Royal Ascot 2019: day two tips from Racing Post experts
I Can Fly(4.20 Ascot)
Ran a career best when runner-up to Roaring Lion on soft ground in the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes over course and distance last October. Sets the standard on that form and won't mind any further rain.
John Gosden's filly has missed a few engagements due to soft ground and makes her belated reappearance in a handicap. The four-year-old is fit from some decent work on the Al Bahathri.
Platinum Star(5.35 Ascot)
Looked Pattern class when winning a Leicester maiden in May, beating a subsequent winner with ease despite running green. Nicely drawn in stall 22, he can go close.
Stamina should not be an issue for this Queen's Vase contender who won over 1m2f last season. Beaten seven lengths in the Investec Derby, he will appreciate today's longer trip anddrop in grade.
That Is The Spirit(6.40 Chelmsford)
Took advantage of a declining handicap mark to make all over course and distance recently and further rewards look a distinct possibility.
Comes here after three excellent wins this season, last time in great style in the Group 1 Tattersalls Gold Cup. That easy win is top-class form and Aidan O'Brien's filly is readily preferred over Sea Of Class.
Crying out forthis step up in trip. A game horse who should lead and may be hard to pass in the final furlong.
Must-have stat of the day
Since 2006 14 horses have run in the Queen Mary after finishing first or second in the Marygate Stakes at York. Four of them won and a £1 stake on all qualifiers would have resulted in a profit of £65.50.Mighty Spiritcancontinue thegoodrun at 2.30.
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