Royal Ascot 2016 Day Three Races - Betting Odds Tips - Predictions
You could be forgiven for thinking that Day Three at Royal Ascot is all about the Gold Cup given that it is the most prestigious race there is for stayers on the flat. But there are plenty of other fine races to get stuck into on the Thursday, and though some will be tough to predict in terms of the eventual winner, we at least bring you the best betting odds comparison to enable you to get the best possible value on all your bets.
Day Three kicks off with the Norfolk Stakes, a Group 2 sprint over just five furlongs for two-year-olds. Not for the faint of heart, this race runs at a hell of a pace and could well showcase some sprinting stars of the future. Our fancy for this one is the Richard Hannon-trained King Of Rooks who has won his last two and who will have Frankie Dettori in the saddle.
After the Group 3 Tercentenary Stakes, the fillies take the floor for the Group 2 Ribblesdale Stakes, in which Jim Bolger’s Pleascach is the one to beat after she won the Irish 1,000 Guineas last month.
And then it is the big one, the Royal Ascot Gold Cup. Run over a monster distance of two miles and four furlongs, the Gold Cup has been a very pleasing race for Aidan O’Brien over the years, with six victories from the last nine runs, albeit four of those with the supreme Yeats. O’Brien might miss out this year, however, as his main entry Kingfisher doesn’t quite have what it takes in our eyes.
We much prefer the look of Luca Cumani’s Mizzou who has won four of his six runs to date and who stays well and can handle the pressure.
The heritage handicap of the Britannia Stakes is next, followed by the King George V Stakes, and – as with most of the end-of-day races at Royal Ascot – the fields offer a decent amount of each way value, but pick wisely – and get the best odds by using our comparison tables!