Bristol De Mai wins Betfair Chase for the third time

Bristol De Mai

Bristol De Mai (Daryl Jacob 9-4) (left) in action during the Betfair Chase at Haydock on November 21, 2020.

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What you need to know:

  • Pink Llyod did not get a suitable break, having to run on outer rail, losing vital lengths.

The grey Simon Munir and Isaac Souede owned, Bristol De Mai (Daryl Jacob 9-4), shook Clan des Obeaux (Sam Twiston-Davies 3-1), in a tight duel, to bag a third Betfair Chase title at Haydock.

It is considered to be the nine-year-old's spiritual home. Rain was pouring all day long, until the 3.1 mile Betfair Chase.

Imagine, it merely drizzled for Jacob and Bristol. Lostintranslation (Robby Power 7-4), did not cope with heavy ground conditions, but Clan de Obeaux was a definite menace, only failing by two lengths.

Nigel Twiston Davies who conditions Bristol De Mai, is not tempted by the one-million-pound bonus to run him at Kempton Park on Boxing Day for the King George VI.

Instead, he would rather set sights on April's Grand National. Clan des Obeaux and Cyrname, are fully intending to participate in the King George.

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Ride a Comet (Patrick Husband's 5-2), and Souper Stonehenge (Emma-Jayne Wilson 4-1), primed by Mark Casse, swept the Kennedy Road Stakes exacta on Saturday at Woodbine, Toronto. They blotted out a 10-race winning-streak of reigning hat-trick champion male sprinter, Pink Lloyd.

Silent Poet set a blazing trail in front for the six-furlong sprint, until Eskiminzin, Souper Stonehenge and Dixie's Gamble made their presence known.

Pink Llyod did not get a suitable break, having to run on outer rail, losing vital lengths. He still managed third place ahead of Silent Poet and Roaring Forties. Ride a Comet actually came close to Pink Lloyd's track record, clocking 1:08:2/10.

That is very fast. At Ngong, averages are about 1:12:00. Patrick Husbands believes his horse is the best. He had a 24 month lay-off, and still rose to the occasion.

Artie's Princess (Kazushi Kimura 4-1), sewed up the seven-furlong Bessarabian at Woodbine, after Jakarta and Souper Escape made other plans.

Jakarta was exceptional, but Artie's Princess folded him and a surge from Boardroom, gaining a mere head at the wire. Our Secret Agent and Amalfi Coast, filled place spots.

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Finite (Ricardo Santana 6-5), maximised her chances in the Chilukki Stakes at Churchill Downs, Kentucky, by moving rapidly into contention to thwart Sanenus (Rafael Bejearano 10-1), and, Whoa Nellie (Joe Rocco Junior 6-1).

Steve Asmussen's filly, completed the mile in 1:35:5/10. Risky Mandate thought a steal might happen by ripping to the front, but it never happened. Next stop for Finite is Santa Anita's La Brea, late December.

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