Royal Ascot: Tips, Previews & Guide for Wednesday’s Reunion Including The Prince of Wales’s Stakes | Race News
The action continues to come from Royal Ascot with four group races on day two, led by the Prince of Wales’s Stakes.
Wednesday starts off fast and furiously with the Queen Mary Stakes (2:30), where Wesley Ward’s US team are represented by Glowing twilight against the best British and Irish two-year-old sprinters over five stages.
Then it’s the turn of the three-year-olds Wordsworth leads Irish coach Aidan O’Brien’s hopes in the Queen’s Vase (3.05).
It could be Lady’s Day Wednesday as William Jarvis trained Lady Bowthorpe takes its own gender in the Duke of Cambridge Stakes (3.40). Power of the queen and Champers Elysees are among those who hope to burst his bubble.
And in the day two feature film, there’s a tantalizing clash between the reigning Prince Of Wales’s Stakes champion (4.20) Lord North and winner of 1000 Guineas, Oaks and Yorkshire Oaks Love.
- 2:30 p.m .: The Queen Mary Stakes (Group 2)
- 3:05: The queen’s vase (Group 2)
- 3:40 p.m .: The Duke of Cambridge Stakes (Group 2)
- 4:20: The challenges of the Prince of Wales (Group 1)
- 5:00 p.m .: The Royal Hunt Cup (Héritage Handicap)
- 5:35: Windsor Castle Stakes (listed)
- 6:10 am: The stakes of Kensington Palace (Handicap)
Presenter Alex Hammond …
Lady Bowthorpe showed real tenacity to finish second behind Palace Pier in Newbury last time around and a repeat of that, against her own gender, should make her hard to beat in the Duke of Cambridge Stakes (3.40). She has an exceptional chance to give coach William Jarvis his first Royal Ascot winner since 1994.
We have not seen Love since August of last year, but the winner of the 1000 Guineas, Oaks and Yorkshire Oaks returns to the Prince of Wales’s Stakes (4.20) instead of the Pretty Polly Stakes and she should pose a real threat to the winner of the year. last Lord North.
Analyst Jamie Lynch …
Matthew Flinders has a good record over a straight mile, including a decisive victory at the Doncaster meeting at St Leger and a fine third (from a problematic position) at this year’s Spring Cup at Newbury.
He only has eight starts in his lifetime, which means he still has one improvement in him, all the while suggesting he’s tailor-made for the Royal Hunt Cup (5.00).
His last run is easily excusable, as he was pulled into stall 15 of 15 in York, on a turn, and on top of that he went too freely without cover.
Considering his potential, a 99 rating is surely below him, and Ascot promises to be on his street, not to mention the most positive of champion jockey Oisin Murphy’s booking.
Former jockey Freddy Tylicki …
It could be a big day for Wesley Ward’s US team, starting with Glowing twilight in the Queen Mary Stakes (2.30). She clocked an extremely impressive 56.49 seconds over five stages at Belmont Park last month. Ward’s record speaks for itself – 11 Royal Ascot winners to her name – and this filly has a good chance of making a dozen.
Another filly going in the right direction is Chris Wall’s Double or Bubble, which is an attractive round trip price for the Duke of Cambridge Stakes (3.40). With just four races in her career so far, she’s been extremely under-exposed and hasn’t done anything wrong, winning three of those starts and finishing second on her debut.
The trainer does well with this type of filly and she can continue to improve, with no better man on board than jockey James Doyle.
How to watch
Join Sky Sports Racing – channel 415 – every morning at 11am as Gina Bryce, Jim McGrath and Josh Apiafi host Raceday Preview live from the track.
Reporters Mike Cattermole and Zoey Bird join the team, bringing the latest news, while analyst Jamie Lynch dissects form and key numbers.
Then, it’s time for the action as host Alex Hammond provides live coverage of each race starting at 2:30 p.m., alongside Freddy Tylicki, Hayley Moore, Mick Fitzgerald and special guests!
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