‘Deadly’ Double, Friday, September 30

‘Deadly’ Double, Friday, September 30  In the 3.45 at Ascot on Friday, Platitude returned to form with a convincing 5-length win over Vive Ma Fille in the March Stakes at Goodwood in August on his first attempt over 1 mile 6 furlongs and appears to have been found another excellent opportunity. The Dansili gelding has run well on both previous visits to the Berkshire course and seems versatile, ground-wise, so has plenty going for him.

In the 4.55 at Ascot, Noble Silk is on a long losing run, but was far from disgraced in his two previous efforts over course and distance, in 0-100 company, and has dropped to his lowest handicap mark for three seasons. The Sir Percy gelding probably doesn’t want too much rain, but the faster they go the better for him and a return to the winners’ enclosure under the up-and-coming Josephine Gordon wouldn’t be a complete surprise.

Selections: Ascot 3.45 Platitude, Ascot 4.55 Noble Silk, 1-point Win Double