Ascot 21st November Racecard

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N OV E M B E R R AC I N G WEEKEND Saturday 21st November 2020


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15–19 JUNE 2021

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CHAIRMAN’S WELCOME Welcome to the second day of our November Racing Weekend featuring the Grade 2 Coral Hurdle over two miles and three and a half furlongs This race has been won for the last two years by If The Cap Fits and has numerous star names on its roll of honour including Hardy Eustace, Annie Power, Faugheen and Rock On Ruby, all Champion Hurdle winners. Our most grateful thanks go to Coral for their sponsorship of five races today and indeed five yesterday. 2020 marks the 15th year of the Coral Hurdle. Who can forget last year’s renewal of the Grade 2 Chanelle Pharma 1965 Chase, where Cyrname defeated Altior in one of the most hotly-anticipated jumps races ever staged at Ascot. It was wonderful to see Cyrname bounce back to that kind of form in the recent Charlie Hall Chase at Wetherby and no doubt this year’s renewal will again provide clues to Grade 1 races in the coming months. Our thanks go to Chanelle Pharma, first time sponsors at Ascot and Veolia, sponsors of the Veolia Mares’ Handicap Hurdle. 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. Yesterday, we staged 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 26 of this racecard. I hope you enjoy your viewing on ITV1 and Sky Sports Racing this afternoon.

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

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1st Race 12.20pm The Coral “Fail To Finish” Free Bet Novices’ Hurdle 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’ hurdle for horses aged four and upwards, run over two miles and about five and a half furlongs. PAGES 14-16

2nd Race 12.55pm The Play The Coral “Racing Super Series” Novices’ Limited Handicap Steeple Chase (GBB Race) This handicap steeple chase for novice four-year-olds and upwards which have been rated from 0 to 135 is run over three miles. 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 20-22

3rd Race 1.30pm The Veolia Mares’ Handicap Hurdle Race This hurdle race for fillies and mares aged four and above, which have been rated from 0 to 130, is run over two miles and about seven and a half furlongs. 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 130 in this particular race would be required to carry 5lb more than a rival rated 125. PAGES 28-29

4th Race 2.05pm The Chanelle Pharma 1965 Steeple Chase (Grade 2) (GBB Race) Grade 2 races are high-class contests and only bettered by a Grade 1, so expect to see some top notch horses lining up. Initially, the weights in this two-mile-fivefurlong steeple chase for four-year-olds and upwards are allocated on the basis of age and sex,

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before penalties are awarded to horses which have won above a certain level prior to taking part here. These range from 4lb for a Listed or Grade 3 victory to 6lb for a Grade 1 or Grade 2 success. PAGES 34-35

5th Race 2.40pm The Coral Hurdle Race (Registered as The Ascot Hurdle) (Grade 2)

Like the previous contest, this is another Grade 2 event although this is a hurdle race to be run over two miles and about three and a half furlongs. The penalty structure remains the same, but there would be no allowances for any four-year-olds taking part. PAGES 38-40

6th Race 3.17pm The Coral Hurst Park Handicap Steeple Chase (GBB Race)

This is a handicap steeple chase for four-year-olds and upwards, run over two miles and about one furlong. The majority of handicaps are designed for horses from within a specific ratings band, but this particular race has no rating restrictions attached to it which allows horses with a higher rating to take part. Even so, the higher-rated horses must still concede weight to their lower-rated rivals, which tends to make open handicaps very competitive races. PAGES 44-46

7th Race 3.50pm The Coral Supporting Prostate Cancer UK Standard Open National Hunt Flat Race (GBB Race)

As the title suggests, a National Hunt Flat Race - or ‘bumper’, as they are more commonly referred to - is a race that takes place without any fences or hurdles. Designed for young horses that, it is presumed, will go jumping in time, only debutants or horses that have run in this type of race (or an Irish or French equivalent) are qualified to run. If they have previously run on the Flat, over hurdles or in steeple chases (except for pointto-points), they are barred from entry. This particular contest is restricted to horses aged four, five and six, and will be run over two miles.


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Nico de Boinville

B g High Chaparral (IRE) - Monte Solaro (IRE) (Key of Luck (USA)) Owner: Mrs Patricia Pugh Horse Age: 9 Weight: 11 7 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 over Christmas; beat Diego Du Charmil by 19l in latter and ought to extend his winning run. Official BHA Rating 175

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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

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TODAY’S SPONSORS Ascot would like to take this opportunity to thank today’s race sponsors for their generous support. RACES 1, 2, 5, 6 & 7

These are unique and challenging times for everyone in Britain, but it is fantastic that racing has kept the show on the road to such great effect, and we are thrilled to be celebrating the 15th year of our sponsorship of the Coral Hurdle at Ascot. Over the years we have seen some of the greats of the sport, like Hardy Eustace, Annie Power and Faugheen, grace our race with their presence, and we are looking forward to another high-class renewal this year. sports.coral.co.uk

RACE 3

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R AC E 1 12.20PM 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 N OV I C E S ’ H U R D L E R AC E ( C L A S S 2 ) ( G B B R AC E )

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Two miles about five and a half furlongs (2m 5f 141yds) (4,300 metres) For novice 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 48 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 g Saddler Maker (IRE) - Queen’ela (FR) (Robin des Champs (FR)) Owner: Duckworth Jordan Wright CW Dellar Doel Horse Age: 6 Weight: 11 3 Trainer: Jamie Snowden, Lambourn Colours: LIGHT BLUE, BLACK stars, LIGHT Breeder: Michele Juhen Cypres & Mathieu Coutin BLUE sleeves, BLACK cap, LIGHT BLUE star. Sponsor: Betvictor Form: 3231-35

Jockey Gavin Sheehan

HHHH Five starts over hurdles, winning readily in a novice handicap at Ludlow (2m5f, soft) in February; creditable fifth of 19 in handicap at Cheltenham (2m5f, good) five weeks ago, finishing strongly having been towards the rear turning for home; this return to softer ground may well help. Official BHA Rating 125

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SOUTHFIELD HARVEST (GB) ( 2 76 )

B g Kayf Tara - Chamoss Royale (FR) (Garde Royale) Owner: Mrs Angela Yeoman & Mr Paul K. Barber Horse Age: 6 Weight: 11 3 Trainer: Paul Nicholls, Ditcheat Colours: DARK GREEN, WHITE chevron, LIGHT Breeder: Mrs Angela Yeoman GREEN sleeves, DARK GREEN and WHITE check cap. Sponsor: Morson Group Form: 31/21-

Harry Cobden

HHHHH Won Chepstow bumper and forward steps early this year in his two hurdle races, when second at Wincanton (2m5f, soft) and winning a maiden at Ludlow (3m, soft); more improvement in him and although he will perhaps prove ideally suited by further than this, he still looks a big player. Official BHA Rating 127

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GREENROCK ABBEY (IRE) (259)

Ch g El Salvador (IRE) - Aos Dana (IRE) (Fourstars Allstar (USA)) Owner: Million in Mind Partnership Horse Age: 4 Weight: 10 12 Trainer: Alan King, Barbury Castle Colours: EMERALD GREEN and RED diabolo, Breeder: Mark Slevin WHITE sleeves, EMERALD GREEN diamonds, Sponsor: Goffs UK Ltd WHITE cap, RED diamond. Form: 1-

Nico de Boinville

HH Half-brother to fair 2m hurdle winner Stanton Court and bumper winner Eat My Dirt; bought for £65,000 soon after winning six-runner Irish point (good ground) on debut in March; from major yard and should be promising but his rivals have all shown significant ability over hurdles already. Official BHA Rating -

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B g Shantou (USA) - Ballyguider Bridge (IRE) (Accordion) Owner: T. Syder & N. Mustoe Horse Age: 6 Weight: 10 12 Trainer: Emma Lavelle, Marlborough Colours: BLACK, Breeder: Jim McGee BLACK and PINK check cap. Sponsor: Hatherden Horse Transport Form: 3/2620-3

HHHH No win after his three bumpers and five hurdle races; beaten a long way when making handicap debut in a useful 2m5f race at Kempton in March; had wind surgery in June and returned with his best form when third of 18 in handicap at Wetherby (2m3f, soft) three weeks ago, which gives him a big chance on form but it was a bit disconcerting that he looked the winner two out. Official BHA Rating 127 Tongue Strap worn by No. 1.

Stewards Note: EXOD’ELA: Following its run on 23/10/2020 it was reported that the horse lost a shoe. 2019: VALTOR (FR) 10 10 12 James Bowen 10-11 (Nicky Henderson) 5 ran

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RACEHORSE OWNERSHIP

This time last year, as a new concept in Ascot’s calendar, The Discover Racehorse Ownership Weekend featured a wealth of informative activities along with representatives from a number of racing clubs and syndicates on hand to help racegoers find out more about the joys of ownership. The experience of owning a racehorse offers participants unrivalled excitement and a truly privileged involvement with an extraordinary equine athlete. Every aspect - purchasing your horse at the sales, choosing its name and the colours in which it is to race, visiting it in training and the ultimate thrill of seeing your pride and joy on the racecourse - brings a wealth of enjoyment and allows you to develop a special bond with your horse throughout its racing career and beyond. Whether you’re a seasoned racegoer looking to enhance your love of the sport or a relative newcomer to racing already inspired to get right to its very heart, there are various options available to those looking to embark upon the journey of ownership. From going it alone as a sole owner to sharing the financial investment through a partnership or syndicate, or perhaps enjoying the benefits of ownership alongside new friends as a member of a racing club; however you decide to get involved, each guarantees that inescapable pride and elation which comes with being associated with a racehorse. The Racehorse Owners Association (ROA) exists to promote and protect the interests of racehorse owners in Great Britain – making ownership more enjoyable and rewarding for every owner who races their horse in the UK. As one of the British Horseracing Authority’s shareholders, they play a central role in helping progress the future of British racing. The ROA recognises the financial and emotional investment contributed by owners to the sport that makes horseracing possible. The ROA’s Guide to Racehorse Ownership - available to download here - covers a wide range of matters relating to ownership including the initial investment of buying a racehorse, how to register as an owner, what to expect from having a horse in training and the welfare of racehorses in retirement, making it an invaluable resource for prospective and existing owners alike. For more information on the benefits of joining the ROA please visit roa.co.uk, email info@roa.co.uk or call 01183 385680.

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R AC E 2 12.55PM 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 ” N OV I C E S ’ L I M I T E D H A N D I C A P 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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About three miles (2m 7f 180yds) (4,700 metres) For novice 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 1lb and paragraph 34 of the Weights and Handicapping Code complied with where applicable. See page 48 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 g Dubai Destination (USA) - Jane Hall (IRE) (Saddlers’ Hall (IRE)) Owner: Nash & Webb Horse Age: 6 Weight: 11 8 Trainer: Harry Whittington, Sparsholt Colours: LIGHT BLUE, DARK BLUE disc, Breeder: Ms A. J. Fox YELLOW sleeves, WHITE cap, LIGHT BLUE diamond. Sponsor: Webbswood Form: 31112-3

Jockey David Bass

HHH 3-5 over hurdles last term, all wins gained soft ground; creditable third to Demachine in novice handicap chase at Uttoxeter (2m6f) on reappearance, maintaining his solid record over jumps; thereabouts again. Official BHA Rating 134

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Gr g Subtle Power (IRE) - Loughine Sparkle (IRE) (Beneficial) Owner: Mr T. Barr Horse Age: 7 Weight: 11 7 Trainer: Paul Nicholls, Ditcheat Colours: LIGHT BLUE, ROYAL BLUE Breeder: Mr A. O’Driscoll hoop, armlets and cap. Sponsor: Morson Group Form: 135/01-2 D BF

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B g Flemensfirth (USA) - Dancingonthemoon (IRE) (Milan) Owner: West Coast Haulage Limited Horse Age: 6 Weight: 11 6 Trainer: Kerry Lee, Presteigne Colours: YELLOW, RED diamond, Breeder: Edmond Coleman chevrons on sleeves, RED cap. Sponsor: HorseRacing.net Form: 0332-1

Richard Patrick

HHHH Opened his account in similar event at Uttoxeter (2m6f, good to soft; now 10lb higher) on chase/seasonal debut, beating a subsequent scorer in clearcut fashion with Young Bull in third; still has very low mileage and should have plenty more to offer; major contender. Official BHA Rating 132

4 S A LT Y B O Y ( I R E ) ( 1 3 )

B g Stowaway - Ballons Oscar (IRE) (Oscar (IRE)) Owner: Premier Plastering (UK) Limited Trainer: David Bridgwater, Stow-on-the-Wold Breeder: Edward Kearney Sponsor: Premier Plastering (UK) Limited

Mitchell Bastyan (3)

Horse Age: 7 Weight: 11 2 Colours: PINK, WHITE star, PINK sleeves, WHITE stars and cap. Form: 04U43-4 D

HH Point/hurdles winner in Ireland; 0-7 since switched to chasing, most recently staying-on fourth at Sandown (2m4f) on debut for new stable; while the return to further may suit, he’s more exposed than most. Official BHA Rating 128

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B g Gold Well - And Whatever Else (IRE) (Bob Back (USA)) Owner: Mr Anthony Ward-Thomas Horse Age: 6 Weight: 10 13 Trainer: Chris Gordon, Winchester Colours: WHITE, RED sleeves, Breeder: R. McCarthy WHITE and RED check cap. Sponsor: Owley Ltd Form: 153113- D

HHH Absent since his creditable third in Grade 3 handicap hurdle at Sandown (2m7f, heavy) in February, when bidding for a hat-trick; won Pertemps qualifier there two months earlier; open to further progress and should make a chaser (point winner); one to consider. Official BHA Rating 125

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B g Kayf Tara - Belle Magello (FR) (Exit To Nowhere (USA)) Owner: Mr P. Davies Horse Age: 5 Weight: 10 11 Trainer: Venetia Williams, Hereford Colours: DARK BLUE, BROWN chevrons, Breeder: R. D. Chugg & Rahinston Farm DARK BLUE sleeves and cap. Form: 1/155-2 D

Charlie Deutsch

HHHHH Point/hurdle winner; close second to subsequent scorer at Lingfield (2m7f, soft) on chase/handicap/seasonal debut, sticking on really well; lightly-raced, still only at 5yo and looks open to stacks of further improvement; respected. Official BHA Rating 123

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MINELLA BOBO (IRE) (36)

Gr g Oscar (IRE) - Line Kendie (FR) (Bonnet Rouge (FR)) Owner: Moran, Outhart, McDermott, Hyde & Hill Horse Age: 7 Weight: 10 7 Trainer: Rebecca Curtis, Newport Colours: BLACK and WHITE check, Breeder: Michael Lysaght diabolo on sleeves. Sponsor: William Hill Form: 1/6241/-0 D

James Bowen

HH Possibly needed the run behind Demachine and Young Bull at Uttoxeter as he’d been absent since winning a Stratford novice hurdle 18 months earlier; remains open to improvement over fences (point winner). Official BHA Rating 119

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IVILNOBLE (IRE) (16)

B g Alfred Nobel (IRE) - Almutamore (IRE) (Almutawakel) Owner: Mrs L. C. Taylor Horse Age: 7 Weight: 10 6 Trainer: Charlie Mann, Upper Lambourn Colours: DARK GREEN, WHITE seams, Breeder: Mr Patrick McCarthy DARK GREEN sleeves, WHITE cap, RED star. Sponsor: Equestrian Surfaces Ltd Form: 3/P5U1-P

Gavin Sheehan

HH Chase form figures have more letters than numbers, as they read P5U1P; the success came off this mark, albeit in a lower grade at Hereford; cheekpieces added; others are more convincing. Official BHA Rating 118

Sheepskin Cheek Pieces worn first time by No. 8. Tongue Strap worn by No. 3, 8.

Stewards Note: IVILNOBLE: Following its run on 5/11/2020 it was reported that the horse lost a shoe. 2019: PYM (IRE) 6 11 13 Nico de Boinville 11-4 (Nicky Henderson) 8 ran

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5-2 Demachine (IRE), Go Whatever (IRE), 4-1 Young Bull (IRE), 5-1 Hold That Taught (GB), 8-1 Salty Boy (IRE), Minella Bobo (IRE), 12-1 Ivilnoble (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 3 1.30PM THE VEOLIA M A R E S’ H A N D I CA P H U R D L E R AC E RACE START

RACE FINISH

(CLASS 3) Two miles about seven and a half furlongs (2m 7f 118yds) (4,700 metres) For four yrs old and upwards fillies and mares

Total race value £13400. Owners Prize Money. Winner £5944; Second £1969; Third £985; Fourth £492; Fifth £280; Sixth £280; Seventh £280; Eighth £280. (Penalty Value £7797.60) See page 49 for conditions of this race.

Veolia 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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Y E AV E R I N G B E L L E ( G B ) ( 2 9 )

Ch m Midnight Legend - Fruit Yoghurt (Hernando (FR)) Owner: The Belle Stars Horse Age: 6 Weight: 11 12 Trainer: Kim Bailey, Cheltenham Colours: ORANGE, YELLOW sleeves Breeder: Whitley Stud & Tony Meehan and cap. Sponsor: Kim Bailey Racing Ltd Form: 1-12P10

Jockey David Bass

HHH Mostly front-runner and she’s 4-7 over hurdles, including wins in 2m7f and 2m5f handicaps this season; however, she was below form when just chasing the leaders at Cheltenham on latest start and her only run under Rules on softer than good was a disappointing one in March 2019. Official BHA Rating 128

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P R I N T I N G D O L L A R S ( I R E ) ( 2 76 )

Br m Doyen (IRE) - Printing Polly (IRE) (Blueprint (IRE)) Owner: Mr Robert Waley-Cohen Horse Age: 7 Weight: 11 5 Trainer: Warren Greatrex, Upper Lambourn Colours: BROWN, ORANGE sleeves, Breeder: Edmond Kent quartered cap. Sponsor: Upton Viva Stud Form: 2/0500P-D

Mr Sam Waley-Cohen (3)

HH Disappointing last term; one positive is that she is 14lb lower than on reappearance last season, while wind surgery this autumn might be another; acts on good to soft but well-beaten on all four starts (including last three last term) on soft. Official BHA Rating 121

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H OT T E R T H A N H E L L ( F R ) ( 1 4 )

Ch m No Risk At All (FR) - Ombrelle (FR) (Octagonal (NZ)) Owner: The Devil’s Advocates Horse Age: 6 Weight: 11 5 Trainer: Alan King, Barbury Castle Colours: RED and YELLOW diabolo, YELLOW Breeder: Mr Jean Besnouin & Mme Jean Besnouin and RED diabolo on sleeves, RED cap, YELLOW star. Sponsor: Hare Group Ltd Form: 552-253

Alexander Thorne (5)

HHHHH Acts on soft; good placings at Southwell and Wincanton on two of her three runs this season and she looks worth this first attempt beyond 2m5f. Official BHA Rating 121

4 SAME CIRCUS (IRE) (27)

Danny

McMenamin (3) B m Brian Boru - Curragh Orpen (IRE) (Orpen (USA)) Owner: Penketh and Sankey Jech Racing Club 1 Horse Age: 9 Weight: 11 4 Trainer: Donald McCain, Cholmondeley Colours: ROYAL BLUE, YELLOW stripe, Breeder: Michael Kelly ROYAL BLUE sleeves, YELLOW stars. Sponsor: Betsson Services Ltd Form: 53426-2 D

HHH Usually front-runner; won at Aintree (3m, soft) last October and, having been rather in and out in between, she was a creditable second in the same race four weeks ago; both were off today’s mark; place chance. Official BHA Rating 120

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Gr m Turgeon (USA) - Land of Soprani (FR) (Lando (GER)) Owner: ValueRacingClub.co.uk Horse Age: 5 Weight: 11 3 Trainer: Philip Kirby, Richmond Colours: WHITE, BLACK epaulets, MAROON Breeder: Mr Francois-Marie Cottin and WHITE diabolo on sleeves, BLACK and Sponsor: Philip Kirby Racing MAROON quartered cap. Form: 6-15233

HHH Caused a 40-1 upset in a mares’ maiden hurdle at Limerick (2m6f, good) in June when trained by Declan Queally; progressive form when placed on good ground on last three starts, the latest on handicap debut at Musselburgh (3m) on second run for Phil Kirby; needs more again and to prove herself back on this softer ground but she’s one to consider. Official BHA Rating 119

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B m Midnight Legend - Hymn To Love (FR) (Turgeon (USA)) Owner: Case Racing Partnership & Anita J Lush Horse Age: 5 Weight: 11 2 Trainer: Ben Case, Banbury Colours: PINK and WHITE (quartered), Breeder: Mrs C. J. C. Bailey hooped sleeves. Sponsor: Barcham Trees Plc Form: 4601-30

Bryan Carver (3)

HH Won at Huntingdon (2m4f, good to soft) in March and good third at Warwick (2m5f, good) on return; however, below form on latest outing and also when she tried 3m on soft in January. Official BHA Rating 118

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B m Malinas (GER) - Carrigeen Queen (IRE) (Darnay) Owner: Wessex Racing Club Horse Age: 6 Weight: 10 8 Trainer: Anthony Honeyball, Beaminster Colours: EMERALD GREEN, YELLOW Breeder: Simon Dutfield hoop, diabolo on sleeves and star on cap. Sponsor: Geegeez.co.uk Form: 5512-24 BF

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C O I L LT E E I L E ( I R E ) ( 9 4 )

B m Stowaway - Aughwilliam Lady (IRE) (Beneficial) Owner: Mr P. K. Mrs A. J. Gardiner Horse Age: 7 Weight: 10 6 Trainer: Fergal O’Brien, Cheltenham Colours: WHITE, BLACK star, Breeder: J. Moran diabolo on sleeves and star on cap. Sponsor: Dunraven Group of Companies Form: 0000-45 CD

Liam Harrison (7)

HHHH Won two of first four starts for Dr Richard Newland last year, notably this race (soft) last November; has 5lb lower mark today, having been beaten 29l or more in all six subsequent runs; new trainer Fergal O’Brien continues to bang in the winners, though. Official BHA Rating 108

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ROBIN GOLD (IRE) (11)

B m Gold Well - One Song (IRE) (Bob Back (USA)) Owner: Rio Gold Racing Club Horse Age: 7 Weight: 10 6 Trainer: Dan Skelton, Alcester Colours: YELLOW, DARK BLUE disc, YELLOW and Breeder: Mary F. Fogarty Sponsor:Ladbrokes, EMERALD GREEN diabolo on sleeves, EMERALD GREEN The Air Ambulance Service (Warwickshire & Northamptonshire) cap, YELLOW diamond. Form: 0-00113 BF

Bridget Andrews

HHHH Took a while to click for this stable but the addition of a tongue-tie has worked the oracle this autumn, with wins at Perth and Lingfield (from Lily The Pink) preceding her close third when upped to 2m7f at Lingfield (soft) 11 days ago; held up on her last two starts; led on the run-in last time but appeared to stay; one for the shortlist. Official BHA Rating 108 Tongue Strap worn by No. 9. Running for the first time since Wind Surgery No. 2.

2019: COILLTE EILE (IRE) 6 10 3 Cillin Leonard 10-1 (Dr Richard Newland) 11 ran

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4-1 Lily The Pink (GB), 5-1 Same Circus (IRE), 6-1 Hotter Than Hell (FR), Robin Gold (IRE), 13-2 Yeavering Belle (GB), 15-2 Coillte Eile (IRE), 9-1 Printing Dollars (IRE), Midnightreflection (GB), 12-1 Dame de Ruban (FR)

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THE 1965 CHASE

MASTER MINDED RECORDING HIS FIRST SUCCESS IN THE 1965 CHASE IN 2010

The Chanelle Pharma 1965 Chase is the first of two Grade 2 contests on today’s card. Formally run as a limited handicap over 2m4f, the race has been run in several guises over the years. Most notably, it was renamed the 1965 Chase in 2006 in recognition of the year National Hunt racing was first staged at Ascot, becoming a conditions race three years later with its distance extended from 2m3f to today’s 2m5f in 2015. Generously sponsored this year by Chanelle Pharma, the 1965 Chase invariably proves to be a high-class affair and has a hugely impressive roll of honour. Like the Betfair Chase, today’s feature race up at Haydock, it frequently acts as an early-season target for a number of top staying chasers being primed for the King George VI Chase, its intermediate trip often proving the ideal platform before a step up to three miles. Indeed, Wayward Lad, who won the Boxing Day showpiece on three occasions, was victorious in the inaugural running of the Ascot contest in 1981 and although no other winners of the 1965 Chase have gone on to land the King George, several have been placed at Kempton the following month including Captain Chris (2012), Al Ferof (2013 and 2014), Vautour (2015) and Cyrname (2019). The 1998 victor Red Marauder was unique in going on to courageously win a memorable Grand National in 2001 but the race has thrown up numerous Cheltenham Festival winners. The 1992 winner Deep Sensation followed up in that season’s Grade 1 Queen Mother Champion Chase, while the 2020 Champion Chaser Politologue had landed the spoils at Ascot in 2018. Albertas Run took the 2008 renewal before consecutive wins in the Grade 1 Ryanair Chase in 2010 and 2011, with Willie Mullins’ supremely talented 2015 winner Vautour running away with the same Cheltenham prize - his third Festival victory - the following March. 24 THE 1965 CHASE


Master Minded was already a dual Champion Chaser when winning a brace of 1965 Chases in 2010 and 2011, the brilliant two-miler embracing a step up in trip towards the end of his celebrated career. Other notable winners of the 1965 Chase include Sound Man (1995), who would win consecutive runnings of the Grade 1 Tingle Creek Chase at Sandown as well as what is now the Grade 1 Betfair Ascot Chase in 1996; the subsequent Cheltenham Gold Cup runner-up Strong Promise (1996), who later that season defeated the great One Man in the Ascot February highlight; and Captain Chris (2012), a former Arkle winner who went on to win the Ascot Chase in 2014. Also to have enjoyed additional success at Ascot was the 2001 winner Wahiba Sands, who in the process became the first horse to defeat the three-time Gold Cup hero Best Mate over fences and who won at Ascot on three other occasions. Nordance Prince (1999) won what would later become the Grade 1 Clarence House Chase two months later, as did the aforementioned Master Minded, who landed the 2011 Clarence House following the first of his two 1965 Chase victories. In one of the most hotly-anticipated clashes of recent times, the 2019 renewal saw Cyrname - Britain’s highest-rated chaser - end the 19-race unbeaten run of Nicky Henderson’s magnificent dual Champion Chaser Altior with a textbook front-running performance and an exemplary round of jumping. It was Cyrname’s third win at Ascot, the horse having taken apart a proven Grade 1 field with a devastating 17-length victory in the Betfair Ascot Chase earlier that year. Cyrname’s handler, Paul Nicholls, is by far the most successful trainer in the history of the 1965 Chase, having saddled a further six winners; Cerium (2006), dual victors Master Minded (2010 and 2011) and Al Ferof (2013 and 2014), and Politologue (2018).

CYRNAME (LEFT) GETS THE BETTER OF ALTIOR IN LAST YEAR’S RENEWAL OF THE 1965 CHASE

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R AC E 4 2.05PM THE CHANELLE PHARMA 1965 STEEPLE CHASE ( C L A S S 1 ) ( G R A D E 2 ) ( G B B R AC E )

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RACE START

Two miles about five furlongs (2m 5f 8yds) (4,200 metres) For four yrs old and upwards Total race value £45000. Owners Prize Money. Winner £19611; Second £8051; Third £4028; Fourth £2012. (Penalty Value £25627.50) A See page 49 for conditions of this race.

Chanelle Pharma will present a memento to the winning owner, trainer and jockey and £200 to the stable employee in charge of the best turned out horse in this race.

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REAL STEEL (FR) (253)

B g Loup Breton (IRE) - Kalimina (FR) (Monsun (GER)) Owner: Mrs Kathy Stuart&Sullivan Bloodstock Ltd Horse Age: 7 Weight: 11 7 Trainer: Paul Nicholls, Ditcheat Colours: DARK BLUE, PINK epaulets Breeder: Haras de Plasence & Mme V. Saint-Palais and star on cap. Sponsor: Morson Group Form: 1141P6- D

Jockey Harry Cobden

HHHH Smart chaser for Willie Mullins; recorded a pair of 14l wins at Grade 2 level last season (2m3f/2m4f) and ran very well, though ultimately outstayed, in the Cheltenham Gold Cup; major player if he’s in top form on debut for Paul Nicholls. Official BHA Rating 166

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IMPERIAL AURA (IRE) (20)

B g Kalanisi (IRE) - Missindependence (IRE) (Executive Perk) Owner: Imperial Racing Partnership 2016 Horse Age: 7 Weight: 11 5 Trainer: Kim Bailey, Cheltenham Colours: BLACK, WHITE stars, Breeder: Headfield Farm Ltd striped sleeves, BLACK cap. Sponsor: Kim Bailey Racing Ltd Form: 31221-1 D

David Bass

HHHHH Improving 7yo who has solid form and should continue to do well; ended last season with a success at the Cheltenham Festival (novice handicap chase) and followed up in a good race at Carlisle (2m4f, heavy; tongue-tie applied) on reappearance; greatly respected. Official BHA Rating 157

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I TC H Y F E E T ( F R ) ( 27)

B g Cima de Triomphe (IRE) - Maeva Candas (FR) (Brier Creek (USA)) Owner: Kate & Andrew Brooks Horse Age: 6 Weight: 11 4 Trainer: Olly Murphy, Wilmcote Colours: LIGHT BLUE, RED braces, WHITE sleeves, Breeder: Jean-Pierre Cordonnier & Daniel Gromada RED armlets, LIGHT BLUE and RED quartered cap. Sponsor: McCoy Contractors Form: 4/411U-3 BF

Gavin Sheehan

HHHH Grade 1 winner at Sandown (2m4f, soft) on only his second attempt over fences, then unseated at the Cheltenham Festival; creditable third in the Old Roan Chase at Aintree on seasonal debut and ought to build on that effort; there is a good chance he can rate higher yet. Official BHA Rating 155

4 B L AC K C O R TO N ( F R ) ( 2 1 )

Br g Laverock (IRE) - Pour Le Meilleur (FR) (Video Rock (FR)) Owner: The Brooks Family & J. Kyle Horse Age: 9 Weight: 11 1 Trainer: Paul Nicholls, Ditcheat Colours: DARK BLUE, ROYAL BLUE stars, Breeder: Dominique Guyon halved sleeves, WHITE cap. Sponsor: Morson Group Form: 23242-4 C D

HHH Novice campaign was extremely fruitful; has managed to win just one of his last 15 races but holds every chance at the weights in this field and can’t be dismissed from a ratings point of view; however, he’s more exposed than his rivals and usually races over longer trips. Official BHA Rating 160 Tongue Strap worn by No. 2, 4.

2019: CYRNAME (FR) 7 11 7 Harry Cobden 5-2 (Paul Nicholls) 3 ran

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THE CORAL ASCOT HURDLE

HARDY EUSTACE (RIGHT) BATTLES TO WIN HIS SECOND CORAL ASCOT HURDLE IN 2007

The Grade 2 Coral Hurdle (registered as The Ascot Hurdle) is one of Ascot’s most notable Jumps prizes. First run in 1978, the race is frequently used as an early-season target for some of the most highly-regarded hurdlers in training. It has been won by no fewer than seven Champion Hurdlers over the years. Two of these won Cheltenham’s blue riband hurdle twice, including Hardy Eustace; a tremendously tough and popular performer who, prior to landing the Ascot Grade 2 in 2006 and 2007, had won the Champion Hurdle in both 2004 and 2005. The great mare Dawn Run (1983) remains the only horse to have completed the Champion Hurdle and Cheltenham Gold Cup double. The son of her trainer, the late Paddy Mullins, would later enjoy success in the Coral Hurdle himself, Annie Power and the evergreen Faugheen - still in training approaching the age of thirteen - making it back-to-back wins for Willie Mullins in 2013 and 2014 before following up at Cheltenham in 2016 and 2015 respectively. Being run over an intermediate trip, the extended 2m3f contest can also lead to elite success over further. The high-class and versatile Yanworth (2016), for instance, went on to not only land Kempton’s two-mile Grade 1 Christmas Hurdle a month later but also the Grade 1 Liverpool Hurdle over 3m1/2f at Aintree’s Grand National Festival the following spring. Other distinguished names to have won the Coral Hurdle include the dual King George VI Chase winner Silviniaco Conti (2010) and the popular grey Monet’s Garden (2004), who won the first of two consecutive renewals of the race run at Windsor during the redevelopment of Ascot Racecourse and who would later win two editions of the Grade 1 Betfair Ascot Chase. 32 T H E CO R A L A SCOT H U R D L E


Barry Geraghty is the race’s most successful rider, the recently-retired jockey having ridden four winners including the two-time Aintree Hurdle victor Oscar Whisky (2012), Rock On Ruby (2015) and the aforementioned Yanworth (2016). Its winning-most trainer is Martin Pipe. The legendary Somerset handler saddled five Coral Hurdle winners during his extraordinary career, including dual scorer Sabin Du Loir (1987 and 1988), one of the most consistent and durable performers of the late eighties and early nineties, and another Ascot specialist, Wahiba Sands (1999), who two years later got up by half a length to beat the triple Cheltenham Gold Cup winner Best Mate in what is now the Grade 2 1965 Chase on this card. After having sent out Paul Nicholls’ former Champion Hurdler Rock On Ruby to win the race in 2015, Harry Fry has trained If The Cap Fits to win the last two renewals of the Coral Hurdle, the horse defending his crown last November off the back of a big staying prize in the Grade 1 Liverpool Hurdle that April. In addition to If The Cap Fits, Sabin Du Loir and Hardy Eustace, there have been four other dual winners of the Coral Hurdle; Triumph Hurdle winner Connaught Ranger (1979 and 1980), Champion Hurdlers Gaye Brief (1984 and 1985) and Morley Street (1990 and 1991), and François Doumen’s two-time Stayers’ Hurdle winner Baracouda (2001 and 2002), who won a record four renewals of the Long Walk Hurdle at his beloved Ascot between 2000 and 2003 and at Windsor in 2004.

IF THE CAP FITS (RIGHT) MAKING IT BACK-TO-BACK WINS IN THE CORAL HURDLE LAST YEAR

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R AC E 5 2 .40PM T H E C O R A L H U R D L E R AC E (CLASS 1) (REGISTERED AS THE RACE FINISH

A S C OT H U R D L E R AC E ) ( G R A D E 2 )

RACE START

Two miles about three and a half furlongs (2m 3f 58yds) (3,800 metres) For four yrs old and upwards Total race value £40000. Owners Prize Money. Winner £17432; Second £7156; Third £3580. (Penalty Value £22780) A See page 49 for conditions of this race.

Coral will present a memento to the winning owner, trainer and jockey and £200 to the stable employee in charge of the best turned out horse in this race.

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CA L L M E LO R D ( F R ) (1 4 )

B or Br g Slickly (FR) - Sosa (GER) (Cape Cross (IRE)) Owner: Mr Simon Munir & Mr Isaac Souede Horse Age: 7 Weight: 11 6 Trainer: Nicky Henderson, Lambourn Colours: EMERALD GREEN, DARK GREEN sleeves, Breeder: Mr Roger Marot DARK GREEN and EMERALD GREEN quartered cap. Sponsor: Ptarmigan Media Limited Form: 3/2120-4

James Bowen

HHHH Below-par fourth at Aintree (2m4f) on reappearance but may bounce back to his best with the outing under his belt; well capable of a big run, as he’s a dual Grade 2 winner and went close to landing this prize last year (half-length second on soft ground). Official BHA Rating 154

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SONG FOR SOMEONE (GER) ( 2 73 )

Ch g Medicean - Sweni Hill (IRE) (Danehill Dancer (IRE)) Owner: Sir Peter & Lady Gibbings Horse Age: 5 Weight: 11 6 Trainer: Tom Symonds, Hentland Colours: DARK BLUE, RED seams, Breeder: J. Bervoets WHITE cap. Sponsor: Gun Dog Gin Ltd Form: 16/1321-

Nico de Boinville

HHHHH Raced mainly at shorter but ran well (clear second) in Grade 3 handicap over C&D on heavy ground in January; went one better in Grade 2 at Kempton (2m, good to soft) next time, giving Tom Symonds a first success at this level and leaving the impression he’ll be suited by going back up in trip; largely progressive and warrants respect. ` Official BHA Rating 153

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L AU R I N A ( F R ) ( 2 76 )

B m Spanish Moon (USA) - Lamboghina (GER) (Alkalde (GER)) Owner: Sullivan Bloodstock Limited Horse Age: 7 Weight: 10 7 Trainer: Paul Nicholls, Ditcheat Colours: RED, PINK hoop Breeder: Mr Alain Clavier et al and armlets. Sponsor: Morson Group Form: 14/1PP3-

HHHH Looked high class on several occasions for Willie Mullins, notably when she easily won the mares’ novice hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival in 2018; things went awry after her chase debut win last November, pulling up twice (including with burst blood vessels) then failing to dazzle back over hurdles; subsequently had wind surgery and joined Paul Nicholls, who said in a recent Stable Tour that the mare is “in a happy place after enjoying some schooling over hurdles and fences”; a rejuvenated performance may be forthcoming. Official BHA Rating 154 Running for the first time since Wind Surgery No. 3.

2019: IF THE CAP FITS (IRE) 7 11 6 Sean Bowen 3-1 (Harry Fry) 6 ran

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11/8 Laurina (FR), 6/4 Call Me Lord (FR), 11/4 Song For Someone (GER)

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R AC E 6 3 .1 7 P M T H E C O R A L H U R S T PA R K HANDICAP STEEPLE CHASE RACE FINISH

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RACE START

Two miles about one furlong (2m 167yds) (3,300 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) See page 49 for conditions of this race.

Coral will present a memento to the winning owner, trainer and jockey and £200 to the stable employee in charge of the best turned out horse in this race.

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M AG I C S A I N T ( F R ) ( 8 )

B g Saint des Saints (FR) - Magic Poline (FR) (Trempolino (USA)) Owner: Mr and Mrs J. D. Cotton Horse Age: 6 Weight: 11 12 Trainer: Paul Nicholls, Ditcheat Colours: YELLOW, PURPLE hoops Breeder: S.C.E.A. Des Prairies et al and armlets, hooped cap. Sponsor: John Cotton (Group) Ltd Form: 2/510-61 D

Jockey Bryan Carver (3)

HHH Turns out quickly after last week’s win at Cheltenham (2m, good to soft) where Bryan Carver took off a handy 5lb; useful but he faces a stiffer task off 7lb higher mark and with rider claiming only 3lb this time. Official BHA Rating 159

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GINO TRAIL (IRE) (253)

Br g Perugino (USA) - Borough Trail (IRE) (Woodborough (USA)) Owner: Mrs Jan Smith Horse Age: 13 Weight: 11 4 Trainer: Fergal O’Brien, Cheltenham Colours: WHITE, BLACK spots, Breeder: John F. Ryan BLACK sleeves, WHITE spots. Sponsor: Dunraven Group of Companies Form: 22P/P1P-

Jamie Moore

HH Veteran who made all at Doncaster (stable debut) in February; pulled up when having another crack at the Grand Annual next time; yet to defy a mark this high and he’s nearly 14 so looks vulnerable on reappearance. Official BHA Rating 151

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CAPELAND (FR) (21)

B g Poliglote - Neiland (FR) (Cyborg (FR)) Owner: Mrs Kathy Stuart Trainer: Paul Nicholls, Ditcheat Breeder: Alain Couetil Sponsor: Morson Group

Harry Cobden

Horse Age: 8 Weight: 11 3 Colours: DARK BLUE, PINK epaulets and star on cap. Form: D1450-U CD

HHHHH Unseated mid-race here three weeks ago in the race won by Amoola Gold; won this contest by 12l last year (on soft ground) and should cope with 7lb higher mark; cheekpieces added; likely player granted a clear round. Official BHA Rating 150

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B g Primary (USA) - Clonroche Wells (IRE) (Pierre) Owner: Mr A. N. Solomons Horse Age: 8 Weight: 11 1 Trainer: Kim Bailey, Cheltenham Colours: BLACK, EMERALD GREEN hoop and Breeder: Mrs Kathleen Flood armlets, EMERALD GREEN cap, BLACK spots. Sponsor: Kim Bailey Racing Ltd Form: 132111-

David Bass

HHHH 4-8 as a novice chaser last term, the four wins gained over 2m on soft/heavy and by an aggregate of 68l (made all each time); goes back into deeper waters but may have even more to offer and enters calculations. Official BHA Rating 148

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B g Winged Love (IRE) - Drumconnor Lady (IRE) (Shahrastani (USA)) Owner: Mr David Keys & Mrs Breda Keatley Horse Age: 10 Weight: 10 12 Trainer: Adrian Keatley, A Colours: WHITE, RED spots, Breeder: Mr M. Abernethy EMERALD GREEN sleeves, RED cap. Form: 3112-01 D

HH Ex-Irish 10yo who is 2-4 for current yard, the two wins recorded at Ayr (2m); raised a further 5lb for latest success; ventured south for a good effort at Kempton three starts back but this is harder. Official BHA Rating 145

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B g Martaline - Memorial (FR) (Homme de Loi (IRE)) Owner: Foxtrot Racing Marracudja Horse Age: 9 Weight: 10 10 Trainer: Dan Skelton, Alcester Colours: LIGHT BLUE, WHITE epaulets, Breeder: E.A.R.L. De Cordelles et al halved sleeves, RED cap. Sponsor: Foxtrot Racing Syndicates Form: 5130-46

William Marshall (7)

HH Paid for his proximity to two top-notchers in the Clarence House Chase here in January and has struggled back in handicaps since; beaten in the last two runnings of this race and he’s higher in the weights this time. Official BHA Rating 143

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A B B E Y M AG I C ( I R E ) ( 3 4 )

B m Beneficial - Magical Theatre (IRE) (King’s Theatre (IRE)) Owner: Mrs D. Halley Horse Age: 9 Weight: 10 10 Trainer: Henry de Bromhead, Ireland Colours: WHITE, BLACK spots, Breeder: James Wickham BLACK and GOLD quartered cap. Form: 0/111/-21

Bryony Frost

HHH Irish mare who has form figures of 11121 since joining current stable and switched to chasing, most recently scoring at Cork (2m1f, good) on second run back from lengthy absence; has won on soft; progressive. Official BHA Rating 143

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AMOOLA GOLD (GER) (21)

B g Mamool (IRE) - Aughamore Beauty (IRE) (Dara Monarch) Owner: Mr & Mrs Gordon Pink Horse Age: 7 Weight: 10 5 Trainer: Dan Skelton, Alcester Colours: YELLOW, DARK BLUE cross belts, Breeder: Gestut Romerhof YELLOW sleeves, PINK armlets, DARK BLUE and Sponsor: Badgeworth Livery Centre YELLOW quartered cap. Form: 3025-11 CD

Bridget Andrews

HHHH Two from two and better than ever this season; latest success came in Listed handicap over C&D (soft), scoring only narrowly but the first two were clear; open to further improvement and warrants respect. Official BHA Rating 138

Sheepskin Cheek Pieces worn first time by No. 3. Tongue Strap worn by No. 3, 5, 6. Sheepskin Cheek Pieces worn by No. 2, 5.

2019: CAPELAND (FR) 7 10 13 Harry Cobden 7-2 (Paul Nicholls) 10 ran

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9-2 Magic Saint (FR), Capeland (FR), Amoola Gold (GER), 11-2 First Flow (IRE), 13-2 Abbey Magic (IRE), 7-1 Marracudja (FR), 15-2 Drumconnor Lad (IRE), 11-1 Gino Trail (IRE)

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R AC E 7 3.50PM THE CORAL SUPPORTING P R O S TAT E C A N C E R U K S TA N DA R D O P E N N AT I O N A L H U N T F L AT R AC E (C L A S S 4) (G B B R AC E )

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RACE START

About two miles (1m 7f 152yds) (3,100 metres) For four, five and six yrs old Total race value £6000. Owners Prize Money. Winner £2972; Second £985; Third £493; Fourth £246. (Penalty Value £3898.80) See page 0 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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EARL BIFFY BIFFEN (FR) (-)

Bl g Day Flight - Similaresisoldofa (FR) (Kapgarde (FR)) Owner: The Megsons Horse Age: 6 Weight: 11 0 Trainer: Ben Pauling, Bourton-on-the-Water Colours: PINK, MAUVE star, Breeder: Philippe Ouvry & E.A.R.L. Ecurie Des Viv MAUVE sleeves, PINK stars and cap. Sponsor: Jeremy Houghton - Houghtonart Form:

Jockey David Bass

HHH €23,000 2yo, €40,000 3yo; half-brother to bumper/hurdle/chase winner Christmas In April; has had wind surgery; yard won this race in 2017; check the betting. Official BHA Rating -

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ENTRE DEUX (FR) (293)

B g Khalkevi (IRE) - Evitta (FR) (Le Triton (USA)) Owner: Mr S. Tulk Trainer: Paul Henderson, Whitsbury Breeder: Mme E. Hay, Mr A. Gourama & Mr G. Cherel Sponsor: Tote

James Best

Horse Age: 6 Weight: 11 0 Colours: DARK BLUE, YELLOW star, armlets and star on cap. Form: P/6U312-

HH Record of 1-6 in Irish points, the win registered on penultimate start; new stable is 0-6 in bumpers in last five seasons (5-70 overall); tongue-tie applied; others preferred. Official BHA Rating -

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KANDOO KID (FR) (-)

Gr g Kapgarde (FR) - Scarlett du Mesnil (IRE) (Muhtathir) Owner: Mr Michael Geoghegan Horse Age: 4 Weight: 11 0 Trainer: Paul Nicholls, Ditcheat Colours: ROYAL BLUE, YELLOW chevrons, Breeder: Henri Devin ROYAL BLUE sleeves, YELLOW stars, Sponsor: Morson Group ROYAL BLUE cap, YELLOW star. Form:

Harry Cobden

HHHH €92,000 2yo; dam French 2m1f hurdle winner, half-sister to this yard’s 2m-2m5f hurdle/high-class chase winner Politologue; has had wind surgery; wears tongue-tie on debut; one for the shortlist. Official BHA Rating -

4 MOUNT CORBITT (IRE) (11)

B g Robin des Champs (FR) - Hanora O’Brien (IRE) (Bob Back (USA)) Owner: Mr P. York Horse Age: 5 Weight: 11 0 Trainer: Phil York, Effingham Common Colours: ROYAL BLUE, WHITE sleeves, Breeder: Patrick Cronin ROYAL BLUE and YELLOW striped cap. Form: 53-0

Mr Phillip York (3)

H Beaten in a point bumper and regular point last winter; friendless in the betting and made no impact at Lingfield (AW) on Rules debut. Official BHA Rating -

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NO HUBS NO HOOBS (IRE) (-)

B g Flemensfirth (USA) - Miss Brandywell (IRE) (Sadler’s Wells (USA)) Owner: Taylor & O’Dwyer Horse Age: 4 Weight: 11 0 Trainer: Colin Tizzard, Sherborne Colours: YELLOW, Breeder: Mr H. McDaid DARK BLUE braces. Sponsor: Coral Racing Limited Form:

HHHH €34,000 foal, €110,000 3yo; brother to winners Killer Miller (2m3f-3m5f hurdle/chase) and Miss Cognac (bumper/2m4f hurdle); represents major stable and needs a close look. Official BHA Rating -

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Gavin Sheehan


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SIXTY DOLLARS MORE (FR) (-)

B g Buck’s Boum (FR) - Sacree City (FR) (Alberto Giacometti (IRE)) Owner: Wendy & Malcolm Hezel Horse Age: 4 Weight: 11 0 Trainer: Colin Tizzard, Sherborne Colours: PURPLE, PINK stars, Breeder: Cornelia Massot & Francois Massot PURPLE sleeves, PURPLE cap, PINK star. Sponsor: Coral Racing Limited, Tote Form:

Harry Kimber (7)

HHH First foal; dam unraced half-sister to 2m3f/3m1f chase winner Oncle Kid and two French winning hurdler/chasers; market helpful with yard also running No Hubs No Hoobs. Official BHA Rating -

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B g Libertarian - Lady Eile (IRE) (Presenting) Owner: Mr D. S. Dennis Trainer: Chris Gordon, Winchester Breeder: Noel Fenton Sponsor: Owley Ltd

Joshua Moore

Horse Age: 4 Weight: 11 0 Colours: EMERALD GREEN, DARK BLUE stars, EMERALD GREEN sleeves, EMERALD GREEN cap, DARK BLUE star. Form:

HHH Dam unraced half-sister to 2m4f-3m hurdle/chase winner Gortinard out of unraced half-sister to Sweeps Hurdle winner Hansel Rag; one of two runners for these connections; market instructive. Official BHA Rating -

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T H E D E N H O L M B A N D I T ( G B ) ( 2 74 )

B g Kayf Tara - Black Annie (IRE) (Anshan) Owner: Alastair and Rachel Bell Trainer: Stuart Kittow, Cullompton Breeder: Mr & Mrs I. Ross

Kieron Edgar

Horse Age: 6 Weight: 11 0 Colours: BLACK, RED Cross of Lorraine, BEIGE and BLACK striped sleeves and cap. Form: 5-

HHH Absent since his debut fifth at Exeter (2m1f, heavy) in February; sets an ordinary standard on that bare form and takes on several interesting newcomers; now goes in a tongue-tie. Official BHA Rating -

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TO P O F T H E B I L L ( I R E ) ( - )

B g Fame And Glory - Glory Days (GER) (Tiger Hill (IRE)) Owner: Mr Charles C. Walker Horse Age: 4 Weight: 11 0 Trainer: Nigel Twiston-Davies, Cheltenham Colours: CHAMPAGNE, BLACK hoops Breeder: Miss Jackie O’Flynn and sleeves, RED cap. Sponsor: P3P Partners LLP Form:

Mark Grant

HHHH €40,000 3yo; half-brother to winners Chatez (1m Flat/2m hurdle), Master Red (bumper/2m hurdle) and My Inheritance (bumper); doubly appealing as he’s in excellent hands and looks a likely type on breeding. Official BHA Rating -

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Ch g Shirocco (GER) - Nodelay (IRE) (Beneficial) Owner: Mr D. S. Dennis Trainer: Chris Gordon, Winchester Breeder: Mrs Margaret M. Lynch Sponsor: Owley Ltd

Jamie Moore

Horse Age: 4 Weight: 11 0 Colours: EMERALD GREEN, DARK BLUE stars, EMERALD GREEN sleeves, WHITE and RED check cap. Form:

HHH €10,500 yearling; dam 2m-2m2f hurdle winner, is granddaughter of 2m-2m4f hurdle/chase winning half-sister to Grand National winner Royal Athlete; stablemate of Storm Dennis; market can guide. Official BHA Rating -

1 1 W O N D E R WA L L ( I R E ) ( - )

B g Yeats (IRE) - Rock Me Gently (Sulamani (IRE)) Owner: REBEL JUMPING II Horse Age: 4 Weight: 11 0 Trainer: Richard Spencer, Newmarket Colours: BLACK, GREY sleeves, Breeder: Barbara Kirby BLACK stars. Sponsor: Rebel Racing Ltd, Direct Commercial Ltd Form:

James Bowen

HHHHH €18,000 foal, €105,000 3yo; closely related to 2m hurdle winner Ballyneety; dam unplaced in bumpers, half-sister to bumper/hurdle/high-class 2m-2m5f chase winner Riverside Theatre; interesting. Official BHA Rating -

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B g Presenting - Ballygill Heights (IRE) (Symboli Heights (FR)) Owner: Sullivan Bloodstock Ltd & Chris Giles Horse Age: 4 Weight: 11 0 Trainer: Nicky Henderson, Lambourn Colours: RED, PINK hoop and armlets. Breeder: Martin Donnellan Form: Sponsor: Unibet

Nico de Boinville

HHHH €55,000 3yo; brother to bumper/very useful 2m-3m hurdle winner Call The Cops and bumper/2m5f-3m hurdle/chase winner Beggars Cross, out of bumper/hurdle winner; respected debutant. Official BHA Rating -

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7 1 3 H A M I LT O N ’ S FA N TA S Y ( G B ) ( - ) B m Mount Nelson - Romantic Dream (Bustino) Owner: The Queen Trainer: Nicky Henderson, Lambourn Breeder: The Queen

Jeremiah McGrath

Horse Age: 5 Weight: 10 7 Colours: PURPLE, GOLD braid, SCARLET sleeves, BLACK velvet cap, GOLD fringe. Form:

HHHH Half-sister to five winners, notably Close Touch (bumper/smart 2m-2m4f jumps) and Open Hearted (bumper/2m1f-3m jumps); dam bumper winner; one of two bright-looking newcomers for Nicky Henderson. Official BHA Rating -

Tongue Strap worn first time by No. 2, 3, 8. Running for the first time since Wind Surgery No. 1, 3.

2019: SOARING GLORY (IRE) 4 11 1 Jonjo O’Neill Jr 8-1 (Jonjo O’Neill) 13 ran

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7-2 Wraysford (IRE), 4-1 Kandoo Kid (FR), 9-2 Hamilton’s Fantasy (GB), 9-1 Earl Biffy Biffen (FR), 10-1 Storm Dennis (IRE), Top of The Bill (IRE), Who Is That (IRE), 14-1 Entre Deux (FR), 16-1 No Hubs No Hoobs (IRE), Wonderwall (IRE), 18-1 The Denholm Bandit (GB), 33-1 Sixty Dollars More (FR), 66-1 Mount Corbitt (IRE)

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RACE CONDITIONS First Race 12.20 - THE CORAL “FAIL TO FINISH” FREE BET NOVICES’ HURDLE RACE (CLASS 2) (GBB RACE) 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 novice four yrs old and upwards. Enter by noon, November 16th and pay £90 stake, Declare by 10.00 a.m. November 19th. Weights: 10st 12lb each Fillies and mares allowed 7lb Penalties, a winner of a Class 3 to Class 5 hurdle race 5lb Of 2 hurdle races or of a Class 1 or Class 2 hurdle race 8lb. 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. 13 entries at £90. - Closed November 16th, 2020. Owners Prize Money. Winner £8915; Second £2954; Third £1478; Fourth £738. (Penalty Value £11696.40) A SEE PAGE 10 FOR THIS RACE. Second Race 12.55 - THE PLAY THE CORAL “RACING SUPER SERIES” NOVICES’ LIMITED HANDICAP 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, the third £1431, the fourth £715, the fifth £350, the sixth £350, the seventh £350 and the eighth £350. for novice four yrs old and upwards, Rated 0-135 (also open to such horses rated 136 and 137 - see Standard Conditions). £75 stake if the horse is rated 116 or higher, or £15 stake if the horse is rated 115 or lower with £60 extra if the horse is declared to run Declare by 10.00 a.m. November 19th. Lowest weight 10st 3lb; Highest weight 11st 8lb Penalties, after November 14th, 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 at £75. - Closed November 16th, 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 1lb and paragraph 34 of the Weights and Handicapping Code complied with where applicable. SEE PAGE 14 FOR THIS RACE.

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Third Race 1.30 - THE VEOLIA MARES’ HANDICAP HURDLE RACE (CLASS 3) Distributed in accordance with the Stakes and Prize Money Code. £7797 to the winning horse The second to receive £2289, the third £1144, the fourth £572, the fifth £350, the sixth £350, the seventh £350 and the eighth £350. for four yrs old and upwards fillies and mares only, Rated 0-130 (also open to such horses rated 131 and 132 - see Standard Conditions). £60 stake if the horse is rated 104 or higher, or £12 stake if the horse is rated 103 or lower with £48 extra if the horse is declared to run Declare by 10.00 a.m. November 19th. Penalties, after November 14th, 2020, for each hurdle race won 7lb. VEOLIA 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 VEOLIA. 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. 19 entries at £60. - Closed November 16th, 2020. Owners Prize Money. Winner £5944; Second £1969; Third £985; Fourth £492; Fifth £280; Sixth £280; Seventh £280; Eighth £280. (Penalty Value £7797.60) SEE PAGE 20 FOR THIS RACE. Fourth Race 2.05 - THE CHANELLE PHARMA 1965 STEEPLE CHASE (CLASS 1) (Grade 2) (GBB RACE) Distributed in accordance with the Stakes and Prize Money Code. £25627 to the winning horse The second to receive £9616, the third £4815 and the fourth £2398. for four yrs old and upwards. Enter by noon, November 16th and pay £225 stake, Supplementary Entry by noon, November 18th and pay £2250 stake, Declare by 10.00 a.m. November 19th. Weights: 4-y-o 10st 7lb; 5-y-o and up 11st 1lb Fillies and mares allowed 7lb Penalties, after September 30th, 2019, a winner of a Listed or Grade 3 steeple chase 4lb Of a Grade 1 or Grade 2 steeple chase 6lb (Half penalties for wins achieved in Novices’ and Beginners’ Steeple Chases in Great Britain and Ireland, and three-year-old only Steeple Chases in France). CHANELLE PHARMA has generously sponsored this race and a memento will be presented to the winning owner, trainer and jockey. In addition, a £200 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 CHANELLE PHARMA. The sponsorship payment of £500 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. 4 entries at £225. - Closed November 16th, 2020. Owners Prize Money. Winner £19611; Second £8051; Third £4028; Fourth £2012. (Penalty Value £25627.50) A SEE PAGE 28 FOR THIS RACE. Fifth Race 2.40 - THE CORAL HURDLE RACE (CLASS 1) (Registered as The Ascot Hurdle Race) (Grade 2) Distributed in accordance with the Stakes and Prize Money Code. £22780 to the winning horse The second to receive £8548, and the third £4280. for four yrs old and upwards. Enter by noon, November 16th and pay £200 stake, Supplementary Entry by noon, November 18th and pay £2000 stake, Declare by 10.00 a.m. November 19th. Weights: 11st each Fillies and mares allowed 7lb Penalties, after September 30th, 2019, a winner of a Listed or Grade 3 hurdle race 4lb Of a Grade 1 or Grade 2 hurdle race 6lb (Half penalties for wins achieved in Novices’ or Juvenile Hurdle Races in Great Britain and Ireland, and three-year-old only Hurdle Races in France). Coral has generously sponsored this race and a memento will be presented to the winning owner, trainer and jockey. In addition, a £200 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 CORAL. The sponsorship payment of £500 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. 6 entries at £200. - Closed November 16th, 2020. Owners Prize Money. Winner £17432; Second £7156; Third £3580. (Penalty Value £22780) A SEE PAGE 34 FOR THIS RACE. Sixth Race 3.17 - THE CORAL HURST PARK HANDICAP STEEPLE CHASE (CLASS 2) (GBB RACE) 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. £125 stake if the horse is rated 130 or higher, or £25 stake if the horse is rated 129 or lower with £100 extra if the horse is declared to run Declare by 10.00 a.m. November 19th. Penalties, after November 14th, 2020, for each steeple chase won 5lb. CORAL have kindly sponsored this race and a memento will be presented to the winning owner, trainer and jockey. In addition, a £200 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 CORAL. The sponsorship payment of £500 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. 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 12 entries, 1 at £25 and 11 at £125. - Closed November 16th, 2020. Owners Prize Money. Winner £11875; Second £3968; Third £1985; Fourth £993; Fifth £495; Sixth £248. (Penalty Value £15640) SEE PAGE 38 FOR THIS RACE. Seventh Race 3.50 - THE CORAL SUPPORTING PROSTATE CANCER UK STANDARD OPEN NATIONAL HUNT FLAT RACE (CLASS 4) (GBB RACE) Distributed in accordance with the Stakes and Prize Money Code. £3898 to the winning horse The second to receive £1144, the third £572 and the fourth £286. for four, five and six yrs old only, which have not run under any recognised Rules of Racing, except National Hunt Flat races, Irish National Hunt Flat races or French AQPS Flat races. Enter by noon, November 16th and pay £30 stake, Declare by 10.00 a.m. November 19th. Weights: 11st each Fillies and mares allowed 7lb Penalties, a winner of a race 4lb Of 2 races 7lb Of 3 races 10lb. The Riders’ Allowances under paragraph 53 of the Weights and Handicapping Code may be claimed in this race. CORAL have kindly 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. All number cloths to be carried in this race have been sponsored and will carry the name/logo of CORAL. The sponsorship payment of £500 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. ELIMINATION PROCEDURE - SEE the Elimination and Balloting Procedures (contained in the Race Administration Code). 20 entries at £30. - Closed November 16th, 2020. Owners Prize Money. Winner £2972; Second £985; Third £493; Fourth £246. (Penalty Value £3898.80) SEE PAGE 44 FOR THIS RACE.

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Winner of the 2019 Christy 1965 Chase Jockey: Harry Cobden

Trainer: Paul Nicholls

Owner: Mrs Johnny de la Hey Breeder:S Follain, E Lecoiffier Et Al

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