Royal Ascot 3.05 (Coventry) tips – Kingman son set to rule

Royal Ascot 3.05 (Coventry) tips - Kingman son set to rule

Calyx

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Betting Tip: @ Calyx @ 3/1 with williamhill

Aidan O’Brien is bidding for his ninth Coventry and his Sergei Prokofiev is much preferred to stablemate The Irish Rover in the betting, with the former just 9/4 at the time of writing and the other available at double-digit prices. Over this trip, I think there is going to be less between them as those odds suggest as the former is stepping up from 5f for the first time and I wouldn’t be at all confident about him seeing out the extra furlong given he has looked all about speed in his three runs to date. Irish Rover, on the other hand, looked well suited to 6f when getting off the mark at Newbury last time and Seamie Heffernan has ridden big priced winners for the stable at this meeting before.

However, neither may cope with recent Newmarket scorer CALYX, who couldn’t have been more impressive over this trip on his racecourse debut, shooting clear of his rivals when asked and running the last three furlongs two seconds quicker than the high class handicap run later on the card. In doing so, he was giving his freshman sire and star miler Kingman his first winner and being out of a 1m Group 3 winner, he’s going to stay a bit further in time. That’s no bad thing as they go fast over this stiff 6f and while this race comes plenty quick enough, his trainer John Gosden must think he can handle it. Will Frankie Dettori taking over the reigns, he’s the one they all have to beat in my mind.

Betting Tip: @ Calyx @ 3/1 with williamhill

All odds were correct at time of posting.

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