It is a packed day of UK and Irish racing action on Saturday with no fewer than nine cards to look forward to.
First to Bath where they run seven times between 13:15 and 16:45. Special attention goes to the 15:36 where Betfred’s Extra Place Race is in play and this might be another one for Richard Hannon’s 15/8 Mount Kosciuszko who looks to make it a double after a recent Windsor success.
They also have seven races at Hexham from 13:20 to 16:55, as they do at Chester where they go from 13:35 to 17:05 and the Extra Place features on the 15:20.
One to watch could be 7/1 Roman Dragon who scored twice here last season for Hugo Palmer.
There are another seven contests at Sandown from 13:40 to 17:10. The Extra Place is on the 15:25 where connections will hope 4/1 Lordsbridge Boy can step up after a fine effort at Windsor when last seen.
The first Irish meeting of the day is the next port of call at Downpatrick with seven races planned between 13:45 and 17:15.
Royal Ascot Betting Odds
The 14:20, 14:55 and 16:40 all carry the Extra Place and in the latter, Na Caith Tobac is 13/8 to win for a second straight run.
Next to York where it is all go on the Knavesmire between 14:00 and 17:22 with five goes at the Extra Place, including the closer where 15/2 Ghathanfar and 17/2 Ventura Express are both likely to go well in what looks an open handicap.
Finally for the afternoon and Limerick’s septet of contests from 14:05 to 17:30. Again there are a plethora of Extra Place opportunities, with five in total, including the 16:25 where Mary Salome is 4/1 to take her chance courtesy of a drop in grade.
Into the evening and Worcester where the opener on the seven-race card carries the Extra Place. Running from 17:25 to 20:30, that first race could signal a chance for 2/1 Great D’Ange, should he get his jumping right.
Last but by no means least to Leicester where they head out seven times between 17:45 and 20:45.
The Extra Place race is on board the 18:15 and 19:45 but Betfred are also offering their Free Bet if 2nd on both the penultimate effort at 20:15 and the closer.
In the earlier of those, recent Chelmsford hero Miss Belladonna is 9/4 to transfer her form from the all-weather to turf, while half an hour later, Gustav Graves is 13/2 to return to the winner’s enclosure after a third-place finish at Chepstow last time out.
Today’s Horse Racing Odds