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Wolferton Handicap - Royal Ascot 2017

Published on: 24/06/2017

Wolferton Handicap - Royal Ascot 2017

June 24, 2016 15:05pm - Ascot, Berkshire

Royal Ascot 2017

Category: Listed, Class 1

Distance: 1m 1f 212y

Going: Good to firm

Runners: 15

Winner: £ 45,368.00

The Wolferton Handicap is a Handicap race open to horses of four-years and over. It is run over a distance of 1 mile and 2 furlongs (2,012 metres). The race was established in 2002 when Royal Ascot was extended to a five-day event to celebrate the Golden Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II.

Khairaat`s team will be looking to make it four wins in a row when he takes this step up in class. He went close on his debut and has a perfect record since, making alight work of a string field at Chester last time out. With extra weight and tougher opposition, his true quality will be tested here but there is every reason to suggest that he can continue to progress.

Mythical Madness has found some form at just the right time and secured a decent win at Haydock last time out. Whether he can keep that momentum going here remains to be seen but the 5lb rise should not rule him out.

Godolphin are having a good week and they might just be celebrating again when Kidmenever lines up for this Class 1 race. The French-recruit ran well in Dubai this winter but finished second to a lesser fancied horse last time out. However, he is expected to improve on that here and has the speed to deliver when on top form.

Betting odds and tips

Amongst a strong field, Khairaat just gets the nod ahead of Kidmenever. Both should head up the betting with the former available at a price of around 9/2.

You can back Khairaat at a price of 9/2 with Bet365.

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

Wolferton Handicap - Last three years:

2014: Contributor - George Baker (Ed Dunlop)

2015: Mahsoob- Paul Hanagan (John Gosden)

2016: Sir Isaac Newton - Ryan Moore (Aidan O’Brien)

By Neil Morris

Published on: 24/06/2017

Any odds displayed within this preview were correct at the time of publishing (24/06/2017 13:33:00) but are subject to change.