Royal Ascot Day One – BigFoot’s Tips

Royal Ascot Day One – BigFoot’s Tips

IT’S HERE!!

F​inally Royal Ascot has arrived and as a nation looking for our spirits to be lifted there’s no better way than the return of live sporting action and this week Ascot will provide the best there is to offer in flat racing on a world stage.

WHAT BATTAASH ARRIVES TODAY?

The 5f speed merchant BATTAASH will look to take centre stage today in the feature race of day one, the KINGS STAND STAKES 3:35PM.
But you never know just what frame of mind he will be in. Yes, he has bags of speed and talent and has served it up on the top table many times but he has also shown how vunerable he can be, especially at Ascot, where in the past he has never lived up to hype but will the record change today?? To his advantage today, he does not have the crowd and hussle and bustle of a normal Royal Ascot, which is sure to work in his favour as this is a key factor to him blowing up in previous encounters.
Be aware we are due for showers by the time the KINGS STANDS gates fly open and we need to take into account the conditions to confirm what will already be on the slower side of good ground.

DAY ONE SELECTIONS

Today’s Forecast …. Moderate showers
GOING …. Good to Soft

13:15 Ascot 16 Jun 2020
Buckingham Palace Handicap
Class 2 | 3YO plus
Winner £21,788
7f
Good to soft

A wide-open affair for the curtain raiser in this year’s Buckingham Palace and the selection GREENSIDE has plenty to offer. Always runs well fresh and has course and distance form in the book and won’t mind if there is a bit of cut in the ground. Just being held last time out in the Class 2 Challenge cup. Although raised 5lb for that effort, jockey Marco Ghiani takes off 5lb.

Selection… GREENSIDE e/w 18/1 William Hills
Bookmakers paying 6 places
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13:50 Ascot 16 Jun 2020
Queen Anne Stakes
Group 1 | Class 1 | 4YO plus
Winner £148,000
1m Straight
Good to soft

Yet another wide-open race in the Queen Anne Stakes but there is plenty of talent on show in this field. Circus Maximus looks sure to head the market for team A P O’Brien, the winner of the St James’s Palace looks sure to be a big player, but the selection TEREBELLUM ran on well ten days ago to land the Dahlia Stakes at Newmarket. She’s shown great versatility on varying ground conditions and although the four-year-old filly is unraced at a mile she does not lack pace.

Selection… TEREBELLUM 3/1

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Bookmakers paying 4 places

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14:25 Ascot 16 Jun 2020
Ribblesdale Stakes
Fillies’ Group 2 | Class 1 | 3YO only
Winner £65,120
1m 3f 211y
Good to soft

John Gosden has an excellent record in this race and saddles two strong contenders’ today. FRANKLY DARLING looked a high-class filly when forging clear over 10f at Newcastle and the vote goes for her in preference of stablemate Miss Yoda who rated the next best when scoring in the Oaks trial at Lingfield.

Selection… FRANKLY DARLING (NAP) 6/4 betway,bet365
Bookmakers paying 4 places
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15:00 Ascot 16 Jun 2020
King Edward VII Stakes
Group 2 | Class 1 | 3YO only
Winner £65,120
1m 3f 211y
Good to soft

Mogul will be very warm order today and many of punters banker of the day. But MOHICAN HEIGHTS is unbeaten and very difficult to completely rule out a big run, bread to like a stiffer test this 3-year-old colt went clear impressively on his first run for his new stable in a Listed event 9 months ago and a chance is taken here to upset the odds.

Selection… MOHICAN HEIGHTS 5/1 e/w bet365

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15:35 Ascot 16 Jun 2020
King’s Stand Stakes
Group 1 | Class 1 | 3YO plus
Winner £148,000
5f
Good to soft

Will he won’t he …that’s the question that will be on everyone’s mind with Battaash today and he probably won’t find a better opportunity with the likes of Blue Point and Mabbs Cross no longer taking to the track these days. The Kings Stand is the highlight of day one and no doubt this will not fail to deliver.
The K Ryan trained Glass Slippers and J Quinn trained LIBERTY BEACH ​​both hold serious threats to Battaash and its the latter that offers great value in the betting and is taken to land the spoils after showing an excellent 2-year season progressing after her Listed success at Haydock last week and the drop to 5f won’t be a issue.

Selection… ​​LIBERTY BEACH e/w 10/1 bet365

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16:10 Ascot 16 Jun 2020
Duke Of Cambridge Stakes
Fillies’ Group 2 | Class 1 | 4YO plus
Winner £59,200
1m (Straight)
Good to soft

Having won three of four starts in 2019 NAZEEF the John Gosden four-year-old filly will be hard to peg back today. Making rapid headway through the ranks and already winning a listed event on her return at Kempton last time out. Now upped in class but with the turn of foot to serve it up to her rivals today she is sure to be a big player.

Selection… NAZEEF 10/30 betway
Bookmakers paying 4 places

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16:40 Ascot 16 Jun 2020
Ascot Stakes
Handicap | Class 2 | 4YO plus
Winner £22,642
2m 3f 210y
Good to soft

Raced over 2m this brings into play the National hunt trainers with the likes of Nicky Henderson and Paul Nicholls with entries Verdana Blue and San Benedeto respectively. DUBAWI FIFTY goes well fresh and proved he is a worthy selection after finishing 4th in this last year. The Mclintock trainer runner came so close to scoring in the Northumberland plate last year and although after that, his season tailed off the break would done him good and looking tuned up and ready to go today in the capable hands of Adam Kirby.

Selection… DUBAWI FIFTY e/w 14/1 coral
Bookmakers paying 6 places

 

Good luck, have a great day!!

All the best,

BigFoot

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