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3:35 Ascot 17 Feb 2018

Betfair Ascot Chase (Grade 1)

(Class 1) (5yo+) (2m5f8yds) 2m5f Soft 17 fences
1st £85,827 2nd £32,457 3rd £16,452 4th £8,397 5th £4,422


Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
7 117 164 166 171
b g Flemensfirth (USA) - Rossavon (IRE) (Beneficial)
Held up off the pace in last trio, closed from 12th, went 2nd 3 out, still going easily before next, led after 2 out, driven and tended to hang flat, kept on and always in command (op 9/4)
12 117 t 166 163 167
b g King's Theatre (IRE) - Wicked Crack (IRE) (King's Ride)
Led, set off quickly but headed 2nd, led 4th to 7th, led again 11th and drew clear next, ridden and headed after 2 out, fought on but held from last (tchd 8/1 and tchd 10/1)
3  15 [17¾]
6 117 t 164 148 154
b g Nickname (FR) - Miss Country (FR) (Country Reel)
Pressed leader, led 2nd to 4th, dropped to 3rd place 6th and steadied off the pace, closed to take 2nd again 13th to 3 out, close up but held when not fluent 2 out, weakened (op 17/2 tchd 8/1)
4  [20¼]
7 117 164 146 152
b g Poliglote - Topira (FR) (Pistolet Bleu)
Held up off the pace in last trio, closed from 12th, disputed 2nd place 4 out, ridden in 4th after next, weakened before 2 out (tchd 5/2)
5  16 [36¼]
8 117 151 130 137
b g Astarabad (USA) - Petale Rouge (FR) (Bonnet Rouge)
Tried to go with leaders but unable to, raced in 4th and pushed along from 8th, dropped to last 11th, tailed off from 13th
7 117 p 154
bb g Kapgarde (FR) - Sendamagic (FR) (Sendawar)
Mistake 1st, pressed leading pair, went 2nd 6th and led next, blundered 8th, headed 11th, weakened quickly 4 out, tailed off when pulled up before last (op 25/1 tchd 20/1)
7 117 163
b g Flemensfirth (USA) - Millys Gesture (IRE) (Milan)
Looked well, not fluent, held up in last and off the pace, still there when blundered 10th and immediately pulled up (vet said gelding lost its right fore shoe) (op 7/2 tchd 9/2)
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