By Thomas Reynolds
Last Updated: 21st June 2018
Day three of Royal Ascot is Ascot Gold Cup day and all six races are being shown live on ITV for your viewing and betting pleasure.
The Royal Meeting is covered in its entirety by the 2 Clear offer, meaning that if you back a winner and they win by two lengths or more, you get a 15% bonus on your winnings up to £100.
Beat current favourite Konchek in the listed National Stakes at Sandown last time (the reopposing Kinks was sixth) to extend his unblemished record to two races and can confirm his superiority as he suffered no small amount of trouble in running in that contest.
Finished eighth, but less than four lengths behind the winner, in the French Derby on just his third start and could put it up to more experienced opponents for a trainer jockey combination, Charlie Appleby and William Buick, who have already teamed up for a winner at this meeting.
Short enough, considering this will be just her third start and she’s pitched in against the Oaks second and fourth, but the impression of her 12 length maiden romp was that she is high class and her trainer, Sir Michael Stoute, is well known for bringing along his best horses slowly.
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Hugo Palmer’s colt has won three of his four career starts, including two victories on the bounce this term, both have come over today’s trip on the expected good-to-firm ground.
The last of those came at Ascot and he is expected to improve again for in-form trainer Hugo Palmer, who is no stranger to winners at the Royal Meeting.
The King George V isn’t traditionally a happy hunting ground for top weights, but the manner in which the selection beat Communique last time suggests he can defy the burden.
Communique franked that form by claiming a victory of his own next time out.