Dark horses: Saturday selections

PLENTY to go at today and a competitive but challenging final day at Royal Ascot. We even have the equine lunatic MAD MOOSE gracing the royal meeting. Let’s hope he doesn’t disgrace himself in front of such distinguished company. Here are a few who may have slipped under the radar… SILVER LIME: Progressive last season, …[Read More]

Garswood the choice on Royal Ascot day two

Charlie McCann, BetVictor’s PR supremo, looks ahead to Wednesday at Royal Ascot… DAY two of Royal Ascot starts with the 7f Jersey Stakes; the race has often thrown up a shock in recent years with three 20/1 shots and no winning favourite since 2001 when Mozart obliged for Ballydoyle. The same connections are likely to …[Read More]

Frankel half sister to win for Cecil

THERE will be something missing at Royal Ascot. And I don’t mean the equine legends that are Frankel and Black Caviar. The absence of Sir Henry Cecil’s elegant frame will leave the royal meeting bereft of one of racing’s most iconic figures. His widow, Lady Jane Cecil, will carry the baton for Warren Place and …[Read More]

Five horses to follow at Royal Ascot

YOU might be forgiven for thinking that it will be impossible for this year’s Royal Ascot to top 2012. Last year’s meeting was book-ended by the brilliance of Frankel and Black Caviar, but while those two no longer grace our sport, the anticipation is quietly building that this year’s royal meeting could match, and possibly …[Read More]

Ascot Gold Cup: Estimate to reign for Her Majesty

IT’S been a tough old time for the Queen in recent weeks. But I suspect a change of luck could be on the cards when ESTIMATE lines up for the Ascot Gold Cup on the Thursday of the royal meeting. The filly has been laid out for the race since she won the Queen’s Vase …[Read More]

Royal Ascot 2013: Is Magician the Tuesday banker?

by JACK MILNER. ROYAL Ascot is upon us, and aside from the pageantry, the fashion and bubbly, there is also a terrific opportunity to earn a few quid for your jollies, pun very much intended! How about this for an offer? BetVictor is going NO LOSE HUGHES – refunding your net losses on any game …[Read More]

Royal Ascot Ante-Post Focus: The Queen Anne Stakes

THE sun is shining and Royal Ascot is looming large. Last year Frankel scared away the opposition in the opening race of the meeting, the Queen Anne Stakes. But this year’s renewal looks much more of a betting proposition. Finding the winner of the Queen Anne can set Royal Ascot punters up for the week; …[Read More]