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VIDEO: Riders Onthe Storm prevails in dramatic Ascot Chase
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VIDEO: Riders Onthe Storm prevails in dramatic Ascot Chase
on 15 February 2020
The Nigel Twiston-Davies representative was a somewhat fortunate winner of the Grade 1 feature. Cyrname and Traffic Fluide came down at the last - both are okay

RIDERS Onthe Storm ran out a slightly fortunate winner of a dramatic Grade 1 Betfair Ascot Chase.

Since joining Nigel Twiston-Davies from Tom Taaffe, Riders Onthe Storm had won both his starts in Britain, but this two-mile, five-furlong heat represented a huge jump in class.

Cyrname was sent off the 4/11 favourite to get back on the winning trail after his King George defeat, but he looked in trouble down the back straight when the eventual winner loomed upsides.

Riders Onthe Storm soon assumed control as Cyrname started to toil, but 50/1 outsider Traffic Fluide then appeared to be finishing with real purpose.

However, Gary Moore’s charge crashed out at the last, with a tired Cyrname also taking a heavy fall further back, as the winner coasted home by 14 lengths at 7/2 under Sam Twiston-Davies, from the only other finisher Janika.

Traffic Fluide was quickly on his feet, but Cyrname was down for some time before eventually getting up, a moment which drew huge applause from the anxious Ascot crowd.

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