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17:35 Royal Ascot: Eternal Heart to gain punters’ eternal love

| 16.06.2011

Day three at Royal Ascot opened with the very tough juvenile Norfolk Stakes, and things are to end with another difficult race for the punters.

The King George V Stakes was first run in 1946 and nowadays adds plenty of variety to the Royal Ascot race card in the form of a middle distance handicap.

It’s not a race for favourites and punters can look forward to finding a big-priced winner to end the third day of Royal Ascot on high.

Census currently heads the market at 5/1 but is being kept in close attendance with Purification available at 6/1, Apache at 7/1 and Bowen Panther at 11/2, but we’re looking beyond all of these for the winner.

Whisper it quietly but we believe Eternal Heart is massively overpriced at 14/1.

Mark Johnston’s three-year-old colt is searching for his fourth win in a row and while that’s impressive, it’s his run in the Edingburgh Cup at Musselburgh earlier in the month that is the standout form in the race.

The class two three-year-old handicap was worth £50k to the winner and while Eternal Heart is up 4lbs for that win earlier in the month, he looks more than capable of progressing further.

Mica Mika finished one-length behind Eternal Heart in that run at Musselburgh and he looks a huge each-way price at 20/1 considering he has bags of weight in hands on his rivals.

The other horse to keep a close eye on is Charles Camoin (20/1), a winner at Epsom last time out on Derby Day, but having landed the £24k prize the Sylvester Kirk-trained three-year-old is up 7lbs for that run which leaves us preferring Eternal Heart.



Robbie Morris

Robbie studied sports journalism at the University of Gloucestershire, an establishment chosen for its proximity to Cheltenham racecourse, where he was a season ticket holder. Upon graduation, Robbie was a contributor to GolfPunk, a national magazine aimed at ridding golf of its traditionalist image, before joining the news.ladbrokes team.