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VIDEO: Dashel Drasher records landmark Ascot Chase victory
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VIDEO: Dashel Drasher records landmark Ascot Chase victory
on 21 February 2021
A first Grade 1 success for jockey Matt Griffiths and a second for trainer Jeremy Scott

Dashel Drasher delivered a famous Grade 1 success for trainer Jeremy Scott and jockey Matt Griffiths in the Betfair Ascot Chase on Saturday.

The front-running eight-year-old, scoring for the third time in succession at Ascot, took on favourite Cyrname early on the final circuit and then outpointed the latter’s stablemate Master Tommytucker up the straight to win by a hard-fought two lengths.

Dashel Drasher, sent off at 4/1, jumped well throughout and, after mastering Cyrname – who was again disappointing and quickly faded to be pulled up – he battled all the way to the line to keep Paul Nicholls’ second string at bay by two lengths.

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