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Best From The West - April 22

The Stephen Miller trained Variation really impressed taking out the Listed Raconteur Stakes last start and now appears poised to go back-to-back in the sixth event at Ascot on Saturday.

Best From The West - April 22

The Stephen Miller trained Variation really impressed taking out the Listed Raconteur Stakes last start and now appears poised to go back-to-back in the sixth event at Ascot on Saturday.

Having really caught the eye first up when just peaking on his run late, Variation Horseform proceeded to take a good step forward when turning the tables on the talented Quilista Horseform.

Clearly relishing the stepping up in trip, Variation proved far too good and has clearly returned in great order, having won the Group 2 W.A. Guineas [1600m] prior to a break.


Successful in returning a new career peak, it's hard to see him taking a backwards step racing third up, with the only slight query being the drop back in trip.

Nonetheless, he is very well placed at the weights and looks to hold a distinct edged on his older rivals.

If able to repeat the level of his last start performance he simply should be too good, with winning rider Brad Parnham sticking aboard (placed 5/5).

Variation has won three of four attempts at Ascot and is clearly a 3YO heading in the right direction.

As much as $2.70 was offered about his chances early doors, though $2.50 is still available.

We have him marked odds-on and we expect him to be very hard to beat.

In the final event the Dan Morton trained Dainty Tess Horseform appears well placed to return to the winner's stall following her solid return last start.

An eye catcher late over 1000m, Dainty Tess remains open to sharp improvement racing second up and appears well placed against the older horses.

Admittedly she has received no favours with the draw, but can roll forward and should be in this for a long way.

At her best she presents a great each-way bet.

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BEST FROM THE WEST

Bet Of The Day: Race 6 #6 Variation Horseform @ $2.50

Each Way Play: Race 8 #3 Dainty Tess Horseform @ $6.50

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