2.30 Ascot Great Max 1pt e.w – 11.00 @ bet365 (3 Places 1/5)
3.05 Ascot New Mandate 0.5pts e.w – 17.00 @ bet365 (Extra 5 Places 1/5)
3.40 Ascot Albaflora (cover bet 3 places) 1pt – 4.33 @ bet365
4.20 Ascot Happy Power 0.5pts e.w – 21.00 @ bet365 (4 Places 1/5)
5.00 Ascot Ropey Guest 0.5pts e.w – 13.00 @ bet365 (5 Places 1/4)
5.35 Ascot Pythagoras 0.5pts e.w – 12.00 @ bet365 (5 Places 1/4 Odds)
Great Max finished really well last out to win on debut. Will like the ground so the rain puts him right into contention at a decent price. Each way is the play as he should be making top 3.
New Mandate is a consistent performer with form reading 3111 in the UK. tried his hand at top class racing in America last out but didnt like it. Returns to favoured conditions here.
Albaflora is in a small field here which aids his chances. I feel he has a great chance of the win but I’m going to play the cover bet as there doesn’t look too much competition for places.
Ropey Guest is up against some good sorts here but I feel could be the dark horse. He will love the ground and his previous runs has shown his ability and he will be thereabouts come the end at a good price.
Pythagoras looks overpriced here. The play is to take each way extra with bet365 and cover the top 5 places. Made good headway last time out but faded but these conditions suit better as he acts on soft.