The first race of the day at Ascot on Saturday is the Novices' Handicap Chase and the horse that we are taking a chance on is the Gary Moore trained Nassalam.
The four year old son of Dream Well was an exciting french recruit for the yard last term making his UK debut at Fontwell when winning by 59 lengths.
He then went back over the same course and distance for another Juvenile Hurdle and was just as impressive winning by 49 lengths.
Obviously holding bundles of ability he was pitched straight into Grade One company and ran a valiant race to finish second to the smart Adagio at Chepstow.
Dropped back in class hoping to get back to winning ways he bumped into the Grade One winning Monmiral who beat him by close to eight lengths.
Nassalam was last seen finishing 10th of 22 at the Cheltenham festival in the Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle running a solid race.
It is interesting to see him going over fences this term and if kicking on from his early hurdles form he could be a smart prospect.