We made money again yesterday, compliments of Rizeena who was returned at a very healthy price for such a talented horse. Two big priced places, particularly with Bronze Angel meant another winning day with a 4 unit profit on the day. The last day and we are up almost 50 units this week. Ohh the glory of a winning Royal Ascot week. So on to Saturday.
2.30 The Chesham Stakes Listed – 7 furlongs
This one of the first times any of these 2 yr olds have seen a 7 furlong trip and its no small ask. Richard Hannon has won this twice in the last 10 years but honors are even amongst other trainers with the obvious point, that the big trainers have dominated this race. I can only look at form and the two that stand out are Dick Whittington for Aiden O’Brien and Toscanini for Michael Halford. Justice Well is interesting for David Elsworth as is Crown the Kitten for Wesley Ward. This is all about staying and I will go with Justice Well who is a stoutly bred colt who looks the part
Our Bet 1 unit E/W Justice Well @ 12/1
3.05 Duke of Edinburgh Stakes Hcp. 1 mile 4 Furlongs
Sir Michael Stoute has dominated this race with 3 wins in the last 9 years and Arab Spring is well fancied to run a big race in what is a moderate handicap. Blue Surf for Amanda Perrett is interesting as is Hamelin for Lady Cecil. Its a tough race to sort out and if you are getting involved then let’s side with the best combination in racing – Stoute & Moore
Our Bet @ 1 unit E/W Arab Spring @ 3/1
3.45 The Hardwicke Stakes Group 2 1 mile 4 furlongs
They can all win this race. Lots of ability at this level, Telescope could make it a big day for Stoute and Moore, Hillstare for the same stable with Dettori on board must rate a mention and Camborne is talented enough to win as well. I am going to side with the global traveller who represents an ujp and coming stable – Dandino for Marco Botti. I think we need to catch him fresh and tomorrow is his day
Our Bet : 1 unit E/W Dandino @ 8/1
4.25 The Diamond Jubilee Stakes Group 1 – 6 furlongs
The six furlong speedsters are out and the Edward Lynam band wagon rolls on with Slade Power looking to create a very special double for the Irish Trainer after Tuesdays success. Aljamaaheer looks like strong opposition to give Roger Varian his 3rd winner of the week and I can make a case for the 3 yr old Astaire for Kevin Ryan.
Our bet : 2 units E/W Aljamaaheer @ 4/1
5.00 The Wokingham Stakes Class 2 6 furlongs
No tougher race in the week. It could be 4 winners in the week for Roger Varian if Rocky Ground delivers his true ability. This four year old looks to have plenty of speed and ability and looks up to winning a race like this. Baccarrat will run a big race and seems to be at the top of his game as is Ninjago for Richard Hannon. Good horses win this race and weight is no barrier so last years winner York Glory will have no fears carrying 9-9.
Our bet : 1 unit E/W @ 10/1 Rocky Ground
5.30 The Queen Alexandra Stakes Class 2 2 mile 5 fulongs
A long distance curtain closer wraps up a brilliant week. I’m focusing on four in the race Dark Ranger at a big price, El Salvador, Tiger Cliff and Brass Ring.
In the end I’m siding with a horse I have been following and who hasn’t delivered yet but could do today.
Our bet : 1 unit E/W Brass Ring @ 8/1