The first event of the afternoon at Ascot is the Class 3 Handicap Hurdle and the value for us in the field looks to be Fifty Ball for the Gary Moore team.
The seven year old gelding has been a very smart hurdler for the yard over the years, Finishing a good second in the 2021 Betfair Hurdle, whilst also winning some decent handicap events at Ascot and Sandown over the years.
This season he has found things slightly difficult, not taking to fences and when returning to hurdles, running no race in this Betfair Hurdle.
However, he showed signs of a revival last time out when second at Sandown over 2m4f to the smart West Of The Bridge in a similar handicap event.
He runs off the same mark for this event and with handy 3lb claimer Niall Houlihan taking that weight off, he could feature prominently.