Ascot 5:00

As much as I love these big field handicaps around here the more I look at this race the less chance I give anything to win it. That said I like the chances of American Hope getting back to form in this. He ran a silly race last time out here so will need to get back to his 2 good runs over c&d here last year. The form of that second to Mange All has really worked out well and if he is none the worse for that Victoria Cup Disaster he may well get back on track here. The 6 places with paddy power at 25/1 looks a standout bet

The other one I like here at a big price is Sirius Prospect. He is capable of this mark and has shown up well in his last 2 races against group class opposition. He has a decent record around here and I like his chances of getting involved at a huge price.

1 pt EW Paddy Power 25/1 6 places

1 pt EW Sirius Prospect Paddy Power 50/1 6 places

Ascot 2:30

Toscanini was a bit of a disappointment last time out but on 2yo form he is near enough the top to have a serious chance here if returning to form. He also has form around here when 2nd in the Chesham. All his best form in of Good/Firm, and I’m not sure his trainer makes a habit of sending ones without a chance. 16/1 looks a big price for him to regain some reputation here. I also have to have a small bet at silly odds on Father Frost, who again was poor last time out but has shown enough potential to be better than a 50/1 shot.

1 Point win Toscanini 16/1 Generally

½ Point win Father Frost 50/1 Stan James/Coral