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ASCOT RACE 6

6. BLACK SABBATH resumes in blinkers, which often improve Blackfriars-sired gallopers by several lengths, and maps well under William Pike.

9. MORE ACES was too bad to be true last time out so gets another chance.

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3. DAM READY is dropping down the ratings and is three from three over the course and distance.

7. DIA DE LA RAZA went very close on his most recent start but does not map as kindly on Saturday.

1. JUST ACT NATURAL has trialled since finishing last in the Farnley Stakes.

ASCOT RACE 7

11. SILKINIZE ran a good time with 58 kilograms in a three-year-old race first up, drops to 51.5kg second up and the only negative is his wide gate.

13. ROCKY PATH should be suited by a 1,200 metres contest run at a strong tempo.

2. PRINCESS ZELDA will be waiting for a rails run third up from her spell.

8. SHARPBOB should race close to the speed from another inside gate.

9. FORGOTTEN STAR placed fourth in last season’s Belmont Guineas and Belmont Oaks.

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7. MISS WEST COAST missed the 3YO Classic with an abscess after making a very positive impression with a high-rating Belmont win over 1,000 metres.

10. PLATINUM BULLET should be able to race more prominently on Saturday than in the 3YO Classic.

11. SPECIAL CHOICE is William Pike’s selection and she gets blinkers for the first time.

9. CELEBRITY QUEEN was good in the 3YO Classic despite letting down odds-on punters.

1. DIG DEEP keeps having to carry more weight than most of his rivals.

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4. BOBCAT JOHNNIE ran his opponents into the ground last time out and gives the impression he is capable of handling what is a sharp rise in class.

2. GO CRYING won a higher graded race three starts ago and draws well.

6. BLACK DUCATI has not missed the top two in his first five races.

5. EBONY MAGI reunites with Jade McNaught and seeks his third win in a row.

3. LORENTINIO won first up and second up before placing third last time out.

STAR BET

ASCOT RACE 7

11. SILKINIZE

VALUE BET

ASCOT RACE 8

7. MISS WEST COAST