Day two of Royal Ascot sees the 1m 2f Group 1 Prince Of Wales’s Stakes with a heavyweight clash between Al Kazeem and Camelot on the bill and I’m expecting the latter to reverse the placings last time out with the Roger Charlton trained horse.
Aidan O’Brien has always thought the world of Camelot and as a three-year old he was unable to land the Triple Crown for Ballydoyle. This year he has raced twice, winning on his seasonal reappearance at the Curragh and his last run seeing him finish a length-and-a-half second behind the Roger Charlton trained Al Kazeem whom he faces again today. Hearing Aidan speak recently he intimated there were bigger targets in the season than the Tattersalls Gold Cup at the Curragh for Camelot and I think we may just see placings reversed between the two today.
The 2.30 7f Group 3 Jersey Stakes for three-year olds will be a competitive heat but Gale Force Ten may add to Aidan O’Briens two winners yesterday. For a decent priced outsider look to Richard Hannon’s Ninjago.
The 3.05 1m Group 2 Duke of Cambridge Stakes for fillies sees Duntle and Chigun amongst the principles and the Lady Cecil trained Chigun will hope to carry on where she left off in Ireland at the Curragh.
The 4.25 1m Class 2 Royal Hunt Cup is a wide-open handicap and there are plenty of horses with chances to have any confidence in having a bet.
The 5.00 5f Group 2 Queen Mary Stakes for fillies again is a wide-open affair with a lot of good fillies going for the £56,710 first prize.
The card concludes with the 5.35 1m Class 1 Listed Sandringham Handicap and again looks to be a race avoiding for betting purposes.
Recommendations: Camelot 3.45 Ascot 11/4 with Scotzine’s betting partner Ladbrokes
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