Royal Ascot Follow The Money: Get Happy at Ascot

For the final time this week Follow The Money comes from Royal Ascot
For the final time this week Follow The Money comes from Royal Ascot

This afternoon's Follow The Money comes from the final day of the Royal Festival at Ascot.

"Churchill will be most punters' banker of the day and has seen heavy support over the last 24 hours, backed from a high of 3.31 in to the currently trading 2.0421/20."

Recommended Bets
Back Churchill @ 2.0421/20 in the 14:30 Chesham Stakes
Place Lay Dartmouth @ 2.727/4 in the 15:40 Hardwicke Stakes
Back The Happy Prince Each-Way @ 17.016/1 in the 17:00 Wokingham Stakes

For our first positive we focus on the 14:30 Chesham Stakes over 7f. Selection Churchill will be most punters' banker of the day and has seen heavy support over the last 24 hours, backed from a high of 3.31 in to the currently trading 2.0421/20. Although a disappointing third on debut at the Curragh in May, he kept on impressively in the final furlong and was closing on the leader. The step up in trip to 7f looks ideal on both that performance and his breeding and with the weight of money down we are expecting big things. As expected, the two Frankel offspring Cunco and Frankuus are also prominent in the betting and it looks set to be one of the most exciting races of the day.

Today's lay comes in the 15:40 Hardwicke Stakes over 1m 4f. Selection Dartmouth has proved easy to back this morning drifting from 6.85 out to 9.617/2, and due to his price is advised as a place lay at 2.727/4. The first negative is Ryan Moore's decision to partner Exosphere, this suggests he is the Stoute yard's main fancy despite both having had very successful starts to the campaign. Combine this with the money coming for Ralph Beckett's Simple Verse and these two look likely to be the ones battling for supremacy in the final furlong. Our pick for the final place is international star Highland Reel a winner of the Hong Kong Vase and Grade 1 Secretariat Stakes out in the USA.

Finally for our each-way selection we head to the 17:00 Wokingham Stakes over 6f. Selection The Happy Prince has been subject to an eye-catching gamble in from 26.025/1 to 17.016/1. The Racing Post's Pricewise has been in form this week and has also advised the selection and this will account for a percentage of the gamble, however away from pricewise's analysis he looks a solid contender having put in some creditable performances in defeat over 6f and the ground should suit.


Recommended Bets
Back Churchill @ 2.0421/20 in the 14:30 Chesham Stakes
Place Lay Dartmouth @ 2.727/4 in the 15:40 Hardwicke Stakes
Back The Happy Prince Each-Way @ 17.016/1 in the 17:00 Wokingham Stakes

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