Welcome to Royal Ascot Day 1. A great meeting but not one I am as passionate about as the big jumps meetings.
I will share my bets for interest and if you follow it is at your own risk and peril. I only use info from our own FTS Racing set up or any info I receive from my racing contacts.
I am happy to take a punt on the week, of course hoping to turn a profit but it is very competitive racing so I am hopeful rather that guaranteeing anything. All bets on Betfair
2.30 Palace Pier is a hotpot currently 1.41 in the market a winner at this meeting last year. 5 Odds on Runners in the Royal Meeting last 3 years – 3 winners and 2 losers. Probably will win but not for me at 1.4x. I do have a couple at prices in case the favourite slips up that I like to go well here for small money and one of those backed up in the trends PDF also this morning
Order of Australia £20 Win @ 16, £30 Place @ 2.76 -£50
Lord Glitters – £20 Win @ 44, £20 Place @ 4.8 -£40
3.05 A sketchy 2 year old race. Gisburn very impressive at Newbury surely goes well but a different opposition today and going RH instead of LH could be a difference maker. Others here on big reputations rather than hard form, One I like to go well which won well RH at Sandown and steps up a trip is Ebro River
Gisburn £25 Win @ 7 -£25
Ebro River £25 Win @ 14, £20 Place @ 3.95 -£45
3.40 Battaash has just been a jot to watch over the years and will go well here. Winter Power was great at York and one I really like at a price and ran Battaash close is Que Amoro
Que Amoro £25 Win @ 27, £30 Place @ 5.6 -£55
Winter Power £25 Win @ 6.8 -£25
Battash £50 Win @ 2.72 -£50
4:20 Plenty capable – 2000 Guineas winner Poetic Flare favs chance but think will find this tougher today, Battleground may well go better here , I think the winner though will come from Lucky Vega or Chindit who hopefully gets the mile here.
Chindit £30 Win @ 7.6 -£30
Lucky Vega £30 Win @ 7.4 -£30
5.00 All eyes on Rachael Blackmore who will just enhance further if she wins here in what is already a fantastic career, I dint think she wins this though. It is competitive I like a few here to go well. Rochester House with SDS up, Just Hubert and Golden Rules all very capable here and tip jocks may make the difference with the fractions and when to strike
Just Hubert £30 Win @ 11, £40 Place @ 3.1 -£60
Golden Rules £30 Win @ 14.5, £30 Place @ 3.25 +£36.75
Rochester House£30 Win @ 23, £30 Place @ 4.8 -£60
5.35 Competitive Race a number can win so tentative race for me. Patrick Sarsfield a decent chance and the Curragh run sets this nicely, Forest of Dean won the Winter Derby and can switch to turf well under Frankie here having wion RH at Goodwood and loves this distance.
£25 Win Patrick Sarsfield @ 5.5 -£25
£25 Win Forest of Dean @ 9 -£25
6.10 I like Saldier here for my bet of the day to either fill the wheelbarrow or get out of jail. On To Victory can outrun the price
£75 Win Saldier @ 4.7 -£75
£30 Win On To Victory @ 17, £30 Place @ 3.6 NR