The Wolf is off to Royal Ascot tonight for Day 4 of Britain’s most valuable race meeting. Across five day’s of racing there is over £7.3 million in prize money and The Wolf has picked the eyes out of each race and singled out his selections for each day’s racing.
|Best Bet||Equilateral (Ascot Race 3, No. 6)|
|Circuit Bet||Main Edition (Ascot Race 1, No. 10)|
|Circuit Bet||Delano Roosevelt (Ascot Race 2, No. 2)|
|Circuit Bet||Teppal (Ascot Race 4, No. 10)|
|Circuit Bet||Qazyna (Ascot Race 5, No. 10)|
|Circuit Bet||Saunter (Ascot Race 6, No. 11)|
Equilateral destroyed a competitive field of gallopers last start at Doncaster by over eight lengths, and if he can replicate that performance here he’ll take beating. He could be anything off that run and the very fact that he was locked away for eight months prior indicates to The Wolf that this race has been his target since early on. The 1200m suits and The Wolf is supremely confident this horse will be able to hold off the Ballydoyle Brigade to give James McDonald his first Group 1 win since returning from suspension. Suspect if he wins this race for an Everest invitation to come out and the very booking of James McDonald has shown their intent of attending the $10 million sprint race later in the year.
Recommended Price: $4.80
Tough race to kick off Day 4 of Royal Ascot with, but Main Edition at $8 appeals. She’s won two novice races in commanding style by a combined 6.5 lengths, and off those two runs looks a serious talent on the rise. The booking of James Doyle again indicates to The Wolf that he was prepared to stick with the filly and at the current price she is an excellent each way bet.
Recommended Price: $8
We saw the Epsom Derby form on display with Kew Gardens winning on Day 2 and Aidan O’Brien has another out of the Derby here in, Delano Roosevelt. Prior to his midfield finish in the Derby he placed second twice in a row at Leopardstown and displayed that he is a talented stayer on the rise. He’ll enjoy the drop in class back to Group 2 level for this and with Ryan Moore engaged should prove very tough to catch.
Recommended Price: $4.20
Teppal is already a Group 1 winner having taken home the Puole D’Essai des Pouliches at Longchamp over the mile, and off that win looks set to win her second in as many starts. She was strong to the line that day over the mile, as she was pushed to the line and safely held the second placegetter. She knows how to win and with Peslier engaged once again she should prove tough to catch. She has a low barrier and her three wins leading into this have shown that she knows how to get her nose in front when it counts.
Recommended Price: $7
Qazyna should improve sharply for this dropping back to the mile and The Wolf has her on top because of this. She was stepped up to 2000m last start and appeared to struggle, however her win prior over the mile he scored by a comfortable three and a half lengths. She can recapture her winning form dropping back in distance and The Wolf is expecting her to do exactly that. She’ll push forward from the inside alley and look to settle in front of the leading bunch as they head down the straight. Difficult race this one but she profiles as the winner.
Recommended Price: $7.50
Saunter has had three runs for his new trainer Ian Williams; one of which culminated in a victory when second up over 2400m at Doncaster. That was a commanding win he scored that day and if he can run up to that here he’ll find himself in the finish. First up in 2018 he finished midfield at Saint-Cloud over 2800m and throughout gave every indication that the drop back in distance to 2400m would suit. He gets that here and with Jim Crowley taking the reins he shapes as the one to beat.
Recommended Price: $12