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ROYAL ASCOT DAY 3 BEST BETS | Selections to consider for Thursday’s racing

The team name their best bets for the third day of Royal Ascot

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Ascot Gold Cup

Following two action-packed days at Royal Ascot, the team have picked out their best bets for the third day of the flat meeting in Berkshire.

Day three’s card has four Group races on the schedule, with the Group 1 Ascot Gold Cup featuring at 4:20.

After hunting through the declarations, the team has picked out three runners from Thursday’s schedule.

Here are their best bets for day three of Royal Ascot.

NAP: SEA SILK ROAD – 3:40 Ascot (2/1 – bet365)

A promising filly from William Haggas’ yard, Sea Silk Road could continue her rapid progress in the Ribblesdale Stakes.

The Sea The Stars filly has made huge strides forward since placing sixth on debut in December, making light work of her rivals over a mile at Nottingham last month before following up with success in the Listed Height Of Fashion Stakes at Goodwood.

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William Haggas’ Sea Silk Road is named the NAP in our best bets feature for Thursday

She is stepped up in trip once again here and while she is fairly unexposed, her pedigree suggests she should stay this trip with ease.

The three-year-old does take on some tough sorts here, but she could have more in the locker and she looks good enough to land her first Group success here.

NB: STRADIVARIUS – 4:20 Ascot (5/2 – Various)

The king of stayers returns for his final appearance at Royal Ascot, as Stradivarius aims to land his fourth Ascot Gold Cup for John & Thady Gosden.

The long-distance specialist has been dominant in his division for several years and it’s likely to continue in his final season in training.

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Stradivarius makes the best bets list as he aims to land his fourth Ascot Gold Cup

The eight-year-old did enough to land success in the Yorkshire Cup last month and he looks to have retained the same enthusiasm as in previous years.

The quicker ground is right up his street here and his price of 5/2 looks a steal in this contest.

LONGSHOT: MUMS TIPPLE – 6:10 Ascot (66/1 – Various)

A big-priced outsider in the Buckingham Palace Stakes, Mums Tipple could be a surprise contender for his connections here.

The five-year-old didn’t run too badly last time over C&D in handicap company, finishing six lengths behind the winner in 12th.

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Richard Hannon’s Mums Tipple features as the longshot in our Best Bets feature

The gelding has dropped 3lbs in the ratings since that run and with the bonus of a 7lb claimer in the saddle, he looks to be at a workable mark here.

Mums Tipple is a previous course winner and the faster ground shouldn’t be an issue here, with his price of 66/1 hinting at huge each-way value in this race.

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Reece Charlton is a Content Writer at Low6 that specializes in horse racing. He is an avid hunter of value in the racing world, picking out longshots six days a week across the National Hunt and Flat cards on offer across the UK and Ireland. He keeps punters and race fans in the know with his racing expertise with previews and value picks for all the big cards and meetings.

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