Andrew Balding had a fine time of it at this meeting last year and hopefully his first runner of Royal Ascot 2022 can run a big race in the Coventry (3.05pm).
Holguin made a taking winning debut at Newbury in mid-April, winning the same 5f maiden that Berkshire Shadow took before following up in this race on his next outing.
Holguin was given another run at Newbury, where he bumped into the very smart Persian Force, who re-opposes and is favourite today. While it’s hard to see Holguin reversing that form, he has plenty of scope to progress and that form is clearly strong. At 40-1, he looks a little overpriced.
RECOMMENDED BET: 3.05pm Royal Ascot – Holguin each-way @ 40-1 4 places (5 places with Bet365, Paddy Power, Betway)
William Haggas has his team in outstanding form, training an incredible 14 Group/Listed winners in May alone (including our selection in this), including top-level success for Baaeed and Alenquer.
The first-named looks a penalty kick for the Queen Anne, but later on the card My Prospero could give Haggas further reason to cheer.
He has an outstanding pedigree, being a third foal half-brother to Group 1-placed My Oberon and to last month’s runaway Listed winner My Astra, while their dam was fourth in the Coronation Stakes at this meeting in 2014.
Third on debut at Newmarket last October, he was impressive in making a winning reappearance at Newbury’s Greenham meeting in mid-April, readily getting the better of two smart prospects.
He stepped up again when landing the Listed Heron Stakes at Sandown Park last time, readily getting the better of Thursday’s Hampton Court Stakes favourite Reach For The Moon.
This requires more again, now taking on Guineas winner Coroebus, but he certainly looks a top-level performer in the making and makes plenty of each-way appeal.
RECOMMENDED BET: 4.20pm Royal Ascot – Mr Prospero each-way @ 5-1 (most firms)
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