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  • on 20.06.2013
  • at 09:59 AM
  • by KT

Royal Ascot Tips – Day 3

If you followed our tips on Day 2 of Royal Ascot you will hopefully have won a few pounds after we tipped up three winners (7/1, 5/1 and 10/3) and a 3rd (6/1).

That saw us return a healthy profit for our followers, even after a slow start on the opening day. Going into the 3rd day we are +18.82pts in profit and hoping to build on that again on Thursday.

Don’t forget to take a look at Ladbrokes’ refund if finishing 2nd, and Bet Victor’s refund if Richard Hughes finishes in the frame. Both excellent offers which copped a couple of times yesterday!

We normally advise our free daily racing tips to a single one point stake per bet. However due to the nature of the the meeting, and the fact we’ll be tipping on every race, we’ll be advising on a point scale ranging from 1pt to 5pts.

Royal Ascot Tips Day 3

2:30 Norfolk Stakes

Coulsty – 7/1 (Bet365, Bet Victor)
2pts Win
Tough juvenile race to kick of the day but we like the look of Richard Hannon’s Coulsty, who bolted up on his debut. The form of that race is working out quite well and Richard Hughes prefers this over Legend Rising. Haggas’ Saayerr is an interesting runner too if you’re looking for an each-way option.

3:05 Ribblesdale Stakes

Winsili – 4/1 (Bet365, Paddy Power)
3pts Win
Irish runner Alive Alive Oh is the favourite for this year’s renewal and rightly so, boasting the best form of the race (3rd to Magician and bolting up since). John Gosden’s runner Winsili makes more appeal at the prices however after seeing off Cruck Realta, who has since won a Fillies’ Listed race by nearly 3 lengths to frank the form.

3:45 Gold Cup

Estimate – 7/1 (Bet365, Paddy Power)
1pt Win
Rite Of Passage (Non-Runner)
1pt E/W
The Gold Cup is a grueling 2m4f test of stamina and there are 4 or 5 with really good chances here, including 2 past winners Colour Vision and Rite Of Passage. The latter hasn’t run yet this season but won a Group 3 over 2m here on his last start and should go close if wound up for this. Estimate looks the pick of the younger horses and has won over 2m before, including here last month in the Sagaro Stakes, so if he stays could take the spoils.

4:25 Britannia Stakes (Handicap)

Secret Talent E/W – 18/1 (Bet365, Bet Victor)
1pt E/W
The 28-runner Britannia Stakes pits many of the progressive 3yo milers against each other and the race looks a wide-open contest on paper. Its is worth looking at the trends and one which sticks out is that 10 of the last 11 failed to win their previous race, so don’t be put off those that went close LTO. 9 of 11 also carried 8-13 or less so might be worth sticking to the lower half of the handicap too, looking for horses with 2-3 runs under their belt this season. One that sticks out for us is Secret Talent who was beaten over 7f here LTO in a decent handicap on similar ground (by a horse which has since won 2 Listed races!) and if improved could go close at a big price.

5:00 Tercentenary Stakes

Shikarpour – 13/2 (Bet Victor, Paddy Power)
1pt E/W
Remote will go off favourite for this and is well fancied. But we’re taking a chance on Shikarpour at a bigger price. He finished a credible 5th in the French Derby over today’s trip, on just his 2nd start, and if he has come on for that run could have the beating of today’s competitors.

5:35 King George V Stakes (Handicap)

Number One London E/W – 12/1 (Bet365, Bet Victor)
1pt E/W
Salutation E/W – 33/1 (Bet365, Bet Victor)
0.5pts E/W
Yet another tough handicap to round off the day and its another one where the trends will play a big part in finding the winner. All of the last 11 winners have carried 8-11 or less and had at least 2 runs that season. Mark Johnston has a great record in the race, saddling 4 of the last 11 winners and 4 of his horses will line up here. Salutation is of interest, with the jockey taking of 3lbs. He was 2nd in a decent handicap LTO and is a big price. Another towards to lower end of the handicap is Brian Ellison’s Number One London. He has been in the frame on each of his last five starts and whilst this is tougher, could run a big race off a rating of just 82.

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