort here last time out. There's little between him and Verdana Blue on their fifth and sixth to Elgin here last time out and that looks strong form. With that run expected to put him that bit straighter, he can go close under Barry Geraghty. Peter The Mayo Man has plenty of weight to carry but has the physique for it, and if his new yard have him ready first time up, can go close. Speredek just keeps racking up the wins and the others can't allow him too much rope.
  1. Midnight Maestro
  2. Peter The Mayo Man
  3. Verdana Blue

Previous Winners

2016
Eddiemaurice
Weight: 10-3  |Age: 5
Weight: 10-3  |  
Age: 5  |  
J: Aidan Coleman
  |  
T: J L Flint
9/2
Prize Money
1st:
£18,768.00
2nd:
£5,544.00
3rd:
£2,772.00
4th:
£1,386.00
5th:
£693.00
6th:
£348.00

Next Race Off

Racing Tips

Most Followed