A six year old out of the yard of John Quinn, Ascot Week hasn’t won in over a year but claimed success in a one mile, Class 5 race, on good to firm ground with jockey Jason Hart in the saddle.
Low and behold this race is over 1 mile, in Class 5 and with the sun beating down the ground is currently good too firm. Jason Hart is also booked for the ride. The gelding isn’t miles above his last winning mark and despite having to overcome a layoff has conditions to suit.
It's also worth a mention that he’s raced at Redcar just once before and picked up third.
A course winner who competes in Class 4 for the first time in their 43 race career Zhui Feng tackles this level. A solid third on the all-weather last time out should stand the veteran in good stead and the Amanda Perret trained runner can certainly go close if anywhere near their best.
You’ve got the likes of Mostawaa who’s been consistent this term as well as Ashazuri and Catch My Breath who’ve produced decent performances this term but it’s Zhui Feng for me who can hopefully make an overdue return to the winners enclosure.
Cashel is a course and distance winner who’s form at Kempton has been really consistent. Jockey Alistair Rawlinson has a good record when riding and grabbed a solid third here last time when a well fancied favourite. A return to a mile should help and now below his last winning mark can find his way into the mix with Tidal Racer and Baashiq looking best of the rest.
written by Rory Paddock