Today is the day that a huge number of horse racing fans have been waiting for, as it is when day one of Royal Ascot begins! It could also be one of the hottest days on record so far in the UK this year, and as such the weather and of course the going at the racecourse could just have an effect on how some of the horses perform.

With that in mind, and as we do know many people will not only be watching all of the six races on today’s card at Royal Ascot, but will also be considering having a bet on some of the runners and riders in those races, we have put together a few tips of the horses we think do have an outstanding chance of winning below.

One thing we would always urge you to consider doing when betting on horses at Royal Ascot is to possibly get your bets placed nice and early, as that way you can often secure the very highest odds possible.

Also keep in mind that many online racebooks, Sportsbooks and betting sites do have some very generous sign up bonuses including lots of free bets or even enhanced odds on the races at Royal Ascot if you sign up as a new custom of their respective sites today, so have a good look around and compare just what offers, deals and of course betting odds are available as there is plenty of value to be had!

The very first race at Royal Ascot is schedule to start at 2:30 and whilst there is a huge field of runners on horse we do like the look of is Mutakayyef whose breeding, form and temperament should ensure if anyone has a chance of winning then it is that horse, and with there being such a large filed of runners the respective odds on that horse may not be as restrictive as you may have through they would be!

The next race of the day is the 3:05 race and there is a lot of smart money currently being placed on Prince of the Dark, whose recent form has been improving and could take some pegging back over this distance, and is certainly a horse worth taking am much lower look at in the betting markets!

Probably the feature race of the day today at Royal Ascot is the 3:40 race which for reference is the King’s Stand Stakes race, and if you do fancy putting your money down on a horse in that race then we think one that does have a very good chance of crossing the finishing line in first place is Signs of Blessing, whose odds are very appealing if you take them right now and well in advance!