Thirty years after Desert Orchid’s dramatic win in the Matchbook Clarence House Chase, his jockey, Simon Sherwood, reflects on the horse’s performance in conversation with Matchbook Ambassador Tom Stanley.

Conceding nearly 2st all round, ‘Dessie’ produced one jump racing’s greatest weight-carrying performances to deny Panto Prince in the 2m contest, just weeks before triumphing in the Cheltenham Gold Cup over 3m2f.

The 2019 Grade 1 Matchbook Clarence House Chase takes place at Ascot on Saturday 19 January.

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