Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Royal Ascot 2013 - Wednesday

The highlight is the Prince of Wales's Stakes at 3.45. Al Kazeem appeared to beat Camelot fair and square in the Tattersalls Gold Cup at the Curragh. The Fugue has the fillies' allowance, conditions to suit and would appeal as an each-way wager at a slightly bigger price. Maxios looks a value play (11/2 or bigger) in a race French-trained runners have won three times in the past six years - the favourite has obliged on five occasions in the past decade.

The Duke of Cambridge Stakes is usually run as the Windsor Forest Stakes. There have been some big priced winners in the past ten years including Peeress (14/1 in 2005), Spacious (10/1 in 2009), Lolly For Dolly (11/1 in 2011) and Joviality (11/1 last year); the favourite has won on just two occasions. On official ratings Lady Cecil's Chigun has one pound in hand over Duntle while both fillies have won over the course and distance; Chigun gets the vote. 

1 comment:

GeeDee said...

Al Kazeem (11/4) took the spoils in the Prince of Wales's; Maxios (13/2) was outpaced three from home and trailed home sixth.
Duntle (100/30) was the one in the Duke Of Cambridge; Chigun (11/4f) weakened at the furlongs pole, also coming home sixth.