There's £100,000 on offer in this weekend's free-to-play ITV7 and Dave Smith has the guide you need for the crucial races.
Dream of Dreams will be well found in the market and his victory at Haydock is fair proof of that. He doesn't tend to race so well at Ascot though and a chance is taken on ONE MASTER. She's fresh from a French Group 1, having taken that race for the third time. She'll have to be played late as she doesn't win races by much; Oxted and Starman make up the shortlist.
A relatively open race can go the way of FREE SOLO. Jessica Harrington's son of Showcasing showed plenty when in behind Keats in a similar contest in Cork at the back end of last month. He will have a serious rival in Laughifuwant whilst Irish Admiral is unexposed and the jockey booking suggest a big run.
Three-year-olds have a fine record in this, having taken six of the last ten. Unlike some of her rivals, WONDERFUL TONIGHT already has a Group 1 success to her name and the drop back down in trip shouldn't hold any concerns. She has ideal conditions so may be able to hold Dame Malliot and Frankly Darling, if she returns to form; she could be a big player at a working man's price.
ONTARIO looks a typical Ballydoyle improver and having failed in a Listed contest last time out, he'll be a warm order to land this, albeit this is a step-up in class. Favourites have a good record in past renewals as do connections. Plenty are unexposed though with perhaps Federal looking the best on breeding, having shown a nice attitude over course and distance last time.
It's difficult to oppose PALACE PIER following a stellar season seeing him land two Group 1s and clocking a fantastic time on the all-weather at Newcastle upon the resumption of racing. Circus Maximus can bounce back from a poor run last time having good course form on this type of surface whilst The Revenant is an interesting French raider.
MAGICAL can continue where she left off last time when beating the seeming un-opposable Ghaiyyath at Leopardstown. She's an admirable sort at the top level and was going away the last day. Being by Galileo, she won't mind the ground and is as tough as teak. Mishriff is a worthy rival at the top of the market while Pyledriver is another who seems a consistent sort having ran very well in Doncaster.
With plenty in his favour, KING OTTOKER can run a big race, to land a very profitable handicap. He's somewhat unexposed over this trip and the stable are in good form. He may be slightly inconvenienced by the draw but he can overcome that. Tempus put up a good showing in The Cambridgeshire as did Bell Rock and they are both likeable handicappers.
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