0.75pts each-way Straight Right @12/1, 0.75pts each-way Arcanada @18/1, 15:35 Ascot

Mojito has been very progressive this season, and this three-year-old may find himself in pattern company in the near future. The William Haggas colt has risen 21lbs this season and has to defy another 9lb rise here. With this being his toughest test to date, he is worth taking on at the prices.

Mjjack has strong recent course form here and Makzeem was mightily impressive last weekend when winning by three lengths in a Newmarket handicap – both entered calculations.

But the pick of the three-year-olds could be the Commonwealth Cup seventh, STRAIGHT RIGHT, who turns out for just his third start for trainer Andrew Balding, having been purchased for £470,000 over the summer.

The French import had three wins in his home country as a two-year-old over a mile, so a stiff Ascot seven furlongs should suit him down to the ground.

He finished fast late-on in a 7f Goodwood handicap last time out behind Johnny Barnes and Burnt Sugar, reopposes on better terms and should reverse the form from a race that has also received several boosts recently.

If Straight Right’s new yard can eek out a similar level of improvement from his first to second start here, then he could be very tough to beat from a high draw in stall 15 where I expect him to get a great toe in to the race.

If there is any pace in the race it is drawn high, and in stall 16 the relatively lightly-raced Tom Dascombe runner ARCANADA looks excellent each-way value with him currently trading at 18/1.

The four-year-old gelding has been all over the world in his short thirteen-race career, but he is best judged on his UK efforts.

He picked up three decent handicap wins in 2016 in the UK to rise up to a mark of 106. Last year’s campaign also included an excellent 4/30 in the Brittannia Stakes at Royal Ascot in soft ground conditions – so we know he likes the track and should be fine on the surface.

This race represents just his second start in Britain this year having been unlucky not to claim his first start when just getting mowed down over 8f at York to a progressive sort. The drop to seven furlongs should also suit him with plenty of stamina aiding him on this track.

Arcanada’s jockey gets on with him well and claims five off his mark of 105. A prominent racer with low-mileage on the clock this season, he could outrun his massive odds.

0.75pts each-way Straight Right @12/1, 15:35 Ascot (1/5 odds, five places various)
0.75pts each-way Arcanada @18/1, 15:35 Ascot (1/5 odds, five places with Skybet)



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