16:55 Ascot

Sunday 25 March 2018

All14:0014:3515:1015:4516:2016:5517:30
  • Iron Stand Conditional Jockeys' Handicap Hurdle
  • 4YO plus  |   Class 3  |   2m 7f 118y  |   Soft  |   9 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 17:01  |   Winning time: 5m 57.6s
1st
Horse silk
9
710-10
8/1
T: Kerry LeeJ: Richard Patrick (3)
Chased leaders, 2nd after 3 out, led approaching 2 out, went clear between last 2, hung left and stayed on strongly run-in tchd 17/2
2nd
Horse silk
4 ½
10
7/1
T: A KingJ: Charlie Deutsch
Slowly away and nearly unseated rider in ragged start, last pair, headway into 3rd and pushed along after 3 out, went 2nd run-in, no chance with winner op 8/1 tchd 9/1
3rd
Horse silk
¾
7
10/1
T: C GordonJ: Harry Reed
Raced keenly, chased leader, led 3 out, headed approaching next chased (clear) winner, lost 2nd run-in op 9/1 tchd 8/1
4th
Horse silk
¾
11
5/1
T: C J DownJ: Bryony Frost
Raced wide, chased leaders until dropped to mid-division 5th, headway and hung right when flattened 2 out, 4th and no impression when jumped right last, hung right run-in op 14/1
5th
Horse silk
nk
4
3/1f
T: R Mitford-SladeJ: Mitchell Bastyan
Behind, jumped slowly 6th, pushed along and struggling after next, headway on outside before 2 out, kept on run-in, nearest finish tchd 11/4
6th
Horse silk
13
5
25/1
T: D SkeltonJ: Bridget Andrews (3)
Slowly away in ragged start, held up in last pair, rapid headway chasing leaders 7th, weakened on long run before 2 out, mistake last op 20/1
7th
Horse silk
11
6
10/3
T: N J HendersonJ: James Bowen (3)
Hit 4th, always in last trio, never involved op 7/2 tchd 3/1
8th
Horse silk
18
1
10/1
T: P A KirbyJ: Thomas Dowson (3)
Led until 3 out, lost 2nd and weakened quickly soon after, tailed off op 9/1

Also Ran

PU
Horse silk
3
8/1
T: P J HobbsJ: Sean Houlihan (3)
Mid-division on inside, headway chasing leaders 5th, ridden and weakened 4 out, behind and pulled up after next op 15/2 tchd 7/1 and tchd 9/1

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Non-Runners

8
Horse silk
Lithic37
Weight: 10-12|  Age: 7
T: Jonjo O'Neill  J: C Gethings
WD
2
Horse silk
Kris Spin8
Weight: 11-12|  Age: 10
T: Kerry Lee  J: Fergus Gregory
NR

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£8.10Pl:£2.20, £2.60, £2.20EX:£84.70Trifecta:£722.60Tricast:£578.24SF:£65.72Swingers:£9.20, £5.80, £7.50

Forecasts

Samuel Jackson (3/1), Lough Derg Farmer (10/3), Kris Spin (4/1), Max Forte (5/1), Salmanazar (7/1), Sir Will (8/1), Onefitzall (8/1), Ballyheigue Bay (10/1), Top Ville Ben (10/1), Lithic (12/1), Sir Mangan (25/1)

Verdict

Top Ville Ben is likely to go off in front and, despite this mark, isn't one to hand too much rope too. Any rain would be a plus for Kris Spin, who carries a 7lb penalty for the win at Fontwell last time. Lough Derg Farmer, Ballyheigue Bay and Lithic could have cases made for them but handicap debutant SAMUEL JACKSON earns the vote. He was not disgraced in a Doncaster Grade 2 last time and appears to have got in on a workable mark off 137 today.
  1. Samuel Jackson
  2. Top Ville Ben
  3. Lough Derg Farmer

Previous Winners

2017
Dell' Arca
Weight: 11-7  |Age: 8
11/1

Prize Money

1st: £6,433.002nd: £1,889.003rd: £944.004th: £472.005th: £450.006th: £450.007th: £450.008th: £450.00

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