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 Albany Stakes (Group 3)
Riposte gave Lady Jane Cecil the winner everyone wanted in the Ribblesdale Stakes yesterday and the half-sister to Frankel Joyeuse could make it a double.
3.05 pm King Edward VII Stakes (Group 2)
Battle of Marengo was fifth at Epsom and could be vulnerable under a penalty. Godolphin have a fair record in this race and run Tha’ir while Mutashaded looks bred to perform at a mile and a half.
3.45 Coronation Stakes (Group 1 Fillies)
I’m keen to take on Newmarket 1,000 Guineas winner Sky Lantern and the Irish Fillies Classic winner Just the Judge. Everything went right for Sky Lantern at Newmarket. The two French fillies look decent and come here a bit under the radar as does Jim Bolger’s Rehn’s Nest who was second to Just the Judge at the Curragh. Dermot Weld’s Big Break is progressing and looks a contender but I really think it’s worth taking them on with Alain de Royer-Dupre’s Siyenica.
4.25 Wolferton Handicap
Godolphin’s Albasharah is unbeaten but has gone up to a rating of 104 from 88 and needs to improve again to win this. John Gosden has won this contest for the last two years (Gatewood 2012) but it looks a tall order for his Dick Doughtywilie this year. I fancy Ascot specialist Fattsota who impressed in beating Willing Foe in third over 1m 4f last July.
5.00 Queen’s Vase (Group 3)
Disclaimer would be a popular choice for Lady Jane Cecil and is unbeaten in three starts this year. Leading Light should go off favourite for Aidan O’Brien. Mark Johnston is the man to follow in this race as he’s won it five times in the past decade and saddles three here.
5.35 Buckingham Palace Stakes
A tough handicap to solve and horses who don’t get into the Hunt Cup and aren’t quick enough for the Wokingham usually end up here. James Fanshawe could have the answer to this in Emilio Largo who’s only 1lb higher than when fourth over 6f at this track last time. Sir Michael Stoute’s Enrol was beaten a nose at Newmarket by Nocturn and finished like a train over 6f so should appreciate the extra furlong here. I’m leaning towards Dream Tune, who ran a blinder in the Victoria Cup here last month, and Campanology who looked in top form at the Curragh last month. Both horses are drawn on the outside which could play to their advantage.
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