This looks the worst Group 1 Mile race I’ve seen at Royal ascot in a long time. The Fav will probably win but certainly isn’t value here. I’m going to go with Limato , he has course form will love the firm ground and I think has a race like this in him particularly when there is nothing outstanding in it. 18/1 look enticing. If there is to be a shock Zonderland looks well placed to run a big race. He should improve for his first run this season and was improving fast last year. His form on good/firm ground is very good and 40/1 with 4 places is great value.
2 Points win Limato 18/1 fred/tote 16/1 generally
1 Point EW Zonderland 40/1 4 places vc/hills
No Needs Never looked a very good prospect when 2nd on his seasonal debut, not give a hard race, and assuming there will be considerable improvement he could well get involved here. 40/1 is easily worth the risk.
1 Point EW 40/1 4 places generally
Different League is one of my main horse to follow for Ascot and I think she will run a big race here. It looks to me as if the front 2 are a long way clear and Lady Aurelia wins in my view. Ill take a little bit of value here.
1 Point EW 25/1 lads/coral/888/sporting
US Navy Flag is improving with each run the same as he did last year. Its only my liking for the horse that make me select him above Romanised but the market is mad here, they should be 1st and 2nd fav. The best value in the race is easily Threeandfourpence at 50/1, he ran well is the irish 2000 last time when he was the first to chase Us Navy Flag and I think he is more of a 16/1 shot here so we simply have to unload on the 50/1 available.
2 Point win US Navy Flag 6/1 Generally
2 Points EW Threeandfourpence 50/1 ¼ Place 365 50/1 1/5th place generally
I’m taking a real flyer here with the outsider of the field Battalion . As a young horse he looked a stayer in the making but has been performing well on the All Weather over 10 furlongs in the last year or 2. I wouldn’t be at all surprised if he can get involved here with a quite ride. 100/1 is easily worth the risk.
1 Point EW 100/1 5 places lads/coral/betv
Muntahaa strikes me as a value bet here. He had a nice run first time out and I think he will be suited by a shorter trip . He also has decent course form. 28/1 seems big for one with little to find on ratings
1 point ew 28/1 4 places paddy/Betfair/vc