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Ascot’s King George assembly kicks off with a aggressive seven-race card on Friday, all dwell on Sky Sports activities Racing, whereas there’s additionally leaping from Uttoxeter and night leisure from Chepstow.
3.40 Ascot – In-form Whipmaster and Commonsensical conflict
Prime jockey Ryan Moore heads to Ascot and companions up with father Gary for simply the fourth time this yr on The Whipmaster within the characteristic John Visitor Racing Handicap (3.40pm).
The four-year-old has flourished this season, scoring 4 occasions in a row, together with at class two degree at Windsor final month.
The handicapper is taking no possibilities now, placing The Whipmaster up 6lbs for that newest victory, however the reserving of the previous champion – who rode the horse to victory at Sandown in Might – is a significant plus.
He faces 5 rivals together with Hugo Palmer’s Commonsensical, who’s one other rising star to have proven vital progress as a four-year-old within the staying handicap division.
Victory at Chepstow in Might was adopted by a cracking effort at Ripon earlier than getting again to successful methods at Carlisle final month.
Palmer then booked the companies of James Doyle as they went up at school and journey at Newmarket earlier this month, solely to be overwhelmed a neck by Michael Bell’s Adjuvant. Apprentice title chaser Harry Davies is again on board this time.
One other predominant hazard comes from course and distance winner Juan De Montalban from the Kevin Philippart de Foy group. The Lope De Vega gelding was despatched of 4/1 second-favorite for the Copper Horse Stakes at Royal Ascot on the again of Might’s victory however might solely handle 14th of 16 and faces a neater job right here.
3.05 Ascot – Tutty’s Principally Cloudy seeks five-timer
Three-year-old Principally Cloudy will probably be a heat order to land his fifth win in a row as he steps up at school for the John Visitor Racing Brown Jack Handicap (3.05).
Winless in his first 5 begins, Principally Cloudy has actually turned it on since Might, recording victories at Redcar, Sandown, Nottingham and Doncaster.
Coach Gemma Tutty now turns to the companies of Tom Marquand as they tackle 4 older rivals.
Principally Cloudy definitely is not going to have all of it his personal method as he meets Ian Williams’ veteran stayers Speedo Boy and Mancini, the latter the mount of Ryan Moore.
Speedo Boy’s final victory got here on this contest 12 months in the past and he reappears after a wind operation.
4.15 Ascot – Watson & Hampson hoping for honeymoon celebration
Newly-married couple Archie Watson (coach) and Brodie Hampson (jockey) group up with prime weight Alazwar within the AllInTheRace Ascot Woman Novice Riders’ Handicap (4.15).
Hambleton Racing’s four-year-old has made a profitable swap to the Flat, successful two of his three begins this yr on the All-Climate, having began life in bumpers and ending third on hurdles debut again in February.
He makes a handicap and Turf debut right here, however warrants loads of respect after three months off.
Micky Hammond’s Carnival Zain has been in prime type this season, successful three of his six begins, with the newest at Chester coming with Friday’s rider Becky Smith on board.
Spirited Visitor has failed to attain in ten begins since touchdown this prize 12 months in the past so would want to bounce again to type with Rosie Margarson again within the saddle.
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