Win Two Tickets To Day Four Of Royal Ascot

Posted June 15, 2017

By Tim @ Betting Gods

Big Race Bookie Busters and Betting Gods have yet another pair of Royal Ascot tickets to give away today, this time for Day 4 of Royal Ascot.

However, we thought we’d mix it up a bit today, as we love to hear your opinion of certain race matters. Therefore, we’d like you to answer the following question.

Which horse do you think will be crowned the season’s Champion Sprinter – and why?

Just post your comments at the end of the article to be in with a chance of winning the tickets, and the answers will be judged by Tim from Big Race Bookie Busters (winner announced tomorrow morning), whilst you can get a taste of the great action you could be watching at Royal Ascot below, if you win.

The Albany Stakes is the first race of Day 4 of Royal Ascot, and this Group 3 Race is a 6-furlong race for two-year-olds, and trainer Mick Channon (3 successes) and jockey Jamie Spencer (4 successes) are two names to note. However, it’s the Jessica Harrington trained Alpha Centauri who has proved most popular in the build-up to the race following Listed Race success last time out.

Next up is the King Edward VII Stakes, a Group 2 Race for 3-year-olds that has been won twice in the last 4 years by Sir Michael Stoute (6 wins altogether), and he saddles the ante-post favourite Crystal Ocean, a horse that was placed in the Dante Stakes in May.

Then it’s the turn of the 3-year-old sprinters in the Group 1 Commonwealth Cup. This relatively new addition has already been won by Muhaarar and Quiet Reflection, and it could easily produce another star sprinter with the likes of Carvaggio, Harry’s Angel and Blue Point looking set to lock horns.

There’s then more Group 1 Action as the best 3-year-old filly milers take in the Coronation Stakes. French-trained horses have won the last two renewals but, if the improving Winter is still in the same form as she was when she won the Irish 1,000 Guineas, she will be very hard to beat.

The fifth race of the day is the Duke of Edinburgh Stakes, a handicap over 12-furlongs. Sir Michael Stoute and Ryan Moore have teamed up twice in the last four years for success, and they could team up again for a very popular winner in Mainstream, who is owned by The Queen.

The final race of the day is the Queen’s Vase Stakes, a Group 2 Race for 3-year-old runs over 14-furlongs. 5 of the last 6 renewals have been won by either Aidan O’Brien or Mark Johnston, and it’s no surprise that both these trainers have high-profile runners at the head of the market.

Don’t forget, to be in with a chance of winning two tickets to Day Four of Royal Ascot, just answer the following question – there’s no wrong answers!

Which horse do you think will be crowned the season’s Champion Sprinter – and why?


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    Caraveggio will be the top sprinter,Although not taking on the best at Royal Ascot, the ease in which this animal goes through races is a joy to behold.Aidan has obviuosly got a plan mapped out hopefully to end at the Qipco meeting where she will meet and beat the best.

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    Hardly original but i cant see past Caraveggio.i dont think the foreign raiders(usually races they target)have got what it takes to grind this “Beast of Ballydoyle” down

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    I’ve only just gotten in to horse racing but for me Harry Angel will trump Caravaggio. He seems to be improving and broke the course record at Haydock (i think). Harry’s slightly nuts but a talented sprinter, and I’m going to go against the grain and say he’ll Harry Angel will beat Caravaggio

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    Alan O'Sullivan

    The fact Aidan O’Brien said Caravaggio’s “the fastest we’ve ever had at Ballydoyle” and he hits speeds of 45 MPH in his yard work should say it all.

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    Harry angel, brilliant sprinter with that something special. The way he demolished the haydock field was spectacular. Hopefully he will end up top 2 year old and make me money at Ascot.

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    IN the 3 y o Division Visionary by Dream Ahead out of a dam who is relatively unknown related to one minor winner in France. A relatively cheap buy but his progression has been remarkable considering the female side of his family. One has to assume Dream Ahead has injected most of his genes into him which is quite rare to inherit most of the male side of his progeny, a nice big sort who unlike Caravaggio is Progressing much faster, Carravagio has reached his peak which is a very High standard of 116. Visionary stood out at Mr Cowells Yard when he was brought in from pre training and if he can find around 12 pounds since his latest run which I think he can he will turn out to be the best 3 yo sprinter in the UK 2017.

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    Despite all the obvious choices, I have a soft spot for Lady Aurelia, simply awesome last year in the Queen Mary and I’m hoping that she shows the same brilliance in the Kings Stand this year. Speed to burn!

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    Blue Point for me. He quickened impressively at Ascot and I don’t necessarily see Harry Angel turning the form around .

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    Caravaggio’s has to be the one, makes it look so easy, it’s a thing of beauty to watch the smooth acceleration. Mr O’Brien rates it as his best, that says it all.

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    Caravaggio has got to be the one, confirmed by the man himself to be the best he’s ever had. And despite what some say he has still got more to come. Could end up as one of the greats.

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    As their are no wrong answers I’m going with Dream Castle as I like the name and I think has more to come, lost out to 2 fantastic horses Churhill and Barney Roy which are way up there. And wasn’t outclassed by no means.

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    Limato is pretty much unbeatable on fast ground and if the sun shines this summer he could rack up a sequence of big sprint wins

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    Harry Angel may be playing second fiddle in the betting to Caravaggio in this years Commonwealth Cup but is my pick for Champion Sprinter. He has some lofty heights to climb to be considered a peer with previous winners of the Cartier Champion Sprinter – including Black Caviar, Lochsong, Starspangledbanner an its oldest winner in 2014 – Sole Power – all remarkable sprinters of their time. However the early indications are that exactly that is possible though. It took a just 68.56s for him to eat up the 6f in the Sandy Lane Stakes, a new course record for Haydock. Godolphin rarely get things wrong in the sprinting world, and a mere 4 days later the headlines were they had swooped for the 3 year old – the fee ‘undisclosed’ but one can only expect the figure was as eye-watering as the time splits at Haydock. A son of Dark Angel and future stallion potential will have only bolstered the price, but the Group 1 Sprints are surely the first order of the day….next up Ascot where Caravaggio may be painting a picture of Harrys backside :-)

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    Dream Castle because it’s a Godolphin horse that will have Frankie Dettori onboard, who loves Ascot after his 7 out of 7.


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