Tuesday 15th June:

#IWAC – BERKSHIRE SHADOW (3.05 Ascot) – This is only his second career start but his debut resulted in a half-a-length victory at Newbury over the minimum 5f trip which was a promising start to his career. He blew the start and had to make up ground but came there strong inside the final furlong and won with a bit left up his sleeve I feel and this step up to 6f looks likely to suit judged on that performance and also being a son of Dark Angel. He had Gisburn back in fourth that day so hopefully he can confirm that form, has a good draw in stall 17 and if able to step up on that debut win, which is likely, then he could be of value (each-way terms mostly four places on offer with a couple going a place or two more). (12/1) – William Hill – 0.5pt ew (4 places)WON (+8.5)

#NAP – WINTER POWER (3.40 Ascot) – Battaash will obviously take some beating if ready after winning the Nunthorpe when last seen back in August, but he has had an injury to overcome so because of that I’m willing to take him on with the Time Easterby-trained Winter Power who couldn’t have been more impressive the last day when running away with a listed race at York recently (the form was boosted when the second horse home went on to win subsequently in listed company). She had that race sewn up a long way from home having made all, showing some blistering early speed and hopefully she can transfer that form now pitched into Group 1 company for the first time. Last season she ended with two wins which included a Group 3 at HQ on her last start of her two-year-old campaign and with her receiving a weight and sex allowance I think she could pose a big threat to the favourite who has to concede 10lbs to this filly. (11/2) – Bet365 – 1ptLost (-1)

#IWAC – JUST HUBERT (5.00 Ascot) – Considering all this five-year-old’s wins have come with good in the going description, he ran a really good race on seasonal reappearance to finish a staying-on third on heavy ground at Haydock just over three weeks ago which should have blown away the cobwebs ready for a go at this. He’s off the same mark here which he also finished second off at Goodwood back in September behind a big improver now rated 108 and he’s only 4lb above the mark in which he last won off, again at the Sussex track over the extended 2m4f (half a furlong further than this race is run over). Danny Tudhope retains the ride and his form figures of 1-1-3 on this gelding is very promising, he has the stamina to be heavily involved and this mark is still one he can win off in my opinion. It’s an open race so each-way would be recommended with most firms offering five places, some have six or even seven if you shop around. (10/1) – Betfair – 0.5pt ew (5 places)Lost (-1)

Stake: 3pts

June P/L: -5pts

Overall P/L (Sept ’17-present): +583.31pts

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