Royal Ascot reaches day three today and Frankie Dettori is set to headline once again as he rides Stradivarius in the Gold Cup. Stradivarius is looking for a third consecutive victory in the main race today and he will stamp his name in the history books if he does it.
One two horses have managed a three-peat before and Dettori is desperate to be the third.
But they will have to overcome the weather today with rain hammering down at Ascot.
The BHA’s official weather update said: “11mm rain since racing Wednesday to 8.15am Thursday, still raining at 8.15am. Further showers forecast for Thursday.”
And the Met Office released a yellow weather warning with thunderstorms also a possibility.
But Express Sport’s tipster the Scout has backed it to come out on top regardless.
Royal Ascot day three schedule
1.15pm The Golden Gates Stakes (Handicap) 3 £35,000 One mile, two furlongs
The Scout’s tip: Tritonic
1.50pm The Wolferton Stakes (Listed) 4+ £50,000 One mile, two furlongs
The Scout’s tip: Regal Reality
2.25pm The Jersey Stakes (Group 3) 3 £60,000 Seven furlongs
The Scout’s tip: Molatham (nap)
3.00pm The Chesham Stakes (Listed) 2 £40,000 Seven furlongs
The Scout’s tip: Battleground
3.35pm The Gold Cup (Group 1) 4+ £250,000 Two miles, four furlongs
The Scout’s tip: Stradivarius (treble)
4.10pm The Britannia Stakes (Handicap) 3 colts & geldings £60,000 One mile
The Scout’s tip: Starcat
4.40pm The Sandringham Stakes (Handicap) 3 fillies £60,000 One mile
The Scout’s tip: African Dream (nb)