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Oli Bell has a Yankee for today's action at Royal Ascot
Oli Bell has a Yankee for today's action at Royal Ascot

Oli Bell expects Wes Ward to open his 2018 Royal Ascot account today - check out the ITV Racing presenter's recommended day three Yankee.

2.30 Royal Ascot - Shang Shang Shang

Possibly not the strongest field ever assembled for the Norfolk Stakes and Wes Ward's filly stands out a mile in receipt of weight from the colts. She bolted up on debut at Keeneland in April and the trainer knows how well the Keeneland turf form can translate to Ascot. It's not been a brilliant week yet for Ward but he's fired more bullets than normal and this one can get him rolling.

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28-12OR: -D
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3.40 Royal Ascot - Wild Illusion

Sometimes we over-complicate things in the Ribblesdale, looking for those fillies who perhaps missed the Oaks and could take a giant leap forward now stepped up in distance. However, Wild Illusion didn't just run really well in the Oaks but her overall body of work is that of a top-class filly and despite small fears over the good to firm ground, she's surely going to take the world of beating.

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39-3OR: 113BF
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4.20 Royal Ascot - Order Of St George

What a race this promises to be... No Big Orange for Order Of St George to contend with but a couple of fascinating, high-class rivals in Stradivarius and Vazirabad. Preference is for the O'Brien runner, who looks as good as he's ever been so far this season and might just be given a slightly more positive ride than 12 months ago.

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69-2OR: 123CD
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5.00 Royal Ascot - Il Primo Sole

A fantastic handicap to get stuck into and I simply can't resist the prices around for this Gosden/Dettori runner. The trainer targets this race every year and his comeback win at Kempton promised plenty. I can excuse him a lesser effort in the French Guineas last time and if Gosden felt he was good enough to event contest that race, he's good enough for me here on his handicap debut from a mark of 102.

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39-7OR: 102
9/1
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We have our best bets across a wide-range of sports for another packed Saturday of action.

Check out Ben Linfoot's best bets for Saturday's action2

Value Bet: A 'Dab hand

Ben Linfoot seeks out the value in the William Hill Ayr Gold Cup and he's taking two against the field, while he has two other bets on the undercard.

Check out Oli Bell's multiple for Saturday's horse racing3

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Value Bet: A 'Dab hand

Ben Linfoot seeks out the value in the William Hill Ayr Gold Cup and he's taking two against the field, while he has two other bets on the undercard.

Check out Simon Holt's latest horse racing selections

Simon Holt: Get with it

Simon Holt feels Get Knotted will revel in the testing conditions on Saturday - he has three tips for Willam Hill Ayr Gold Cup day.

Check out Oli Bell's multiple for Saturday's horse racing

Oli Bell: Saturday Yankee

Oli Bell's strongest Saturday fancies all run at Ayr and include Tommy Taylor in the the big betting race of the day.