Today on Sky Sports Racing: Charlie Appleby eyes more success at Ascot with Cosmic Desert | Race News

Ascot’s first card since the royal meeting features a host of intriguing disabled suitors, including several from the hot court of Charlie Appleby.

3:25 Ascot – Davies takes a plum ride on Cosmic Desert

Its most interesting runner is arguably the Close Brothers Property Finance Handicap (3:25), with star apprentice Harry Davies riding a three-year-old gelding. cosmic desert.

He scored 87 despite not winning a race in four starts, placing in two Novice races, a maiden and the last time a Newmarket handicap with Mickael Barzalona in the saddle.

The race has already been won by Group 1 star Addeybb, and while none in this race reach that level, disabled rookie Ed Walker bling On the Music certainly looks improving for Lord Lloyd Webber.

4:36 Ascot – Classic generation set to dominate handicap

Six of the last eight renewals of the Long Harbor Handicap Derek Lucie-Smith (4:36) went to three-year-olds and it could well be the same with half the field being part of the Classic generation.

This probably includes the favorite Sea The casparthe undefeated son of Simon and Ed Crisford of Sea The Stars who lines up here on his handicap debut.

In opposition, a three-year-old boy First ruler may well improve for Charlie Appleby’s side while Godolphin’s Saeed bin Suroor also sends big meetingwho won in his last two outings.

Surrey Mist, of the George Baker team, is the other three years on the field.

Elsewhere on a good Ascot map, John and Thady Gosden’s Distant shotwill make his nursery debut after disappointing in the royal meeting in the Windsor Castle Stakes at 2.15am.

7:00 Chester – Box To Box offer to give Owen’s side more success

Michael Owen’s Manor House Stables team tend to target local track Chester and they may well have another winner on the Roodee in Box To Box.

Hugo Palmer’s three-year-old appears to be improving and belongs to a string of former England footballers including Paul Scholes, Steve McManaman and Owen Hargreaves.

He won a fortnight ago at the same place, but progressed considerably in rank, facing Andrew Balding. Power of group onewho finished second in that race in 2021.

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