Seniority has been running well of lateand looks to be building up to a big performance, so at 7/2 plenty of appeal in the 4.10 at Ascot today.

This Sir Michael Stoute trained five-year-old enjoyed his finest hour 13 months ago at Glorious Goodwood when landing the ultra-competitive Golden Mile Handicap.

After being held-up by Ryan Moore, the son of Dubawi had to weave his way through through the tightly packed 17-runner field.

He found himself behind a wall of horses as the furlong marker, but when eventually seeing daylight quickened up smartly to get up close home and score going away by half-a-length from Poet’s Society off a mark of 98.

Seniority was then far from disgraced at this meeting when a 4 3/4 lengths sixth of eight to Lord Glitters in the Group 3 Strensall Stakes over 1m 1f where he made promising headway two from home until weakening late inside the final furlong.

The form of that race reads well in relation to this and Seniority is able to race in it off what looks a workable mark of 101.

Having caught the eye two starts back when staying on as a never nearer fourth of 12 to Military Law at Newcastle, Seniority showed he could be competitive off it when a fine 2 1/2 lengths fourth of 20 to Beat Le Bon in this year’s renewal of the Golden Mile Handicap.

This is a weaker class 2 and Seniority looks to have lots going for him and is taken to gain a deserved success.

THE BET recommended bet: 3pts win Seniority (7/2 generally available – use BOG firms)