Royal Ascot Day 4 Preview

Royal Ascot Day 4 Preview

It was a case of oh so close yesterday, with a 9/1 winner, plus two seconds and a non runner from six selections, so we’ll try and keep adding to our bank today on what is an ultra competitive card.

2.30 – Sandiva would be a popular winner under Mr.Ascot, Frankie Dettori, returning from a suspension for drug abuse. Sandiva has posted the best previous form in the race and was a particularly taking winner of a Listed event at Naas on good to firm, so we know she acts on the ground. At 5/2 she is pretty short, but we are confident she’ll get the job done.

3.05 – Epsom Derby runner up Battle of Marengo is a very short price, but the suggestion is that the Derby form is not up to much. So we are going to look elsewhere and the obvious each way candidate is Contributor. A progressive profile and an attractive price at 12/1 each way, Contributor comes here a fresh horse and will stay the trip.

3.45 - This is the bet of the week at 16/1 each way. Jim Bolger’s Rehn’s Nest was a fast finishing second in the Irish 1,000 Guineas after a poor start. She fairly rattled home that day and was only beaten a length and a half. Again she has ground conditions to suit and the stiff Ascot track will be to her liking. I don’t think she will be out of the first three and is a huge price for a stable in cracking form.

4.25 - It could be worth taking a chance on Forgotten Voice each way here. This horse was last seen at Aintree over hurdles, but was once rated 115 on the Flat. He runs off 105 today and that’s the equivalent of a ten length start. We reckon at 16/1, he has a great chance and Johnny Murtagh has been booked to ride.

5.00 - Leading Light is too short for a horse that has only ever won/run to a maximum of ten furlongs this is 2 miles. I have a sneaking suspicion that Royal Skies (we tipped him up yesterday), has been kept for this and is much feared. However, we are very sweet on Disclaimer who is on a five timer and who beat Contributor (tipped earlier) last time out. At around 9/2, we think he’ll be there or there abouts.


5.35 - Anyone who saw Enrol last time out over six furlongs would have said he was screaming for a longer trip as he mowed down Nocturn in the final strides, only to be denied by the shortest of margins. Now over seven furlongs, Enrol looks to put that finishing speed to the test and we reckon he’ll win at 9/2.

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