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.
News.williamhill.com have a sextet of selections replete with the reasoning that bought you a 9/2 winner in yesterday’s Duke of Cambridge Stakes.
Remember the Royal Meeting is covered in its entirety by the 2 Clear offer, meaning that if you back a winner 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.
Denmark to win are evens to win while an Australia victory is betting at 29/10 in this Group C clash.
Denmark kicked off their tournament with a nervy 1-0 victory over Peru while Australia failed to hold onto a draw against France.
A contentious VAR decision gifted Antoine Griezmann and France the lead against Australia and although the Socceroos equalised through their own penalty, Aziz Behich’s own goal gave France all three points.
Denmark, meanwhile, had to ride a late storm from Peru to hold onto their first half-goal. William Kvist left the pitch on a stretcher whilst Andreas Christensen was withdrawn through injury too. However, three more points for Denmark will seal a place in the top two and ensure a spot in the knock-out stages.
Australian fans have been calling for the inclusion of top-scorer Tim Cahill who, at 38-years old, is attempting to become the fourth player to score in four consecutive World Cups. At 19, Daniel Arzani is the youngest player at the World Cup and will be hoping for a start after coming off the bench against France.
Australia have kept just one clean sheet in their 14 previous World Cup finals matches. Both teams to score in the first half is 6/1.
The Danes will fancy their chances against an Australian side that has made it out of the group stage on only one occasion in it’s history. Denmark to win by two or more goals was 13/5 but now bets at 3/1.
Australia have lost seven of their last nine World Cup matches against European opposition and have also lost each of their last four World Cup games.
Aaron Mooy said of Christian Eriksen: “He’s an excellent player, he’s had a great season and he’s probably Denmark’s most dangerous player. We have to keep a close eye on him, and try and stop the supply to him. We have to do it altogether as a team.”
Christian Eriksen to score and Denmark to win was 11/4 and is now 3/1.