Royal Ascot 2020: Day 2 Schedule, Time, Runners, Riders, Tips And More
We have everything you need for day 2 of Royal Ascot. Check the latest news and non-runners, as well as the complete list of today's races including exclusive tips from racing experts. You will also find the daily Royal Ascot show, What A Shout, where our racing pundits talk through the day's racing, and we compile the latest Royal Ascot free bets and offers for you to choose from.
Royal Ascot Day 2 Races
The second day of Royal Ascot kicks off proceedings with seven races, and there's plenty of reasons to get excited with three Group races including the feature race, the Prince of Wales's Stakes. The curtain-raiser is the inaugural running of the Silver Royal Hunt Cup, added to facilitate the increase in Royal Ascot entries this year. Possibly the most anticipated race of the day is the Prince of Wales's Stakes where Aidan O’Brien’s star Japan bids for back-to-back Royal Ascot wins and rates a short-priced favourite to lands the feature race.
1.15 The Silver Royal Hunt Cup (Handicap) Cl2 1m £35,000
1.50 The Hampton Court Stakes (Group 3) 1m2f £60,000
2.25 The King George V Stakes (Handicap) Cl2 1m4f £60,000
3.00 The Prince of Wales's Stakes (Group 1) 1m2f £250,000
3.35 The Royal Hunt Cup (Handicap) Cl2 1m £75,000
4.10 The Windsor Castle Stakes (Group 2) 5f £40,000
4.40 The Copper Horse Stakes (Handicap) Cl2 1m6f £35,000
Ascot Racecourse going report
The going conditions at Ascot are subject to change depending on the level of moisture in the ground. The latest going report for Ascot is Good, Good to Soft in places.
Royal Ascot Day 2 Tips
Our experts pick their selections for each race on day two of Royal Ascot to help you find more winners.
Silver Royal Hunt Cup Handicap – Ouzo
- Progressive at three and returned in the right spirit at Newmarket ten days ago when he looked to have the race won but was caught close home by a well-regarded winner (1m, good; has won on soft); that looks strong form and it puts him bang there off the same mark.
Hampton Court Stakes – Russian Emperor
- Won Naas maiden (1m, soft to heavy) in March, his second start, and shaped like the best horse in the race in the Group 3 Derrinstown Stud Derby Trial at Leopardstown (1m2f, good to firm) eight days ago, when unable to reel in a front-running stablemate; open to improvement for top trainer who has won this three times, and could well play a leading role.
King George V Stakes – Bright Melody
- Defied evident inexperience to win on debut at Chelmsford (1m2f, AW) in January and stayed on well for 4l third behind Berlin Tango (declared 1:50) in Group 3 at Kempton (1m2f, AW) a fortnight ago; on that evidence today's step up in trip could be just what he needs and, having hit a flat spot last time, the first-time cheekpieces may also be a plus.
Prince of Wales's Stakes – Japan
- Close third in the Derby last year after a rushed preparation, having had a hold-up in the spring; three very good wins after, including here (1m4f) at this meeting and in Group 1 Juddmonte International at York (extended 1m2f), before good fourth in the Arc; strong claims if resuming in peak form and leading chance.
Royal Hunt Cup – Dark Vision
- Group 2 Vintage Stakes winner at two; had some excuses last year but made an encouraging return in Newcastle handicap (1m, AW) 15 days ago, nabbed close home by Sir Busker (runs 1:15 today) and seeming refreshed by the removal of headgear (worn last six starts in 2019); that effort tees him up nicely for a crack at this big prize; respected.
Windsor Castle Stakes – Tactical
- Ties in closely with Get It on Newmarket running and his effort can be marked up a bit, as he met some trouble in the closing stages (then kept on for third); stable in good form and represents The Queen; has a fighting chance of being a Royal winner.
Copper Horse Handicap – Floating Artist
- Showed improved form when upped to 1m4f last summer, winning useful handicap here then close fourth in Group 3 Gordon Stakes at Goodwood; not too far off that level when running very respectably on recent return and, off a pretty fair mark and having shaped as if this trip will be fine, has good claims.
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Royal Ascot Day 1 Results
The opening day did not disappoint with five Group races including the King's Stand Stakes and the King Edward VII Stakes. Jockey Jim Crowley landed a treble on the day riding Motakhayyel and Nazeef to victory as well as landing the odds on Battaash, who has finally won a race at Royal Ascot at the third attempt. See the full results below:
1.15 – Motakhayyel 14-1 (Richard Hannon/Jim Crowley)
1.50 – Circus Maximus 4-1F (Aidan O'Brien/Ryan Moore)
2:25 – Frankly Darling 11/8F (John Gosden/Frankie Dettori)
3.00 – Pyledriver 18-1 (William Muir/Martin Dwyer)
3.35 – Battaash 5-6F (Charlie Hills/Jim Crowley)
4.10 – Nazeef 10-3 (John Gosden/Jim Crowley)
4:40 – Coeur De Lion 16-1 (Alan King/Thore Hammer Hanson)
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