Matchbook Clarence House Chase
Grade 1, Ascot 15:35
£100,000 added,
5yo plus,
2m 167y, Class 1  
Saturday 23rd January 2021


1 First Flow 14/1
2 Politilogue 11/8F
3 Waiting Patiently 5/2
8 ran Distances: 7l, 1¾l, hd
Time: 4m 18.48s (slow by 15.48s)

First Flow took his unbeaten run to with six when winning a first Grade One prize for trainer Kim Bailey since Master Oats' Cheltenham Gold Cup win in 1995.

David Bass was positive aboard the 14/1 winner, rushing him up alongside the leader and 11/8 favourite Politologue down the back straight.

It became a high speed duel from there and one First Flow was winning from the turn in, powering to the line to score by seven lengths.

"It means a lot. I'm so pleased this horse has given me a first Grade One win. Everyone loves him at home. His owner has been loyal to Kim, me and the whole yard and I can't believe it," a jubilant Bass told ITV Racing.

"I couldn't believe how easily I was going in behind Politologue. I didn't plan to take him on that early but down the hill he pinged the fences. The horse really deserved this."

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Matchbook Clarence House Chase
£100,000 added, 5yo plus, 2m 167y, Class 1
8 ran
Going: Soft, Heavy in places

1      First Flow 9 11-7 Kim Bailey David Bass 14/1
7 Politologue 10 11-7 Paul Nicholls Harry Cobden 11/8F
Waiting Patiently 10 11-7 Ruth Jefferson Brian Hughes 5/2
hd Fanion D'Estruval 6 11-7 Venetia Williams Charlie Deutsch
8 Defi Du Seuil 8 11-7 Philip Hobbs Richard Johnson 9/2
4 20 Le Patriote 9 11-7 Dr Richard Newland Charlie Hammond 100/1
11 Duc Des Genievres 8 11-7 Paul Nicholls Daryl Jacob 18/1
PU Bun Doran 10 11-7 Tom George Sean Bowen 80/1

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