In the spirit of better-late-than-never, blog followers were finally rewarded for their Royal Ascot faith with a four winner blitz on yesterday’s closing card.
The fun started with 2yo Pinatubo streaking home in a track record having been well backed from an early 4/1 into a 3/1 SP. An hour later and it was Defoe‘s turn to be a cosy winner having seen similar market support (4/1 into 11/4).
The theme continued in the day’s big handicap, the Wokingham, where our 2pt Nap, Cape Byron was heavily backed (8/1 into 7/2) and never gave a moment’s doubt in a smooth win. Before the longest flat race in the season was just an extended victory lap as closing tip Cleonte (6/1 into 7/2) easily landed another gamble.
With three of them in the Daily Yankee (faceplant, it should have been four), it amounted to a massive final day.
For the week as a whole our race by race betting yielded an 11pt win at advised prices and a 2pt loss at SP, most punters would be somewhere in that gap and probably in front over the week. Likewise, for the week, our Yankees yielded between two times and five times money staked depending on odds obtained.
We write Festival blogs – with points staked in every race as well as the usual Daily Yankee – for the major meetings in the year. This is our first Flat festival of 2019, and the success here follows even greater successes at each of the Cheltenham, Aintree, and Punchestown festivals earlier this year. Roll on Goodwood and Galway !!