Royal Ascot has the habit of throwing up some massive-priced winners and this week should be no different. Here are four big outsiders that could land their respective races at huge odds below.
HEY JONESY – Tuesday @ 1.15pm
Down the field in all three big-field handicaps he participated in at the tail end of last year but Kevin Ryan has won this race twice in recent years and his string are in great form at present.
Beaten less than two lengths in the Group 1 Commonwealth Cup here in 2018, if he can come back to anywhere near that level of form he will win this race in a canter off a lowly mark of 99.
HIT THE BID – Tuesday @ 3.35pm
Battaash is without doubt the best horse in this race but he looks well worth taking on considering he was second in this the last two years and no favourite has won the race since Scenic Blast in 2009.
Hit The Bid might be able to reach the frame at huge odds. Classic-winning rider Oisín Murphy is booked to ride this Irish-trained runner and international runners have won this race eleven times since 2000.
He has some smart form in the book and is usually never far off even at Group 1 level. He will likely fall short once again but he won’t be far away and a third-place finish is not out of the question in what looks a weak enough renewal.
WARGRAVE – Wednesday @ 3.35pm
Four-year-old Group 2 winner on the snowy-peaked Swiss venue St Moritz in February, making a perfect start for new trainer Baker after a spell with Fozzy Stack in Ireland.
Sold for 100,000 guineas at the Tattersalls sales last autumn, he is an exciting recruit to the yard that won the Royal Hunt Cup back in 2013 with shock 33-1 winner Belgian Bill.
STEADMAN – Wednesday @ 4.10pm
Daniel Tudhope rode Soldier’s Call to victory in the Windsor Castle Stakes two years ago and he has another good opportunity to repeat the feat about this David O’Meara trained colt.
Runner-up to The Lir Jet on debut at Yarmouth, a runner that has huge potential and is entered in the Norfolk Stakes this week, that could prove to be very solid form and he is not without hope in Listed company here.