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There were the usual twists and turns in the leaderboard on day two of our Royal Ascot World Pool Betting Tournament, but a famous name to Tote followers managed to successfully navigate through the day and dramatically take the spoils in the final race of the afternoon. 

Our resident tipster, Andrew Mount, saved the best till last with a £12 Trifecta landing him £3,000 and top spot on the leaderboard, while Jamie Benson secured a profit for the first time in our Royal Ascot comps.

Relive a memorable day with our run through of how the tournament was won!

Royal Ascot World Pool Tournament: Day Two

The second day of Royal Ascot 2022 got off to a flyer for favourite backers with Dramatised notching up a third winner of the week for Daniel Tudhope in the Queen Mary. Thanks to World Pool, the 5/2 favourite with the bookies paid £4.00 and if you’d have backed him with the Tote online, you’d have picked up £4.40 thanks to the Tote Plus 10% boost, something which helped Nick H to take an early lead. 

It was a similar story in race two with the well fancied Eldar Eldarov landing the Queen’s Vase in a photo finish from Zechariah. The pair ensured more World Pool overpays with the Exacta+ paying £70.07 compared to £61.03 for the forecast, while Trifecta+ paid £248.59 more than the tricast.

There was no favourite in the winners enclosure after the Prince of Wales’s Stakes with Bay Bridge coming second, but that didn’t bother new leader Seamus D or our very own Jamie Benson, who found a first winner of the week in State Of Rest. The 4yo also delivered a first Royal Ascot winner for trainer Joseph O’Brien, but more importantly secured a huge overpay with so much international money going on Sharayar. 

Benson and his fellow State Of Rest backers benefited massively through the World Pool and Tote+ which overpaid by 89.23%, returning £9.51 compared to the 5/1 SP. For the first time in a long time, Benson was actually in a visible position on the leaderboard. 

And just as the old saying goes, you wait an age for one and then two come along at once. That was exactly the case for Benson, who NAP’d the impressive Saffron Beach in the Duke Of Cambridge. The Sun Chariot winner had plenty of stats to overcome, not least a 5lb penalty. 

However, she made light work of that, pulling clear to score in comfortable fashion and return £3.52 with Tote+, a move which saw Benson move inside the top ten with a profit of £268.35. There was another big leaderboard move from Troy C in the Duke of Cambridge as well, with a small stakes Trifecta paying over £700 and a boost up to 4th place. 

The theme of well supported winners continued in the Royal Hunt Cup, where the only grey in the race, Dark Shift, stormed to victory over Intellogent. Again, there was an overpay on the Exacta+, paying £340.01 compared to the bookies forecast at £258.64. Terry P was a big mover with a nice place bet on Intellogent moving him up to second, while Dennis D won over £600 quid from a successful Trifecta. 

Favourite backers were well rewarded again in the Windsor Castle with Little Big Bear getting up to secure a first winner of the week for Ryan Moore and Aiden O’Brien, paying £2.37 with Tote+. There were more overpays on the exotics too, with the Exacta paying 2.6x more than the forecast at £45.87, while the Trifecta+ paid 88% more than the tricast at £977.35. 

It was that Trifecta that helped Josh P to make a late move for second place, while a new leader emerged as we headed into the final race at Ascot in Mark N, who profited handsomely from Little Big Bear.

The last wasn’t without overpays either. Rising Star won the Kensington Palace Stakes with an SP of 40/1 v £56.70 Tote+. The trend continued on the exotics too, Forecast: £1,199.30 v Exacta+: £3,325.96. Tricast: £53,667.80 v Trifecta+: £59,034.58. 

That’s not where the story ends. Get ready for the good bit. 

Our resident betting tournament tipster Andrew Mount, remarkably played a £16 Trifecta in the last to land £3,000. That, matched with a £10 Exacta meant Mount clinched top spot on day two and booked his place in the Champion of Champions tournament.

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