Royal Ascot Placepot tips: Paul Kealy with his perm on the final day
There's a short-priced favourite in the opening leg (2.30) of the Placepot, but I'm not sure a banker is the way to go given the ground conditions and Aidan O'Brien has not exactly shot the lights out so far this week.
I'll take on his Point Lonsdale with Masekela, who had no problem with soft ground when winning on his debut for Andrew Balding, who has taken the Coventry and Albany with once-raced juveniles already this week.
The trainer said he had his best team of juveniles for a long time in his early-season Racing Post Stable Tour.
Great Max, who picked up really well on his debut for Michael Bell at Newbury, is the back-up on a day for a big perm with a small unit stake.
The Jersey (3.05) is nearly always wide open, but I'm convinced New Mandate is way overpriced, while French raider Fast Raaj has to be given some respect and Light Refrain is going the right way now and may be ready for another crack at 7f.
Royal Ascot Placepot selections
1 Great Max
1 New Mandate
2 Fast Raaj
18 Light Refrain
15 Wonderful Tonight
2 Dream Of Dreams
6 Happy Power
15 King's Lynn
21 Ropey Guest
24 Air Raid
11 King Frankel
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