25/1 & Over – Three Big-Priced Fancies At Next Week’s Royal Meeting
Three 25/1 Or Bigger Priced Selections for Royal Ascot 2021
Royal Ascot 2021 is now less than a week away, and the anticipation of a mouth-watering week of racing is enough to excite even the most casual of racing fans.
With such a plethora of action available, however, it can be difficult to properly assess races. This was highlighted last year when 150/1 shot Nando Parrado become the biggest-priced winner in Royal Ascot history.
Clive Cox’s charge went completely under the radar, and with this in mind, here at Racing Tips, we have decided to pick out our own three selections who could cause a shock next week – with all three horses available at odds of 25/1+.
Beat Le Bon – 28/1 – (Royal Hunt Cup, Wednesday, June 16, 17:00)
One handicap that has proven prolific for throwing out a big-priced winner has been the Royal Hunt Cup – which is run on Day 2 of Royal Ascot.
If there’s one horse in this year’s line-up that looks capable of continuing that trend, it is BEAT LE BON – who can currently be found at a best-priced 28/1.
Beat Le Bon has previous in big-field handicaps such as this, having taken the 20-runner Golden Mile at Goodwood in August 2019. He is winless since, yet as a result, finds himself now a pound below that Goodwood winning mark (two pounds well in on his revised rating).
With form figures of 2111232 when encountering ground officially described as good to firm – the dry forecast in the build-up to next week looks a huge advantage, and as such Beat Le Bon can outrun his odds.
See The Rose – 25/1 – (Coronation Stakes, Friday, June 18, 16:20)
One race that has a wide-open feel about it at this year’s Royal meeting is the Coronation Stakes.
Those towards the head of the market have far from solid profiles, and with that in mind, preference is for the French raider SEE THE ROSE.
This filly was unbeaten in three starts last year – looking a future Group 1 operator when scoring in Group 3 company at Deauville in August. She has failed to kick on as expected so far this season, yet soft ground can provide a legitimate excuse for her last two performances, and back on better conditions it would be no shock to see a revival in form.
Her powerful connections have always thought highly of her, and that faith can be validated at Ascot next week.
Repartee – 33/1 – (Wokingham Stakes, Saturday, June 19, 17:00)
REPARTEE arrives here with questions to answer, but he has the back form to make a mockery of his current mark of 98.
It was not that long ago that he split two now mid-100-rated horses – gave weight to both – when second in a valuable sales race at Doncaster.
His penultimate run at Wolverhampton was full of promise and has seen the form franked since, whilst it seems interesting that he arrives here on the back of a wind operation – suggesting that there may have been excuses for his last run at Newmarket.
With conditions in his favour and his yard often doing well with their runners in this race (two winners in the last eight years), the current 33/1 about him looks a little too big to ignore.