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  • #11770
    MDeering
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    Let’s start some general banter about the meeting, in particular the opening day as the title suggests.

    My bets today.

    2:30 – Gladiatorus (nap)
    3:45 – Evasive

    I’ve been burnt horrendously in previous years on the opening day, so I’m keeping it low key. Tend to enjoy races like the Coronation, Ribblesdale, Queen’s Vase, KE VII, Hardwicke as betting propositions.

    Et tu?

    #234294
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    Royal Ascot is generally my most profitable week of the flat season, and if I can replicate the successes of the last two years I’ll be more than happy (who knows, I may actually make it to the Caribbean this time around).

    2.30

    Gladiatorus

    , Arabian Gleam (E/W)
    3.45

    Delegator

    4.20 Fremont (E/W)
    4.55 Keenes Day (E/W)
    5.30

    Mister Manannan

    Those in

    bold

    are main interests for the day, though I was very close to having a stupidly disproportionate bet on Fremont.

    #234315
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    2.30 Gladiatorus*
    3.05 Borderlescot and Cannonball both ew
    3.45 Mastercreaftsman ***
    4.20 Canford Cliffs **
    4.55 Galient and Kayf Aramis both ew
    5.30 Little Scotland ew

    #234323
    MDeering
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    Good luck to Ahmed Ajtebi today. Can’t imagine the nerves he is feeling. On trial for Godolphin with technically the current best horse in the world. No doubt Frankie has had many words of advice.

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    It’s a beautiful day here in Ireland so I’ve pulled the curtains so as not to be distracted. And to quote Donn McClean’s blog today

    "Let one’s games begin!"

    2:30 Gladiatorus & Alexandros (each-way)
    3:05: Dandy Man (each-way)
    3:45: Delegator & Lord Shanakill (each-way)
    4:20: Red Jazz (each-way)

    #234329
    Trendsman
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    I know how you feel MDeering, have been burnt several times on the first day but as you said i will be playing small stakes and see how i go,my fancies for the first day are.

    2.30 – Alexandros
    3.05 – Spin Cycle (e/w)
    3.45 – Soul City (e/w)
    4.20 – Alrasm (e/w)
    4.55 – Keenes Day
    5.30 – Angel’s Pursuit

    #234331
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    2.30 Main Aim

    3.45 Mastercraftsman (Nap)

    4.20 No Hubris

    Gambling Only Pays When You're Winning

    #234341
    Trendsman
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    Stupid me :roll: done the trend for the race and ended up backing Godolphin on Alexandros how stupid as i had Paco Boy way ahead of these

    #234345
    MDeering
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    Every year I bet at Royal Ascot, and every year I feel so inadequate and useless afterwards.

    I just hope, after the first race, that the same trend doesn’t start forming!

    #234350
    MDeering
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    Too late. :(

    #11781
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    Time to get back on … the horse again.

    A few races worth discussing, namely the Jersey and Sandringham.

    The bets I’m considering are being blocked by my own fear for dodging favourites – in this case, choosing Vision D’Etat ahead of Tartan Bearer.

    What are your plays for today?

    #234516
    The Humpty Dancer
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    Never On Sunday and Axiom today for me

    #234526
    Himself
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    Tartan Bearer is my main (and probably only) play of today.

    Don’t Tell Mary and Rose Blossom are interesting fillies in the Queen Mary. I may have a small interest in one or both.

    Gambling Only Pays When You're Winning

    #234533
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    Funnily enough the only two races i’m interested in from a betting point of view are the Jersey and the Sandringham.

    In the former I have ignored what Mr Dettori has chosen to ride and backed Donativum.

    Can’t fault you there, Marb.
    Everything about the horse, jockey bookings apart, suggests this race has been his target for a while, and with no penalty for what was essentially a gd1 win in the BC, and the disappointing Gallagher aside, he is streets in front of these.

    #234542
    MDeering
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    I can’t touch a Godolphin horse with a 50-foot pole.

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    I can state with some certainty that yesterday was one of the worst days I’ve ever had; hopefully I can avoid the double.

    2.30 Loch Linnhe, Deposer
    3.05 Proviso, Lush Lashes
    3.45

    Vision D’Etat

    4.20

    Roaring Forte

    4.55 Lady Of The Desert, Rose Blossom
    5.30 Please Sing, Say No Now (Pricewised, unfortunately)

    #234559
    MDeering
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    An "unprecedented" shocker yesterday and I’m out for redemption.

    2.30 Ouqba
    3.05 Lush Lashes***
    3.45 Vision D’Etat
    4.55 Don’t Tell Mary, Ceedwell

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