Royal Ascot 3.40 (Ribblesdale Stakes) tips – Wand to weave her magic

Royal Ascot 3.40 (Ribblesdale Stakes) tips - Wand to weave her magic

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Betting Tip: @ Magic Wand @ 6/1 with bet365

Charlie Appleby’s Wild Illusion has the best form on offer in this fillies’ Group 2 with an Oaks second and a win in the Group 1 Prix Marcel Boussac to her name, but she’s opposable at forecast odds having to shoulder a penalty on ground faster than she likes. Sir Michael Stoute’s Sun Maiden is disputing favouritism on the back of a 12-length win at Salisbury last month and the daughter of Frankel could be anything.

But she’s no value at the odds and I’d much rather be on MAGIC WAND at bet365’s 6/1. She could only finish in the Oaks and has plenty to find with Wild Illusion on that running. However, she didn’t look at all happy on the prevailing soft ground (not given a hard time when beaten) and is better judged on her previous success in the Chester Vase, where she had subsequent Oaks winner Forever Together well beaten off in second. Clearly held in the highest regard judging by a raft of Group 1 entries and with Ryan Moore staying loyal, she has a much better chance than her odds suggest on this much faster surface.

Betting Tip: @ Magic Wand @ 6/1 with bet365

All odds were correct at time of posting.

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