Coral Ascot Hurdle

Grade 2, Ascot 14:40
(registered as The Ascot Hurdle),
£40,000 added, 4yo plus,
2m 3f 58y, Class 1  
Saturday 20th November 2021

1 Buzz EvsF
2 Song For Someone 10/1
3 Guard Your Dreams 7/2
5 ran Distances: 3¼l, 2¼l, 5½l
Time: 4m 40.96s (slow by 6.96s)

Sent off the even-money favourite, the Nicky Henderson-trained Buzz was last seen winning the Cesarewitch on the Flat at Newmarket last month and he made a seamless switch back to the winter game in this Grade Two event.

Defending champion Song For Someone set out to make all, bowling along nicely in front for Aidan Coleman as Nico de Boinville kept his mount under wraps for most of the extended two-mile-three-furlong trip.

Buzz was clearly travelling best of all at the top of the straight and while his rivals were hard at work after jumping two out, he was pulling double in the hands of De Boinville.

The seven-year-old needed only the slightest of encouragement to push on and win by three and a half lengths from the gutsy Song For Someone, who was conceding 6lb to the winner.

Guard Your Dreams kept on for third, with Goshen only fourth.


Coral Hurdle (registered As The Ascot Hurdle) (Grade 2)
£40,000 added, 4yo plus, 2m 3f 58y, Class 1
5 ran
Going: Good to Soft

1     Buzz 7 11-0 Nicky Henderson Nico de Boinville EvsF
Song For Someone 6 11-6 Tom Symonds Aidan Coleman 10/1
Guard Your Dreams 5 11-0 Nigel Twiston-Davies Sam Twiston-Davies 7/2
4 Goshen 5 11-6 Gary Moore Jamie Moore 4/1
17 Molly Ollys Wishes 7 10-11 Dan Skelton Bridget Andrews 14/1