Royal Ascot Day 2 Tips
- $13 winner landed from 3 selections on Day 1
- $71 chance among Day 2 selections
UK form expert Daryl Carter from gg.co.uk landed a $13 winner from three selections for us on Day 1 of the Royal Ascot Carnival, and he’s given us three more big-priced runners for Day 2.
The meeting kicks off with a tri of Group 2 races before the main event, the Group 1 Prince Of Wales Stakes (2004m) comes up as the fourth race of the day.
Below are Daryl Carter’s roughies to back at Royal Ascot on Day 2:
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DESERT DREAMER ($12 with Unibet) finished strongly in both of her races at Newmarket. Being trained out of the Stuart Williams yard is probalby a factor in her inflated odds but what she has done to date is enough to suggest she can improve into a top prospect.
She overraced on debut and was trapped behind a wall of horses in a seemingly impossible position but was travelled well into it before picking up late in the style of a very good horse.
She was just as impressive over 1200m next time at the same track and again was keen early on, but the drop back to 1000m on Day 2 of the carnival today on this stiff, flatter track will suit her much better.
AGINCOURT ($17 with Unibet) has run her best races second-up, including in this race last year when a head second to the smart Nazeef, who has subsequently beaten the favourite for this event.
She returned with an encouraging performance at Goodwood when giving weight to two improving three-year-olds, one who has franked the form by chasing home Creative Flare at Newbury. However, she is continuously underestimated and would have finished closer to Lady Bowthorpe in the Valiant Stakes here last year if given a clear run.
A tough race with the likes of Finest Sound, Astro King, Matthew Flinders and Irish Admiral, but the one I’m keen on despite the big price is POWER OF STATES ($71 with Unibet).
This horse has shown significant improvement on the all-weather track, but it’s unlikely the surface is the sole reason for his improvement. Power Of States was frustratingly ridden at the rear in most of his turf starts in lower graded races that lacked early speed.
Lately, he has improved out of sight with the visor being a pivotal gear change, and his effort behind Forest of Dean and Felix in the Winter Derby (they both contest the Wolferton on Tuesday) was very sound. He is drawn well in barrier 23 and is dropping back slightly in trip, so a forward ride by James Doyle is likely here and I don’t expect him to be stopping at massive odds.