Ascot Chase: Harry Cobden rides Pic D’Orhy to dominant win

Jockey Harry Cobden rode Pic D’Orhy to a dominant victory within the Ascot Chase forward of 5-4 favorite L’Homme Presse.

The Paul Nicholls-trained nine-year-old put in a flawless show of leaping to win by a 5 and a half lengths.

Venetia Williams’ Gold Cup contender L’Homme Presse jumped awkwardly compared, coming house a distant second.

“To place good horses of their place like that was implausible,” mentioned Nicholls.

“It was a implausible experience and that’s the reason Harry is vying to be champion, he is driving like a champion jockey.”

Pic D’Orhy, second to Shishkin on this race 12 months in the past, led from the off and was seven lengths clear at one stage.

The 13-8 probability gained floor at each soar as L’Homme Presse, with Charlie Deutsch on board, was all the time leaping to his left.

The chasing pack did started to shut in on the again straight however Cobden kicked Pic D’Orhy clear rounding the house bend.

An ideal soar on the final sealed a convincing win forward of L’Homme Presse, Ahoy Senor and outsider Sail Away.

“I do not know why in any case his races, however he appears to be enhancing,” added Nicholls.

“At this time was the most effective I’ve ever seen him look and doubtless the most effective he is ever run.”

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