God’s Own looked an improver at the back end of last season and confirmed that – to me at least – in the Old Roan where a touch of bad luck at the 3rd last (he ran into the back of the blundering Royal Regatta) just as he was building momentum. Arguably that cost him the race.
He should make amends today unless the Tizzards have pulled off another miracle with Third Intention and can get him to win back-to-back races for the first time in his career.
Dodging Bullets has never been this far. His 2 runs over 20f saw him thoroughly trounced each time, although he might well enjoy going right-handed here.
I don’t like Vibrato Valtat much. He’s another with a flattish jumping style, which could catch him out.
Skybet offer money back as a free bet if your horse is 2nd in this race – 2.05 Ascot. I strongly recommend taking up that offer with God’s Own.