Ascot 3.35 (The Ladbroke) tips – King’s horse can be named the Winner

Ascot 3.35 (The Ladbroke) tips - King's horse can be named the Winner

Winner Massagot

Winner Massagot

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Betting Tip: Winner Massagot @ 6/1 with betvictor

A typically competitive renewal of this Grade 3 handicap, though the bookies see it more as a two-horse affair with WINNER MASSAGOT and Jollys Cracked It disputing favouritism at around the 5/1 mark and it’s 12/1 bar. That the pair have got what it takes to win is hard to dispute and I’m just favouring the former horse, whose trainer Alan King is making a habit if winning big Saturday handicaps this season. The four-year-old has won half his six starts including a Class 2 here on his reappearance from useful yardstick Rayvin Black and, while he’s been raised 12lb for that effort, he needed to go up by that fair to get into a race that has been his target for a while. I’d be fairly hopeful of beating the current best quote of 6/1 during Saturday morning’s price war.

Of the rest, I like the look of ZARIB whose trainer Dan Skelton won this with a similar type two years ago. He was a decent juvenile last season and probably hit the front too soon in the Fred Winter at the Cheltenham Festival, eventually fading into sixth. He’s come out this term looking stronger and ran a satisfactory third in the Elite Hurdle last time, which would have been needed, and his cruising speed will stand him in good stead in a race of this nature. His jumping has looked much improved too. He’s worth a saver at least at the 12/1 on offer.

Betting Tip: Winner Massagot @ 6/1 with betvictor

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