Our star Sunday tips are here. Only a fortnight ago did James pick up £960 from a £20 bet, and he’s hoping for similar success. Read his thoughts throughout Royal Ascot next week!
3:15 Sailsbury – Extra Mile 5/2
After two encouraging starts, the well-bred Extra Mile can run a big race in the Godolphin colours. He was only just touched off by Coconut Crème when last seen, and that horse has since gone on to place behind leading Royal Ascot fancy Mori in a listed contest. He should run a huge race.
3:50 Cork – Sikandarabad 15/2
Despite carrying a heavy weight Sikandarabad may show his true potential in the Cork Derby. He was last seen being narrowly defeated at this track, and has only been raised 2lb for that effort. He should enjoy the extra distance, and can defy a huge weight.
4:15 Sailsbury – Billesdon Brook 7/4
Richard Hannon’s two-year-old has been creeping closer in each run and now may be ready to strike. He was last seen running a good race at Goodwood when second to Madeline for Roger Varian. That horse may appear at the Royal meeting next week, so that form has worked out quite well. Despite some promising newcomers he looks good enough to strike this afternoon.
5:15 Sailsbury – Halinka 7/2
A nicely bred Roger Varian filly who has all the makings to be better than a mark of 64. She is still a maiden but has gone close in efforts as a two-year-old. She finished off the season finishing second at Wolverhampton, where she was denied a clear run and probably would’ve won the race in a convincing manner. Last time out she didn’t perform at Catterick, and can finally gain a first success at Sailsbury this afternoon.
Roger Varian is represented by filly Halinka who has been unlucky not to break her maiden. She was very unfortunate not to win at Wolverhampton on her penultimate start, finding little room before finishing off strongly. But last time at Catterick things didn’t go right for her, and she has to be fancied despite that below-par effort.
TRIXIE – Halinka, Extra Mile, Billesdon Brook