Betfair Media Release - Britain's top-rated chaser Cyrname heads quartet for Saturday's Betfair Ascot Chase

Published 2020/02/13

There have been four dual winners - Tiutchev (2001, 2003), Monet's Garden (2007, 2010), Riverside Theatre (2011, 2012) & Cue Card (2013, 2017).

Martin Pipe and Paul Nicholls are the most successful trainers with four successes each.

Pipe triumphed with Tresor de Mai (2002), Tiutchev (2003), It Takes Time (2005) & Our Vic (2006), while Nicholls scored with Rockforce (2000), Kauto Star (2008), Silviniaco Conti (2016) and Cyrname (2019).

Barry Geraghty is the most successful jockey, with three victories - Monet's Garden (2010) and Riverside Theatre (2011, 2012).

It is a good race for favourites, with 16 of the 25 market leaders (64 per cent) having been successful.

The biggest shock was provided by 14/1 shot It Takes Time (2005). Eight-year-olds are the most successful age group, accounting for 10 winners.

The youngest winner was six-year-old Strong Promise in 1998, while the oldest was Monet's Garden, who was a 12-year-old for his second success in 2010.

There has been one Irish-trained winner - Sound Man (1996).

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