Man On The Spot previews all 11 races to be shown live on terrestrial television on Saturday.
14.00 Newmarket Bet At Bluesquare On Your Mobile EBF Fillies' Handicap
This has been a good race for three-year-olds in the past so a big run is expected from Lollina Paulina, who won a fillies' handicap here last month. The placed pair have been beaten subsequently but there should be more to come from Kevin Ryan's filly.
The lightly-raced Elbe has plenty of potential and a long absence is rarely a problem for one from the Cecil yard while Ultrasonic and CHARLOTTE ROSINA are others from the younger brigade with chances and it's the latter, who found 7f and Listed company too much for her at Warwick after winning over the C&D, who gets the vote.
Coolminx will love the going and is back on the same mark as when landing the Bronze Cup at Ayr in September and though Choral's two victories have been on Polytrack she was just touched off over 7f on soft ground at Leicester last month.
14.15 Market Rasen Betfred Mobile Sports Handicap Hurdle
A tough race for punters as the race features a heady a combination of improving sorts alongside those that have had good days in the past.
ROMAN FLIGHT is lightly raced but he managed to account for 23 rivals in a maiden hurdle at Cork in June, and with Charlie Swan going to the trouble of booking Tony McCoy, he should be more than capable of determining the outcome of this prize.
Greyfriars Drummer still looks to be improving and is sure to be popular with the locals. He won readily at the course in June and should have no problems for the step up in trip. Raslan and Buck Mulligan have competed at much higher levels than this in the past so both need to be monitored closely for any signs of market confidence.
Scotsbrook Cloud has been a likeable sort for David Evans and it is to be hoped that a lamentable run in the Summer Cup at Uttoxeter was just a bad day at the office.
14.35 Newmarket Novae Bloodstock Insurance Handicap
Damika wore a visor for the first time when gaining a shock victory in a better race than this at Nottingham and is now tried in blinkers so could spring another surprise. West Coast Dream had been gradually inching his way down the weights before gaining a comfortable victory at Windsor but has been punished with a massive 10lb rise and is now on his highest ever mark.
STEPS was behind Damika at Nottingham but is 7lb better off and has since run quite well at York. He's only 1lb higher than for his last success at Doncaster in October and can get back on the winning trail. Noverre To Go is best on either Polytrack or faster ground than he'll face here while Kingsgate Choice still looks a few pounds high.
14.45 Ascot Deloitte Handicap
The Hills family often do well in this race and it was the turn of John to lift last year's renewal. The family have strong claims of landing the prize again with Charlie and Michael teaming up with Chester victor, Red Art.
Chil The Kite won readily at Doncaster despite tending to hang to his right though that shouldn't be an issue here. Takeitfromalady gained compensation for a number of near misses when successful at Windsor and he should go well again but we will offer another chance to PRINCE ALZAIN.
Gerard Butler's colt ran too badly to be true in the Britannia Stakes and having been tried against some high-class opposition in the past, his current handicap mark of 90 does not look harsh. My Queenie performed with credit over C&D behind Making Eyes and the handicapper has seen fit to raise her 3lb for her labours.
14.50 Market Rasen Betfred 'The Bonus King' Summer Hurdle
A real cracker of a contest with Australia Day attempting to give weight all around and Paul Webber's nine-year-old should arrive here at the top of his game having had a couple of pipe openers on the level.
Solaras Exhibition has been in rude health of late with victories at Ffos Las and Sedgefield, and a lucrative away day on the Flat at Chester. Tim Vaughan's four-year-old has the right profile for a race of this stature but at the likely odds, we will take him on with LOCAL HERO.
Trained locally by Steve Gollings, he ran a career best when chasing home Raya Star in the Scottish Champion Hurdle, and the 10lb that Paul Bohan is able to take off should prove a big help to his chances. Street Entertainer and Rajnagan, who were fourth and fifth in last year's renewal, attempt to go better whilst Oceana Gold, who recently won over fences, should enjoy a return to the hustle and bustle of a big field.
15.10 Newmarket Newsells Park Stud Stakes
BIBLE BELT has the highest rating here and comfortably the best form. Jessica Harrington's charge was in superb form at this time a year ago winning a handicap, a Listed contest and a Grade 3 before finishing runner-up to Dancing Rain in a Group 2 over the C&D in October.
That form would be good enough for this and she'll be better for her run in the Tattersalls Gold Cup in May. Soft conditions bring out the best in Dorcas Lane though she did manage to win a Listed contest on fast going over 1m2f here last May. She ran well for a long way on her return at Haydock and looks a threat.
Set To Music has progressed from handicaps to win twice at this level and acts on any going. She wasn't quite up to Group 2 class at Haydock last time but this is her grade. Elas Diamond looked a nice prospect in 2010 and a long absence is rarely a problem for one of Jeremy Noseda's.
15.20 Ascot Transformers & Rectifiers Summer Mile Stakes
A fascinating decision by connections to drop Carlton House down to a mile, but he has tended to race prominently in the past and he travels powerfully enough to be potent at this level.
Questioning took the scalp of Twice Over at Newmarket earlier in the season and though he has been turned over at Sandown and Chester, his presence alongside Cai Shen, Red Jazz and Tullius suggests that we are unlikely to see much in the way of hanging around from the gate. Such proliferation of pace could set it up for a closer so we will row in with PASTORAL PLAYER.
Far from disgraced in the Victoria Cup, he gained a Group 3 success at Haydock before being predictably outclassed by Black Caviar last time out. Set The Trend chased home Dubawi Gold in the Celebration Mile at Goodwood and there will be no hiding place for David O'Meara's stable star on his reappearance.
15.25 Market Rasen Betfred Summer Plate
Paul Nicholls had to wait until the Grand National before he could comfortably retain the crown of Champion Trainer and he'll be hoping that THAT'LL DO can secure him one of the biggest prizes of the current season. The seven-year-old has been campaigned diligently to this point, and though the handicapper has been a little naughty in raising him 3lb in defeat at Stratford; it's likely that he has enough ability to go on to better things in the future.
Spock will also represent the Ditcheat maestro. He defied a sizeable absence to score on reappearance at Worcester although it should be noted that five of the fences were omitted from that particular test.
The lightly weighted Eastlake has won two novice events since switching from hurdling but he was no mug over hurdles, achieving a rating in the high 120's in the past. Qulinton won this race last year and is actually 4lb lower in the weights on this occasion.
Peter Bowen has plundered plenty of these prizes in the past and Al Co looks to be a major threat. The seven-year-old is on a three-timer and has shown that all going comes alike to him with victories at Fakenham and Ffos Las.
15.45 Newmarket Get Your Bet On At Blue Square HandicapLaura Pike gets on well with VAINGLORY though things don't always go according to plan with the eight-year-old, who invariably finds the post coming too soon. The one certainty is that he'll be finishing stronger than anything else and hopefully he'll get there this time.
After soft ground victories at Doncaster and Carlisle, Levitate faced quicker going and stronger opposition at York a week ago but ran even better behind Anderiego. He's only been raised 1lb and looks a big threat.
Emilio Largo needed all of Ripon's mile to land a handicap in May and the 7f of the Buckingham Palace Stakes here last month was probably too short while Mark Johnston wouldn't enter a three-year-old in an all-aged handicap without good reason so Switzerland, whose two victories to date have been on Polytrack, is one to keep an eye on. Kyllachy Star hasn't won for a while but hasn't been going badly and is gradually dropping to a fair mark.
15.55 Ascot Betfair Summer Double International Stakes
A predictably competitive race where compelling cases can be made for many and though he has to give weight to all his rivals, ETON FOREVER is taken to follow up his recent Buckingham Palace success over C&D. Life won't be easy for Roger Varian's charge off a mark of 109, but connections have been notably bullish about him and if he is to make his mark at a higher level, he really needs to be winning this.
Noble Citizen is a surprisingly big price given his previous record in the race. He proved no match for Primaeval at Goodwood though he looks to have been campaigned with this race in mind. Global Village won the Victoria Cup last time and is set to re-oppose Bonnie Brae, Brae Hill and Lightning Cloud who were second, fourth and fifth respectively.
The first named is sure to be a popular order having justified strong morning support in the Bunbury Cup. Highland Colori attempts to register a four-timer from the lowest draw while Castles In The Air isn't the most prolific of winners but is 5lb lower than when seventh in this contest last year and Raul Da Silva takes off a further 3lb.
16.35 Ascot King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Stakes
Nathaniel attempts to post back-to-back successes in this prestigious event and though he does not enjoy the weight-for-age allowance that he had last year, John Gosden's colt arrives on the back of a tenacious victory in the Eclipse. Sea Moon and Dunaden met in the Hardwicke Stakes last month with the former coming out on top and connections of the latter have flown Craig Williams over from Australia to attempt a reversal.
Masked Marvel and Brown Panther, first and second in last year's St Leger, have been ignored in the betting after patchy seasons so far; whilst Arc winner Danedream, Prix Niel protagonist Reliable Man and Japanese Derby victor, Deep Brillante, ensure it's a truly global affair.
Aidan O'Brien has won this three times in the past and will be hoping that ST NICHOLAS ABBEY can add to that tally. Despite winning two Coronation Cups and a Breeders' Cup Turf in the last 18 months, he's never quite captured the imagination of the public in the manner that some of his more illustrious stablemates have, but that could change here. This is undoubtedly a tougher assignment than he faced at Epsom last time but were he to arrive in the same frame of mind, it would take a very good horse to beat him.