Host Tom Stanley give you a sneak peek at what our podcast team are selecting as their best bets for Thursday at Royal Ascot!
Not quite so many winners on day 2 as day 1 at Royal Ascot, but we still found Quick Suzy at 9.0 and hit the crossbar with Astro King (6.5) and Grove Ferry (13.0) in the Royal Hunt Cup.
Thursday’s action is again high on quality with the Gold Cup the feature, and a few are going up in the 30-runner Britannia handicap.
Oh, and keep an eye on the weather!
We could be looking at changing ground if the rain comes, and most of us are looking for horses that want some cut.
Norfolk Stakes (14:30)
Be on weather watch as Steve is well against Cadamosto if it goes soft. We’re all looking a little further down the betting than the favourite here, all cautious selection mind.
- Steve – Instinctive Move / Lay Cadamosto place if the ground goes soft
- Sam – Go Bears Go
- Deasy – Andreas Vesalius
- Tom – Project Dante
Sam and I in agreement that Noon Star is worth supporting off the back of that York effort. Steve and Deasy chancing a few win and place against her.
- Steve – Gloria Mundi
- Sam – Noon Star
- Deasy – Ad Infinitum / Nicest
- Tom – Noon Star
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Gold Cup (16:15)
Just struggle to see Stradivarius beat, and he’s best bet material at odds against. Sam makes a cogent case for Trueshan with rain likely, and Deasy likes an Irish raider at a big price, win and place.
- Steve – Stradivarius
- Sam – Trueshan
- Deasy – Princess Zoe
- Tom – Stradivarius BEST BET
- Steve – Beautiful Bertie (17:00) / Surefire (17:35)
- Sam – Dubai Honour (17:00) / Surrey Gold (17:35) / Volatile Analyst / Ropey Guest (18:10)
- Deasy – Raadobarg BEST BET / Qaader (17:00) / Persuasion (18:10)
- Tom – Royal Pleasure / Quintillus (17:00) / Lord Rapscallion (18:10)
Best of luck all!
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