July 24 Racing Tips: Cachet to strike at Ascot?

Planet Sport tipster Ross Brierley is back to give you a helping hand in finding some winners at Ascot and York on Saturday, July 24.

Planet Sport tipster Ross Brierley is back to give you a helping hand in finding some winners at Ascot and York on Saturday, July 24.

Boost your weekend coffers with some winners from Ross' selection below.

1.15 Ascot - Cachet

Brierley says: "A seven furlong listed race over at Ascot for the 1.15 and this looks a really good opportunity for Cachet to get her head in front at a higher level.

"She won on debut at Newmarket, fairly bolting up by five-and-a-half lengths, and understandably on the back of that they sent her to Royal Ascot, but it was bad ground on that occasion and she did a little bit too much on the speed.

"Still, she ran a hugely credible fifth behind Sandrine, who has since gone on to frank that form by winning impressively in a better race at the Newmarket July Festival.

"Speaking of Newmarket, that was her last appearance. She was sent off favourite behind System and Desert Dreamer for a listed race there over six [furlongs].

"But she was off the bridle a long way out. He clearly needs a bigger test of stamina.

"The dam Poyle Sophie - her best run was over a mile-and-a-half and there are countless horses in the pedigree who improved for a mile or even further.

"So seven furlongs, in the mid-summer for a two-year-old here at a stiff track like Ascot on fast ground.

"Everything looks pretty spot on for Cachet to win a decent prize."

1.50 Ascot - Desert Dreamer

Brierley says: "The next race at Ascot is the 1.50, the Princess Margaret Keeneland Stakes, it is another two-year-old contest, this time a group three, and this time over a furlong shorter of six furlongs.

"But, we are sticking with the same sort of form lines.

" Desert Dreamer - here we go! We're following this horse off a cliff that's for sure.

"Backed her on every start pretty much after that debut win at Newmarket, which was wildly impressive and threw up countless winners.

"But that seems a long time ago - she's raced several times since.

"She was a winner over six furlongs on her second start. She then went to Royal Ascot and was drawn down the middle, on the wrong side on bad ground.

"She's raced twice since then; she was beaten by System who reopposes here today, and then by Sandrine, in a race that we mentioned earlier on with Cachet back in third.

"But, you can make excuses for all those runs. Those defeats can be excused.

"Like I said, the ground and the draw at Royal Ascot, on her penultimate start System got going down the nearside rail, whereas Desert Dreamer was marooned down the middle on her own, and it was a similar story last time out - Sandrine on the far side, Desert Dreamer given too much to do by Oisin Murphy, coming from last-to-second.

"But, coming from last here at Ascot is pretty much the best tactic on the straight course.

"So I'm hopeful that even though El Hadeeyah, System and Zain Claudette will all provide big challenges to Desert Dreamer, that she may well finally get her day in the sun."

3.50 York - Perfect Glory

Brierley says: "Finally it's a novice race over at York for us, the 3.50 here, and a few horses come into this with good recent form.

" Joeyremy and Outside World both finished second on their most recent starts, but arguably they were a little bit flattered by the way those races unfolded.

"Joeyremy was on the speed at Thirsk over six [furlongs], which is a definite benefit on a speed favouring track, and Outside World bagged the nearside rail at Lingfield, which is pretty much a golden highway, so while both those horses ran particularly well, they were possibly helped by the conditions.

"In contrast, Perfect Glory was not. He ran a bit of a cracker from the front at Ayr last time out. It is a hard track to go from the front. Six furlongs at Ayr - most horses do tend to switch off mid-pack and come late, and the front runners do get collared, and that's what happened to Perfect Glory, as Bin Hayyan went rattling passed.

"But that form looks strong. The speed figure was excellent for the grade, and the second horse, Chelsea Annie, won easily the other day.

"Down the field was a horse called Skittlebombz who looked absolutely clueless, but was only just touched off next time out.

"Form looks good, the track should definitely suit those tactics more than Ayr, and Perfect Glory could be a little bit missed in the market compared to those rivals who finished second last time."

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