Royal Ascot 2020 Wokingham preview – Top Tips for Big Sprint Handicap

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The Wokingham Handicap take place on the final day of Royal Ascot 2020 and is and is one of the most competitive contests of the week. Cape Byron landed a massive gamble when winning this race last year but he was the first winning favourite since 2010, so it could be wise to look away from the market principals. Christopher Loader talks us through some of the key contenders.

Wokingham Handicap 2020 Key Contenders

TINTO is likely to be a very popular section among Royal Ascot Day 5 tips should he head for this race. The son of Compton Place won impressively at 40-1 on his seasonal reappearance at Newmarket and continues to defy expectations after rising through the ranks. He’s versatile in regards to ground and has a goof track record, with a win and a third-placed finish from two starts at Royal Ascot. When it comes to his Ascot record he has appeared twice at the course boasting a win and third placed effort and he is likely to be a serious player.

Wokingham Handicap 2020 Big-priced chances

PASS THE VINO is an interesting contender, should he make the cut for Paul D’Arcy.  The son of Power was a very progressive sort last season, winning a competitive handicap at the Newmarket July Festival. He then continued to post some respectable efforts and connections took him to South Korea to run in a  Grade 1 Sprint, in which he finished last. He caught the eye on his seasonal appearance behind Tinto at Newmarket when finishing third and his current rating of 94 looks workable. If you are watching on our live streaming service you can expect to watch him featuring in the finish of the Wokingham

A lot of people will be hoping SWINDLER might get a run. The son of Invincible Spirit has already won twice at Ascot and connections pulled off a massive gamble with Agrotera in the Sandringham Handicap in 2018. This race may well have been the long-term but he will have to improve from his seasonal reappearance when he finished fifth at Newmarket.

Wokingham Handicap 2020 Outsiders

Hey Jonesy would be interesting if Kevin Ryan decided to send him to Ascot. The son of Excelebration has been a cliff horse for many during the last couple of seasons but he is now down to a workable mark of 99. I think the reason he has struggled is because he was too high in the weights after being campaigned in Pattern Company. When looking back through his career, his best run came in the Commonwealth Cup and he would have a chance if he was primed on the day, so I’ll be using some Royal Ascot Free Bets on him

It’s impossible to know who is going to line up at this stage but all the horses mentioned would be on the shortlist. Of most interest is Pass The Vino if he got into the race because I still think he could still have scope in his handicap mark