Royal Ascot Tips – Preview Of Tuesday’s Big Races From Mick Kinane
Excitement is reaching a fever pitch as us horse racing fans gear up for all the action of Royal Ascot. Here at BoyleSports we got the chance to catch up with Irish flat racing legend Mick Kinane who talked us through his predictions and fancies for the big races on the opening day of this year’s Royal Ascot festival.
Royal Ascot Tuesday Tips
Queen Anne Stakes Tips, Tue 2:30pm
I think a lot of what happens in this race will depend on the weather and if the thunderstorms hit. The ground is going to be key for Frankie’s filly, Inspiral. If the rain comes and there’s nice ground with ‘good’ in the equation then Inspiral could very well win.
If the rain does not come then I think Modern Games will win.
He’s a solid horse and won the Lockinge at Newbury, he’s a tough horse and I see him as the likely winner. I’d keep my eye on the weather. He was beaten in America on his first run of this season but that winner (Chez Pierre) looks like a good horse so he’s run into a smart one there.
The fillies are easier to get ready first time and often better first time out so I wouldn’t think there would be any disadvantage for Inspiral. Modern Games is a tough and hardened campaigner that takes to his racing well and that’s why Charlie Appleby takes him travelling, he thrives on racing so I don’t think there’s any disadvantage by his travelling.
Native Trail was a touch disappointing at Newmarket last time out. He had a fantastic three-year-old career but doesn’t seem to have progressed as a four-year-old. He seems a little static.
Chindit has a chance if he bites every other horse, he could bite his way to a win! He’s a really solid horse, but he’s been short of the best all his life and I don’t see him as a likely winner.
King’s Stand Stakes Tips, Tue 3:40pm
James McDonald was glowing in his report of Coolangatta after her piece of work and looked to move well on the surface. She’s a big danger to the home team, as is the other Australian, Cannonball. I think the Australians will be very tough to beat. They have an edge on us with sprinters.
The Australians have a fantastic history in sprints at Royal Ascots, the sprinters in the southern-hemisphere have a big advantage on us because they are bred to be top sprinters, while we’re better at breeding middle-distance horses here. It will be a very big task to win for the home team.
St James’ Palace Stakes Tips, Tue 4:20pm
It will be interesting to see how Chaldean performs if it’s good-firm, he hasn’t really had a go on it. Frankie has a lot of good rides throughout the week and this is a big chance for him to get a win. You can see Frankie controlling this race and if he does and can get to the front, then he will be hard to beat.
I can see it being a tactical affair. Paddington improved with his run at the Curragh in the 2,000 Guineas, he’s a horse on the up and it’s going to be an interesting clash. There isn’t a lot between them when it comes to the form.
Galeron ran on very well in the Irish 2,000 Guineas at the Curragh, I’d keep an eye on him. He ran on very late and didn’t get a lot of room throughout. He was flashing as he finished fifth and I thought it was a big run that day.
Al Riffa was a very good two-year-old for Joseph O’Brien, he didn’t run at the Curragh, it will be interesting to see where he fits into this race if he turns up.
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