Ten To Follow Update 21.01.2020
This week includes:
- Action from Market Rasen, Ascot and Haydock Park
- The much-anticipated rematch between Defi Du Seuil and Un De Sceaux
Thursday 16th—Market Rasen
Alan Swinbank Mares’ Standard National Hunt Flat Race (Listed Race)—Panic Attack
Saturday 18th—Ascot & Haydock Park
bet365 Mares’ Hurdle (Grade 2)—Magic Of Light
Matchbook Hollyway’s Handicap Hurdle (Grade 3)—Thomas Darby
Matchbook Clarence House Chase (Grade 1)—Defi Du Seuil
Patrick Coyne Memorial Altcar Novices’ Chase (Grade 2)—Sam Brown
Sky Bet Supreme Trial Rossington Main Novices’ Hurdle (Grade 2)—Stolen Silver
Peter Marsh Handicap Chase (Grade 2)—Vintage Clouds
The New One Unibet Hurdle (Grade 2)—Ballyandy
All the point scoring action for Ten To Follow players on Saturday came from Ascot, as none of the four winners up at Haydock Park were picked by any players!
The first winner for players was the 2019 Aintree Grand National runner-up Magic Of Light. The Jessica Harrington trained mare proved herself a class apart from the field as she made all under Robbie Power to win comfortably by just over four and a half lengths. Well done to Mervyn Broom who was the only player to select the winner and score 30 points.
Next up was the Grade 3 hurdle and it saw Thomas Darby return to winning ways after he didn't quite find find his stride over fences. The 2019 Supreme Hurdle runner-up made Richard Johnson work hard for it, but he kept on strongly from three out, showing a good attitude to get home in front by a length. This result scored 25 points for four Ten To Follow teams.
Finally, it was the rematch between Defi Du Seuil and Un De Sceaux after their titanic Tingle Creek battle at Sandown Park. The market couldn’t split them with both runners going off 11/10 joint favourite, however it was Defi Du Seuil who once again got the better of Un De Sceaux, putting in some fantastic jumps close to home to win impressively and confirm himself as favourite for the Champion Chase at The FestivalTM.
With most the top teams having Defi Du Seuil there hasn’t been too much change at the top of the standings with Jonathan Nuttall still leading the way. Alan Wellsteed remains in a close second, just five points off the lead. The full table can be viewed here.
|1||Jonathan Nuttall (8)||315|
|2||Alan Wellsteed (11)||310|
|2||Alan Wellsteed (12)||310|
|2||Alan Wellsteed (1)||310|
|2||Alan Wellsteed (2)||310|
|6||David Walters (1)||290|
|7||Gary Hutt (14)||285|
|7||Alan Jones (3)||285|
|7||David Walters (4)||285|
|10||Alan Wellsteed (10)||280|