Thursday's Ascot racing tips: Fourth will be with Stradivarius in Gold Cup

Planet Sport tipster Pete Farries is concentrating on pure winners at Ascot on Thursday, June 16 and backing Stradivarius to claim a glorious fourth Gold Cup.

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Here's a quick reference list of Pete's tips from Royal Ascot on Thursday

Life Of Dreams (15.40 Ascot)

Stradivarius (16.20 Ascot)

Kingmax (17.35 Ascot)

Watch the video or read the text (or both) and you'll be as good as in the Royal carriage.

16.20 Ascot - Stradivarius

Pete is backing super stayer Stradivarius to claim one last Gold Cup.

There's not much more that can be said about John and Thady Gosden's superlative marathon performer who has won the long distance race three times.

Here's why Pete reckons "The Strad" can do the business once more in Berkshire.

"A hat-trick of wins, of course, until last year when things didn't quite go this horse's way. It did seem that it was the end of the line perhaps for Stradivarius but the Yorkshire Cup win last time around has put everyone back onto this horse."

"I don't think you can find a way to discount Stradivarius here, yes didn't win last year, I think is going to pick up a fourth this year."

15.40 Ascot - Life Of Dreams

Pete reckons the boys in blue will take the Group 2 Ribblesdale Stakes with Life Of Dreams.

The Galileo filly did well to chase home the talented Emily Upjohn in the Musdora.

Here's a snippet of why Life Of Dreams can take this one for Charlie Appleby.

"This race was kind of broken open once it was announced Emily Upjohn was likely to be aimed for the King George rather than this. With no Emily Upjohn, things look a lot more open."

"Life Of Dreams was actually beaten by Emily Upjohn last time around in the Musidora Stakes, ran very very well there, I think at the time of recording 4/1 a very tasty looking price. I think this price will likely shorten ahead of the race going off on Thursday but Life Of Dreams I think will go one step further this time."

17.35 Ascot - Kingmax

Pete is going with some value in David Loughane's Kingmax in the Hampton Court Stakes.

Loughnane is making a name for himself and he can upset the Queen's Reach For The Moon.

Here's a snapshot of why Kingmax can upset Her Majesty.

"Was running well at Class 4 and 5 last year, has struggled a little bit more at Class 1 including a fifth placed finish in that Desert Crown won Dante but I've been keeping an eye on this horse for a while and I think with a new yard and bit more tweaking, there's going to be a lot more to come from Kingmax."

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