ROYAL ASCOT DAY 2 TIPS

Find out who are experts are tipping for the day two of Royal Ascot 2021

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14:30 Queen Mary Stakes

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15:05 Queen’s Vase

15:40 Duke Of Cambridge Stakes

16:20 Prince Of Wales’s Stakes

17:00 Royal Hunt Cup

17:35 Windsor Castle Stakes

18:10 Kensington Palace Stakes

Royal Ascot Wednesday Preview

Prince Of Wales’s Stakes

16/06 16:20

This Group 1 is the highlight of day two and often features the best middle-distance horses to have progressed from the Classic generation. The race has tended to favour those with proven form in Group 1s although the last three winners - Lord North, Crystal Ocean and Poet’s Ward - have bucked that trend by earning their first stripes at the highest level here. The top middle-distance fillies and mares can appear here to take on their male counterparts, but The Fugue (2014) is the only female to triumph in the last ten years with Magical and Treve both beaten favourites. There hasn’t been a dual winner of this race since 1995, which may count against last year’s winner and ante-post favourite Lord North, while So You Think’s 2012 victory as a six-year-old is the only time in the last 25 years that the winner has not been aged either four or five.

Royal Hunt Cup

16/06 17:00

Anyone eager to back an outsider is pointed in the direction of this heritage handicap run over a mile which has a habit of throwing up big-priced winners, perhaps unsurprising given the field regularly comprises upwards of 30 runners. There has been an average winning SP of 16.75-1 in the last ten years and 2020 winner Dark Angel became the lowest-priced of those when he struck at 15-2 for trainer Mark Johnston. The 19th century trainer James Jewitt remains the most successful in the race’s history, which indicates the wide breadth of competition on offer. Since Field Of Dream struck as a seven-year-old in 2014, five of the subsequent six runnings have all gone to four-year-olds.

Duke Of Cambridge Stakes

16/06 15:40

The last of three Group 2s which kicks off Wednesday’s card, the Duke Of Cambridge has witnessed some high-class fillies and mares since its inception in 2004. Although open to four-year-olds and upwards, the Marco Botti-trained Aljazzi is the only five-year-old to have been successful in the last ten years with the younger generation taking the vast majority of the honours. Three of the last ten winners had been successful at Group level as a three-year-old, although none of those have been in the last five years with a clear pathway to success for progressive types. There have been as many double-figure priced winners (three) as there have been victorious favourites in the last decade, while John Gosden is the only trainer to have saddled multiple winners in that period.

Queen Mary Stakes

16/06 14:30

The second day of the royal meeting gets off to a flyer courtesy of this 5f sprint for two-year-old fillies. Look out for any runners taken over by leading US trainer Wesley Ward, who has won this Group 2 three times in the last six years with Acapulco (2015), Lady Aurelia (2016) and Campanelle (2020) and had the runner-up on three more occasions (2013, 2017 and 2019), while Frankie Dettori, clear as the most successful active jockey at Royal Ascot, has partnered three of the last five winners. Lady Aurelia recorded a Racing Post Rating of 123 for her triumph in 2016 before following up in the King’s Stand Stakes the following year, but that performance may have been an outlier with an average RPR of 106 required in the other nine runnings. The race regularly attracts fields in excess of 20 runners and a high draw can prove favourable, with only three of the last ten winners coming from single-figure stalls. The contest has also proved a mixed one for favourite backers, with only three obliging in the last ten years with 18-1, 20-1 and 25-1 winners in that time.

Queen’s Vase

16/06 15:05

The great Sir Henry Cecil is the leading trainer in this Group 2 run over 1m6f, but Aidan O’Brien could match that tally this year after landing five of the last eight runnings. The market has been a telling indicator with Sword Fighter’s 33-1 victory in 2016 the only time in the last ten years a winner has struck struck at odds of larger than 6-1. The race is exclusively for three-year-olds and can give some pointers toward the St Leger, the year’s final Classic in September. Kew Gardens won in 2018 before following up at Doncaster, while Harbour Law finished second to Sword Fighter in 2016 before reversing the form three months later. Santiago (2020) and Aloft (2015) are the only horses to triumph when making their seasonal reappearance, while Stradivarius recorded the first of his four Royal Ascot victories when landing this in 2017.

Windsor Castle Stakes

16/06 17:35

The draw is again crucial for this second 5f sprint of the day with six of the last ten winners coming from between stalls 20 and 28. Gauging the form of these unexposed two-year-olds can be a tricky puzzle to solve, although a starting point is to look for those who have won before with only two of the last ten winners arriving at Ascot as maidens. Tactical’s victory last year for the Queen brought to an end a run of five straight losing favourites and gave trainer Anrdew Balding and jockey James Doyle first wins in the race. Aidan O’Brien and Wesley Ward have the best records with two wins apiece since 2009.

Kensington Palace Stakes

16/06 18:10

The permanent expansion of Royal Ascot to seven races per day means four of the additional races from 2020 have been retained, and has allowed for the creation of this brand new race for 2021. This 0-105 handicap will be run over a mile on the round course and is only for fillies and mares aged four and above.

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