ITV Racing Ascot, Haydock And Kempton Preview

13:50 Haydock - The Betfair Handicap Stakes 1m 6f

The first race of the day is the is the Class 2 Handicap over 1 mile 6 furlongs and in this marathon contest we have gone for the Sir Michael Stoute trained Laafy.

This four year old has been very consistent this season with two wins and two seconds in his last five runs and he heads into this contest off the back of one of those victories.

He scored nicely at Nottingham last month in a Class 3 contest and he should come on for that run, Sir Michael Stoute holds another runner in the field but we have sided with Laafy.

14:05 Kempton - The Sun Racing September Stakes (Group 3)

The September Stakes at Kempton is one of the feature races on the card that this year looks for more competitive that last seasons with the mighty Enable storming to victory on the all weather.

Our selection in the 2019 renewal of the race is the big priced outsider Worth Waiting who we believe is highly over priced on his all weather debut.

The David Lanigan trained runner has won her last five races below Group One level and back in this Group Three after some tough challenges she can show her true potential.

14:25 Haydock - The Betfair Exchange Superior Mile Stakes (Group 3) 1m 37y

Here Comes When for trainer Andrew Balding has a huge chance at a big price in the Group Three Mile Stakes and heads into this contest lightly raced compared to the field.

The nine year old gelding won this race last year in great style thriving in the soft conditions which he should get again on Saturday.

He has only had one run this season when fourth at Sandown on quicker ground and he has been primed to defend his title in this all season.

14:45 Ascot - The Cunard Handicap Stakes

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.

15:15 Kempton - The Sun Racing 'London Mile' Handicap Stakes

The Class 2 London Mile Handicap over a mile sees a good field of three year olds and above go to post and we have sided with the Michael Appleby trained Kasbaan

This four year old took his all weather record to, two from two on Tuesday when winning at Kempton over course and distance on his stable debut.

He has a penalty to contest with on Saturday but he seems to be in good form and obviously takes well to the surface. Has to be one to watch.

15:35 Haydock - The Betfair Old Borough Cup Handicap Stakes (0-105) 1m 6f

The Mark Johnston trained Charles Kingsley goes for us in the Old Borough Cup Handicap over 1 mile 6 furlongs and this step back down in trip should suit him.

At Newmarket back in July he ran his best race of the season when taking a Class 3 Handicap, he then ran to a good standard at Glorious Goodwood over the same distance being outclassed by some better horses.

He was stepped up in trip at the Ebor meeting but was below par and found the step up in distance to much and should be more comfortable back at 1 mile 6f.

15:55 Ascot - The Lavazza Stakes (Heritage Handicap)

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.

16:10 Haydock - The Betfair Sprint Cup Stakes (Group 1)(British Champions Stakes) 6fASCOT

The feature race at Haydock on Saturday is the Sprint Cup over six furlongs where some of the best sprinters in the world go to post for Group One glory and our selection is the Sir Michael Stoute trained Dream Of Dreams that seems to have everything going for him in this one.

This five year old has had his best season to date starting off back in April on the all weather at Chelmsford and winning nicely in a Class 2 contest.

From there the horse stepped up to a Listed contest at Windsor and progressed again to see off a strong field of runners with the second place that day winning a good Group Two race last time out.

Royal Ascot was his best run of the year when being narrowly edged out on the line in the Group One Diamond Jubilee Stakes when Blue Point was not for passing.

Last time out was very underwhelming in the July Cup where he will have to reverse some form against these runners but we think you can draw a line through that run.

He will have conditions to suit with him favouring soft ground more so than other runners and if getting back to the form of the Diamond Jubilee he has to be in the mix and at a current price of 10/1 is hard to overlook even at an each way shout.

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