If you’re looking for some top racing tips for this year’s Ladies Day at Royal Ascot then you’ve come to the right place
Brian Smith has been providing Business in Berkshire readers with his top tips since 2005 & he always manages to find a winner or two each day… which will be today’s ROYAL ASCOT LADIES DAY WINNING TIPS?
You never know who you are going to meet at Royal Ascot, check out this chap who was lucky enough to bump into our Barry Zimmerman! Me & the Mrs are usually lucky enough to bump into and enjoy a nice bottle or red or two during the day!
And a couple of year’s ago I was lucky enough to capture this video of the Royal carriages making their way to Ascot. Make sure you visit Windsor this summer and pay John a few quid for a tour of the park in his horse & carriage.
I always joke with Brian about him going through his formula, checking the going, which way the wind is blowing and coming up with his selection… while I simply pick No.4 in each race… who’ll win the most this Ladies Day?
Royal Ascot Forecasted Winners for Thursday 20th June
2.30 Norfolk Stakes (Class 1) (Group 2). 2 year olds. 5f
Aiden O’Brein enters Coach House, a Curragh Listed winner which is likely to go off favourite today and William Haggas enters Saayerr which following a successful run at Salisbury then following up at Windsor clearly showed that speed is there in abundance. However, all the way from the USA is Wesley Ward’s runner No Nay Never, a Keenland winner albeit on polytrack, will likely burst from the stalls to take an early hand with ground in his favour following no overnight rain.
Main bet: NO NAY NEVER 5/1 to win No: 10 on the racecard.
3.05 Ribblesdale Stakes (Class 1) (Group 2) (Fillies) 3 year olds. 1m 4f
Third in the Oaks was The Lark who is expected to go well as is Just Pretending whose RPR is well ahead of the field. John Gosden has trained Winsili for this race having scored a success with Michita in 2008. Her trial at Newbury proved successful and this big improvement should augur well today. Alive Alive Oh is the threat but may need more cut in the ground than could be delivered today yet possesses a fine turn of foot and has a massive scope for improvement. Alive Alive Oh won by 6 lengths at Navan last time out so is a serious contender and gets my vote today.
Main bet: ALIVE ALIVE OH 5/2 to win No: 1 on the racecard.
3.45 Gold Cup (Class 1) (Group 1). 2m 4f
Last year’s Queen’s Vase and Sagaro Stakes winner ESTIMATE is my pick. This horse has massive stamina and loves Ascot (horses for courses again?) This horse is owned by The Queen so how nice it would be for her to pick up the Gold Cup today at Her Royal Ascot. Estimate is yet to be proven at the 2m4f trip but her trainer, Sir Michael Stout, is not phased by that assuring us that he is “bred for the job through and through.” Other contenders are Saddlers Rock, winner of the Goodwood Cup, who will love the trip and last year’s winner Colour Vision, but it would be a miracle if he won here again today. However, 2010 winner Rite of Passage is a really big danger. Times Up could be there or thereabouts at a good price. Simenon is undoubtedly a main danger with Saddlers Rock having won twice at last year’s meeting and put in a career-best performance last time out in the Chester Cup so both could give Estimate most to do.
Main bet: ESTIMATE 9/2 to win. No: 18 on the racecard.
4.25 Britannia Stakes (Heritage Handicap) (Class 2) 3 year olds. 1m 4f
30 thunder to post so is really an avoid race. Cape Peron could be worth a look following an impressive win at Doncaster provided the ground has a bit of give in it. Richard Hannon trained Wentworth could prove a useful each way bet if his recent Goodwood run is anything to go by. However, these are first and second favourites and if previous large runner races are anything to go by I would look for higher odds like Haafaguinea which acts under pressure, has never been out of the frame, is likely to improve and is trained by Clive Cox.
Main bet HAAFAGUINEA 14/1 each way No: 6 on the racecard.
5.00 Tercentenary (formerly Hampton Court) Stakes (Class 1) Gp 3, 3 year olds. 1m 2f
German trained Chopin, impressive at Epsom will like this shorter trip. Van Der Neer and Windhoek could give Chopin most to do. Mark Johnson trained Windhoek was unbeaten until his 5th place in the Dante and will find the distance no problem. Anyway, it was probably the soft ground that did for Windhoek that day so faster ground will suit. John Gosden trained Remote makes most appeal despite a rise in grade today, following comprehensive wins at both Newbury and Doncaster.
Main bet: REMOTE 7/2 to win No: 8 on the racecard.
5.35 King George V Stakes (Heritage Handicap) (Class 2) 1mile 4f
Her Majesty enters Bold Sniper which has a really good chance of making it today as does Another Cocktail who will be better off on firmer ground than the soft ground experienced at the Lingfiled Derby Trial. Mick Channon’s Elidor @ 20/1 is interesting, will not find the distance a problem and with a 2nd place at Doncaster under the belt could improve today. Royal Skies has come into winning form twice at Pontefract and Musselburgh following 11 previous attempts could prove interesting too.
Main bet: ROYAL SKIES 10/1 each way No: 5 &/or ELIDOR 20/1 No: 13 on the racecard.
Brian Smith – International Marketing Consultant
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