KOSCIUSZKO (5.15) let his supporters down at Goodwood when beating only one home in a hot handicap won by Sir Ron Priestley but John Gosden's three-year-old can bounce back at Ascot.
The assessor has dropped him 3lb and Kosciuszko has a clear chance on his earlier fifth to Away He Goes in a strong Novice Stakes at Newbury. The placed horses, Passion And Glory and Hamish, have won since in decent company.
SIX STRINGS (6.00) is the best bet on an attractive punting card at Musselburgh. Mick Appleby has been banging in winners and Six Strings scored on his debut for the yard nine days ago at Catterick when pulling almost three lengths clear. The ex-Dean Ivory gelding was having his first start in 225 days and has past form over this longer 7f trip. How Bizarre runs the track very well and this past course winner is a confirmed front-runner which will allow Six Strings to sit handy for a late run.
FANTASTIC MS FOX (7.30) is another strong fancy in the finale. Richard Fahey’s filly stays this 1m 4f distance strongly and she need only reproduce last week’s fine third to Euro Implosion at Catterick to figure under 3lb claimer Connor Murtagh.
Keith Dalgleish could also hit the target with CORTON LAD (5.00). The old boy was out in the wilderness for a while but has run himself back into form this summer. He likes to race up with the pace and dug deep to score over course and distance in early August. The nine-year-old backed that up with a gallant third to Donnachies Girl in atrocious conditions at Hamilton last Friday and another prominent showing is on the cards.
Mick Appleby could be on the scoreboard earlier in the day at Haydock where DANZENO (2.55) can defy top weight. The eight-year-old was badly drawn in the Beverley Bullet last Saturday but ran a cracker to finish fourth to speedy Judicial.