DADDIES GIRL – 3:25 Ascot ITV4
Tough filly that had an excellent two-year-old campaign with three wins before ending her season by finishing fourth in a Listed race at Newbury. Life will not be easy this season off a mark of 90 but she ran well when third at Salisbury last time and should continue to pay her way. It is a tough task in a £45,000 event this afternoon but there are only nine runners, she has just 7st13lb with Nicola Currie’s five pound claim and a hefty three year old allowance so hopefully she can run better than her odds and pick up some more prize money.
GLORY OF PARIS – 5:10 Ascot RUK
Has had a good season so far, with a win at Chelmsford and seconds at Bath and Windsor on heavy ground. He probably ran better than the result suggested at Salisbury last time, travelling well before ten stone in heavy ground became too much. It will be interesting to see how he gets on at Ascot, horses with form on the polytrack tend to transfer it to the royal track and he runs off the same mark that he won off at Chelmsford but it is a competitive eighteen runner contest and he will need some luck with his hold-up tactics.
Three-year-old made a promising return when fifth of ten in a competitive three-year-old handicap at Lingfield yesterday, showing he can handle fast ground and suggests he will stay further, not surprising as he is Champagne Champ’s half-brother. He can build on that effort and have a good season.