PHOENIX OF SPAIN (4.20) has proved a little uneasy in the betting over the past 24 hours, with Too Darn Hot now challenging for favouritism in the St James’s Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot.

Phoenix Of Spain leap-frogged to the head of the ante-post market on the back of his masterly Tattersalls Irish 2000 Guineas triumph and will be difficult to oust. Even taking into account that Too Darn Hot was turned out quickly in Ireland after his second to Telecaster in the Dante Stakes at York, he has three lengths to make up on the selection.

John Gosden has a quietly-fancied second-string in highly-strung King Of Comedy, emphatic winner of the Heron Stakes at Sandown, but he is much inferior to Phoenix Of Spain and his stable companion on official ratings.

With thunderstorms forecast, the result of the King’s Stand Stakes is at the mercy of the weather. Last year’s winner Blue Point appeared better than ever in winning three races in Dubai but is best on a slick surface. With that in mind, chief market rival BATTAASH (3.40) is the safer call as he seems to go on anything.

He was very impressive on comeback in the Temple Stakes at Haydock and holds Mabs Cross, third in this contest 12 months ago. Battaash has boiled over during preliminaries in the past but his trainer reports him a more mature individual. A pre-race check on his demeanour is still prudent. If the heavens do open, Mabs Cross will come into her own.

Willie Mullins is always first port of call in the 2m 4f Ascot Stakes, especially having saddled winner Lagostovegas last year along with the third, fourth and fifth. Mullins is responsible for favourite Buildmeupbuttercup, a dual bumper winner for Mick Channon before decanting to Ireland, but arch-rival Gordon Elliott saddles a very likely sort in MENGLI KHAN (5.00), third behind Defi Du Seuil in the JLT Novices’ Chase at Cheltenham in March.

Formerly trained in England by Hugo Palmer, Mengli Khan soon showed excellent form over hurdles in Ireland, crushing the Mullins-trained Stratum at Navan. Stratum was a most unlucky third in last year’s Ascot Stakes and Mengli Khan should relish this stern test.

IRONCLAD (8.00) can provide Hugo Palmer with a welcome winner at Beverley this evening. The three-year-old colt built on his fifth to Bangkok at Doncaster in  March by chasing home Durrell at Chelmsford City ten days ago.

At Thirsk, DRAGON'S VOICE (4.35) won't want the ground to dry out too much as he strolled home in the mud at Windsor. David Menuisier has hit a purple patch and his use of a 7lb apprentice takes care of the fixed penalty.

LOOLWAH (5.10) finished a close second to the William Haggas-trained Dal Horrisgle at Nottingham 16 days ago and Sir Michael Stoute's filly can go one better.

  1. squarker 2 years ago

    wot are all you tipsters napping at ascot
    i am picking 230 ascot laurens as my nap nb is threat in the 3.05

  2. uncle pom 2 years ago

    14:30 barney roy 6/1 1pt win
    15:05 light angel 18/1 1pt win
    15:40 imprimis 10/1 1pt win
    16:20 Phoenix of Spain 2/1 2pt win

    Best of luck all 🍻

  3. buzzer 2 years ago

    Royal Ascot Day 1 E/W Heinz

    2:30 – Laurens 6/1

    3:05- Arizona 5/2

    3:40- Blue point 11/4

    4:20- Phoenix of Spain 2/1

    5:00 – Mengli Khan 5/1

    5:35- Elarqam 9/2

    placed @ Skybet

    good luck all let’s have a profitable meeting

  4. BoroJohn 2 years ago

    Royal Ascot

    5:00 – Mancini 14/1 E/W

    GL all

  5. 2 years ago

    My bet today 500 asct couer de lion this race been dominated by NH trainers recently this trained by alan king it is 2lb better off than when running 6th in the race last year because of the jockey today claiming 5lb today hoping for the rain as best on soft but was good to firm last year won well last run 100 points ew at 7-1

    • 2 years ago

      Willie mullins horse could be dangerous trainer won 3 of last 4 of this race and ryan moore rides just not enough form in book for me

  6. 2 years ago

    Database that was my fault didnt read your post right duhhh no harm done and i see ypur others won so feel more daft ha ha well done matey

  7. 2 years ago

    Lucky E/W 63 SKYBET paying 4/6 places.

    1.40 T Champagne Angel 12/1

    2.30 A Accident Agent 12/1

    3.05 A Guildsman 6/1 4 places

    3.40 A Imprimis 10/1 ditto

    5.00 A Batts Rock 12/1 6 places

    5.35 A Mountain Angel 12/1 4 places.

    Be Lucky.

    • 2 years ago

      Bookmakers law to themselves, Accident Agent declared NR. Took 16’s last night with SKYBET MBS 2/3/4 max bet £20 they have returned money. Took 16’s with Hills E/W £5 they have returned as NR. Took 12/1 E/W £5 with BETWAY no returns they say horse was under starter orders not declared as NR.

  8. 2 years ago

    Morning All. All eyes on Ascot today and will be great to watch .A no go for betting for me though absolute minefield for form and studying.


    14.55. .Mauricio. .3/1

    15.30. .Graceland. .9/4

    16.45. .Black Noah. .8/1. .E/W

    GL ALL

  9. maverick 2 years ago

    1 line(s) at £20.00 per line
    14:30 Royal Ascot – Place Only 3 Places
    15:05 Royal Ascot – Place Only 3 Places
    15:40 Royal Ascot – Place Only 3 Places
    Mabs Cross
    17:00 Royal Ascot – Place Only 4 Places
    Coeur de Lion
    Potential returns:

    • 2 years ago

      big meeting place accas are some of the best bets going, BOL.

    • maverick 2 years ago

      They are mate I’ve been trying them at the big meetings since this years Cheltenham once I realized the value available… BOL to you 2 🤞

  10. ew thief 2 years ago

    Morning all well done winners yesterday
    Le brivido 2.30 11-2
    Monoski 3.05 8-1
    Mans cross 3.40 13-2
    Circus Maximus 4.20 16-1
    Fun Mac 5.00 12-1
    Riven light 5.35 8-1
    Ew singles & ew lucky63☘️Gl all

  11. garfo 2 years ago

    All ascot..lucky 63 ew…2.30 laurens..3.05 makyon…3.40 imprimis..4.20..shaman..5.00..coeur de lion…5.35…willie john…gla.

  12. double carpet 2 years ago

    2.30 Stormy Antarctic 28/1 ew 4 places

    Only beaten just over a length over C&D by Roaring Lion in the QE11 on champions day last Oct.
    Had Laurens, Beat the Bank, Lord Glitters and Romanised all behind that day and won’t mind any juice in the ground.

    3.05 No Bet but if I was it would be Royal Lytham ew

    3.40 Again no bet. If Battash turns up he wins but has been up to his tricks the last 2 years so can’t rely on him.
    Maybe Mabs Cross ew.

    4.20 Too Darn Hot 2/1 NAP

    It was stupid of Gosden to run him in the Irish 2k 9 days after the eclipse and I think he’ll be ready today and will reverse the placing with POS.

    5.00 Snow Falcon 14/1 5 places

    Think he’s an outstanding ew bet. Has been running really well all last season. Trip won’t be a problem and was 2nd in Irish st Leger so has decent flat form.

    5.35 No Bet


  13. peter daryll 2 years ago

    Morning all. Have to agree with busstop it is a minefield at ascot. Not expecting to make money but gone with the below for fun on fairly low stakes

    2.30 Lauren’s -13/2
    3.05 Guildsman -11/2
    3.40 Bluepoint -5/2
    4.20 Phoenix of Spain -9/4
    5.00 batts rock -11/1
    5.35 Magic wand -9/2

    Good luck all !

  14. 2 years ago

    1520t – CAME FROM THE DARK 13/8 win
    ED WALKER has helped the thread out with two 4/1 shots landing over the last couple of days, he has some Ascot entries this week but today at Thirsk he sends just 1, albeit in what looks like a competitive race. Having won on heavy 10 days ago the improving ground isn’t exactly needed but that ride looked pretty comfortable, he was given just 1 tap with the whip and did everything quite easily, we stay over 6f in class 4. If you don’t like 13/8, LUCKY LUCKY MAN is 5/6 to place top 3 appears safer as he is only 1lb above a class 2 win back in September, SHEEPSCAR LAD is 13/8 to place, he is 15lbs better off with PEN DUTCH for a 2.5l defeat over CD.

    • 2 years ago

      1635t – DRAGONS VOICE 7/2
      I mentioned last night D MENUISIER has the hottest strike rate going and he has just 1 out today, a horse who seems to be placed exquisitely having won 6 of his 15 rated races. We have ground to suit and should be fit having raced 8 days ago, albeit we do often win fresh. The decent 7lb claimer means we are 2lbs BELOW our win last time and that for me combined with the hot yard is good enough. Current 2nd fav Follow Intello is unexposed having also won last time, he is up 4lbs but the 2nd that day has performed poorly since.

    • 2 years ago

      wow, looks as though we had it before he runs all over the place and gets beaten, no help to anyone else but the words ROYAL are so dangerous, combined with being in these silks, who just won the first race at Ascot, I was able to recoup some losses, but still, bit gross for me!

  15. Poppa 2 years ago

    Good morning all

    Two from me today

    5pm Buildmeupbuttercup
    5.30 Latrobe

    EW each and EW double

    GL all

    Be lucky

  16. 2 years ago

    Disagree ascot is minefield its competitive racing and the races are priced on that way lots of big odds look at ew specials of up to 10 places at bet365 if you want to play safe but the big meeting is where punters win if you bet smart dont bet in every race thats just crazy one or two a day for me.
    Some of the best tips i have folowed on here have been at the big meetings!

    • peter daryll 2 years ago

      I agree there’s great value mate , I enjoy these races there brilliant but there’s much easier races and meets to make money

  17. elvis parsley 2 years ago

    Dream castle top 4 at 6-1 (40-1 Ew).
    Royal Lytham top 4 at 5-2.
    Blue point 5-2
    Too darn hot 9-4
    Couer de lion top 4 at 2-1
    Riven light top 3 at 2-1

  18. azzthewigan 2 years ago

    our charlie brown 2.10………le brivido 2.30 guildsman 3.05 imprimis 3.40 skardu 4.20 time to study 5.00 riven light 5.35

  19. azzthewigan 2 years ago

    well done all winners yesterday

  20. Wildhorse 2 years ago

    Hello All !!


    R. 3 – Battaash / Win

    R. 4 – King of Comedy / Ew

    R. 5 – Bildmeupb…. / Ew

    R. 6 – Elarqam / Ew


    R. 7 – The lamplighter / Win

    G Luck !

  21. buzzer 2 years ago

    No Excuses from Either TDH or Pheonix of spain very poor

  22. Wildhorse 2 years ago

    damn was hoping my bad run ending at Ascot , but same shit today : – (

    3 times second , at trixie and Yankee

    Battaash , travel always like the winner , King Comedy , second on the line , Came from the dark also second Omg !!

    • 2 years ago

      did you watch CFTD?? a shame really i almost started counting my money, is why we have to bet appropriate stakes as the game is so unpredicatable.

  23. ew thief 2 years ago

    Well done winners today few for tonight
    Flower power 6.30b 28-1
    Lightning Charlie 6.50 8-1
    Zeshov 7.30 20-1
    With approval 8.20 20-1
    Metromonic 8.30 7-1
    Crystal deauville 8.50 16-1
    Ew singles & ew lucky63 ☘️Gl all

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