Talking Horses Royal Ascot Day Four 18/06/21

Not quite a full bloodbath again at Royal Ascot on Thursday but well above the plughole. I set a poll on Twitter on Wednesday asking for a choice between Royal Ascot and the Cheltenham Festival as far as confidence in picking winners goes; Cheltenham got 81%.

Anyway, let’s hear your thoughts for Friday’s racing.

All the best.


  1. I survived with Motafaath and Subjectivist, but ‘Johnny come lately’ Moore let me down with Sir Lamorak.
    Tomorrow looks a minefield. Small Yankees on the first 4 races and not the lotteries at the end of the card.


  2. Tough week so far. I’ll persist though, with ew bets on Shale in the Coronation, + Raymond Tusk in the 5.35.


  3. Largely back on the EW highway today. Though worried by draw will be on Sandrine of Balding’s in the first at about 20/1 – was impressed by way it finished its race and all field look much of a muchness; can’t really argue with Alenquer’s form in 3.05 so 2/1 is probably fair enough; was looking forward to seeing Diligent Harry run (nr) and was hoping Alcohol Free would be running, in their absence Dragon Symbol who has been improving nicely could be the one; will hope Balding has got it right re Alcohol Free in the Coronation Cup and the 10/1 is tempting; Pomelo has been on the tracker for a while as a horse full of potential and the 20/1 ish again looks good ew value in the 5.00 lottery; Tritonic was 2nd in the Duke of Edinburgh last year and despite decent runs at Cheltenham and elsewhere I’d be surprised if the shrewd Alan King hadn’t had this as the target for the last 365 days, 8/1 looks an ew bet to nothing; in the last if we need a horse to place, then Significantly seems more than capable of that (It’s what Significantly does best) and hopefully Dragon Symbol will have franked form earlier.


          1. No real damage done as backed with PP and William Hill (paid out on both results) – still twitchy bum regarding rest. Interesting times.


        1. Mickle, you might have to change your name to The Mickle Bar Kid as The Mickle Bars will be on you if you’ve got some sort of acca on the first four.

          As Moin Khan used to scream “Bowling Mushyyyyyy”


  4. I was going to back all twelve Gosden runners yesterday, and I actually did so, but then thogh better of it and cashed out seven, ending up with just five. Luckily for me Loving Dream was one of them which I backed at 33s. Amongst many other small bets, which is my choice, I also backed Highfield Princess also at 33s, (I backed it on the last run) so I had the best day so far. Apologies if this is after timing, but it would be a very long list if I put up all my bets. However, today, I have just noted that someone has a lot of cofidence in El Maga in the 2.30, says it will like the rain and it’s a beast. It’s the sort of recommendation I can’t ignore at 66-1 with my small stakes.


  5. After doing my brains day 1 and 2 Mohaafeth saved me a bit.
    Ground looks to be very soft so looking at the following to do the business –
    Suesa (NAP)
    Pretty gorgoes

    Al Shaari looks Interesting at 16-1 in the Sandringham. Well bred and a drop back in trip with softer ground May do the trick.

    Lucky last – tiny money ew on Rebel at Dawn 28-1 !

    Good luck all! I’m needing it after the last few days ….


  6. Just the 5 out of 7, will do better tomorrow folks (anybody want to buy a bridge?) God knows what ground will be like by then mind. All the best, have had worse days.


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