ITV Racing Preview - 22/12/2018

13:50 - The My Pension Expert Handicap Steeple Chase

De Dollar Man can bag the big money with a victory in the first race live on ITV, and the first at Ascot - the My Pension Expert Handicap Chase.

He made a pleasing seasonal debut last month at Newbury, and Saturday's slower ground will suit.

Very lightly raced as a 7yo chestnut, is respected here, and holds strong claims for a trainer in solid form.

14:05 - The £50 Risk Free on Racing With Smarkets Handicap Hurdle Race

Ballymoy needs to point a line through his recent Newbury effort to be considered a true contender for 50 Risk Free On Racing With Smarkets Handicap Hurdle, which is also the first race live on ITV from Haydock.

Prior to that disappointment, he was actually unbeaten on his previous four hurdles outings, including a win on the last day of last season in the bet365 Novices Championship Final Handicap Hurdle at Sandown - a race which has produced several subsequent winners this campaign.

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14:25 - The JLT Hunt (Registered As The Long Walk Hurdle Race) (Grade 1)

The feature race of the day is undoubtedly the Grade 1 JLT Hurdle - registered As The Long Walk Hurdle to you and I, and Unowhatimeanharry can continue to fly the flag for the oldies.

He returned to form in a similar contest last time out at Newbury in a Grade Two on soft, which surely stands him in good stead here.

Harry won this back in 2016, and despite always being the first off the bridle, is surely in with some sort of claim.

14:40 - The Smarkets Tommy Whittle Handicap Steeple Chase

Donald McCain could be at the double at Haydock in their second and final race on ITV, only if Testify can make use of his excellent course form.

Mixed form in the last eleven months, but loves this track and relishes these conditions, and surely in with a shout based on his two wins here last season.

Although in small fields, he jumped well, and virtually made all.

A repeat of that performance will surely land in him with a chance.

15:00 - The Silver Cup Handicap Steeple Chase

Jammin Masters can take the Listed Garrard Silver Cup Handicap Chase for Warren Greatrex and Gavin Sheehan.

Second to a progressive novice at Carlisle last time, and has easier conditions in his favour here.

Yet to really prove his promise he showed at Chepstow at the beginning of the year in a maiden, but a chance to do that here.

Will sure to be involved.

15:35 - Betfair Exchange Trophy (Handicap Hurdle) (Grade 3)

The well-named Lisp can take the finale at Ascot, and the final race on ITV before Christmas - the Betfair Exchange Trophy, which is a Grade 3 handicap hurdle, for the duo of Alan King and Wayne Hutchinson.

Up another 3lbs for his good effort behind Global Citizen at Newbury latest, but he's a lightly raced youngster who should have more to give.

Solid each way chance if not more.

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