Today's movers all come from Royal Ascot...
We start the day at Ascot in the 14:30 Group 3, which is an exciting race for two-year-old fillies over 6f. With over half the field having won at least one race it is sure to be competitive and informative for the future, especially with regards to Patience Alexander and Bond's Girl, both coming here unbeaten with two wins under their belts. Patience Alexander looks like one of the top two-year-old fillies this season, having seen her beaten rival Tiggy Wiggy finishing a close second in the Queen Mary Stakes on Wednesday. Due to the competitive nature of this race we give Sunset Glow as our lay of the day, out to 6.86/1 from a low of 4.77/2 in the win market, and a more tempting price of 2.89/5 to lay in the place market. Wesley Ward's runner travels to Ascot from America having won her maiden on her second start at Belmont Park with no trouble against two other runners just two weeks ago. Although there is no doubting this filly by Exchange Rate has ability, there are plenty of talented unexposed horses in opposition, with the Goldophin two, Bitter Lake and Elite Gardens also posing a threat.
Our first positive can be found in the 16:25 Group 1 Coronation Stakes, with six of the 1000 Guineas runners re-opposing including the second-placed runner Lightning Thunder and the two from the top of the market, Rizeena and Tapestry. However, the 1000 Guineas lacked the antepost favourite My Titania, who didn't run due to a bad scope, and she also didn't run in the Irish 1000 Guineas due to testing ground. The market move in to 4.77/2 from a high of 5.49/2 suggests the Sea The Stars filly will have no trouble with today's good to firm going and she must be feared returning to the track to win her first Group 1 race.
In the last race at Ascot, the 17:35 7f Handicap Buckingham Palace Stakes, we find our second positive, with steady support coming for Bronze Angel in to 17.016/1 from a high of 22.021/1. This five-year-old gelding by Dark Angel has notched up four wins in his career from 17 starts, the most recent of those was in the Cambridgeshire at Newmarket back in 2012. Marcus Tregoning's runner has also run well at Ascot finishing third in the Britannia stakes that same year. However, since then he seems to have struggled with his higher handicap mark, although most recently there were suggestions of a return to form as he ran well at Newbury over 7f off his last winning mark. Today's race sees Bronze Angel off a mark 1lb lower and the market move suggests he could be worth a punt at a big price.
Lay Sunset Glow @ 2.89/5 in the Ascot 14:30 place market
Back My Titania @ 4.77/2 in the Ascot 16:25
Back Bronze Angel @ 17.016/1 in the Ascot 17:35