Wokingham Stakes Betting Tips: Victory Angel value in big sprint handicap

Horsebetting.com experts say Victory Angel odds make him the each-way value bet among their Wokingham Stakes betting tips from Royal Ascot 2018 on Saturday, 23 June. The unbeaten Dreamfield is feared for the 6f handicap most, while Gilgamesh is another worth considering each-way in a wide-open affair. For full details why, read our 2018 Wokingham Stakes betting tips preview.

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Victory Angel odds look heavenly in Wokingham Stakes

Victory Angel was a big eye-catcher on seasonal reappearance and makes plenty of each-way appeal at the odds on offer in a typically fierce renewal of the Wokingham Stakes at Royal Ascot on Saturday (17.00).

The Roger Varian trained colt finished a length fourth of 15 to Gifted Master at Newmarket, but looked an unlucky loser. After dwelling at the start and losing vital ground, the four-year-old found himself playing catch-up. His rider was then forced to switch to make a run and Victory Angel flew home to be gaining hand over fist at the line. It was a highly encouraging return to action and one which suggested he had a big pot like this in him.

Victory Angel is able to race in this off an unchanged mark, and that gives him every chance at the weights. He is also a strong traveller with a smart turn of foot and those are the ideal attributes for this test. The race is sure to be run at a searching end-to-end gallop and Victory Angel should be able to get a lovely tow into the contest. If the gaps appear at the right time, then he can then hopefully swoop late to land the spoils.

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Dreamfield looks ahead of the assessor

Dreamfield heads the betting and looks the proverbial Group performer in the making masquerading as a handicapper. The colt, who hails from the in-form yard of John Gosden, looked a very smart prospect when winning both his starts as a juvenile in 2016 before overcoming a 569-day absence to maintain his unbeaten record at Newmarket last month on handicap debut.

Dreamfield raced keenly and made all, only having to be shaken-up inside the final furlong to win unchallenged by 1 1/4 lengths from Silent Echo off a mark of 95. It was a very taking performance and the form has been franked by the runner-up, who has scored twice since.  Although raised 8lb for that success – given the manner of the victory – it may not be enough to stop Dreamfield going in again, as he remains unexposed and open to any amount of improvement. 

Providing this doesn’t come too soon, he looks a massive player and the one they all have to beat. Dreamfield thus has to be among Wokingham Stakes betting tips this year. 

Gilgamesh capable of a bold show

Gilgamesh had a progressive profile and is another worth considering backing each-way in a wide-open contest for George Scott. The four-year-old has won four of his nine starts and comes into the race on the back of a short-head success in a competitive 7f affair at York.

Gilgamesh was value for more than the winning margin that day, as he hit the front too early in the hands of Eddie Greatrex and idled. He is a hold-up performer who needs to be delivered as late as possible, and his jockey will have learnt plenty about him. It’s also interesting that connections have decided to drop him back down in trip, and Gilgamesh is 1-1 over 6f. If the cards drop right, then he looks capable of outrunning his odds. 

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