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  • Zaynar Makes All at Ascot

totepool Novices' Chase (Grade 2) (Registered As Noel Novices' Chase) 2m 3f

  • (4yo+, 2m 3f, Class 1, 6 runners)
  • Winner £16,881 2nd £6,360 3rd £3,183 4th £1,590 5th £798 6th £399 7th £198 8th £102
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 49.50s
  • Off time: 14:30:25
  • Last Updated: December 16 2011, 15:04 GMT

Zaynar ran and jumped his rivals ragged in the totepool Novices' Chase at Ascot.

Zaynar: Impressive winner at Ascot
Zaynar: Impressive winner at Ascot

James Reveley was positive aboard Nick Williams' grey and he responded with a fine round of fencing.

Chablais, weak in the market beforehand, tried to track the 7-2 winner but he weakened five out, eventually finishing last of the six runners.

In contrast Zaynar was full of running down the home straight and once safely over the last, was pushed out to score by nine lengths.

Kumbeshwar got the better of a sustained duel with Frascati Park for the forecast spot but neither ever looked like landing a blow.

Reveley said: "He's always been my favourite novice chaser in the yard and Nick and his wife Jane have done a great job of sweetening him up.

"He saw something at one down the back and nearly put the breaks on completely but he's so economical at his fences and knows just the right height to get at them."

Williams' son Chester, 14, said: "I'd imagine he'll stick in these kind of races until the Festival, wherever he ends up. That would probably be the Jewson."