Ten Sovereigns is a worthy favourite for the Commonwealth Cup on day 4 of Royal Ascot. With Frankie Dettori stealing the show on Thursday, there is every chance Ryan Moore will do something similar on Friday with three short-priced chances.
The jolly clear didn’t see out the mile in the 2000 Guineas at Newmarket travelling well throughout, so he is entitled to go close. ADVERTISE was a fair distance behind Ten Sovereigns in the Guineas. But that run was too bad to be true based on some top class two-year-old form and he has plenty of excuses for that performance.
It was Advertise’s seasonal reappearance for Martyn Meade, at a time when the yard was clouded by a virus causing his trainer to halt proceedings for a month. His horses seem to be in much better form now with that behind him, and Advertise is the only other Group 1 winner in the race having beaten So Perfect to win the Phoenix Stakes at the Curragh as a juvenile.
The selection’s final two-year-old run in the Dewhurst reads very well having gone down only to Too Darn Hot in that one over 7f. That form has been hugely boosted this season by finishing ahead of Epsom Derby winner Anthony Van Dyck with yesterday’s Hampton Court winner Sangarious back in fourth.
Advertise is offically rated just 1lb lower than the favourite and has course form having finished second to Calyx in the Coventry Stakes last year. The first-time blinkers could also be a help with the form-man, Dettori, in the saddle.
1pt each-way Advertise @8/1, 15:40 Ascot, Friday (1,2,3 places, 1/5 odds with William Hill)Leave a comment