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Royal Ascot 2 yr olds – day 1

By colin on Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

As per this month’s article in Racing Ahead, we’re following up on the general trends for Royal Ascot 2 year old races by highlighting the contenders that seem to fit from this year’s renewals.   Today, the Coventry Stakes and Windsor Castle.

In our analysis, the most compelling trend for the Coventry Stakes (4.25) was how well market favourites tend to perform.  That, coupled with being unbeaten and/or winning their last race.   It’s also a race for trainers who’ve already proved themselves at Royal Ascot.

Our two obvious contenders are therefore Mezmaaar and Power, currently vying for favouritism.  Power, trained by O’Brien,  is currently second favourite (as of 7 am) but we think this may flip by the time of the race.   He’s the trend selection.

The Windsor Castle (5.35)  has typically held some hope for outsiders and even trainers who have not previously had a Royal Ascot 2 year old winner.   Still, with 27 horses to choose from this represents no easy task…

Huma Bird, at 20-1, is the speculative selection, with Gentlemans Code nearer the front of the market, also feared.

2 Responses to “Royal Ascot 2 yr olds – day 1”

  1. Alan says:

    Can you put up the leaders and laggers for Ascot races up to a mile please?
    Thanks