17:40 Ascot

I’m confident TORITO can run a big race here. He has been a work in progress and I thought he shaped with a lot of encouragement when third on reappearance at Newmarket. He stayed on well but wasn’t given a hard time and only narrowly failed to get up for second. He will be spot on for this and after just 6 career starts is still armed with a lot of potential.

He will probably be held up so will require some luck in such a big field but the harder they go the better for him as I think he’ll see out this trip strongly. Israr is plenty talented but isn’t the most straightforward and is fav so from a price perspective I have decided to oppose.

I do rate that form when third to Okeechobee at Sandown and again when bumping into Passenger at Chester so he won’t be far away. Roger Varian is flying so Botanical is also respected as he looks on an upward curve now.