Royal Ascot - Day 4 Selections
1.15 Queen Mary Stakes
Aiden O Brien's More Beautiful tops the UKRF speed ratings here with an excellent first time out speed figure of 98 at Naas last time out. However, her price of 13/8 is short enough and we are going to side with the first two out of a decent looking Newcastle contest back on 2nd June. A number of runners from the contests that day have run well here at Ascot (Muker, Dandalla) and the novice which PELEKAI and MAMBA WAMBA fares very well against those contests. The aforementioned ran UKRF figures of 88 and 87 respectively that day. That is 10lbs slower than the Aiden O Brien filly but at prices of 28/1 and 33/1 they look fair each way plays.
1.50 Coventry Stakes
Topping the UKRF speed chart here is Lauded, but just behind are Kempton winner and runner up ARMY OF INDIA and SCIENCE. Trained by Mark Johnston and Archie Watson they will both have known their job first time up, but this will have been in the mind as a target, and both should be capable of going close. At 33/1, they both represent an interesting play given where they rate on our speed figures.
1.15 PELEKAI & MAMBA WAMBA 1PT E/W @ BFSP
1.50 ARMY OF INDIA & SCIENCE 1PT E/W @ BFSP