Royal Ascot Ante-Post 3153/1 E/W Lucky 15 2022

James Mackie | @JMackieRacing

Royal Ascot Ante-Post E/W Lucky 15



Ehraz 25/1 - Commonwealth Cup

At a huge price of 25/1, the Richard Hannon trained Ehraz looks to be overpriced in the market to us when comparing him to Go Bears Go who sits at around the 10/1 mark for the same race.

The three year old Shadwell Estate owned colt was seen three times last term having been bought for 180,000gns and on debut was a huge eye-catcher at Newmarket finishing second behind the smart Noble Truth, flashing home late from off the pace.

He was bought back to 6f off the back of that run over course and distance at Ascot and went on to bolt up in Maiden company, breaking his duck.

Seen once more last term he was a strange fifth at York in the Group Three Acomb Stakes, with the race truly falling apart.

Back for another season he made his seasonal return in the Group Three Commonwealth Cup Trial and travelled like the best horse for a long way but just found very little, looking in need of the run.

Stripping much fitter for the run he returned at the weekend at Newbury in the Listed Carnarvon Stakes and under a less than impressive ride by Jim Crowley, he still managed to only go down by a short head to the talented Tiber Flow.

At 25/1 he is expected to keep improving and although going into Group One company, his turn of pace in the final furlong was frightening on Saturday and if being closer to the pace, he could hit the frame.

Kyprios 4/1 - Ascot Gold Cup

Next up in the Lucky is the Aidan O'Brien trained Kyprios who looks to have a big chance in the Group One Ascot Gold Cup on the Thursday of the meeting.

The four year old son of Galileo looks a stayer in the making and although Trueshan will be tough to beat if getting soft ground, Kyprios looks a solid alternative if the Ascot ground stays dry.

Running twice as a juvenile winning on debut over 1m 1/2f at Galway, he then went to Newmarket in the 1m2f Zetland Stakes and found it tough on just his second start.

Only ran twice as a three year old, he again won on seasonal debut at Cork and was then sent to Lingfield in the Listed Derby Trial at Lingfield where he didn't handle the very soft ground conditions.

He seems to have now come into his own as a four year old winning both his starts this term, starting over 1m6f in the Listed Vintage Crop Stakes at Navan.

Improving again for that run he went to Leopardstown and took the Group Three Levmoss Stakes by 14 lengths, to really put himself in the mix for this event.

Kyprios looks a class horse this year and a likely type to take this race.

Noble Style 5/1 - Coventry Stakes

The Coventry Stakes is always a difficult race for punters but we think we have found a horse that can go very close with the Charlie Appleby trained Noble Style looking like a progressive type.

Seen once to date over five furlongs at Ascot he went on to land a good Novice Stakes taking to the track really well.

His pedigree suggests he will be even better over a further furlong and the way team Appleby and Godolphin are going this year, he can't be overlooked.

Queen Olly 6/1 - Albany

The final horse in the E/W Lucky for Royal Ascot comes in the Albany Stakes with the Amo Racing owned Queen Olly looking like an exceptional quick mare.

A daughter of No Nay Never for David Loughnane, the two year old filly made her debut at York last week and went on to bolt up by close to four lengths over six furlongs.

Amo Racing horses are known for being fit on their first appearances but this looked a bit special and if improving again looks a perfect fit for this race.