Not great start to Royal Ascot on day one, with both recommended bets Night of Thunder & Sole Power running well below form .Both bets were well supported in market ,though finished unplaced for 2 points loss .
Moving on to day two the feature race is G1 Prince Of Wales Stakes at 4.20
4.20 ROYAL ASCOT 10F PRINCE OF WALES STAKES G1 :
8 runners declared for G1 Prince Of Wales stakes over 10 furlongs on Good/Firm ground .The three main contenders are Channock Chase ,The Grey Gatsby & Free Eagle .
CHANNOCK CHASE : Progressive sort winning 3 out 6 ,including winning over C&D at Royal Ascot in G3 Terecentenary Stakes last year .Been slightly disappointing this season when finishing third in Gordon Richard Stakes & Second in Huxley Stakes at Chester .Will be suited returning to Ascot on faster ground,though will need big improvement to land this G1 race .
FREE EAGLE : Lightly raced four year old ,winning 2 from 4 .including winning group three contest at Leopardstown by 7 lenghs .Finished excellent third in Champion Stakes at Ascot on final start last season .Should go well, if fully fit on seasonal reappearance .
THE GREY GATSBY :Had some very useful form last season over 10 furlongs ,including winning Dante Stakes , French Derby & Irish Champion Stakes .Not looked as good so far this season, though was beaten on first two starts last season .Obvious claims if reproducing last seasons form .
VERDICT : THE GREY GATSBY looks decent each-way value here .On last seasons top G1 form ,would take all the beating .On official BHA ratings is 6LB clear and looks the value bet at around 13-2.
Free Eagle would go close if reproducing last season Champions stakes form ,and has won first time out the last two seasons ,though this looks hot race and will need to produce his best form first time out to win this group one race .
THE GREY GATSBY 4.20 ROYAL ASCOT
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