Royal Ascot Day 1

1:15

It’s not often I’m bowled over by a big price but I was very surprised that Flaming Spear was as big as 25/1 here. His first run last year was as good as he ever was in a top class group 2 race. He simply wasn’t the same after that. He also has a record of throwing in very poor runs and turning it around again after. He has some very good runs at Ascot along with a good record fresh. I’m hopeful he will be ready to go here. That run last year is at least 10 lbs. better than his current rating of 100, and with 6 places available in a few places, he is a max EW bet.

3 Points EW 25/1 6 places Paddy/betfair/sky

 

4:40 

Ashutor stood our for me here at a big price. He has some eyepopping form on the flat in french staying races, and off this mark he can get involved if he improves on his hurdles form.

1 Point EW 40/1 5 pl hills/vc 4pl 365

1:50
 
It looks blindingly obvious that Mustashry is the bet here. He is certainly one of the top 2-3 in the race and on his day is good enough to win.
 
I’ve had the free bet with betfair exchange on this at 18.0 , but he is generally available at 14/1
 
1 Point win 14/1 Gen
3:35
I’m a glutton for punishment but i think there is a big performance in Sergei Prokofiev. He has been kept at ballydoyle for a reason and i’m convinced he’ll surprise up someday. This is the worst Group 1 of the week apart from Battaash .
1 Point EW 40/1 Gen