We will do a review of the week at Royal Ascot from the perspective of The Elite Service tomorrow, when I am back up at home in Tamworth. It was a frustrating and disappointing week in many ways; but lessons will be learned. It did actually follow a bit of a trend whereby we have 3 Good Festivals per annum, usually one exceptional; and then a poor one, of the big 4 at Cheltenham; Aintree; Royal Ascot and Glorious Goodwood, and having had an exceptional week with 5 winners of 5 races at Goodwood in 2016 and then it being the one poor one of the roster is 2017, we will hope to be back in "good form" at least for there in 2018 in about 5 weeks time. Michael I know is very frustrated, his first real blip in form but overall, I am sure that he will bounce back very quickly, and positively.
We had planned a tweak to the ELTE SERVICE prior to Royal Ascot; and we will clarify details of the tomorrow, to take affect from next Monday 2nd July.
The most encouraging aspect of Saturday was the Daily Tips. Having had a stellar week with double figure odds winners and excellent profit on 4 consecutive days the previous week, a nice winner started the week but then we had very few Daily Tips until Saturday when two of three tipped (both away from Ascot) HAJJAM and EUCHEN GLEN both won and one of the Mentions (again the one of the three away from Ascot) BROKEN FORCE also scooted home at Haydock. All 3 were tipped in the 6/1 range and all won well. That I think bodes well for the "bread and butter" racing that dominate lets be honest 90% of the usual Racing Calendar, so lets look forwards to a strong run in to the end of the month; which already looks to be a very decent one for the Daily Tips and Mentions.
We have Flat action today at Chepstow and Windsor; NH at Southwell and also AW at Wolverhampton, we have a Course specialist at Chepstow; and horses with good Course form at Southwell in the tip and pair of mentions above. As usual please note the ENHANCED PLACES in 2 of the races as these are part of the logic in picking the horses in question.
Tip today is from Valueman at Chepstow and we have a couple of nicely priced "mentions" at Southwell over the jumps.