Royal Ascot

Gold shines in St James’s Palace preparations

June 13, 2011

Connections of dual 2000 Guineas runner-up Dubawi Gold are looking forward to having another crack at the outstanding Frankel in Tuesday’s mouth-watering Group 1 St James’s Palace Stakes, writes Elliot Slater. The Richard Hannon-trained three-year-old finished a six-length second to Frankel at Newmarket at the end of April, staying-on best of the rest to come from some way off the scorching early pace set by Henry Cecil’s brilliant colt to finished ahead of third placed Native Khan, subsequently a highly respectable fifth in last week’s Investec Derby. Sent off a warm favourite to go one better in the Irish equivalent […]

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Could Japanese star be biggest danger to Frankel at Royal Ascot?

June 7, 2011

Japan’s Grand Prix Boss is beginning to emerge as one of the most likely dangers to the mighty Frankel in the Group 1 St James’s Palaces Stakes at Royal Ascot on June 14 with the form of his latest win in Group 1 company in Tokyo having received a major boost in recent days, writes Elliot Slater. A winner of four of his seven career starts, the locally bred three-year-old landed his second Grade 1 victory when impressively accounting for some quality rivals in the NHK Mile Cup at Tokyo in early May, form that is beginning to look particularly […]

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Bajan may be supplemented for Ascot Gold Cup

June 6, 2011

Golden oldie Blue Bajan could be supplemented as a runner in the feature Ascot Gold Cup at the royal meeting later this month at a cost of £25,000 to his owners and bid to continue a remarkable revival in his fortunes that saw him land the Group 2 Henry II Stakes at Sandown last time out, writes Elliot Slater. The horse who raced successfully under both codes for many seasons under the care of Lambourn trainer Andrew Turnell before suffering an injury in last year’s Totesport Trophy Hurdle at Newbury, was transferred to the Yorkshire yard of David O’Meara in […]

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Royal Ascot 2009 Runners

June 8, 2009

One of the highlights of not only the racing calendar, but the British Social Calendar is the Royal Ascot horse racing meeting. The event takes place mid-June and attracts some of the best horses to race at the event. Royal Ascot 2009 runners are bound to be some of the top horses, and you can bet on them all at The Royal Ascot meeting is the most prestigious horse racing meeting, and attracts more than 300,000 visitors each year who are eager to see what horses are running in the event. There are 17 major races at the event, […]

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Saturday’s Racing at Royal Ascot

June 21, 2008

SATURDAY’S RACING AT ROYAL ASCOT – 21st June 2:30 Chesham Stakes, Listed, 2yo, 7f A race for home-based, fancied runners, with only one Irish win since 1978 and 18 of the last 19 winners starting at 8/1 or shorter. Mark Johnston has won the Chesham 3 times in the last 10 runnings and relies on the once-raced Pegasus Lad who ran with promise to be 3rd in a recent Hamilton maiden, keeping on well in the closing stages over 6f. He should be suited by the step up in trip and seems certain to be well fancied (7.8/1 with BetFair). […]

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Thursday’s Racing at Royal Ascot

June 18, 2008

THURSDAY’S RACING AT ROYAL ASCOT – 19th June 2:30 Norfolk Stakes, Group 2, 2yo, 5f The Norfolk has produced some high-class winners over the last decade or so. Peter Chapple-Hyam has won it three times, including with subsequent Irish Guineas victor Turtle Island and 2000 Guineas-placed Dutch Art. Ireland’s sole victory since 1985 was with Aidan O’Brien’s Johannesburg, who went on to win the Breeder’s Cup juvenile. Definitely a race in which to follow the market, with 11 of the last 15 winners starting at 5/1 or less. Chapple-Hyam is represented by Skid Solo, likely to be a big outsider […]

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