This is the first in a live blog post on the Race Advisor where we are going to be looking at Royal Ascot as the day progresses. I am going to be updating this post with thoughts on each race throughout the day and I hope you will get involved by leaving comments below. The first race starts at 2.30 so I shall be back 45 minutes before with my thoughts on the race.
I am just trying to get an accurate going assessment.
Okay the going is looking good-soft and edging towards good. I am going to start by removing Bullet Train, Side Glance, Indomnito, Windsor Palace, Premio Loco, Red Jazz and Helmet.
Frankel obviously is strong, but do we want to take odds of 1.14? Not for me.
We need to oppose him if possible. Excelebration and Strong Suit have both been showing steady improvement with Excelebration having the edge.
Excelebration has a good speed estimate over todays going.
Looking at Red Jazz again, there is some possibilities. Just concern over a possible overall downward speed regression angle.
Strong Suit hasn’t raced for a while so I am removing him.
I am left with Excelebration and Red Jazz as oppositions with Excelebration favoured.
Red Jazz is at a lower stake as well.
Scratch that, I am removing that forecast, not enough return.
I am going to be betting on Excelebration e/w with a forecast of Frankel, Excelebration and Red Jazz to place.
Lots of questions about Strong Suit, looks good and could do well. Not for me because not raced recently enough.
Interestingly Worthadd looks strong over the going. But not good enough for me.
The more I look at Red Jazz the more interesting I find it.
Watch out for the place market on Betfair for this race if you are doing e/w bets, the odds are not good. Get on with a bookie if you can.
Ground is likely to be on the soft side of good by the end of the second race but not good-soft.
Just removed the pop-up that appears on this page so you can refresh as much as you want without it irritating you.
Whoever you bet on, good luck.
As expected Frankel put in an incredible performance, Excelebration came 2nd. I would have liked to have seen more by Red Jazz but still was better than the 400’s it was at on Betfair. A small profit made on the first race.
On to the next race…
23 runners means we need to remove a lot of horses. I am going to let you know the ones that I am going to look in more detail at rather than the ones that I have removed because there are so many.
Sorry for the delay, so many runners!
Okay I am looking more at Bated Breath, Medicean Man, Sole Power, Spirit Quartz, Stone Of Folca and Ortensa.
Medicean Man has been declining in performance and not the greatest speed figure so I am going to remove.
Bated Breath has massive improvement recently, strong form and a good speed projection must be considered.
Sole Power has a good speed projection but hasn’t shown much recent improvement. Still considered but less strong.
Spirit Quartz looks strong and improving. Definitely in my contenders.
Stone Of Folca I am going to remove because of poor form ratings and lower speed projections.
Leaving me Bated Breath, Spirit Quartz and Ortensa with Sole Power and Stone Of Folca as possible additions.
How to bet?
I am going to focus on my top 3 in a dutch bet.
Also adding Spirit Quartz for a place.
This race is going to be a bit late.
Having to remove a horse from the stalls.
Bated Breath just couldn’t get there. Sole Power came third.
This is going to be a very hard race to choose a selection on.
There is not much to put between the runners in this race. I would probably suggest leaving well alone, but since this is Ascot and we want to see what we can find the three I am focusing on are Foxtrot Romeo, The Nile and Dragon Pulse.
I can’t find much for any stand-out horses here. The reason I am choosing these three is that they have recently been improving, have good form ratings and speed projections, like the going and have every chance to run well.
What are you doing in this race?
My selections are coming in since I placed my bets.
Lots of bets for Power and if the ground is hard enough he will go well. I still have a slight concern as to whether the ground is hard enough for him.
As expected a difficult race to bet on. Foxtrot Romeo lost it at the last, The Nile came down and so we move on to the next in a difficult days punting. There are still 3 races left to try and bring a profit back on the day.
Another large race, I shall be back in a minute with more details.
Using the market combined with improver graphs I have narrowed the field down to…
Artigiano, Sir Prancealot, Funk Soul Brother, Lines Of Battle, Olympic Glory, Dawn Approach, Cristoforo Colombo
Of those I am going to remove Sir Prancealot for having to improve significantly in order to take the race.
In these races we have to listen to the market and the market is saying Dawn Approach has a good chance. Outside of that my two strongest for form and conditions are Artigiano and Funk Soul Brother, however the market is putting me off as it is usually a very good choice with the average winner in this race having odds of 3.54.
I am still going to go with those three runners. I will betting in a dutch bet and the two outsiders in the place market if the odds are suitable.
I just can’t get excited about join favourite Sir Prancelaot.
A win with Dawn Approach, missed out on the place bets.
Yet another tough race, I am going to use speed graphs in order to narrow the field. Back with some thoughts in a few minutes.
Very hard but I have narrowed down to Dark Ranger, Danvilla, Al Khawaneej and Montery. Simeneon has also got superb form figures over the jumps but can he do it on the flat?
I think he has potential to win. I would not usually be betting in a race like his, but having checked the odds on a dutch across all these runners we can make over a 100% profit if one of them wins and so that is what I am going to be doing.
A brilliant run from Simeneon and Al Khawaneej ran strongly for a second place. This dutch bet has brought us back into a profit on the day.
Let’s see if we can increase it in the last race!
Another wide open race. I have narrowed the field so far to…
Pay Freeze, Polski Max, Bungle InTheJungle, Pearl Noir, Ask Dad, Tommy’s Secret and Cosmic Chatter
Of these the strongest seem to be to me to be Pay Freeze, Ask Dad and Cosmic Chatter. Although Bungle InTheJungle comes close.
Pearl Noir hasn’t won on the race type and so I am going to remove that runner. Polski Max hasn’t either but since it is one of my strongest I shall keep it.
Bungle InTheJungle and Polski Max have actually been declining over similar conditions so I shall remove them.
Tommys Secret is not as strong as the others and so that leaves me with 3 runners. Pay Freeze, Ask Dad and Cosmic Chatter.
I will be dutching these selections and also doing a wheeled forecast on them.
I am going to be doing a tally on the profit if you had been following me exactly after the last race.
We missed out on the last race unfortunately as that would have brought us in a very nice profit.
A Look Back At The Day
If you had followed me exactly then you would have pretty much broken even on the day, this is because we missed the last race.
Up until the last race, to £10 bets, you would have staked around £299 and had a return of £359. We risked the profit on the last race which we missed and that brought us back to £299.
So all in all a break-even day and one that was also good fun. We are in a good position to move forwards on the rest of the meeting and finish the week with a tidy profit.
I hope that you enjoyed this today. Please let me know if you enjoyed it so I know whether to do it again tomorrow. If enough people would like us to do have a live post again tomorrow then I shall get it setup.
All the best