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N OV E M B E R R AC I N G WEEKEND Friday 20th November 2020


THE WAIT ONLY ADDS TO THE DRAMA

15 – 19 JUNE 2021

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CHAIRMAN’S WELCOME Welcome to the opening day of our November Racing Weekend featuring the Coral Handicap Chase over two miles and five furlongs. Our most grateful thanks go to Coral for their sponsorship of five races today and a further five races tomorrow, including the Grade 2 Coral Hurdle. Thanks - and also welcome - to today’s further race sponsor Lexicon Recruitment, who join the Ascot roster for the first time. Last year, this meeting was run as our inaugural Discover Racehorse Ownership Weekend in conjunction with the Racehorse Owners’ Association and Racehorse Syndicates Association. We welcomed representatives of some 25 syndicates and worked closely with the National Trainers’ Federation and Great British Racing to promote the initiative. Sadly, the second renewal has been delayed due to the ongoing pandemic. Rest assured, however, that we plan to build on the initiative and relaunch Discover Racehorse Ownership Weekend in 2021, when encouraging interest and investment in our great sport will never have been more acutely in focus. Our opening race today is the Ascot Racecourse Supports Safer Gambling Week Novices’ Chase. This week, the industry is working with its betting partners to promote the message ‘Let’s talk about safer gambling.’ More information can be found on page 9 of this racecard. I hope you enjoy your day.

Sir Francis Brooke Bt. Her Majesty’s Representative & Chairman

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1st Race 12.20pm The Ascot Racecourse Supports Safer Gambling Week Novices’ Steeple Chase (GBB Race)

Novice races tend to be for younger horses that are still learning their way over hurdles or fences, allowing them to compete against each other before graduating up the ranks. Horses are classed as a novice if they have yet to win a race under the respective code prior to the official start of the season, which is towards the end of April. This particular contest is a novices’ chase for horses aged four and upwards, run over two miles and about three furlongs. PAGES 14-15

2nd Race 12.55pm The Lexicon Recruitment ‘National Hunt’ Maiden Hurdle Race (GBB Race)

The term ‘maiden’ inspires thoughts of damsels in distress, but in horse racing terms it takes on a different meaning. When a horse is referred to as a maiden, it simply means that they have yet to win a race. This contest differs slightly from a standard maiden event in that it is restricted to horses that have been specifically bred for National Hunt racing, and therefore those that have previously run on the Flat are barred from taking part. Many of the runners aged four and upwards in this race run over two miles and about three and a half furlongs will still be inexperienced over hurdles and almost certainly improve for the racecourse experience that they gain today. PAGES 18-19

3rd Race 1.30pm The Play The Coral “Racing Super Series” “Introductory” Hurdle Race An introductory hurdle is a race restricted to horses which have not previously run in more than one hurdle race. This particular two-mile contest is for four-yearolds and upwards. The weights are initially set at 11st for each runner, with fillies and mares receiving a 7lb allowance from their male rivals. However, any runner that was successful on their first start will be allocated a 5lb penalty.

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4th Race 2.05pm The Coral Handicap Steeple Chase

This handicap steeple chase for four-year-olds and upwards which have been rated from 0 to 145 is run over two miles and about five furlongs. In a handicap, the weight that each of the runners carries is determined by their official handicap rating, which is based on their level of form shown so far. The aim is to ensure competitive racing by asking the higher-rated horses to carry more weight than a lower-rated rival. As a guide, horses rated 60 tend to be at the lower end of the scale, whilst the very best performers would be rated as high as 170. PAGES 28-30

5th Race 2.40pm The Coral “Fail To Finish” Free Bet Handicap Hurdle Race

This hurdle race for four-year-olds and upwards which have been rated from 0 to 145 is run over two miles. To qualify for a handicap rating, horses must have won a race, been placed twice or raced at least three times in order for the Handicapper to gauge the level of form shown. This rating then dictates the weight to be carried in a handicap. In simple terms, a horse rated 145 in this particular race would be required to carry 5lb more than a rival rated 140. PAGES 34-36

6th Race 3.15pm The Watch Racing Free Online At Coral Handicap Steeple Chase

This particular handicap steeple chase is to be run over three miles and has been designed for four-year-olds and upwards which have been rated from 0 to 140. Once a horse has qualified for a handicap rating, this is regularly reassessed. A below-par effort could result in a reduced rating whilst a strong performance could see the rating increased. Occasionally, horses are entered to race before their handicap rating has been reviewed and so to avoid recent winners being un-penalised, they are allotted a mandatory penalty – 7lb in this race.

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7th Race 3.45pm The Coral Supporting Prostate Cancer UK Novices’ Handicap Hurdle Race (GBB Race) The finale this afternoon is a handicap hurdle run over two miles and about seven and a half furlongs. The race has been designed for novice four-year-olds and upwards which are rated from 0 to 115. In most National Hunt handicaps, there is a minimum weight of 10st so any horse whose official rating would allocate them less than that still has to shoulder that burden. The horses that fall into this category are said to be racing from ‘out of the handicap’ – usually a distinct disadvantage.


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B g High Chaparral (IRE) - Monte Solaro (IRE) (Key of Luck (USA)) Owner: Mrs Patricia Pugh Weight: 11 7 Horse Age: 9 Trainer: Nicky Henderson, Lambourn Colours: BLACK, DARK GREEN and Breeder: Paddy Behan GREY striped sleeves. Sponsor: Unibet Form: 1/111-11 CD

BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HHHHH Star attraction who is unbeaten in 16 attempts over obstacles, including last season’s Champion Chase; typically strong at the finish in the Tingle Creek on reappearance and followed up in Kempton Grade 2 Official BHA Rating 175 over Christmas; beat Diego Du Charmil by 19l in latter and ought to extend his winning run.

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1. Owner’s Silks (illustration) 2. Colour of horse B = Bay Br = Brown Ch = Chestnut Gr = Grey Ro = Roan 3. Horse’s Number on saddle cloth 4. Sex of horse c = colt f = filly g = gelding h = horse m = mare 5. Horse’s name 6. Sire (Father) 7. Dam (Mother) 8. Birthplace of horse (if not Great Britain) 9. Number of days since last ran 10. Damsire (Grandfather) 11. Form Guide 12. Racing Post star rating 13. Horse’s sponsor details 14. Breeder 15. Owner(s) 16. Trainer and location of training establishment 17. Age of horse 18. Owner’s Colours (description) 19. Previous performances / = Denotes new season – = Denotes new year B = Brought down F = Fell P = Pulled Up U = Unseated rider 20. Form details C = Course winner D = Distance winner CD = Has won a race over the same distance at Ascot before. C D = Has at won a race at Ascot before but over a different distance. They have also won over today’s trip at another course. BF = Finished beaten favourite on their previous run.

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21. Weight (stones/pounds) 22. Official BHA Rating The BHA Handicappers allot ratings to horses once they have taken part in a sufficient number of races to enable the Handicappers to make a numerical assessment of each horse’s ability. The principal purpose of the ratings is to determine the weight to be carried by each runner in handicap races, with the Handicappers aiming to provide each participant with an equal chance based on its best recent form under its optimum conditions. A horse rated 100, for example, would be set to carry 1lb more than a horse rated 99 (ignoring penalties and allowances). The ratings published in the racecard for handicap races are the ratings that were used to calculate the weight to be carried by each horse, whilst in non-handicapped races the rating shown is that of each runner at the time that the entries for the race were confirmed. Any subsequently published change in rating, either up or down, is shown in brackets following the rating. For novice steeple chasers, their latest hurdle race rating may be shown until such time as the Handicappers allot a separate steeple chase rating. Such ratings are prefixed by the letter h. 23. Jockey’s name and photo If there is a number next to the name, this indicates that the jockey can claim that amount in weight (lbs) off the stated riding weight.

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A SHORT HISTORY ASCOT’S BEGINNINGS Few sporting venues can match the rich heritage and history of Ascot Racecourse. Over the past 300 years, Ascot has established itself as a national institution; with Royal Ascot becoming the centrepiece of the British social calendar and the ultimate stage for the best racehorses in the world.

THE FIRST RACECOURSE The racecourse was laid out by William Lowen, assisted by a team including a carpenter, a painter, and a racing administrator. The first permanent building was erected around 1794 by a local Windsor builder. Holding 1,650 people, it was used for almost fifty years.

It was Queen Anne in 1711 who first saw the potential for a racecourse at Ascot (in those days called East Cote). Whilst out riding near Windsor Castle she came upon an area of open heath that looked, in her words, “ideal for horses to gallop at full stretch”.

In 1813, Parliament passed an Act of Enclosure, which ensured that Ascot Heath would be kept and used as a racecourse for the public in the future. Racing at Ascot was now secure.

THE FIRST RACE MEETING The first race meeting ever held at Ascot took place later that year, on Saturday 11th August. The inaugural event was Her Majesty’s Plate, worth 100 guineas and open to any horse, mare or gelding over six years of age. Each horse was required to carry a weight of 12 stone and the seven runners were all English hunters, rather different to the speedy thoroughbreds that race on the Flat today. The nature of the contest also bears little resemblance to modern day racing at Ascot. That race consisted of three separate heats, each four miles long – about the length of today’s Grand National course. The winning horse would have required tremendous stamina, but sadly there is no record of who claimed that first Plate. Queen Anne’s gift to racing, founding the Royal Racecourse, is marked by the tradition of opening Royal Ascot with The Queen Anne Stakes.

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ROYAL ASCOT The precise origins of the Royal Meeting are unclear, as the event evolved from the first four-day meeting that took place in 1768. The meeting as it’s known today only really started to take shape with the introduction of The Gold Cup in 1807. Royal Ascot was the only race meeting held at Ascot until 1939. The Gold Cup remains the feature race of the third day of Royal Ascot, traditionally the busiest day of the week, when high fashion and exquisite millinery take centre stage alongside Flat racing’s most elite stayers. In 2009, Yeats, ridden by Johnny Murtagh and trained by Aidan O’Brien, won his fourth consecutive Gold Cup – a magnificent achievement, and one that Stradivarius could emulate next year.


MANAGING ASCOT Although founded by a Queen and located on Crown property, the administration of Ascot is handled on behalf of the Crown by a representative appointed by the Monarch. Up until 1901, the racecourse was managed on the Sovereign’s behalf by the Master of the Royal Buckhounds. In 1901, Lord Churchill was appointed as His Majesty’s Representative, responsible for running the course and determining entrance to the Royal Enclosure. The Ascot Authority was established in 1913 by an Act of Parliament, with His Majesty’s Representative becoming Senior Trustee. Today, as Ascot Authority (Holdings) Limited, Ascot has a formal board chaired by Sir Francis Brooke Bt., who also serves as Her Majesty’s Representative at Ascot. As an owner and breeder of racehorses, Her Majesty The Queen takes a keen interest in the races, and has had great success with her own horses over the years. The jockeys riding Her Majesty’s horses can be identified by The Queen’s racing colours: purple body with gold braid, scarlet sleeves, and black velvet cap with gold fringe – the same as those of King Edward VII and George IV as Prince Regent. During Royal Ascot, The Queen traditionally presents The Gold Cup and The Diamond Jubilee Stakes. New versions of these trophies are made each year and presented to the winners to keep. Ascot Racecourse closed for a £200 million redevelopment in 2004, and was reopened by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth on 20th June 2006. HIGHLIGHTS AT ASCOT SINCE 2006 There have been several landmark occasions since Ascot Racecourse reopened in 2006 and none more memorable than two special Gold Cup days – when Yeats completed his four-timer of Gold Cup wins in 2009 and when The Queen herself won the stayers’ championship with Estimate in 2013.

In 2011, Ascot celebrated its tercentenary and staged the inaugural QIPCO British Champions Day, now the culmination of the European elite Flat racing season. The great Frankel won The Queen Elizabeth II Stakes on Champions Day in 2011, and the curtain came down on the career of officially the best horse of all time when he won The Champion Stakes a year later. Sir Henry Cecil’s pride and joy won five of his remarkable unbeaten run of 14 races at Ascot in all. 2012 also saw Ascot at the heart of the country’s celebrations to mark The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, with The Golden Jubilee Stakes renamed The Diamond Jubilee Stakes and won by the great Australian mare, Black Caviar. Ascot has continued to cement its reputation as Europe’s premier destination for the best horses in the world. In recent years it is the Americans who have had most success, with Tepin’s win in the 2016 Queen Anne Stakes and Lady Aurelia’s King’s Stand Stakes victory the following year being notable highlights. The latter filly was trained by Wesley Ward, who has now saddled 11 winners at the Royal Meeting. It is not just international horses which Ascot is known for, of course. Jockeys also come from all over the world to ride here – perhaps most notably at the Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup, a unique fixture in the global racing calendar which each year sees many of world’s top jockeys compete for points to lift racing’s ultimate team prize, with four teams battling it out across a thrilling six-race contest. While the grandeur of the Royal Meeting takes centre stage each June, Ascot is also renowned for hosting Europe’s premier midsummer middle-distance contest the following month. The King George VI and Queen Elizabeth QIPCO Stakes has been won by many of racing’s most distinguished champions including Nijinsky, Mill Reef, Dancing Brave, Nashwan, Galileo and - most recently - the remarkable mare Enable, who in July 2020 made history by becoming the first horse to win three renewals of this prestigious prize. A S H O RT H I STO RY 7


BET WITH ASCOT/YGAM – PROMOTING SAFER GAMBLING The Young Gamers and Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM) is a leading national education charity with a social purpose to inform, educate, safeguard and build digital resilience amongst young and vulnerable people, helping them to make informed decisions and understand the consequences around gambling and gaming. In 2019, BetWithAscot (BWA) sponsored a two-year University & Student Engagement programme at their closest university, Royal Holloway University. The programme employs students in part-time jobs to deliver awareness campaigns to fellow students within their university about the risks associated with gaming and gambling. BWA are delighted to fund the role of Mollie Barker, a third-year Psychology, Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience student who has also been an equestrian for most of her life, so an excellent choice as an ambassador for Ascot. As part of their work, YGAM recently launched their new Student Hub website (www.students.ygam.org) which features interactive elements along with lived-experience case studies to further highlight the real issues of gambling and gaming harms on university campuses. YGAM’s valuable resources help to support students to enjoy a university experience free from gambling and gaming-related harm. YGAM also works in partnership with GamCare and is supported by members of the Betting and Gaming Council (BGC), to deliver the ground-breaking ‘Young People’s Gambling Harm Prevention Programme’ to reach millions of young people and raise awareness of the potential risks of gaming and gambling related harms. To read more about their work visit: www.ygam.org

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R AC E 1 12.20PM T H E A S C O T R AC E C O U R S E S U P P O R T S S A F E R G A M B L I N G W E E K N OV I C E S ’ S T E E P L E C H A S E ( C L A S S 3 ) ( G B B R AC E )

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RACE START

Two miles about three furlongs (2m 2f 175yds) (3,700 metres) For novice four yrs old and upwards

Total race value £16400. Owners Prize Money. Winner £7430; Second £2462; Third £1232. (Penalty Value £9747) See page 44 for conditions of this race.

Ascot Racecourse will present a memento to the winning owner, trainer and jockey and £100 to the stable employee in charge of the best turned out horse in this race.

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1 CHANTRY HOUSE (IRE) (255) Br g Yeats (IRE) - The Last Bank (IRE) (Phardante (FR)) Owner: Mr John P. McManus Horse Age: 6 Weight: 11 1 Trainer: Nicky Henderson, Lambourn Colours: EMERALD GREEN, Breeder: M. Conaghan YELLOW hoops, WHITE cap. Form: U11/113-

Jockey Nico de Boinville

HHHHH Unbeaten on first three rules starts (2m/2m1f, good-soft) before 11l third in the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival (2m, soft); champion trainer, who has won the last two runnings, has high hopes that this lightly-raced point winner can go to the next level now tackling fences. Official BHA Rating 147

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B g Turgeon (USA) - Rose Candy (FR) (Roli Abi (FR)) Owner: Mrs Johnny de la Hey Horse Age: 5 Weight: 11 1 Trainer: Paul Nicholls, Ditcheat Colours: ROYAL BLUE, PINK hoops, Breeder: Mr J. Contou Carrere & Mr Y. Broca armlets and cap. Sponsor: Morson Group Form: 20/F61-2 BF

Harry Cobden

HHH Ex-French 5yo (unseated on sole French chase start) who won the highly competitive Betfair Hurdle (Handicap) at Newbury in February (2m, good; versatile ground-wise); reported by his top trainer to be a work in progress and jumping-wise he could have learnt a lot from last month’s British chase debut at Market Rasen, when a 4l second of three; however, will be vulnerable to the star potential of Chantry House unless he’s a lot slicker today. Official BHA Rating 150

3 UP THE STRAIGHT (IRE) (28) B g Arcadio (GER) - Kings Artist (IRE) (King’s Theatre (IRE)) Owner: The Forever Partnership Horse Age: 6 Weight: 11 1 Trainer: Richard Rowe, Pulborough Colours: WHITE, RED chevrons, Breeder: Kenneth Parkhill LIGHT BLUE sleeves and cap. Sponsor: Southern Cranes & Access Limited Form: 1031-43 D

HH Dual novice hurdle winner (2m3f/2m5f, heavy/good to soft) who was a good third in a competitive Cheltenham handicap hurdle (2m5f, good) last month; showed promise in Irish points and could well improve for this switch to fences, but has something to find on form with today’s two rivals. Official BHA Rating 136 Tongue Strap worn by No. 2.

2019: ANGELS BREATH (IRE) 5 11 1 Nico de Boinville 5-4 (Nicky Henderson) 4 ran

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BETTING FORECAST: 2-5 Chantry House (IRE), 5-2 Pic D’orhy (FR), 12-1 Up The Straight (IRE)

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Outstanding First Northern Hemisphere Foals

Colt out of dual Gr.1 winner La Collina

Filly out of Gr.3 winner Lightening Quick

Colt out of Gr.3 winning 2YO sprinter La Rioja

Filly out of Sudu Queen

Colt out of Stakes placed 2YO sprinter White Bullet

Colt out of Dream Of Joy


“I’m excited about Zoustar but I’m even more excited about him now that I’ve seen his foals. We foaled 9 here and they are a cracking bunch. Scopey, muscled and with a good walk they should go down very well at the sales.” The Hon. Peter Stanley, New England Stud

“We have 4 Zoustar foals on the farm. They all have great presence, good movers and are good-looking foals. I think these Zoustar’s are what every breeder hopes for and when they see them they’re going to sell very well.” David Cox, Baroda Stud

“Our Zoustar colt has inherited his sire’s imposing physicality. Loads of bone and muscle with a great outlook. At 71kg birth weight this precocious fellow is exactly what we were hoping from the mating.” Dr Pat Sells, Chasemore Farm


R AC E 2 12.55PM THE LEXICON RECRUITMENT ‘ N AT I O N A L H U N T ’ M A I D E N H U R D L E R A C E ( C L A S S 3 ) ( G B B R AC E )

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RACE START

Two miles about three and a half furlongs (2m 3f 58yds) (3,800 metres) For maiden four yrs old and upwards Total race value £10000. Owners Prize Money. Winner £4953; Second £1641; Third £821; Fourth £410. (Penalty Value £6498) See page 44 for conditions of this race.

Lexicon Recruitment will present a memento to the winning owner, trainer and jockey and £100 to the stable employee in charge of the best turned out horse in this race.

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B g Scorpion (IRE) - Sainte Baronne (FR) (Saint des Saints (FR)) Owner: Mrs Johnny de la Hey Horse Age: 7 Weight: 11 0 Trainer: Paul Nicholls, Ditcheat Colours: ROYAL BLUE, PINK hoops, Breeder: Barmakin Ltd & South Lodge Stud armlets and cap. Sponsor: Morson Group Form: 10/22/6-3

Jockey Harry Cobden

HHHH Has run just twice since finishing second in a Grade 2 novice hurdle here (1m7f, soft) in December 2018 and hasn’t recaptured that promise; however, shaped as though in need of the run when third at Aintree (2m4f, soft) on last month’s reappearance and he’s certainly not written off today. Official BHA Rating 134

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B g Kapgarde (FR) - Etoile des Iles (FR) (Starborough) Owner: Mr Robert Forster Horse Age: 5 Weight: 11 0 Trainer: Gary Moore, Horsham Colours: YELLOW, BEIGE stars on sleeves, Breeder: S.C.A. Elevage de Tourgeville et al ROYAL BLUE cap, YELLOW star. Sponsor: K M Elite Products Ltd Form: 2/0-0

Joshua Moore

H Kept on for 10l second on debut in Stratford bumper (2m, good) in March 2019, his sole run for Nick Williams, but tailed off over hurdles on his two starts for this stable (2m/2m3f, good/soft); transformation needed today. Official BHA Rating -

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B g Great Pretender (IRE) - Robinia Directa (GER) (Law Society (USA)) Owner: Mrs R. J. Skan Horse Age: 4 Weight: 11 0 Trainer: Alan King, Barbury Castle Colours: LIGHT BLUE and ROYAL BLUE Breeder: E.A.R.L. Haras Du Taillis diabolo, LIGHT BLUE sleeves and cap. Sponsor: Hare Group Ltd Form: 64

Tom Bellamy

HH Fair sixth in sole bumper (2m1f, good) and again showed promise when fourth of 15 at Chepstow (2m3f, soft) on last month’s Official BHA Rating hurdle debut; open to further improvement but has to take a big step forward to win this.

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B g Flemensfirth (USA) - Annalecky (IRE) (Bob’s Return (IRE)) Owner: Mr P. J. Andrews Horse Age: 5 Weight: 11 0 Trainer: Kim Bailey, Cheltenham Colours: RED, YELLOW star, YELLOW Breeder: Spencer Hawkins sleeves, RED spots, RED cap, YELLOW star. Sponsor: Kim Bailey Racing Ltd Form: 321-

David Bass

HHHHH Placed last winter on first two bumper starts (2m/2m1f, soft) before easy win at Hereford (2m, soft) in March; makes hurdle/seasonal debut in a warm race but this half-brother to 2m4f Grade 1 chase winner Black Hercules brings considerable potential, especially now up in trip. Official BHA Rating -

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Ch g Getaway (GER) - What A Mewsment (IRE) (Persian Mews) Owner: Mr John P. McManus Horse Age: 5 Weight: 11 0 Trainer: Nicky Henderson, Lambourn Colours: EMERALD GREEN, Breeder: Hugh O’Connor YELLOW hoops, WHITE cap. Form: 1235-

HHHH All four starts on soft/heavy; plenty of promise in his two bumpers at Cheltenham (Listed runner-up) and, although he’s failed to threaten over hurdles (1m7f/2m4f), he still ran very respectably in those Grade 2 contests (one here) and could have a big say in this race on his reappearance. Official BHA Rating -

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2 6 T O R N A N D F R AY E D ( F R ) ( 2 6 ) B g Califet (FR) - Chic Et Zen (FR) (Chichicastenango (FR)) Owner: Mr Carl Hinchy Horse Age: 6 Weight: 11 0 Trainer: Nigel Twiston-Davies, Cheltenham Colours: VIOLET, WHITE cap. Breeder: S.A.R.L. Haras Du Bois Emery Form: 25242-4 BF Sponsor: Agetur (UK) Ltd

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B m Robin des Champs (FR) - Silk Style (Polish Precedent (USA)) Owner: Mr S. Barry Horse Age: 6 Weight: 10 7 Trainer: Tony Carroll, Cropthorne Colours: ORANGE, PINK disc, PINK sleeves, Breeder: Frank Motherway ORANGE stars, ORANGE and PINK hooped cap. Form: F0P-

Harry Bannister

H Tailed off on sole bumper start last October and pulled up on hurdle debut in December; off since and would be a surprise winner today. Official BHA Rating -

2019: IGOR 6 10 11 Mr Sam Waley-Cohen 5-1 (Nicky Henderson) 14 ran

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BETTING FORECAST: 7-4 Time Flies By (IRE), 11-4 Danny Kirwan (IRE), The Edgar Wallace (IRE), 11-1 Royal Pretender (FR), 100-1 In Rem (FR), 200-1 Silk Or Satin (IRE)

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TODAY’S SPONSORS Ascot would like to take this opportunity to thank today’s race sponsors for their generous support.

RACE 1

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RACE 2

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R AC E 3 1.30PM T H E P L AY T H E C O R A L “ R AC I N G S U P E R S E R I E S” “ I N T RO D U C TO RY ” H U R D L E R AC E ( C L A S S 2 )

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RACE START

About two miles (1m 7f 152yds) (3,100 metres) For four yrs old and upwards

Total race value £18000. Owners Prize Money. Winner £8915; Second £2954; Third £1478; Fourth £738. (Penalty Value £11696.40) A See page 45 for conditions of this race.

Coral will present a memento to the winning owner, trainer and jockey and £100 to the stable employee in charge of the best turned out horse in this race.

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B or Br g Great Pretender (IRE) - Beautiful Choisel (FR) (Sageburg (IRE)) Owner: Mr Simon Munir & Mr Isaac Souede Horse Age: 4 Weight: 11 5 Trainer: Nicky Henderson, Lambourn Colours: EMERALD GREEN, DARK GREEN sleeves, Breeder: E.A.R.L. JL DARK GREEN and EMERALD GREEN quartered cap. Sponsor: Ptarmigan Media Limited Form: 1

Jockey Daryl Jacob

HHHH Despite some sketchy jumps he won narrowly on debut in France, over hurdles (2m3f, very soft) in May, and the runner-up easily went one better next time; has since been acquired by top connections and trainer has won three of the last nine runnings; could play leading role in first-time hood. Official BHA Rating -

2 METIER (IRE) (22)

B g Mastercraftsman (IRE) - We’ll Go Walking (IRE) (Authorized (IRE)) Owner: Mr G. C. Stevens Horse Age: 4 Weight: 11 5 Trainer: Harry Fry, Seaborough Colours: ORANGE, BEIGE epaulets Breeder: Knockainey Stud and star on cap. Sponsor: Busy Bee Cleaning Services, Citipost Form: 1

Sean Bowen

HHHHH Very useful on the Flat in Ireland in 2019 and, back from an absence and wind surgery, he was an easy winner on last month’s hurdle/stable debut at Newton Abbot (2m2f, heavy); much tougher task today but it remains to be seen where his limitations lie in this Official BHA Rating code and his trainer won this in 2014 and 2017, his only runners in the race in the last decade.

3 NIMIX DE JUILLEY (FR) (792) B g Al Namix (FR) - Halbina de Juilley (FR) (Beyssac (FR)) Owner: Mr John P. McManus Horse Age: 6 Weight: 11 5 Trainer: Paul Nicholls, Ditcheat Colours: EMERALD GREEN, Breeder: Mme Pascale Trincot & Mr Yves Trincot YELLOW hoops, WHITE cap. Sponsor: Morson Group Form: 1/-

Harry Cobden

HHH Absent since making winning debut in French hurdle (2m1f, good to soft) in September 2018; however, he’s joined powerful connections and is still very much respected on this first British start. Official BHA Rating -

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B g Westerner - Bag of Tricks (IRE) (Flemensfirth (USA)) Owner: J P Romans & Taylor, O’Dwyer Horse Age: 4 Weight: 11 0 Trainer: Colin Tizzard, Sherborne Colours: BLACK, YELLOW triple diamond, Breeder: Mrs Amy Collins diabolo on sleeves and diamond on cap. Sponsor: Coral Racing Limited Form: 1-4

Robbie Power

HHH Won sole Irish maiden point (3m, yielding to soft) in March and bought for £280,000 11 days later; fourth in Newbury novice hurdle (2m, good) on recent Rules debut and plenty of improvement is needed today, but he retains considerable potential and subsequent Grade 2 winner Master Debonair won this for the stable last year after being beaten on hurdle/ seasonal debut. Official BHA Rating -

5 GRISBI DE BERCE (FR) (20)

B g Tin Horse (IRE) - Volupia de Berce (FR) (Lavirco (GER)) Owner: Charles Dingwall & Alan King Horse Age: 4 Weight: 11 0 Trainer: Alan King, Barbury Castle Colours: WHITE and BLACK check, Breeder: E.A.R.L. Les Grandes Alouettes YELLOW sleeves, BLACK stars, YELLOW cap. Sponsor: Hare Group Ltd Form: 0-5

HH Soundly beaten in a Kempton bumper (2m, good to soft) and a C&D novice hurdle (soft) but those runs weren’t without promise and he’s open to improvement when settling better; the first-time hood could be a major help in that regard and it will be no surprise if he takes a big step forward. Official BHA Rating -

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B g Dubawi (IRE) - Movin’ Out (AUS) (Encosta de Lago (AUS)) Owner: Sam Tingey & Charlie Tingey Horse Age: 5 Weight: 11 0 Trainer: Daniel Steele, Henfield Colours: LIGHT BLUE, ROYAL BLUE star, Breeder: Godolphin armlets and cap. Form:

James Davies

HH Won 1m Flat handicap here for Godolphin in July 2018, earning a very useful RPR of 99; however, he’s been absent since and, with stamina a doubt, he might be best watched on hurdle/stable debut. Official BHA Rating -

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B g Malinas (GER) - Darn Hot (Sir Harry Lewis (USA)) Owner: No Illusions Partnership Horse Age: 6 Weight: 11 0 Trainer: Chris Honour, Ashburton Colours: BLACK, GREY star and Breeder: No Illusions Partnership star on cap. Sponsor: A S Trade Car Sales, Cotswold Stone Supplies Form: 3/41-3

Bryan Carver

HHH Won Exeter bumper (2m1f, soft) for Jimmy Frost in January and back with this trainer when third at Cheltenham (2m, soft) Official BHA Rating last month; in another warm race for this hurdle debut but could go well if taking to obstacles.

Hood worn first time by No. 1, 5. Running for the first time since Gelding No. 1, 3.

Stewards Note: GRISBI DE BERCE: Following its run on 31/10/2020 it was reported that the horse ran too freely. 2019: MASTER DEBONAIR 5 11 0 Robbie Power 11-10 (Colin Tizzard) 6 ran

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R AC E 4 2.05PM THE CORAL HANDICAP STEEPLE CHASE (CLASS 2)

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Two miles about five furlongs (2m 5f 8yds) (4,200 metres) For four yrs old and upwards Total race value £25000. Owners Prize Money. Winner £11875; Second £3968; Third £1985; Fourth £993; Fifth £495; Sixth £248. (Penalty Value £15640) Weights raised 1lb and paragraph 34 of the Weights and Handicapping Code complied with where applicable. See page 45 for conditions of this race.

Coral will present a memento to the winning owner, trainer and jockey and £100 to the stable employee in charge of the best turned out horse in this race.

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1 ESPOIR DE GUYE (FR) (255)

B g Khalkevi (IRE) - Penelope de Guye (FR) (Dom Alco (FR)) Owner: Mrs J. Hitchings Horse Age: 6 Weight: 11 12 Trainer: Venetia Williams, Hereford Colours: RED, WHITE star, DARK BLUE Breeder: G.A.E.C. Delorme Gerard & Vincent sleeves, WHITE stars, RED cap, WHITE star. Sponsor: Faucets Limited Form: 02/211P- C

Jockey Charlie Deutsch

HHHHH Highly progressive when switched to fences at the end of last year, posting two easy wins (2m3f, soft/heavy; including here); pulled up at the Cheltenham Festival last time out but has had wind surgery since and there could still be more to come from this unexposed 6yo. Official BHA Rating 144

2 RED RISK (FR) (34)

B g No Risk At All (FR) - Rolie de Vindecy (FR) (Roli Abi (FR)) Owner: Middleham Park Racing XLIV & A&J Ryan Horse Age: 5 Weight: 11 12 Trainer: Paul Nicholls, Ditcheat Colours: LIGHT BLUE, Breeder: Mme Alexandrine Berger ORANGE epaulets. Sponsor: Middleham Park Racing Form: 4/0131-3

Harry Cobden

HHHH French hurdle/chase winner who scored in good style over fences at Ludlow in February (2m4f, soft), his second run for Paul Nicholls; fair third at Market Rasen (2m5f, good) on return and this 5yo could build on that today. Official BHA Rating 144

3 COUNT MERIBEL (GB) (300)

Ch g Three Valleys (USA) - Bakhtawar (IRE) (Lomitas) Owner: Mr Charles C. Walker Horse Age: 8 Weight: 11 10 Trainer: Nigel Twiston-Davies, Cheltenham Colours: CHAMPAGNE, BLACK hoops Breeder: Genesis Green Stud Ltd and sleeves, RED cap. Sponsor: P3P Partners LLP Form: 140/26P- C

Mark Grant

HHHH Absent since being pulled up at Cheltenham in January; however, his best performances in the last two seasons have come in November and his record when fresh in autumn reads 2112; trip is fine, he’s won on good-soft, and he could bounce back to form with a big run under regular rider Mark Grant. Official BHA Rating 142

4 KING OF REALMS (IRE) (251)

B g King’s Theatre (IRE) - Sunny South East (IRE) (Gothland (FR)) Owner: Chandler Ferguson Hanafin Kelly Horse Age: 8 Weight: 11 6 Trainer: Ian Williams, Alvechurch Colours: BLACK and RED (quartered), RED and Breeder: Gregg Stafford BLACK chevrons on sleeves, EMERALD GREEN and Sponsor: M.I.S. Motorsport, Corbally Holdings Ltd YELLOW quartered cap. Form: 21/043F- C

Robbie Power

HHH First-time cheekpieces pique interest somewhat as he’s run well in the past in first-time blinkers/visor; just 1lb higher than last winning mark and could go well if fully tuned up on first run since March (tailed off here on last season’s reappearance but made winning return the year before). Official BHA Rating 138

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Twiston-Davies Bl g Axxos (GER) - Sissi Land (FR) (Grey Risk (FR)) Owner: Twiston-Davies, Mason, Greer & Kiely Horse Age: 6 Weight: 11 3 Trainer: Nigel Twiston-Davies, Cheltenham Colours: BLACK, YELLOW epaulets, Breeder: Yannick Colliot & Teddy Poirier WHITE sleeves, BLACK cap, YELLOW star. Sponsor: Agetur (UK) Ltd Form: F310-60 D

HH Some solid chase form (including here) during last season’s novice campaign and he may appreciate today’s return to fences having failed to shine over hurdles on this season’s two starts; not ruled out but arrives on the back of a heavy defeat last time out. Official BHA Rating 135

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4 6 D E A U V I L L E DA N C E R ( I R E ) ( 3 2 9 ) B g Tamayuz - Mathool (IRE) (Alhaarth (IRE)) Owner: Mr G.Brandrick & Partner Trainer: Olly Murphy, Wilmcote Breeder: Ruskerne Ltd Sponsor: McCoy Contractors

Fergus Gregory (3)

Horse Age: 9 Weight: 11 1 Colours: WHITE and DARK BLUE stripes, DARK BLUE sleeves, WHITE stars. Form: 4312/26-

HHH Absent since below-par run last December but was stretched by 3m and he ran well on last season’s reappearance (2m3f, soft; stays this far); on a competitive mark and he’s an interesting contender on this stable debut (has left David Dennis), especially if attracting market support. Official BHA Rating 133

7 DRUMCLIFF (IRE) (13) B g Presenting - Dusty Too (Terimon) Owner: Mr John P. McManus Trainer: Harry Fry, Seaborough Breeder: Simon Tindall

Sean Bowen

Horse Age: 9 Weight: 10 11 Colours: EMERALD GREEN, YELLOW hoops, WHITE cap. Form: P0-0036 C

HH Having tumbled down the weights he returned to form when third at Fontwell (2m5f, soft) last month; the first-time cheekpieces and return to Ascot (won on sole visit here) are possible positives, but he’s back to having something to prove having been soundly beaten at Aintree last time. Official BHA Rating 129

8 D O I T F O R T H E V I L L AG E ( I R E ) ( 2 8 )

B g Turtle Island (IRE) - Last Chance Lady (IRE) (Mister Lord (USA)) Owner: The Rockbourne Partnership Horse Age: 11 Weight: 10 11 Trainer: Paul Henderson, Whitsbury Colours: MAROON, WHITE chevron, WHITE Breeder: Patrick Kelly sleeves, MAROON stars, WHITE cap, MAROON star. Sponsor: Paul Henderson Racing Form: 03/046-0

William Kennedy

HHH 11yo who wasn’t at his best on his three runs last autumn and was tailed off on his sole run since, at Cheltenham last month; needs to prove he retains some spark but he has frequently improved a bundle for his reappearance runs and he’s not ruled out off an attractive mark. Official BHA Rating 129

9 FLAMINGER (FR) (20)

Gr g Racinger (FR) - Landalouse (FR) (Iris Noir (FR)) Owner: Mrs E. Avery Horse Age: 5 Weight: 10 5 Trainer: Gary Moore, Horsham Colours: PURPLE and YELLOW (quartered), diabolo Breeder: Mme Claudine Winkel on sleeves, YELLOW and PURPLE quartered cap. Sponsor: K M Elite Products Ltd Form: 1134-15

Joshua Moore

HH Front-runner; won two in a row last December (2m2f/2m3f, heavy) and back to winning ways on last month’s reappearance at Fontwell (2m2f, soft); this 5yo shouldn’t be written off after just one below-par run, here (2m1f, soft) 20 days ago, but that performance means that others appeal more today. Official BHA Rating 123 Sheepskin Cheek Pieces worn first time by No. 4, 7. Tongue Strap worn by No. 6, 7, 8. Sheepskin Cheek Pieces worn by No. 5. Running for the first time since Wind Surgery No. 1.

Stewards Note: COUNT MERIBEL: Following its run on 25/1/2020 it was reported that the horse lost a shoe. DOITFORTHEVILLAGE: Following its run on 23/10/2020 it was reported that the horse would prefer a slower surface. 2019: FLYING ANGEL (IRE) 8 11 10 Sam Twiston-Davies 3-1 (Nigel Twiston-Davies) 7 ran

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R AC E 5 2 .40PM T H E C O R A L “ FA I L T O F I N I S H ” F R E E B E T H A N D I C A P H U R D L E R AC E (CLASS 2)

RACE FINISH

RACE START

About two miles (1m 7f 152yds) (3,100 metres) For four yrs old and upwards, Total race value £18000. Owners Prize Money. Winner £8550; Second £2857; Third £1429; Fourth £715; Fifth £356; Sixth £178. (Penalty Value £11260.80) See page 45 for conditions of this race.

Coral will present a memento to the winning owner, trainer and jockey and £100 to the stable employee in charge of the best turned out horse in this race.

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1 NELSON RIVER (GB) (140) B g Mount Nelson - I Say (IRE) (Oratorio (IRE)) Owner: CCCP Syndicate Trainer: Tony Carroll, Cropthorne Breeder: Raymond Clive Tooth Sponsor: Mill House Racing

Jockey Harry Bannister

Horse Age: 5 Weight: 11 12 Colours: PURPLE, BEIGE star, PURPLE sleeves, BEIGE stars and cap. Form: 164/550-

HH Respectable seventh in the Betfair Hurdle (handicap; 2m, good) in February, his last hurdles outing, and now 4lb lower; this is an easier race and he reverts to his optimum code following two defeats on the Flat this summer, but ground conditions may be key (doubts about him on soft/heavy). Official BHA Rating 138

2 BRANDON CASTLE (GB) (13)

B g Dylan Thomas (IRE) - Chelsey Jayne (IRE) (Galileo (IRE)) Owner: Mr I. A. Low & Mr J. S. English Horse Age: 8 Weight: 11 12 Trainer: Neil King, Burderop Colours: YELLOW, RED braces, Breeder: Barry Walters hooped sleeves and cap. Form: 4-41105 D

Daryl Jacob

HH Made all twice in a row at Market Rasen (2m, good) this summer and faced tough task in Grade 2 at Wincanton last time; however, was also soundly beaten in a handicap the run before so a return to form is required, and the forecast slow ground is a concern (best form is on good going). Official BHA Rating 138

3 BUZZ (FR) (33)

Gr g Motivator - Tiysha (IRE) (Araafa (IRE)) Owner: Thurloe for Royal Marsden Cancer Charity Trainer: Nicky Henderson, Lambourn Breeder: Christian Maillaut & Matthieu Maillaut Sponsor: Osborne Studio Gallery, Royal Marsden Cancer Charity

Nico de Boinville Horse Age: 6 Weight: 11 11 Colours: EMERALD GREEN, YELLOW stripe, YELLOW cap. Form: 114-3 D

HHHHH Better could have been expected in Grade 2 novice on final run last season but this useful Flat performer was 2-2 over hurdles previously (2m, good/soft) and returned to form when third on last month’s handicap/seasonal debut at Ffos Las (2m, good to soft); open to further improvement for top trainer. Official BHA Rating 137

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Twiston-Davies B g Gold Well - Inouette (IRE) (Heron Island (IRE)) Owner: The Leicester Lads Horse Age: 7 Weight: 11 11 Trainer: Dr Richard Newland, Droitwich Colours: ROYAL BLUE, WHITE star, WHITE and Breeder: Roger Symes ROYAL BLUE check sleeves, ROYAL BLUE cap, Sponsor: Carehome Selection Ltd WHITE star. Form: 565-110

HH Won his first two handicap hurdles (both 2m4f, good) this summer and retains potential; soft ground may not have suited when tailed off at Aintree (2m4f) last month on sole run since, but has the same problem today. Official BHA Rating 137

5 ECCO (GB) (33) B g Maxios - Enjoy The Life (Medicean) Owner: Mr Colm Donlon Trainer: Paul Nicholls, Ditcheat Breeder: Stiftung Gestut Fahrhof Sponsor: Morson Group

Harry Cobden Horse Age: 5 Weight: 11 7 Colours: ROYAL BLUE and YELLOW (quartered), ROYAL BLUE sleeves, YELLOW spots, ROYAL BLUE cap. Form: 13200-0 CD BF

HHH Well-beaten in Cheltenham Festival handicap in March and same outcome on last month’s reappearance; a return to form is required but he’s in top hands and could be on a good mark judged on last season’s novice promise (good-soft; won over C&D); not ruled out in first-time cheekpieces. Official BHA Rating 133

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Ch m Flemensfirth (USA) - Madgehil (IRE) (Anshan) Owner: Mrs Lynne Maclennan Horse Age: 7 Weight: 11 4 Trainer: Michael Scudamore, Bromsash Colours: BLACK and ORANGE (quartered), Breeder: Jimmy Coffey checked sleeves, ORANGE and BLACK quartered cap. Sponsor: Kiely Bros Ltd Form: P/2120-4 D

Brendan Powell

HHH Not obviously well-treated for her handicap hurdle debut but she’s run well in Listed mares’ races (2m/2m3f, soft) and, having shown a tendency to jump to the right, today’s first hurdle start at a right-handed track could prompt improvement; not discounted in a first-time tongue-tie. Official BHA Rating 130

7 S A N S E B ( G E R ) ( 6 94 )

Br g Mamool (IRE) - Sunshine Story (IRE) (Desert Story (IRE)) Owner: RIVERPORT RACEHORSE ASSOCIATION Horse Age: 5 Weight: 11 2 Trainer: Fergal O’Brien, Cheltenham Colours: PURPLE, GREY triple diamond, GREY Breeder: Gestut Romerhof and LIGHT GREEN diabolo on sleeves, LIGHT GREEN Sponsor: Tap Room cap, PURPLE star. Form: 3015/- D

Connor Brace (3)

HH Won juvenile hurdle by 11l at Fakenham (2m, good to soft) in December 2018 for Stuart Edmunds; market check advised on stable debut, following a long absence, but he could be on a tough mark and it’s a hefty layoff to defy. Official BHA Rating 128

8 EN MEME TEMPS (FR) (26)

B g Saddler Maker (IRE) - Lady Reine (FR) (Ragmar (FR)) Owner: Hope Eden Racing Limited Horse Age: 6 Weight: 10 13 Trainer: Philip Kirby, Richmond Colours: WHITE, RED braces, Breeder: Mr Alexandre Barthelat ROYAL BLUE sleeves and cap. Sponsor: Philip Kirby Racing, Topspec Equine Ltd Form: 021/23-6 C

Ross Chapman

HHHH Won here in March 2019 on final run for Tom Lacey; just two runs last season for new yard, which were solid efforts in defeat in competitive handicaps (2m1f, soft/good to soft), and this lightly raced 6yo could improve for last month’s fair reappearance run at Aintree; one to consider. Official BHA Rating 125

9 EDDIEMAURICE (IRE) (28) Ch g Captain Rio - Annals (Lujain (USA)) Owner: Mr J. L. Flint Trainer: John Flint, Bridgend Breeder: Mr Declan Murphy

Jack Tudor (3)

Horse Age: 9 Weight: 10 13 Colours: ROYAL BLUE, WHITE stars, WHITE sleeves, RED armlets, WHITE and RED striped cap. Form: U1/6313- CD

HHH Tailed off on the Flat last month but may have needed that first run since February and jumping is his game nowadays; won over fences here in March 2019 and was in good form last winter, winning over hurdles at Newbury (2m, heavy) in January; not ruled out, and the betting may be informative. Official BHA Rating 125

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Ch g Astronomer Royal (USA) - Talkata (IRE) (Suave Dancer (USA)) Owner: Hail Sargent Evans Horse Age: 8 Weight: 10 8 Trainer: Gary Moore, Horsham Colours: ROYAL BLUE, ORANGE sleeves, Breeder: Thierry & Danielle De La Heronniere ROYAL BLUE stars, ORANGE cap, ROYAL BLUE star. Sponsor: Oberon Investments Limited Form: 63/5116/-

Jamie Moore

HHH Absent since finishing lame in sixth (favourite) at Kempton in January 2019; however, went there following easy wins in his first two handicap hurdles (2m3f/2m4f, good/good to firm) and it will be interesting to see how he goes in the betting on his return; effective on testing ground on the Flat. Official BHA Rating 120

11 THE GRANSON (IRE) (310)

B g Jeremy (USA) - Kimberely Bay (IRE) (Trade Fair) Owner: John Finch & Mike & Tracie Willis Horse Age: 8 Weight: 10 0 Trainer: Paul Henderson, Whitsbury Colours: PINK and BROWN diamonds, Breeder: Mrs Patricia Croke PINK sleeves and cap. Form: 00/10PP- D

William Kennedy

H Hurdle/chase winner in Ireland but pulled up last winter on first two runs for this yard and absent since; major turnaround needed on return. Official BHA Rating 112

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Stewards Note: CLEVER AS A FOX: Following its run on 25/10/2020 it was reported that the horse would prefer a quicker surface. KLOUD GATE: Following its run on 12/1/2019 it was reported that the horse returned lame. 2019: NOT SO SLEEPY 7 10 5 Jonathan Burke 6-1 (Hughie Morrison) 9 ran

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About three miles (2m 7f 180yds) (4,700 metres) For four yrs old and upwards

Total race value £16400. Owners Prize Money. Winner £7430; Second £2462; Third £1232; Fourth £615; Fifth £280; Sixth £280; Seventh £280; Eighth £280. (Penalty Value £9747) Weights raised 3lb and paragraph 34 of the Weights and Handicapping Code complied with where applicable. See page 45 for conditions of this race.

Coral will present a memento to the winning owner, trainer and jockey and £100 to the stable employee in charge of the best turned out horse in this race.

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1 WA N D R I N S TA R ( I R E ) ( 2 9 5 )

B g Flemensfirth (USA) - Keralba (USA) (Sheikh Albadou) Owner: Mrs Penny Perriss Horse Age: 9 Weight: 11 12 Trainer: Kim Bailey, Cheltenham Colours: RED, DARK GREEN chevrons, Breeder: Sweetmans Bloodstock RED sleeves and cap. Sponsor: Kim Bailey Racing Ltd Form: 356/100- D

Jockey David Bass

HHH Well-beaten on final two runs last season but has had a wind op since and he’s won on his last two reappearances; now just 2lb higher than when scoring at Wincanton (3m2f, good) last October and he’s a player if bouncing back to form; has also won on soft ground. Official BHA Rating 137

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B g Lord of England (GER) - Trikolore (GER) (Konigsstuhl (GER)) Owner: Mr J. D. Neild Horse Age: 9 Weight: 11 12 Trainer: Nigel Twiston-Davies, Cheltenham Colours: ROYAL BLUE, RED star, Breeder: H.-H.Rodenburg diabolo on sleeves and star on cap. Sponsor: Agetur (UK) Ltd Form: 41/1P-00 CD

Jamie Neild (7)

HH Ready win over C&D (heavy) in January and he’s now just 1lb higher; well below that level on his three starts since, however, including when back over fences (from hurdles) over C&D (soft) last month. Official BHA Rating 137

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B or Br g Voix du Nord (FR) - Negresse de Cuta (FR) (Baroud d’Honneur (FR)) Owner: Martin, Jocelyn & Steve Broughton Horse Age: 8 Weight: 11 12 Trainer: Jonjo O’Neill, Cheltenham Colours: RED, EMERALD GREEN Breeder: Robin Van Haaren & Evelyne Van Haaren Cross of Lorraine and sleeves. Sponsor: Wasdell Group Form: 2/4120B- D

Jonjo O’Neill Jr.

HHH Form went to the next level last December and he’s just 2lb higher than when going close in a warm handicap at Kempton (3m, soft) that month; below-par at Doncaster next time, and absent since being brought down early at the Cheltenham Festival, but not ruled out on return. Official BHA Rating 137

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Twiston-Davies Ch g Rajj (IRE) - Miss Muldoon (IRE) (Alphabatim (USA)) Owner: Foxtrot Racing Mr Muldoon Horse Age: 7 Weight: 11 9 Trainer: Dr Richard Newland, Droitwich Colours: LIGHT BLUE, WHITE epaulets, Breeder: Mrs B. Byrne halved sleeves, RED cap. Sponsor: Foxtrot Racing Syndicates Form: 11321-1 C D

HHHH Made it 3-5 over hurdles when winning here (2m5f, heavy) last December, and belatedly followed up on last month’s chase debut in Sedgefield beginners’ event (2m3f, good); tougher task today but this dual 3m point winner has an unexposed profile and is open to further improvement; respected. Official BHA Rating 134

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B g Poliglote - Oreade Vallis (FR) (April Night (FR)) Owner: Normans, Ramsay, Tufnell & Bishop Horse Age: 7 Weight: 11 7 Trainer: Venetia Williams, Hereford Colours: LIGHT BLUE, RED star, Breeder: Mr Andre Noel Dutertre armlets and star on cap. Sponsor: Faucets Limited Form: 105/P52-

HHH Absent since last December but trainer can ready one after an absence and he ran well to finish second at Wetherby (3m, soft) when last seen; interesting to see if there’s any market confidence on his return. Official BHA Rating 132

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B g Beneficial - Mellowthemoonlight (IRE) (Un Desperado (FR)) Owner: Broadsword Group Ltd Horse Age: 7 Weight: 11 7 Trainer: Chris Gordon, Winchester Colours: RED, WHITE cross belts, WHITE Breeder: Dominic Delaney sleeves, BLACK stars, RED cap, WHITE star. Sponsor: Broadsword Group Ltd Form: 406-655

Tom Cannon

HH Dual chase winner (2m4f/2m5f) who has dropped below his last winning mark but hasn’t been shaping this autumn as though a win is imminent and there’s a stamina question mark now back up in trip. Official BHA Rating 132

7 FAV O R I T O B U C K ’ S ( F R ) ( 3 5 )

B g Buck’s Boum (FR) - Sangrilla (FR) (Sanglamore (USA)) Owner: Mrs Johnny de la Hey Horse Age: 8 Weight: 11 3 Trainer: Paul Nicholls, Ditcheat Colours: ROYAL BLUE, PINK hoops, Breeder: Mr J. Marquet & Mr E. Rouchvarger armlets and cap. Sponsor: Morson Group Form: 16P2/3-P CD

Harry Cobden

HH Won this off 1lb higher in 2018 (good) and also ran well on only other course visit; wears first-time blinkers (replacing cheekpieces) on first run since being pulled up last October and, while the absence shouldn’t rule him out of calculations, the forecast soft ground could scupper him. Official BHA Rating 128

8 PURE VISION (IRE) (734)

B g Milan - Distillery Lane (IRE) (Exit To Nowhere (USA)) Owner: Mr John P. McManus Horse Age: 9 Weight: 11 2 Trainer: Anthony Honeyball, Beaminster Colours: EMERALD GREEN, YELLOW hoops, Breeder: Frank Motherway EMERALD GREEN cap, WHITE star. Sponsor: Geegeez.co.uk Form: F14P2/0/-

Rex Dingle (3)

HHH Absent since finishing tailed off at Cheltenham in November 2018; it’s a long absence to defy but he’s well-handicapped if retaining his ability and his trainer is having a fantastic autumn; watch the betting. Official BHA Rating 127

9 C A LT E X ( F R ) ( 2 0 )

Bl g Network (GER) - Qomposita (FR) (Video Rock (FR)) Owner: Mr Mark Dunphy Horse Age: 8 Weight: 11 2 Trainer: Michael Scudamore, Bromsash Colours: BLACK, ORANGE star, BLACK sleeves, Breeder: E.A.R.L. Trinquet, M. & O. Trinquet ORANGE stars, BLACK cap, ORANGE star. Sponsor: Kiely Bros Ltd Form: 0/0F51-5 BF

Brendan Powell

HHHHH This is hotter than the Leicester Class 4 (2m6f, heavy) he won by 22l on February’s stable debut, and he was well-beaten at Ayr (2m4f, heavy) last month; however, he may have needed that reappearance run and, with today’s return to a right-handed track a possible plus, he’s not handicapped out of things off 9lb higher than at Leicester; cheekpieces return (has won in them). Official BHA Rating 127

1 0 O N E F O R T H E R OA DTO M ( G B ) ( 2 5 2 ) Gr g Fair Mix (IRE) - Ifni du Luc (FR) (Chamberlin (FR)) Owner: Mr John P. McManus Horse Age: 7 Weight: 11 1 Trainer: Harry Fry, Seaborough Colours: EMERALD GREEN, Breeder: Shade Oak Stud YELLOW hoops, WHITE cap. Form: F/24501- D

Sean Bowen

HHH Took 11 races to get off the mark over fences and that came in a six-runner handicap at Fakenham (3m, good) last time out Official BHA Rating 126 in March; 4lb higher in a hotter race today but goes well fresh and could be in the mix.

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B g Midnight Legend - Gloriana (Formidable (USA)) Owner: Woodward, Laurie and Smith Horse Age: 9 Weight: 10 7 Trainer: Neil King, Burderop Colours: WHITE, MAROON epaulets, Breeder: Lady Legard ROYAL BLUE and BLACK striped sleeves and cap. Sponsor: Bewtech Ltd Form: 1220P3- D

Tom Bellamy

HH Front-runner who returned to form when third of five at Hereford (3m1f, soft) last time out in March, beaten about 5l; however, today’s race is much more competitive and others make greater appeal. Official BHA Rating 118

Blinkers worn first time by No. 7. Tongue Strap worn by No. 1, 2, 8. Sheepskin Cheek Pieces worn by No. 4, 9, 10. Running for the first time since Wind Surgery No. 1, 8.

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BETTING FORECAST: 11-2 Mr Muldoon (IRE), 13-2 Townshend (GER), Didero Vallis (FR), 7-1 Caltex (FR), 15-2 Favorito Buck’s (FR), Onefortheroadtom (GB), 8-1 Wandrin Star (IRE), 10-1 Pure Vision (IRE), 11-1 Quarenta (FR), Sackett (GB), 12-1 Mellow Ben (IRE)

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R AC E 7 3.45PM THE CORAL SUPPORTING P R O S TAT E C A N C E R U K N OV I C E S ’ H A N D I C A P H U R D L E R AC E ( C L A S S 4 ) ( G B B R AC E )

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Two miles about seven and a half furlongs (2m 7f 118yds) (4,700 metres) For novice four yrs old and upwards

Total race value £9400. Owners Prize Money. Winner £3962; Second £1313; Third £657; Fourth £328; Fifth £280; Sixth £280; Seventh £280; Eighth £280. (Penalty Value £5198.40) See page 45 for conditions of this race.

Coral will present a memento to the winning owner, trainer and jockey and £100 to the stable employee in charge of the best turned out horse in this race.

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1 ENQARDE (FR) (382)

B g Kapgarde (FR) - Usachaqa (FR) (Mister Sacha (FR)) Owner: Off The Clock Partners & Dr RDP Newland Horse Age: 6 Weight: 11 12 Trainer: Dr Richard Newland, Droitwich Colours: DARK GREEN, WHITE hoop, Breeder: Mr Charles Hubert De Chaudenay hooped sleeves, check cap. Sponsor: Carehome Selection Ltd Form: 355306-

Jockey Cillin Leonard (7)

HHHH Fair hurdler/fairly useful chaser at up to 2m6f in France in 2018-19; sold for €45,000euros last November; it’s taken a bit of time to get him back to the track but his stable’s record with new recruits is well documented and he’s clearly a very interesting runner, particularly if backed. Official BHA Rating 115

2 TIDE TIMES (IRE) (24)

Gr g Vinnie Roe (IRE) - Lady Wagtail (IRE) (Milan) Owner: The DTTW Partnership Horse Age: 6 Weight: 11 12 Trainer: Ian Williams, Alvechurch Colours: ORANGE, PURPLE stars, PURPLE Breeder: Grange Stud sleeves, ORANGE armlets and star on PURPLE cap. Sponsor: Tote Form: 10/2-53

Charlie Todd (5)

HHHH Won Irish point in November 2018 and has shown plenty of ability in three hurdles for this yard, particularly when third last month in what may turn out to be decent Chepstow maiden (2m3f, soft); potential improver now stepping up in trip for handicap debut. Official BHA Rating 115

3 JOG ON (IRE) (613)

B g Definite Article - Azabu Juban (IRE) (Catcher In The Rye (IRE)) Owner: Bradley Partnership Horse Age: 7 Weight: 11 10 Trainer: Nicky Martin, Minehead Colours: MAROON, BEIGE star, Breeder: P. F. Corbet diabolo on sleeves and star on cap. Sponsor: Charles Simpson Organisation Ltd Form: 6/044/-

Brendan Powell

HHH Had three runs over hurdles at the beginning of 2019, finishing fourth to three now-useful sorts over 2m3f at Lingfield (soft) on the second occasion; can be competitive off this mark based on that form but length of absence clearly a concern. Official BHA Rating 113

4 APPLE ROCK (IRE) (21)

B g Royal Anthem (USA) - Wayward Cove (Karinga Bay) Owner: Presumption in Favour Partnership Horse Age: 6 Weight: 11 9 Trainer: Ben Pauling, Bourton-on-the-Water Colours: ROYAL BLUE, WHITE spots, Breeder: Mrs Una Sinnott DARK BLUE sleeves. Sponsor: Jeremy Houghton - Houghtonart Form: 2/543-14 BF

Luca Morgan (7)

HHHHH Second to Shishkin in 3m Irish maiden point; improved to make a winning handicap debut/reappearance at Carlisle (2m4f, soft) last month; not seen to best effect in a race which developed into a bit of a sprint up the straight at Wetherby (2m5f) the following week and he retains potential in a contest which ought to bring his stamina more into play. Official BHA Rating 112

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Sam

Twiston-Davies B g Black Sam Bellamy (IRE) - Identity Parade (IRE) (Witness Box (USA)) Owner: A J Pearson, Mark Jenner, Ed Hawkings Horse Age: 8 Weight: 11 7 Trainer: Paul Henderson, Whitsbury Colours: BLACK, PINK stars and sleeves, Breeder: Mrs M. Doran PINK and BLACK quartered cap. Sponsor: Paul Henderson Racing Form: 5233/2/-5

HH Still a maiden; did run some good races in handicap company at up to 2m7f in 2018, including over C&D, but he has a bit to prove for the time being after finishing a distant fifth on his return from an absence at Newton Abbot three weeks ago. Official BHA Rating 110

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Ch g Archipenko (USA) - Nezhenka (With Approval (CAN)) Owner: Mr P Mendoza & Mr Stephen Williams Horse Age: 5 Weight: 11 6 Trainer: Jamie Snowden, Lambourn Colours: EMERALD GREEN, Breeder: Miss K. Rausing LIGHT BLUE armlets, LIGHT BLUE cap. Sponsor: Betvictor Form: 15505

Daryl Jacob

HHH Progressive stayer on the Flat for Sir Mark Prescott and made a successful start over hurdles for new connections at Uttoxeter (2m) in July; however, has only been able to match rather than improve on that since, including when stepped up to 3m+ in handicaps on his last two starts; all hurdle runs to date on good ground and he was reported to have been unsuited by soft going when running below-par in the 2019 Cesarewitch on his final Flat start. Official BHA Rating 109

7 C E R TA I N LY R E D ( G B ) ( 2 9 )

Ch g Midnight Legend - Venetian Lass (First Trump) Owner: The Venetian Lad Partnership Horse Age: 6 Weight: 11 5 Trainer: Lydia Richards, Chichester Colours: RED, BLACK epaulets, Breeder: Mrs Lydia Richards RED sleeves, GREY armlets, WHITE cap. Sponsor: Lydia Richards Racing Form: 4520-23

Rex Dingle (3)

HHHH 0-7 over hurdles but gives the impression his turn is near, finishing a creditable third over this trip at Lingfield (soft) under Rex Dingle last month. Official BHA Rating 108

8 M Y L A DY G R E Y ( G B ) ( 2 2 )

Gr m Presenting - Wassailing Queen (Generous (IRE)) Owner: Mr J. Reed Horse Age: 6 Weight: 11 3 Trainer: Colin Tizzard, Sherborne Colours: RED, GREY stars and armlets. Breeder: Barrow Hill Form: 2-11423 Sponsor: Coral Racing Limited

Robbie Power

HHH Improved to win twice over 3m2f at Newton Abbot (good) this summer and has remained in form at the same venue since, proving herself in the mud last time; slightly shorter trip unlikely to be an issue. Official BHA Rating 106

9 S I LV E R N I C K E L ( I R E ) ( 2 0 )

Gr g Gold Well - Cooper’s Rose (IRE) (Roselier (FR)) Owner: Mrs Deborah Potter Horse Age: 6 Weight: 11 3 Trainer: Seamus Mullins, Amesbury Colours: WHITE, MAUVE stripe, Breeder: Patrick Doyle striped cap. Sponsor: We Do Vans Form: 03/003-4

Daniel Sansom (3)

HHH Fair start to life in handicaps when 8l fourth on 2m3f course reappearance (good to soft) 20 days ago, staying on in a manner which suggests the extra 4f now could be in his favour; unexposed and has run well on soft. Official BHA Rating 106 (-1)

1 0 P U P P E T WA R R I O R ( G B ) ( 2 4 )

Ch g Black Sam Bellamy (IRE) - Rakajack (Rakaposhi King) Owner: Ms G. Howell Horse Age: 8 Weight: 10 12 Trainer: Georgie Howell, Tenbury Wells Colours: YELLOW, MAUVE epaulets. Breeder: Shade Oak Stud Drill Service (Horley) Ltd Form: 4/4/0F2-0 Sponsor: Drill Service (Horley) Ltd

Tabitha Worsley (5)

HH Showed ability remains when second in small field at Plumpton (3m1f, heavy) on final start last term but will need to leave last month’s Bangor reappearance well behind to play a prominent role here. Official BHA Rating 101

Blinkers worn by No. 6. Sheepskin Cheek Pieces worn by No. 8, 10.

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BETTING FORECAST: 7-2 Apple Rock (IRE), 5-1 Enqarde (FR), 11-2 Tide Times (IRE), 6-1 Timoshenko (GB), 13-2 My Lady Grey (GB), 8-1 Certainly Red (GB), 9-1 Silver Nickel (IRE), 10-1 Hatchet Jack (IRE), 14-1 Jog On (IRE), 33-1 Puppet Warrior (GB)

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Shaun Parker (Chief Steward) Lucinda Cavendish (Stewards’ Panel Chair) Josie Brown, Sally Lyons, Cody Watkins, Richard Westropp

OFFICIALS

Starters James Stenning Ryan Colley Clerk of the Scales Paul Champion Judge Emily Jones

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RACE CONDITIONS First Race 12.20 - THE ASCOT RACECOURSE SUPPORTS SAFER GAMBLING WEEK NOVICES’ STEEPLE CHASE (CLASS 3) (GBB RACE) Distributed in accordance with the Stakes and Prize Money Code. £9747 to the winning horse The second to receive £2862, and the third £1431. for novice four yrs old and upwards. Enter by noon, November 14th and pay £75 stake, Declare by 10.00 a.m. November 18th. Weights: 4-y-o 10st 7lb; 5-y-o and up 11st 1lb Fillies and mares allowed 7lb Penalties, a winner of a steeple chase 5lb Of 2 steeple chases or of a Class 1 or Class 2 steeple chase 10lb Excluding the winner, the Official BHA Rating of any horse taking part in this race will not be increased due to performance in this race, provided the horse has had at least four prior completed runs over Steeple Chases or Hurdles combined.. A memento will be presented to the winning owner, trainer and jockey. In addition, a £100 cash prize will be awarded to the person responsible for the best turned out horse in this race. All number cloths to be carried in this race have been sponsored and will carry the name/logo of SAFER GAMBLING WEEK. The sponsorship payment of £250 will be distributed equally amongst all horses starting in this race in accordance with paragraphs 24 to 27 of the Stakes and Prize Money Code. 7 entries at £75. - Closed November 14th, 2020. Owners Prize Money. Winner £7430; Second £2462; Third £1232. (Penalty Value £9747) SEE PAGE 10 FOR THIS RACE. Second Race 12.55 - THE LEXICON RECRUITMENT ‘NATIONAL HUNT’ MAIDEN HURDLE RACE (CLASS 3) (GBB RACE) Distributed in accordance with the Stakes and Prize Money Code. £6498 to the winning horse The second to receive £1908, the third £954 and the fourth £477. for maiden four yrs old and upwards, which have not run in a flat race. Enter by noon, November 14th and pay £50 stake, Declare by 10.00 a.m. November 18th. Weights: 11st each Fillies and mares allowed 7lb. LEXICON RECRUITMENT have kindly sponsored this race and will present a memento to the winning owner, trainer and jockey. In addition, a £100 cash prize will be awarded to the person responsible for the best turned out horse in this race. All number cloths to be carried in this race have been sponsored and will carry the name/logo of LEXICON RECRUITMENT. The sponsorship payment of £250 will be distributed equally amongst all horses starting in this race in accordance with paragraphs 24 to 27 of the Stakes and Prize Money Code. 16 entries at £50. - Closed November 14th, 2020. Owners Prize Money. Winner £4953; Second £1641; Third £821; Fourth £410. (Penalty Value £6498) SEE PAGE 14 FOR THIS RACE.

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Third Race 1.30 - THE PLAY THE CORAL “RACING SUPER SERIES” “INTRODUCTORY” HURDLE RACE (CLASS 2) Distributed in accordance with the Stakes and Prize Money Code. £11696 to the winning horse The second to receive £3434, the third £1717 and the fourth £858. for four yrs old and upwards, which have not run in more than one hurdle race. Enter by noon, November 14th and pay £90 stake, Declare by 10.00 a.m. November 18th. Weights: 11st each Fillies and mares allowed 7lb Penalties, a winner of a hurdle race 5lb. Coral has generously sponsored this race and a memento will be presented to the winning owner, trainer and jockey. In addition, a £100 cash prize will be awarded to the person responsible for the best turned out horse in this race. The British Horseracing Authority’s Development Fund has generously contributed £5000 towards the prize money for this race. For the purposes of future penalties and qualification, this race will be treated as a Novices’ Hurdle Race. 13 entries at £90. - Closed November 14th, 2020. Owners Prize Money. Winner £8915; Second £2954; Third £1478; Fourth £738. (Penalty Value £11696.40) A SEE PAGE 18 FOR THIS RACE. Fourth Race 2.05 - THE CORAL HANDICAP STEEPLE CHASE (CLASS 2) Distributed in accordance with the Stakes and Prize Money Code. £15640 to the winning horse The second to receive £4620, the third £2310, the fourth £1155, the fifth £577 and the sixth £290. for four yrs old and upwards, Rated 0-145 (also open to such horses rated 146 and 147 - see Standard Conditions). £125 stake if the horse is rated 119 or higher, or £25 stake if the horse is rated 118 or lower with £100 extra if the horse is declared to run Declare by 10.00 a.m. November 18th. Penalties, after November 7th, 2020, for each steeple chase won 7lb. Coral has generously sponsored this race and a memento will be presented to the winning owner, trainer and jockey. In addition, a £100 cash prize will be awarded to the person responsible for the best turned out horse in this race. PLEASE NOTE: A novice horse shall only be qualified to run in this race if, up to and including the Saturday prior to closing, it has run a minimum of three times in Steeple Chases in Great Britain, Ireland or France or, having run in two such races, has been placed in the first four on each occasion, in accordance with paragraph 15 of the Weights and Handicapping Code 13 entries at £125. - Closed November 14th, 2020. Owners Prize Money. Winner £11875; Second £3968; Third £1985; Fourth £993; Fifth £495; Sixth £248. (Penalty Value £15640) Weights raised 1lb and paragraph 34 of the Weights and Handicapping Code complied with where applicable. SEE PAGE 22 FOR THIS RACE. Fifth Race 2.40 - THE CORAL “FAIL TO FINISH” FREE BET HANDICAP HURDLE RACE (CLASS 2) Distributed in accordance with the Stakes and Prize Money Code. £11260 to the winning horse The second to receive £3326, the third £1663, the fourth £831, the fifth £415 and the sixth £208. for four yrs old and upwards, Rated 0-145 (also open to such horses rated 146 and 147 - see Standard Conditions). £90 stake if the horse is rated 119 or higher, or £18 stake if the horse is rated 118 or lower with £72 extra if the horse is declared to run Declare by 10.00 a.m. November 18th. Penalties, after November 7th, 2020, for each hurdle race won 7lb. Coral has generously sponsored this race and a memento will be presented to the winning owner, trainer and jockey. In addition, a £100 cash prize will be awarded to the person responsible for the best turned out horse in this race. PLEASE NOTE: A novice horse shall only be qualified to run in this race if it has run a minimum of three times in Hurdle Races in Great Britain, Ireland or France in accordance with paragraph 15 of the Weights and Handicapping Code 15 entries at £90. - Closed November 14th, 2020. Owners Prize Money. Winner £8550; Second £2857; Third £1429; Fourth £715; Fifth £356; Sixth £178. (Penalty Value £11260.80) SEE PAGE 28 FOR THIS RACE. Sixth Race 3.15 - THE WATCH RACING FREE ONLINE AT CORAL HANDICAP STEEPLE CHASE (CLASS 3) Distributed in accordance with the Stakes and Prize Money Code. £9747 to the winning horse The second to receive £2862, the third £1431, the fourth £715, the fifth £350, the sixth £350, the seventh £350 and the eighth £350. for four yrs old and upwards, Rated 0-140 (also open to such horses rated 141 and 142 - see Standard Conditions). £75 stake if the horse is rated 114 or higher, or £15 stake if the horse is rated 113 or lower with £60 extra if the horse is declared to run Declare by 10.00 a.m. November 18th. Penalties, after November 7th, 2020, for each steeple chase won 7lb. Coral has generously sponsored this race and a memento will be presented to the winning owner, trainer and jockey. In addition, a £100 cash prize will be awarded to the person responsible for the best turned out horse in this race. 16 entries, 0 at £15 and 16 at £75. - Closed November 14th, 2020. Owners Prize Money. Winner £7430; Second £2462; Third £1232; Fourth £615; Fifth £280; Sixth £280; Seventh £280; Eighth £280. (Penalty Value £9747) Weights raised 3lb and paragraph 34 of the Weights and Handicapping Code complied with where applicable. SEE PAGE 34 FOR THIS RACE. Seventh Race 3.45 - THE CORAL SUPPORTING PROSTATE CANCER UK NOVICES’ HANDICAP HURDLE RACE (CLASS 4) (GBB RACE) Distributed in accordance with the Stakes and Prize Money Code. £5198 to the winning horse The second to receive £1526, the third £763, the fourth £381, the fifth £350, the sixth £350, the seventh £350 and the eighth £350. for novice four yrs old and upwards, Rated 0-115 (also open to such horses rated 116 and 117 - see Standard Conditions). £40 stake if the horse is rated 89 or higher, or £8 stake if the horse is rated 88 or lower with £32 extra if the horse is declared to run Declare by 10.00 a.m. November 18th. Penalties, after November 7th, 2020, for each hurdle race won 7lb. Coral has generously sponsored this race and a memento will be presented to the winning owner, trainer and jockey. In addition, a £100 cash prize will be awarded to the person responsible for the best turned out horse in this race. 17 entries at £40. - Closed November 14th, 2020. Owners Prize Money. Winner £3962; Second £1313; Third £657; Fourth £328; Fifth £280; Sixth £280; Seventh £280; Eighth £280. (Penalty Value £5198.40) SEE PAGE 40 FOR THIS RACE.

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A festive selection from the Ascot Wine Club

T H E 12 W I N E S O F C HRISTM A S Whether decorating the tree together or watching a favourite festive film, there’s a wine for every occasion! Explore the knowledgeable recommendations from Hallgarten & Novum Wines and Moët & Chandon, Ascot’s Official Suppliers, at

ascot.co.uk/12-wines-of-christmas


FLYING ANGEL ( front cover)

Winner of the 2019 Creativevents Handicap Chase Jockey: Sam Twiston-Davies

Trainer: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Owner: R J Rexton Breeder: Arctic Tack Stud

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Ascot 20th November Racecard  

Ascot 20th November Racecard