Thursday, June 17, 2010

Royal Ascot 2010 - Friday

Something of a shock with 20/1 chance Rite Of Passage taking the Gold Cup earlier today...

I'm short on time this evening so here's a couple of quick selections for Friday's card.

Buzzword is the top-rated in the 3.05. Supplemented for the Derby at a cost of £75,000, he wasn't certain to stay and ran eighth there. Connections must feel he's worth perservering with at this distance.

Jacqueline Quest goes in the Coronation Stakes (3.45). She was unfortunate to be demoted in the English 1000 Guineas but the draw did for a number of horses that day. Mick Channon's Music Show was beaten a head and a neck in the Irish Guineas, Anna Salai taking second. That filly took the race by the scruff of the neck, going on well over a furlong out and could be considered unlucky to get caught on the line. A tight race - Anna Salai is the suggestion.

On ratings Mikhail Glinka has five pounds and upwards in hand over most of the field for the Queen's Vase (5.00). Dermot Weld's Alburj (no rating) is probably worth a second look given Rite Of Passage's performance in the Gold Cup. Mikhail Glinka get the vote.

1 comment:

GeeDee said...

A decent enough effort from Buzzword (11/1) who stayed on into third in the final strides.

Anna Salai (9/2) was asked for her effort three out but she was never competitive and came home a well-beaten seventh.

Johnny Murtagh worked the magic on Mikhael Glinka and got the 2/1 favourite home a nose in front of Theology in the Queen's Vase.