Royal Ascot Day 2 is upon us and we will get straight into the selections after looking at yesterday’s results.
Although the Twitter fancies were good, we made a small loss of 0.9 points yesterday after CALLING THE WIND was placed in the Ascot Stakes to add to the losses of INDESTRUCTIBLE and BOBSLEIGH. That has us on a P&L of 27.75 points profit from 38 points stakes.
TRIPLE TIME. NEIL CALLAN ????
— Ash Symonds Journalism (@ASymondsJourno) June 20, 2023
Looking to find pick up tomorrow, let’s get started.
Duke Of Cambridge Stakes – Queen Aminatu @ 10/1 with Boylesport – 1pt EW
Finally, QUEEN AMINATU is going to run.
Despite being entered a few times after her promising third to Sacred in the Group 3 Chartwell Fillies’ Stakes last time out, connections are now unleashing her at the Berkshire track.
— At The Races (@AtTheRaces) May 13, 2023
This filly by Muhaarar has been on my agenda for a while, but the run at Lingfield in May confirmed to me why I liked her so much as she showed great determination and stamina to stay on behind an on-song Sacred, who on her day, can compete in Group 1-level races.
Although her record on the turf reads 0-6, three of her last five races were successful outings and she will be race fit for tomorrow having raced three races already this year.
William Haggas’ four-year-old looks like she can step up to the higher levels against the mares and at 10/1 for the Duke Of Cambridge, let’s hope tomorrow is the day.
Kensington Palace Fillies’ Handicap – Tarrabb @ 9/1 with Boylesport – 1pt EW
If I fancy Queen Aminatu, which is a Group 3 contest, then on collateral form, I am also backing TARRABB in the race directly before at 9/1 with Boylesport.
This Exceed And Excel filly got the better of my previous fancy in a handicap at Haydock when giving away two pounds and has gone on to run well in two handicaps since.
A step up in trip was not a problem!
— ITV Racing (@itvracing) August 7, 2022
Fast forward to this season, Owen Burrows’ four-year-old ran a good race on reappearance at Chelmsford under tomorrow’s jockey, William Buick, and that run should mean she’ll be ready for a tilt at Royal Ascot.
For a Godolphin-bred filly who only made her debut as a three-year-old, like her sire, Exceed And Excel, and damsire, Pivotal, hopefully, she can continue to get better with age and I will be backing her off a mark of 91.
Royal Hunt Cup – Perotto @ 7/1 with William Hill – 2pts WIN
There is no messing around with this fancy; he either wins or he bombs out.
I put PEROTTO up earlier in the week on my Ante-post Analysis piece, which went live on Friday, and his price has stayed the same at a general 7/1 with William Hill.
Having won the Britannia Stakes in 2021 off a three-pound higher mark, a small leap of faith is required to hope that Roger Varian’s five-year-old is back to his best, but efforts behind Triple Time last September, a now Group 1 Queen Anne winner, and Chindit last July, a Group 1 Lockinge Stakes runner-up, showed encouragement towards one big run.
— At The Races (@AtTheRaces) June 17, 2021
Back on better ground and using his falling handicap mark to his advantage, his claims are obvious for the Royal Hunt Cup, as explained in the Ante-post Analysis piece, and he should run a good race.