Throwback Race Of The Day For Tuesday - 16/11/21


Today we are looking back at the 2019 renewal of the Chanelle Pharma 1965 Chase at Ascot with the Grade Two event seeing two of the best chasers in the world at that point take each other on.

Cyrname v Altior was built up as the clash of the the titans, with Nicky Henderson's superstar jumper stepping up in trip to take on Paul Nicholls Ascot specialist.

Altior suffered the first defeat of his career over obstacles when being beaten on the day, with Cyrname having too much from the front.

Although a great spectacle in gruelling conditions, both horses were never the same after the race and it has to be down to how much they both wanted to win that race.

During both of their careers the multiple Grade One winners had shown some of the best ability the sport has seen over the last five years, but now it is time for the baton to be passed on to a new era.