Friday's Ascot best bets and racing tips: Debutant Red Riding Hood catches the eye

Friday afternoon's racing tips come from Ascot and the Planet Sport experts have some hot selections for you to sink your teeth into on September 2.

It's the opening day of Ascot's September Racing Weekend and we are on hand to help you stuff your wallet full of readies.

First you'll need a quick run through of our Ascot tips, if you need a bit more detail on our highlighted selections you can find that below. For all the racecards and results why not visit the Planet Sport live centre.


14:00 (Ascot) Juryman

14:35 (Ascot) City Of Kings

15:10 (Ascot) Red Riding Hood

15:45 (Ascot) Al Marmar

16:20 (Ascot) Dubai Mirage

16:55 (Ascot) Rainbow Mirage

17:25 (Ascot) Love De Vega

15:10 (Ascot) Red Riding Hood

There is an eyecatching runner in the Bet With Ascot EBF Fillies' Novice Stakes in the shape of Aidan O'Brien's Red Riding Hood.

The filly is by American Triple Crown winner Justify out of O'Brien's own Ballydoyle, who won the Prix Marcel Boussac in 2015.

Red Riding Hood holds a Moyglare Stud Stakes entry and it is interesting O'Brien sends her all the way to Ascot to make her debut.

15:45 (Ascot) Al Marmar

Al Marmar was a massive eyecatcher last time out and rates a good bet in the Chapel Down Classified Stakes at Ascot on Friday.

Trained by Andrew Balding, he is the only three-year-old in a field of six but the 5lb weight-for-age allowance really comes in handy at this late stage of the season.

Al Marmar was late out at two, having just the one run in November but made no mistake next time out in January at Lingfield when winning by six lengths.

His only other career win in seven starts crucially came at Ascot in July, when Hollie Doyle managed to get him home by a nose from Royal Rift at odds of 22-1.

The handicapper obviously could not react too harshly and he only went up 3lb for that and he has continued to show he remains in good heart since.

Second to the in-form Dutch Decoy at Newmarket - who subsequently went close at Ripon on Monday from a 9lb higher mark - he also ran well last time out at York when fifth of 14 in a valuable race won by Point Lynas when the front two dominated throughout.

Due to the conditions of the race, he looks well treated.

16:20 (Ascot) Dubai Mirage

Dubai Mirage can make his class tell in the Champagne Jacquart Handicap.

Beaten three lengths by Tempus when he was last seen, that one has since won Group Threes at home and abroad.

Rebel Territory is worth keeping an eye on; wasn't disgraced in a strong renewal of the Golden Mile and he remains unexposed on turf after just seven runs. A winner of three of his last five outings, Amanda Perrett's charge has little miles on the clock this season.

Greatgadian who must also enter calculations along with Bopedro.

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