Sunday 16 June 2019

Royal Ascot 2019: Do Outsiders Win?

This new week will be about one race meeting: Royal Ascot. 

I follow the two-year-old racing. It's my niche. I have a decent idea of a decent horse. However, Royal Ascot, although a feast of high-class horse racing, prize money and a touch of fashion if that floats your boat, it's a difficult place to find winners. 

Or is it?

As far as I'm concerned it is lovely to watch the two-year-old races:

  • Coventry Stakes (Group 2)
  • Windsor Castle (Listed Race)
  • Queen Mary Stakes (Group 2)
  • Norfolk Stakes (Group 2)
  • Albany Stakes (Group 3)
  • Chesham Stakes (Listed Race)
One piece of data which detailed that as far back as records go, there has been hardly any juveniles win races at this illustrious meeting priced bigger than 20/1. 

I wouldn't surprise me at all. 

So it would seem a pretty pointless endeavour to look for a speculative bet if it goes beyond the 20/1 point. 

A couple of readers asked if I would be giving any tips for Royal Ascot (or even my thoughts). Looking at the line-up for the Coventry Stakes (Group 2) on Tuesday, I could feel my enthusiasm disappearing as I looked at each of the 17 entrants. 

I could have a stab at naming the best British horse but I have no idea about the Irish raiders or the Wesley Ward contingent. 

For the sake of those who read Group Horse Daily, I will do my best to name one or two horses which may provide a touch of value and chance. However, it would seem a pointless exercise to try to find a speculative bet. 

Good luck if you are having a punt.