Hurry Up Harry

Another fabulous day of world class racing from Royal Ascot. The going remains at Good to Firm and the course has been watered.

Yesterday that watering saw an ‘evening up’ of chances for the lower drawn on the straight course after the high draws had been dominant the previous day. I am anticipating that outcomes today will be more weighted towards where the pace is rather than the starting position on the course.

3.05 1m4f King Edward VII Stakes (Group 2) (Colts & Geldings) (Class 1) (3yo)

 Crystal Ocean expected to improve for this step up to 12f.

His chance is reflected in the market who quote around the 9/4 mark.

Best Of Days was a good 2yo and is worth a very close look on seasonal reappearance.

Salouen ran far better than finishing position suggests in the Derby and is my marginal preference.  Currently a general 15/2.

The disruption caused by the weather to preparations this season is amplified by quite a few in this race.

Salouen (right)


3.40 6f Commonwealth Cup (Group 1) (British Champions Series) (Class 1) (3yo)

What a race!!

Three high class sprinters head the market.

At the prices I favour Harry Angel, who impressed greatly on his latest start at Haydock.

I expect him to reverse form with Blue Point, who beat him over c/d earlier in the season.

Caravaggio may well be a superstar, but will probably need to be to beat Harry Angel.

There is a bit of 10/3 on offer for Harry Angel, which looks about right.

Harry Angel


Just the three bets at Royal Ascot this week and a profit on stakes of over 100%.