16:25 Royal Ascot: Weight shift good news for Prodigality

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Leaving aside his form at Doncaster, Prodigality is a largely consistent sprinter that regularly rewards each-way punters and so there is no need to abandon him in the Wokingham, where he can be backed at a massive 33/1.

Prodigality has raced 13 times since the decision was made to embark him on a sprint career over 6f, finishing inside the first three on 10 occasions, with all exceptions at Doncaster.

He has already raced four times this season too, finishing in the first two the last twice from just 1lb below his Wokingham mark.

The former of these could be significant when he finished third at York as the first, second and fourth from that race re-oppose at Royal Ascot and all on worse terms.

Meanwhile, he finished ahead of Wentworth last time and has run earlier in the week at Royal Ascot and finished fourth in the Britannia Stakes. Furthermore, Prodigality should profit here from a high draw, where most of the fancied runners seem to be positioned.

Of those more prominent in the betting, it is hard to make a case against the chances of Rex Imperator (10/1), who is technically 3lb ahead of the handicapper after a recent second-place finish at Doncaster.

He is another that should benefit from a high draw and is potentially better than this level, given the fact that he is only a four-year-old and has raced in Group company earlier in his career.

The fact that Rex Imperator has now returned to his last winning mark from Windsor last year is another tick in his box.

Poole Harbour is another of interest right at foot of the weights, especially as the jockey booking of claimer Willie Twiston-Davies will take off a further 5lb.

He looks one of the better options from the low end of the draw and must be overpriced at 25/1.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.

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