Peerless Pricewise has some big-price tips to help slay the bookies on the final day of Royal Ascot 2013.
2.30 Chesham Stakes
There’s been good word for Godolphin’s Ihtimal who ran second to Kiyoshi on debut at Goodwood and that one bolted up yesterday in the Albany Stakes. The boys in blue won this last year with Tha’ir.
3.05 Hardwicke Stakes
This looks a really good race and Luca Cumani’s Mount Athos could set the standard but I fancy Roger Varian’s Ektihaam. He was really impressive when he won a Listed race here and the well beaten horses in that race have won since. In a smallish field should get to dictate things and would be one of my stronger fancies for the week.
3.45 Diamond Jubilee Stakes
Society Rock is improving for James Fanshawe and could start favourite. The Irish have a strong hand with course specialist Dandy Boy, Gordon Lord Byron and Slade Power who could give Paddy Power & Co a second winner of the week after Sole Power did the business on Tuesday. Eddie Lynam’s stable is in great form and it’s worth taking a risk on him improving form his first run when third in a Curragh Group 3.
4.25 Wokingham Stakes
Gabriel’s Lad looks to have a good chance if the rain arrives and beat Duke of Firenze over 6f here last October. William Haggas gave a big word for his Rex Imperator in a Royal Ascot preview in London who was 33s but is down to about 12/1 now but I fancy David O’Meara’s Louis the Pious looks the type to go well here and is 18/1 in a race where Paddy is paying the first 5 home.
5.00 Duke of Edinburgh Handicap
If Rex Imperator runs well then expect Stencive to do likewise in the second last. Second over course and distance last season to Ahzeemah. Reportedly lame after finishing sixth when favourite on his debut at Newmarket this season and Frankie Dettori takes over in the plate. Godolphin’s Ustura won at Windsor last time out and the second that day, Clarence House, won at Goodwood recently to frank the form. The Boys in Blues’ runner rates the danger.
5.35 Queen Alexandra Stakes
Nicky Henderson did the business with Forgotten Voice yesterday and his Courtesy Call could repeat the trick in the final – and longest race of the meeting – the Queen Alexandra Stakes.
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