Well its finally here, Royal Ascot, I'm not convinced about the Aussie horse Nicconi, I wathched its gallop on RP TV and presumably the visor has been put on because it was spooking as it came up the track. Also looking at the times of the previous Aussie winners of that race in Flemington his was the slowest of them all and he only won by a head, still he's a good horse who may put us in our place.
After reading that the course is faster on the far rail than the centre its difficult to know whats going to happen even though there's only 12 runners in the field.
Total Gallery is a very fast horse who is useful on his day and he has been burdened with his Group 1 penalty so far this season, but tomorrow he will be free of that and 8/1 represents good ew value for him.
I'm going to side though with Kingsgate Native who has a good record at the meeting, he has been a bit inconsistent in the past, but now he is with Sir Michael Stoute hopefully he will be a bit more consistent and we will see the best of him.