An EIGHTH win of the season for the seven-year-old means that his Cheltenham preparation is complete.
Bryony Frost and Black Corton have been a formidable partnership this season and the pair proved to be too good again at Ascot as the likable horse won the Reynoldstown Novices’ Chase impressively, pulling away from Ms Parfois.
Brilliant Bryony again! Bryony Frost steers Black Corton to an incredible eighth victory of the season in the Reynoldstown Novices' Chase @Ascot!— Racing UK (@Racing_UK) February 17, 2018
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Frost continues to impress on her debut season and it would be no surprise to see her rack up a win at the festival next month. Bookies think that she has more than a sniff on the seven-year-old, whose odds have been cut for both the RSA Chase and the National Hunt Chase.
Available at 16/1 this morning for the RSA, he is now just 8/1 in some places, although you can get a best price of 12/1.
As for the National Hunt Chase, 20/1 has gone to 8s in places, with 16/1 a best price.
Showing all his tenacity and front-running skills in today’s victory, Paul Nicholls has every right to be quietly confident for this new ‘dream team’.
Oddschecker Spokesman George Elek: “Black Corton continues to impress and his Cheltenham preparations took another positive step with victory at Ascot. Winning the Reynoldstown Novices’ Chase has seen his odds for the National Hunt Chase and RSA both slashed and punters should keep this seven-year-old on notice.”