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The Best Horse Racing Tips for Ascot on Friday

Flat turf racing comes from the meetings at Haydock Park and Ascot on Friday afternoon. It is to the Berkshire racecourse we go for today’s Horse Racing tips, previews and predictions, starting with the Dash Charity Classified Stakes, run over 1m at 2.30pm.

We will also supply Horse Racing tips for an eight-runner 6f sprint handicap at 4.10pm along with the final race on the card at 4.45pm, the 7f War Horse Memorial Handicap.

Our Tip for the 2.30pm at Ascot:

An open classified stakes with only a few pounds covering all eight runners but it is the William Haggas-trained Ayjaall who makes plenty of appeal to open his account for the season.

The Kingman gelding was unraced as a juvenile before winning two of his three starts as a three-year-old, at Haydock and on Wolverhampton’s all-weather surface.

Following two promising runs, both on York’s Knavesmire, the mount of Jamie Spencer was strongly fancied for a 7f handicap at Newbury on his most recent start but could do no better than finish sixth, beaten just over three lengths, behind subsequent Goodwood winner Aratus.

Ayjaall was far too keen in the early stages of that contest. From stall seven here and ridden by a jockey who excels at the venue, the selection should get enough cover on this occasion and is strongly fancied to come out on top from the Queen’s Inveigle and Twaasol.

Our Tip for the 4.10pm at Ascot:

The lightly-raced Prontissimo is probably the one to beat in this 6f sprint handicap, based on his last two runs when second at Doncaster and Kempton. The gelding is 6lb higher than when runner-up on Town Moor however and with Jamie Spencer in the saddle for just the second time the value may lie with the Charlie Fellowes-trained Beauty Choice.

The Bated Breath gelding is probably better on an all-weather surface but is beginning to look well handicapped now off a mark only 1lb higher than when winning a competitive contest at Wolverhampton last November.

Beaten a little over five lengths in a much better heat than this over course and distance back in May, the four-year-old could have the race run to suit and is fancied to make the frame at the very least.

Our Tip for the 4.45pm at Ascot:

The Roger Varian-trained unbeaten Papacito is hard to assess based on his two starts and two victories in minor contests at Salisbury and Doncaster. However an opening handicap mark of 86 does not look particularly attractive based on what the colt has achieved so far and Andrea Atzeni’s mount is passed over from a value perspective.

Like Papacito, Rogue Bear from the Tom Clover stable has just the two runs to his name. But the son of Kodiac could be rated at least the equal of the expected favourite and receives a handy 7lb from Papacito.

An easy winner on his debut in April from a horse, Pagan, who is now rated 87, the mount of Callum Shepherd could finish only a two length third on his next start, also at Doncaster, but lost nothing in defeat as he was conceding plenty of weight to the first two.

A mark of 79 looks very fair for the unexposed Rogue Bear who can make a winning debut in handicap company.

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