Sure, Royal Ascot 2019 is right here and you’ll get all the knowledge you want for a cracking week with Solar Racing.
It’s going to be a busy one for this scribe, with an Opening Present each morning at 9am on ITV4, earlier than each race is dropped at you on the primary ITV community.
Horses, trainers and jockeys have come from everywhere in the world to run at Ascot, and it’s merely a global week of hardcore racing motion.
I’ll be right here each day to provide you a range in every race. They gained’t all win, however preserve the religion as this column had a good time the final couple of years. Bear in mind it is a marathon not a dash.
Tuesday kicks off with the Group 1 Queen Anne Stakes over a mile at 2.30pm. I do not assume the milers are an awesome bunch and there is each probability final yr’s hero ACCIDENTAL AGENT can get within the combine once more for Eve Johnson Houghton.
His third behind Mustashry within the Lockinge was a wonderful run first time and he would not want to enhance a lot to get positioned right here. Again him each-way.
Subsequent is the Group 2 Coventry over six furlongs for juveniles at three.05pm. Clearly a little bit of a guessing sport, however ARIZONA seemed an absolute class act for Aidan O’Brien on the Curragh final time and should effectively take all of the beating.
The large dash is at three.40pm with the Group 1 King’s Stand Stakes over 5 furlongs. I’ve little question in my thoughts BATTAASH is the most effective horse within the subject and if he brings his A sport he’ll take all of the beating.
He got here again with a wonderful win at Haydock and whereas he is not at all times constant at Ascot, he ran effectively right here final yr when getting labored up. I am hoping the Charlie Hills runner has calmed down now.
It is all class at four.20pm with the Group 1 St James’s Palace Stakes over a mile. There’s been an enormous transfer for Too Darn Sizzling of late, however I believe this rests with SKARDU, who was third within the 2000 Guineas at Newmarket and fourth within the equal in Eire.
For numerous causes I believe he is higher than that kind and he is a cracking each-way wager for William Haggas and the wonderful James Doyle.
If stamina is your factor you’ll love the Ascot Stakes over practically two and a half miles at 5.00pm. COEUR DE LION shouldn’t be a simple horse to win on and is 2lb larger than when a staying on sixth on this occasion final time period.
Nevertheless, his jockey now takes 5lb off, and he does keep robust and is in good kind for Alan King. He is bought place claims on the very least in opposition to a load of jumps horses who may love occurring the Flat or may not!
And eventually the Listed Wolferton Stakes over practically a mile and 1 / 4 at 5.35pm. ADDEYBB was an actual eye catcher at Chester and with a little bit of juice within the floor has huge place claims for Willian Haggas.
I like this horse and I nonetheless do not assume now we have seen the most effective of him.
So better of luck and pray for Yeeehaaas!