This week’s rain will little doubt show essential because the Venetia Williams yard kicks into gear and bids for a primary victory of the season with Espoir De Guye at Ascot this afternoon.
2.05 Ascot – Williams contender appears to be like to defy high weight
Venetia Williams is but to have a winner this season however with the rain during the last week, you’ll think about successful is across the nook and will come within the Royal Ascot Racing Membership Handicap Chase (2:05) with Espoir De Guye.
The eight-year-old should shoulder high weight underneath Charlie Deutsch however has loads of class and will relish the doubtless comfortable floor in opposition to a bunch of respectable rivals.
Paul Nicholls is in flying kind and sends Tamaroc Du Mathan within the Johnny de la Hey colors, who’ve an honest strike price at Ascot, while Michael Scudamore’s Do Your Job is attention-grabbing having dissatisfied when favorite within the Outdated Roan Chase.
3.15 Ascot – Henderson goes for third victory in scorching hurdle
The Backyard For All Seasons Handicap Hurdle (3:15) has gone the way in which of Nicky Henderson within the final two years and the Seven Barrows maestro runs Gipsy De Choisel right here underneath Daryl Jacob.
The six-year-old appears to be like to be on the enhance and has an honest probability having gained at Warwick final day trip for the Munir & Souede workforce.
Others to notice embody Onemorefortheroad for Neil King who completed fourth at Aintree final month, in addition to four-year-old Physician Parnassus who certainly must be higher than a disappointing fifth of 5 at Cheltenham behind Pied Piper.
2.40 Ascot – Maxwell hoping Tiger can thrive after wind operation
David Maxwell has added the likes of Saint Calvados to his ranks within the low season, however it may very well be previous favorite Cat Tiger that does the enterprise within the Not Forgotten Handicap Chase (2:40).
Newbie rider Maxwell delivered Cat Tiger expertly on the road to win at this venue final season, and ended that marketing campaign with a wonderful second within the Foxhunters’ at Aintree.
Williams additionally sends Kapga De Lily who gained this warmth final 12 months, while teenager Regal Encore returns for extra on the age of 14 for Anthony Honeyball.
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