Ascot Saturday Preview - 22/12/2018

13:15 - Kildistart

No tip from us in the first, so skipping to the second race; the Sebastian's Action Trust Graduation Chase, where Kildisart can begin what could be a great day for Simon Munir and Isaac Souede.

They are represented with this 6yo gelding who made a promising chasing debut when second on this track over slightly less.

Well respected from that effort, and should go close in this small field.

13:50 - De Dollar Man

De Dollar Man can bag the big money with a victory in 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.

14:25 - Unowhatimeanharry

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.

15:00 - Jammin Masters

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 be involved.

15:35 - Lisp

The well-named Lisp can take the finale - 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.