Ascot Special - Daily/Elite combined - Saturday 15th October

2.00 9 Twilight Sun - 6/1 generally
2.35 4 Journey - 7/1 generally
3.45 1 Fascinating Rock - 6/1 generally

4.25 1 GM Hopkins - 8/1 generally

We suggest either an accumulator Lucky 15 bet for a sensible unit stake
50p each way would cost you £15 and if they did all win at those odds
would net you a total of around £3,000 including bonuses. If that's a bit
steep stake wise for this kind of bet - small singles;doubles;trebles or
a 10p each way Lucky 15 would cost you £3 for a win of about £600 ;

if we get a 100% win outcome.


It is very rare for us to combine a Daily/Elite Tips message, but this is no ordinary day and the
more I have studied the form for The Elite Service, and discussed potential selections for the
Daily Tips, with the Daily Tipsters, the more convinced I have become, that it is the way to go today.
We all know that Saturday racing can be a minefield and very competitive and The Ascot Champions
Day Fixture, really only exacerbates that fact. When you add in to the mix a fiendishly difficult Card of
moderate Handicaps on soft ground at Catterick and three National Hunt meetings, with sadly mostly
small fields at Ffos Llas; Market Rasen (specifically) and Stratford, then the decision was a bit of a

formality. There is also AW at Wolverhampton and Irish action at Cork  to complete the picture.

The Elite Service thrives on big field handicap races, the make-up of the Ascot Fixture with no less
than 5 Stakes/Championship races, means there is only one handicap to seriously consider, and
that is a 20 runner affair over 1 mile, where, hard as I looked I could not see beyond the 3 market
leaders, with the possible exception of DONNCHA - a perennial good performer here but also a
horse who has about as many wins as Aston Villa in the past 2 years. It is possible both may win

today, but on the strict assessment of statistics - not likely.

The Ascot Champions Day is eagerly awaited, indeed many are salivating at the thought, it is
very much hyped, but, call me contrary or a dinosaur, it frankly leaves me a little "cold". It is
the end of a long hard season, many of these horses have performed admirably well, many are
"champions" in their own right, and to ask them to go and do it all again, has a bit to me, the
ring of the modern phenomena of the "play off". We see it in Soccer; Rugby; Speedway and
other sports, a team win a league over 6,7,8,9 months and then have to "play off" against
teams they have already beaten over a season, to be called a "champion" when they have already
won that title, in many instances, it is just a money spinner for the authorities and I feel
a bit like that about today - great for the anoraks and the TV and the likes of Nick Luck;
Graham Cunningham and Jim McGrath will have one last big exposure day on the Flat
on Channel 4 before they pick up their P45's, but from a punting/tipping perspective;
well, it doesn't get my juices flowing to be honest.

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What I/we - myself and the Daily Tipsters have done is tried to find some "value"
at Ascot, it is a day when realistically the first 5 races could be won by an assortment
of short priced favourites, all below 2/1 so if you want that line it would be -
Order of St George;Quiet Reflection;Seventh Heaven;Minding;Almanzor and perm
one of the market leaders in the final race - may well happen, possibly will but that's
NOT TIPPING more stating the blindingly obvious and we don't do "booms" here;

certainly not over short priced favourites and rarely over 25/1 winners that no one else spots.

So what do we fancy?
We have identified 4 horses, all of whom have good Course Form, all of whom
have collateral form that gives them strong win/place chances and all of whom
will be fine in the conditions, fit and fresh enough to give us a good run for our

money and at nice each way/ accumulator odds.

2.00 9 Twilight Sun - 6/1 generally
2.35 4 Journey - 7/1 generally
3.45 1 Fascinating Rock - 6/1 generally
4.25 1 GM Hopkins - 8/1 generally
We suggest either an accumulator Lucky 15 bet for a sensible unit stake
50p each way would cost you £15 and if they did all win at those odds
would net you a total of around £3,000 including bonuses. If that's a bit
steep stake wise for this kind of bet - small singles;doubles;trebles or
a 10p each way Lucky 15 would cost you £3 for a win of about £600 ;

if we get a 100% win outcome.

A Day I think to watch and enjoy and the normal format Daily Tips will be
back tomorrow and the normal format ELITE Service will be back next
Saturday when we will be looking at Flat action and also NH at Cheltenham!
Regards
Ian   

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