Royal Ascot Day Two - Betting Tips & Racing Preview
After smashing in a few winners on the opening day of Royal Ascot, we're hoping for even more throughout the Wednesday afternoon action and a fascinating day is in store with arguably the race of the week, the G1 Prince Of Wales's Stakes taking centre-stage. We've previewed all six races with our fancies for a brilliant day of action and remember that Betway are offering you your money back as a free bet if you lose in the first race every day so there's even more reason to heed your hunch this week!
2.30pm Queen Mary Stakes
One of the toughest races of the week with the vast majority of the field unexposed. Of the first time out winners Final Song was impressive over course and distance in May when sluicing up by five lengths. The daughter of Dark Angel has the services of Christophe Soumillon and has a fair draw. American trainer Wesley Ward likes to target this race and he is double-handed courtesy of Kimari and Anna's Fast who both won on their debuts in the homeland. However, that was on dirt and there have to be slight concerns over whether they can transfer that form to the dirt. Of the pair, Kimari appeals more having won by 15 lengths on her debut, whilst her sire Munnings has a good pedigree. Don't forget you get money back as a free bet if you lose on the first race every day of Royal Ascot with Betway so it is well worth taking up this offer!
Tip: Final Song 5/1
3.05pm Queens Vase
Always a great race for three-year-olds over an extended 14 furlongs and this year's renewal looks no different. Western Australia was impressive when stepped up in trip at Navan last time and this is a contest that Aidan O'Brien likes to win. He is the joint highest-rated horse in the contest along with stable companion Norway, who finished eighth in the Derby and they could fight out the finish. Godolphin's Jalmoud is also worth a mention having shown a smart attitude to win a Listed contest over 12 furlongs in Listed company at Longchamp in May. He is a likeable sort who is a son of Derby winner New Approach and Oaks heroine Dancing Rain, so stamina won't be an issue.
Tip: Western Australia 7/2
3.40pm Prince Of Wales Stakes
A race for the ages. A small but select field of eight which is rich in quality and this is one of the best G1 contests staged anywhere in the world. Arc second Sea Of Class makes her eagerly anticipated return to action, but she will have to be fully wound up after a 255 day lay-off is she is going to win the £750,000 contest. The daughter of Sea The Stars was one of the heavyweights of Flat racing in 2019, but Magical has also emerged as a filly to keep on the right side of. She chased home Enable at the Breeders' Cup and has impressed with three easy victories so far this term. This is another step up, but she keeps on improving with every start. Crystal Ocean is one of the most admirable horses in training and he won the Hardwicke Stakes at Royal Ascot last year. The five-year-old has won two prep races this term, but might be slightly better over 12 furlongs. French raider Waldgeist, Roger Varian's Zabeel Prince and Japan's Deirdre are others to consider in a red-hot event.
Tips: Magical 2/1
4.20pm Duke Of Cambridge Stakes
Sir Michael Stoute has been bullish in the build-up to this race on the chances of Rawdaa who finished a neck second to Lah Ti Dar in the Middleton Stakes at York last time. She looked the likely winner before just being outstayed and this race over a mile could be perfect with Frankie Dettori booked. At an each-way price, Agrotera won the Sandringham Handicap at last year's Royal Meeting and was a game winner in Listed company on her return to action and looks a good punt to hit the placings here.
Tip: Rawdaa 4/1
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5.00pm Royal Hunt Cup
James Tate's New Graduate has been the subject of one of the biggest gambles in Royal Ascot history and head the market for the £175,000 mile handicap. Set to be ridden by Frankie Dettori, the four-year-old son of New Approach won by five lengths at Ripon in April. He looks thoroughly unexposed and is worth supporting. Her Majesty The Queen is represented by Seniority who return to form with a good second at Epsom last time out. He looked very smart when winning at Goodwood last summer and is an each-way player, having started favourite for this event when eighth last year.
Tip: New Graduate 11/2
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5.35pm Listed Windsor Castle Stakes
A tricky two-year-old contest to finish but Karak, who won on turf at Belmont Park in America for Wesley Ward on her debut is interest. A daughter of Breeders' Cup Mile champion Karakontie, she has the right pedigree to be a player in this five-furlong event. Richard Fahey is a dab-hand with juveniles and Summer Sands, a smart winner at Beverley earlier this month looks an each-way player.
Tip: Karak 9/1
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