Today on Sky Sports Racing: Espoir De Guye bids to give Venetia Williams first seasonal success | Racing News


This week’s rain will no doubt prove crucial as the Venetia Williams yard kicks into gear and bids for a first victory of the season with Espoir De Guye at Ascot this afternoon.

2.05 Ascot – Williams contender looks to defy top weight

Venetia Williams is yet to have a winner this season but with the rain over the last week, you would imagine a success is around the corner and could come in the Royal Ascot Racing Club Handicap Chase (2:05) with Espoir De Guye.

The eight-year-old will have to shoulder top weight under Charlie Deutsch but has plenty of class and should relish the likely soft ground against a host of decent rivals.

Paul Nicholls is in flying form and sends Tamaroc Du Mathan in the Johnny de la Hey colours, who have a decent strike rate at Ascot, whilst Michael Scudamore’s Do Your Job is interesting having disappointed when favourite in the…

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