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There is plenty of racing away from the 1st day of the Royal meeting, so let’s see what we have in store for you today….
Charlie has his Selection’s and another fine winner yesterday after 2 runner up spots, a full house is due soon and we have Chris Price’s Ascot Day 1 Nap and Eachway selections and Rich has his Final Word for you all form Royal Ascot(With Trackers) So let’s get this extravaganza of racing started… Were under orders….. And were off….
Beauty Filly -Won on debut at Yarmouth over 6f back in September in a Class 4 race was then sent to York to contest a Class 5 race over 7f and finished 4th, goes up in trip again to 7f 218y if handling the extra yardage today could bounce back with a win in a pretty weak race.
Just A Feeling -Recently underwent a breathing op and won both starts since, one over hurdles and the other over fences, is now 6lb worse off but still looks on a dangerous mark and could easily go in again for the Skeltons who are in fantastic form at the moment.
Seinsational -Ready winner last time out at Windsor after sporting first time visor.Carries a penalty for that victory but Jock claims 5lb and negates most of that penalty. If repeating form shown in previous race could go In again.
I have a tracker in the 5.35 Ascot it’s Monarchs Glen, currently available at 12-1 although is carrying extra weight has shown enough in recent races to outrun that price, wears first time hood today and if forgiven last run at meydan when race didn’t pan out for it, won previous 2 races prior to that run and looks overpriced here on the basis of that.
Well that’s my thoughts on today’s selections and tracker, good luck if following and please remember to keep stakes small so it doesn’t hurt your pocket.
Chris Price’s Ascot Day 1 Nap And Eachway Selections
Rich’s Final Word – Royal Ascot
I guess we should start with the Opening race of the 2018 Royal Ascot meeting. And what an opening day we have in store!
The Queen Anne Stakes(2.30)Group 1 over 1m…. Benbatl, last season’s Epsom Derby 5th returns to the UK. Having been running over at Meydan, where he won Group 3, Group 2 and landed the Group 1 Dubai Turf when last seen. The one downside is that he is better over a couple of furlongs further, so we will see if Aidan O’Brien’s Rhododendron fresh from winning the Lockinge last month after a 4th to Cracksman at Longchamp…..
The Coventry Stakes(3.05) 2yo Only Group 2 over 6f has been blown wide open by Calyx, John Gosden has a cracker on his hands and after winning by 5 lengths in a Novice Stakes at Newmarket has given Sergei Prokotiev a run for his money. Aidan’s Scat Daddy colt, is 2 from 3 this season, winning his last two runs, but they are over 5f and this is a step up in trip, I have no worries about that as his Dam’s sire was Tapit and as we have seen Scat Daddy colts can go more than 6f and I think it will be a classic battle, who wins?
From a Scat Daddy colt to a Scat Daddy mare, where Lady Aurelia returns to Ascot in the Kings Stand(3.40) Group 1 over 5f. The good Lady is 2 from 2 over C/D and will be looking to retain her crown, when winning by 3 lengths. Now partnered with regular USA Jockey Joel Rosario and her last breeze at Keeneland noted to be 59 seconds over 5f Trainer Wesley Ward will be hoping to make it 3 from 3. I suspect Battaash will have a say in whether Lady Aurelia takes home the crown or not. His only defeat was to the 6 million Guineas Mare Marsha at York and won on his seasonal return by a head in the Temple Stakes at Haydock. This is his second run since having wind surgery, so we can expect fireworks at the finish…..
St James’ Palace Stakes Group 1 for 3yo Only over 1m see’s Without Patrol, John Gosden/Frankie Dettori team up with his Frankel colt, who is unbeaten and 3 from 3. Winning both turf starts this term. Fresh from his Sandown Class 1 Listed win from Gabr(who is in the field again today and this is his 2nd start of the season) comes across a highly regarded French raider in Wootton, who was 4th in the French 2,000 Guineas and Tip Two Win, who was runner up at Epsom when last seen in the English 2,000 Guineas. Tip Two Win is already a Group 3 runner up as well as a Listed winner, this is no gimme for Without Patrol…..
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