There a few that I like today but it’s this three-year-old running as Ascot this afternoon who I think has the best chance of being first past the post, thanks to some impressive recent performances and ground that will suit. Good luck to those getting on.
I have gone for this Michael Dods-trained three-year-old gelding as I was impressed by his win at York two starts back. There he produced a breath-taking turn of foot inside the final half furlong to run down a progressive William Haggas-trained favourite (and subsequent winner off 2lb higher - Pagan) to win going away by 1.75 lengths.
He improved on that occasion for the introduction of hold-up tactics and the first-time booking of Jamie Spencer today would suggest connections are going to revert to using them again. He was raised 7lb for that win, but it was so emphatic this progressive horse looks capable of going in again off his new mark. The return to fast ground will help after he was beaten in a tactical three-runner race on unsuitable heavy going last time.
This is a typically competitive Ascot handicap but NORTHERN EXPRESS looks worth a 0.5 points each way bet in this 8-runner affair. Let's hope we have no non-runners.
Unbeaten in two starts to date with likely more to come, this Roger Varian trained 140,000 GNS purchase will probably go off favourite and is likely to be a danger to all. However, he doesn't look particularly well treated on what he has achieved so far making his handicap debut off a mark of 86 so, at the prices, I would prefer to be on the selection.
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