The weekly wrap this week leaves the usual format and takes on a distinctly Royal look, as we focus on what will pass for Royal Ascot 2020. Behind close doors, 6 extra handicaps, Group One races becoming Derby and Oaks trial, unraced 2-y-o's and NO FASHION... what's a girl to do!
What is sure is that this will be like no Royal meeting that has gone before and shocks aplenty are likely. With this in mind, we have gathered together a handful of articles that will best inform you for the coming 5-days. We wish you all the luck but strongly advise a cautious approach to your betting, particularly if thinking of plunging in on anything that looks like a 'banker'
Long priced accas, placepots and 'specials' may well be the way for you to get maximum enjoyment out of the week whilst still dreaming of that life-changing win...
Enjoy and stay safe and well
The team at Cleeve
A microsite dedicated to everything Royal Ascot... all the latest news, declarations for day one, columnists, stable talk, videos... everything a punter could need all in one spot
the experts at Timeform pick out three horses who based on putting in eye-catching runs last week should be cherry-ripe to put their best foot forward this week at Royal Ascot.
It’s not going to be Royal Ascot as we know it - but Wesley Ward will still provide the annual quota of American muscle. The Kentucky-based trainer targets the five-day meeting religiously and has already shipped a seven-strong team across the pond.
Course Profile and Draw Bias
It's imperative to have a game plan for Royal Ascot, so let's start with the boys at Geegeez as they take a look at the both the straight and the round course and any trip nuances or draw bias they may have.