Here’s Samantha’s sections for Day Three of Royal Ascot 2019……
Arizona was an extremely good winner of the Coventry on Monday and he was beaten three lengths by SUNDAY SOVEREIGN on debut. That was on yielding so it’s likely that the King Power Racing horse will handle this going. Expressionist could be the value at 11s as he won over course and distance on good to soft on his only run.
Hampton Court Stakes
I’m staying with the same ownership in the next with FOX CHAIRMAN. He bolted up on softish ground on debut and then ran third to Circus Maximus in the Dee Stakes. That horse has subsequently won in the St James’ Palace so that solidifies the form. He’s still learning and could be a step above a lot of these. The Queen has a nice chance in this with Eightsome Reel who’s ultra consistent.
Frankelina impressed a few people after missing the break and running on to come second in the Musidora Stakes. She then ran in the Oaks and was a good sixth on just her third run. A big run is expected but I’m going with the third placed horse FLEETING who finished very speedily and was supplemented into this. Aidan O’Brien supplemented a horse earlier in the week and that was the St James’ Palace winner Circus Maximus. She won’t want it any softer though.
The big race, the one we’ve been waiting for, because of the hype horse STRADIVARIUS. He’s won his last six races and won the million pound bonus. He’s right on his way to winning it this year. The ground is the only question mark but class is class. Cross Counter is the biggest danger having won the Melbourne Cup and in Dubai. He has the beating of Dee Ex Bee who’s a pretty good horse.
This looks so open. Davydenko has won his last two and looks a nice three year old for Sir Michael Stoute but he is tackling ground that he never has before. Migration’s yard is in very good form. AWE followed in Motafaawit and carries less weight than him as they do battle again and ran very well last time so is my chance in an open contest.
King George V Stakes
Fox Premier has won his last two starts but has gone up 11lbs and appears to need good ground. Sir Ron Priestley is very well bred and has won his last two but the same comment applies and he would prefer it if it was softer ground. South Pacific has been second four times and goes on soft ground so 18/1 could be some value. CONSTANTINOPLE won a group three last time on good to firm ground and that looks the standout form if there is no rain its hard to get away from him.