Ray Flanagan provides two Ascot racing selections on Saturday
Two each way selections this Saturday which can hopefully get us on the front foot for January.
Ascot 1.50- Danny Kirwan,
Good form in novice company behind Angels Breath in the SkyBet Hurdle at Kempton and when winning over this course and distance in November defeating the well touted Time Flies By. Appeared to be a non stayer subsequently over 3 miles at Cheltenham. Good fluent jumper could strecth them from the front and while morning drift is a concern I will stick with my instinct.
Ascot 3.00- Jerrysback
Useful novice a couple of seasons ago where ran Vinndication close over this course and distance prior to finding 3m 6 F too far in the National Hunt Chase. Not a bad effort over 3 miles here on handicap debut in October 2019 and if Hobbs has him ready after an absence has the ability to go close. Trainers morning Racing Post comments offer encouragement in that regard.
1.5 pts ew- Danny Kirwan-1.50 Ascot-11-1 William Hill- 4 places
2 pts ew-Jerrysback-3.00 Ascot-8-1 P Power/SkyBet- 5 places