15:00 Ascot

Saturday 23 January 2021

All12:4013:1513:5014:2515:0015:3516:10
  • bet365 Handicap Chase (GBB Race)
  • Class 2  |   2m 5f 8y  |   Soft (Heavy In Places)  |   14 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 15:00  |   Winning time: 5m 36.1s
1st
3
6/1
T: J ScottJ: Matt Griffiths
Raced keenly, jumped left and not always fluent, led after 1st, clear briefly 7th, stayed on gamely op 7/1 tchd 11/2
2nd
1 ¼
1
5/1
T: D SkeltonJ: Harry Skelton
Chased leaders, not fluent 3 out, went 2nd before next, stayed on flat, unable to quite challenge winner
3rd
3 ¾
8
8/1
T: P J HobbsJ: R Johnson
Held up in mid-division, mistake 8th, headway 3 out, went 3rd before 2 out, unable to challenge, stayed on
4th
6 ½
4
6/1
T: Miss V WilliamsJ: Charlie Deutsch
Mid-division, closed 3rd, mistake 12th, stayed on from 3 out, went 4th 2 out, unable to get back on terms op 11/2
5th
4 ¾
7
3/1f
T: N A Twiston-DaviesJ: D A Jacob
Towards rear after very slow 1st, headway 12th, outpaced 3 out, well held after, plugged on flat op 7/2 tchd 4/1
6th
2 ¼
6
9/1
T: B EllisonJ: B S Hughes
Mid-division, closed 7th, slow 11th, no impression on leaders before 2 out op 17/2 tchd 10/1
7th
8 ½
14
50/1
T: P A KirbyJ: W T Kennedy
Towards rear, pushed along 12th, never dangerous op 40/1
8th
11
12
1010-10
125/1
T: S G WestJ: J Kington
Led until after 1st, chased winner, not fluent 2nd, hit 7th, not fluent 8th, lost 2nd before 2 out, weakened op 80/1 tchd 150/1
9th
2 ½
11
16/1
T: S CurranJ: David Bass
Held up towards rear, ridden and struggling 12th, no impression op 14/1 tchd 18/1
10th
33
10
40/1
T: Jonjo O'NeillJ: Jonjo O'Neill Jr.
Mid-division, towards rear when mistake 8th, well behind from 12th

Also Ran

PU
2
911-11
18/1
T: P F NichollsJ: H Cobden
Hampered 1st, always behind, pulled up before 4 out op 16/1
PU
5
18/1
T: H FryJ: S Bowen
Always behind, tailed of 9th, pulled up before 4 out op 16/1
PU
9
1110-13
33/1
T: R DobbinJ: Craig Nichol
Chased leaders, lost place 7th, outpaced 14th, well beaten 3 out, pulled up before last op 28/1
BD
13
25/1
T: D BraceJ: C Brace (3)
Hampered and brought down 1st op 20/1

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Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£6.20Pl:£2.20, £1.90, £2.90EX:£38.80Trifecta:£548.50Tricast:£246.61SF:£35.57Swingers:£7.00, £11.70, £9.40

Forecasts

Good Boy Bobby (3/1), Bennys King (5/1), Dashel Drasher (6/1), Espoir De Guye (6/1), Jerrysback (8/1), Windsor Avenue (9/1), Domaine De L'Isle (16/1), Capeland (18/1), Acting Lass (18/1), Colorado Doc (25/1), Jonniesofa (33/1), Young Wolf (40/1), Louis' Vac Pouch (50/1), Touch Kick (125/1)

Verdict

BENNYS KING proved better than ever when winning a similar event here 5 weeks ago and that form is backed up by the timefigure, so he's taken to defy a 7 lb rise. Espoir de Guye was disappointing here last time but is worth another chance given his overall profile and may emerge as the biggest threat, with Dashel Drasher and Good Boy Bobby other likely dangers.

  1. BENNYS KING (IRE)
  2. ESPOIR DE GUYE (FR)
  3. DASHEL DRASHER

Previous Winners

2020
Domaine De L'Isle
Weight: 10-13  |Age: 7
5/1

Prize Money

1st: £32,844.002nd: £9,702.003rd: £4,851.004th: £2,426.005th: £1,213.006th: £609.00
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