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ASCOT
16 February 2019
Saturday 16th February

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12:30 13:00 13:35 14:10 14:45 15:20 15:55 16:30 17:00

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Betfair Ascot Chase (Grade 1) (Class 1)

  • Channel: ITV4
  • Distance: 2m 5f 8y
  • Going: Good To Soft
Ascot
Runners
6

Type

Surface
Turf

Stalls

Weather
Cloudy

Selection

No myracing analysis available for this race

No.(Draw)
Runner
Best Odds
1
Silk colours for Aso
D
Aso
J: Charlie Deutsch
T: Venetia Williams
D
3 x Distance Winner - Won 3 times before at this distance
Unbeaten from his two starts this season; building on a win at Newbury in November when landing a Grade 3 handicap chase at Cheltenham last month. This is a significant rise in class, however, and he should find at least a couple too strong here.
In the form of his life but this demands a bit more again
4/5-11
Age: 9
Weight: 11-7
OR: 163
Days: 46
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
1 Jan 19 Chl Cheltenham 20.5f GS HcChG3 11-12 1/7 Happy Diva (2L) 3/1F 158 166
30 Nov 18 Nby Newbury 20f GS 2HcCh 11-10 1/6 Touch Kick (13L) 8/1 150 163
29 Oct 17 Ain Aintree 20f GS HcChG2 10-11 5/12 Smad Place (19½L) 16/1 156 146
6 Apr 17 Ain Aintree 25f Gd ChG1 11-7 p 4/7 Tea For Two (23L) 14/1 156 147
16 Mar 17 Chl Cheltenham 21f Gd ChG1 11-10 p 3/8 Un De Sceaux (7½L) 40/1 152 161
25 Feb 17 Kem Kempton 24f Gd HcChG3 11-7 4/13 Pilgrims Bay (3½L) 11/1 152 156
2
Silk colours for Charbel
Charbel p
J: David Bass
T: Kim Bailey
Eight-length winner of the Peterborough Chase on his penultimate outing. Failed to back that performance up, however, when third in a Listed chase at Kempton last time out. Needs a clear career-best performance to trouble the best of these.
Second to Politologue over C&D in November when receiving 6lb from that rival
-31213
Age: 8
Weight: 11-7
OR: 161
Days: 35
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
12 Jan 19 Kem Kempton 20.5f Gd ChL 11-6 p 3/5 Top Notch (5¼L) 7/4 162 162
9 Dec 18 Hun Huntingdon 20f GS ChG2 11-0 p 1/9 God's Own (8L) 13/8F 159 167
24 Nov 18 Asc Ascot 21f GS ChG2 11-1 2/6 Politologue (½L) 5/2 159 163
14 Oct 18 Chp Chepstow 19.5f GS 2HcCh 11-12 1/9 Baron Alco (hd) 5/1 154 163
10 Sep 18 Per Perth 20f Gd 2HcCh 11-7 3/7 Hammersly Lake (5¾L) 5/2 154 152
14 Mar 18 Chl Cheltenham 16f Sft ChG1 11-10 p F/9 Altior () 28/1 156 -
3
Silk colours for Cyrname
CD
D
Cyrname t
J: Harry Cobden
T: Paul Nicholls
CD
C&D Winner - Won before on this course at this distance
D
2 x Distance Winner - Won 2 times before at this distance
Distance Specialist - 2 wins from 3 starts at this distance (67%)
Hot Recent Form Jockey - 5 wins from 17 in the last 14 days (29%)
Hot Recent Form Trainer - 5 wins from 17 in the last 14 days (29%)
Showed glimpses of useful form as a novice last season. Posted a clear career-best RPR when making all to land a handicap chase over today’s course and distance last time out. Dangerous to rule out here, especially if allowed an easy lead.
Won by a long way in a good handicap over C&D last time; that is extremely good form
14-371
Age: 7
Weight: 11-7
OR: 165
Days: 28
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
19 Jan 19 Asc Ascot 21f GS 2HcCh 11-10 t 1/10 Doitforthevillage (21L) 4/1 150 172
24 Nov 18 Asc Ascot 17f GS 2HcCh 11-8 ht 7/13 Caid du Lin (15L) 11/4F 150 147
4 Nov 18 Crl Carlisle 20f Gd ChL 11-8 ht 3/5 Mister Whitaker (4¼L) EvensF 150 152
12 Apr 18 Ain Aintree 20f GS NvChG1 11-4 ht 4/6 Finian's Oscar (7L) 2/1F 150 152
24 Feb 18 Kem Kempton 20.5f Gd NvChG2 11-5 ht 1/4 The Unit (11L) 2/5F 150 156
3 Feb 18 San Sandown 20f Sft NvChG1 11-4 ht 2/5 Terrefort (nk) 9/4 150 162
4
Silk colours for Fox Norton
Fox Norton
J: Robbie Power
T: Colin Tizzard
Smart dual Grade 1 winner at his peak. Shaped with promise when second behind Altior in the Clarence House Chase here last month. That was his first start for 389-days, so he is entitled to strip fitter today. Return to this trip also looks a plus.
Top class in 2017; significant injury before last month's promising return
/12P-2
Age: 9
Weight: 11-7
OR: 166
Days: 28
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
19 Jan 19 Asc Ascot 17f GS ChG1 11-7 2/3 Altior (7L) 10/1 167 165
26 Dec 17 Kem Kempton 24f Sft ChG1 11-10 h PU/8 Might Bite () 7/1 168 -
9 Dec 17 San Sandown 15.5f GS ChG1 11-7 h 2/6 Politologue (½L) 8/13F 169 167
19 Nov 17 Chl Cheltenham 16f Sft ChG2 11-6 h 1/5 Cloudy Dream (8L) 4/5F 169 172
25 Apr 17 Pun Punchestown 16f Gd/Y ChG1 11-12 h 1/8 Un De Sceaux (1¾L) 5/2 169 169
7 Apr 17 Ain Aintree 20f Gd ChG1 11-7 h 1/9 Sub Lieutenant (6L) 4/1 166 174
5
Silk colours for Politologue
CD
D
Politologue t
J: Sam Twiston-Davies
T: Paul Nicholls
CD
2 x C&D Winner - Won 2 times before on this course at this distance
D
4 x Distance Winner - Won 4 times before at this distance
Distance Specialist - 4 wins from 6 starts at this distance (67%)
Going Specialist - 4 wins from 5 starts on this ground (80%)
Hot Recent Form Trainer - 5 wins from 17 in the last 14 days (29%)
Had Charbel a half-length behind when landing a Grade 2 over today’s course and distance on his penultimate start. Looked a non-stayer in the King George last time out. Will appreciate the return to this trip, and he is one for the shortlist.
3m too far and jumping below par on latest; big chance on previous C&D win
241-14
Age: 8
Weight: 11-7
OR: 168
Days: 52
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
26 Dec 18 Kem Kempton 24f GS ChG1 11-10 ht 4/10 Clan Des Obeaux (18L) 5/1 168 161
24 Nov 18 Asc Ascot 21f GS ChG2 11-7 ht 1/6 Charbel (½L) 5/4F 168 170
13 Apr 18 Ain Aintree 20f Sft ChG1 11-7 ht1 1/6 Min (nk) 11/1 161 173
14 Mar 18 Chl Cheltenham 16f Sft ChG1 11-10 4/9 Altior (23L) 12/1 163 161
10 Feb 18 Nby Newbury 16.5f Sft ChG2 11-6 2/3 Altior (4L) 5/2 165 167
27 Dec 17 Kem Kempton 16f Sft ChG2 11-6 1/4 Vaniteux (13L) 8/15F 165 164
6
Silk colours for Waiting Patiently
CD
D
Waiting Patiently
J: Brian Hughes
T: Ruth Jefferson
CD
C&D Winner - Won before on this course at this distance
D
2 x Distance Winner - Won 2 times before at this distance
Going Specialist - 3 wins from 5 starts on this ground (60%)
Popular chaser who landed this race last season; beating Cue Card by just under three lengths. Unfortunate to be hampered, and eventually unseat his rider, in the King George at Kempton last time out. Should go close here granted better luck in running.
Unluckily unseated on return; big player on last year's win in this race
/111-U
Age: 8
Weight: 11-7
OR: 170
Days: 52
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
26 Dec 18 Kem Kempton 24f GS ChG1 11-10 UR/10 Clan Des Obeaux () 4/1 170 -
17 Feb 18 Asc Ascot 21f Sft ChG1 11-7 1/7 Cue Card (2¾L) 2/1F 164 174
13 Jan 18 Kem Kempton 20.5f GS ChL 11-4 1/6 Art Mauresque (8L) 13/8F 156 170
5 Nov 17 Crl Carlisle 20f GS ChL 11-8 1/4 Belami Des Pictons (2½L) 4/5F 150 163
21 Jan 17 Hay Haydock 20f Sft NvChG2 11-4 1/6 Politologue (1¼L) 11/4 142 158
8 Dec 16 Ncs Newcastle 16.5f Sft 3NvCh 11-5 1/6 Forest Bihan (2¼L) 8/11F 136 152
Verdict

A fascinating renewal can go to POLITOLOGUE (nap), who has strong claims on his C&D win in November. Waiting Patiently is next best.

Verdict silk image
Politologue

Betting Forecast:

7/4 Waiting Patiently,

3/1 Cyrname,

100/30 Politologue,

13/2 Fox Norton,

12/1 Aso,

14/1 Charbel

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