The BHA has confirmed that the Clarence House Chase, which had been due to be run as part of Saturday’s abandoned card at Ascot, will now take place at Cheltenham on Saturday 28 January.
Following confirmation on Thursday that Ascot would be unable to race, all parties concerned were keen to see the Grade 1 rescheduled and the BHA is grateful to the Jockey Club for agreeing to host the race, which will be staged as the Albert Bartlett Clarence House Chase.
This is also possible thanks to the support of the Horserace Betting Levy Board, who will pay both the normal rate card prize money as well as an additional contribution to prize money, to a total value of £46,000.
As per the BHA policy on rescheduling early closing races, the £90,000 race will revert to the original early closing entries and progress through to confirmations on Monday 23 January before final declarations on Thursday 26 January.
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