Horse Racing Tips: Royal Ascot Tuesday Cheat Sheet from Paddy’s pundits

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We’re raring to go for the opening day of Royal Ascot 2022 – and our top team of tipsters are back with their best bets for Tuesday’s action.

Matt Chapman, Ruby Walsh, Jason Weaver, Mick Fitzgerald and Rory Delargy have been studying the form, crunching the numbers and generally waffling away for the ITV tellybox races on day one of the biggest racing Festival in the Flat racing calendar.

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The action gets underway at 2:30pm with the Group 1 Queen Anne Stakes, with the unbeaten Baaeed looking to extend his winning run and Paddy dishing out a free £/€5 bet to anyone and everyone who OPTS IN HERE.

There’s two other Group 1 races on the card where the King’s Stand Stakes (3.40pm), which sees the highly-rated Golden Pal head across the pond again from the U S of A.

That’s followed by the St James’s Palace Stakes (4.20pm) where Charlie Appleby’s Coroebus heads the market after his 2,000 Guineas win at Newmarket over Native Trail.

They’re the stand-out names but for all the cheeky each-way bets and dark horses in the handicap just scroll down to our pundits’ selections below and get the party started.

Matt Chapman

Ruby Walsh

Jason Weaver

Mick Fitzgerald

Rory Delargy

Matt Chapman

BAAEED is the highest rated horse in the world and the opposition is weak so it’s clear to most that he will win bar an accident.

Ruby Walsh

I’d be tempted to use the free Paddy Power bet to get a £1 return on Baaeed, and move on. I think Baaeed will beat Real World home again just like the last time they raced at Newbury.

Jason Weaver

This should be no more than a glorified gallop for the world’s best horse, BAAEED.

Mick Fitzgerald

It is very hard to get away from the star quality of BAAEED. He should win but is no price. Order of Australia could be one in Paddy’s betting without market to chase him home. 

Rory Delargy

Baaeed is almost unbackable, and the sensible bet is the forecast to beat Real World, as he did in the Lockinge. The latter was meeting his first defeat on turf there, and is better than the others.

Matt Chapman

The market leaders have looked very good in small fields so I’ll chance BRADSELL who  won by nine lengths at York on debut.

Ruby Walsh

I loved the way Blackbeard won at the Curragh and how he went through the line.

Jason Weaver

Paddy’s Day does have to find quite a bit on official ratings but he was pretty impressive when winning on his racecourse debut at Windsor last time and looks an each-way play.

Mick Fitzgerald

Blackbeard has improved with every run for Aidan O’Brien and the step up in trip to 6f saw him put up his most impressive run to date last time. 

Rory Delargy

The draw is an unknown, but mid/high tends to fare better than low, and Brocklesby winner Persian Force ticks all the boxes. He will stalk those burning up the track, and ought to have more left to swoop past in the latter stages.

Matt Chapman

MAN OF PROMISE looked awesome during the winter months and was unlucky to be beaten when last seen when the draw was against him. Big each-way chance at the prices. 

Ruby Walsh

The market leaders Nature Strip and Golden Pal are drawn in stalls 10 and 12 so it could set up perfectly for a ‘closer’ like Mooniesta to hit the places at an each-way price.

Jason Weaver

US raider GOLDEN PAL was only just nailed at this course as a juvenile and bids for compensation now as a four-year-old.

Mick Fitzgerald

MAN OF PROMISE  stays really well and that is important with the Australian speedsters Nature Strip and US challenger Golden Pal likely to bolt off. It could turn into a real battle at the end. 

Rory Delargy

Mooneista will appreciate the drop to a stiff five after getting mugged late over 6f at the Curragh. She ran well in the Commonwealth Cup last year, but the shorter trip will see her in a better light.

Matt Chapman

Coroebus faces a new challenge here in My Prospero who stays well so I would not want to lump on the fav at a short price. BERKSHIRE SHADOW was fifth in the 2,000 Guineas behind Coroebus and can narrow the gap at a big each-way price. 

Ruby Walsh

Newmarket Guineas winner Coroebus is the best in the race, but Lusail each-way looks a decent shout. He missed the break in the Guineas and was playing catch up when he got hampered again. A clear run can see him get much closer this time.

Jason Weaver

The slight concern with Coroebus is that the stable isn’t flying like it was at the start of the season.  A saver each-way on Aikhal could be the play.

Mick Fitzgerald

The 2,000 Guineas winner Coroebus has done well since Newmarket according to reports and sets the standard. Lusail could be a bit of value in the betting without market Coroebus market. 

Rory Delargy

I backed Lusail and Berkshire Shadow in the Guineas and both caught the eye at Newmarket. The latter took the Coventry here a year ago, and is drawn to avoid trouble, so just gets the vote.

Matt Chapman

COLTRANE must have a big each-way chance given he’s lightly raced, has a good draw and is 2lb lower than when a neck second to Cleveland in the Chester Cup. Not chucked in on ratings, but solid form.

Ruby Walsh

Pied Piper definitely has better jumps form than Bring On The Night, but will he stay 2m 4f? Also not having to jump hurdles will help Willie Mullins’ runner as will decent ground.

Jason Weaver

Rock Eagle is finally getting the stamina test that his pedigree deserves and comes into this contest well under the radar with some high-profile Irish challengers.

Mick Fitzgerald

BRING ON THE NIGHT was a long way fourth in the Supreme Novices Hurdle but it’s hard to ignore Willie Mullins and Ryan Moore when they team up at the Royal meeting for these long-distance Flat races.

Rory Delargy

The Chester Cup is the key piece of form, and while I’m tempted to stick with Coltrane after he was narrowly denied there, he’s 3lb worse off with fourth-placed Arcadian Sunrise, and John Queally’s charge can turn the tables with the excellent Harry Davies claiming 5lb.

Matt Chapman

JUAN ELCANO is the defending champion and I see no reason why he won’t go in again. He made the running at Sandown last time and that’s not his thing and will have plenty of pace to aim at now. 

Ruby Walsh

Majestic Dawn will go a good gallop and set a good 1m 3f test. That should suit Foxes Tales and a high draw in 16 is not a bad thing either.

Jason Weaver

TASMAN BAY has some top-class form last season over a variety of distances and was second at this venue before over a quarter of a mile further behind Group 1 winner, Alenquer.

Mick Fitzgerald

Tasman Bay has some rock solid form but the obvious concern is fitness as he makes his seasonal debut but at an each-way price can hit the places at least. 

Rory Delargy

Majestic Dawn owes me nothing, and ran his rivals ragged at this level on his latest start at Goodwood. He could repeat that feat if getting loose again, which is very possible.

Matt Chapman

NOT SO SLEEPY stays well and on his best hurdles rating a Flat mark of 99 isn’t impossible to win with. 

Ruby Walsh

Okita Sushi did really well to finish second at  the Curragh to Raise You on just his third start. Stall 14 mightn’t be as bad as some will have you believe either.

Jason Weaver

The Chester Cup winner Cleveland has only been nudged up 5lb for his win there and the drop down in distance holds no fears. A likely Melbourne Cup entrant in the months ahead.

 

Mick Fitzgerald

My original each-way fancy Benaud is a non runner and that could make the task of Cleveland even easier after his Chester Cup win.

 

Rory Delargy

Not So Sleepy is a law unto himself, and if he’s not in the mood he won’t exert himself, but he has shown his best form over hurdles at this track, and if he’s close to the front coming out of the opening bend, he will gallop on relentlessly.

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