2015 Royal Ascot tips Day Five

CHESHAM STAKES: Probably the poorest race of the five days: it resembles a decent maiden. Ballydoyle has been well backed but is no value so a sporting each-way bet is DESSERTOFLIFE. Mark Johnston’s juveniles are in tip-top form and this grey filly looks overpriced at 16/1. Selection: DESSERTOFLIFE WOLFERTON HANDICAP: Mahsoob will be all the …[Read More]

Royal Ascot 2015 Day Four

THE show goes on at Royal Ascot 2015… Friday is day four and another dazzling array of talent is on display, including in the inaugural running of the Group One Commonwealth Cup… ALBANY STAKES: There was a huge amount to like about ILLUMINATE’S only racecourse appearance when although the lesser fancied Richard Hannon runner she …[Read More]

Royal Ascot tips 2015 Day Three

I’M still trying to find my punting mojo but there are three days to go, so plenty of time to recoup losses. Today is Ladies’ Day but, more importantly, it sees one of my favourite races of the year in the Ascot Gold Cup in which SIMENON, a proven stayer, looks good value to win …[Read More]

Royal Ascot tips Day Two

DAY two… and it will have to go some to better Tuesday’s opening feast. Fantastic performances from Solow and Gleneagles were the obvious highlights, although there was no joy on the punting front. Beaverbrook at 33/1 just failed to hit a place in the Coventry, finishing an excellent fourth. On to today… JERSEY STAKES: I’ve …[Read More]

Royal Ascot tips Day One

THE Queen, silly hats, daft suits, Gok Wan, fascinators, fashion… Yup, it’s here, Royal Ascot. Stripping away the pomp and finery, the fashion and the royal theme, it is five days of the very best racing that you’ll see anywhere in the world. Tuesday sees THREE Group One contests. And, more than ever, the international …[Read More]

Royal Ascot 2015 horses to follow

BROWSING through the hefty Royal Ascot 2015 media guide, a few things struck me. The meeting’s traditions are kind of nice and comforting but I’m only really interested in the thoroughbreds on show, and the only fillies of any real interest are the four-legged variety. Having very little fashion sense I couldn’t care a jot …[Read More]