Ascot Saturday Preview - 07/09/19
13:35 - NO BET
14:10 - Bharani Star
The first race of the day we have a selection in is the Class 4 Novice Stakes over a mile and in this race for newcomers we have gone with Bharani Star.
The two year old filly is making her debut in this contest and looks a really bright recruit for trainer Peter Chapple-Hyam having been bought for €270,000 as a yearling.
She is a daughter of Sea The Stars and is thought very highly of, having a cracking pedigree and is entered in the Group One Fillies Mile at Newmarket.
14:45 - Salute The Soldier
The Class 2 Cunard Handicap over seven furlongs sees a very competitive field go to post and we have sided with the Clive Cox trained Salute The Soldier.
This four year old ran a career best last time out at Goodwood when landing a very valuable handicap contest and although under a penalty today he should improve again.
He was second before that race at Glorious Goodwood in a big fielded handicap and looks to be in the form of his life at the moment and can't be overlooked.
15:20 - Salayel
The Premier Fillies Handicap over a mile sees another strong field of runners enter the race and Roger Varian's Salayel looks the pick of the bunch.
This filly has been in fine form on her two races in England this season finishing second at Newmarket and then a strong fourth last time out in a close finish at York.
These are some of the best form runs on offer and if she can handle the step up in trip she looks to be the one to beat in our eyes.
15:55 - Faylaq
The William Haggas trained Faylaq takes the eye in this one after the way he has ran this season makes him a serious player in this Class 2 Handicap.
The three year old started his season off at Chester where he was a modest fourth but that set him up nicely for two wins in a row at Ripon and Newmarket over todays distance.
His latest run came over course and distance where he finished a smart second to a clever Richard Hannon horse and if coming on for that he has to be in the frame.
16:30 - Alkaraama
The final runner of the afternoon from Ascot comes in the Fever-Tree Handicap over six furlongs and we have gone for the Sir Michael Stoute trained Alkaraama.
This three year old has become a bit of a specialist on the all weather and if converting his form to the turf will be a tough competitor in this field.
He heads into the race on a hat-trick after two nice performances at Chelmsford and before that on his only run on turf he was a good third at Thirsk.
17:05 - NO BET