Royal Ascot Thursday Tips: Sir Ron the one to be on in King George V Stakes

Sir Ron Priestley looks a well-treated handicapper on a serious upwards curve and worth a punt at 7/1 to provide trainer Mark Johnston with another winner of the King Goerge V Stakes at Royal Ascot on Thursday (5.35),

This colt shaped with plenty of promise in two starts as a juvenile, most notably when fourth to the ow 114-rated Line Of Duty at Goodwood.

Pablo Escobar, who came second that day, has gone on to finish runer-up to subsequent Epsom Derby winner Anthony Van Dyck in a Listed contest at Lingfield – so that gives the form a solid look.

Sir Ron Priestley is unbeaten in two starts thos season having bolted up by six lengthsat Ripon before making total mockery of his opening handicap mark of 86 at Haydock when travelling strongkly throughout before quickening clear to easily account for Lairat, who was rated 2lb his superior going into that contest, by six lengths.

The assessor has raised Sir Ron Priestley 8lb for that taking sucess but a rsvised rat8ng of 94 could still well underestimate his ability.

He is also 2-2 over the 1m 4f trip and is a big scopey sort open to any amount of further improvement.

Johnston also has a tremednous record in the race having won it six-times, includng last year’s renewal with Baghdad, so there is nothing not to like about Sir Ron Priestley’s profile for this.

Daily Sport recommended bet: 2 pts each-way Sir Ron Priestley (7/2 Coral, Ladbrokes – BOG, paying 1/5 the odds 5 places)

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