Ascot 3.15 (QEII) tips – Glitters set to sparkle again

Ascot 3.15 (QEII) tips - Glitters set to sparkle again

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Betting Tip: @ Lord Glitters @ 8/1 with betfair

Roaring Lion runs here instead of the 1m2f Champion Stakes with his connections clearly hoping his superior class – he has at least 7lb in hand over his rivals – will be enough get him home in front in the testing conditions against specialised milers. John Gosden’s colt has thrived since finishing a one-paced fifth in the 2000 Guineas, the last time he raced over this trip, with his latest victory in the Juddmonte International making it a hat-trick of Group 1 successes over 1m2f. But for all his proven ability at the highest level, I suspect he might prove vulnerable dropping back in trip and then there is the ground worry as he relishes a fast surface and has never run on ground as soft as this.

That said, I’d still rather have him over French challenger Recoletos, who looked a false favourite for this earlier in the week given there is nothing in his form to suggest he’s much better than his rivals and that he needs to prove himself at Ascot, having been well beaten on his two previous runs at the track.

But this race is not all about the front pair and, as strange as it may sound for a Group 1 contest, the winner may come from this year’s Lincoln Handicap, a classy affair in which Addeybb had nearly three lengths to spare over LORD GLITTERS. The latter enjoys an 8lb pull this afternoon but what makes him of real interest is his phenomenal Ascot record, which reads 2122 and includes a victory in the Balmoral Handicap on last year’s card and a narrow second in the Group 1 Queen Anne Stakes, both run over this straight mile. He’s yet to finish outside the first three in Britain and his latest well beaten effort at Woodbine can be ignored as the ground was rattling fast and his rider gave him far too much to do. Back at his favourite track and on the soft ground that clearly suits him best, he looks certain to be involved at the finish and is an each-way bet to nothing at the available 8/1 with four places up for grabs.

Betting Tip: @ Lord Glitters @ 8/1 with betfair

All odds were correct at time of posting.

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