Royal Ascot Win Lucky15

Royal Ascot Win Lucky15

Ascot Win Lucky15

With Royal Ascot just around the corner we have put together a Win Lucky15 for the festival. This includes 4 shorter priced selections which we are confident will do the business, but for the value lovers we will also have an E/W version nearer to the time.


20/06/17 – Queen Anne Stakes – Ascot 14:30 

Our Selection: Ribchester

    

Recent Form Figures: 31

Richard Fahey’s stable star ‘Ribchester’ kicks off our Ascot Win Lucky15 in Tuesday’s opener. He put in arguably his best run to date at Newbury back in May, and has a very respectable record at the track with his only loss being half-a-length to last season’s O’Brien star Minding.

He’s versatile on all types of ground but ideally he’ll get a bit of cut, he demolished race rival & second favourite ‘Lightening Spear’ by over 3lengths at Newbury on softer ground, but we don’t see the placings being reversed even if they are tackling a better surface.


22/06/17 – Ascot Gold Cup – Ascot 16:20 

Our Selection: OrderOfStGeorge

   

Recent Form Figures: 21

We fancy Aidan O’Brien’s OrderOfStGeorge to pick up the double following last year’s impressive victory in the Gold Cup. He was far from race-fit when coming from the back to win readily on reappearance at Leopardstown, and even that looked impressive, therefore we believe he’ll be a tough nut to crack in an average renewal of the Group1 event.

Original second favourite Vazirabad is now a non-runner, leaving Big Orange, Simple Verse & Sheikhzyedroad all to float around between 9’s & 12’s in-behind. We don’t feel any of these have the class to stop O’Brien notching up another Group1 winner, making 6/4 an irresistible price.


23/06/17 – Commonwealth Cup – Ascot 15:40

Our Selection: Caravaggio

    

Recent Form Figures: 1

With Caravaggio, Harry Angel & Blue Point heading the market this year’s Commonwealth Cup is set to be a cracker. The three colts have torn opinion in the build up, with Blue Point defeating Harry Angel before the latter stepped it up a gear by bolting up in a Group2 event at Haydock just 3 weeks after.

Both are in with a fair shout, but for us Aidan O’Brien’s unbeaten Caravaggio will take some stopping. He made a mockery of a Group3 field at Naas after being off the track for 287 days and will only improve for the run, which we believe will be more than enough to fend off the rest of the field. He clocked up some impressive times last year and there looks to be plenty more to come!


23/06/17 – Coronation Stakes – Ascot 16:20 

Our Selection: Winter 

    

Recent Form Figures: 211

Winter has already had a remarkable season landing the Guineas double, but O’Brien isn’t stopping there as he sends her to Ascot to sweep up in the Coronation Stakes. Her progression has been clear to see, so there is reason to believe there could be much more to come from this filly which puts her in a very strong position in this field.

Admittedly, 4/5 isn’t the biggest price but she has more than justified it with this season’s achievements and will be hard to beat under Ryan Moore.