15:35 Ascot Sat 18 January 2020

  • Matchbook Clarence House Chase (Grade 1) (Class 1)
  • 2m 167y, Heavy (Soft in places)
  • 5 Runners
  • Winner£85,425.002nd£32,055.003rd£16,050.004th£7,995.005th£4,020.006th£2,010.00
  • Surface: Turf
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Winning time:4m 17.72sOff time:15:35:48
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1
811-7OR: 153BFCD
25/1

Unlucky not to win first time out when carried out at the last but followed up emphatically over C&D next in another handicap. Disappointing in Grade 2 Desert Orchid at Kempton. Should be more effective here but third probably best he can aim for.

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2
711-7OR: 166D
11/10

Dual Grade 1 winning novice 2-2 this season including when winning Grade 1 Tingle Creek by a neck from Un De Sceaux. Disappointing in only prior start here over hurdles but that the only concern as he bids to confirm himself the leading 2 miler.

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3
Janikat117
711-7OR: 165BFD
8/1

Won the Grade 2 Haldon Gold Cup at Exeter first time out before finishing 9L behind Defi Du Seuil (Un De Sceaux second) in the Tingle Creek. No real excuses there so looks likely to finish behind that pair again today.

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4
911-7OR: 143
66/1

Likable sort an emphatic winner of a Wetherby handicap last time but had been well beaten by Capeland the time before in a C&D handicap. On all known form he warrants his place as the rank outsider.

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5
1211-7OR: 170CD
11/10

10-time Grade 1 winner among the most popular horses in training. Showed he still has it when a neck second to Defi Du Seuil in the Tingle Creek. Won this in 2016, 2017 (at Cheltenham) and 2018 and could very easily turn the tables now.

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Last Year's Winner

DRAWHORSEAWGTSP
Altior911-71/10
T: N J HendersonJ: Nico de Boinville

Betting

Forecast

Defi Du Seuil (11/10), Un De Sceaux (11/10), Janika (8/1), Capeland (25/1), Marracudja (66/1)

Verdict

UN DE SCEAUX and Defi Du Seuil fought out one of the best finishes of the National Hunt season so far in the Tingle Creek at Sandown with Philip Hobbs emerging star getting the narrow success. As much as one would normally be naturally inclined towards the younger horse confirming the form the vote goes to Willie Mullins Irish raider due. He only has a neck to find and is 2-2 at Ascot having won this race in 2016 and 2018 (by 7L and 5L). This is his toughest task in the race so far but this genuine great of the turf gets the nod. Capeland runs well here and can prove best of the rest.
  1. Un De Sceaux
  2. Defi Du Seuil
  3. Capeland

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F: 184-112

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Harry Senior

F: 33-4221

T: C L Tizzard

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F: 11111-1

T: Miss E C Lavelle

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F: 11/F-111

T: W P Mullins

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F: 184-112

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T: N J Henderson