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Nic Ladds 15th Jun 2009 - 9:34

Hat's off to you Your Majesty

One of the most talked about markets at Royal Ascot is top jockey or winner of the Wokingham but what colour hat will our beloved Queen be sporting?

The opening day saw Her Majesty carted out in a wonderful mellow yellow which will have delighted punters who gobbled up the 4/1 on offer.

It will also have punters who are on her hat being green on Ladies Day delighted that yellow is now out of the running as green is now 2/1 favourite in the betting with yellow being pushed out to 12/1.

It would whip up controversy near to hysteria should Her Royal Highness choose the same colour for Ladies Day and as a result 'old Brenda' could well be looking serene in green much to the delight of favourite backers.

The Irish view is of course she will go for green in a bid to acknowledge the Irish rugby team's Grand Slam success.

This of course is more hopeful than certain and that coming in at joint second favourite are purple and blue, both at odds of 5/1.

A royal blue would be entirely fitting for a royal lady or will Her Majesty sport the purple to compliment the colour of her runners today, 16/1 shot Instalment in the Jersey Stakes and 12/1 chance Golden Stream in the Sandringham Handicap.

One will certainly be amused if one of her runners pops up and I'll bet Phillip will be having a few of his not so hard earned pounds on one of his wife's runners.

For those blue backers, you better hope it's a dark shade as otherwise it could come in as a turquoise that would reward backers of that option at 10/1.

Pink is the other lively contender sat as it is as odds of 8/1 and could be a live contender the Queen looking pretty in pink for ladies day sporting the most feminine of all colours.

Unfortunately punters there is no each way option available despite the possibility of a costume change should one tire of one's attire.

So why not have a pop at a fun market that is talked about every year, for us it's a cheeky few quid on a wonderful shade of pink at a stonking 8/1.

Just think, should you get it right you not only get the bragging rights for the year, you can pretend you have an "insider" in the palace!

If you're feeling particularly patriotic, why not have a punt on The Queen's runners on Wednesday where a £5 double on Instalment at 16/1 and Golden Stream at 12/1 would return a staggering £1100!

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If all this hat talk has got your creative, feminine side going then here's a video of some fashion highlights from last year's Ladies Day, enjoy!


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