Royal Ascot 4.20 (Diamond Jubilee) tips – Warrior a monster in waiting

Royal Ascot 4.20 (Diamond Jubilee) tips - Warrior a monster in waiting

Redkirk Warrior

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Betting Tip: @ Redkirk Warrior @ 5/1 with bet365

It’s pushing it to say that Harry Angel doesn’t like Ascot as while he has met with defeat on the four occasions (all at odds of 7/2 or shorter) he has raced here – he is unbeaten everywhere else – he has finished second on three of his four runs. The champion sprinter of 2017 after two Group 1 victories, he looked as good as ever when recording a comfortable success in the Duke of York – a good trial for this – on his reappearance last month and that makes him a worthy favourite.

However, he’s going to have to be at the very top of his game to see off a couple of Antipodean sprinters in Merchant Navy, who has joined Aidan O’Brien, winning on his debut at the Curragh, and REDKIRK WARRIOR, who gets the vote here at bet365’s 5/1. The latter horse was formerly with William Haggas (ran under the name Redkirk), for whom he won both his starts over 1m2f, but by way of first Hong Kong and now Australia he has been transformed into a world-class force at 5f and 6f. He has won three Group 1s down under, including the prestigious Lexus Newmarket Handicap for the second time in March. He won in a three-way photo and was conceding 12lb to third-placed Merchant Navy, so he really ought to take care of that horse again off level weights. He’s been in Britain a while too, so should be nicely acclimatised, and by all accounts he has been burning up the gallops.

It would be wrong not to mention The Tin Man as he reserves his best for this track and Bound For Nowhere, who would have finished better than fourth in last year’s Commonwealth Cup but for being blocked at a vital stage, is worthy of a mention too. But the selection is one of Australia’s best sprinters and he could be a monster in waiting.

Betting Tip: @ Redkirk Warrior @ 5/1 with bet365

All odds were correct at time of posting.

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