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A brief preview for Flat fans of JPFestival.com as I’m over in France and have some football matches to watch!
Queen Anne (2.30): The rain has fallen and fallen hard, so Ervedya being favourite looks the right call. That said, she is the right price now and Estoterique’s top class form makes her a must bet each/way after a good comeback race at Deauville against a speedy sort in the shape of Attendu. She goes on any ground and will be there at the finish if repeating her performance from last year, when a good second to Solow.
Advice: 1 pt each/way Estoterique (8/1 Bet365)
Coventry (3.05): Rain is no issue for the Irish challenge and hopefully Mokarris handles it. That said, there’s no desire to change from the pairing of Psychedelic Funk and him. No change.
Kings Stand (3.40): If you’ve missed the party on Mecca’s Angel then you’re going to the Funeral as she’s gone less than 2/1 and it’s a surprise that Profitable, who won fair and square in the Temple, is 5’s. Acapulco makes little appeal without her weight and physical advantage of last year and maybe Pearl Secret can take a big hand at a nice price.
St James’ Palace (4.20): Rain won’t bother the leading pair, who I expect to have the race between themselves on the likely surface. Emotionless should be OK with it but would have wanted a quicker surface.
Ascot Stakes (4.55): Our first choice was balloted out but Jennies Jewel looks to have a standout chance. A fine jumping mare, she was deeply impressive at the Curragh on her return to the flat and has plenty in hand of the handicapper on that evidence and also the evidence of our jumping exploits. She makes more appeal, only marginally than a legion of Godolphin contenders and three major players from Ireland.
Advice: 1 pt each/way Jennies Jewel (9/1 Bet365, 8’s)
Windsor Castle Stakes (5.30): The Irish haven’t had a great history in this but the way Mister Trader made Caravaggio work for his win in the Marble Hill with several other winners behind makes for good reading and if he repeats that form he should be up to going close. The ground not being an issue for him only makes one feel more strongly about his chances in any case.
Advice: 1 pt each/way Mister Trader (8/1 general)
Best of luck and enjoy the racing!
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