Royal Ascot – day 2

17 Jun

Quick thoughts for day 2 with only three races having any betting interest for me:

2.30 Jersey Stakes
Aeolus would be a decent bet for me here if I could be sure the ground was no faster than good. His only let down this season came when it was too fast and he would probably have beaten Shifting Power ( strong forms lines on that one since ) with better luck in running on his debut. (If the ground does get too quick I could see him being withdrawn and no loss would be involved)
That Is The Spirit remains unbeaten so far and is climbing up the ladder. This represents another rise in grade but there is a strong suspicion that his opponents haven’t been going fast enough for him so far and I can see improvement to come if he can get a strong lead.
Muwaary (pulled very hard last time) and Mustajeeb, have to be respected on their respective Guineas form but are both to short for me in quite an open race.

0.5 pts ew each
That Is the Spirit 14/1 general
Aeolus 20/1 Paddy Power



3.05 Queen Mary Stakes
Despite the strong claims of Anthem Alexander and Tiggy Wiggy (may need softer ground), its noiw very hard to ignore the claims of Spanish Pipedream from the Wesley Ward stable. I got the impression that she was the most fancied of his raiding party a few weeks ago and after the impressive success of the stable’s Hootenanny in Tuesday’s final that puts her firmly in the box seat
At really big odds though I cant ignore a small bet on Coto, who didn’t get home in soft ground last time but looks a real speedball. I can see few matching her for the first four furlongs and then just hope she has enough left in the tank to hold on for the frame
0.25 pts ew Coto 66/1 (Stan james)



5.00 Royal Hunt Cup
As competitive a race as ever but Burano has caught the eye in both runs this year where he appeared unlucky to be closer in both. A mile may be at the bottom of his trip range (9 furlongs probably ideal) but a strong gallop should bring his stamina into play and given luck in running I think he represents fair value here. Few would begrudge his jockey, Jimmy Fortune, a big success here for sure.
0.75 pts ew Burano 28/1 (Stan James – ¼ 12345)




Hoping for better luck tomorrow – Hot Streak a tad disappointing that he couldn’t pick up Stepper Point today –the ground may have just gone against him and certainly for Sole Power. As for the 5.00 – that proved to be a disaster when both picks lost all chance with scrimmaging on the home turn


Thanks for reading once more and best of luck


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