Nicky Henderson saddles some really smart runners on Friday and three of them we like the look of starting with the first race and the ever consistent Angels Breath.
Nicky Henderson's chaser heads back to the track over this further distance in another small fielded event that only sees one other runner he will have to beat.
As a hurdler the grey looked to have a bright future but never really followed through with his potential, but being back at Ascot makes him a big player on Friday with two races and two wins at the Berkshire track in his career.
In the second race of the day he fields Beyondthestorm and this six year old gelding is very unexposed for his age only racing three times and two of them coming in rules events so he should be a big improver.
He was unleashed for the season at Chepstow back in November finishing fourth in a Maiden hurdle with the winner that day since going on to frank the form and win easily again.
The final runner from this trainers yard that we like on the day is Time Flies By in the Grade Two Supreme Trial and he is having his first start over hurdles after running well in two bumpers at Cheltenham, one coming in October when winning a Class 2 event and the second in a Listed event finishing a narrow second.
If taking to hurdles straight away he looks to have a big chance going for a top yard and super connections of J P McManus.