Angus McNae
Angus McNae's Racing UK Blog
Saturday 20th June 2015

Racing UK

Let’s hope this 22-1 chance can boost the coffers

I think there are three favourites on the card who will win and there is one horse worth backing each-way at a big price.

The three shorties are Ballydoyle in the Chesham Stakes, Telescope in the Hardwicke and Wicklow Brave in the Ascot Stakes.

I was impressed with the well-backed Ballydoyle on his debut at the Curragh when, after being slowly away, he ran on nicely for a considerate ride.

I anticipate a ton of improvement and think he will give Ryan Moore his 10th winner at the meeting.

His 11th will surely come in the shape of Telescope in the Hardwicke Stakes, a race this horse won last year.

The key to this horse is a strong test at 12 furlongs on fast summer ground, and that is exactly what he will get today. Importantly he also goes well at Ascot.

Everything looks to be in place for a big run.

Thirdly we should be with Wicklow Brave in the final race.

This is a weak race and this horse has been a revelation over hurdles and on the Flat since really getting his act together when winning the County Hurdle.

Add to this that he is trained by Willie Mullins, and Ruby Walsh cited earlier in the week that this is his nap selection and you have a decent bet in the final race at Royal Ascot this year.

Hopefully these three will go in, but they are short prices and if you prefer one at a bigger price I suggest you back Ninjago each-way in the Wokingham Stakes. He ran well in the race last year when finishing 5th in his group when on the wrong side of the track and he comes here in good form after a decent effort at Goodwood when third to Ruwaiyan and may well reward each-way support here. He can be backed at 22-1.

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I am pleased to say that all of the four lays that I put up in a pre Royal Ascot column were beaten.

Able Friend was unplaced, as was Make Believe, while Found and Limato ran well without success.

The day-to-day selections have also shown a profit largely thanks to Trip to Paris at 12-1 and Aloft winning at 5-2 yesterday.

Good luck for the final day.

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Angus McNae's Royal Ascot Friday tips:

2.30 Ascot: Ballydoyle at 15-8 with bet365 and Paddy Power

3.40 Ascot: Telescope at 7-4 generally available

5.00 Ascot: Ninjago each-way at 22-1 with bet365

5.35 Ascot: Wicklow Brave at 6-4 with bet365