Timeform UK SmartPlays: Saturday, October 21

There's top-class racing from Ascot on Saturday
There's top-class racing from Ascot on Saturday

Timform pick out three bets from Ascot on Saturday.


Order of St George - 13:25 Ascot

Order of St George is the class act in this field, finishing in the frame in the Arc for the second successive season last time, and though he flopped badly in this race at odds-on last season, he's had an extra week to recover from his French exploits this time around, and he is hard to oppose. Stradivarius, Big Orange and last year's winner Sheikhzayedroad all have solid place claims.

Barney Roy - 15:50 Ascot

Barney Roy and Cracksman have the best form, both placed in classics this season, and may well have this between them. Both probably have better efforts in their lockers, but at the prices Barney Roy looks the bet, this galloping track expected to suit his long stride. Poet's Word ran a cracker when a close second in the Irish Champion at Leopardstown and rates the pick of the older brigade.

Lord Glitters - 16:30 Ascot

Lord Glitters had some interesting form in France and definitely caught the eye when staying on from the rear to take the runner-up spot in the Challenge Cup here a fortnight ago over seven furlongs. That was just his first start for David O'Meara and, with this step up in trip looking set to suit, he is taken to land this valuable prize. Zabeel Prince and The Grape Escape remain open to improvement and are much respected, whilst at bigger prices Speculative Bid and Accidental Agent are also of interest.

Timeform UK SmartPlays:

Win back Order of St George in the 13:25
Win back Barney Roy in the 15:50
Win back Lord Glitters in the 16:30


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