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All the info for the Royal Ascot meeting on Saturday June 18

Chesham Stakes – 3:30 p.m.

The 2 year olds open the ball on this fifth day of Royal Ascot 2022. The bookmakers have installed the boarder of Aidan O’Brien, Alfred Munnings as a big favourite. A very easy winner of his debut race at Leopardstown racecourse, he clearly looks like the horse to beat.

The Equidia Prono: 1-2-3-5-4

Aidan O’Brien does not hide his esteem for Alfred Munnings (1), a high-born colt who caused a sensation on his victorious debut in Ireland. Although beaten during his first steps, Alzahir (2) seduced Lanfranco Dettori who preferred him to One World (9). Crypto Force (3) played its opponents when starting out at the Curragh and seems to have a big engine.

Odds at bookmakers:

1 – Alfred Munnings: 5/4
2 – Alzahir: 10/1
3 – Crypto Strength: 10/1
5 – Faisal Road: 12/1
4 – Dark Thirty: 16/1

Jersey Stakes – 4:05 PM

Noble Truth, this “rookie” trained by Charlie Appleby has just regained success very easily in a Listed Race, after trying his luck at the Saudi Cup meeting. We know him in France, he who finished second in the Prix Jean-Luc Lagardère, Group 1, at the age of 2. He is the big favorite here. Note the presence of Tomy Son (photo), trained by Yann Barberot. It is offered at odds of 16/1.

The Equidia forecast: 9-8-10-3-15

Castrated since his impressive success at Newmarket in April, Noble Truth (9) is somewhat the attraction of this meeting. He will be selected ahead of Monaadah (8), who is moving up in class after a great success at Kempton. Equipped with Australian blinkers for the first time, Samburu (10) is arousing a lot of enthusiasm among British bookmakers. Alflaila (3) made a winning comeback.

Odds at bookmakers:

9 – Noble Truh: 4/1
15 – Star Girls Aalmal: 7/1
8 – Monadah: 2/15
3 – Alflaila: 8/1
10 – Samburu: 17/2
12 – Toimy Sound: 20/1

Hardwicke Stakes – 4:40 p.m.

Highlight of this last day, this Group II promises to be thrilling. Hurricane Lane, third in the Arc and impressive winner of the Paris Grand Prix last year, is the favorite among English bookmakers. Winner of the Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud last year, Broome had also tried his luck in the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, without success. The resident of Aidan O’Brien seems to be the main opponent at Godolphin, Hurricane Lane.

The Equidia prediction: 3-2-7-8-6

Winner of the Irish Derby, then of the Saint-Léger of Doncaster before his fine third place in the Arc 2021, Hurricane Lane (3) finds here a great opportunity to make a winning comeback. Broome (2) is a quality subject, but he will have to show great progress to hope to worry our favorite. Soldi Stone (7) is in great shape, but his task becomes more difficult against such rivals.

Odds at bookmakers:

3 – Hurricane Lane: 8/10
2 – Broome: 11/2
8-Third Realm: 9/1
6 – Mostahdaf: 10/1
7 – Solid Stone: 10/1

Platinum Jubilee Stakes – 5:20 p.m.

Already winner of the King’s Stand Stakes, a little earlier in the meeting, Chris Waller will try to pin a new Group I during this week. Indeed, Home Affairs seems able to win this event and thus bring a new prestigious success to the Australian coach.

The Equidia forecast: 13-20-3-2-24

Judged by his success in Flemington in February, ahead of his boxing comrade Nature Strip, who caused a sensation at the start of the week, Home Affairs (13) promises to be difficult to beat. The American Campanelle (20) is a bit at home in Ascot and will try to take up the challenge. Creative Force (3) has regained some freshness and can resurface on a track that succeeded in the recent past.

Odds at bookmakers:

13 – Home Affairs: 2/1
2 – Artorius: 10/1
3 – Creative Strength: 10/1
20 – Campannelle: 11/1
24 – Sacred: 12/1

Wokingham Stakes – 6:00 p.m.

Handicap disputed over 1400m with no less than 31 starters, there may be sport for our French. Prince Lancelot (picture) and Batwan will be strong to face the 25 Fresh, trained by James Fanshawe at Newmarket. The 20 Blackrod and 15 Quarantine Dreams also seem to stand out on paper.

The Equidia forecast: 20-25-15-27-5

Blackrod (20) did not make any detail when he returned in April and was carefully preserved for this appointment. Second in this race in 2021, Fresh (25) still looks competitive. Quarantine Dreams (15) has good references in Ireland and his entourage has decided to give him the blinders. Silver Samurai (27) is proving over 1200 yards.

Odds at bookmakers:

20 – Blackrock: 5/4
25 – Fresh: 10/1
15 – Quarantine Dreams: 10/1
1 – Rohann: 12/1
27 – Silver Samurai: 16/1
7 – Prince Lancelot: 28/1
12 – Botswana: 40/1

Golden Gates Stakes Handicap – 6:35 p.m.

New handicap, this time for 3 year olds, where Missed The Cut will have to be particularly wary of the Godolphin coalition.

The Equidia prediction: 4-7-5-1-3

The visual impression left by Missed The Cut (4) in Salisbury last time is remarkable. He looks well placed at weight for his first try in a handicap and deserves ample credit. Falling Shadow (7) did not shake during his comeback and still has room. John & Taddy Gosden don’t typically field seven-day starters so Honiton (5) should be kept an eye on.

Odds at bookmakers:

4 – Missed The Cut: 5/2
7-Falling Shadow: 6/1
5 – Honiton: 15:2
1 – Aldous Huxley: 11/1
11 – Chairman: 14/1
8 – Pervade: 20/1

Queen Alexandra Stakes – 7:10 p.m.

trueshan, winner of the Prix du Cadran last year on our soil is the favorite of this last event of the meeting. Winner of his only outing in 2022, the resident of Hollie Doyle seems to offer solid guarantees. Timurfor André Fabre, is currently offered at 22/1.

The Equidia forecast: 1-11-5-8-14

Trueshan (1) proved last year that he is one if not the best stayer in Europe. Without course boredom, it will not be easy to counter in this closing event. Wordsworth (11) finds a distance at his convenience and can overcome a possible failure of the favorite. Aligned by the formidable Dermot Weld, Falcon Eight (5) will have justified claims for the podium. Nate The Great (8) has a spoiler profile.

Odds at bookmakers:

1 – True Shan: 6/4
11 – Wordsworth: 11/4
5 – Falcon Eight: 13/2
8 – Nate The Great: 12/1
4 – Calling The Wind: 16/1
10 – Timur: 22/1

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