The Listed Noel Murless Stakes at Ascot on Friday appears nicely as much as scratch with a cultured sextet together with two runners who featured in final month’s St Leger, reside on Sky Sports activities Racing.
3.57 Ascot – Naqeeb takes on St Leger also-rans
Chesspiece and Center Earth completed sixth and seventh respectively in final month’s St Leger and so they conflict once more within the Listed Noel Murless Stakes (3:57) at Ascot.
The previous will try and shoulder a 3lb penalty after victory at Hamilton, and ought to understand this slight drop in school with the very best score within the race.
John and Thady Gosden saddle Melrose Handicap winner Center Earth, though he stays evenly raced having solely had simply 5 begins.
The intriguing runner is unquestionably William Haggas’ Naqeed, a half-brother to Hukum and Baaeed, who was a powerful handicap winner final trip with Jim Crowley taking up within the saddle.
5.05 Ascot – Course specialist Rohaan makes an attempt to defy high weight
Afterward the cardboard, twin Royal Ascot hero Rohaan takes on 17 rivals within the Ascot Iron Stand Handicap (5:05) over six furlongs.
King’s Lynn additionally carries 9st 12lb for Oisin Murphy and Andrew Balding, having beforehand run within the Royal silks however has struggled this yr.
In a wide-open warmth, three-year-olds Darkish Thirty and Govt Choice will want noting, whereas Deadly Nymph ran a cracker at a giant worth at Doncaster final month.
2.55 Fontwell – Unanswered Prayers take drop in school
The leaping motion comes from Fontwell with the function Broadsword Group twenty fifth Anniversary Handicap Chase (2:55) carrying a £25,000 pot that has attracted six runners.
Chris Gordon’s Unanswered Prayers was very spectacular final season at Cheltenham and, though he upset a shade after that, he must go nicely off a mark of 130.
Up The Straight and Copperhead will look to capitalise on a decreased mark, whereas Dan Skelton runs Sacre Coeur over the bigger obstacles for the primary time since April 2021.
Watch each race from Hexham, Fontwell, Ascot and Newcastle on Sky Sports activities Racing on Friday October 6.