James Stevens gives his four best bets on the eve of Royal Ascot. He will give selections in every race of the signature meeting.
2:15 Wetherby – Indomeneo
After a very encouraging debut, make sure you are on Indomeneo to go one better in Wetherby’s curtain raiser. The two-year-old ran exceptionally on debut to finish second at Newcastle, where he was beaten by a nice Royal Ascot prospect in Rajasinghe. His debut form will work out strong. He should be a lot better for the run and the additional furlong. Reports from Richard Fahey’s base are very good and he should be ready to win this.
5:00 Carlisle – Solo Mission
A beautifully bred colt for William Haggas who is getting better and better by each run. He never figured in three starts as a juvenile, but showed plenty of promise on his seasonal bow. After his gelding he finished second at Yarmouth, where Haggas enlisted jockey Ryan Moore. The booking indicates he must regard the son of Sea The Stars quite highly. Today Tom Queally is on board, and he should be able to get a good run out of this very nice prospect.
6:00 Nottingham – Lexington Grace
Lexington Grace is a lovely filly for Richard Hannon who has posted three consistent efforts. She only defeated two rivals on debut, but shaped with some promise that day. The three-year-old then improved to finish second at Nottingham beaten seven lengths by Neola who has since gone on to go close in listed company. She wasn’t beaten too far on her next start, once again beaten by some good prospects. She’s got the form in the book, and today’s test may just be right for her.
6:15 Windsor – Gotti
Gotti has all the makings to be a very good horse on paper. He is from an American family, with a placed dam and by strong sprinter with a fine record with two-year-olds. Gotti has had racecourse experience, when finishing fourth at Brighton. He looked very green that day and may have just needed the experience. The reports from home are more than pleasing and he should give a good account of himself.
Monday’s Horse Racing Tips
Tip 1 – Indomeneo to win 2:15 Wetherby @ 6/4 – click here for best odds
Tip 2 – Solo Mission to win 5:15 Carlisle @ 5/4 – click here for best odds
Tip 3 – Lexington Grace to win 6:00 Nottingham @ 5/1 – click here for best odds
Tip 4 – Gotti to win 6:15 Windsor @ 4/1 – click here for best odds