Three Runners to Note Away from Royal Ascot on Wednesday
Three Away from Royal Ascot on Wednesday
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 Wednesday, June 15th identifying three notable runners. Check out who makes our list below.
Rock Legend (3.20 Uttoxeter)
Dan and Harry Skelton have a combination to follow at Uttoxeter in recent seasons, with the rider, in particular, operating at an impressive 34% strike rate (+59.72 to level stakes) at the Staffordshire venue in the last five seasons.
Both trainer and jockey travel over for the single ride at the track on Wednesday in the form of ROCK LEGEND.
This 5yo Maxios gelding justified odds-on favouritism to land a novice hurdle at Newcastle in March, but he has been held in both starts since including at skinny odds at Sedgefield last time.
He is well worth a try over this intermediate distance, however, and an official mark of 109 looks more than feasible on the pick of his form, which includes a third at this venue when finishing directly in front of a now 137-rated runner.
Memorable Daise (5.20 Wexford)
Willie Mullins has an Ascot Gold Cup runner later this week but before that, the Clossutton maestro (who has been operating at an unbelievable 40% strike rate in recent weeks) sends the sole runner to Wexford on Wednesday in the form of MEMORABLE DAISE.
This daughter of Presenting was a Galway bumper winner last summer yet has shown nothing since switched to hurdles the last twice, failing to beat a rival home at Cork and then failing to finish at Tramore when last seen back in December.
Those runs certainly don’t scream winner, but Memorable Daise has been given plenty of time off and is a likely improver for this return to good ground. It seems notable that her powerful connections persevere with her, and Kieran Callaghan, who has ridden winners for the yard already this season, claims a handy 4lb.
Sunstone (7.50 Nottingham)
It’s a big day for Sir Michael Stoute on Wednesday as Bay Bridge takes his chance in the day’s feature Prince Of Wales’s Stakes, yet the handler also has an eye-catching debutante running over at Nottingham in the shape of SUNSTONE.
This Juddmonte homebred has an exemplary pedigree being the 13th foal out of the superstar dam Midsummer, whose progeny include the likes of Hot Snap (Group 3 winner), Sun Maiden (Group 3 winner) and most notably the six-time Group 1 winner Midday.
Sir Michael Stoute has his string in flying form at present and often uses Nottingham as a track to run some smart horses (Crystal Ocean broke his maiden here). The application of a hood for Sunstone’s debut may suggest that she’s a little keen at home, but nonetheless, expect the market to provide a good gauge on what to expect here on debut.