15:35 Ascot Sat 19 January 2019
Exceptional reigning 2m champion chaser unbeaten over fences or hurdles with a winning run of 16 races stretching way back to 2015. As close to unbeatable as is possible and expected to again show his brilliance with an eighth Grade One.
Likable five-time winner beaten 16L by Altior last season and second to him latest at Kempton beaten 19L in receipt of weight which he isn't here. Fitness edge on Fox Norton so second is entirely possible.
Grade One winner over 2m and 2m4f but absent since 3m experiment failed with him pulled up in last season's King George. 13L second to Altior on only previous meeting and unlikely to close the gap given lengthy absence.
Last Year's Winner
|Un De Sceaux||10||11-7||4/9|
|T: W P MullinsJ: P Townend|
Altior (1/10), Fox Norton (10/1), Diego Du Charmil (16/1)
- Fox Norton
- Diego Du Charmil
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