June 16 Racing Tips: Get Ahead with opener at Royal Ascot

It's the second day of Royal Ascot and the Planet Sport tipsters have some interesting selections in mind for Wednesday June 16.

Put some extra cash in your pocket with our hot selections below.

2:30 Queen Mary Stakes - Get Ahead

The Queen Mary Stakes presents the same old question; whether to follow the hype or to give the more beneficial but daring odds a shot. However, in previous races, it is shown that either ideology can pay off.

It is suggested to try and seek out some value, with suggestions stating that Clive Cox's unbeaten course-and-distance winner Get Ahead can live up to her name in the first race on the card.

3:05 Queen's Vase - Wordsworth

There was disappointment at Ballydoyle when Wordsworth fluffed his lines and was just pegged back by Sir Lucan at Navan last month.

O'Brien is pushing him up another furlong here - and although he is up against some in-form rivals in the Queen's Vase, Wordsworth can put the record straight.

3:40 Duke of Cambridge Stakes - Valeria Messalina

Valeria Messalina is another Irish challenger in the Duke of Cambridge Stakes.

Ground conditions will be key to her enhanced prospects. Although Jessica Harrington's filly must improve from last year's Group One Leopardstown form, she has a chance of doing so in receipt of 5lb.

In a deep renewal, she could outrun her odds.

4:20 Prince of Wales's Stakes - Love

Lord North will not contest this afternoon's Prince of Wales's Stakes.

The five-year-old won the 10-furlong feature last year and had been set for a high-profile clash with dual Classic winner Love.

However, with the ground officially described as good to firm, trainers John and Thady Gosden have declared their charge a non runner.

Love will finally get the chance to build on her perfect three-year-old season.

Aidan O'Brien's filly was favourite for the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe until she was ruled out on account of the soft ground - before the contaminated feed scare which resulted in some of his string being unable to run in any case at ParisLongchamp in October.

Love, a Group One winner at two in the Moyglare Stud Stakes as well, was imperious last summer - winning the 1000 Guineas, Oaks and Yorkshire Oaks by an aggregate of 18 and a quarter lengths.

Several options this season have come and gone, with O'Brien waiting for her preferred quick surface - and she will have that in her favour today.

5:00 Royal Hunt Cup - Maydanny

Elsewhere on a hugely competitive card for day two of the Royal meeting, Maydanny catches the eye as a feasible solution to what is traditionally one of the toughest puzzles of the week.

The 30-runner Royal Hunt Cup normally falls to a winner at double-figure odds, and if Maydanny performs this time he is likely to continue that trend.

It has been shown throughout Maydanny's career that a sound surface is very important to him.

Conditions were right when Maydanny outclassed a decent handicap field over 10 furlongs at Goodwood last summer.

He has run well twice since, including on his return at Newmarket last month, before appearing to be outstayed in the finish at nine and 10 furlongs, having been suited perhaps by Goodwood's less testing contours.

So, the drop back to a mile on the straight course here should definitely see him in his best light.

5:35 Windsor Castle Stakes - Ruthin

Ruthin is looking like another high-class prospect, as Wesley Ward looks to continue her Royal Ascot success.

Wesley has won the Windsor Castle Stakes twice before (2009, 2014), with Ruthin on the cards to make it three.

She made a terrific impression in her winning debut at Keeneland in April, and although she had shown inexperience, she still looked like a quality call for this Wednesday.

6.10 Kensington Palace Stakes - Dreamloper

The four-year-old has produced well during her two starts at Ascot, just failing to win for a second time when beaten by Lights On last month.

She settled well compared to her return at Haydock, with Ed Walker clearly having a team in top form. Dreamloper will have the assistance Oisin Murphy in the saddle.

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