Possibly the best meeting in the world Royal Ascot starts today on good to firm ground and with little rain forecast the quickest horses should win. It’s definitely getting more overseas runners which is great, we’ll see the best horse in France SOLOW clash with the top horse in Hong Kong ABLE FRIEND and that’s the first race! The top horse in Ireland GLENEAGLES, CALIFORNIA CHROME the USA legend plus all the speedsters from Australia and it’s hard to beat. Although makes it hard to workout collateral form.
An interesting fact is foreign jockey’s poor record at the meeting. They have achieved only 8 wins from 128 rides, just 6%.
Think this might be down to the way our races are run and the pace they are ran at.
Last year on the straight track there was a massive draw bias towards high numbers, stands rail, winners coming from 25, 26, 27, 29 & 33!
My Punt of The Day: 5:20 Thirsk – Lord of The Rock – Win Bet
Back next Tuesday.
The Shrewd Tipster