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16:05 Ascot

Soft

Ascot Round Table Open National Hunt Flat Race (Category 1 Elimination) (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £2723
  • 1m 7f 152y
  • Class 4
  • 9 runners
  • Win time: 3m 44s
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Ascot Round Table Open National Hunt Flat Race (Category 1 Elimination) (GBB Race)

Runners: 12 runners

Type: NH Flat

Surface: Turf

Weather: Rain

11/2 (Won)

  • Win: £3.50
  • Place: £1.50

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 13lb

4 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict

Twelfth foal; closely related to 1m-1m4f winner Earl Of Tinsdal (triple Group 1 in Europe; RPR 116), and half-brother to six winners including Earlsalsa (1m6f Listed; 106), Emily Of Tinsdal (1m2f Listed; 105) and Estivo (1m3f); dam German 7f winner; German yard has had a winner from just two runners in British bumpers; fascinating contender who commands plenty of respect.

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Verdict Starting price

8th

10

27th Nov 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 3

15:35 Kempton

Estacas

10st 11lb

J: Caoilin Quinn

T: David Bridgwater

held up in rear, always behind

20/1

8th

6

4th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 3f 58y

Class 4

12:55 Ascot

Estacas

11st 5lb

J: Lilly Pinchin

T: David Bridgwater

Useful Flat form when fifth of nine in the Queen Alexandra at Royal Ascot (2m5f, good to firm; 40-1) this June; won soft-ground bumper here in 2021 and 2m novice handicap hurdle this May; improvement is needed but the step back up in trip offers some hope.

14/1

7/2

  • Place: £1.70

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 13lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

£105,000 4yo; third living foal; dam unraced half-sister to bumper/useful 2m2f-2m5f hurdle/chase winner Duke Des Champs out of unraced half-sister to high-class staying chaser Harbour Pilot; changed hands for six figures after winning an Irish maiden point (good to yielding) in April; has joined a yard that does well in this sphere; high on the list.

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4th

2

12th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 0f 210y

Class 1

13:45 Aintree

Chianti Classico

11st 7lb

J: David Bass

T: Kim Bailey

Acts on any going; progressive in handicap chases this season, producing form figures of 1121; much too good for his rivals in the Ultima at Cheltenham (3m1f) most recently, having travelled like a classy horse through the race; well worth his place in this field and warrants respect.

7/2

1st

17

12th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 1f 0y

Class 1

14:50 Cheltenham

Chianti Classico

11st 4lb

J: David Bass

T: Kim Bailey

Pulled up in the Albert Bartlett last March but 3-3 over hurdles previously; has put those exploits in the shade since going handicap chasing this season, measuring his fences well when winning at Chepstow (2m7f, good to soft) and Ascot (3m, good) before doing well at the weights against a useful sort over 3m at Kempton last month; can advance further with this stiffer test and he looks a likely type for this race.

7/1

2nd

1

13th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 0y

Class 2

13:30 Kempton

Chianti Classico

11st 10lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Kim Bailey

Justified favouritism in three-runner race at Ascot (3m, good) seven weeks ago, taking chase record to 2-2 and overall strike-rate to 7-10; now 1lb higher in a stronger contest but he's progressive and again commands respect.

9/4

14/1

  • Place: £3.10

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 13lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

11,500euros foal; second foal; dam 2m4f hurdle winner out of 2m4f bumper winning half-sister to 2m hurdle winner Goldanzig; third in two points; new yard has an improving record in bumpers (2-11 this season); respected.

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3

2nd Mar 2022

Soft

1m 7f 50y

Class 4

15:05 Wincanton

Card Dealer

11st 3lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Chris Gordon

Third in a couple of Irish points and also on his rules debut in an Ascot bumper; ran well enough for a long way in another of those but yet to build on that promise in two novice hurdles.

20/1

5th

5

5th Feb 2022

Good To Soft

1m 7f 216y

Class 3

12:40 Sandown

Card Dealer

11st 0lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Chris Gordon

Finished third in two Irish points and filled the same position in Ascot bumper on rules debut; couple of lesser efforts since, latest at Newbury on the switch to hurdling; needs improvement.

16/1

5th

5

19th Jan 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 69y

Class 4

13:15 Newbury

Card Dealer

11st 0lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Chris Gordon

Finished third in two Irish points and filled the same position in Ascot bumper (soft) on rules debut; posted a lesser effort last time; needs improvement if he's to make a successful debut over hurdles.

16/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 13lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Third foal; brother to winners Master Debonair (Listed bumper/very useful 2m hurdle) and Swincombe Fleat (bumper, for this stable); dam useful bumper/2m-2m5f hurdle winner; has a excellent pedigree for bumpers and represents one of the top yards in this sphere; another interesting newcomer.

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4th

2

29th Jan 2023

Good To Soft

2m 1f 162y

Class 4

13:05 Fontwell

Firestream

11st 8lb

J: Aidan Coleman

T: Anthony Honeyball

prominent, not fluent 4th, not fluent 3 out

13/8

2nd

1

22nd Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

12:40 Ffos Las

Firestream

11st 7lb

J: Aidan Coleman

T: Anthony Honeyball

An impressive Exeter win was not his only good run in bumpers last season and he powered clear to collect by some 21l on his switch to hurdling at Chepstow (2m3f, good to soft; first-time tongue-tie; RPR 134); could be decidedly smart.

2/1

1st

5

18th Nov 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 100y

Class 4

13:10 Chepstow

Firestream

11st 4lb

J: Aidan Coleman

T: Anthony Honeyball

Brother to very useful hurdler Master Debonair; displayed significant ability in all four bumpers last season, most notably when winning by 11l at Exeter (good to soft) on third outing, and features prominently in calculations on today's hurdling debut; tongue-tie fitted.

7/2

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 13lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

£82,000 3yo; second foal; half-brother to bumper winner Peejaybee; dam placed French 2m1f chase, sister to French 2m1f hurdle/2m2f chase winner Polane Du Charmil; yard going well and wins its share (12% in last five seasons) of bumpers.

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5th

11

24th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 118y

Class 4

13:30 Newbury

Nollyador

11st 5lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Emma Lavelle

Has yet to replicate his decent bumper form over hurdles and he was about 5l behind Future Investment at Taunton last time when the latter wasn't at his best; had a wind operation since then.

9/1

6th

10

7th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 1y

Class 4

14:00 Taunton

Nollyador

11st 2lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Emma Lavelle

Displayed good form when placed in bumpers and it's still very early days over hurdles; things may click in this discipline at some point but he hasn't really shone in his first two attempts and improvement is needed.

8/1

6th

7

10th Jan 2023

Good

2m 4f 181y

Class 4

12:45 Doncaster

Nollyador

11st 10lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Emma Lavelle

Placed in three of his four bumpers and fair fifth despite a couple of jumping errors on hurdles debut at Aintree in December (2m1f, good to soft); now tongue tied; improvement likely and he has an each-way chance.

13/2

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Sixth foal; half-brother to useful 2m hurdle winner Hint Of Mint and 7f 2yo/1m winner Imperial Glance (RPR 74); dam unraced granddaughter of 1m4f Flat/2m-2m4f hurdle winner What A Mint; stable 21% in bumpers in the last five seasons; has had wind surgery; makes some appeal on paper.

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6th

2

30th Oct 2021

Soft

1m 7f 152y

Class 4

16:05 Ascot

Rex Of Temple

11st 0lb

J: Lorcan Murtagh

T: Harry Fry

Sixth foal; half-brother to useful 2m hurdle winner Hint Of Mint and 7f 2yo/1m winner Imperial Glance (RPR 74); dam unraced granddaughter of 1m4f Flat/2m-2m4f hurdle winner What A Mint; stable 21% in bumpers in the last five seasons; has had wind surgery; makes some appeal on paper.

10/1

7

21st Oct 2021

Heavy

2m 0f 167y

Class 5

16:05 Newton Abbot

Rex Of Temple

11st 0lb

J: Lorcan Murtagh

T: Harry Fry

Sixth foal; half-brother to useful 2m hurdle winner Hint Of Mint and a fair Flat winner; dam unraced; stable generally does very well in bumpers (21% strike-rate).

9/2

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 13lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

120,000euros 3yo; fifth foal; half-brother to winners Gelee Blanche (2m hurdle/2m3f chase), En Acceleree (2m1f hurdle) and Voix Romaine (2m2f chase); dam unraced half-sister to Listed-placed 1m2f Flat/smart 2m and 2m5f hurdle winner Special Envoy; represents an in-form stable with a fine record in bumpers (won this race in 2016); tongue tied for debut.

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1

29th Apr 2023

Good

1m 7f 216y

Class 2

13:05 Sandown

Holetown Hero

12st 0lb

J: Freddie Gingell

T: Paul Nicholls

Dual winner at Taunton (2m/2m3f, good/good to soft) during the winter and probably posted personal-best effort when close second to short-odds favourite at Newton Abbot (2m1f, soft; front pair well clear) this month; benefits from Freddie Gingell's useful 7lb claim on today's handicap debut; enters calculations.

16/1

2nd

1

8th Apr 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 167y

Class 4

12:40 Newton Abbot

Holetown Hero

12st 0lb

J: Lorcan Williams

T: Paul Nicholls

led, awkward jump 2nd

7/4

2nd

1

11th Feb 2023

Good

2m 0f 69y

Class 3

16:10 Newbury

Holetown Hero

11st 12lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Comfortable win at Taunton (2m, good) in December and he followed up in clearcut style over 2m3f there (good to soft; made all) on Tuesday; only four days to get over that latest run and defying the double penalty should ask a big question but he's been on a roll and needs plenty of respect.

3/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 13lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

60,000euros 3yo; sixth foal; half-brother to winners Desque De L'Isle (2m chase), Vasco De L'Isle (13.5f AQPS Flat/2m3f chase) and Ainsique De L'Isle (French 2m2f-2m3f hurdle/chase); dam French maiden jumper; stable well above average (18% in last five seasons) in bumpers; shortlisted.

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2nd

1

5th Apr 2022

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 5

17:05 Southwell

Hesque De LIsle

11st 12lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Tom Lacey

Not shown a great deal over hurdles so far though caught the stewards' attention when sixth of ten at Huntingdon two runs back (2m, soft); quite interesting up in trip for handicap debut.

6th

4

11th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 0f 161y

Class 4

14:20 Exeter

Hesque De LIsle

11st 6lb

J: Richard Patrick

T: Tom Lacey

Safely held in three bumpers towards end of last year and made just a mildly encouraging hurdle debut when sixth of ten at Huntingdon (2m, soft; ride attracted stewards' attention) last month; might be one for a bit further down the line.

20/1

6th

1

24th Feb 2022

Soft

1m 7f 171y

Class 4

13:35 Huntingdon

Hesque De LIsle

11st 0lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Tom Lacey

Ordinary form so far, in a soft-ground Ascot bumper and hurdles at Newcastle and Chepstow; this is easier than last time but he has to step up.

10/1

Form: 6

Last run: 32 days

W: 10st 13lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Well held on debut at Sedgefield (good to soft; 25-1) last month and hard to fancy in what looks a strong race of its type.

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5th

6

14th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 0y

Class 5

15:40 Lingfield

Ernie Bilko

10st 13lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Richard J Bandey

Game winner on his handicap debut at Stratford in March 2022 (2m6f, good) but absent since; 3lb higher mark neither here nor there and he's had only six starts, so has hopes if he retains his ability after the absence.

6/1

1st

9

26th Mar 2022

Good

2m 6f 7y

Class 5

14:18 Stratford

Ernie Bilko

10st 12lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Richard J Bandey

Modest so far but it was a Newbury maiden hurdle in which he made his debut for Richard Bandey and there could be some improvement lurking now sent into handicaps; watch the market.

8/1

8th

3

20th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 0f 69y

Class 4

13:55 Newbury

Ernie Bilko

11st 6lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Richard J Bandey

Modest form at best in two bumpers and two maiden hurdles (3m/3m1f) for Laura Horsfall; drops back markedly in trip on debut for new yard; needs improvement.

66/1

Form: 51

Last run: 54 days

W: 11st 3lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Landed the odds in four-runner race at Newton Abbot (good) last month, but that form is modest and he'll need a good deal of improvement to follow up under a penalty.

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0

8

12th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

15:35 Ffos Las

Deal Em High

10st 5lb

J: Harry Reed

T: Debra Hamer

Modest bumper winner two seasons ago; hurdles form is far from consistent, best effort when second in weak 2m maiden here in May; seems to need good ground; opposed.

25/1

0

5

23rd Oct 2023

Soft

1m 7f 195y

Class 5

15:15 Plumpton

Deal Em High

10st 9lb

J: Harry Reed

T: Debra Hamer

Good-ground bumper winner who was runner-up in a Ffos Las maiden (2m, good) in May but he's not gone on from that in two runs since; ran respectably in a Ffos Las handicap (fourth of ten) in August but he needs more back from a short break and this return to soft ground is a concern.

7/2

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Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Half-brother to 2m5f-3m1f hurdle/chase winner King Golan; wide-margin winner of a fast-ground point in April; new trainer has had just one runner (unplaced) in bumpers.

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11

14th Mar 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 205y

Class 6

16:05 Stratford

Takoda

11st 12lb

J: Mr Phillip York

T: Syd Hosie

Winning pointer, but he's since shown just modest form over hurdles for Harriet Brown and came in well held on his handicap bow at Taunton 20 days ago; he has lots to prove now going chasing for his new stable.

20/1

14th

7

22nd Feb 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 1y

Class 5

13:20 Taunton

Takoda

11st 5lb

J: Fergus Gillard

T: Harriet Brown

Won fast-ground maiden point by 25l last spring and made encouraging rules debut in Wincanton bumper in November; disappointing since switched to hurdling this winter (2m3f-2m5f) but might do better now handicapping.

33/1

6th

8

30th Jan 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 49y

Class 4

14:50 Fontwell

Takoda

11st 8lb

J: Fergus Gillard

T: Harriet Brown

Won fast-ground maiden point by 25l last spring and made encouraging rules debut in Wincanton bumper in November but was safely held on first two hurdling starts and comes here after a recent fall; probably one for handicaps.

50/1

Form: 3

Last run: 1 day

W: 10st 13lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

60,000euros 3yo; first foal; unraced dam out of useful 2m4f/3m hurdle winner, is granddaughter of 1m6f-2m Flat and 2m-3m1f smart hurdle winner; looked promising when always-prominent third to an impressive winner at Uttoxeter but that was only yesterday.

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7th

2

23rd Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

16:40 Southwell

Awaythelad

11st 13lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Ben Pauling

Pulled up when back in a handicap at Sandown last month; however, that was a hotter race than this and he'd previously shown improved form in these cheekpieces, winning a Ludlow maiden (2m5f, soft) then a Leicester novice (2m4f, soft); also effective on good/good to soft; not ruled out.

7/1

7

9th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 173y

Class 1

13:50 Sandown

Awaythelad

11st 7lb

J: David Bass

T: Ben Pauling

Beaten six times over hurdles (including two handicaps) before going 2-2 in the cheekpieces, winning easily at Ludlow before defying a penalty with an all-out defeat of Roger Pol at Leicester (2m4f, soft); likeable type who can run well but ultimately come up short.

16/1

1st

1

31st Jan 2024

Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 3

14:55 Leicester

Awaythelad

11st 8lb

J: Beau Morgan

T: Ben Pauling

Took well to first-time cheekpieces at Ludlow (2m5f, soft) this month, opening his account at the tenth attempt; penalty is virtually offset by Beau Morgan's useful 5lb claim; leading player in the retained headgear.

2/1

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Exacta £146.00
Straight Forecast £138.60
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Selections

Daily Mail:

Holetown Hero

POSTDATA:

Rex Of Temple

WEST COUNTRY:

Firestream

SPOTLIGHT:

Chianti Classico

The Guardian:

Estacas

Daily Mirror:

Nollyador

The Sun:

Holetown Hero

The Star:

Holetown Hero

Daily Record:

Holetown Hero

Telegraph:

Rex Of Temple

The Times:

Firestream

Daily Express:

Chianti Classico