By Andrew Atkinson

Nicky Henderson trained Buzz (evens) tipped by cantered to victory in the Grade 2 Coral Hurdle over 2m 3f at Ascot on Saturday

“It couldn’t have been easier for him – he’s very slick,” said jockey Nico De Boineville.

Buzz gained a 3 1/4 lengths win ahead of Song For Someone.

Nicky Henderson saddled Buzz to win Ascot G2 Coral Hurdle.
Nicky Henderson saddled Buzz to win Ascot G2 Coral Hurdle.

Paul Nicholls trained Jeremy Pass (4-5) tipped by landed the Ebony Horse Club Novices Handicap Chase under Bryony Frost.

“I don’t think I’ve had an easier time round here,” said Frost, after gaining a 4 lengths win ahead of Rapper (9-4).

“He’s a lovely horse – my favourite! Paul found a race and got his confidence going.

“We are building for the future – it’s very exciting,” added Frost.

Colin Tizzard trained Lostintranslation gained a first victory since landing the Betfair Chase triumph in 2019 when winning the Grade 2 Chanelle Pharma 1965 Chase over 2m 5f at Ascot.

Nine-year-old Lostintranslation under Brendan Powell  thwarted Paul Nicholls trained long time leader Master Tommytucker gaining a 4 lengths victory, with Dashel Drasher third.

“It took him a little while to warm up – he was always in top gear – but it was a great training performance from the team,” said Powell.

“They had him spot on for today and I was very lucky to be on him,” added Powell.

Shantou Sunset (10-3) tipped each-way finished third in the Colts & Fillies Club Mares’ Handicap Hurdle.

Emma Lavelle saddled Dream In The Park (3-1) tipped each-way to finish second in the Open NH Flat Race over 1m 7f behind winner 11-4 favourite Our Jester, ridden by Nico De Boineville.

Haydock Park 13-1 treble

A Plus Tard lands Betfair G1 Chase by 22 lengths!

Rachael Blackmore rode A Tard Plus (11-10) tipped by to win the Grade 1 Betfair Chase over 3m 1f at Haydock Park gaining a 22 lengths victory ahead of Royal Pagaille.

“It was fantastic – an extremely classy horse – and a very enjoyable horse to ride,” said Blackmore.

“We are very happy to come over today and he proved that. He cruises on without doing too much.

“A little bit low on his toes but Henry’s horses are in great form. The crowd are fantastic over here,” added Blackmore.

Trainer De Bromhead said: “He was brilliant – and so was Rachael! We are delighted.

“He’s only seven-year-old and achieved so much. The reception for him here was fantastic.”

John Dance and Bryan Drew-owned six-year-old Bravemansgame (8-13) tipped to win, trained by Paul Nicholls, maintained his unbeaten record over fences with an impressive win under Harry Cobden in the Betfair Graduation Chase at Haydock Park.

“That was unbelievable – he jumps as well as any horse I’ve ridden – he’s a pleasure to ride and it was very enjoyable,” said Cobden

“He’s very good over his fences, he can go long and short and he’s very easy to ride – the ultimate professional,” added Cobden.

“I was thrilled with that – he’s progressing nicely. He jumped fantastically well and he’s hardly had a race. He’s obviously very good,” said Nicholls.

“He has so much scope that chasing was always going to be his game,” said Nicholls. “He’ll go for the Kauto Star next at Kempton on Boxing Day – it’s the obvious race to go for,” added Nicholls.

Captain Drake, trained by Harry Fry tipped each-way was backed from 20-1 to 14-1 to land a place under Danny McMenamin in the C3 Betfair Stayers Handicap Chase.

Tommy’s Oscar tipped by landed the Betway Handicap Hurdle at 10-3, back down from 10-1 ante-post.

Gowran Park – Bob Olinger ‘brilliant’ – O’Keeffe

Henry de Bromhead trained Bob Olinger (1-3) tipped by landed the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Chase at Gowran Park under Darragh O’Keeffe.

“It was some experience. He jumped brilliant and travelled great. It’s as good a feeling I’ve ever got on the racetrack,” said O’Keeffe.

“If you want to be critical of him you could say he was a little bit novicey over some of his fences – but it’s his first start in a chase – these fences take plenty of jumping.

“Overall, I thought he jumped very good and he’ll come on plenty. We know he has the engine and today was about getting around and seeing how things go.

“It’s unbelievable to get the chance to ride a horse like him,” added O’Keeffe.

“I was delighted and it was lovely to see the way he jumped,” said De Bromhead.

“He was a little bit sketchy at the last but I think Darragh was just trying to get him over it.

“I couldn’t be happier. That’s what we were wishing for today. He was tanking away and I thought he was loving it.

“I don’t know where he’ll go next. There’s the race at Limerick over Christmas but I’m not sure. We just wanted to get that out of the way. We’re in no panic over what we do next.”

Lingfield Park

Ryan Moore: Documenting Lingfield win
Ryan Moore: Documenting Lingfield win

Ryan Moore rode Documenting (7-4) tipped by to victory in the C3 MansionBet Conditions Stakes over 7 furlongs at Lingfield.

Seaswing (15-8) tipped each-way finished third in the MansionBet C6 7f Handicap.

Richard Hannon trained Keep Right On (11-1) tipped each-way finished third in the MansionBet Best Odds 7f Handicap.


Dan Skelton saddled tip John Locke (5-2) to win the MansionBet Maiden Hurdle at Huntingdon under Mr. T. Durrell gaining a 18 lengths win ahead of Peace River.

Harry Bannister was up on winning tip Pass Me By 4-9 in the MansionBet Maiden Hurdle over 3m 1f.

Ian Williams trained Dynali (4-1) selected each-way finished second in the MansionBet Conditional jockeys Handicap Hurdle over 3m 1f, won by 5-4 favourite Imphal.

Caption: Rachael Blackmore rode A Plus Tard to victory at Haydock.