Ascot Tips January 18

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Ascot Tips – January 18

Race 4 – 2:37PM GLENROY CHAFF HANDICAP (1600 METRES)
Race 4 at Ascot is a Rating 72+ and MIDNIGHT SKY should appreciate the drop back to this class. The Adam Durrant-trained galloper backs up after tackling the Mandurah Cup (1400m) last weekend and in that race he was sent out a $5.50 chance but was held up at a vital time in the straight before running on steadily to finish 6th behind Dance Music. At his run prior to that, the six-year-old claimed a RTG 72 over the 1600m at Ascot and the subsequent rise in weight since then has been offset by the 3kg claim for the apprentice hoop, Chris Graham. The pair can save plenty of ground from the inside barrier and will be hard to beat if the gaps open up at the business end.

Race 5 – 3:14PM MISS ANDRETTI STAKES (1100 METRES)
The feature of the day at Ascot is the Miss Andretti Stakes, a Listed race for the sprinters and VALOUR ROAD gets his chance to chalk up his first win since June last year. The Simon Miller-trained galloper has won five of 13 and resumed with a 4th at Group 3 level in the Prince Of Wales Stales (1000m) before finding the Winterbottom Stakes (1200m) a tad too strong. He has had a six week freshen up since narrowly missing out in the Scahill Stakes (1400m). The four-year-old has drawn to get a gun run just behind them and with Willy Pike on board, he looks to be the one.

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