If you’ve been following one or more of the profitable Betting Gods tipsters over the last few weeks or months – you may well be wondering what to do with your winnings. If that’s the case, have you thought about treating yourself to a day at Royal Ascot, the UK’s premier flat meeting.
Royal Ascot attracts many of the world’s equine superstars to its 5-day festival (Tuesday June 16th – Saturday June 20th) to compete for prize money in excess of £5.5 million. There are eight Group 1 races and ten other group races over the 5 days – and the biggest problem is choosing which day to go on.
If it’s something you’re considering, then here are some of the highlights you can expect to see on each day as you sip champagne and mingle with the best dressed social club in England.
The Queen Anne Stakes is one of the most eagerly awaited races of the calendar this year as the Lockinge first and second Night of Thunder and Toormore are set to do battle with recent French Group 1 winner Solow and the highest-rated horse in the world Able Friend. You’ll also get to see this year’s dual 2,000 winner Gleneagles bid for a group 1 hat-trick in the St. James Palace Stakes, whilst Sole Power, Muthmir and Mecca’s Angel are set to clash over 5-furlongs in the King’s Stand.
Dermot Weld’s potential superstar Free Eagle, The Grey Gatsby and Al Kazeem are set to clash in a fascinating battle for the Prince of Wales, in which they may also be joined by America’s 2014 Champion racehorse California Chrome. You’ll also get to see the fastest 2-year-old fillies in Britain in the Queen Mary which has been earmarked for recent Hillary Needler winner Easton Angel.
The Gold Cup takes centre stage over 20-furlongs and Dermot Weld’s Forgotten Rules is well-fancied to emerge triumphant, though Clever Cookie, Vent De Force and Trip To Paris may well have a say.
The new 3-year-old sprint championship the Commonwealth Cup brings together the likes of last year’s Royal Ascot protagonists Tiggy Wiggy and Hootenanny who will clash with Limato, who lost his unbeaten record at Haydock on Saturday. 1,000 Guineas runner-up Lucida may also bid for compensation in the Coronation Stakes.
It’s the turn of the top-class 6-furlong sprinters with foreign sprinting superstars Brazen Beau and Wandaji likely to be taken on by Ireland’s best in Mustajeeb and Gordon Lord Byron. Meanwhile Telescope bids for a repeat victory in the Hardwicke Stakes which is also the target of Luca Cumani’s Postponed.
Of course the Betting Gods tipsters will be trying their best to provide you with loads of winning tips throughout the 5 days – so treat yourself – it really is a spectacle to behold