14:30 Ascot 23 Jun 2017
Albany Stakes (Fillies’ Group 3) (Class 1) (2YO only)
CLEMMIE 8/1 Is the sister of dual classic winner Churchill so demands immediate respect. She was 3rd on debut finishing close up behine Now You’re Talking who was 4th here in a G2 on Wednesday which makes the form of that debut run pretty solid. FAIRYLAND 4/1 is a Wesley Ward charge so equally commands respect here. Won on debut but it would be hard to draw any sort of conclusions from that race, looks bred to cope with this extra yardage but this will be a tough ask. MADELINE 16/1 is an interesting one at a very decent looking price. The form of his latest victory at first glance looks fairly ordinary but look a little closer and we find a well respected horse from the Jeremy Noseda stable who was not far behind Now you’re Talking in that race on Wednesday. Should well be a proggresive sort who could pop up at a decent price.
1ST: MADELINE 16/1 (0.5PT EW) IWAC
2ND: CLEMMIE 8/1
3RD: FAIRYLAND 4/1
4TH: PRINCESS PEGGY 12/1
15:05 Ascot 23 Jun 2017
King Edward VII Stakes (Group 2) (Class 1) (3YO only)
BEST SOLOUTION 8/1 Is a G3 winner who showed his well being winning the Derby trial at Lingfield, that form didnt quite translate to the big stage however and he finished only 8th in the real thing at Epsom. CRYSTAL OCEAN 5/2 Was 3rd in the Dante on only his 3rd run and was only narrowly beaten home that day by Benbatl (winner of the Hampton Court Stakes G3) Thursday. The step up in trip could well bring about further improvement for this Sir Michael Stoute runner and he should go close.
1ST: CRYSTAL OCEAN 5/2 (1PT WIN)
2ND: BEST SOLUTION 8/1
3RD: GLENCADAM GLORY 18/1
15:40 Ascot 23 Jun 2017
Commonwealth Cup (Group 1) (Class 1) (3YO only)
The betting here and all the talk would suggest that CARVAGGIO 10/11 is unbeatable. He rightly so is a popular name here having done absoloutly nothing wrong to date winning all 5 of his starts so far. The depth of those races however can be questioned which is not true of the form from another of Godolphins hopes BLUE POINT 11/2 3rd behind Churchill on his final appearance last term and run out a clear cut winner over CD on reappearance beating HARRY’S ANGEL 10/3 who in all fairness didn’t show himself in the best light that day and should get closer to his rival this time.
1ST: HARRY’S ANGEL 10/3 (1PT WIN)
2ND: CARAVAGGIO 10/11
3RD: BLUE POINT 11/2
16:20 Ascot 23 Jun 2017
Coronation Stakes (Fillies’ Group 1) (Class 1) (3YO only)
The 2’s and 3’s on WINTER 8/15 form line tell us that she is by no means infallible. However she has been very impressive this term and will take all the beating. PRECIEUSE 10/1 could well get close to the favourite and holds a pretty impressive CV herself so if anyone is looking to take the fav on could do a lot worse than this French raider.
1ST: PRECIEUSE 10/1 (1PT WIN) NAP
2ND: WINTER 8/15
3RD: DABYAA 6/1
17:00 Ascot 23 Jun 2017
Queen’s Vase (Group 2) (Class 1) (3YO only)
ALQAMAR 33/1 is a lively outsider for Charlie Appleby. Holds a couple of interesting form lines from last term with Eminent and Sofias Rock before reappearing in a modest affair trouncing all who opposed. FIERCE IMPACT 14/1 also has some decent form to draw from and his yard had a winner on Thursdays card with Jamie Spencer also doing the steering on that occasion. Step up in trip should play into his favour and should go close. SECRET ADVISOR 11/1 and WISCONSIN 9/1 are another two to keep an eye out for.
1ST: FIERCE IMPACT 14/1 (1PT WIN) NB
2ND: ALQAMAR 33/1
3RD: SECRET ADVISOR 11/1
4TH: WISCONSIN 9/1
17:35 Ascot 23 Jun 2017
Duke Of Edinburgh Stakes (Handicap) (Class 2) (3YO plus)
1ST: MAINSTREAM 11/2
2ND: APPEARED 6/1
3RD: WADIGOR 13/2
4TH: RED GALILEO 25/1 (0.5PT EW)