Royal Ascot | Day Three betting preview
Sean Goff dips into Paddy Power’s database to see where YOUR money is going on Thursday’s big races.
Paddy refunded £1m to punters on Day Two of Royal Ascot as Gale Force Ten blew a gaping hole in the balance sheet at Power Tower.
The Ascot Gold Cup is Thursday’s highlight on day with plenty being backed in what is one of the most open contests in recent years.
Here are the best backed horses on PaddyPower.com on Ladies Day at Royal Ascot 2013 ahead of the off…
2.30 pm: Coach House
Aidan O’Brien has saddled four winners at the festival so far and the Listed winner at the Curragh has been backed off the boards (2/1f from 11/4) to make it win number five in Thursday’s opener. The rest look like they’re running for place money and mobile and text betting punters will get their money back if their horse finishes second in this race.
Alive Alive Oh NR
John Gosden’s Winsili has been propelled to the best backed in this race at 1pm after the defection of favourite Alive Alive Oh and The Lark. Irish 1,000 Guineas third Just Pretending is the second fav ahead of Elik.
3.45pm: Simenon & Estimate
The day-three feature is wide open with a quarter of the field rated within a few pounds of each other. In the early exchanges Willie Mullins’ dual winner at the track last year is just shading it in the payout stakes from the Queen’s horse in what looks a cracking contest.
Champion jockey Richard Hughes is usually more Robin Van Persie than Fernando Torress at this track but has yet to ride a winner going into day three. The Hannon-Hughes combo will hope that their unlucky-in-running Wentworth can make up for his Goodwood traffic jam in this 28-runner handicap where Paddy is doing his bit for punters by paying the first 6 home.
Classic contenders, Group One placed horses and a couple of unexposed horses in the field – this could be one of the races of the five-day meeting. John Gosden’s improver Remote is the one for money after slamming a subsequent Listed winner Baltic Knight by six lengths at Doncaster. A few of these have been dining at the top table in previous runs and have decent form in the book to prove it.
5.35pm: Bold Sniper/Eshtiaal
The getting out stakes are never easy at Royal Ascot and half – if not more – of the field have a chance in this 18-runner handicap. On what could be a good day for jockey Ryan Moore and Sir Micheal Stoute Bold Sniper has attracted bucket loads of cash as has the hat-trick chasing Eshtiaal from Brian Meehan’s stable.
- Get into your stride with legendary tipster Pricewise’s Day Three tips here
- Matt Chapman’s got an each-way steal in the Gold Cup. Find out his picks here