Baz previews Day 1 at Royal Ascot #RoyalAscot2019

The Queen Anne at 2:30 is a tricky affair. The Lockinge winner has doubled up 4 times in the last 10 and favourites have done well in the last 5 years with a shock 33-1 winner last year.

This bodes well for MUSTASHRY with Sir Michael Stoute in top form. His Lockinge win by two and a half lengths from Laurens is great form with the selections only disappointment at Ascot on Good to soft which is a slight negative.

Outsides to consider include:

Accidental Agent who won this last year and lost a shoe during a promising finish recently.

French Guineas winner Olmedo who would be more prominent in the betting but has disappointed since albeit with a more promising run recently.

Laurens the filly must go close; prior to finishing second to the selection in the Lockinge she had a five month lay off and needed the trip.

The 3:05 Coventry Stakes looks as good a chance as any for the O’Brien yard to get off the mark with ARIZONA taken to get the better of Guildsman and Threat all of whom post serious claims.

The 3:40 Kings Stand is a tough call but I’m banking on the double wind surgery combined with encouraging reappearance being enough for BATTASH to see off last years winner Blue point and Mabs Cross,

4:20 St James’s Palace Stakes looks like a classic rerun of the Irish 2000 Guineas when I tipped PHOENIX OF SPAIN to get the better of Too Darn Hot. Can’t see it being any different this time despite John Gosden’s ramblings. The Curragh was not long ago and PHOENIX OF SPAIN would have won if they had done another lap.

BAZ’s Tuesday Yankee

MUSTASRY

ARIZONA

BATTASH

PHOENIX OF SPAIN

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