It’s the best week of the flat racing season, aside from the pomp and pageantry, there are thirty races to enjoy and we have runner by runner guides and Royal Ascot tips for every single one of them. The first big punt of the week has been on the Queen to wear a blue hat this afternoon, you can find the equine market movers here.
Eight of the last eighteen winners of the St James’s Palace Stakes have won the Irish 2000 Guineas prior to their Royal Ascot success. A phenomenal strike rate which can be enhanced this afternoon with our NAP of the day.
Despite conceding race fitness to his main rivals, he ran the field into the floor on that occasion, growing into his massive frame well from two to three. The scary thing for his opposition today is that there is a strong suspicion that the horse has more to come yet!
Well Of Wisdom took a sizeable bump to the right when trying to make his challenge at Newbury last time out. He was just behind Fort Myers there, getting the worst of the scrimmaging but is still available at a bigger price than that rival.
Charlie Appleby could hardly be in better form coming in with four winners from his last five runners and with a fourth place being paid by many bookmakers, he can reward the each way money.
A wonderful lady from Sandown in the 1990’s was an advocate for the top and bottom forecast, landed with annoying regularity for those of us who spent time studying the form. The Coventry Stakes could be that race this afternoon for a personal blast from the past, affectionately known in our household as ‘doing an Aida.’
Much like Cheltenham, bookmaker special offers are common for Royal Ascot. From price boosts to extra place races, it’s a lot to take in. With five great days action coming up, our Royal Ascot Free Bets & Offers page is your betting bible to make the most from this extraordinary week of racing.
For those casual punters looking for a bit of fun, coincidental names are punted. Tiger Roll and Tiger Woods winning the National and Masters in quick succession a recent example.
Those with a penchant for outsiders today could do worse than take those with mountains to climb! Matterhorn in the first, Skardu (a mountain town at about a quarter mile above sea level in Pakistan) to place behind the NAP in the St James’s Palace and then Mountain Angel in the last!
An each way treble is a tasty 4640/1 for three winners!