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2010 Royal Ascot: Day 2 Results

 

Race

Winner

UK Odd

NA Odds

G3 Jersey Stakes

Rainfall

8/1

10/1

G2 Windsor Forest Stakes

Strawberrydaiquiri

9/2

3/1

G1 Prince of Wales's Stakes

Byword

5/2

9/5

Royal Hunt Cup

Invisible Man

28/1

2/1

G2 Queen Mary Stakes

Maqaasid

9/4

5/2

Sandringham Handicap

Timepiece

5/1

5/1


-It may be a long way off, but Byword looks like a colt that could run very well here in the U.S. if his connections were to give him a shot in either the Breeders' Cup Turf or the Classic.  The transfer to dirt would be a big question mark, but he's got a decent amount of cruising speed on the front end and that is generally a big advantage in our races.  He also shows a nice turn of foot when asked to kick on in the later stages of the race.  He's never tried a distance longer than 10 furlongs, but there is plenty of time to determine whether or not he wants more ground.  

-I've seen large fields run hurdles or steeplechase races, but never going a mile like the Royal Hunt Cup.  The winner, Invisible Man, was well back of the big pack early on, but found a way to weave his way through traffic to strike the front just inside the final furlong.  Frankie Dettori had just enough left in the tank to hold off Riggins inside the final 1/2 furlong.

-I've included the odds from the North American pools in order to get a sense of the differences (if any) between the wagering here and that in the UK.  The only significant difference today was with the Royal Hunt Cup and that was entirely due to the fact that our pools included Invisible Man within "the field" and not as a separate betting interest.  Some may remember "the field" bet from the Kentucky Derby in years past.  Had Invisible Man been offered as a separate betting interest he would have been a much bigger price on the board.