Not the greatest day on the blog for day two of Royal Ascot with just CARLTON HOUSE and one of my best three CRITICAL POINT placing at 3-1 and 14-1 respectively.
Here are Thursday’s best three and Royal Ascot :
TRADER JACK 1625 ASCOT – (nap) (unplaced) ran really well when second at Goodwood last time over 1m 2f. The drop back to a mile will suit as will the better ground. Great chance.
AZULADA BAY 1945 FFOS LAS – (nb) (unplaced) is in great form with good runs at Warwick and then impressive last time at Fontwell. The ground suits and despite a higher grade race I’m sure he’ll hold his own.
MORAWIJ 1435 ASCOT – (treble) (unplaced) ran well on debut and has scope to improve. Could be anything, chance.
Here is the rest of the Royal meeting :
PRINCESS HIGHWAY 1510 (WON – 17-2) two good runs over 10f including a group three. The step up in trip should help and we may see an even better performance as the rest set this up for her.
FAME AND GLORY 1545 (unplaced) has made this staying circuit his own and won this impressively last year. Can’t see anything beating him.
STIPULATE 1700 (2nd – 11-1) form is good and the better ground really helped last time at Sandown. Tom Queally deserts him but he’s a real battler.
MOLDOWNEY 1735 (unplaced) had to wait forever to get a gap and a run last time but then got home. A clear run could result in a win going away, this horse could be anything.
Stats as of 21/6/12
WINS 58/332 = 17.4%
NAPS 21/88 = 23.8%
PLACED 80/332 = 24%
WIN OR PLACED 138/332 = 41.5%