It's the final day of Royal Ascot 2016 and Andy Holding plans to end the meeting in style!
Another graduate from the handicaps ranks with a better chance than the market suggests is MOUNT LOGAN (best price 22-1), and he also is worth a small each-way interest at his early quotes. Although Roger Varian’s inmate has a bit to find with Exosphere on their clash at Sandown last season, he looks to have improved nicely from four to five based on his seasonal reappearance success at Goodwood and having run well despite not getting the clearest of runs in the Wolferton handicap here last year, there’s a fair chance he may improve upon his fourth place finish that day in a race that should be run to suit.
The latter has pretty much dined at the top table In some of the best sprint races run on home soil and although he’s yet to win one of them, Aidan O’Brien’s charge has been on the fringes of the action more often than not. In the money behind the likes of Anthem Alexander, Sovereign Debt and Fort Del Oro, the son of Rip Van Winkle has clearly been under the cosh for the thick end of a year and having run another solid race over seven furlongs under a big weight at Naas last time out, he has enough qualities to run a big race and put a smile back on Ryan Moore’s face – possibly.