Royal Ascot 2019 day 1 tips
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Royal Ascot Day 1 Tips

| 17.06.2019

The first day at Royal Ascot is one of the best of the festival, with three Group 1 races attracting some of the best horses from across the world. With nearly £2million in prize money available across the 6 races, there is sure to be plenty of action.

Some of the highlights on the first day include one of the world’s top sprint races, The King’s Stand Stakes. The Queen Anne Stakes where Frankel recorded an incredible 11 length victory in 2012 and the St James’s Palace Stakes, which attracts runners from the English, French and Irish 2,000 Guineas.

To give you the edge we’ve compiled our top Ascot tips for the first day. Check out the latest Royal Ascot 2019 betting odds at Coral! 

2.30pm The Queen Anne Stakes

Group: 1

Age: 4+

Prize: £600,000

Distance: One mile

Time: 2:30pm

Our Royal Ascot tip: Mustashry (currently 9/2)

Accidental Agent and Laurens are sure to challenge, but after stealing the headlines at Newbury, Mustashry has a great chance to win again. Sir Michael Stoute is a fantastic trainer of older horses and although it’s rare for a horse to win back-to-back at this level (Frankel excluded), Mustashry is our tip for the opener.

3:05pm The Coventry Stakes

Group: 2

Age:  2

Prize: £150,000

Distance: Six furlongs

Time:  3:05pm

Our Royal Ascot tip: Arizona (currently 8/1)

Trained by Aidan O’Brien, Arizona has great pedigree as the son of No Nay Never, the break-out sire of last year. Don’t be surprised if he follows in the footsteps of War Command and Carravaggio and wins the sprint.

3:40pm The King’s Stand Stakes 

Group: 1

Age:  3+

Prize: £500,000

Distance: Five furlongs

Time:  3:40pm

Our Royal Ascot tip: Battaash (currently 15/8)

It’s hard to overlook Battaash after he showed great pace last year and won the Temple Stakes at Haydock. Charlie Hill’s sprinter has been inconsistent in the past but if he performs like he can, he will be very hard to beat, however, Blue Point is certain to challenge.

4:20pm The St James’s Palace Stakes

Group: 1

Age:  3 (Colts)

Prize: £500,000

Distance: Old Mile

Time:  4:20pm

Our Royal Ascot tip: Too Darn Hot (currently 5/2)  

After finishing runner-up at the Irish Guineas, Too Darn Hot and his stablemate King Of Comedy are sure to challenge at the St James’ Palace Stakes. Phoenix Of Spain topped Too Darn Hot at Curragh, but there are plenty of reasons that Too Darn Hot could come out on top this time around.

The fact he’s been able to put in good performances in two high-profile races should boost his chances.

5:00pm The Ascot Stakes

Group: Handicap

Age:  4+

Prize: £90,000

Distance: Two miles, four furlongs

Time:  5:00pm

Our Royal Ascot tip: Mengli Khan (currently 7/1)

Out of the last 18 winners, 16 have come from the National Hunt, so backing a trainer from the world of jump racing is clearly the way to go. Son of Lope De Vega, the six-year-old  Mengli Khan has claimed Grade 1 wins over hurdles, and has stepped up to chasing last term impressively, placing in novice contests at Cheltenham and Aintree.

5:35pm The Wolferton Rated Stakes 

Group: Listed

Age:  4+

Prize: £100,000

Distance: One mile, two furlongs

Time:  5:35pm

Our Royal Ascot tip: Mountain Angel (currently 16/1)

Roger Varian’s hardy five-year-old, Mountain Angel won both starts at Epsom this season and could be ready to step up. Addeybb is one to watch and often flourishes in a large field. He also has form on the round course at Ascot, having snatched victory in a competitive handicap during his three-year-old campaign.




Lee Beirne