Timeform Radio Tips: Moonlight Cloud to dine on Black Caviar

Black Caviar isn't invincible

Steve Mellish is the man in the Timeform Radio hotseat today. Here's what he fancies at Ascot.

"All eyes will be on Black Caviar in the Diamond Jubilee. She’ll win this if reproducing her Aussie form but the bet has to be Moonlight Cloud."

Back Moonlight Cloud in the 15:45 at Royal Ascot to win

A typically tough final day Royal Ascot card kicks off with a warm favourite in the shape of Move To Strike in the Chesham. Jim Bolger's charge has the best form and is a very likely winner but there's nothing exciting about the price.

Next up is the Hardwicke. Sea Moon would just about win this on last season's form but wasn't at his very best, despite winning, on his reappearance. He's very likely to come on for that run and is the selection here, but again, the price doesn't appeal from a betting point of view.

All eyes will be on Black Caviar in the Diamond Jubilee. She'll win this if reproducing her Aussie form but the bet has to be Moonlight Cloud. She's definitely Europe's top hope on her best form and looked as good as ever at Longchamp early this month. Each- way on her looks a bet to nothing ( famous last words!).

Alben Star and Scarf are my two against the field in the Wokingham. The latter has been travelling very well over further and will enjoy dropping back to six, whilst Alben Star is a strong stayer at the trip with a good cruising speed - both look ideal types for a Wokingham.

Spanish Duke would go close in the Duke Of Edinburgh if in the mood, but he's not a horse you can trust and this isn't a race I have a strong view about. Harrison's Cave would be a tentative selection.

In the finale, the Queen Alexandra, I'm going to take a chance with Bernie The Bolt. He's twice caught the eye over inadequate trips this season and is worth a small bet now he gets a prpoer test of stamina.

Recommended bets:

15.45 2 points each way Moonlight Cloud
16.25 1 point each way Alben Star
1 point each way Scarf
17.35 1 point each way Bernie The Bolt


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