The Ascot Chase Raceday is a popular fixture in the sporting calendar, although no fans will descend to watch the Jump action on Saturday afternoon. The course traditionally increases the excitement of horse racing fans eagerly waiting for Cheltenham Festival, and there is plenty to get excited for as racing returns to Ascot.
The Grade 1 Betfair Ascot Chase has a number of star attractions on offer to match the prestige of the event to promise a competitive day. Previous winners include One Man, Monet’s Garden, Kauto Star, Cue Card, Silviniaco Conti and Paul Nicholls’ star Cyrname. Cyrname, who dominated a high-class field with a 17-length victory in 2019, is among five declared for this year’s race including defending champion Riders Onthe Storm.
The card also boasts the Grade 2 Reynoldstown Novices’ Chase, deemed an important stepping stone to Cheltenham’s Grade 1 three-mile novice Chase, and it’s a race which has been won by many prestigious horses over the years.
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