Small fields at Ascot render that meeting a disappointment from a betting point of view. Zarkandar and Josses Hill make some appeal but the odds look poor value.
12.45 The top 3 in the betting could all have a case made fro them. My preference is for Far West.
1.50 Blue Fashion is an exciting newcomer for the Henderson yard having finished 4th in a Grade 1 in France. More of that is unbeaten in two starts and could be anything. Condaw Kaempfer won on this card last season and looks attractively handicapped. Special Catch looks another on a winnable mark. It is hard to separate this quartet but I am going for Clondaw Kaempfer with an each way saver on Special Catch.
2.25 Two Rockers, Master of the Sea and Gevrey Chambertin look the ones to concentrate on. Two Rockers is just preferred.
3.00 This could be an opportunity for Silviano Conti to repeat his success in the race last season