Bet365 Handicap Chase 2020 Analysis
15:00 at Ascot on 18th January
A first prize of over £46,000 has attracted an interesting field for this handicap over 2 miles and 5 furlongs.
The early market is headed by Espoir De Guye but he’ll have to defy a 14lb rise for winning his last race over 2 furlongs shorter here at Ascot. The smooth travelling Happy Diva will be hard to keep out of the frame but something will probably outbattle her at the finish on this heavy ground.
Kildisart top the weights but he’s 5lb higher than his last winning mark, whilst Benny’s King is 11lb higher, and Domaine De L’isle is 10lb higher. The latter beat Sam’s Adventure last time quite comfortably, but the booking of Jack Tudor now means Sam’s Adventure has a 15lb pull at the weights.
Aintree My Dream is 5lb lower than his last winning mark but hasn’t troubled the judge for eight starts at a lower level, and it’s a similar story for Kayf Adventure.