Royal Ascot 2017 – Day Two Betting Tips
4:20 Royal Ascot
With Ribchester and Barney Roy landing the spoils on Day One of Royal Ascot it was certainly a massive day for the boys in blue and Sheikh Mohammed could well be watching on as the Godolphin team take the big race on day two also.
Jack to be the Prince again
Aidan O’Brien’s Royal Ascot didn’t start as many would have expected and he’ll be turning to the well travelled Highland Reel in the Prince Of Wales’s Stakes tomorrow but he may well be relying on minor honours there too as Jack Hobbs (3/1) looks capable of winning his first Group One on British soil.
The 2015 Irish Derby winner won a handicap off just 85 on his second start but has certainly reached new heights since then. While he had issues last season when pulling up on his first start, he looked to be as good as ever when winning the Dubai Sheema Classic.
He is given the nod to get the better of Highland Reel and Decorated Knight.
Highland Reel (9/4) is a mighty horse who has made his mark all over the world and probably doesn’t get the credit he deserves for his success on his travels and if he can get the better of Jack Hobbs it will cement his place as one of the top horses in the world. Although, Jack Hobbs, despite his success, is still a little unexposed and has the potential to have a year to remember in 2017.
Bolger’s not over for the fresh air
Only two fillies, Osalia and Duntle, have managed to win the Sandringham with more than 9st in the last eight renewals but Jim Bolger is responsible for the overpriced Bean Feasa (16/1).
The 1000 Guineas Trial winner is a daughter of Dubawi and she got very badly hammered when running in the Irish 1,000 Guineas so her fifth placed finish that day doesn’t tell the whole story.
At the Curragh Bean Feasa was only beaten just over six lengths by Winter and given that the ground was probably a bit softer than ideal for her that day, there could still be more to come from her dropping back dramatically in class.
This could be a bit of good placing for Bolger as she looks to be short of the top level but despite conceding weight to all bar one of her rivals tomorrow, she looks to be better than a handicapper and hopefully she can appreciate the quick ground and the quick pace they’ll go and outrun her odds of 16/1.
*Prices correct at time of publication
Jack Hobbs (3/1) – 4:20 Royal Ascot
Bean Feasa (16/1) – 5:35 Royal Ascot