Throwback Race Of The Day For Wednesday - 19/01/21

Defi Du Seuil

Today we are looking back at the 2020 renewal of the Grade One Clarence House Chase at Ascot, where Defi Du Seuil for Philip Hobbs took the race from the veteran Un De Sceaux.

The JP McManus owned gelding has been a superstar over the years but over the last year has truly lost his way and he is now thought of as a horse of the past and not the future.

Now nine years of age, the son of Voix Du Nord is not known for winning many races with his last success coming in this race.

It saw him bring up a hat-trick of victories having landed the Shloer Chase at Cheltenham, Tingle Creek at Sandown and then made it back to back Grade One win in the Clarence House.

What made his victory so special was the way him and Un De Sceaux jumped the last together an battled to the line, with youth prevailing in the end.

Hobbs' horse is also a two time Cheltenham festival winner, landing the Triumph Hurdle and the old JLT Novices' Chase, but this is all about his win at Ascot in 2020.

James Mackie | @JMackieRacing