Talking Horses: Fresh can brush off rain on Royal Ascot’s final day

By: Greg Wood Saturday 19 June 2021

Fresh could be the pick of the runners in the biggest betting race of the fifth and final day of this year’s meeting

As if the Wokingham Handicap were not challenging enough, the rain which changed the Ascot going from good-to-firm to borderline heavy in a matter of hours is a further complication when weighing up the biggest betting race of the Royal meeting’s final day.

King’s Lynn, in the Queen’s colours, is a slightly unexpected runner too, having finished seventh, on much quicker ground, in Tuesday’s King’s Stand Stakes. Whether he can run up to that form on this much softer going remains to be seen but 9-2 is no sort of price with so many strong alternatives available.

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Perth 1.00 Khanmurjan 1.30 Hasankey 2.00 Balranald 2.35 Flinck 3.10 Smart Getaway 3.45 Millarville 4.15 Grey Girly 

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