Best From The West - November 3

The Team Williams trained Festival Miss was upstaged in her return, however there was plenty of merit in her performance and she should prove very hard to beat at Ascot on Saturday.

Due to contest the second event, Festival Miss was only narrowly edged out first up, when finishing second behind the progressive The Ninth Hour.

Both gallopers were key sectional mark ups and produced performances well above the bare form, her debut win last preparation also suggests as much.

On the relatively quick turnaround (10 days), she sets up well and shouldn't be too far off them from the middle draw.

When assessing Timeform weight adjusted ratings, she sits clear of her rivals and while you have to respect debut winner Deacalda, on the clock Festival Miss looks to have a bit up her sleeve.

Close to 2-1 is being offered about her chances, which is a more than worthy play, have her marked odds on.

One of the many promising gallopers stepping out of the Williams' stable at this time of year, she should prove very hard to beat.

Sticking with the Williams/Pike combination with promising mare Mississippi Delta in the last.

While unable to come into contention first up, her performance finishing sixth was very good and she is expected to improve sharply racing second up.

A winner of five of her nine starts, she came a long way in a short period last preparation and while she will be better over further, she's drawn to settle much closer this time.

On career best form she appears very well placed and if able to build on her first up performance, she should be right in the finish.

Best From The West

BET OF THE DAY (1): Race 2 #3 Festival Miss @ $2.80

BET OF THE DAY (2): Race 8 #10 Mississippi Delta @ $4.50

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Simon Dinopoulos
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