Pieros

If I reflect on my journey, I realize that horse racing gambling has been a lifelong passion for me. It all began when I was merely fourteen years old, though I must admit that success didn't always come easily. Learning the hard way, with the weight of my own money at stake, taught me valuable lessons that I carry with me to this day. However, my life took a significant turn when Betfair entered the scene. This remarkable internet platform opened doors for me, offering an opportunity to study and analyze the fluctuating odds in an entirely new way. I witnessed countless individuals laying horses rated at 12/1 on the course, hoping to make a quick twenty quid, only to face long-term consequences. Sadly, many of those impulsive heroes are no longer with us. After spending several years dedicated to studying and testing this revolutionary betting approach, I made a life-changing decision. I bid farewell to my position as a sales manager and fully embraced a life devoted to horse racing. Since then, I have been joyfully immersed in this extraordinary sport, managing to generate profits while becoming completely addicted to the thrill of making accurate predictions. When I back a winner, I can't help but celebrate loudly, eager to let everyone know that I was spot on. I have developed an aversion to backing short-priced favorites and consciously avoid placing bets on odds-on runners. Although, I must admit that I occasionally succumb to the temptation and back a favorite, only to feel a tinge of guilt or a sense of foolishness when it fails to deliver. Despite my many years of experience, I remain a perpetual learner, constantly seeking to expand my knowledge and refine my strategies. In recent years, I have had the privilege of establishing connections with numerous racing yards, even coming close to owning racehorses. Yet, I have hesitated to take that leap of faith, missing out on some truly remarkable opportunities. My adoration for juveniles and their raw talent fuels my ambition, and I am determined to enter the market as an owner in the near future, driven by a burning desire to be a part of their incredible journeys. Horse racing has been my lifelong passion, and I am grateful for the lessons it has taught me. Every day, I am reminded of the vastness of this sport and the endless opportunities for growth and discovery. As I embark on this exciting path, I invite you to join me, sharing in the joy and anticipation that only horse racing can offer. Together, let us celebrate the triumphs, learn from the losses, and embrace the beauty of this remarkable world.

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23 June 2024
15:00 3:00 Pontefract

River Of Stars

Daily Racing

100 WINNAP

@2.00

Win

100

Not the best starting draw for River Of Stars, but she is nine pounds clear on official ratings from the next best and carries the same weight as her rivals, giving her some room for mistakes and still being entitled to take this listed event; only running in Group 2 and 3 races, she takes a drop in class. Her prep run on seasonal reappearance was full of promise in the Bronte Cup at York, despite running too keenly over 1m6f. This shorter distance at this stiff track should play to her strengths. Ralph Beckett is 2/3 here at Pontefract this year and is always among the winners when sending his horses here. With William Buick booked for the job, she must have a huge chance to land the odds.
22 June 2024
18:15 6:15 Royal Ascot

Dawn Rising

Daily Racing

50 EWNOTETip made at odds of 6.50 on 22/06 at 10:530.20 deduction for Queenstown@4.50 withdrawn at 11:190.15 deduction for Tashkhan @6.500 withdrawn at 12:01R4 Adjusted Odds = 1 + 5.50 x (1-0.35) = 4.58

@4.58

Lose

-15

Dawn Rising is weak in the market, but several of his rivals have questions to answer over this trip, and he makes solid appeal at around 11/2. He won this contest last year, staying on gamely in the closing stages, and has had a similar preparation for the race. He has excellent Group place form and was third of thirty in the Irish Cesarewitch. Joseph O’Brien has booked William Buick for the ride, which could give JP McManus another Royal Ascot winner. An each way shout at 11/2.
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17:40 5:40 Royal Ascot

Approval

Daily Racing

50 EW

@7.00

Lose

-100

Approval is a mix of speed and stamina, having broken his maiden in emphatic style by scoring almost five lengths last time out at Windsor. He recorded a time one second below standard, doing it easily. He was twice a runner-up over one mile, but he clearly improved when stepping up two furlongs in trip. This is a smaller field than expected, and he could dominate from the front or take a prominent position. According to Racing Post figures, he makes his handicap debut seven pounds below his last performance at Windsor and comes with a nice light weight of 8-13. He has an each way shout at around 6/1.
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17:05 5:05 Royal Ascot

Saint Lawrence

Daily Racing

25 EW

@41.00

Lose

-50

It is not very promising that Hollie Doyle takes the ride on another horse in the race, but last year's winner Saint Lawrence looks a bit overpriced at 40/1 and given that bookies are paying 6/8 places, he is worth a small bet. He has been running poorly this term, but over seven furlongs which stretches his stamina to the limit. Last summer, he finished third in a Group 1 at Deauville, only beaten by ½ length by horses rated +110. If he can rediscover some of that form, he is right in contention. The headgear being back on could be an angle, and he is drawn in high numbers, which is probably the part of the track where this race will develop.
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16:25 4:25 Royal Ascot

Haatem

Daily Racing

75 WINNOTENon runners at 10.0 or more so no R4 deduction

@5.00

Win

300

Despite a three-pound penalty, I think Haatem is the form horse in this contest and is worth a bet at around 4/1. He has been thriving since coming back from a break, returning with a Group 3 success before finishing third in the 2000 Guineas at Newmarket. He was later just touched off by stablemate Rosallion in the equivalent Irish race, with River Tiber a well-beaten third. The form of these races has worked out well, and I see him going well, drawn on the near side of the track. I suspect the drop of one furlong in distance is just what he needs and he could steal the race by kicking for home early.
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Kikkuli

Daily Racing

25 EWNOTENon runners at 10.0 or more so no R4 deduction

@26.00

Win

100

In the each-way market, I can’t resist having a small bet on Kikkuli, the last half-brother to Frankel in training, with the dam Kind recently having died at the age of 20. He has been a long-term project, improving with every run and yet to finish out of the first two places in three runs. He won his maiden over this distance at Newmarket, before bumping into a mud lover at Sandown, who subsequently did well when sixth in a Group 1 at this meeting. He drops back to his winning distance and I suspect he will enjoy this quicker ground and a stronger pace as he can be keen. He has plenty to find on official ratings with the best, but he is clearly unexposed and improving, and has the pedigree to be top class. At 25/1, he could run on for a place in the frame.
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15:45 3:45 Royal Ascot

Believing

Daily Racing

50 EW

@5.50

Lose

-5

George Boughey has his horses in excellent form and has decided to enter Believing again after she ran an absolute cracker last Tuesday in the Group 1 King Charles III Stakes, finishing a staying-on fourth over the minimum trip. The eye-catching part of that run is that she made up all the ground on her own at the far side, which was not the best part of the track during the day on the straight course. She was really impressive at Haydock when powering clear in a Listed event at the beginning of the month. If the race does not come too soon, she has a huge chance to get involved at around 5/1 with the extra furlong today is likely to suit her.
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15:05 3:05 Royal Ascot

Desert Hero

Daily Racing

50 EW

@8.50

Lose

-100

Continuous is the form horse, clear on official ratings, but has been running better since stepping up to 1m6f and makes his reappearance after 265 days, so I’m not fully convinced to take the short odds. Desert Hero has been hit or miss but has displayed a decent amount of ability at a similar level. I will forgive him for his last run at Newbury, where he ran badly in both appearances at that venue, as he was getting very warm before the race and was eased in the closing stages, not knocked about. He gave the King his first Royal Ascot winner when landing the King George V Stakes over today’s distance and went on to land a Group 3 at Goodwood before finishing a decent third to today’s favourite in the St Leger, when stamina was stretched to the limit. The reappearance at Sandown was very good, so he has some potential to be a player. He drifted into 15/2, which seems to me a backable each-way price considering he was an Evens shot last time out.
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14:30 2:30 Royal Ascot

Pentle Bay

Daily Racing

50 EW

@9.00

Win

30

Bedtime Story was surely an impressive winner on debut, and given her pedigree by Frankel out of the multiple winner Mecca’s Angel, she should be a big player if she can confirm that run. However, the dam loved cut in the ground, and it’ll be fascinating to see if she can handle quick ground. In the each-way market, a chance is taken with Pentle Bay, who changed hands for £400,000 last Monday after making a winning start at Leicester. A lot went wrong that day as this New Bay colt was slowly away and bumped out of the gates, held up in rear at what is usually the wrong part of the track. Jamie Spencer, who was on board that day, gave him a nice educational ride as he found later traffic in running, but he kept finding under pressure, finishing with a flourish and getting up in the closing stages. A type who could be suited by this stiff finish; yard flying at the moment, must go on the shortlist.
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21 June 2024
18:15 6:15 Royal Ascot

Sommelier

Daily Racing

25 EW

@13.00

Lose

-50

It looks a bit like a lottery and I’m not planning to have a huge bet, but I was quite impressed by Sommelier last time out at York when making his turf debut at Listed level and finishing a creditable second to Big Evs, which is probably the best piece of form in the race. The new headgear, in combination with the step back down to five furlongs, did the trick. Despite losing second place, he rallied to grab his runner-up position in the closing stages. On that evidence, the stiff five here at Ascot could play to his strengths. Ryan Moore is a strong jockey booking for the yard, making him an each-way contender at around 12/1.
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17:40 5:40 Royal Ascot

Mondo Man

Daily Racing

25 EW

@29.00

Win

115

I do not have a strong opinion in this race with several of these beautifully bred horses stepping up in trip, so open to improvement. One of them is Mondo Man, who is currently a 28/1 shot, so worth a small each way interest. He has been gradually progressive in France, winning his maiden over 1m2f despite pulling hard and finishing runner-up in a Group 3 contest before putting up a career-best performance in the French Derby with a never-nearer fifth. It's interesting that William Buick, who was on board that day, keeps the ride, and the extra two furlongs are likely to suit given his racing style. The strong pace in these big fields will help him to settle better, and if the pace collapses, he is the type who could pick up the pieces late on.
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17:05 5:05 Royal Ascot

Soprano

Daily Racing

50 EWNAPNOTEOdds taken at 19.00

@19.00

Win

1080

George Boughey has his horses in excellent form, and Soprano has had plenty of experience, including at pattern level in big field contests. This filly has been crying out for a trip, always finishing her races strongly and suggesting this extra furlong is worth a go. She has been eye-catching several times, often slowly away but capable of landing in the frame at Listed and Group 3 level. I like her back in handicap company off a workable mark. We've seen several unexposed and lightly raced horses underperforming this week, not handling the noise of Royal Ascot. With eight runs under her belt, Soprano can use her experience and get involved in the each way market at around 18/1 with bookies going 6/8 places.
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16:25 4:25 Royal Ascot

Ethical Diamond

Daily Racing

75 WIN

@3.25

Lose

-75

Ethical Diamond makes appeal as a Mullins-Moore combination, having shaped well last time out at Leopardstown over 1m2f, where he had a wide trip and finished his race off well, just touched off. He won his maiden over this distance at Limerick and was then sent to compete at Grade 1 level over hurdles, where he clearly came up short. The form of his last run is working out exceptionally well, with the winner and the third horse home winning again. The step back up in distance should give him a strong chance, and he should get heavily involved.
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15:45 3:45 Royal Ascot

Porta Fortuna

Daily Racing

35 EW

@8.00

Win

294

It's hard to find a more consistent sort than Porta Fortuna, who is usually placed at this level and is already a Group 1 winner, having landed the Cheveley Park at Newmarket last September before finishing runner-up at Santa Anita in the Breeders’ Cup Fillies. She ran a cracker again in the 1000 Guineas, finishing strongly and just failing in the closing stages. She is a standing dish in these races and has proved to stay the trip strongly. She should be involved and is worth an each-way bet at 7/1.
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Ramatuelle

Daily Racing

75 WIN

@4.33

Lose

-75

I know Ramatuelle quite well as she was a money spinner last term in competitive sprints in France. She was just touched off at Group 1 level by Vandeek at Deauville with the pair clear from the rest. She has been clearly aimed at one mile this year, ridden to get the trip, and I suppose she shaped as the best horse in the race at Newmarket in the 1000 Guineas when travelling so strongly with all her rivals already under pressure two furlongs out. I suspect Aurelien Lemaitre kicked for home too early, with the result that the filly was clear and started looking for some company, ultimately getting headed in the closing stages. Today, Oisin Murphy takes over the ride, and hopefully, she will get the Group 1 success that she deserves. She will face some excellent opponents, but she is worth a bet at 100/30.
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15:05 3:05 Royal Ascot

Evade

Daily Racing

35 EW

@19.00

Lose

-70

This year, there is no real standout in this contest, and the race is up for grabs with several horses fancying their chances. I saw Evade last year at Deauville when he was still very green and fighting his jockey. Oisin Murphy made the trip for a single ride that day, and the son of Wootton Bassett was very disappointing. Clearly talented, he ran a big race on Arc trials day, finishing a close second to Beauvatier, who represents strong form, before being hampered in a Group 1 race. Moved to Archie Watson, he looked like a completely different animal when making a winning return in a Listed race at Epsom over seven furlongs. I think the drop to this stiff six is a good move, and he is worth a second look now that they have probably found the key to this horse. He is an each-way contender at around 18/1.
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14:30 2:30 Royal Ascot

Hot Darling

Daily Racing

25 EW

@41.00

Lose

-50

We have seen several long shots making the frame over the years in this race, and at 40/1 Hot Darling deserves some attention as she could easily outrun her odds. She has already won twice in France, including a Listed event where she beat several first-time-out winners, before being sold for 460,000gns to Charyn’s owner. By the precocious Too Darn Hot out of a dam who won over seven furlongs, she is the type that could progress when upped in trip. Worth a small each-way bet.
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Mountain Breeze

Daily Racing

50 WIN

@5.00

Lose

-50

It has been a great week for Godolphin so far, but they still have a couple of decent chances. Mountain Breeze, the half-sister to Pinatubo, made it look easy when scoring twice at Newmarket. She beat a couple of decent sorts on debut over five furlongs before landing the odds under a penalty when upped in distance, travelling strongly and making smooth headway before taking off and winning her race. She is the type that can be suited by the stiff six in a large field with a strong pace; however, this is a big field with several well-bred and unexposed fillies, so just a small bet at around 4/1.
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20 June 2024
18:15 6:15 Royal Ascot

Billyjoh

Daily Racing

75 EWNOTENon runners at 10.0 or more so no R4 deductionOdds taken at 26.00

@26.00

Win

300

Billyjoh was a rare debut winner for Mick Appleby who has progressed through the handicaps, putting up a career-best here at Ascot when narrowly defeated in a 0-95 contest over 6f. Usually slowly away, he is the type who loves aiming at a strong pace and picking up the pieces late on. Tipped at 7/1 each way at Haydock, I watched Rossa Ryan waiting in last place till the final furlong before starting to push; far from the action at the near side rail, he came from last to close fourth, flashing home like a bullet. A race with a stronger pace like this one will suit him, and given his racing style, I expect him to stay the extra furlong. Generally, horses racing with more restraint are favoured over this course and distance, and Hollie Doyle is a strong jockey booking. He has a much stronger chance than a 25/1 shot and is worth an each way bet with bookies going six or seven places.
17:40 5:40 Royal Ascot

First Look

Daily Racing

50 EWNOTEBest Odds Guaranteed SP 9.50 used instead of 6.00 takenBOG

@9.50

Win

35

First Look sets a clear standard with his second place in the Group 1 Prix Du Jockey Club at Chantilly and makes plenty of appeal at around 5/1. Held up in mid-division, the winner got first run and kicked for home, and Fabre’s charge was unable to close the gap. He started his career only during the winter with a success on the all-weather before placing in two Group 3 events at Longchamp and Chantilly. He had behind him a lot of strong individuals, including 2000 Guineas fourth Ghostwriter. Trainer Fabre does not waste an entry unless he is convinced of a realistic chance, and his colt is a minimum of eight pounds clear of the rest. It’s tough to see him out of the frame, so I will go each way with the four places on offer.
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17:05 5:05 Royal Ascot

Volterra

Daily Racing

50 EW

@13.00

Lose

-100

Kevin Ryan’s horses are running into form after a slow start to the season, with five winners out of his last 16 entries. There's a suspicion that Volterra has been kept for this race to protect his mark after winning very easily at his seasonal reappearance in a competitive handicap at Newmarket, where the second horse home, also in today’s race, won subsequently. Keen after a break, he travelled all over his rivals, looking the winner from a long way out. I think he could benefit from a test of this nature, which should help him settle better as the pace is usually very strong in this race. He is by Farhh, who won the Champion Stakes over 1m2f, and should have enough stamina to see it out. At 12/1, he makes appeal for an each way bet.
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15:45 3:45 Royal Ascot

Diamond Rain

Daily Racing

150 WIN

@2.62

Lose

-150

There is really a lot to like about Diamond Rain, and given her pedigree, I suspect she will be even better now upped in distance. She overcame a lot of interference on her debut at this venue, winning in good style before impressively beating a good bunch of previous winners, going away and hitting the line hard. The second horse home, Ejaabiyah, bolted up next time out, franking the form if that was still necessary. Despite being out of an Oaks winner, she skipped that race and was aimed at this valuable Group 2, so she arrives here fresher than most. Well drawn on the inside, she should get a nice position and be competitive at the finish. She is a worthy favourite with a great chance at around 13/8.
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15:05 3:05 Royal Ascot

Chantilly

Daily Racing

75 EWNAP

@7.50

Lose

-150

Chantilly had a wide draw in the London Cup, but Ryan Moore sent him into the lead, going clear and kicking for home very early. As a result, a couple of horses ridden with more restraint picked him up later on. I suppose Ryan was testing his stamina for this race, and I must say he did really well in the circumstances to still finish in third place. He performed particularly well last year, racing over inadequate short distances and making a winning return at Leopardstown, where he bolted up by almost five lengths when upped to 1m2f. He probably doesn’t have the class for pattern company, but he has shown enough to suggest he is well handicapped. He is a full brother to Iowa, who won at Down Royal over 1m5f, so he should see the trip out. With stall seven today, I expect a more traditional ride by Ryan Moore. I’ll take the 13/2 each way with extra places.
14:40 2:40 Ripon

Burj Malinka

Daily Racing

50 EW

@7.00

Lose

-100

This fast six-furlong contest should suit Burj Malinka, who was a bit of an eye-catcher last time out at Hamilton. Slowly away and chasing in last, he was short of room but managed to finish just behind the front two with something left in the tank in what looked like a competitive class five event over the minimum trip. He drops into a class six event, with the extra furlong likely to be in his favour. He will enjoy some cut in the ground, and he is the only runner on the card for his trainer and jockey. An each-way contender at around 6/1.
19 June 2024
18:15 6:15 Royal Ascot

Celtic Chieftain

Daily Racing

50 EWNAP

@10.00

Lose

-100

Aidan O'Brien has won two of the last five renewals of the Windsor Castle, so his horses are always under the radar in this contest (and not only in this one). He has a couple of entries, both showing plenty of promise; Moore rides Treasure Isle, who won a sort of trial for the race at Naas, but I was quite impressed with Celtic Chieftain, who scored at Navan just eleven days ago in a very quick time. A big drifter in the market and looking completely clueless, he travelled enthusiastically in midfield and seemed likely to finish in that position. However, when the penny dropped, he produced a strong effort on the far side to score going away, beating a decent bunch of opponents with experience already in the book. If the race does not come too soon, I expect him to be competitive and get involved with the stiff Ascot finish playing to his strengths. Each way contender at around 9/1.
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17:40 5:40 Royal Ascot

Hopeful

Daily Racing

50 EWNOTENon runners at 10.0 or more so no R4 deduction

@17.00

Win

110

It's tough to make a choice with several of these fillies showing strong form, but Hopeful is the type that could excel in this race. A strong travelling sort who we hadn’t seen for 422 days, she returned with a straight success at Newcastle, looking impressive last January. She was second at Redcar on soft ground when appearing as a non-stayer over 1m2f, and went close one month ago at Newmarket when headed in the closing stages by Great Blasket, who has since scored again under a penalty. I suspect this race has been the plan for this lightly raced filly, who enters the handicap at 84, carrying only 8-10 and drawn in 20, which could be a good starting stall. Mickael Barzalona, who rides plenty of winners in France for Prince Faisal, is booked for the job. Each way contender at around 16/1.
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17:05 5:05 Royal Ascot

Holloway Boy

Daily Racing

25 EWNOTENon runners at 10.0 or more so no R4 deductionOdds taken at 23.00

@23.00

Win

85

Holloway Boy has never run in a handicap before, as he won on debut at this meeting in a Listed race over this straight course before finishing second in a Group 2 at Glorious Goodwood. Although he hasn't won since, his form includes two placings in Group 3 races and an excellent third in the Group 1 Futurity Trophy behind Auguste Rodin. He has been lightly campaigned since then, returning in the 2000 Guineas before finishing fourth of 15 in the Jersey last year. This term, he has had only two runs: he bumped into Charyn at Doncaster before showing a bit more in a conditional race at Thirsk. I suppose he has gotten fitter and ready for the day, making his handicap debut off a mark of 105, which looks lenient if he reproduces his best form. He does not seem to be fancied in the betting, but with several bookies going 6/7/8 places, he’s worth a small each-way bet.
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Real Gain

Daily Racing

50 WIN

@11.00

Lose

-50

Real Gain has been recently purchased by Wathnan Racing for this meeting and makes plenty of appeal based on last year's form, getting into the handicap carrying only 9-3. A winner on debut and then under a penalty subsequently, he was mighty impressive when winning a competitive heat at Newmarket by almost six lengths on quick ground before struggling on testing conditions in his last outing last year. He was given a low-profile introduction on return after a break, kept in the rear, and allowed to come home midfield in a strong handicap at Newbury. Still lightly raced and potentially well in at the weights, he is drawn on the near side where this particular race might develop, with plenty of early speed in high-number stalls. The booking of William Buick catches the eye and must go on the shortlist.
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16:25 4:25 Royal Ascot

Horizon Dore

Daily Racing

50 EWNOTEBest Odds Guaranteed SP 8.00 used instead of 7.50 takenBOG

@8.00

Win

20

I think the horses at the head of the market are extremely classy but not the most reliable, so I’m not rushing to take the short odds and will try to oppose with an each-way play. Horizon Dore makes the trip from France on the back of a narrow defeat in the Group 1 Prix D’Ispahan at Longchamp, coming with his characteristic late run. He competed at Ascot on Champion Day and finished a creditable third despite being too keen at the rear in a slowly run event. He has won a couple of Group 2 races and has been knocking on the door at the highest level, showing consistency and gets on well with Mickael Barzalona. In current form, I can see him going well, and he makes some appeal at around 13/2.
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15:45 3:45 Royal Ascot

Rogue Millennium

Daily Racing

75 WIN

@4.50

Lose

-75

Favourite Laurel arrives here with a lot of questions to answer, having been off the track for more than a year and with the yard not really on fire. Last year’s winner of the race, Rogue Millennium, has been given a good prep run in a Group 2 at the Curragh after moving from Tom Clover to Joseph O’Brien. She was a bit unlucky, boxed at the far rail with nowhere to go, and probably a bit rusty as she couldn’t make up the ground in the closing stages. She has been competitive all last year at pattern level, and her return shows she has trained on and retains all her ability. She should come on plenty from that first seasonal run and get involved starting from a good draw.
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Royal Dress

Daily Racing

50 EW

@11.00

Lose

-100

In the each-way market, I don’t mind the 10/1 on offer for Royal Dress, whom I backed each way last time out at Epsom where she was really unlucky, repeatedly denied a clear run and forced to accept third place. She made a winning return after a break at Goodwood, beating course specialist Novus and Breege, both of whom are also in the race again. She is a half-sister to Wedding Dance and Ibraz, both rated 99, out of a dam who stayed one mile and a half. Coming from a family whose progeny improve with age and experience, Tate’s charge looks like a nice prospect and should keep improving: the hood has done wonders as she can now settle better in her races.
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15:05 3:05 Royal Ascot

Meydaan

Daily Racing

50 EW

@9.00

Lose

-100

There is not really a guaranteed stayer on pedigree for this 1m6f contest, but I’m hopeful that Meydaan can see out the trip given the way he shaped up the last two times. In the Derby trial, he bumped into Ambiente Friendly and an awkwardly racing Illinois, but he stayed on well to finish in third spot before winning a Listed race at Goodwood, just holding on in the closing stages from the fast-finishing and slightly unlucky Space Legend. Indeed, if his opponent had found the gap earlier, he might have been beaten, but Meydaan proved to be the most straightforward and definitely a strong stayer. He is by Frankel out of Nezwaah, who raced in the times of Enable, and all she could do was chase her home, filling up the frame. There's a big upgrade in the saddle with William Buick taking over the ride, and he's a decent enough price at 17/2 for an each-way bet.
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18 June 2024
18:15 6:15 Royal Ascot

My Mate Mozzie

Daily Racing

25 EWNOTEOdds taken at 9.00

@9.00

Win

15

Last year, the winner was a certainty with Royal Ascot celebrating a gamble landed on Willie Mullins’ Vauban. He is back for more this year with Belloccio, but I’m fancying My Mate Mozzie, who has been quite effective on the flat with an excellent 5th out of 30 in the Irish Cesarewitch and had a satisfying campaign over jumps this term, with solid performances at the best meetings in England and Ireland. He gets in with a decent weight of 9-3, and despite a wide draw, he is so consistent and capable of running another good race. He should have an each-way chance at around 8/1.
17:40 5:40 Royal Ascot

Botanical

Daily Racing

50 EW

@6.00

Lose

-100

Roger Varian comes to Royal Ascot with several realistic chances this year, as many of his horses have improved significantly with another winter under their belts. I was particularly impressed by his Botanical, who bolted up in a super competitive York 0-100 handicap over today’s distance, seemingly in a league of his own. Consistent last year, he gained experience through the handicap route and now looks more than ready for pattern level. The dam was a Listed winner who stayed 1m6f, and Botanical was always going to improve over 1 mile and a quarter, with a good chance he’ll stay further. He already ran over this course and distance but was held up in last in a slowly run event, only able to run on for third. This contest looks more suitable with the big field and strong pace that can give him a good tow into the race. The draw is not ideal, but if he can get into a good position, he has a solid chance to get involved. William Buick booked for the job signals serious intent, making Botanical an each-way shout.
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17:05 5:05 Royal Ascot

Almuhit

Daily Racing

35 EW

@23.00

Lose

-70

Given Willie Mullins and Pipe’s success in this race, more and more jumping trainers are joining the party every year, trying their chances in the prestigious Ascot Stakes. Emmet Mullins has an interesting runner in Almuhit, a Shadwell-bred horse who was trained by Gosden. Almuhit is a full brother to multiple Group 1 winner Taghrooda, who won the King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Stakes by a street, beating Telescope in 2014. Although not as talented as his sister, Almuhit has been around a couple of yards and has shaped really well on drying ground on several occasions over jumps. He was 5th of sixteen at Navan over 1m5f on the flat, looking like the step up in distance will suit him. Rated 89 and carrying only 9-1, Almuhit has a great draw in stall 3 with the eye-catching jockey booking of Colin Keane. He is a 22/1 shot, much bigger on exchanges, but he has given his shrewd yard plenty to work with after his last display. Worth a small interest with bookies paying extra places.
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16:25 4:25 Royal Ascot

Rosallion

Daily Racing

75 WIN

@5.00

Win

300

Notable Speech is still unbeaten in four starts, including a victory in the 2000 Guineas at Newmarket, and looks like the one to beat. However, Rosallion, who was second to today’s favourite, has improved significantly with that run under his belt and was particularly impressive when winning the Irish 2000 Guineas. He needs quick ground to display his tremendous turn of foot and caught the eye last year when winning a Listed race at this venue. He went on to win the Group 1 Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere on Arc Day like a smart sort and will get his preferred conditions. Well drawn in stall one, it will be fascinating to see the racing strategy, whether staying up with the pace, which seems weak, or waiting at the rear. Hopefully, Sean Leavy will make use of the good starting gate and get involved in the finish.
15:45 3:45 Royal Ascot

Asfoora

Daily Racing

50 WIN

@10.00

Win

450

Australians have won this race five times, with the latest victory by Nature Strip in 2022, and they've always been quite successful when traveling to this meeting. It seems Henry Dwyer has long targeted this race with his excellent mare Asfoora, a multiple Group 2 winner with several place efforts at Group 1 level. They gave her a prep run in a Group 2 at Haydock, so this mare has been in the UK for some time already. Despite the testing ground, which she did not enjoy, she ran well for a long way to finish a creditable fourth. Regular jockey Mitchell Aitken has been replaced by Oisin Murphy, who rides this track particularly well. Given that there is no real standout in the contest, I suspect this tough mare has a solid chance at around 9/1.

Twilight Calls

Daily Racing

50 EW

@13.00

Lose

-100

Since his last success in a handicap at Newmarket, Twilight Calls has been highly tried and has done well in pattern company despite not winning. Over the past couple of years, he has been aimed at this race, finishing second in 2022 and fourth in last year’s contest. He has had only a few preparation runs in between and has been overall lightly raced. The big problem is that he always gives too much ground away at the start, making his life difficult but finishing off his races with a flourish. This was again the case when he made an eye-catching return in the Group 3 Palace House Stakes after 253 days off the track. He was slowly away but was eventually beaten by only ¾ lengths by fitter opponents. If he can break on terms, he will have a better chance, especially in this year's contest where the early pace looks very strong, allowing him to pick up the pieces late on. At around 12/1 with bookies offering extra places, he must go on the shortlist.
15:05 3:05 Royal Ascot

Catalyse

Daily Racing

35 EW

@13.00

Lose

-70

It's a battle at the top of the market with the father-son duo of O'Briens, featuring a couple of strong juveniles who have already shown good form. However, there are several unexposed contenders who could improve significantly with the benefit of a first run under their belts. Wathnan Racing has made substantial investments for this meeting, clearly aiming for Royal Ascot success. They have a couple of contenders in this race, but the one ridden by James Doyle has stood out, especially after his debut at Hamilton. Despite a slow start in a small field, he displayed an impressive turn of foot in the final furlongs, winning convincingly like a high-quality horse. Purchased for £300,000 at a breeze-up sale and trained by the experienced Richard Fahey, he merits consideration at this competitive level and is my pick for an each-way bet at around 12/1 with bookies going 5/6 places.
14:30 2:30 Royal Ascot

Charyn

Daily Racing

75 WINNOTENon runners at 10.0 or more so no R4 deduction

@4.33

Win

249

We have seen many favourites win this race in the past, and punters would love to kick off this meeting with a winner in the improved Charyn. Always highly tried, he fell short at Group 1 level, but this year he has returned looking like an improved horse. He was impressive in a Listed race at Doncaster on his seasonal reappearance after a 200-day layoff and then won the Group 2 Bet365 Mile at Sandown despite a tardy start. Last time out, he was beaten by Audience, but I suspect that horse surprised all the jockeys in the contest. They underestimated him and allowed him to lead, expecting to catch him in the closing stages, but he kept going. Charyn was the only one gaining in the final furlong with the rest finishing six lengths behind. With plenty of pace in the race from Big Rock, Audience, and Royal Scotsman, the winner could capitalize late on, making Charyn one of the top contenders. At odds of 100/30, he could give Roger Varian his first winner in the Queen Anne Stakes.
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Dolayli

Daily Racing

25 EW

@21.00

Lose

-50

We have witnessed not only favourites winning this race in the past but also longshots like last year's Triple Time at 33/1, or Accidental Agent at the same odds. Francis Graffard brings multiple French winner Dolayli to Ascot, who boasts excellent form, including a five-length victory at Chantilly in March, defeating subsequent Group 2 winner Junko. After a tactical race at Saint-Cloud where he was beaten, Dolayli finished 4th of eight in a Group One at Longchamp over 9 ½ furlongs, briefly leading before being narrowly touched off in the closing stages. The race featured strong Group 1 competition, and I believe this strongly run contest over the stiff mile at Ascot will suit him if he proves good enough. Mickael Barzalona, an excellent jockey for this type of horse, has been booked for the ride. Dolayli, bred by the Aga Khan out of a Group 1-winning dam, has the pedigree to excel, making him a compelling each-way prospect at generous odds of 20/1.
17 June 2024
19:00 7:00 Windsor

First Folio

Daily Racing

50 EW

@9.00

Lose

-100

I've always thought highly of First Folio, a horse that often ran well in the best handicaps around the country. He left James Ferguson, where he had become a bit disappointing, and joined Julie Camacho, who has proven she can revitalize horses in the past. While her horses have not been winning recently, they have been seriously knocking on the door, so I’m not concerned about the yard's form. This six-year-old gelding won his last race off a mark of 97 and is now running off 89. He made a decent enough reappearance/yard debut at Newcastle in May in a competitive 0-105, looking as if he was carrying plenty of condition. If he can rediscover some of his old form, he arrives here really well handicapped. I can see him going close with conditions to suit, making him an each-way player at around 8/1 with bookies going five places.
18:00 6:00 Windsor

Colocolo

Daily Racing

50 EWNOTENon runners at 10.0 or more so no R4 deduction

@21.00

Win

150

The well-fancied runners are drawn wide, so I was wondering if Colocolo could put up an improved run after a decent enough debut at Wolverhampton. Very slowly away from a wide draw, he made some nice headway to finish a creditable 5th of 11, beaten by just over four lengths. The first three home were fancied and represent powerful connections, and there is nothing similar in today’s contest. Kevin Philippart De Foy’s juveniles have been improving from their first run, and Colocolo is bred for this trip: the dam was a multiple-winning sprinter. If he can get the breaks from stall four, I see him going well and having a chance to make the frame, nicely priced at 20/1.
14:30 2:30 Carlisle

Bestie

Daily Racing

50 EWNOTENon runners at 10.0 or more so no R4 deduction

@12.00

Win

60

Bestie seems a bit underestimated at double-figure odds but has been running well in defeat and has consistently received betting support. He has been tested over various distances with different strategies and handles these conditions well. Now dropped to a very dangerous mark, Bestie is still a maiden after nine starts, but the yard is back in form, and Mark Winn claims a valuable 3lb on top of an already competitive handicap mark. He could go well at the prices in what looks like a modest class six event.
14:00 2:00 Carlisle

Uncle Sam

Daily Racing

50 EW

@11.00

Win

50

There are several interesting newcomers in this maiden contest, but none of them have standout pedigrees. Uncle Sam was only 8/1 when making his racecourse debut at Leicester. He was slowly away but showed some promise before tiring in the closing stages. That experience should have taught this son of Washington DC a lot; the form of that race is working out well, with the second and third horses both winning subsequently. Kevin Ryan's juveniles tend to improve significantly on their second outings, so Uncle Sam is worth an each-way bet at double-digit odds.
15 June 2024
15:50 3:50 Sandown

Raging Al

Daily Racing

25 EW

@19.00

Lose

-50

There are several unexposed runners in this field, but given the current odds, I can’t resist having a small each-way bet on Raging Al at around 18/1. Unraced last year, he was the subject of heavy support when making his debut at Windsor a couple of months ago, facing an odds-on shot and several more experienced rivals. He looked a bit clueless and was given only a light introduction, not knocked about. He is out of a dam who Ralph Beckett trained and knows well, and she improved with experience and a step up in distance. The fact that Beckett has chosen a usually competitive Sandown maiden suggests he has Raging Al in good form at the moment. The pedigree is all about stamina, so he should see out this trip and progress with that experience under his belt.
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15:35 3:35 York

Chief Mankato

Daily Racing

25 EW

@15.00

Lose

-50

This is an attractive handicap sprint over the straight course, where jockeys moved to the near side yesterday, likely finding better ground. Therefore, I'll prioritize horses drawn in high numbers. Chief Mankato is a horse I have followed since his impressive success at Windsor. He was withdrawn at Royal Ascot after becoming an on-course gamble due to restlessness in the stalls. He was disappointing after that but made an excellent return after a break with a fourth place out of 17 at Newmarket. Clearly back to a decent level of form, he is well drawn in stall 17. While I'm uncertain about the ground as he has only run on quicker surfaces, he gets the help of a 7lb claimer. Worth a small each way bet at around 14/1, with bookies offering 5/6 places.
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15:20 3:20 Chester

Witness Stand

Daily Racing

50 EW

@8.00

Lose

-100

Witness Stand is not ideally boxed in stall 12, but over seven furlongs, the draw is often overrated at Chester, and there can be value in backing those posted wide over this distance. Tom Clover’s charge has the best form in the book and is a course winner. He produced an excellent effort last time out over this trip here at Chester, chasing home an unexposed Stoute runner who is still unbeaten this year and entered at Royal Ascot. Hollie Doyle, who is riding this track really well, is booked for the ride. Witness Stand has an each-way shout at 15/2 with all bookies paying the extra place.
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15:15 3:15 Sandown

Mount Teide

Daily Racing

100 WIN

@3.25

Lose

-100

Mount Teide is likely one that bookies want to beat today at Sandown, but he arrives here with excellent form and can take advantage of a workable opening handicap mark given his performances so far. He has caught the eye in every race, including his narrow defeat on debut to Kikkuli and his effort from a low draw to the near side at Newbury, finishing a creditable second of 19. They found him a little maiden to win at Chepstow, where he just cantered home without breaking a sweat. He is already entered in the Newmarket Bunbury Cup, where he is currently 16/1, but his odds could shorten if he wins impressively today. Oisin Murphy takes over the ride, and he will start from a good draw in stall 3. Looking forward to seeing his performance.
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14:40 2:40 Sandown

Graceful Thunder

Daily Racing

25 EWR4Deductions based on standard industry rates given the odds of each withdrawn horse at time of first withdrawal following your betNR

@13.00

Void

0

It is going to be fast and furious over the quick 5 here at Sandown, with several unexposed fillies stepping up in class and some dropping in grade after shaping well in defeat in Group races. Graceful Thunder won her maiden first time out over this course and distance, progressing last season into pattern company, where she won a Listed race in Deauville before finishing third in a Group 3 at Longchamp. She travelled to Chantilly for her seasonal reappearance and ran well for a long way before getting stuck on the heavy ground, likely needing the outing. George Boughey has given her plenty of time to recover, and she returns here with a lively outsider chance, especially with the yard going well at the moment. Ignored so far in the market, but things can change if the rains get into the ground. Worth a small each-way bet at 12/1.
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14:25 2:25 York

Woven

Daily Racing

50 EWNAP

@9.00

Lose

-100

This competitive handicap puzzle is tough to solve, but Wonen has a good chance to get involved, starting from the plum draw in stall one. A course and distance winner, he has been running mainly over six furlongs this season, staying on at the finish and suggesting the return to seven should give him a better chance. Michael Dods' charge has excellent form at this level, including a fourth place out of 21 in a 0-105 contest last time out, so he arrives here in good heart. He has a realistic chance to make the frame at around 8/1, with all bookies going 5/6 or 7 places on each way terms.
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14:10 2:10 Chester

Wen Moon

Daily Racing

50 EW

@6.50

Lose

-100

Wen Moon is yet to win a race this year, but he has been always well supported in the betting, suggesting he is capable of winning sooner rather than later, looking well handicapped on last year’s form. He won a valuable handicap at York last season, and similar strategies could be employed today by the master of Chester, Franny Norton, who is booked for the ride. Well drawn in stall 3, he could sit behind the strong pace and get the cutaway in the straight to get involved. He makes appeal off a mark of 86 and looks like my each-way selection at around 11/2.
13:50 1:50 York

Piecederesistance

Daily Racing

50 EW

@10.00

Lose

-100

Nothing came from too far off the pace yesterday at York, and prominent runner Piecederesistance makes appeal starting from a decent draw to be a player. He took advantage of a career-low mark to finish second over this course and distance one month ago, bumping into one on the day but well clear of a big field of runners. In these amateur races, they tend to go too fast early, so I’m happy to have experienced Becky Smith on board, who rides for this yard regularly. The 6-year-old was placed over two miles and has form on ground with cut, so he is sure to stay the trip and should have an each way shout at around 9/1.
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