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Royal Ascot talking points – Day 1

Frankie Dettori horse

Image source: Racing Post

It’s all a bit different this year, but Royal Ascot is back – and VBET will be with you every step of the way.

Here’s what punters should be looking out for on day one of the greatest Flat festival in the world:

FRANKIE OFF TO A FLYER?

Frankie Dettori owns Royal Ascot and the great man looks set to explode out of the traps in the first four races of the meeting. 

The Italian maestro rides leading contenders Daarik (Buckingham Palace Hcp), Terebellum (Queen Anne), Frankly Darling (Ribblesdale) and Arthur’s Kingdom (King Edward VII Stks).

VBET are on red alert . . .  

BAT OUT OF HELL

Few horses in training set the pulse racing quite like Battaash. On his day, he is quite simply unbeatable. 

With old nemesis Blue Point now retired, there’s little wonder the six-year-old ball of speed will be sent off the short-priced favourite in the King’s Stand Stakes. Blink and you’ll miss him.

JUMP TO IT

Tuesday’s final race, the Ascot Stakes, would not look out of place at the Cheltenham Festival. The near two-and-a-half-mile marathon is usually dominated by the jumps boys, and this season’s renewal seems no exception.

Messrs Henderson, Nicholls, Pipe and King all have sold claims, while Quloob, trained in West Sussex by Gary Moore, is also quietly fancied in certain quarters.

Come racing today VBET, proud sponsors of champion jockey Brian Hughes, and get best odds guaranteed in every race. 

You’ll also get paid out if your horse is first past the post and is then later disqualified or demoted.

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