Queen Mary Stakes Betting Tips: Shades Of Blue boasts solid claims

Queen Mary Stakes betting tips from Royal Ascot 2018 reveal Horsebetting.com experts are sweet on the chances of Shades Of Blue in the the 5f Group 2 contest which gets proceedings underway on day two of the meeting – Wednesday, 20 June. US raider Chelsea Cloisters is feared most given connections, whilst Kurious odds appeal each-way. Read our 2018 Queen Mary Stakes betting tips preview to find out why.

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Shades Of Blue can shine in Queen Mary Stakes

Shades Of Blue looks worth a bet to provide trainer Clive Cox with back-to-back winners of the Group 2 Queen Mary Stakes which gets proceedings underway on day two of Royal Ascot (14:30). The Newmarket handler saddled Heartache to land the spoils in good style 12 months ago and, in Shades Of Blue, has a filly who created a good impression when making a winning debut over course and distance.

After dwelling at the start, the daughter of Kodiac showed plenty of pace to chase the leaders before showing a good attitude to squeeze through a narrow gap and challenge inside the final furlong. When hitting the front, Shades Of Blue quickened smartly when asked to put the race quickly to bed and beat Queen Of Bermuda by 1 1/4 lengths.

The manner of the performance suggested she an exciting prospect with had a huge engine and the form has worked out well. Queen Of Bermuda has come out and won twice since, while the third home Come On Leicester also won next time up. It gives the form a solid look and the fact that Shades Of Blue has course winning form to her name is a big plus. With the prospect of plenty more improvement to come, she looks well worth a wager at the odds on offer.

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Chelsea Cloisters commands plenty of respect

Top US trainer Wes Ward has an excellent record in the 5f contest and his Chelsea Cloisters heads the betting following a demolition job on debut.

Ward has won the race three times, most recently with the brilliant sprinter Lady Aurelia in 2016. In Chelsea Cloisters, he has a filly who showed blistering early pace to make virtually all when scoring easily by eight lengths at Keeneland back in April. She simply blew away the opposition clocking a fast time in the process.

Chelsea Cloisters has since been reported to been working very well on the turf, while Ward has made no secret of the fact that he and the team rate her the best two-year-old in the yard. That makes her a most interesting contender in this given connections, and she looks sure to make a bold bid to burn off the opposition.

Kurios a contender for Candy

Outside the front two and also among Queen Mary Stakes betting tips, Kurious makes plenty of each-way appeal. The Henry Candy trained daughter of Kuroshio is a half-sister to smart sprinter Tangerine Trees and did the job nicely when making a winning debut at Sandown 13 days ago.

Kurious was very quick away and made all to beat Heartwarming by three-quarters of a length. The runner-up did briefly throw down a challenge approaching inside the final furlong, but Kurious found plenty when pressed and asserted to win with more in hand than the winning margin suggests.

It was a taking display and the pair pulled 3 1/4 lengths clear of the field. There was nothing not to like about the way in which she went about her business and Kurious looks well worth a crack at this level and one not to underestimate.

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