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15:40 Ascot – Labeebb (NAP)

LABEEBB finished first past the post at Wolverhampton in July, but was ultimately disqualified after bumping his rival as he edged off the rail.

He has made amends in no uncertain terms since however, landing the odds in comfortable fashion at Newmarket before supplementing that win with a pleasing victory on handicap debut at Windsor last time, again winning in impressive style.

He seems to have plenty about him physically and has done nothing but improve, so is one to remain positive about.


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13:55 Ascot – Pure Dreamer (Next Best)

PURE DREAMER offered something to work on when sixth in what has since proven to be a very warm race on his debut in July, four runners from that race winning next time out. He also ran to similar level at Sandown on his second outing, just ridden a bit too patiently for the circumstances.

He was sent off favourite in a nursery at York last month and shaped much better than the bare result, coming from the rear on a sprint track that does not suit that sort of running style, doing well to at least threaten for his supporters, ultimately finishing fourth.

He remains with potential and his backers should not be dissuaded just yet – particularly given he is back in novice company here.

17:20 Ascot – Intrepid Italian (Each-Way)

INTREPID ITALIAN won his first two starts in handicap company, both at Lingfield in June, and he has shaped well in defeat in his two outings since.

His performance was deserving of better than the bare result suggests when he finished third at Chelmsford in July, coming from a lot further back than the first two, and he proved himself equally effective on turf when a narrow second at Chepstow last time.

He is still on a mark he can win from and boasts the most progressive profile in this field, so should give another good account of himself.

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Ascot tips summary:

13:55 Ascot – Pure Dreamer (Next Best)
15:40 Ascot – Labeebb (NAP)
17:20 Ascot – Intrepid Italian (Each-Way)


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