Royal Ascot Betting Tips: Our Best Bets For Day 3 At The Meeting

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Royal Ascot Betting Tips: Our Best Bets For Day 3 At The Meeting

Royal Ascot Day 3 Tips:


Royal Ascot is well underway and we’re looking forward to Day 3 of the meeting. 

Many punters are looking beyond the favourites and instead hunting down some winners at a big price with online bookmakers.

In this article, we take a look through the Day 3 racecard at Royal Ascot and identify a number of selections which should be able to go well at a nice price. 

14:30 - Norfolk Stakes

This looks a hot Norfolk Stakes with 13 of the 16 runners having already tasted success. 

Elite Status undoubtedly brings the best form courtesy of his barnstorming National Stakes win at Sandown but a whole host of these have the potential to be very good and the favourite looks short enough at 13/8.

The one that makes a fair bit of each-way appeal is Devious, who has the size and scope to leave behind an already impressive debut performance at Naas.


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The Starspangledbanner colt proved different class to some useful rivals that day, showing a high cruising speed and a smart turn of foot to quicken clear up the far rail under Gavin Ryan. 

Trainer Donnacha O’Brien described Devious as a ‘proper horse’ afterwards, referring to the fact that he has so much size and scope that he really shouldn’t be as quick as he is, and that is reflected in the fact that he holds an entry in the Group 1 Phoenix Stakes in August.

Devious will be the young trainer’s very first runner at Royal Ascot and he could very easily be a winning one despite the competitive nature of the race, he looks a fair each-way bet at 14/1.

15:05 - King George V Stakes

Ralph Beckett won the King George V Stakes in 2021 with Surefire and the trainer appears to have a horse capable of following suit in Davideo, who shaped like he would relish the step up to a mile and a half when scoring impressively at Newmarket last time.

The improving son of Galileo, who cost a not insignificant 230,000gns as a yearling (related to Group/Grade 1 winners in Hong Kong), bounded clear to beat a subsequent winner by almost five lengths that day, marking himself down as a horse with a great deal of potential as he goes up further in distance.

An opening mark of 92 doesn’t look overly harsh, especially as the galloping nature of the Ascot track should really play to his strengths.

Stall 19 isn’t ideal but if Rossa Ryan can get a good early position on this colt then it’s game on because Davideo has the engine to really put it up to these at the business end of the race.

17:35 - Hampton Court Stakes

Another tough race for punters given a case can be made for so many of these. 

There is more to come from Exoplanet and he should be on any shortlist, but the 14/1 about Canberra Legend with horse racing betting sites is too tempting to ignore.

The major issue with Canberra Legend is he needs forgiving for a hugely underwhelming performance in the Dante Stakes, where he trailed in almost 10 lengths behind the leader. 

However, one bad day at the office doesn’t mean this Australia colt doesn’t have the talent to justify his 350,000gns yearling price tag and the evidence of his earlier runs, notably the one at Newmarket in April, suggests this is a horse worth keeping the faith in.

That Fielden Stakes form isn’t to be sniffed at given the runner-up has since run well in a Group 3 on Derby day at Epsom, while fifth-placed Bold Act finished in front of Exoplanet when going close in the London Gold Cup at Newbury.

That formline gives Canberra Legend the beating of Exoplanet yet he’s getting on for being three times the price of the Roger Varian-trained runner.

The selection still has a raft of big race entries for later in the season so connections must still believe they have a high-class horse on their hands. 

If he’s over whatever was ailing him at York then he is a big danger to all here, at juicy odds.

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18:10 - Buckingham Palace Stakes

One of the toughest ‘getting out stakes’ you will ever see and good luck to anyone trying to claw back losses in this fiendishly difficult handicap.

Chancing a dart at something at biggish odds looks the play and the pin has fallen on the likeable veteran Documenting, who was far from disgraced when beaten less than four lengths in this race 12 months ago. 

There are plenty of reasons to think that he could improve on that this time around, despite his advancing years. Firstly, he goes into this year’s contest in better form having shaped very nicely at York on his seasonal return.

His high draw is likely to be more of an advantage than last year, where he raced down the middle and slightly away from where the action was unfolding.

He probably isn’t as good as when winning over this course and distance off a 1lb higher mark in 2020 but the 7lb claim of William Pyle is a big help in that regard and we know Documenting loves these conditions. 

He could easily outrun his 40/1 odds with betting apps and hit the frame.

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