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Royal Ascot Day 1 Round-Up

Royal Ascot, one of the most exciting week of sport in the year, kicking off yesterday/last night. Unfortunately, with the first race being at 11:30pm AEST/2:30pm GMT, I was already tucked up in bed, and therefore didn’t get to hear any of the races. Not that that mattered much, as I got a lovely surprise in the morning seeing that I’d won 125% of what I’d put on. Great way to start a freezing frosty morning!!

Race 1: Started the day with Gregorian placing. A good one to get in the first race, as he was a bit of an outsider. My other to-place, didn’t.

Race 2: No runners because too many numbers.

Race 3: Three horse duet with Dawn Approach, Dundonnell and Tornado, won one leg of it – Dawn Approach and Tornado. Also had Dawn Approach to place, which I got and was nice, as well as Mars, who didn’t come in.

Dawn Approach ridden by Kevin Manning (left) before winning the St James's Palace Stakes ahead of Toronado ridden by Richard Hughes

Race 4: Three-horse duet with Championship, Stubbs and Thunder Strike. Got nothing. Mawfoor, Parbold and Thunder Strike to place, Parbold placed. I had all the favourites, but the roughies got up!

Race 5: No runners because too many numbers.

A great first day, very exciting, and at least one success in each race I had money on, which I’m happy about. Now for Day 2…

(Photos from The Mirror)

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