Royal Ascot 2017 Day Two Races - Betting Odds Tips - Wednesday 21/06



Racing Tips

After the Group 1 onslaught on the opening day, the pace slows just a little as we head into Day 2. Highlight of the day is one of the very best 1m2f races in the world, the Prince Of Wales’s Stakes. Read on for our Royal Ascot day 2 betting tips.

Queen Mary Stakes: Happy Like A Fool to win at 2/1 with Betway

US trainer Wesley Ward is no stranger to success with his juvenile sprinters here at Royal Ascot. And nowhere has he been as deadly as in this race. Having taken the prize in 2009 with Jealous Again, 2015 with Acapulco and in scintillating fashion last year with Lady Aurelia, he sends Happy Like A Fool into battle in 2017. By Scat Daddy, who has already sired Royal winners Caravaggio, No Nay Never and the aforementioned, Lady Aurelia, the trainer/sire combination simply looks too good to resist. Ward himself bred this one, and the promise shown on her debut win at Keeneland suggests she may well have what it takes.

Duke Of Cambridge Stakes: Laugh Aloud to win at 3/1 with Coral

John Gosden looks to boast a particularly strong hand here with his duo of Persuasive and Laugh Aloud high up on our shortlist. We couldn’t put you off Persuasive at an each way price, but with that filly lacking a recent run and likely to be encountering good to firm ground for the first time, preference is for Laugh Aloud. Unbeaten in three starts over a mile on good to firm ground, she was stepped into Group 3 company for the first time last time out at Epsom. Her response was a five-length demolition of the field and we see her coping with this further rise in class here. The 3/1 with Coral is the stand out price in our live odds comparison below and should be snapped up.

Prince Of Wales’s Stakes: Ulysees to win at 10/3 with SportingBet

The best horse in this race on official ratings is the Aidan O’Brien runner, Highland Reel, but we just wonder if he will be seen to best effect over this trip. Five from 11 at 1m4f, he is only one from seven at around this distance. Likewise, Jack Hobbs, whose two career Group 1 wins have both come at 1m4f. Ulysees was promising last year for Sir Michael Stoute, and his only effort so far this season suggested he may well be a much-improved performer as a four year old. A super smooth success in the Gordon Richards Stakes over this distance was an ideal prep for this and he looks a good bet at the odds.