PREVIEW: Ascot King George Day
[dropcap]T[/dropcap]ime to blow the trumpet. (It needed dusting down).
Two tips yesterday – both won and the recommended double was landed too. What a life.
Both were short:
MALABAR (recommended at 8/13)
EURO CHARLINES (recommended at evens)
That was enough for a profit on the day of 38.45 points on Star Sports to recommended stakes.
As a certain ATR presenter might say. Yeeehaaa.
Back to Ascot today for King George day and the big question is what will the ground be ?
The thunderstorm caught everyone out on Friday – not least of which the course themselves who swiftly moved the going from good to firm to good to soft.
However, in many peoples eyes this was too dramatic a change and certainly not backed up by the subsequent winning times.
The answer, as always, seems to be blowing in the wind, my friend, when it comes to getting accurate going descriptions.
It’s been a drying morning at the track so far today but the official ground remains good to soft, good in places.
The big race is of course the King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Stakes at 3.50. It looks a good renewal of the great race which has seen the older horses dominate in recent years.
John Gosden will be hopeful of bucking that stat as he trains all three of the three-year-old challenge this year, the most exciting of which has to be Taghrooda after her runaway success in the Oaks.
If you want to crab that form you can say that the form is not working out particularly well since but Taghrooda remains unbeaten and is preferred to the colt Eagle Top.
Both may struggle against Telescope however who is my marginal preference for the race.
My bet today follows the same formula that came good yesterday. Backing horses that ran well at Royal Ascot.
In the opening Winkfield Stakes I am with Kodi Bear who ran a cracker over C&D in the Coventry Stakes on what was only his second start and he also met trouble in the run.
At around 2/1 he looks a solid bet.