Royal Ascot 2018: Van Beethoven a bet at 8s in Windsor Castle

Van Beethoven looks worth a bet at 8/1 in the Windsor Castle Stakes at Royal Ascot today (3.40).

Aidan O’brien’s colt shaped with promsie when third on debut at Newmarket and duly showed the benefit for that experience next time up at Nass when showing plenty fo dash to make all and score easily by 3 1/4 lengths.

He was then stepped up into Listed company and ran very well when a 2 1/4 length runner-up to stable companion Fairyland in the Marble Hill Stakes where he got bumped before keeping on.

Van Beethoven was attempting to give a 5lb sex allowance to the winner who ran a cracker here yesterday when a 3/4 length runner-up in the Group 2 Albany Stakes.

The third home Land Force also ran very well here earlier in the week when third in the Group 2 Norfolk Stakes.

That gives the form a solid look in relation to this Listed contest.

Van Beethoven is getting better with each run and although not ideally drawn I think he has enough tactical speed to overcome it.

Daily Sport recommended bet: 2pts each-way Van Beethoven (8/1 bet365 – BOG, 1/4 odds 1,2,3)

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