I love these big field Ascot Handicaps, and this looks like a typical minefield tomorrow. A couple stick out for me at big prices. Professor is certainly capable of this mark judging by his run last year in the Wokingham of a higher mark. He came back to form last time out when second to Emell and is still 6 lbs lower than that Wokingham run. I thought he would be shorter here that 25/1 so that looks value. Hawkeyethenoo also caught the eye a bit in the same race and he is in here of a very low mark with a 7lbs claimer on. I think he will out run his 40/1 odds.
1 Point EW Professor 25/1 5 places Various
1 Point EW Hawkeyethenoo 40/1 5 places Various
I’ve convinced myself that Pearl Swan could well get back to form in this race. I selected him at the Festival and he ran a great race at a huge price, but was poor at Aintree after. I’m hopeful that the step up in trip will suit and I’m fairly sure that Paul Nichols would have put him away for the season if he didn’t feel there was a better performance in him.
1 Point win 9/1 Various
Rebellious Guest has been in good form on the all-weather lately and if he can stay this trip , which has looked likely on a few occasions ,he might outrun his big price here. His 3rd in the Roseberry when staying on over 11 furlongs give him a decent shout here if he can transfer that to turf. He’s worth the risk at a big looking 25/1 from a trainer who likes to have winners here.
1 Point win 25/1 Various
Burano was backed last time and although he didn’t finish out his race that well, he is just back down to his winning turf mark and I would be at all surprised if he showed up well here. The slightly softer ground should help. This race looks a weak enough affair.
1 Point win 16/1 Bet365/Sporting/Coral