Ascot is usually a course specialist’s track and at a big price here Empire Storm fits the bill. He was very good twice here last year at the end of the season including a 2nd in this race of only a couple of pounds less than tomorrow. He had a good couple of races in Meyden but then probably showed the effects of that only coming back lately in a listed race at Goodwood and needing the race. He will hopefully be ready to race here given his good course form and as the outsider of the field at 33/1 he looks great value.
1 Point EW 33/1 365/boyles/lads/vc/Betfair.
Great Run by this one he was travelling really well and really enhanced his Ascot Rep with a very good 3rd
My Second dart here is Tanzeel. He looked a sprinter going places like a lot of others in his yard when winning the Sky Bet Dash with a fair bit in hand earlier this year but has been a disappointment since in 2 races. He has valid excuses for both one a step too far on softer ground and the other in the Ayr Gold Cup he came down with only 1 horse on the wrong side completely never having a chance. He could well get back to form here and has had a light season compared to most , at 16/1 he looks a nice bit of value to fulfil the promise of earlier.
1 Point win 16/1 VC/888/hills
Never in the hunt here
Kimberella has been in good form this year and although he was poor enough last time out this race could suit his front running sytle. He is down to below the mark of a very good 2nd at Ripon and 20/1 looks the value in this race.
1 Point win 20/1 tote/fred/vc
We knew our fate straight away as he broke slowly and needs to be in front to win these