Royal Ascot tips: Here’s 4 who may score in the juvenile division

Timeform identify four juveniles who have earned big ratings this season and should be high on your shortlist for Royal Ascot.


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Tuesday 15:05 – Blackbeard 

Only one two-year-old has earned a higher Timeform rating than Blackbeard this season and that’s Noble Style, who won’t be running at Royal Ascot after connections were unsatisfied by his blood results.

The Aidan O’Brien-trained Blackbeard has won all three starts and was particularly impressive on his first crack at six furlongs in the Group 3 Marble Hill Stakes at the Curragh last month. He showed an excellent turn of pace to scoot three and a half lengths clear under Ryan Moore and it’s little surprise that the rider has elected to keep the partnership intact.


Wednesday 14:30 – Dramatised

Karl Burke has a strong team of two-year-old fillies which includes the Marygate one-two, Pillow Talk and Yahsat, but the one who created the biggest impression was Dramatised.

Dramatised was well backed on debut at Newmarket in April and she justified that support in style, quickening five lengths clear. The winning time was excellent, backing up the visual impression, and she is the highest-rated two-year-old filly this season on Timeform’s figures.



Wednesday 17:35 – Little Big Bear

Little Big Bear had to settle for second on his debut at the Curragh, but he shaped with plenty of promise in a really strong six-furlong maiden.

Little Big Bear built on that positive impression to get off the mark at Naas and he did so in impressive fashion, coping really well with the drop back to five furlongs. He pulled three lengths clear under just a hands-and-heels ride, winning with plenty in hand, and he looks like a smart prospect.

Friday 14:30 – Statuette

Statuette boasts an excellent pedigree as she is by Triple Crown winner Justify and out of dual Group 1 winner Immortal Verse, which makes her a half-sister to last year’s Cheveley Park Stakes winner Tenebrism. 

Statuette has a lot to live up to, but she looked something out of the ordinary on debut at Navan, readily brushing aside a filly who had shown promise on debut. That effort marked Statuette out as one to follow.

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