Ascot 3.00 tips – Pen’ is mightier than his rivals

Ascot 3.00 tips - Pen' is mightier than his rivals

Pendra

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Betting Tip: Pendra @ 6/1 with williamhill

Last year’s winner The Young Master got rid of his jockey at the first in the Hennessy last time and deserves another chance off a mark just 3lb higher than 12 months ago, taking Sam Waley-Cohen’s 3lb claim into account. However, he’s still 17lb worse off with last year’s second Houblon Des Obeaux and that horse comes alive in this race having also won the 2013 version.

But I’m going to take them both on with another course and distance winner in the shape of PENDRA. Charlie Longsdon’s charge has had his problems but has always promised to be a decent chaser and he put everything together when scoring over track and trip in late October, winning more easily than the three and a quarter length margin would suggest. The second Double Ross has since franked the form by running fourth in the Paddy Power Gold Cup and, given a nice break since, there is a good chance the selection can run up to the same sort of form here off just a 7lb higher mark. Barry Geraghty gave him a peach of a ride last time and the fact he’s reunited with the gelding clinches the bet.

Betting Tip: Pendra @ 6/1 with williamhill

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