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Hampton Court Stakes - Royal Ascot 2017

Published on: 22/06/2017

Hampton Court Stakes- Royal Ascot 2017

June 22, 2016 15:05pm - Ascot, Berkshire

Royal Ascot 2017

Category: Group 3, Class 1

Distance: 1m 1f 212y

Going: Good to firm

Runners: 15

Winner: £ 51,039.00

The Godolphin stale are in good form and have an interesting runner here in the shape of Bay of Poets. After a maiden win at Kempton his formed dipped but picked up again this season with a solid showing in the Derby trial at Epsom before coming a respectable second behind Cliffs Of Moher at Chester. His disappointing performance in the French Derby last time out should not put too many off as the ground will suit him much better here. What`s more, he is backed by the winning trainer and jockey combination from last year`s renewal.

Mirage Dancer lived up to early expectations on his debut but a poor start a Chester last time out held him back. He still put in a good run to finish fourth in that race and there is no reason to believe that he will not continue to progress here.

Those looking for a bigger priced tip should consider Mucho Applause. He came close in two handicaps this season against justified opposition and his connections are quietly confident here. While he might not step up to level required to win this one, he certainly has an each-way chance. And with prices of 25/1 still available, there is some value to be had in backing this talented colt.

Betting odds and tips

Mirage Dancer is a real threat but Bay of Poets gets the nod thanks to his performance at Chester. While Mucho Applause is the best outside bet and showed be considered as an each-way pick.

You can back Bay of Poets at a best price of 10/1 with Bet365, while Mucho Applause is on offer at 25/1 with the same bookmaker.

Remember, Bet365 are offering guaranteed best odds on all Royal Ascot races and a 100% deposit bonus up to £200 for new accounts.

Hampton Court Stakes - Last three years:

2014: Cannock Chase - Ryan Moore (Sir Michael Stoute)

2015: Time Test - Frankie Dettori (Roger Charlton)

2016: Hawkbill - William Buick (Charlie Appleby)

By Neil Morris

Published on: 22/06/2017

Any odds displayed within this preview were correct at the time of publishing (22/06/2017 09:49:04) but are subject to change.