Amongst the stars on show this week at Royal Ascot some of the brightest are those of O’Brien’s – today is no exception with Astrology (King Edward VII) and Homecoming Queen (Coronation). Astrology could not match the stellar performance of his stablemate Camelot at Epsom but should be the star of the day in his race. Homecoming Queen disappointed in the Irish 1000 Guineas but conditions have come right for her today for her to re-crowned.
Cockford’s Dead Cert – Astrology (King Edward 3.05)
Astrology will have too much for his rivals with Thought Worthy the only one worthy of consideration as a threat. In Crockford’s opinion if Camelot had been absent at Epsom Astrology would have been in the winners circle. He will be a short price today but it will still seem like value later.
Crockford’s Whisper – DanaDana (Wolfreton 4.25 e/w)
DanaDana has progressed well this season and will certainly run well again for Cumani today. With the magic sign marking the price at about 8/1 it is certainly worth a second look. A small each way punt on the foreign raider Hyper at 28/1 could prove to be attractive too.
Crockford’s other gambles today at the royal meeting:
Albany – Newfangled and Equitania (e/w)
King Edward VII – Astrology
Coronation – Homecoming Queen
Wolfreton – DanaDana (e/w) and Hyper (e/w)
Queen’s Vase – Minimise Risk
Buckingham Palace – Primaeval (e/w) and Castles in the Air (e/w)