Thursday, 21st Jun 2018
Aussie raider Redkirk Warrior is fancied by Horsbetting.com experts to land the Group 1 Diamond Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot on Saturday, 23 July. Harry Angel is the big hope of the home team and looks a formidable opponent. Last year’s winner The Tin Man appeals each-way at the odds on offer. Find out why Redkirk Warrior is worth a wager by reading our 2018 Diamond Jubilee Stakes betting preview.Aussie ace Redkirk Warrior a Diamond Jubilee Stakes gemAustralian sprinter Redkirk Warrior looks decent value to turnover favourite Harry Angel and land the Group 1 Diamond Jubilee Stakes on the final day of Royal Ascot (16:20).
The seven-year-old son began his career in the UK with trainer William Haggas, winning both of his starts as a three-year-old. He was then sold to race in Hong Kong but, after five runs, was retired due to injury problems. Connections sent him to David Hayes’ Lindsay Park Racing Stables in Victoria and, following extensive treatment to his feet, Redkirk Warrior has found a new lease of life.
Redkirk Warrior has been in superb form form of late, capturing the Group 1 Black Caviar Lightning and the Group 1 Lexus Newmarket Handicap at Flemington on his two most recent starts. He came from off the pace on the first occasion and made all in the Lexus, winning by short-head on each occasion.
That shows that he is versatile as regards tactics and that is a big plus. The ground is also ideal and Redkirk Warrior is clearly in rude health at present. He’s also taken the trip over in his stride according to connections, who report him to be in tip top shape. So, with Frankie Dettori in the saddle, Redkirk Warrior looks worth a bet to emulate Black Caviar – the last Australian sprinter to win the Diamond Jubilee Stakes in 2012.Harry Angel a worthy favouritebut must belie Ascot recordHarry Angel is a dual Group 1 winner and also the highest rated in the line-up. An official rating of 125 puts him 4lb clear of nearest rival Redkirk Warrior, and the Clive Cox trained four-year-old is a real speedball who has won five of his nine starts.
He put in a stunning performance when romping to a four-length success in the Group 1 Temple Stakes at Haydock last September. Harry Angel also looked as good as ever when making a winning return to action in the Group 2 Clipper Logistics Stakes at York where he scored readily by two lengths from Brando.
Although undoubtedly a sprinter of the highest order, there is a very good reason to take him on in this. Harry Angel has had four runs at the track and been beaten on every occasion. He has made the frame in two out of three runs over course and distance, but the fact that he has not get his head in front has to be a negative for his supporters. So at the odds on offer, that is a good enough reason for us to oppose Harry Angel in our 2018 Diamond Jubilee Stakes betting tips.The Tin Man a solid each-way optionBy stark contrast, last year’s winner The Tin Man has an excellent record at Ascot and over the trip, so that makes him look a decent each-way bet. The six-year-old, who hails from the Newmarket yard of James Fanshawe, has won three of his six starts over 6f at the track. He showed his customary late burst of speed to beat Tasleet in this 12 months ago, then found heavy ground against him when third to Harry Angel in the aforementioned Temple Stakes and when fifth here on his final start of the campaign.
The Tin Man now gets his optimum conditions and warmed up for this with a ready success in a Listed contest at Windsor. That should have put him spot on and he looks sure to make a bold bid to retain his crown in the hands of regular pilot Tom Queally. For punters seek an each-way bet, The Tin Man is the clear pick given what he’s achieved over course and distance.Your Next Bet