Ascot Hurdle 2021

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When is The Ascot Hurdle 2021?

The Ascot Hurdle, is currently run under the sponsor's name as the Coral Hurdle.

It takes place on Saturday 20th November 2021 with the race starting at 2.40pm at Ascot.

At 2 miles, three and a half furlongs, this Grade 2 race is open to horses aged 4 years and older.

Last year's winner took home prize money of £56950.


Ascot Hurdle Previous Winners

DateTrackDistanceGoingRunnersWinnerStallionAgeJockey (Clm)TrainerOddsWeightORNC(F)Days
Ascot2m3½fGood To Soft664/511-01500(0)14d
Ascot2m3½fGood To Soft569/411-01600(0)21d
Ascot2m3½fGood To Soft564/511-41540(0)248d
Ascot2m3½fGood To Soft61015/811-81600(0)21d
Ascot2m3½fGood To Soft458/1310-111550(0)237d
Ascot2m3½fGood To Soft84100/3011-41530(0)28d
Windsor2m4fGood To Soft7611/411-000(0)211d
Ascot2m4fGood To Soft7610/111-01450(0)37d


Ascot Hurdle Stats and Trends


12 Year Trends and Statistics

  • Age – 8 of the last 12 winners were aged 6 or 7.
  • Sex – 10 of the last 12 winners were geldings, The 2 winning mares have come from just 3 runners.
  • Trainer – Nicky Handerson and Harry Fry have been the most successful trainers in the last 12 years with 3 wins apiece.
  • Horse – The Harry Fry trained IF THE CAP FITS has been the only dual winner in recent years. 
  • Country – 8 of the last 12 winners were bred in Ireland, 2 in France, 1 in the USA and 1 in Great Britain.
  • Colour – 7 of the last 12 winners were bay (b) and 4 were chestnut..
  • Starting Price (SP) – All of the last 12 winners returned a SP of 100/30 or less.
  • Starting Price Rank – 7 of the last 12 winners started as favourite and all 12 were in the first 3 in the betting.
  • Weight Carried – 7 of the last 12 winners carried between 11st 4lb and 11st 8lb.
  • Headgear – 10 of the last 12 winners wore no headgear. 
  • Days Since Last Run – 5 of the last 12 winners had run between 14 and 28 days ago 6 had been off the track at least 207 days. 
  • Last Run Form – 8 of the last 12 winners had won last time out, all of them finished in the first 3 last time.

Official Rating – 10 of the last 12 winners had an official rating between 154 and 164.

Ascot Hurdle Results

Coral Hurdle (Registered As The Ascot Hurdle) (Grade 2)
Distance: 2m3½f (4238 yards +65 yards rails adjustment) Prize (winner): £22780 Dir: Right Handed
Runners: 3    Going: Soft    Class: Class 1 Grade 2    Age Restrictions: 4yo+
Winners Time: 4 mins 44.30s   Avg OR: 154     Median OR: 154

1 Song For Someone 11/4
2 Call Me Lord 7/4
3 Laurina 11/8F

3 ran Distances: 5l, 41l

Full Results:

NoPlaceDist BtHorseAgeWeightHeadgearORTrainerJockey (Claim)OddsBFBFP
21stSong For Someone (GER)511-6153Symonds, TomBoinville, Nico11/44.00
made all, ridden approaching last, stayed on well BF IP MIN 1.01 BF IP MAX 4.9
12nd5Call Me Lord (FR)711-6154Henderson, N JBowen, James C7/42.94
tracked leaders, disputing 2nd from 3rd, not fluent next, pushed along in clear 2nd before 2 out, held when not fluent last BF IP MIN 2.04 BF IP MAX 1000
33rd41Laurina (FR)710-7WS154Nicholls, P FCobden, Harry11/8 (Fav)2.44
raced freely, tracked winner, not fluent and joined for 2nd from 3rd, ridden approaching 2 out, soon weakened BF IP MIN 2.16 BF IP MAX 1000

Coral Hurdle (Grade 2) (Registered As The Ascot Hurdle)
Distance: 2m3½f (4238 yards +54 yards rails adjustment) Prize (winner): £56950 Dir: Right Handed
Runners: 6    Going: Soft    Class: Class 1 Grade 2    Age Restrictions: 4yo+
Winners Time: 4 mins 44.12s   Avg OR: 153     Median OR: 152.5    

1 If The Cap Fits (IRE) 3/1
2 Call Me Lord 6/4 (FR) (FAV)
3 Lil Rockerfeller (USA) 20/1

6 ran
Distances: 0.5, 11
Time: 4 mins 44.12s

Full Results

NoPlaceDist BtHorseAgeWeightHeadgearORTrainerJockey (Claim)OddsBFBFP
11stIf The Cap Fits (IRE)711-6CkPc160Fry, HarryBowen, Sean P3/14.731.99
in touch, headway 5 out, every chance after 3 out, led last, hard ridden, stayed on gamely BF IP MIN 1.01 BF IP MAX 18
42nd0.5Call Me Lord (FR)611-0160Henderson, N JBoinville, Nico6/4 (Fav)2.541.73
chased leaders, smooth progress 4 out, led before 2 out, headed last, soon rallied, kept on under pressure BF IP MIN 1.11 BF IP MAX 1000
53rd11Lil Rockerfeller (USA)811-0Blnk149King, N BMoore, Jamie20/129.008.80
led, driven when joined 4 out, headed next, stayed on same pace from 2 out BF IP MIN 19 BF IP MAX 1000
24th4.5Le Patriote (FR)711-4CkPc154Newland, Dr R D PJohnson, Richard11/113.504.90
held up in rear but in touch, headway 3 out, chased leaders next, never able to challenge BF IP MIN 6 BF IP MAX 1000
65th0.5Roksana (IRE)710-13151Skelton, DanielSkelton, Harry5/23.751.73
raced wide, prominent, led 3 out, headed approaching next, weakened quickly BF IP MIN 3.3 BF IP MAX 1000
36th25Blu Cavalier911-0142Stronge, AliONeill, Jonjo (Jr)66/1161.8938.00
tracked leader, driven 4 out, headed next, soon lost place, tailed off BF IP MIN 100 BF IP MAX 1000

Ascot Hurdle Tips

Just 6 runners declared, GOSHEN has been installed as favourite but at just 4 years old may have a bit to find with the more experienced types. The mare LAURINA is very interesting on her first run since joining Paul Nicholls from the Willie Mullins yard. Nicky Henderson's CALL ME LORD makes up the shortlist.

Keith' tip on raceday

LAURINA 14:40 Ascot 6/4 – Another disappointing turn out with just 3 runners declared. The mare LAURINA is very interesting on her first run since joining Paul Nicholls from the Willie Mullins yard. Nicky Henderson's CALL ME LORD should be the one for the forecast.

How did we do?

LAURINA never really settled into a rhythm and she weakened away around about 2 from home finishing a distant 3rd. The winner was the outider of the 3 runners SONG FOR SOMEONE who made all and stayed on strongly. 

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