Royal Ascot 2018 Daily Tips

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Friday 22nd June - Royal Ascot Day Four

2:30pm - Albany Stakes at Royal Ascot 2018

2 young horses with bags of potential race in the Albany Stakes. Aiden O’Briens Just Wonderful won his first race at Carragh last month, beating his stablemate by a neck. O’Brien’s young horses nearly always improve so expect a strong run here. The other horse in the running is Main Edition. Winning her first 2 races, this will be the first time that Main Edition is really challenged. If she can step up then she will challenge Just Wonderful all the way.

3:05pm - King Edward VII Stakes at Royal Ascot 2018

Old Persian is stepping up in grade for this race, but has shown form that makes him well fancied in the King Edward VII. The step up in distance could be another factor that might push the fillie too far, but there’s no reason he can’t continue his promising form.

3:40pm - Commonwealth Cup at Royal Ascot 2018

A winner at Ascot in 2017, Sioux Nation will be hoping to repeat that feat at this years festival. Aiden O’Brien won this race last year with Caravaggio, so know what it takes to get a winner at Ascot. Not fancied on easy ground, Sioux Nation should thrive on the good to firm ground at Ascot at the moment.

4:20pm - Coronation Stakes at Royal Ascot 2018

The two favourites going into the race faced off in the Irish 1000 Guineas, with Alpha Centauri comfortably beating Clemmie, who finished back in 9th. Before that, Clemmie was the form horse, winning her previous 3 races. Alpha Centauri might have come into the race as favourites, but hadn’t performed until the 1000 Guineas win. If Clemmie can rediscover her form at Ascot, we expect her to come out victorious.

5:00pm - Sandringham Handicap at Royal Ascot 2018

A big field the Sandringham Handicap points towards each way value in the penultimate Ascot race. Di Fede finished 3rd in at this course, and this distance, just last month. After a hard push towards the end of the race, she was perhaps unlucky just to finish 3rd. Poetic Charm is another that comes into the race in good from, after winning 2 of her first 3 races.

5:35pm - Duke of Edinburgh at Royal Ascot 2018

Having finished second in this race in 2017, Appeared will be looking to go one better this year. Thundering Blue might be the one to stop him though, winning his last race after a poor couple of races. His improved form has shown no sign of stopping and has a chance of taking the win in the final Ascot race. Now 7lb lighter, this could work in Thundering Blue’s favour has he pushes for a perfect end to the festival.

Thursday 21st June - Royal Ascot Day Three

2:30pm - Norfolk Stakes at Royal Ascot 2018

Vintage Brut was only purchased the day before Royal Ascot started and could already be a shrewd investment with a win in the Norfolk Stakes. With 2 wins under his belt at this length already, the only worry would be the ground at Ascot possibly being too firm in places. Shang Shang Shang might be the biggest worry for Vintage Brut, with trainer Wesley Ward having winners in this race before. Running impressively in the lead up to the festival, he is wearing blinkers for the first time which could make a difference.

3:05pm - Hampton Court Stakes at Royal Ascot 2018

Nordic Lights is looking impressive coming into the race, winning 2 out of his 3 races so far. Both wins at come at this distance and on good ground, which is predicted for the race. Outside competition comes from Silver Quartz who’s odds have been massively pushed out after a 7th place finish last time out. But a win and a place in his previous 2 show that on his day, he can be competitive.

3:40pm - Ribblesdale Stakes at Royal Ascot 2018

The Ribblesdale Stakes might very well be a 2 horse race, between Wild Illusion and Sun Maiden. Wild Illusion has Group 1 experience, winning in her last race at Epsom. But her previous races have all been on soft ground, so she would have been hoping for a bit of rain ahead of race day. This opens for the door for Sun Maiden. Daughter to the legendary Frankel, she has been bred to be a champion horse, but it remains to be seen if she has the talent to live up to the pedigree.

4:20pm - Gold Cup at Royal Ascot 2018

The legendary Gold Cup gets underway at 4:20, with John Gordon hoping to overcome his disappointment over Cracksman with a Stradivarius win. He has already won the Queen’s Vase in previous years, so knows what it takes to be a winner at Ascot. The big competition comes in the form of much fancied Order of St George. Winning on all grounds at all courses, Order of St George has what it takes to win any race he takes part in. Winning 5 of his last 6, it would be no surprise to see him taking home the Gold Cup.

5:00pm - Britannia Stakes at Royal Ascot 2018

Taking place down Ascot’s straight mile, Corrosive could be one to watch. Winning at this course and at this distance just a month ago, his experience could be important. Trainer Hugo Palmer has 2 big chances in this race, with his other horse Curiosity also fancied in the race.

5:35pm - King George V Stakes at Royal Ascot 2018

Frankie Dettori could be riding another winner this week when taking on First Eleven in the King George V Stakes. Bolted up for the first time in his last race, he still comfortably won by 5l at Newbury. At Ascot, he will be wearing a tongue tie for the first time, with trainer John Gosden hoping he will be unaffected again.

Wednesday 20th June - Royal Ascot Day Two

2:30pm - Queen Mary Stakes at Royal Ascot 2018

Frankie Dettori’s ridden Chelsea Cloister will be the one to beat in the opening race in day two. This will be the first time she has raced on turf, only racing on dirt previously, but an experienced jockey should help her overcome any problems. Shades of Blue has previous Ascot experience, having already won at the track. She beat fellow competitor Come On Leicester in that race, so could be won to watch in the Queen Mary Stakes.

3:05pm - Queen’s Vase at Royal Ascot 2018

Aiden O’Brien has 3 horses racing in this race, all leading favourites. It looks like O’Brien will be a winner regardless, with Southern France possibly the one to back. Only making his debut in April, he has since won twice and finished 2nd in just 3 races. Nelson is O’Briens next best shout, having already beaten 3 of the other horses in the race so far in his career. Beating Delano Roosevelt and The Pentagon in April, Nelson is another horse who is in good form.

3:40pm - Duke of Cambridge at Royal Ascot 2018

Aljazzi looks like a good shout to go one better than in 2017 to take the win. Running in this race last year, Aljazzi came second but with experience of the track and the event, don't be surprised to see her go close again this year. The Duke of Cambridge might be a group 2 race, but Hydrangea is a winner at Group 1 level. This is a step down in class for her, which sees her enter the race as favourites on all sportsbooks.

4:20pm - Prince of Wales Stakes at Royal Ascot 2018

It’s hard to look past Cracksman, who is expected to romp home. So it might be worth looking at the each way markets for this one. Hawkbill has won a couple of races and may be one to push Cracksman all the way. A poor running last time out might be the reason behind Hawkbill’s long odds, but if he can get back to his best he should be in the places.

5:00pm - Royal Hunt Cup at Royal Ascot 2018

The Royal Hunt is one of the biggest races of the racing calendar, with nearly 30 horses being entered into the race. With such a big field, experience at Ascot and in big festivals will come in useful. Raising Sand has won 2 out of 5 times in his races at Ascot, putting him in a good position going into the Hunt. Seniority is the early favourite and could be a good shout after 2 wins in his last 2 outings. In all honesty, this could be a lucky dip, in similar fashion to the grand national.

5:35pm - Jersey Stakes at Royal Ascot 2018

Headway came second in the Coventry Stakes in 2017, but after just losing out by a head, many expect him to go one better this year. Beaten in the 2000 Guineas a couple of fences out from the finish, getting back to level ground should suit him. Purser is another horse who is fancied to do well, winning 4 out his last 5 races at this distance.

Tuesday 19th June - Royal Ascot Day One

2:30pm - Queen Anne Stakes at Royal Ascot 2018

The Royal Ascot festival kicks off with a cracking Group 1 race which is sure to be fiercely contested. Rohdodendron is the favourite going into the race and will be looking to give trainer Aiden O’Brien the perfect start to the festival. Rohdodendron faced off against some of the horses in this race at Newbury last month, and will be looking for a repeat of her win there. In that race, serious competiion came from Lightning Spear, only narrowly missing out after one of the best races of their career. He will need to keep up his good form for a chance in the Queen Anne Stakes. American trained Yoshida is another horse to look out for and could be a good each way bet. Returning to action with a win, Yoshida could be a horse to watch for the remainder of the season.

3:05pm - Coventry Stakes at Royal Ascot 2018

Calyx impressed in his debut at Newmarket a couple of weeks ago, beating 9 horses to take home his first win. Frankie Dettori will be riding Calyx and with such an experienced jockey on his back, he will surely be pushed close to the front. Advertise is also racing in his second race after a debut win, beating Coventry Stakes competitors Burj and Alfie Solomons in the process. Those 2 aren’t exactly in the running in this race, but having experience against them both might prove an advantage for Advertise.

3:40pm - Kings Stand Stake at Royal Ascot 2018

Battaash and Lady Aurelia are the 2 clear favourites in this race, with many expecting it to be the best competition of the meeting. Both will be expected to fight out for first place, but with 4 places paying out at many online sportsbooks, we will be looking for each way value. Kachy and Washington DC both faced off against Battaash at Haydock, only losing out by a head. On another day, the Kings Stand Stake favourite might have lost out. With both horses out as far as 16/1 and 18/1, they could be worth a small bet.

4:20pm - St James Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot 2018

The early favourite for the St James Palace Stakes is Without Parole, but without much experience, you might be better off putting your money elsewhere. Romanised is still amongst the top favourites, but might be a bigger price than expected. Beating US Navy Flag and Gustav Klimt to win the Irish 2000 Guineas, Romanised might struggle around the bend at Ascot but is still a horse who will be in contention. Tip Two Win is aptly named for a horse that has been hotly tipped in the lead up to the race. With 5 places out of his 6 runs, he could be a good shout to place in this race.

5:00pm - Ascot Stakes at Royal Ascot 2018

2 horses with big festival experience could be the ones the back in the Ascot Stakes, with no clear favourites dominating the betting. Lagostovegas came 5th in his maiden appearance at Cheltenham in March, after very strong form towards the end of the last year. Wearing a hood for the first time in this race, it could prove a risky bet, but if he can handle the difference, then Lagostovegas will be close to the front. Whiskey Sour is the other horse that ran well at Cheltenham, coming 3rd in the County Hurdle. Both horses are trained by the legendary Willie Mullins, who will surely be hoping for a few winners throughout the festival.

5:35pm - Wolferton Stakes at Royal Ascot 2018

The first day ends with a tricky competition, with a number of horses that could be argued as favourites.Sharja Bridge is yet to finish out of the places in any race in his career, winning 1 out of his 5. Improving with each race, this could be the final push for Sharja Bridge to take home a first festival win. At a big price, Eugenio could be worth a shot for each way, after chasing down Mirage Dancer the last time the horses met. A surprise could be in order, with Eugenio trying out blinkers for the first time and hoping to improve on his recent runs.

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