Wednesday’s Ascot racing advice: Valiant Prince a charming choice for Charlie Appleby
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Planet Sport’s super seven picks at Ascot are as follows.
Happy Birthday (1.50pm Ascot)
Dayyan (2:25 p.m. Ascot)
The Joy of the King (3:00 p.m. Ascot)
Wordsworth (3.35pm Ascot)
Go bears go (16.10 Ascot)
Valiant Prince (16.40 Ascot)
Mulzim (17.10 Ascot)
Plus, we have more specific details on our top three selections at Ascot.
Princess Zoe has obvious abilities, but you never know which version will appear at the current time, so we’ll side with Wordsworth in the Longines Sagaro Stakes.
Aidan O’Brien’s four-year-old stint has an Ascot Gold Cup entry and won in fine fashion last time out at Gowran Park.
Yes, there are some unknowns on the two-mile trip, but Wordsworth is an all-around performer who can fit into a procedure under Ryan Moore.
16.10 Ascot – Go bears go
David Loughnane’s Go Bears Go can get fit after a break in the Merriebelle Stables Commonwealth Cup Test Stakes in Group 3.
A second in November in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint speaks for itself and while it would be difficult to recreate those conditions, anything more solid than firm should be achievable.
The Kodi Bear colt knows all about winning Ascot on his Berkshire debut and this one should show his claws here.
4.40pm Ascot – Valiant Prince
The combination of a Dubawi, Charlie Appleby and William Buick gelding cannot be discounted in the Paradise Stakes.
The valiant Prince Constant is looking for a hat trick and returns to the UK after two wins at Meydan.
This warm-weather winter job will do Valiant Prince good, and it could be a royal fortune-telling adventure for the boys in blue.