We’ve covered day one already, but day two of Royal Ascot 2021 provides more spectacular flat racing action. Check out our guide and free Royal Ascot day two 2021 tips:
15.05 – Queen’s Vase 2021
The Queen’s Vase is a Group 2 race over 1 mile 6 furlongs and 34 yards. It is the second race on day two of Royal Ascot and is restricted to 3-year-olds.
Queen’s Vase Trends 2021
Double-figure fields are the norm in the Queen’s Vase and winners have won from as low as stall two and as high as stall 12, but eight of the last ten have been drawn between stalls four and nine. Nine of the last ten winners had enjoyed at least one prep run, but only three had won their previous race.
Nine of the last ten winners were returned at odds of 6/1 (7.00) or less, but there has been a 33/1 winner in the last decade. Aidan O’Brien has saddled five of the last eight winners, while Ryan Moore has ridden four of the last nine winners.
Who Will Win The Queen’s Vase 2021?
Dancing King comes here on a roll after already notching up a four-time this season and trainer Mark Johnston has won this race seven times since 2001. But Dancing King has only been winning handicaps, so he may be vulnerable to some of the well-bred types. Johnston also saddles Golden Flame who has also been winning handicaps.
John Gosden trained Stradivarius to win the 2017 edition and saddles three runners this year as he tries to unearth another potential legend of the turf. Frankie Dettori opts to ride Stowell, and he has more potential for improvement, after just two runs, than stablemates Law Of The Sea and Pied Piper. Andrew Balding won the 2019 edition but his Recovery Run hasn’t been at his best in two runs this season.
Aidan O’Brien’s runners always need to be respected in this race and Arturo Toscanini is the top-rated runner on a mark of 105. But Ryan Moore prefers the chance of Wordsworth who is rated 1lb lower. Closely related to the 2018 winner Kew Gardens, Wordsworth has an obvious chance from stall five.
Queen’s Vase 2021 Tip
15.40 – Duke Of Cambridge Stakes 2021
The Duke of Cambridge Stakes is a Group 2 race run over one mile. It is the third of seven races on day two of Royal Ascot.
Duke Of Cambridge Stakes Trends 2021
Nine of the last ten winners of the Duke of Cambridge Stakes were aged four. Nine had also enjoyed at least one prep run, but only three won their previous race. Five winners were returned at 10/3 or lower, with the other winners returned at 9/2, 9/1, 11/1, 11/1, and 25/1.
Who Will Win The Duke Of Cambridge Stakes 2021?
4-year-olds have by far the best record in the Duke of Cambridge Stakes but the likes of Valeria Messalina, Parent’s Prayer, Onassis, Indie Angel, Foorat, and Bounce The Blues will need to produce a career best by some way if the best of the older horses run up to their ratings.
Double Or Bubble has won her last three, but she needs to improve about a stone for the step up to a mile. Champers Elysees looks the best of the 4-year-old but a 5lb penalty means she must give weight to higher-rated horses.
Agincourt ran a career best in last year’s edition but has run poorly since. Queen Power should go close but is probably at her best over 10-furlongs, a distance she dotted up over at York last time.
Lady Bowthorpe beat Queen Power earlier in the season and improved again to finish second in the Group 1 Lockinge Stakes last time. She’s won her only previous start over course and distance and should prove hard to beat.
Duke Of Cambridge Tip
16.20 – Prince Of Wales’s Stakes 2021
The Prince of Wales’s Stakes is a Group 1 race run over 1 mile 1 furlong and 212 yards. It is the fourth of seven races on day two of Royal Ascot.
Prince of Wales’s Stakes Trends 2021
The last ten winners have been drawn as low as stall one and as high as stall nine, but half of them have been drawn in either stall six or stall seven. Five of the last ten winners have been aged five, with four aged four, and one aged six. Nine of the last ten winners have been colts or geldings.
Nine of the last ten winners had enjoyed at least one prep run, with seven of those runs being winning ones. Trainers with runners that have won the Prince of Wales’s Stakes in the last decade are Sir Michael Stoute (two), John Gosden (two), and Aidan O’Brien (one). Eight winners were returned at odds of 11/2 (6.50) or lower, with the others returned at 17/2 (9.50) and 16/1 (17.0).
Who Will Win The Prince Of Wales’s Stakes 2021?
The 111-rated 9-year-old Desert Encounter looks the least likely winner. Sangarius is a previous winner at Royal Ascot for Sir Michael Stoute, but the form of that race worked out poorly and he’s in a better race now.
Audarya is a filly making her seasonal debut but may prefer softer conditions. Lord North has also yet to run on ground with firm in the going description but claimed last year’s renewal in excellent fashion for John Gosden. My Oberon should relish the ground but needs the first-time step-up to 10-furlongs to bring about around 7lb of improvement.
Aidan O’Brien saddles two runners, and Armory easily beat Sangarius at Chester on his seasonal reappearance. Love makes her seasonal debut, but Ryan Moore has opted to ride her. She should love the fast ground and, having shown enough speed to win last year’s 1,000 Guineas and enough stamina to win The Oaks, she should have no problem with running at 10-furlongs for the first time. She also has a favorable draw in stall six.
Prince Of Wales’s Stakes 2021 Tip