Thursday, June 21, 2012

Royal Ascot 2012 - Friday

Short on time for Friday's selections so brief notes only - given the sort of form I've shown so far this week, it's probably a blessing in disguise...

Maybe might have been of interest in the Coronation Stakes (3.45) but she looks unlikely to run. John Gosden's Elusive Kate was another filly to catch my eye but she's making her seasonal debut and connections seem to indicate she won't necessarily find underfoot conditions to her liking. Bugie D'Amore, fourth behind Laugh Out Loud at Chantilly, is expected to come on for that run but is nothing more than a tentative each-way suggestion.

Astrology is the clear form selection for the King Edward VII Stakes (3.05).

The Queen is still looking for a winner at this meeting - her filly Estimate takes on the colts in the Queen's Vase (5.00) run over two miles. Given the rain that's fallen, the trip will take plenty of getting for these three-year-olds. Minimise Risk finished seventh in the Derby but I'm going to take an each-way chance with Macbeth (8/1) who has a win over a mile and a half on soft ground in Ireland to his name.


GeeDee said...

Plenty thought it was written in the stars but the writing was on the wall in big capital letters three from home as 8/11f Astrology lost his place at the head of affairs, finishing fourth behind Thomas Chippendale (9/2).

GeeDee said...

Johnny Murtagh gave Macbeth (6/1) every chance in the Queen's Vase; there with every chance two out, he hung right when push came to shove and weakend to come home fourth. Sir Michael Stoute trained the Queen's filly Estimate (3/1f) to collect the spoils for He Majesty in Diamond Jubilee year.