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Despite the silent grandstands, day one at Royal Ascot was a triumph. Here’s what punters can look forward to on Tuesday:
Former champion jockey Jim Crowley had rather become the forgotten man. That was until he rattled off a sparkling three-timer at Ascot on Tuesday.
Crowley has another strong book of rides on day two, with perhaps Maydanny, trading at 5-1 with VBET, in the Silver Hunt Cup his best chance.
This is the first time that the Queen has missed Royal Ascot in her 68-year reign.
Her Majesty’s absence will be most keenly felt this afternoon as her famous racing silks could twice enter the winner’s enclosure with First Receiver (Hampton Court) and Tactical (Windsor Castle) – both of whom have cracking chances.
In terms of box-office quality, Japan is likely to take some beating in the Prince of Wales’s Stakes. Ballydoyle’s colt is not especially fashionable, but, boy, is he good.
The two-time Group One winner is just shy of even-money for day two’s highlight. That could look massive a few minutes after 3pm.
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