2021 Royal Ascot Placepot tips – Selections and Tote Placepot permutation for day two

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2021 Royal Ascot Placepot tips – Selections and Tote Placepot permutation for day two

We pick out our day two Royal Ascot placepot tips as we assess a top-class racecard for Tuesday’s Festival feature meeting.

Following on from a top class opening day of horse racing action on day one of the 2021 Royal Ascot Festival we’ve turned our attentions to day to and pick out our Tote Placepot selections and permutation for Wednesday’s racecard.

The Tote Placepot offers a chance to win big for a relatively modest outlay and the real beauty of playing the Tote Placepot lies in the fact that selections don’t need to win the race; they only need to run well enough to make the frame.

Another attraction of the popular Tote bet is that punters can choose more than one horse can be selected per race; but while this increases the chances of winning, it also increases the punter’s stakes.


The Tote Placepot typically involves the first six races of the meeting and the number of available places per race varies depending on the type of race and the number of runners.

Staking a Tote Place might seem complicated at first, but it is really pretty simple. To work out how much stakes to pay simply multiply the numbers of selections together in each race. For example, if you have two horses in every race your permutation would be 2x2x2x2x2x2 = 64 bets; bear in mind the minimum total stake for a Tote Placepot is £1 with minimum unit stake 10p.

Ideally to win big the favourites should fail to make the places as these tend to be the most popular selections and as a rule of thumb the more favourites who fail to make the frame then the bigger the likely payout should be. However it’s not always possible to ignore the claims of the favourite and it can occasionally be a sensible play to include a hot-favourite as a banker leg.

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Wednesday’s third day racecard at Royal Ascot delivers even more top-class action which comes hot on the hooves of the opening day and we’ve looked over the action to pick out our Royal Ascot placepot tips for day two as we try to land a share of the prize pool.


2:30 Ascot – Queen Mary Stakes (Group 2) (Fillies) Cl1 (2yo) 5f

2 BEAUTIFUL SUNSHINE – Represents a yard enjoying a fantastic season with its’ juveniles and the Ardad filly arrives on a hat-trick following wins at Windsor and Sandown.

Much quicker ground to contend with here as she goes up in class but could have more to come and is an interesting contender.

11 ILLUSTRATING – Won impressively at Catterick on debut, landing a gamble and scoring readily in the manner of a horse that likely has a good deal more to offer.

She only needed pushed out to win and while this is much tougher she can improve for the experience and could make her presence felt.

15 NYMPHADORA – Built on debut effort to score in Listed company at York next time, beating Canonized by just over one length with a couple of these rivals further back.

Stayed on well there and could go close with the likely strong pace sure to suit.

3:05 Ascot – Queen’s Vase (Group 2) Cl1 (3yo) 1m6f

11 RULING – Still a maiden after three runs but the Camelot colt has shown up well and Joseph O’Brien’s charge could get off the mark here.

Runner-up at Leopardstown in May and then a good third in Listed company latest back there he’ll relish this stiffer test and looks sure to progress so no surprise to see him going well.

14 WORDSWORTH – Shaped with plenty of promise on debut at the Curragh last August and got off the mark on his reappearance in a maiden back at the Curragh in April.

Lost no caste in defeat stepped up in trip to contest a Listed race at Navan last month, denied a neck and further progress ought to put her firmly in the mix.

3:40 Ascot – Duke Of Cambridge Stakes (Group 2) (Fillies & Mares) Cl1 (4yo+) 1m

1 CHAMPERS ELYSEES – Progressed well last term, reeling off a four-timer which included the Group One Matron Stakes and the Elzaam filly ran well in defeat when her winning run was halted in the Fillies’ Mile.

Johnny Murtagh’s charge hasn’t been at her best in two runs this term and has a stiff task under a penalty but she could go well if recapturing her form.

2 LADY BOWTHORPE – Dual-winner last term including a Group Three here and made a winning reappearance in the Dahlia Stakes where she beat a few of these.

Chased home Palace Pier in the Lockinge Stakes latest and those pieces of form ought to give her solid claims so no surprise to see her firmly in the mix.

4:20 Ascot – Prince Of Wales’s Stakes (Group 1) (British Champions Series) Cl1 (4yo+) 1m2f

7 LOVE – Top-class filly who was unbeaten last term as a three-year old, winning the 1000 Guineas, Epsom Oaks and Yorkshire Oaks in a light campaign.

Hasn’t been seen since York but did win first time up last term when taking the first fillies’ Classic and she’ll be a tough nut to crack here if fully tuned up.

2021 Royal Ascot Tote Placepot tips. Aidan O’Brien can win the day two feature with the returning Love.

5:00 Ascot – Royal Hunt Cup (Heritage Handicap) Cl2 (3yo+) 1m

2 HAQEEQY – Won three of five starts last term and made a winning reappearance in the Lincoln at Doncaster, scoring a shade readily and she went well for a long way here latest in Listed company behind Oh This Is Us.

That was a muddling affair however and the stronger pace here will play to his strengths so the Lope De Vega could go well back in a handicap from just 1lb higher.

16 FINEST SOUND – Struck at the first time of asking last term following wind surgery, scoring at Haydock and then followed up with an excellent second in the Brittania Stakes at this meeting and finishing third in the Bet365 Mile at Newmarket.

The Exceed And Excel gelding has returned this term in good form, winning at Haydock latest and with the potential for more with just 3lbs more to carry he can go well.

23 IRISH ADMIRAL – Lightly-raced sort who was a winner in Ireland and struck at the first time of asking for William Haggas at Wolverhampton in April.

Has since run well at York although shaped as if he was stretched by the trip and he failed to handle the track at Epsom latest. Can bounce back returning to a more conventional track and with the potential for more to come can make his presence felt.

5:35 Ascot – Windsor Castle Stakes (Listed Race) Cl1 (2yo) 5f

3 AMALFI COAST – Getting better with each run and got off the mark at the third attempt when successful at Cork last month, beating a well-regarded newcomer and making all.

The Showcasing colt pulled out plenty when challenged and while he faces a tougher test dropping back to the minimum trip in a race with plenty of pace on he should make his presence felt again and can go well.

11 DIG TWO – Built on his debut to reel off back-to-back wins at Newmarket and Chelmsford latest, making most of the running on the latter occasion to readily score from Little Prayer.

That one has won since to boost the frame and Hugo Palmer’s charge could have further improvement to come; he’s worth a try at this higher grade and no surprise if he pulls out more.


The Royal Ascot Tote Placepot for day two is staked as: 3 x 2 x 2 x 1 x 3 x 2 = 72 bets