Royal Ascot 2013 – Day 1 – 18th June 2013

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My selections for the first day of this fantastic Royal meeting will be in ‘The St James’s Palace Stakes’ for three year old colts run over a distance of 1 mile on conditions described as ‘Good’. First prize is a horses nose short of £200,000. Scheduled start time is 3:45.

My first selection is MAGICIAN from A P O’brien’s yard priced at the time of writng at 9/4.  These odds are slightly longer than DAWN APPROACH at 11/8.  After his bad showing during the Derby when he nearly pulled his jockey’s arms out of their sockets there is too much doubt in my mind that he will make a return to the racecourse with better manners so I am discounting him and sticking with MAGICIAN to pull something out of the hat as a win selection.

MAGICIAN has shown good performances over today’s trip with similar going.  Just over three weeks ago, carrying the same weight as in this race, he won by over three lengths beating Gale Force Ten into 2nd place.

My each way selection is GLORY AWAITS priced at 25/1 at the time of writing.  Hopefully glory will await this colt who came second to DAWN APPROACH over the same trip.


About alangrenville

I live in southern Britain near the fabulous New Forest. While studying for a BSc in International Studies I have developed a strong belief in 'NIBAW' or 'nothing is black and white'. Hence my favourite saying "Too often we...enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought" (John F Kennedy).
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