Saturday placepot tips at Royal Ascot – Selections and permutation for the final day
Saturday Placepot tips at Royal Ascot – Selections and permutation for the final day
It is the final day of Royal Ascot Tote Placepot and a last throw of the dice to land a share of the prize pool after a couple of near misses during the week; we’ve picked out our final selections and give our Saturday Placepot tips and permutation as we look over a top-class racecard on Saturday.
The 2021 Royal Ascot Festival continues into its’ fifth and final day on Saturday and with another top-class racecard in prospect we’ve picked out our Saturday placepot tips at Royal Ascot.
SATURDAY PLACEPOT TIPS AT ROYAL ASCOT – SELECTIONS & PERMUTATION ON DAY FIVE
2:30 Ascot – Chesham Stakes (Listed Race) Cl1 (2yo) 7f
3 NEW SCIENCE – Impressed when winning on debut at Yarmouth, making all and only needing pushed out to register a near two-lengths’ victory. Has to prove he can handle softer ground but can go close if he does so with further improvement likely.
4 POINT LONSDALE – Bolted up on debut at the Curragh earlier in the month on soft ground, registering a five lengths’ victory and Aidan O’Brien’s charge surely should be involved given the likelihood of improvement while the form could be useful. Big player in this race.
3:05 Ascot – Jersey Stakes (Group 3) Cl1 (3yo) 7f
10 MUTASAABEQ – Only raced at Newmarket and won his first two starts there including in heavy ground and might have found the test too much in the 2000 Guineas latest. Drop back to seven furlongs likely in his favour and with the ground no issue he can bounce back here.
11 NANDO PARRADO – Won the Coventry Stakes last term at a big price but showed the run to be no fluke with subsequent runner-up finishes in Group Ones in France. Hasn’t been the same force this term but might have needed his return before arguably failing to see out one mile at Sandown latest. Back to seven furlongs today and proven in soft ground so no surprise if he does better.
19 VADREAM – Ready winner of his debut at Newcastle last November and posted a very good third on his reappearance behind Alcohol Free before a creditable sixth in the 1000 Guineas. Both pieces of form look strong now and he could benefit from the return to seven furlongs and could have better to come.
3:40 Ascot – Hardwicke Stakes (Group 2) Cl1 (4yo+) 1m4f
5 HUKUM – Progressed well last term, winning two of his three starts which include a Group Three at Newbury prior to posting a creditable fifth in the St Leger. Possibly didn’t see out the trip that day and he was better for his reappearance run when scoring at Goodwood last month. Could have more to come and can make his presence felt here.
15 WONDERFUL TONIGHT – Makes her reappearance so fitness could be an issue; but David Menuisier’s charge won three times last term including a pair of Group Ones – one over this C&D – and she could pick up where she left off on her reappearance if fully wound up for the run.
4:20 Ascot – Diamond Jubilee Stakes (Group 1) (British Champions Series) Cl1 (4yo+) 6f
2 DREAM OF DREAMS – Has finished runner-up in each of the last two renewals of this race but won twice last term including a Haydock Group One and returned from seven months off with an easy win at Windsor last month. Sure to progress for that effort Sir Michael Stoute’s charge could make it third time lucky in this event with proven ability to handle the conditions.
5:00 Ascot – Wokingham Stakes (Heritage Handicap) Cl2 (3yo+ 0-110) 6f
4 ROHAAN – Has gone from strength to strength this term and now a massive 57lb higher in the weights than when winning at Newcastle last December. Wins have included the recent Pavilion Stakes over C&D and the Sandy Lane Stakes which was won on heavy ground and he saw off the unfortunate Dragon Symbol who ‘won’ the Commonwealth Cup on Friday. Could have a big say back in a handicap.
14 PENDLETON – Smart sprinter who doesn’t have too many miles on teh clock, fifth in ast season’s Ayr Bronze Cup before winning over five furlongs here and then chasing home Bielsa at Doncaster on his final run. Absent for more than a year until returning to finish just a nose adrift of Fresh but went one better at York last month and can continue to give a good account with conditions no problem.
27 FRESH – Lightly-raced sprinter who has finished runner-up and winner here, latterly seeing off Pendledon on his second outing of the campaign in May to get back to winning ways. Earlier win had come on the all-weather and yet to tackle ground this soft but he’s a player if the conditions don’t inconvenience and there could be better to come.
5:35 Ascot – Golden Gates Stakes (Handicap) Cl2 (3yo 0-105) 1m2f
4 VISUALISATION – Won a Dundalk maiden back in January and has improved switched to turf to win two of three starts with the latest at the Curragh in heavy ground having chased home Khartoum the time before. Step up in trip could unlock some improvement and proven in conditions so could go well.
9 FANTASTIC FOX – Has had just three starts but got off the mark at the third attempt when bolting up at Hamilton last month. Steps into handicaps from a potentially workable rating and didn’t appear to be fazed by soft ground on debut so could improve and he has plenty of potential still to be tapped. Could make his presence felt although low draw is a worry.
14 IRISH LEGEND – Unbeaten in two runs as a juvenile Hugo Palmer’s charge found the Sandown Classic Trial too much on his reappearance but stepped up for the run when resuming winning ways in first-time cheekpieces at Newcastle. Blinkers now go on which could eke out more and with winning soft ground form won’t mind conditions. There may be more to come and Colin Keane in the saddle catches the eye.
2021 ROYAL ASCOT PLACEPOT TIPS – DAY FIVE PERMUTATION
The Royal Ascot Tote Placepot for day five is staked as: 2 x 3 x 2 x 1 x 3 x 3 = 108 bets