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Ascot Racing Tips: More to come from Welcome To Cartries

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John Ingles outlines the Timeform view on Friday's card at Ascot

"Welcome To Cartries had a nip-and-tuck battle with Beat The Bat for much of the straight last time, but the latter’s greater experience probably proved decisive..."

Timeform's John Ingles highlights a Nap, Next Best and Each-Way selection at Ascot on Friday.

Ascot NAP - 13:20 - Back Welcome To Cartries

A winning pointer in Ireland on his only start and a half-brother to a useful jumper in France, Welcome To Cartries shaped with plenty of encouragement on his debut for Paul Nicholls in a maiden hurdle at Ascot last month and can go one better in this similar contest over a slightly longer trip back at the same track.

Welcome To Cartries had a nip-and-tuck battle with Beat The Bat for much of the straight last time, but the latter's greater experience probably proved decisive as he got on top late on by a head. Welcome To Cartries jumped fluently, though, and is sure to progress, with the third that day Ideal des Bordes having 15 lengths to make up on him here.

Back Welcome To Cartries @ 2.01/1 on Betfair Exchange

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Ascot Next Best - 15:05 - Back Djelo

Djelo can continue an excellent run of form for Venetia Williams' stable and win the Noel Novices' Chase against his three rivals. While this is a step up in class to graded company, Djelo has earned it from winning handicaps at Aintree and Newbury on his two runs over fences so far.

He won gamely on the first occasion but was an impressive winner when following up under hands and heels at Newbury earlier this month from Persian Time who could give the form a timely boost in the novices' handicap at 13:55. Djelo's form over fences looks more solid than Might I's, while Unexpected Party has to give weight all round and Kandoo Kid has a bit more improvement to find.

Back Djelo @ 3.02/1 on Betfair Exchange

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Ascot Each-Way - 12:45 - Back Immortal Fame

A switch to fences didn't really work out for Immortal Fame last season but after a good second at Chepstow on his reappearance, he was soon back to winning ways over hurdles last time when making the running and digging deep for a neck win over Burrows Hall at Doncaster with some other in-form rivals completing the frame.

Put up just 3 lb for that win, Immortal Fame is fancied to feature again from towards the bottom of the weights. This is a handicap for conditional riders, and he'll have the assistance of Cameron Iles, taking a valuable 8 lb off his back, who has won on four of his last five rides for Tom Lacey.

Back Immortal Fame @ 8.515/2 on Betfair Exchange

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