ASCOT, ENGLAND - JUNE 20: Frankie Dettori riding Stradivarius reacts to winning The Gold Cup on day three of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse on June 20, 2019 in Ascot, England. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images for Ascot Racecourse)

RACE 1- 2600M- Seppelt Salinger Hcp

3- BARTHOLOMEU DIAS- Returned well and ran some serious times, second-up run was very good when just missing out at Kyenton. Looked ready to peak last start but had no luck, can go better here.

1- PRINCESS JENNI- Has been back to her best this prep, great win in Bendigo Cup ahead of Pondus who franked that form next start. Had gap between that and latest run and had to carry weight, ran well.

4- WENTWOOD- Very impressive win latest, got back but was far too good on the run home. Pattern is a concern but has serious late speed.

6- DIPLOMAC JACK-Wasn’t suited at Pakenham last start when leading, wasn’t the spot to be. Win at MV was great prior, first time beyond 2040m.

Suggested Bet: 10 units win- Bartholomeu Dias.

RACE 2- 1200M- BM70

3- WRITTEN MISS- Debut win rated really well, was 8L above class average. Followed that up with another good win. Was against the pattern that day but was in the first.

5- ZION- Defied betting to win fresh, faced significant drift but scored well, will be better for that run and can figure here again.

7- REAL FEELING- Ran well on debut when running behind Hanseatic, big gap between runs. Won fresh latest, was very convincing there.

4- HICKOK- Won well fresh, hit the line very well. Went up in class next and was no match in race won by Crosshaven, found that a bit much and will enjoy coming back to thus level.

Suggested Bet: No bet.

RACE 3- 1400M- BM70

11- ZOU DANCER- Was very good last start when handed tricky gate and the tempo was against, win prior was over 1000m but has built for this trip well.

3- SENSATIONALISATION- Had two good starts in debut campaign, was very good when winning first-up this time around. Has plenty of ability.

6- BELLA TIARA-Stalked them when winning fresh last start, was far too good there and can figure again here.

10- THUNDER PEAK- Has found some support in the market, won well fresh before finding no luck with pattern latest. Can push on now.

Suggested Bet: No bet.

RACE 4- 1600M- BM84

1- VUNGERS- On-pacer who makes own luck, has won two country cups on the bounce and is flying. Plenty of speed in this may apply pressure but is on fire.

2- BLACK SAIL- Always jumps well, if nothing else. 4 weeks between runs is a query but loves the mile, was very good in Ballan Cup win when getting gun run on rails. Followed that with a good third with Tavidance right next to it, that’s been franked.

4- SKIDDAW- Best is good but isn’t always at his best, run at Caulfield behind Power Scheme was good before great win latest. Has the ability.

7- AUSSIE NUGGET- Was consistent if nothing else last prep, was good when returning at Ballarat. Titan Blinders won that and he is flying, will be fitter here.

Suggested Bet: 5 units each-way- Black Sail.

RACE 5- 1400M- BM70

10- GARIMPIERO-  Won fresh last campaign and followed that with a third-up win, resumes now. Ran third at MV last prep against patter, that was huge.

8- KING MAGNUS- Fresh win was huge when taking the scenic route home, franked that run with another win next time out. Battled home latest but was never in that one.

6- MIDSHIPS- All honours last start, makes own luck on-pace and was far too good latest. Is running quite well this prep and will take some chasing down.

4- MR MONACO- Another one with a good fresh record, although suspect he will be looking for further than this. Had to carry some crazy weights at the end of last prep as well.

Suggested Bet: No bet.

RACE 6- 1600M- BM78

2- RE EDIT- Hard to split him and the second pick, was a very good winner last start when second-up. Resumed well and now looks ready to peak, 1600m no problem either.

4- OCEAN’S THIRTEEN- She was up against it last start with big weights against the boys but was far too good, makes own luck with plenty of speed and will take some catching.

12- HASSTOBEGOOD- Wet track at Sandown seemed to dash her chances, run after that was better and I expect more improvement here. Each-way chance.

11- PRES DE TOI- Wasn’t far behind second-pick latest, hit the line very well there and with some luck could have won there. Can turn the tables if she brings that form again, looks overs.

Suggested Bet: 10 units win- Re Edit. 10 units quinella- 2,4.

RACE 7- 1200M- BM84

8- DEFIANT DANCER- Had gun run fresh and cruised past them, very impressive. Comes here fitter now and can push-on, finished last prep very well. In form!

6- RIDING THE WAVE- Has looked very good since gelding, win at Ballarat was super from the back considering the pattern was well against that.

1- EXCESS FUNDS- Good win latest when dictating terms from the front, pattern suited though. Ran well behind Coruscate not long ago.

4- REUBEN BLEU- Is well up to this class, best is arguably above it. Runs well fresh but has no wins. Has run well in much deeper races than this.

Suggested Bet: 10 units win- Defiant Dancer


10- TITAN BLINDER- On fire at the moment, two very convincing wins on the bounce. Both runs have been helped by pattern on the day but he sets a cracking pace and takes catching.

4- GLAXY RAIDER- Ran some very good splits latest, has seemingly been threatening to win one for a while this prep. Has the ability.

2- VINLAND- Resumes here with a good fresh record, a win and two seconds from 5 starts. Has won 2 from 3 at this track and distance.

5- VASSILATOR- Very honest runner who gives his all, very good return and will be fitter here. Has more than enough ability and class.

Suggested Bet: 20 units win- Titan Blinder. 5 units each-way- Vassilator.

RACE 9- 1000M- BM78

4- OVERKILL- Looks ready to peak now, has been good in two runs since returning and should be ready to strike. Showed grit to hold on to 4th last start when swooper took out placings.

13- SWORD OF MERCY- Resuming, has good fresh record. Has been superb since breaking maiden and can keep that form going here.

1- FINE DANE- Has won 3 from 5 when fresh which makes for good reading here, ran behind Ancestry latest and was ok there, bodes well.

6- CONDO’S EXPRESS- Had no luck tow starts back, looked winner before finding trouble. Up to stakes level latest and was no match, happier at this level and can figure.

Suggested Bet: No bet.