Archive for June 18th, 2015

Royal Ascot Racing Tips: Day Three – 19 June 2015


Friday will take us on to the final stretch of Royal Ascot 2015, and it has been a thrilling festival thus far. Thankfully, there is still much more to come before the festival comes to a close on Saturday.

The forthcoming horse racing naps of the day have been identified after checking out the current analysis from Sky Sports. From a condition standpoint, the surface is extremely quick and will be good to firm.

Let’s jump straight to the £375,000 Commonwealth Cup, for which Limato has been made 3/1 favourite from the 18 runners. The bay gelding has won an impressive five from six, finishing second in the other.

Immediately following the Commonwealth Cup is the 16:20 Coronation Stakes and a £375,000 prize fund. Found is heavily fancied at 2/1 with one career win from four races. Local Time is an intriguing 33/1 outsider with three career wins from five.

Royal Ascot 2015 Results: Day Two – 18 June 2015


Royal Ascot is a jewel of the British social calendar, attracting celebrity stars and even monarchs. Day two continued to provide excitement for race-goers, with a solid blend of favourites and outsiders winning races on Wednesday (18 June). Your roundup of the UK horse racing results yesterday from Ascot will follow.

Dutch Connection won as the first outsider of the day at 14/1 in the 14:30 Jersey Stakes, delighting trackside bookmakers. However, they were soon disappointed when Acapulco won as 5/2 favourite in the 15:05 Queen Mary Stakes.

Amazing Maria emerged as the next outside winner at extremely long odds of 25/1 in the 15:40 Duke of Cambridge Stakes. Free Eagle then balanced out the results with a 5/2 victory in the 16:20 Prince of Wales Stakes.

Gm Hopkins claimed the penultimate 17:00 Royal Hunt Cup at 8/1 before Osaila won the 17:35 Sandringham Handicap at 13/2 ahead of 2/1 favourite Always Smile.

Brazil Lose to Colombia in 2015 Copa America


Brazil struggled badly against Colombia, unable to craft more than two shots on target from their 60% share of possession. Colombia were extremely strong in defence, frustrating Brazil at almost every turn.

After 36 minutes of frustration, Brazil then conceded a set-piece goal to Colombia’s Jeison Murillo. In response to the goal, Brazil actually managed to fashion an excellent opportunity for Neymar just before half-time, but Colombia goalkeeper David Ospina made an astounding save.

Yet more frustration followed in the second-half, culminating in Brazilian star Neymar receiving a second yellow card for an attempted headbutt that subsequently sparked a mass brawl on 95 minutes. Colombian striker and the deeply religious Carlos Bacca also received a red card.

Colombia certainly surprised the world in yesterday’s matches (Thursday 18 June), showing that this year’s Copa America is wide open. Colombia are now level on three points with Brazil and Venezuela in Group C.