Weekend Ante-Post Selection - 19/01/21

Ascot - January 23 2021
Ascot 15:00
Brian Hughes

Windsor Avenue

Brian Hughes
Brian Ellison
Age: 9
Weight: 11-5
OR: 147
Days: 28

Ascot host a superb card on Saturday and a race that takes our eye for a possible big player at an ante-post perspective is the Class 2 bet365 Handicap Chase over 2m5f.

From an each way angle the Brian Ellison trained Windsor Avenue is weighted to be a big player in this event, showing clear ability over fences during his career and after some decent runs this term he can now finally get his head in front.

The nine year old gelding was a smart novice last season winning two nice events and although fading out towards the end of the season still retains his potential.

This term the son of Winged Love has been seen three times, finishing a superb second on seasonal debut behind Imperial Aura in a Listed event at Carlisle.

He was then aimed at the Caspian Caviar Gold Cup at Cheltenham's December meeting where he never gave his true showing and was pulled up.

He bounced back to better form last time out when third over three miles at Wetherby in a Grade Three event and having been dropped 1lb for that run he looks a live contender in this event.

He is dropping in trip to 2m5f which will suit better than the three miles he ran over last time out and also dropping into a lesser race off a reduced mark can only be a positive.

At 10/1 the gelding is a live each way player and he looks to be a solid ante-post bet for the event.