Timeform pick out their three best bets from Ascot on Saturday...
"...with the distinct promise of better to come now handicapping, he is taken to complete the hat-trick..."
Timeform on Midi
Judged on his efforts at Goodwood the last twice, there's surely a big handicap in CAPE BYRON and this may well be the day when he delivers on that promise. Ground slower than good would be a worry where the likes of Gilgamesh, Cliffs of Capri and Mubtasim are concerned. Conversely, like Cape Byron, Raising Sand and Ripp Orf appear to be versatile in that regard and may emerge as the main dangers.
Preference is for SCOTTISH JIG, who displayed a willing attitude when sharing the spoils on her recent handicap debut at Wolverhampton. Back on a stiffer track in what should be a truly-run race, there should be better to come from John Gosden's charge. The similarly promising Sheikha Reika is a much-respected main danger, while emphatic Nottingham maiden winner Existential also merits respect.
The superbly-bred MIDI landed a couple of minor events last month and, with the distinct promise of better to come now handicapping, he is taken to complete the hat-trick. Representing the same owners and a paternal half-brother to Midi, First Eleven failed to make an impact in Group 3 company last time, but is a big threat back down in class here, along with the improving Rustang.
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