Blimey, what an opening day we have had to Royal Ascot with fine performances from Frankie Dettori & John Gosden, who landed a treble on the opening day and we have another day of top class racing to look forward to….. So we best get under way. Hello and Welcome to arseonlinetips, a 100% Independent racing blog. No affiliate links here!
Charlie will give you his selections and a recap, while Rich is here with Final Word… Over to you Charlie…
Charlie – yesterday didn’t go well for my main 3 selections as Beauty Filly could only manage 2nd, Just a Feeling was Pulled up and Seinsational won as expected at 11-10, giving me something to take from the day, however my tracker won the 5.35 at Ascot and was 12-1 when posted although returned at 8-1 so can’t really grumble too much.
We go again and my 3 selections for Wednesday’s races are listed below.
Emaraaty -Is a tracker of mine and after yesterday’s won at Ascot, I couldn’t not tip it to be honest as that would be foolish. Emaraaty comes here in great Nick having won at Newcastle over 7f in a Class 5 race in April this year, next race was a step up in Class to a Class 2 handicap at York where finishing 2nd by a short head to Society Power. That form looks decent and wouldn’t be a surprise if Emaraaty won again here as the horse just oozes Class.
Competition -Has finished 2nd either side of pulling up at Huntingdon over 2m back in May, latest 2nd was at Yarmouth over 1m 3f and was only beaten a short head by Sexy Secret and can go one better here.
Storm Over -Lightly campaigned having won 3 from 7 on the all-weather, although was disappointing at Newmarket and Epsom latest, but may have needed those runs to blow the cobwebs away. Back on the all-weather could be a different proposition and at 12-1 gets my vote as today’s 3b.
Well that’s my thoughts on today’s selections, good luck if following and please remember to keep stakes small so it doesn’t hurt your pocket. I will now hand you over to Rich for The Final Word.
Rich’s Final Word –
Only Without Patrol won for this section, I think the others ran below par yesterday but fair play to the winners and hopefully, with the smaller yards winning it will boost their quality of horses and get more owners into the yard, which can only be good for them and racing… Anyway on to today..
Wesley Ward has come armed with sprinters and his 2 year old in the Queen Mary(2.30) Group 2 5f is Chelsea Cloisters, the filly is thought to be his best he has in his armour this season. Having made a winning Keeneland 5f debut on the Dirt by a wide margin and she is following in the footsteps of Lady Aurelia. A couple to be wary of are York C1 Listed winner Signora Cabello who is 2 from 3 since making debut in April
Queens Vase(3.05) Group 2 3yo Only over 1m 6f and Stream of Stars is a Sea the Stars gelding, who following a debut runner up spot over 1m 2f at Newmarket in April, stepped up to 1m 4f at this course to win a C3 maiden by 1 & 1/2 lengths and now steps up in class & trip…..
3.40 – Duke of Cambridge Stakes. Fillies’ Group 2 over 1m and having finished runner up on her seasonal return, Galileo Filly Hydrangea is a duel group 1 winner. A winner here on Champions Day in October over 1m 2f and is very adapt at this distance too….
Prince of Wales Stakes(4.20) Group 1 over 1m 2f and this is all about Frankel colt Cracksman. He is unbeaten in his last 5 runs and was a winner here on Champions Day. Returned this season to land the Prix De Granay at Longchamp and followed up with a heart stopping head win in the Coronation Stakes on June 1st… Who will chase him home? Hawkbill, was 25 lengths behind Cracksman on his first start since winning the Dubai Sheema Classic in Meydan from Poet’s Voice, who is also in the field today, these 3 should make up the first 3 home, but we will see!
There are 7 again today, no cookies yesterday but maybe today we will have more than reduced M&S melon…..
Enjoy the ITV coverage and remember to only bet what you can afford….. Hopefully we will have a winner or 3 today….
All the Best – Charlie & Rich