Avidus is racing better than ever before and he maps as leading Saturday's Ascot Racecourse curtain raiser

Punting Form race reports: Saturday 2 March

The Dolores Oberman 90th Birthday Handicap will kick off Saturday's Ascot Racecourse card and, according to Punting Form's performance ratings and neural prices, Avidus ought to be TABtouch's clear favourite for the opening event.

Avidus has raced consistently well this preparation after Steele Casey made three gear changes - blinkers off, tongue bit off and tongue tie on - for his return. Mollie Clark is booked to ride Avidus for the first time this campaign and her three-kilogram claim is a bonus on a straightforward galloper that likes to roll along in front. Last time out, Avidus recorded a personal best rating with Punting Form and, if Clark and him find the front in the Dolores Oberman 90th Birthday Handicap and travel quickly but not too fast, then their opponents are going to have a tough time denying them victory in the $70,000 race over 1,600 metres.

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