13:50 Ascot

Saturday 19 December 2020

All12:4013:1513:5014:2515:0015:35
  • 'For The Love Of Racing' Handicap Chase
  • Class 2  |   2m 2f 175y  |   Heavy  |   12 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 13:50  |   Winning time: 5m 1.05s
1st
2
13/2
T: D SkeltonJ: Harry Skelton
Chased leaders, went 2nd 7th, led before 9th, hit 2 out (normal 3 out) 3 lengths ahead last (normal 2 out), stayed on strongly op 11/2 tchd 7/1
2nd
6
12
1110-0
33/1
T: Miss V WilliamsJ: Charlie Deutsch
Led until before 9th where dropped to 3rd, 2nd before 11th until before 3 out (normal 4 out) went 2nd again after next, 3 lengths down last (normal 2 out), just held on for 2nd, no chance with winner op 28/1
3rd
hd
8
8/1
T: P J HobbsJ: R Johnson
Patiently ridden in last pair, steady headway approaching 11th, chasing leaders when pecked 3 out (normal 4 out), kept on in 3rd before last (normal 2 out), closed on 2nd but no chance with winner op 13/2 tchd 17/2
4th
9 ½
11
15/2
T: D G BridgwaterJ: Brendan Powell
Chased leader until 7th, chased leaders, went 2nd before 3 out (normal 4 out) until after next, weakened on long run before last, (normal 2 out) op 8/1 tchd 7/1 and tchd 17/2
5th
18
4
1011-4
40/1
T: Dr R D P NewlandJ: Charlie Hammond (3)
Mid-division on inside, hit 11th, weakened and hit 2 out (normal 3 out) op 33/1 tchd 50/1
6th
12
7
8/1
T: H FryJ: Miss A B O'Connor (5)
Mid-division, pushed along and struggling before 3 out (normal 4 out) tailed off tchd 7/1
7th
9
1
7/1
T: N J HendersonJ: Nico de Boinville
Chased leaders on inside early, dropped to mid-division at 7th, lost place and behind next, tailed off op 15/2 tchd 13/2

Also Ran

PU
3
9/2j
T: P F NichollsJ: H Cobden
Raced out wide in mid-division, pushed along before 10th, weakened before next, behind and pulled up soon after op 6/1
PU
5
20/1
T: G L MooreJ: J E Moore
Towards rear, mistake 5th, hampered next, pushed along and struggling before 10th, blundered next, tailed off and pulled up before 3 out (normal 4 out) op 16/1
PU
6
9/2j
T: T SymondsJ: David Bass
Chased leaders, went 2nd 9th until before 11th, chased leaders, weakened before 3 out (normal 4 out), pulled up in home straight op 11/2
PU
9
40/1
T: N A Twiston-DaviesJ: Jamie Bargary
In rear, mistake 2nd, hampered 6th, never a factor, tailed off and pulled up before 4 out (normal 5 out) op 33/1
F
10
15/2
T: G L MooreJ: Joshua Moore
Closer tracking leaders when fell 7th tchd 7/1 and tchd 8/1

Watch Race Replay

Unlimited race replays of all UK & Irish racing

Access to exclusive features all for FREE - No monthly subscription fee

Log in with your existing Sporting Life, Sky Bet, or Sky Games account. If you don't have any of those, it's completely FREE to register!

Betting

Forecast

Saint Sonnet (9/2), Saint De Vassy (9/2), Bennys King (13/2), Mengli Khan (7/1), Enrichissant (15/2), Early Du Lemo (15/2), Smarty Wild (8/1), Drumcliff (8/1), Not Another Muddle (20/1), Gardefort (33/1), Theo (40/1), Kapgarry (40/1)

Verdict

An open handicap chase that could go the way of EARLY DU LEMO, who still looked well handicapped when a smooth-travelling second back from a long absence at Sandown recently. Ready Exeter scorer Saint de Vassy is also a big player and Mengli Khan appeals as a fascinating recruit for the Nicky Henderson stable.

  1. EARLY DU LEMO (FR)
  2. SAINT DE VASSY (FR)
  3. MENGLI KHAN (IRE)

Previous Winners

2019
Espoir De Guye
Weight: 10-11  |Age: 5
11/4

Prize Money

1st: £15,640.002nd: £4,620.003rd: £2,310.004th: £1,155.005th: £578.006th: £290.00
Join for free!
Access to exclusive features all for FREE - No monthly subscription fee
Race Replays
My stable horse tracker
giftOffers and prize draws
newsExclusive content

Next Race Off

Racing Tips

Most Followed