Renowned Racing Post tipster Tom Segal better known as Pricewise joins Paddy Power for all five days of the Royal Ascot Festival.
2.30 pm Jersey Stakes (Group 3)
This race can throw up shocks and Aidan O’Brien won it last year with Ishvara at 20/1. Gael Force Ten looks their number one hope here and was second to stable-mate Magician who was beaten by Dawn Approach yesterday. You can’t discount the French challenger The Brothers War. in a race where Paddy Power is paying Money Back All Losers if the favourite wins the Jersey Stakes , I fancy Mutin to put it up to the market leaders.
3.05 pm Duke of Cambridge Stake (Group 2)
I’m a big fan of Duntle for Irish trainer David Wachman. She won the Sandringham Handicap here last year under a big weight and has a lot going for here. The trainer trends show that John Gosden and Sir Michael Stoute have won five of the last nine renewals and that stat can’t be ignored. The bigger stables have a better line into what’s needed to win these big races and Chigun for Lady Cecil is improving and I’ll put her and Duntle on the short-list against the field.
3.45 Prince of Wales’s Stake (Group 1)
Despite 2012 Derby winner Camelot’s great success last season I didn’t see many excuses as to why he was beaten at the Curragh by Al Kazeem last time. Roger Charlton’s runner won fair and square but I don’t think either of them are certainties. The Fugue loves 10f on fast ground and will be a bit of value against them. The Godolphin horses have a good record in this race and St Borderlino – at about 12s – is only a couple of pounds behind the top rated. If that Curragh form is over-rated – he looks the value.
4.25 Royal Hunt Cup (Heritage Handicap)
Been working on this for a week and it’s still as confusing. The one for money is Stirring Ballad. The Andrew Balding team think this one could be there best chance of a winner this week. She’s a tough filly who will enjoy the way the race is run. Patient jockeys tend to win this race if they can type this race. Previous course form also counts for a lot and Educate with Jamie Spencer aboard is my idea of the winner having won four of his last five and this stiff mile should suit. Jamie Osborne’s Field of Dreams is another I like against the field where Paddy is paying out on the first 5 home.
5.00 Queen Mary Stakes Group 2
Ed Walker’s Reroute has the clockwatchers drooling and he looks a serious player and there’s a bit of value about him. Richard Hannon’s Fast won her only race by seven lengths – so she clearly is. But stable jockey Richard Hughes has picked Oriel who was unlucky the last time while Beldale Memory with Jamie Spencer up is two from two.
5.35 Sandringham (Handicap) Listed
There’s a lot of talk about Sir Michael Stoute’s Mango Diva and John Gosden’s Woodland Aria. What you’re looking for is one of the big trainer’s who’ve got a potential Group winner on their hands. Mango Diva gave Hot Snap – who started favourite for the 1,000 Guineas a fright on the all weather before winning a maiden at Kempton easily. One master trainer with fillies though is Dermot Weld – and he loves a Royal Ascot winner. His Bracing Breeze won’t be far away.
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