For the second bet on day one at Royal Ascot ,we concentrate on big sprint .The King Stand Stakes at 3.40 .
3.40 ROYAL ASCOT 5F KING STAND STAKES GROUP ONE:
19 runners declared for group one King Stand stakes over 5 furlongs on fast ground .The three main contenders look to be Muthmir , Sole Power & Shamal Wind
MUTHMIR : Progressive sort winning 4 from 10 starts , including winning group 2 contest at Chantilly last time .Had some useful form in top handicaps last season ,winning Porland at Doncaster in good style .Looks open to plenty improvement over 5 furlongs ,though yet race in group one company .
SOLE POWER : Excellent record over 5 furlongs on fast ground. Won this race for last two years and looked good as ever when winning the Al Quoz at Meydan in March ,can be forgiven for poor effort at Curragh last time over 6 furlongs .Looks to have ideal conditions here and should make bold bid to land the hatrick .
SHAMAL WIND : Useful Australian sprinter winning 8 from 24 starts.Produced career best effort last time when winning grade one handicap at Caufield last time .Still looks to be improving ,though not in same league as some former Australian sprinters ,that won at Royal Ascot .
VERDICT : SOLE POWER stands out here after winning this race for last two years and looked good as ever when winning group one Al Quoz at Meydan in March .Has ideal conditions here (5 furlongs on fast ground) .4-1 looks very fair value .
SOLE POWER 3.40 ROYAL ASCOT
0.50 PTS EACH-WAY @ 4-1 BET365*
1/4 ODDS 1-2-3-4
(UNPLACED SP 5-2 LOSS £100.00 )