Master Minded: has won both Ascot starts, including 2009 Victor ChandlerPICTURE: Mark Cranham (racingpost.com/photos)
Master Minded heads 12 Victor Chandler entries
MASTER MINDED heads three possibles from the Paul Nicholls stable among the 12 entries for the Grade 1 Victor Chandler Chase at Ascot on January 22.
The dual Champion Chase winner, who has won both races this season and landed the Victor Chandler in2009, is joined on the entry list by stablemates Free World and Tchico Polos.
Nicky Henderson also has three entries including Petit Robin, who was eight-length runner-up to Master Minded last time in the Keith Prowse Hospitality Tingle Creek Chase at Cheltenham. The other Henderson entries are Mad Max and French Opera.
Between them, Nicholls and Henderson have won four of the past six runnings of the 2m1f contest.
Four of the other beaten horses from the Tingle Creek – Somersby (third), I’m So Lucky (fourth), Gauvain (fifth) and Kalahari King (seventh) – could renew rivalry.
The entries are completed by the Emma Lavelle-trained Crack Away Jack and Herecomesthetruth from Chris Gordon’s stable.
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