SCARLET DRAGON winning the Duke Of Edinburgh Stakes (Handicap) at Ascot. Picture: Pat Healy Photography
Among all the daily shouting, the showboating, the bragging, the goading, the berating, the moaning, on Twitter yesterday – little old me snuck in unnoticed and managed to land myself a well deserved payday – if I do say so myself!
The Lir Jet and Fanny Logan were already a couple of my ante-post bets for this week (see my 888sport blog) to start off with, and I’m not sure what gave me the wherewithal to combine the pair of them with Wooded and Scarlet Dragon in an e/w L15 bet (probably this article I wrote actually for Betfinder actually: Royal Ascot Day 4 Tips) but I did, and fate and good fortune played their part too. In fact, the non-runner count intervened as well, because after Byron Bay & Koeman were ruled out as early NR’s in the last race, I was left with Scarlet Dragon only and my split decision was no more. So my morning 10p E/W L15 with early prices end up looking like this: The Lir Jet (6/1), Fanny Logan (9/1), Wooded (11/2 NR), Scarlet Dragon (40/1). And of course, the rest is history!
Today’s Royal Ascot fancies:
12.40 Ascot- Golden Apollo, Count D’orsay & Hyperfocus (e/w).
1.15 Ascot- Sacred (e/w).
1.50 Ascot- Lauded & Dark Lion (e/w).
2.25 Ascot- So Wonderful (e/w).
3.00 Ascot- Threat (e/w).
3.35 Ascot- Hello Youmzain (e/w).
4.10 Ascot- Summerghand, Arecibo & Air Raid (e/w).
4.40 Ascot- Who Dares Wins (win).
Thank you Oisin, Frankie & Hollie and be lucky everyone today!