Ascot Saturday Preview - 24/11/2018

12:20 - Stoney Mountain

The first of seven races from Ascot is the Molton Brown Novices' Hurdle and Stoney Mountain can make it two wins from two over timber.

He was a good winner at Aintree last month, dismissing a short price favourite in Aye Aye Charlie, who despite rallying towards the line, was denied by a fine margin.

Looks a smart prospect and will be a big player here.

12:55 - Bob Mahler

Bob Mahler makes his belated chasing debut in the Winning Post Bookmakers Bristol Chase, a Novices' Limited Handicap for Warren Greatrez

A classy hurdler, who was last seen finishing 2nd in a big field at Ayr in April, can get off the mark first time out over the big obstacles.

Rated 130 as a hurdler, a Class 3 looks best suited to him and he can take this transitioning well.

1:30 - Talent To Amuse

Emma Lavelle sends Talent To Amuse to the Berkshire venue for the Trisoft Mares' Handicap Hurdle.

Two runs this term having switched back to timber, following a disappointing run at Chepstow over fences.

Hurdles are much more suited to her, and the pick of her form came at Newton Abbot last year, when beating Amour De Nuit by a couple of lengths.

Key player here.

2:05 - Politologue

The first of two Grade 2's is the Christy 1965 Chase, and Politologue can setup a possible avenue towards the Gold Cup with a good performance here.

Ran a career-best when returning to 2m4f with this headgear combination in the G1 Melling Chase at Aintree, beating Champion Chase runner up Min.

Carries top weight as a result, but easily the best horse in the race.

2:40 - If The Cap Fits

The withdrawal of Laurina has left the Coral Hurdle field wide open, leaving If The Cap Fits to clean up.

He was thrown straight back into the deep end, but returned a good second in the Unibet Elite Hurdle at Wincanton behind Verdana Blue.

Surely is now the one to beat based on last years' performances.

Strong contender.

3:15 - Modus

Barry Geraghty has always spoke so highly of the JP McManus owned Modus, who frustrated in several poor runs last year, including down the field in the JLT.

However, he returned to the top of his game in the Randox Health Handicap Chase at Cheltenham three weeks ago, where he denied Duke of Navan by a head.

The 8yo will come up against the latter once more, but also has to contend with the likes of Ozzie The Oscar - 2nd in the Haldon Gold Cup a few weeks back, and Cyrname - who was third to Mister Whitaker in a Listed contest at Carlisle recently, form that has been boosted since.

Will be a tough ask, but if on peak form, will be hard to beat.

3:50 - Manofthemoment

The final race is the Prince's Countryside Fund Standard Open NH Flat Race, and Manofthemoment can take advantage of his racecourse experience over some weaker rivals.

Tom George - who is in marvellous form of late, looks to have a smart 4yo on his hands, who scored in an Irish point-to-point back in May.

Plenty of these are unraced, and Manofthemoment can capitalise on that.

Free Bets & Offers

🔹🐎 BET £10 ON THE 12:40 AT ASCOT & GET £5 FREE FOR EVERY OTHER RACE ON THE CARD 🐎🔹
18+. UK+IRE only. Min first bet £10. Must be placed by 12:40 GMT on 18/01/2020. £30 credited as 6 x £5 free bets. Not valid with CashOut. Free bet valid for 7 days, to be used on any Horse Racing markets. T&Cs Apply.
Claim Bonus
🐎 DEFI DU SEUIL TO WIN THE CLARENCE HOUSE CHASE AT 50/1 🐎
New customers from UK and Ireland only. Valid debit/credit card or Paypal. Bets only eligible for the 15:35 Ascot race. Min deposit €/£10. Max stake €/£1. Race Winner singles only. Winnings paid in Free Bets. Offer expires 18/01/20 at 15:35 GMT. 18+ begambleaware.org Full Terms Apply
Claim Bonus
🚀 Bet £5 Get £20 in Free Bets!
FIRST SINGLE & E/W BET ONLY. ODDS OF 1/1 OR GREATER.2 X £10 BET TOKENS. FREE BET STAKES NOT INCLUDED IN RETURNS. FREE BETS ARE NON WITHDRAWABLE. NO FREE BET EXPIRY. ELIGIBILITY RESTRICTIONS. FURTHER T&CS APPLY. 18+. BEGAMBLEAWARE.ORG
Claim Bonus
🔴 Bet £10 & Get £30 FREE BETS when new to BetBull! 🔴
New customers only. Min deposit £10. Place qualifying bets of £10 in first 7 days after deposit (min odds 1/2) to unlock free bets. Full T&Cs Apply
Claim Bonus
GET A £20 RISK FREE FIRST BET!
New customers only. Sportsbook bets only, minimum odds 1/5 (1.2). Refunds are awarded as CASH, up to a max of £20 . Only deposits made using Cards or Paypal are eligible. Qualifying bet must be placed and settled within 30 days of account opening. T&Cs apply.
Claim Bonus
🌟 Bet £5 & Get £30 in Free Bets 🌟
New customers only. Deposit and place a £5 qualifying bet add odds of 2.00 or greater within 7 days of opening a new account; excludes cashed out bets. Receive 2x £10 free sports bets, valid on set events only at odds 2.00 or greater, expires in 7 days, plus a £10 casino bonus, expires in 7 days. Wager the casino bonus 35x to withdraw winnings. Credit/debit card deposits only. Geographical restrictions and T&Cs apply. Please gamble responsibly.
Claim Bonus
🏆£30 RISK FREE first bet at Paddy Power on any sports market - money back in CASH if your selection loses 🏆
New customers only, limited to one per person. If you’ve previously had a Paddy Power account, you will not qualify for the offer. Place your FIRST bet on any Sportsbook market and if it loses we will refund your stake in CASH. Max refund for this offer is £30. Only deposits made using Cards or Paypal will qualify for this promotion. T&Cs apply. Paddy's Rewards Club: Get a £10 free bet when you place 5x bets of £10+. T&Cs apply.
Claim Bonus
🔵 Bet £5 & Get £20 in Free Bets! 🔵
18+ Eligible UK+IRE players. Paypal & some deposit & bet types excl. Min first £5 bet within 14 days of account reg at min odds 1/2 = 4x £5 free bets. Free bets valid for 7 days, stake not returned. No cashout, restrictions + T&Cs apply
Claim Bonus
Bet £10 & Get £30 In Free Bets 🚀
New Customers Only in UK. Min Deposit: £10. Free Bet up to £30. Credit/Debit Card deposits only. Free Bet credited upon playthrough of first deposit. Deposit must be wagered at 3/4 (1.75)+ Full Terms Apply
Claim Bonus
When The Fun Stops. Stop.