Best bets for Thursday at Royal Ascot
Top judge and lead commentator Simon Holt has five bets for day three of Royal Ascot on Thursday.
Race Betting Tips: Thursday June 16
1pt wins Deauville Legend in 3.05 Royal Ascot at 16/1 (Overall)
1pt wins Magical Lagoon in 3.40 Royal Ascot at 5/2 (bet365)
2pts win Whoputfiftyinyou in 5.00 Royal Ascot at 6/1 (Overall)
1pt wins Koy Koy in 5.00 Royal Ascot at 12/1 (Overall)
0.5pts with Ouzo in 6.10 Royal Ascot at 25/1 (bet365 1.5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7)
Royal Ascot 2022 | Day Three Best Bets
Day three of Royal Ascot on Thursday offers the possibility of two wildly popular outcomes with Stradivarius bidding to emulate Yeats in winning a fourth Gold Cup, and Reach For The Moon set to launch an odds-on favorite for its owner The Queen in the Hampton Court issues.
I hope the two horses will be up to it but MAGIC LAGOON may turn out to be the best bet of the day in the Ribblesdale Stakes.
This very well bred daughter of Galileo, a half-sister to King George Novellist winner, should have a good chance of reappearing second to Navan (1m2f) at the end of April when she was just beaten on the wink by the third of the following Irish Guineas. and the fourth Oaks Concert Hall.
That form was also bolstered by third-placed Cairde Go Deo, who has since won two list races, and fourth-placed Tranquil Lady won a group three next time before finishing sixth at Epsom.
Always at the forefront in Navan, Magical Lagoon fought bravely and, pedigree, should be well suited to this increase in distance. She is the highest rated runner in the peloton and although Sea Silk Road looks open to a lot of improvement for the William Haggas team, she will have to find quite a bit after a disappointing narrow loss to the Eternal Pearl at Goodwood.
Among other races, a little interest is advised for three very competitive handicaps starting with THE LEGEND OF DEAUVILLE in the King George V Handicap.
There are plenty of possibilities here, but James Ferguson’s lightly raced gelding put in a stunning performance to win for the first time at Windsor in late April, before he stood out in the paddock.
This race lasted over a mile and a quarter, but the son of Sea The Stars (out of a Hernando mare who also produced the very useful Sea La Rosa) seems certain to be suitable for two more furlongs here.
The bare bones of the Windsor shape might not be too exciting, but the impression was more compelling, and an 89 rating might just feel forgiving in the future.
Later, WHO PUT FIFTY IN YOU may well prove tough to beat as they seek to maintain their unbeaten record against 29 rivals in the Britannia Handicap.
It’s hard to knock this improving colt whose last Silver Bowl win at Haydock was generously boosted by runner-up Mighty Ulysses, a very close fifth in Tuesday’s St James’s Palace Stakes while the third six-length Outgate won in Chester last Saturday.
Whoputfiftyinyou received a 10-pound raise for the success but that now looks well in his compass and providing a high draw near the stands is no downside he can win again.
On a line through Outgate, KOY KOY is not without luck at bigger odds. The colt of Andrew Balding, winner by a wide margin at Newbury last September and better off by 4 pounds with the re-opposing Saga for a defeat by a length and a quarter at this course (7f) before, stumbled at the start when he was second to Outgate in Chester on his reappearance.
Koy Koy from pit eight is pulled from the opposite side of the course to Whoputfiftyinyou and the previous course form is still positive.
To finish, OUZO could be worth a small interest each way for the closure of Buckingham Palace Handicap.
Formerly trained by Richard Hannon, the six-year-old got off to a flying start for Jamie Osborne when he went down by a neck at Rebel Territory at Sandown in the Whitsun Cup last month.
Up 2lbs for that effort, he was running a mark 2lbs higher when fourth behind Real World in last year’s Royal Hunt Cup at this meeting, although he didn’t not benefited from the best of the runs.
It’s possible that those seven furlongs are on the safe side for Ouzo, who has run mostly a mile since winning that trip as a youth, but the first-time cheek adjustment might just perk him up and he should be running. strongly in the final stages from a draw from the stands.
Based on Sandown’s evidence, a change of stable appears to have been beneficial.
Posted 6:55 PM BST 6/15/22
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