Waiting Patiently beats Cue Card in the Ascot Chase
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Last year’s winner Waiting Patiently heads nine entries for Saturday’s Betfair Ascot Chase, should racing go ahead.

Paul Nicholls fields Cyrname, a bold, front-running handicap winner at the track in January, plus King George VI Chase fourth, Politologue.

Colin Tizzard has entered Fox Norton, who is firmly on the comeback trail after finishing a seven-length second to Altior on his first start after a long absence.

Nicky Henderson has two contenders in Top Notch and Janika, while Grand National hope Abolitionist could represent Dr Richard Newland.

The Kim Bailey-trained Charbel and Venetia Williams’ Aso complete the possible field.