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ASCOT RACE 5

1. VALOUR ROAD was flat in the Scenic Blast Stakes off his Miss Andretti Stakes win but he did beat every galloper bar lightly weighted, highly rated Cup Night.

5. DON’T FUSS was keen in the Scenic Blast Stakes and, like Valour Road, felt the effects of his previous run.

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2. THE CELT has put in two stinkers since his AJ Scahill Stakes victory but he has had four weeks to rebound.

7. FLOYD is best fresh but, like several competitors, his form is below Listed level.

ASCOT RACE 6

2. SUPERSTORM and Tuscan Queen have a lock on the Challenge Stakes quinella, Willliam Pike rides the former and he meets the latter on good terms.

1. TUSCAN QUEEN was one and a half lengths behind Superstorm in the Kingston Town Classic and now meets him three kilograms worse.

7. NAUGHTY BY NATURE accelerated very well off a slow tempo to win a midweek race on her return.

5. MONTELENA finished second first up but she is not weighted to turn the WA Guineas tables on Superstorm.

ASCOT RACE 7

3. MEDIA BARON showcased his talent last time out when he won impressively and all he needs is a fast tempo to take a lot of beating under Paul Harvey.

2. GUNNAGO is building towards another win and gate one means he should get a sweet run in transit.

1. BELLA’S IDOL makes his first start for Summer Dickson and each of his last three runs for Brett Pope had merit.

8. ADORNMENT may not have stayed much more than 1,600 metres last season but she has a bit to prove yet.

ASCOT RACE 8

9. SPECIAL CHOICE ran sufficiently well in the Champion Fillies Stakes and the WA Guineas to be the hot favourite to win a Graduation-class event.

2. BOBCAT JOHNNIE has bar plates applied to his front hooves but his return run rated highly and he was held up slightly.

5. PLAYING MARIKA made amends for her Pinjarra panic attack by winning at the same track last time out.

13. ZACHARIAH BEAU draws to get a cosy run and carries only 53 kilograms.

ASCOT RACE 9

1. MYCROFT may not get the genuine tempo for which he has been looking this campaign but he is the class galloper and he does have a turn of foot.

11. VOLKSWAGON FRANK posted the fastest last three splits last time out and William Pike jumps on his back.

2. BARBIE WILL DO placed second in his grade two starts ago and will jump from an inside gate.

4. PLAYS THE GAME could be the leader and get every chance on the speed.

STAR BET

ASCOT RACE 6

2. SUPERSTORM

VALUE BET

ASCOT RACE 7

3. MEDIA BARON