Friday's Ascot best bets and racing tips: Speedo Boy can make a big splash

Planet Sport tipsters are at Ascot with some red-hot selections to help you beat the bookies on Friday, July 22.

It's the first day of the King George Diamond weekend at Ascot and there's some tasty races in store ahead of the big Group 1 showpiece on Saturday.

You can see all the latest racecards and results from Ascot by using the Planet Sport live centre, but first let's have a quick look at Friday's selections. There's a bit more detail below on our three highlighted horses if you need it.

13.55 (Ascot) Never Just A Dream

14:30 (Ascot) Clochette

15:05 (Ascot) Speedo Boy

15:40 (Ascot) The Whipmaster

16:15 (Ascot) Fieldsman

16:50 (Ascot) Al Azhar

17:25 (Ascot) Haveagomecca

15:05 (Ascot) Speedo Boy

Mostly Cloudy is likely to be all the rage for the John Guest Racing Brown Jack Handicap having won four on the bounce for Gemma Tutty.

However, he is 6lb higher than for his last win, this is his toughest task to date and he is taking on Ian Williams' Speedo Boy who is bidding for a third win in the race.

Now an eight-year-old, the latter is running for the first time since a wind operation having failed to beat a rival home on his last outing at Chester.

This is his race and despite being 2lb higher than 12 months ago, he can give another good account.

15:40 (Ascot) The Whipmaster

Gary Moore's The Whipmaster has been on a steep upward curve, winning his last four, and despite a 6lb rise for his Windsor win, there still looks to be more in the tank.

Commonsensical is another who has been in flying form of late. He pulled well clear with the winner when narrowly beaten at Newmarket 13 days ago and looks the most likely to chase the selection home.

Protected Guest will find this easier than recent assignments and is another who is capable of getting involved back down in trip.

16:15 (Ascot) Fieldsman

Alazwar arrives here in good form after a win over the extended mile at Wolverhampton last time, but Archie Watson's four-year-old has never raced over 7f and thus could be vulnerable to experienced campaigners over this distance, like Fieldsman.

Tony Carroll's gelding was behind Carnival Zain last time, but is seemingly on much better terms on this occasion.

The 10-year-old was two lengths behind Micky Hammond's runner at Chester, but is 4lb better off with that rival this and could reverse the form today.

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