Aiming high for the Royal Ascot 2020 straight track handicaps

Settle For Bay wins the Royal Hunt Cup

We are two days through Royal Ascot and there seems to be a clear bias appearing in the big field races on the straight course. Of course, a lot of rain over the next couple of days could turn things completely on its head but for now, it looks best to be aiming high.

Buckingham Palace Handicap

The opening race of the meeting was twenty-three runners over seven furlongs. The first four home came from 26, 22, 16 and 27 which gave the first sighting of a potential bias for the week. That was only the first contest so more evidence needed to be compiled on Wednesday.

Silver Hunt Cup

The first consolation race run at Royal Ascot was over a mile. Once more it was the high drawn runners that came to the fore with the placed horses berthed in 18, 17, 21 and 19. The far side never in with a chance late on but the first three home on that side should all be marked up for their run for the future.

Royal Hunt Cup

Not quite such a huge bias here but that was more due to only four jockeys opting to stay far side. 11, 5, 23 and 10 were the first four home, the runner-up the only one in the first seven past the post to have a single-figure draw.

Royal Ascot Day 3

A pair of handicaps to close out day three with the Britannia Stakes and the Sandringham Stakes. Punters are likely to be looking to play those who are drawn high once more on Thursday with one eye on the long term view to the Wokingham and the consolation for that race coming up on Saturday.


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