15:00 Ascot

Saturday 18 January 2020

All12:4013:1513:5014:2515:0015:3516:05

    bet365 Handicap Chase

  • 5YO plus  |   Class 2  |   2m 5f 8y  |   Heavy (Soft in places)  |   8 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 15:00  |   Winning time: 5m 25.05s
1st
Horse silk
7
5/1
T: S CurranJ: David Bass
Held up, progress 9th, pushed along approaching 3 out, ridden after 2 out, stayed on under pressure to lead close home op 7/2 tchd 11/2
2nd
Horse silk
nk
4
14/1
T: D SkeltonJ: Bridget Andrews
Led, blundered 9th, headed 3 out, ridden after 2 out, led last, headed close home op 16/1 tchd 12/1
3rd
Horse silk
4 ¾
9
8/1
T: P J HobbsJ: R Johnson
Always prominent, went 2nd 6th, led 3 out, ridden and headed last, weakened towards finish op 10/1
4th
Horse silk
4 ¾
2
7/2j
T: Kerry LeeJ: Richard Patrick (3)
Always prominent, niggled along before 2 out, ridden and weakened flat op 9/2
5th
Horse silk
15
11
12/1
T: M F HarrisJ: P J Brennan
Held up in rear, short-lived effort after 11th tchd 16/1
6th
Horse silk
13
1
811-12
6/1
T: B PaulingJ: D A Jacob
Prominent until lost place 8th, behind from 12th op 15/2 tchd 8/1
7th
Horse silk
4 ½
10
7/2j
T: B EllisonJ: Jack Tudor (7)
Held up in touch, lost place 9th, ridden and behind after 11th op 10/3 tchd 3/1

Also Ran

PU
Horse silk
8
5/1
T: R HobsonJ: J J Burke
Held up in touch, 5th when pulled up after 11th op 6/1 tchd 7/1

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Non-Runners

5
Horse silk
Espoir De Guye28
Weight: 11-3|  Age: 6
T: Miss V Williams  J: Charlie Deutsch
NR
3
Horse silk
Flying Angel42
Weight: 11-5|  Age: 9
T: N A Twiston-Davies  J: 2nd Preference
NR
6
Horse silk
Red Indian287
Weight: 11-2|  Age: 8
T: Miss Kelly Morgan  J: 2nd Preference
NR

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£6.10Pl:£2.20, £2.20, £2.30EX:£53.70Trifecta:£363.80Tricast:£555.85SF:£66.62Swingers:£9.00, £10.40, £15.80

Forecasts

Happy Diva (7/2), Sam's Adventure (7/2), Espoir De Guye (7/2), Domaine De L'Isle (5/1), Allysson Monterg (5/1), Kildisart (6/1), Kayf Adventure (8/1), Flying Angel (8/1), Aintree My Dream (12/1), Bennys King (14/1), Red Indian (25/1)

Verdict

Although it is highly unlikely that there is another Cyrname in this year's renewal there does look another up and coming star in the making in ESPOIR DE GUYE who fairly bolted up here over 2m3f last time out. A 14lb rise in a tougher race isn't enough to temper enthusiasm in Venetia Williams' novice; the yard won this race in 2016. Big handicap specialist Happy Diva always goes well in such contests as she showed when third in this 12 months ago. She seems better than ever this season and looks nailed on to make the frame. It is hard to gauge how good Domaine De L'Isle can be after two most impressive wins and he certainly merits consideration.
  1. Espoir De Guye
  2. Happy Diva
  3. Domaine De L'Isle

Previous Winners

2019
Cyrname
Weight: 11-10  |Age: 7
4/1

Prize Money

1st: £46,920.002nd: £13,860.003rd: £6,930.004th: £3,465.005th: £1,732.006th: £870.00

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