Free tips Horse Racing Tips for Wednesday 17th June – Royal Ascot Day 2 Tips
Well, we enjoyed a tasty 16/1 winner on Day 1 with Coeur de Lion staying longer than the mother-in-law to take the 4.40pm race in the closing stages.
Another day of exciting action is set for Wednesday where the feature race sees Japan as the warm 5/4 favourite for the Prince Of Wales’s Stakes at 3.35pm….
Video: Day 1 Royal Ascot Highlights
1.15pm Ascot (Silver Royal Hunt Cup) – Zhui Feng (EW) at 20/1 with bet365*
This may be the consolation race for the Royal Hunt Cup but when you are already an actual Royal Hunt Cup winner, what does it matter. Amanda Perrett’s seven-year-old gelding won the Royal Hunt Cup in 2017 and in the main does run pretty well at this venue.
His Royal Ascot victory was followed up by a narrow Victoria Cup defeat the following May and he has managed another career win since. His seasonal return at Newmarket was pretty encouraging and he looks sure to come on for the run. He is certainly one for the each-way players.
3.00pm Ascot (Prince Of Wales’s Stakes) – Japan at 5/4 with Betfair Sportsbook
Favourite backers should collect in this race as Japan looks really hard to oppose in the Prince Of Wales’s Stakes. Japan’s three-year-old campaign was exemplary, landing the King Edward at Royal Ascot and following it up by taking the Juddmonte International in August.
A French Group 1 victory and a third place in the Derby were topped off by a respectable fourth in the Arc at the end of the season.
Big things are expected from the Galileo-colt going forward, so if you are normally wary of backing favourites, don’t be!
3.35pm Ascot (Royal Hunt Cup) – Kynren at 16/1 with BetVictor
Kynren can be one hell of a frustrating horse to follow sometimes, but when he does put it all in he usually gets his just rewards. He has won four times from 7f to 1m on good to firm and soft ground but in reality it should really be more.
David Barron’s six-year-old came fifth in this race last season and he also registered a course win here in September. He is no stranger to running well in big field handicaps, and actually appears to thrive on it.
A nice warm-up race at Haydock Park should see Kynren spot on for this and he also has the rather talented Ben Curtis in the plate to assist him.
4.40pm Ascot (Copper Horse Handicap) – Dubai Horizon at 20/1 with Boylesports
The Godolphin-owned Dubai Horizon ran some decent races in Dubai (Meydan) over the winter and looks an interesting contender back in England in this open looking handicap.
William Buick, who is riding at a 23% strike rate over the last fortnight, takes the mount and the six-year-old must be worth at least an each-way nibble at least.