Ascot host a very competitive card on Saturday afternoon with the Ladbrokes Mobile Handicap taking centre stage in terms of prize money, where sixteen horses have been declared for the one mile four furlong event.
As expected for such a valuable race, there are numerous un-exposed sorts, with the likes of Fulgur and Spifer both trained by Luca Cumani ones to note along with the John Gosden trained Rain Mac who was a winner last time out at Pontefract. However, for the winner look no further than the Sir Henry Cecil trained Midsummer Sun, who has only had three career starts and could be very well handicapped indeed. The three year old has been given the best part of three months off after his disappointing run at Royal Ascot over one mile two furlongs in the Hampton Court Stakes (Group 3) where he finished nearer last than first in a race won by Pisco Sour (winner again since).
The beautifully bred colt has only had one run over this distance when he was a six length winner of a maiden at Haydock back in May and jockey Tom Queally will again take the reins.
Another one to watch is the Sir Michael Stoute trained Arch Fire who was only beaten a short head by Whiplash Willie at Glorious Goodwood on his one attempt at this distance. Jimmy Fortune is an eye-catching jockey booking and the 16/1 on offer at William Hill could well be rewarded.