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Full house for Henderson
Chantry House got his chasing career off to the perfect start with a commanding 26-length victory in the Ascot Racecourse Supports Safer Gambling Week Novices' Chase under Nico de Boinville.
A high-class novice hurdler last season, his task was made easier when Pic D’Orhy came down at the third-last but the further they went the better Chantry House jumped and he was cut to around 10/1 for the Marsh Chase at the Cheltenham Festival as he passed the post in splendid isolation.
The future’s bright
Another youngster earning Cheltenham Festival quotes was the well-backed Metier, who took the Play The Coral 'Racing Super Series' 'Introductory' Hurdle in taking style by five-and-a-half lengths under Sean Bowen in the orange colours of Gary Stevens.
Now two-from-two over hurdles his trainer Harry Fry was purring after this success that saw him introduced into the market for the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle at as short as 20/1. He could return to Ascot for the Grade 2 Sky Bet Supreme Trial in December or even head to the Grade 1 Tolworth Hurdle next at Sandown in January.
Buzz lightyears ahead of handicapper
Buzz was the most taking winner of the afternoon when landing the Coral 'Fail To Finish' Free Bet Handicap Hurdle by seven lengths near enough on the bridle. A promising novice last season, he remains open to further improvement and could be one to keep an eye on for the Grade 3 Betfair Exchange Trophy back at Ascot in December.
Best of the rest
Danny Kirwan finally shed his maiden tag nearly two years after his first start over obstacles in the Lexicon Recruitment 'National Hunt' Maiden Hurdle, getting the better of Time Flies By and Royal Pretender having travelled strongly throughout under Harry Cobden.
A dramatic Coral Handicap Chase saw Espoir De Guye come out on top from Earlofthecotswolds and Drumcliff in a thrilling finish. Venetia Williams’ six-year-old is now two from two at the track and continues to improve.
Quarenta was a battling winner of the Watch Racing Free Online At Coral Handicap Chase from Wandrin Star for the Jonjo O’Neill father and son team. The concluding Coral Supporting Prostate Cancer UK Novices' Handicap Hurdle was won by Tide Times on handicap debut for Ian Williams under a perfectly timed ride from Charlie Todd.
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