Royal Ascot 2019
Royal Ascot 2019 tips and best bets
Queen Mary Stakes - Lady Pauline 5-2
29th April 2019:
The Wesley Ward-trained Lady Pauline is the name that leaps off the page at you for the 5f Irish Thoroughbred Marketing Royal Ascot Two-Year-Old Trial Conditions Stakes at the newly named Royal Ascot Trials Day on the 1st May. I have watched the video of her win at Keeneland earlier this month on debut and the chestnut filly could not have been more impressive making all, travelling strongly throughout to win by nearly ten-lengths. A half-sister to stable's speedball Lady Aurelia she is already 5-2 best price jolly for the 5f G.2 Queen Mary Stakes at the Royal meeting – she wins on Trials day and you'll be lucky to get Evens – so I have had the ante-post bet.
Half A Dozen Do's and Don'ts for a Successful Royal Ascot
- If you thought this was going to be one of those ‘what to wear' or 'what not to wear’ lists you are on the wrong site – DO move on.
- DO NOT hang about at the Bookmakers or Tote Windows making your mind up what to back and asking all your friends what they want to have their couple of bob on. There are some serious punters at the meeting, please place your bet and move on as quickly as you can to let the next punter have a punt.
- The same applies at the Bars when getting a drink. DO NOT be that bloke that stands at the bar and doesn’t move out of anyone’s way all afternoon guarding their little plot next to the beer tap as if their life depended on it.
- DO get around the course. Visit the Shop, the Parade Ring and Pre-Parade Ring. Get down trackside to watch a race. It is about the horses and the racing after all.
- DO Study form. Insure you have an informed opinion on each race. It is a long five-days with thirty races in total and if you are messing about trying to pick a winner five minutes from the off ultimately you are going to do your cash. Get your nut into the formbook and start watching race replays.
- This may prove hardest of all for some people – DO NOT GET PISSED! Sadly the sight of people three sheets to the wind at Royal Ascot has become common place, half-a-dozen sheets to the wind in some cases. Now I am not saying do not have a drink, I do, and feel free to booze to your hearts content after racing, again I do, but if you want to win money at Royal Ascot getting hammered is a bad idea because as we all know drunk you makes bad decisions!