I tipped Excellent Guest in this last year and he won well, i see no reason to suggest that he will not be very close here again. He goes well fresh will have been trained with this race in mind and has a great record at Ascot. His place chances are huge so 20/1 looks a great EW bet particulary with 5 places
2 Points EW 20/1 Bet365 5 places
Pastoral Player appeals here after a break on a half decent mark. He has some very decent course form and possibly needed the break after a poor enough 2013. I wouldn’t be at all surprised to see an improvement in form tomorrow and he actually has some decent first time out performances to boot. 33/1 looks well worth a bet with 5 places.
1 Point EW 33/1 5 places Various
Barizan is one of my favourite horses and despite me lacking in the confidence I had last year, I still think 14/1 is great value in this race. He is higher in the weights and the ground is not perfect but the first 2 were miles clear last year in this and it looks a weaker race. It’s hard to see many passing him if he is in any kind of decent form.
2 Points win 14/1 Betfred
Harris Tweed was poor enough last time but was probably in need of the race. He could be very hard to catch here over a shorter trip with the going getting progressively softer. I would have him as a 4/1 shot or under so the 11/2 is worth a bet for value.
2 Points win 11/2 Various