The 2m5f Ascot Chase run in mid February has Grade 1 status. The race was introduced to the program in 1995 and has an elite roll of honour including Tiutchez, One Man, Kauto Star, Voy Por Ustedes, Monets Garden and Riverside Theatre.
The 2012 winner Riverside Theatre followed up his win here with success at the Ryanair Chase at the Cheltenham Festival.
Ascot Chase 2013 Video
Cue Card won the 2013 renewal under Joe Tizzard. It was Joe's seventh Grade 1 win and first since winning the 2010 Champion Bumper on the same horse.
Ascot Chase Stats 2003-2012
7 favourites have won in the last decade
The Pipe stable have trained 3 of the last 10 winners but none since 2006
Nicky Henderson and Nicky Richards have trained two winners each
7 of the last 10 winners had an OR of 158+
Barry Geraghty has ridden the last three winners
7 of the last 10 winners had a break of between 35 and 92 days