Three Runners to Note Away from Royal Ascot on Friday
Three Away from Royal Ascot on Friday
Royal Ascot deservedly takes centre stage this week, but with such a plethora of action in store, here at Racing Tips, we’ve delved through the remaining cards on Friday, June 17th identifying three notable runners. Check out who makes our list below.
Fifteenthamendment (2.20 Redcar)
Marco Botti sent out shock 40/1 Royal Ascot winner Rising Star on Wednesday, and he makes the near 440-mile round trip from his Newmarket base to Redcar on Friday with just the sole representative in FIFTEENTHAMENDMENT, who takes part in the card’s 1m2f Racing TV Free For A Month Handicap.
This Noble Mission colt made a winning handicap debut over at Nottingham last month, staying on well for pressure (nudged along a long way out) to ultimately run out a cosy length winner.
Fifteenthamendment was also checked when making his challenge and forced to switch, so he certainly looked value for further than the bare winning margin and therefore the 5lb rise received looks workable. This represents a step up in class for Fifteenthamendment, but the yard is in form and it’s hoped that Rollajam will ensure that this is run at a decent gallop – so expect to once again see him arriving late in the day.
Judith (6.29 Newmarket)
We’re back on the July course at Newmarket on Wednesday for a competitive seven-race card, but if there’s one runner, or more specifically one race, to keep a close eye on it is surely the British Stallion Studs EBF Novice Stakes – where JUDITH is back in action.
The three previous renewals of this race have produced a Group 2 winner in Loxley and a St Leger winner in Logician, so it’s always a contest to keep a very close eye on.
Logician was sent out by the Gosden’s, who also trained last year’s winner Peter The Great, and their Judith looks set to go off the favourite for this year’s renewal.
This Almanzor filly went into more than a few notebooks when running out a length winner of an Ascot maiden on debut last month, seeing off her stablemate Wonderful Times. Judith wasn’t given the full oracle by jockey Martin Harley that day, so appeared to have plenty left in the locker, and she is a very exciting prospect on the back of that success.
Waterville (8.30 Limerick)
You might’ve expected WATERVILLE to be at Royal Ascot this week rather than Limerick given his pedigree, with this colt a half-brother to the exceptional dual Group 1 winner and Arc runner-up Sea Of Class.
Waterville has been sent off the odds-on favourite for each of his three starts on the track to date, yet hasn’t as yet managed to justify that price, a second at Leopardstown the best that he’s managed.
Connections now revert to handicaps for Waterville, and very interestingly up him significantly in trip to 2m1f. Seamie Heffernan takes over in the saddle here and given Waterville’s pedigree, it would be very disappointing if he did not turn out to be significantly better than an opening handicap mark of 84.