The Wolf is off to Royal Ascot tonight for Day 3 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||Order Of St George (Ascot Race 4, No. 2)|
|Circuit Bet||Shang Shang Shang (Ascot Race 1, No. 10)|
|Circuit Bet||Wadilsafa (Ascot Race 2, No. 15)|
|Circuit Bet||Sun Maiden (Ascot Race 3, No. 10)|
|Circuit Bet||Curiosity (Ascot Race 5, No. 16)|
|Circuit Bet||First Eleven (Ascot Race 6, No. 11)|
Order Of St George is in search of his second Ascot Gold Cup win and The Wolf is supremely confident he will be getting it. Trained by Aidan O’Brien for Coolmore; this galloper has been one of the premier stayers in Europe across the last few years and if he brings his best here he’ll run them off their feet. He’s placed in the Group 1 Prix de l’arc de Triomphe before and off his last start win in the G1 Irish St Leger, he shapes as the one to beat. He won by over nine lengths that day in what was a ultra-impressive win.
Recommended Price: $2.80
The Wolf loves an American Raider that has crossed the channel and he is confident that Shang Shang Shang can reward his faith with a win here. Trained by Wesley Ward; this filly won her maiden in style at Keeneland in April before being locked away with this set as her main target. Her win that day was full of merit and if she can run up to that level here, she’ll take plenty of catching. Wesley Ward is no stranger to success at Ascot and The Wolf is confident he has another smart one lining up from his stable here.
Recommended Price: $3.10
Wadilsafa scored an impressive first up win this prep at Newmarket and off that could step up here and make his presence felt. He’s by the ever-talented Frankel and his three-length demolition job last start showed to The Wolf that he is destined for bigger and better things. He’ll love the step up to 2004m for this and with Jim Crowley engaged is the one they all have to beat.
Recommended Price: $11/$3.50
Sun Maiden goes in on top in the Group 2 Ribblesdale Stakes; a daughter of Frankel and a half-sister to multiple Group 1 winner Midday – this young filly bolted up in her debut by over 12 lengths and off that should prove very hard to beat. Connections had the option of taking her to the Epsom Oaks, however elected to run her here fresh off that debut win. She appears to have plenty of upside and The Wolf is every keen to be on her to win this.
Recommended Price: $3.80
Curiosity appeals in what is a very wide open race, his last start placing reads well for this and he should be much improved second up from the break. The winner who beat him last start went on to frank the form, by finishing midfield in the Group 1 Irish 2,000 Guineas behind Romanised. If James McDonald hasn’t secured a win at Royal Ascot until this race he gets an excellent chance to finally get his hands on one. The wide draw up the straight suits and expect him to take up a forward position throughout.
Recommended Price: $15/$4.50
John Gosden and Frankie Dettori scored a treble together on Day 1 of the carnival and The Wolf is expecting their dominance to continue throughout the week. The duo team up with First Eleven in the King George V Stakes, who is a progressive galloper who scored an impressive five-length victory last start at Newbury over 2200m. He steps up to 2405m for this which should suit and has shown no signs of training off. He’s great value at the price for a last start winner who should improve over a further distance, as The Wolf expects.
Recommended Price: $9.50/$3.10