Chesham Stakes betting tips: Natalie’s Joy can leave Johnston jubilant

Horsebetting.com’s Chesham Stakes betting tips for Royal Ascot 2018 talk up Natalie’s Joy for the 7f Listed juvenile contest on the final day of the meeting; Saturday, 23 June. The main opposition comes courtesy of Godolphin two-year-old filly Beyond Reason. Arthur Kitt looks the each-way angle, according to our 2018 Chesham Stakes betting tips preview, so read on to learn more.

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Natalie’s Joy
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Natalie’s Joy a leading Chesham contender

Middleham trainer Mark Johnston has a great record with his juveniles and enjoyed previous success in the Chesham Stakes at Royal Ascot, so his filly Natalie’s Joy looks worth a wager to land the spoils in the 7f Listed contest on Saturday, 23 June (14:30).

She won her Goodwood maiden by six lengths last month when shaken up by Joe Fanning to lead more than a furlong from home. Although showing signs of greenness inside the last, that can be forgiven on her debut, and Natalie’s Joy was well clear before her jockey eased down. It left the impression she was value for more than the winning margin that was already quite comprehensive. Given how easily Natalie’s Joy landed her first start and looked to have plenty more in the tank, the extra furlong in this race looks sure to suit.

As one of four in the Chesham lineup that is the beneficiary of a 5lb sex allowance from the colts, that could prove the difference come the dash to the winning post. Natalie’s Joy also represents a yard bang in-form, so she looks the pick of Johnston’s three runners even though stablemate Aussie View is a distance winner.

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Godolphin winner not Beyond Reason

The King’s Stand Stakes winning connections of trainer Charlie Appleby, jockey William Buick and powerful owners Godolphin also send a filly after the Chesham in Beyond Reason, and she is feared most.

Like Natalie’s Joy, she gets 5lb from the boys here and bounced back from a two-length defeat on debut courtesy of the re-opposing New Winds at Newmarket with a win on the all-weather at Kempton on 6 June. Beyond Reason was well away from a wide draw and soon led. All Buick had to do then was ride her two out to draw further clear and be in command come the final furlong. He then heavily eased her, fully justifying her odds-on price of 1/2 and still winning by four lengths.

It looked as though Beyond Reason had any amount in hand and she clearly learned from her debut, whereas New Winds was beaten next time out. While that rival then won again to perhaps show that second start is worth discounting, it’s Appleby’s charge that is more fancied in the betting.

If Racing Post Ratings are any indicator though, Beyond Reason still has lots to do to be a match for Natalie’s Joy.

Arthur Kitt an each-way contender

Of the colts, there looks to be some each-way value on Haydock winner Arthur Kitt for Tom Dascombe. Chasing the leaders in the hands of Richard Kingscote, he was ridden over two to take things up before the furlong pole and ran on well to draw away in the final 100 yards. Arthur Kitt ran out a 2 1/2 lengths winner in the manner of a nice prospect.

As a son of 2000 Guineas and dual Derby winner Camelot, stepping up in trip is in his breeding. Arthur Kitt is owned by his breeders, Chasemore Farm. If able to build upon his impressive debut, then he holds every chance of making the frame. Arthur Kitt rates an each-way bet in a race full of unexposed potential.

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