STAR PREVIEW Royal Ascot Day Three

first_imgBET NOW WITH STAR SPORTS 08000 521 321 [dropcap]H[/dropcap]ighland Reel landed a nice winner for the preview column when winning the Prince Of Wales’s Stakes at 9/4 yesterday.It was pretty much ‘any price you like’ with me inside the final furlong but the horse has guts and class in abundance and slugged it out well inside the closing stages to give Aidan O’Brien his first winner of the week.A week might be a long time in politics but when it comes to racing festivals 24 hours is an eternity.No winners from Aidan O’Brien (from nine runners) on the opening day and the doomsday merchants and nae-sayers are already piping up – it was the same with Willie Mullins at Cheltenham – a point picked up on by Ben Keith and John McCririck in their pre-race briefing from the betting ring below:As the honourable gentlemen discuss, Order Of St George is the pivotal horse of the day for backers and layers alike. I’ll take SP on the basis that the layers will get bullish close to race time.I’m a believer – despite the horse having a quirky enough CV to warrant layers pushing the boat out.He was impressive when winning last year – that came on soft ground. But here’s my point – I think he is BETTER on quicker ground. Six of his eight career wins have come on ground GOOD or QUICKER.He’s a class act bidding to follow in the hoove-prints of his incredible stablemate Yeats and whilst Big Orange has a good CV and loves the fast ground too – I’m strongly of the opinion that Group 2 is his level.RECOMMENDED BETS (scale of 1-100 points)BACK ORDER OF ST GEORGE (4.20 Royal Ascot) 25 points win at SP with Star SportsPROFIT/LOSS SINCE JAN 1 2017: -35.10 pointslast_img

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