Bristol De Mai sees off Clan Des Obeaux to win third Betfair Chase

Daryl Jacob guides grey to fifth win in six at HaydockFavourite Lostintranslation 47 lengths away in third

Bristol De Mai, who suffered his first defeat in five starts at Haydock Park in last year’s Betfair Chase, took his record at the Lancashire track to five-out-of-six with a gritty performance to win the latest renewal of the Grade One contest, beating the dual King George winner Clan Des Obeaux by two lengths with Lostintranslation, the favourite, another 45 lengths away in third.

Bristol De Mai was in front for much of the race but Clan Des Obeaux drew to within a length of the leader on the run to the second-last and appeared to be travelling better than the grey. He did not find as much as seemed likely when Sam Twiston-Davies let him down, however, and Bristol De Mai was in command over the last.

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