Horse Racing Tips: Royal Ascot cheat sheet for day 1

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The most fantastic five days of flat racing is just hours away and Paddy’s brought together a sensational selection of the sharpest minds, keenest eyes and wisest wagerers in the racing game for the week.

Sorting the contenders from the pretenders in Tuesday’s races are Matt Chapman, Mick Fitzgerald, Jason Weaver, Frank Hickey and the collective wisdom of Timeform – a panel fit for a king you’ll agree.


So, top hats, tails and binoculars-on-sticks at the ready, because we’re putting on our plummiest voices and looking down our nose at the sausage roll canapés for Royal Ascot.

And just to highlight a few of the options in a wide-open St James’ Palace Stakes at 4:20, here’s what Jason Weavers has to say:

BATTLEGROUND was a fantastic two-year-old and was arguably unlucky not to win at the Breeders’ Cup last season. He hasn’t hit the heights this season yet but better ground will help.”

While Matt Chapman has a slightly longer shot to recommend:

WEMBLEY has been hopeless in two runs this season, but from a good draw I’m willing to give him another chance to prove himself.”

To get the full low down, all you have to do is click on this link or the image below to download the Cheat Sheet as a printable PDF.



Palace Pier is almost a consensus pick among our panel in the meeting opener, with only Frank Hickey picking otherwise, and even then it’s an each-way pick.

And in the 6:10 Copper Horse Handicap Stakes over 1m 6f, Mick Fitz, Matt Chapman and Jason Weaver are in agreement that Saldier should be the one to watch in the day’s final race.

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