Racing tips: The last Word at Ascot?

Poet's Word can provide Sir Michael Stoute with another landmark by following up his significant Royal Ascot success in the King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Stakes.

Friday, 27th July 2018, 10:00 am
Poet's Word (centre) is fancied to shine at Ascot

After giving the Newmarket trainer a record 76th triumph at the Royal meeting when defeating Cracksman in the Prince of Wales’s Stakes, Poet’s Word can reign supreme in the midsummer showpiece.

Crack On Crack On had his winning run halted in the Britannia Stakes but the Porsche Handicap can provide some compensation.

Via Serendipity has been running consistently well in big handicaps all season and can gain just reward in the Gigaset International Stakes.

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Smart Call finally got off the mark on these shores at Newcastle last month and can step up again in the Sky Bet York Stakes on the Knavesmire.

Get Knotted can repeat last year’s success in the Skybet Britain’s Most Popular Online Bookmaker Handicap, while Roundhay Park can take the Heath Court Hotel Employee Award Handicap at Newmarket.


Chester: 2.00 Gabrial The Wire, 2.35 Bell Heather, 3.10 Ashpan Sam, 3.45 Crystal Moonlight, 4.20 Lord Vetinari, 4.55 Zatorius, 5.25 Gabrial’s King.

Gowran: 1.25 Tiple, 1.55 Mo Henry, 2.30 My Snowdrop, 3.05 Full Disclosure, 3.35 Madame Delavanti, 4.05 Nanabad, 4.40 Magnetic North.

Lingfield: 5.30 Purple Jazz, 6.00 Trouble And Strife, 6.30 Dalshand, 7.00 Concierge, 7.30 Gainsay, 8.00 Gratified, 8.30 Flying Sakhee.

Salisbury: 5.15 Warmhearted, 5.45 Beleaguerment, 6.15 Exceedingly Diva, 6.45 Look Surprised, 7.15 Prevent, 7.45 Midnight Meeting, 8.15 Construct.

Newcastle: 1.10 Sirius Slew, 1.40 Mizen Master, 2.10 Belisa, 2.45 Give It Some Teddy, 3.20 Florencio, 3.55 Dandy’s Beano, 4.30 Adventureman, 5.05 Little Jo.

York: 2.05 Get Knotted, 2.40 Golden Apollo, 3.15 Smart Call, 3.50 Baronial Pride, 4.25 Slunovrat, 5.00 Feline Groovy, 5.35 Que Amoro.

Ascot: 1.50 Angel’s Hideaway, 2.25 Crack On Crack On, 3.00 Via Serendipity, 3.40 POET’S WORD (NAP), 4.15 Master Brewer, 4.50 Majestic Moon, 5.20 What A Welcome.

Newmarket: 2.15 Machell Place, 2.50 Maori Bob, 3.25 Tirania, 4.00 Roundhay Park, 4.35 Pirate King, 5.10 Shamshon, 5.40 Bedouin’s Story.