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Fresh in action at Ascot

Saturday tips and preview: Timeform highlights for October 1


Timeform highlight their best bets for Saturday in the form of a ratings banker, big improver and a Flag of note.


The Ratings Banker

I'm A Gambler – 14.47 Redcar

He's 4 lbs clear of his closest rival and I'M A GAMBLER arrives in the Racing TV EBF Stallions Guisborough Stakes at the peak of his form.

Mark and Charlie Johnston's charge beat Safe Voyage and Current Option in a valuable handicap at Irish Champions Weekend at Leopardstown from a mark of 106. If he's able to translate that form to this smaller-field pattern race then he'll be had to beat and he will be well suited by the forecast very strong pace.


The Big Improver

Amichi – 2.06 Newmarket

A full 29 go to post for the £150,000 Tattersalls October Stakes but AMICHI already sets a good standard for them to aim at and there should be plenty more to come.

A big, scopey and improving juvenile he won a similar event on the July Course last time and has progressed with each of his three starts. He travels well which is a pre-requisite for a race like this and handles cut in the ground.

There's pace around him in 15 and a bold bid is on the cards.


The Timeform Flag

Fresh – 3.36 Ascot

His track record at Ascot 21234911 and FRESH can complete a track hat-trick in the Peroni Nastro Azzurro Challenge Cup.

James Fanshawe's team are in terrific form right now which is another plus and he's only a pound higher than when beating Silent Film a neck here last time. He has a good draw in 16, a strong pace to aim at and looks sure to run his race. He'll be finishing strongly.


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