Pretty Polly Stakes – The Curragh

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Chris landed a winner at Windsor with Century Dream, Jamie had 2 places while Rich had 2 Unplaced. The lads pick of High Definition finished unplaced while Wordsworth ran 3rd for Rich at 11/1….

There is still plenty of action to come from the Curragh with the Fillies & Mares’ Group 1 Pretty Polly Stakes the headline race of the day…
The 3 musketeer’s continue…

The going at the Curragh is…. GOOD

Chris –

4.10 Comer Group International Curragh Cup

Pondus ended last season with a pair of excellent efforts in Australia before a low key reappearance here in April over 10f. He found this test much more suitable when runner-up here at handicap level off a mark of 106. A preproduction of that run doesn’t leave him too far off his main rival today and also has a big advantage of race fitness. This could Pondus’ best chance of landing Group honours in what doesn’t look an overly competitive renewal. 2nd


3.35 Bet 365 Summer Cup

Talkischeap had a fairly quiet time of things last season, but bounced back to form with a 2nd at Perth over 3m a few weeks ago, finishing well clear of the 3rd that day. A 4lb rise will demand more but should find this test on decent ground once more suits this relatively sound jumper in a competitive staying handicap. The Alan King yard are once again enjoying winners on both codes and he looks the each-way play at the current prices this afternoon. Pulled Up

Jamie –

3:25 – Windsor – Attheraces Handicap – Selection: Cemhaan

After a good seasonal reappearance over C+D I am going to take a chance on Cemhaan. The selection had previously had a wind operation so it will have pleased connections of the George Baker trained gelding to see him run with a lot of promise. There are quite a few in here who have got stamina to prove for this 1m 3 ½ furlong test, including the market leaders Chai Yo Power & Russian Virtue. My selection will be sharper for the recent run here and with ground and trip posing no fears I can see Cemhaan running a big race at an attractive looking price. There should be more to come from this son of Muhaarar. 2nd

3:40 – Pretty Polly Stakes – Selection: Cayenne Pepper

Jessica Harrington forms a triple attack on the G1 Pretty Polly Stakes headed by Cayenne Pepper, the mount of stable Jockey Shane Foley. The daughter of Derby winner Australia has yet to get her success at the highest level but this represents a good chance under favourable conditions today. Cayenne Pepper made her 2021 reappearance in the Tattersalls Gold Cup back in May. It is fair to say that the ground went against her and she struggled to a fourth placed finish beaten nine lengths in the end. On the pick of her form she holds strong claims and back on a sound surface today is perfect for her. She will come on a lot I would imagine for that run here last month. It won’t be easy though giving the danger Santa Barbara 12lbs, so my selection will need to bring her A game. 3rd

4:45 – Irish Stallion Farms “Ragusa” Handicap – Selection: Vultan

A potentially trappy little 1m 4f handicap where you could just about give a chance to nearly all 11 contenders. The one I like the look of is Vultan for the Joseph O’Brien team. This horse is improving with every race and I can’t quite understand how he and Aesop, who were separated by just a head at Cork last time are three and a half points apart in the betting at the time of writing this. Aesop is favourite for your information. The penny is finally starting to drop for Vultan and with only six starts under his belt there should be more improvement to come, which could well see him reverse that Cork form with Aesop. Today’s trip and ground are fine, he won’t have any excuses. Shop around for the best prices. 2nd

Rich –

2.30 Handicap – 3yo Plus – 6f…
Bellagio Man – Dandy Man X Rouge Noir 3yo gelding.
Has only had 3 career runs to date, all over 7f.
His debut at Dundalk(AW) on March 31st 2021 in a maiden, finishing a 3/4’s of a length runner up. The gelding travelled to Gowran on May 4th (Yielding to Soft) for another 7f maiden, landing the odds by a head from Sunwalk.
His last start was on June 11th at Fairyhouse(Good to Firm), he finished a 2 & 3/4 length 3rd of 5 to San Andreas, leading until the final 150 yards. A drop back to 6f should bring out more in the gelding & his opening handicap mark of 89 could well be generous. Unplaced

3.40 Pretty Polly Stakes – Fillies’ & Mares’ Group 1 – 3yo Plus – 1m 2f…

Cayenne Pepper – Australia X Muwakaba 4yo filly.
A Group 3 winner at 2yo over 1m when landing the Flame of Tara Stakes at this course in 2019. A Group 2 winner at 3yo over C&D last September in the Blanford Stakes, that season also included 3 runner up places. In this race last year to Magical, Irish Oaks 1m 4f(July) Group 1 to Even So & in August in the Give Thanks 1m 4f Group 3 to Tarnawa. Her run at the Breeders Cup in November (Keeneland) Fillies’ & Mares’ Turf was disappointing. She returned after 197 days away in the Gold Cup at this course over 1m 2f 110yds, finishing a 9 length 4th of to Helvic Dream, that run was on Soft to Heavy ground on May 23rd & her best form is on Good ground, with 2 wins & 2 places from 5 runs. Top Rated 114. 3rd

The DANGER could come from the O’Brien’s, not Aidan though, Joseph, who has Thundering Knights – Night of Thunder X Cape Castle 4yo, who was runner up to Broome over C&D in April on seasonal return before flying to Belmont to finish 2nd in the New York Stakes on June 4th… Winner

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Irish Derby Day

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Last Sunday, our website under went some much needed maintenance. There was a lot of clutter, which needed to be sorted & with the hard work of Charlie, this has now been finished & everything has it’s place & should make it easier to find things….

It’s Irish Derby day with the Pretty Polly Stakes to follow tomorrow… Plus cards from around the UK.
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Charlie is taking a break until next month, so it’s Rich, Chris & Jamie manning the blog this weekend!

The going at the Curragh is….. Good, Good to Firm in Places

Chris –

3.05 Railway Stakes – Curragh

Cadamosto was backed into favouritism in the Norfolk Stakes last week, but could only finish 4th. It was still a fair run from the son of No Nay Never who appeared to find things happening too soon for him over 5f on very fast ground. A step up to 6f on slightly easier ground today promises to suit and he stands a good chance of reversing Ascot form with Go Bears Go. Aidan O’Brien has won this 13 times before and this one gives him solid claims once again.

Windsor – (Good – Good to Soft in Places)

3.35 Midsummer Stakes

Century Dream has been a very consistent horse over this trip on easier ground, narrowly denied by a nose last time out in the Diomed Stakes on good to soft ground. Connections will be hoping the ground stays on the softer side (currently good to soft) and given his record at Group 3 and Listed level he looks the one to beat if so. He escapes a penalty for last years Group wins and receives 5lb from rival top Rank, despite being rated just 1lb shy.

Jamie –

4:20 – International Stakes (G3) – Selection: True Self

The very admirable globe trotting Mare True Self embarks on her latest mission in what looks to be a hot G3 heat. Willie Mullins’ Mare arguably brings the best form to the table after a couple of terrific performances in 2021 so far. The first of which came at the Saudi Cup meeting back in February where she stormed home up the straight to reel in and comfortably beat Breeders Cup Turf third Channel Maker. It was the performance of a class horse and she appreciated the fast ground underfoot, which it looks like she is going to get today. True Self next lined up for the G1 Tattersalls Gold Cup over course & distance and performed with great credit to finish a close third on ground that was a lot softer than ideal for her. Back on good ground today and with that Tattersalls Gold Cup form boosted by Broome running second in the Hardwicke at Ascot, True Self holds strong claims.

5:25 – Dubai Duty Free Handicap – Selection: Eagle’s Flight

The penultimate race on the Irish Derby card is an ultra competitive handicap over a mile. With not much to separate the field in my opinion I am on the search for some value. At a nice each way price at the time of writing (15/2) Eagle’s Flight makes some appeal after winning a decent Leopardstown handicap last time out. It was a second win from eleven races for the son of Gleneagles and he still looks to be on the up and progressing. That day he got up to beat the reaposing Dream Tale close home. A strongly run mile brought out the best in Eagle’s Flight at Leopardstown and with 17 runners there should be a good tempo for him to aim at. He should be finishing well and hopefully Michael Halford’s charge can pick up a place. Hale Boop & Alhaazm are the main dangers.

Each way advised.

Rich –

2.30 Fillies’ Handicap – 3yo Plus – 7f….

Let’s – Shalaa X Elizabelle 3yo filly.
Maiden winner at Dundalk(AW) over 6f on November 27th on her 3rd start. Off for 145 days before returning to the same course.
She finished 4th in a Navan 5 & 1/2F Listed contest to Aikido on April 25th behind Measure of Magic (Commonwealth Cup 3rd) & Logo Hunter (Double Listed winner) on good ground. Her next 2 runs, she finished a 3 length 4th over 7f(Soft ground) & 8 & 1/4 length 7th over 1m (Heavy ground) before heading to Limerick on June 18th over 1m in the Adore Fillies’ race, winning by 1/2 a length on good ground.
Her opening handicap mark was 86 & her last run was from 90, today from 97 as she has to carry a penalty for the win…. Ahead of her mark, with good ground… Each Way

3.05 Railway Stakes – Group 2 – 2yo Only – 6f…

Strapped – Dawn Approach X Strapless Colt.
Finished 6th of 9 on race course debut on the All Weather at Dundalk, some 12 & 1/2 lengths behind winner Cadamosto over 5f on April 10th.
Made his 2nd start a w inning one in Cork, when landing a 5f Maiden on May 7th (Good ground) beating Amalfi Coast by 2 & 1/2 lengths. The 2nd, 3rd & 5th all won next time out.
Stepped up to 6f on May 22nd in the Group 3 Marble Hill Stakes finishing a 2 & 3/4 length 3rd over C&D to Castle Star on Soft to Heavy ground. Castle Star & Cadamosto are in the field today. With better ground the better the colt will be – Each Way

3.45 – Irish Derby – 3yo Only – Group 1 – 1m 4f..

Chris –

High Definition made a promising comeback in the Dante last month, when clearly looking in need of the run having been pushed along from some way out before lacking that spark on the run-in. Connections then wisely opted to swerve Epsom 3 weeks later and come here instead. Dante winner Hurricane Lane ran a great race in the Derby but this son of Galileo could well reverse the form with that run under his belt. He’s certainly not been missed in the betting but I won’t let his price put me off here. If a little each-way value is your thing, you could do worse than back Van Gogh, who I believe has been crying out for this trip. The French Derby run can be written off as those held up had no chance, however he may just find this more to his liking. Shop around with a couple of bookmakers offering extra places.

Jamie –

Selection: High Definition

He’s facing strong opposition and his toughest task to date but High Definition gets the nod from me. Aidan O’Brien’s Colt has been one of talking horses of the winter and early spring after a strong effort to land the Beresford Stakes at the Curragh last September. That performance left many people, including myself to tout him as a big player in the Derby. High Definition wasn’t part of the Ballydoyle team at Epsom however with Aidan O’Brien looking to give his horse more time to recover after a rushed preparation for the Dante Stakes, where I liked the way he stayed on nicely to finish a close third behind Hurricane Lane & Megallan. We know he handles the track and the step up to 1m 4f will be one he should relish. The ground is perfect for him too. The big dangers are Hurricane Lane & Mac Swiney, who won the Irish 2000 Guineas here.

Rich –

Wordsworth – Galileo X Chelsea Rose Colt.
The Galileo colt finished 2nd on race course debut over 1m at the Curragh last August, beaten 3/4’s of length by High Definition.
Off for 238 days before making his seasonal return a winning one on April 17th. He stepped up in trip to 1m 2f at the Curragh & won by 2 lengths. He again finished 2nd on his last start before today as he stepped up in trip again to 1m 5f in a Navan Class 1 Listed race, narrowly beaten by a neck from Sir Lucan on May 15th….
Ran at Royal Ascot on June 16th in the Group 2 Queens Vase over 1m 6f, finishing 2nd to Kemari by 1 & 1/2 lengths. Drops back in trip today & likes to be very prominent near the front… Each Way

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Royal Ascot – The sun sets…

Welcome to Arseonlineracing’s coverage of Royal Ascot, today is the final day of the 5 day flat Festival.
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Todays card has…. Just the 1 Group 1 race to end the week with the Diamond Jubilee(3yo Plus) alongside the Group 2 Hardwicke Stakes(4yo Plus), Group 3 Jersey Stakes(3yo Only), Chesham Listed Stakes (2yo Only) And 3 Class 2 races, Two handicaps – Wokingham (3yo Plus), Golden Gates (3yo Only) & to close the week – Queen Alexandra Conditions Stakes(4yo Plus)

How are we going so far??
Charlie – 1 winner…
Chris – 3 winners 2 places
Jamie – 2 winners 2 places
Rich – 2 winners… 4 places

The GOING today is…. Soft, heavy in places

Charlie is taking a break, so just the 3 musketeers today….

Chris –

3.40 Hardwicke Stakes

Connections of Wonderful Tonight will have been delighted to see the recent rain, given this fillies form in testing conditions. She ended last term with a pair of Group 1 wins, including here in the Fillies and Mares race over this trip. Her form in soft/heavy is second to none and has won her last 4 starts when running on desperate ground. This is as competitive a Group 2 as you are likely to see, but she has the clear form chance and must run well here. WINNER

4.20 Diamond Jubilee Stakes

Glen Shiel landed me a lovely touch on the Champions Day blog when winning the 6f sprint at 18/1 last Autumn. Like my previous tip, the ground has come right for this Pivotal gelding and he ran well on reappearance at the Curragh last month, finishing 4th. At the time of writing he remains a fair each-way price but I’m expecting his odds to shorten the closer we get to post time. You should get a great run for your money here and look out for extra place terms from bookies If she remains a good price. RUNNER UP

Jamie –

3:40 – Hardwicke Stakes (G2) – Selection: Ilaraab

This looks a high class Hardwicke Stakes and it will take some winning, especially on testing ground. I’m going to take a punt on the very progressive Ilaraab who acts on soft ground. This son of Wootton Bassett is on a roll having won all his seven races to date including last time out on his first race of the 2021 flat season at York. He will have to step up his form as he hasn’t won above class 2 level but it is the style of his latest victory at York that really caught the eye, he surged clear in taking fashion over today’s trip and unlike quite a few lining up against him he has further improvement in him. William Haggas really thrives with this kind of horse and he will Ilaraab ready to run a huge race today. Ground, trip and track hold no fears. Japan at around 16/1 looks a cracking potential each way play. UNPLACED

4:20 – Diamond Jubilee Stakes – Selection: Dream of Dreams

The rain softened ground isn’t a concern for Dream of Dreams, who looks to make it third time lucky in this 6F Group 1. Sir Michael Stoute’s son of Dream Ahead has been agonisingly denied in this race the last two years just being edged out by Blue Point & Hello Youmzain. As I said before he acts well on soft ground and has posted arguably his career best performance at Haydock when he won the Sprint Cup last September on soft ground. In his prep run Dream of Dreams won nicely at Windsor and that will bring him along nicely for this race. He ticks a lot of boxes. The big dangers are Starman under Oisin Murphy and the progressive Nahaarr, while Glen Shiel loves soft ground and has won over course and distance. WINNER

Rich –

3.05 Jersey Stakes – Group 3 – 3yo Only – 7f…

Mutasaabeq – Invincible Spirit X Chanaati Colt.
3 career runs to date, with 2 over 7f, both wins including race course debut at Newmarket in a Class 4 Novice Stakes(Heavy ground), winning by 1 & 1/4 lengths from Sevenal on October 21st. Off for 174 days.
Made seasonal return, again at Newmarket on April 13th in a 7f Class 3 Conditions Stakes(Good ground) winning by 6 lengths from Nobel Dynasty. Returned to the same course on May 1st, when stepping up in class & trip(1m) in the 2000 Guineas. He finished 7th of 14, 5 & 3/4 lengths behind winner, Poetic Flare. Drops back to 7f…. Each Way…- UNPLACED

5.35 Golden Gates Stakes – Class 2 Handicap – 3yo Only – 1m 2f….

Visualisation – No Nay Never X Roselita colt.
Finally broke his maiden on his 3rd run over 7f, all at Dundalk(All Weather) by a nose in a Maiden on January 22nd. Off for 76 days.
Returned at Gowran, when stepping up in trip to 1m & making his handicap debut, from an opening mark of 79 on soft ground on April 8th, winning by 2 & 3/4 lengths. Finished a 2 length runner up, on May 16th at Naas, from revised mark of 90, in a 1m handicap(soft ground) behind Khartoom.
Raised for the runner up spot on his 3rd handicap run, last time out (May 23rd) at the Curragh from a mark of 93, returning to winning ways by 1/2 a length from Fame & Acclaim on Heavy ground. Up in trip & runs from a mark of 100.
Stamina on Mares’ side, who is by Sadler’s Wells… Each Way

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Royal Ascot – Day 4

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It’s day 4 of the Royal Ascot festival & we have a pair of Group 1 races today – Commonwealth Cup (3yo Only) & Coronation Stakes (Fillies’) 3yo Only along with the Group 3 Albany Stakes (2yo Only), King Edward Vii Group 2 (3yo Only) & 3 Class 2 handicaps – Sandringham Stakes (fillies’ ) Duke of Edinburgh 3yo Plus & Palace of Holyrood for 3yo Only…

How are we going so far??
Charlie – 1 winner…
Chris – 2 winners 1 places
Jamie – 1 winners 1 place
Rich – 2 winner… 3 places

The GOING at Ascot is – SOFT, Heavy in places (Rain forecast over night)

As per yesterday, the 4 of us are here, so let’s get Day 4 down to the start & in to the stalls….

Charlie –

4.20 Coronation Stakes

Selection – Potapova (Each Way) – 3 year old filly out of Invincible Spirit and Safina. Has only had 2 career starts and won both, beginning with a 6 and a 1/2 length victory over Natural Value at Chelmsford on the 26th November 2020 over 7f. Was sent to Redcar for most recent run on the 17th May this year and beat Fire In Rain by 8 lengths over 7f. Although this is a bit of a step up in class connections won this race with Potapova’s Grand Dam back in 2003 and another bold display can’t be ruled out. Biggest threat to the selection comes in the shape of Mother Earth who won the 1,000 Guineas and was 2nd in the French equivalent. UNPLACED


5.35 Duke Of Edinburgh Stakes

Selection – Aaddeey (Each Way) – 4 Year old Gelding out of New Approach and Feedyah. Aaddeey has had 5 career starts winning twice and placing in the other 3 races. Was beaten 3/4 of a length on debut at Goodwood by John Locke over 1m 1f 197y. Was then sent to Nottingham for 2nd race and made every yard a winning one when beating Winter Thorn by 2 and 3/4 of a length over 1m 2f and 50y. Was sent to Yarmouth for next start and finished 3rd some 3 and 1/2 lengths behind winner Opera Gift. Was then sent to Newbury on the 18th April this year and finished a 3/4 length 2nd behind Flying Solo over 1m 2f. More recently was sent to Newmarket on the 13th May and won, beating Rodrigo Diaz by 4 and 1/2 lengths over 1m 4f. Biggest threat to the selection comes in the shape of Quickthorn who won at Haydock last time out.


Chris –

3.05 King Edward VII Stakes

Alenquer has made a very favourably impression during his short career to date. He was a fair 2nd at listed level as a 2yo and stepped up on that when taking the Classic Trial at Sandown this spring. The form of that race is clear for all to see and he arrives here with leading claims today in what doesn’t appear the strongest of renewals on paper. WINNER

3.40 Commonwealth Cup

Suesa is unbeaten in 4 starts to date, latterly in a pair of Group 3 sprints in France this campaign without being fully stretched. This Night Of Thunder filly has thrived on a slower surface so far, so more rain would only boost her chances. She has not been missed in the betting but could prove to be a top sprinter in time. At a bigger price it’s worth a small each-way interest in Sacred who returns to 6f after failing to stay a mile last time. She has smart form as a juvenile over 5/6f and was placed at this meeting in 2020. UNPLACED

Jamie –

4:20 – Coronation Stakes (G1) – Selection: Pretty GorgeousUNPLACED

This looks to be one of the races of the week as the cast include the winners of the English, Irish & German 1000 Guineas. All three, Mother Earth, Empress Josephine & Novemba hold strong claims. However, despite a below par performance in the Irish 1000 Guineas I am going to side with Pretty Gorgeous, who’s trainer Joseph O’Brien said she would need the run quite a lot last time out. The losing margin was only just over three lengths though and with natural progression from that race she should be bang there on all known form. Let’s not forget she is a Fillies Mile winner! Soft ground wouldn’t be a worry as she won the Debutante at the Curragh as a 2yo on that kind of ground. She holds a big chance under Frankie Dettori. German raider Novemba is a great each way punt in my eyes, she won her classic in Germany very well indeed and is the highest rated horse in the field.

5:00 – Sandringham Handicap – Selection: Pomelo

A brutally tough puzzle to figure out as seen in the fact that the field is 10/1. There are many in here with solid chances and Pomelo for the Ralph Beckett team makes some appeal given that she may be well handicapped on her potential. Pomelo’s journey began at Newbury last July where she won her Novice Stakes very comfortably. A below par effort in a G3 at Goodwood followed, perhaps not handling the track at the Sussex venue. Pomelo rounded off 2020 with victory in a Wolverhampton Novice. Obviously she will need to step up her form considerably but I have a hunch that she will run a big race here for her supporters. Soft ground would be a concern if the rain does come but her dam Emulous did win twice on soft going. Off a handy weight I fancy this Juddomonte owned horse to sneak into a place.

Each way advised.

Rich –

3.05 King Edward Vii Stakes – Group 2 – 3yo Only – 1m 4f…

Alenquer – Adlerflu X Wild Blossom colt.
Winner on race course debut at Newbury in a 7f Class 5 Maiden on August 16th 2020 by 2 & 3/4’s of a ;length from Tasfeeq & finished a 3 & 1/4 lengths runner up on his final start of 2020 to Fancy Man in the 1m Class 1 Listed Ascendant Stakes at Haydock on September 8th.
Off for 230 days & stepped up in trip to 1m 2f on seasonal return at sandown in the Group 3 Classic Trial beating Adayar( Derby winner) by 1/2 a length with Lone Eagle(Cocked Hat Listed winner) back in 4th. Up in trip. WINNER

4.20 Coronation Stakes – Fillies Group 1 – 3yo Only – 1m…

Mother Earth – Zoffany X Many Colours Filly.
Beaten 2 lengths on first run over 1m by Pretty Gorgeous in the Fillies’ Group 1 Mile at Newmarket on October 9th. Travelled to Keeneland & finished 2nd in the Breeders Cup Juvenile Fillies’ Turf on November 6th.
Off for 177 days before returning at Newmarket on May 2nd in the 1.000 Guineas, winning by 1 length from Saffron Beach.
Ran just 14 days later at Longchamp(Very Soft) in the 1m Group 1 Poule D’Essai Pouliches, finishing a 1 & 1/4 lengths 2nd to Coeursamba… 3rd

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Royal Ascot – Thursday

Welcome to Arseonlineracing’s coverage of Royal Ascot, today is Day 3 of the Festival.
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Today is Gold Cup day at Royal Ascot, which is the ONLY Group 1 race on the card, the others are… Group 2 Norfolk Stakes(2yo Only) Group 3 Hampton Court(3yo Only) Group 2 Ribblesdale (3yo Fillies’ Only) Britannia Class 2 Handicap(3yo Only) King George Class 2 Handicap(3yo Only) & the Buckingham Palace Class 2 Handicap(3yo +)

Royal Ascot Gold Cup

How are we going so far??
Charlie – 1 winner…
Chris – 0 winners 1 places
Jamie – 1 winners 1 place
Rich – 1 winner… 2 places

Stradivarius courtesy of Sporting Life

The GOING at Ascot is – Good to Firm, Good in Places… (Rain forecast over night)

As per yesterday, the 4 of us are here, so let’s get Day 3 under starters orders….

Charlie –

5.35 King George V Stakes

Selection – First Light – 3 year old Colt out of Dubawi and Anzhelika. Has had just the 3 career starts beginning with a 4 and 1/2 length 2nd place behind Wirko at Kempton on the 5th of November 2020 over 1m. Was then sent to Newcastle on the 30th April this year and finished 3rd some 6 and 1/2 lengths behind winner John Leeper who was 4 lengths in front of 2nd placed Moktasaab over 1m 2f 42y. More recently was a winner at the 3rd time of asking at Ripon on the 16th May when beating Tropical Cyclone by 12 lengths with Charging Thunder a further length and 1/4 behind in 3rd that was over 1m 1f 170y on soft ground. If showing up in same mood and with rain arriving at Ascot should be in favour here as long as it doesn’t become too soft. Biggest threat to the selection comes in the shape of Sir Lamorak who has won last 2 starts.


6.10 Buckingham Palace Stakes

Selection – Dance Fever – 4 year old Gelding out of Sir Prancealot and Silk Fan. Has had 5 career starts so far winning 3 times and placing 2nd once. Won on debut at Windsor on the 2nd September 2019 when beating We’re Reunited by 1 and 1/4 lengths with Phuket Power a further 1/2 length behind in 3rd, that was over 6f 12y on Good to Firm Ground. Was sent to Kempton for next 2 stats beginning with a 1/2 length victory over Pepper Bay with Alfies Watch a further 3 and 3/4 lengths behind in 3rd, that was over 6f on the 25 September 2019. Returned to Kempton on the 6th November stepping up in distance to 7f and won again beating Picture Frame by 1 and 1/4 lengths with Commit No Nuisance a short head behind in 3rd. Made seasonal return at Windsor on the 28th June 2020 and finished 4th behind winner Overwrite who beat Tell Me All by 1 length with Sword Beach a further 3/4 of a length behind in 3rd with Dance Fever a head behind in 4th that was over 1m 31y on Good to Firm Ground. If showing same attitude as when winning first 3 races could easily get involved here although any rain may make life a little more difficult, biggest danger to the selection comes in the shape of Boardman who has won last 3 starts and is carrying another 6lb for previous win.


Chris –

3.05 Hampton Court Stakes

Mohaafeth could not have been more impressive this spring at Newmarket, winning at handicap level before a listed win over this trip. This son of Frankel skipped the Derby due to soft ground so won’t want too much overnight rain, but he looks the class horse in the race today over this 10f.

3.40 Ribblesdale Stakes

Gloria Mundi won her maiden at her first attempt and then ran with credit at listed level when only just denied. She appears to want this step-up to 12f today and being a daughter of Galileo, it would be no surprise were she to thrive over it. Raced on good and good to soft ground so conditions should hold no fear and can run well for John Gosden who has continued to enjoy success at the meeting already.

Jamie –

3:40 – Ribblesdale Stakes (G2) – Selection: Eshaada

A very open looking Ribblesdale Stakes which is lacking a standout contender. I’m not convinced by the Epsom Oaks form angle so I am going to rule out those horses coming from Epsom. Eshaada arrives here with a 100% record (2-2) and is fresher than most here. It was a strong display of staying power over 1m 2f that got Eshaada home in a Newbury listed contest over Gloria Mundi and Twisted Reality who both reapose today. The step up two furlongs looks likely to play to her strengths and with just the two races under her belt there should be more to come, however she will need to step up again to figure here. At the current price of around 11/2 I think she is the value in this race. Eshaada has also won on soft ground.

5:35 – King George V Stakes – Selection: Nagano

This 1m 4f Handicap sees many less exposed 3yo Colts clash with the more battle hardened and exposed 3yo Colts. You could give almost every horse in here some sort of chance. With 19 runners he is going to need some good fortune being a hold up horse but Nagano can go well at an each way price (10/1 at time of writing). The selection has done nothing wrong in his three career races to date. A debut third at Newmarket has been followed by back to back wins at Nottingham & Newcastle. That was at class 5 level but Nagano has got the potential to make a name for himself in a race of this nature. He looks feasibly weighted on his handicap debut and the step up in trip should bring out more improvement in him for a top yard. Soft ground is an unknown though. Another who could go well at a big price is her Majesty’s Just Fine.

Each way advised.

Rich –

3.40 Ribblesdale Stakes – Fillies’ Group 2 – 3yo Only – 1m 4f…

Gloria Mundai – Galileo X Bufera filly.
Won a Newbury Class 5 Maiden over 1m2 f on race course debut by a nose from Hollywood Lady on April 16th. Stepped up to Listed level on May 15th at Newbury in the Haras De Bouquetet Fillies’ Trial over 1m 2f & narrowly beaten by Eshaaday (Nose), who re opposes today. Up in trip. Trainer (J. Gosden) has won 3 of the last 4 running’s of the race.

5.00 Britannia Stakes – Class 2 – 3yo Only – 1m

Legal Attack – Shalaa X Lauren Louise Colt.
6 career runs, 1 win & 2 runner up spots. All runs on turf & 2 have been in 7f Listed races with one race at this distance. Was beaten a short head by Qaader in a Goodwood 1m Class 2 Conditions Stakes (3yo Only) on April 30th from a mark of 99. The front pair were 3 lengths clear of the rest that day. His last run was at Epsom on June 4th, when finishing a 2 & 3/4 length 2nd in the 7f Listed Surrey Stakes in first time Cheek Pieces behind Mehmento. He runs from 99 today back up in trip & Jockey takes off 3…

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Royal Ascot – Wednesday

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How did we fair on the opening day…
Charlie – 1 winner… Poetic Flare
Chris – 0 winners 0 places
Jamie – 0 winners 1 place
Rich – 1 winner… Palace Pier

What an opening day yesterday with wins for Oxted, when landing the King’s Stand, Palace Pier did as expected & Poetic Flare proving that Guineas winners are not just for May in the St James’ Palace Stakes…..

Today has 3 races for Fillies’ & Mares’ with the Queen Mary Stakes for 2yo Only, Duke of Cambridge Group 2 & the Kensington Palace Handicap, Class 2 alongside the Queen’s Vase Group 2 for 3yo Only. Prince of Wales’ Group 1, Windsor Castle 2yo Listed Stakes & the Royal Hunt Cup, Class 2 Handicap….

The GOING at Ascot is – Good to Firm, Good in Places…

As per yesterday, the 4 of us are here, so let’s get Day 2 under starters orders….

Charlie –

3.40 Duke Of Cambridge Stakes (Group 2)

Selection- Double Or Bubble – 4 year old Filly out of Exceed And Excel and Mango Lady. Has had 4 starts so far beginning with a 3/4 of a length defeat to Mr Kiki at Yarmouth on the 8th August 2019. Next race wouldn’t be until August 2020 at Sandown when making a winning reappearance at the expense of Model Guest who was beaten 1/2 a length into 2nd place. Was sent to Ascot for next start on the 4th September and won again beating Sunset Breeze by a neck. Next start was on the 13th April this year at Newmarket when winning again beating Symbolize by 3 and 3/4 of a length. Has shown progress with every run so far and may still have some potential left in the tank. If race is ran to a decent pace should be involved again here, biggest danger to the selection comes in the shape of Lady Bowthorpe who has previously won here before.


6.10 Kensington Palace Stakes (Handicap)

Selection – Lights On -4 year old filly out of Siyouni and In The Light. Has ran 6 times winning winning 3 times and placing 3 times. The wins have came at Newcastle, Nottingham and Ascot, the places have came at Leicester, Musselburgh and Kempton. Lights On started off with a 7 and 1/2 length 2nd place behind Stunning Beauty at Leicester on the 10th August 2020. Was then sent to Newcastle on the 3rd September 2020 and won beating Tilly Frankl by 1 and 1/2 lengths. Musselburgh was next destination on the 27th September 2020 and was beaten a neck by Dawaaween. Was sent to Kempton on the 2nd November and finished 3rd behind River Dawn and Manton Grange. Was sent to Nottingham on the 27th April this year and won, beating Crystal Casque by 2 and 3/4 of a length. Was sent to Ascot for latest start on the 8th of May and won, beating Dreamloper by a short head with Poets Lady a further 3 lengths adrift in 3rd. Has been in good form of late and another bold display can’t be ruled out, biggest threat to the selection comes in the shape of Dreamloper who Lights On beat here last time out.


Chris –

2.30 Queen Mary Stakes

I’ve looked back on Twilight Gleaming’s run at Belmont last month and was very impressed. She built on her debut effort and seemed suited to a fast turf surface over the minimum trip, something that she will once again get here. Wesley Ward has not hidden his regard for this filly and the yards 2yo’s over 5f are always respected. She could just be too good for the rest this afternoon.

5.00 Royal Hunt Cup

Haqeeqy looked a group horse in the making when landing the Lincoln earlier this season, he then run a fair race when 4th here at listed level. It doesn’t look a bad effort now given Oh This Is Us followed up at Epsom and Sir Busker finished 3rd here yesterday in the Queen Anne. He could have more in the tank after just 7 starts to date and appears to be drawn on the right side given current conditions. As usual, shop around for best place terms in what is a typically competitive renewal..

Jamie –

3:40 – Duke of Cambridge Stakes (G2) – Selection: Champers Elysees

Champers Elysees comes into this race off the back of two below par runs this season at the Curragh. Two fourths in the Athasi & Lanwades Stud Stakes isn’t the ideal preparation for this race but there are reasons to believe she can bounce back to top form. We all know how good she is on her day, with that brilliant Matron Stakes victory still fresh enough in the mind. I think racing on a surface for the first time since that Leopardstown triumph will really help her. I also suspect that those two Curragh runs were just to blow the cobwebs away and Johnny Murtagh has pinpointed this race as the big early season target. If they go a good gallop that would also help as she can pick them off late in the day. At the prices she makes a cracking each way bet, she is the wrong price, surely?

4:20 – Prince of Wales’ Stakes (G1) – Selection: Love

I’m siding with Champion Filly Love to notch up a fifth win at Group One level against reigning Champion Lord North. It may seem an obvious selection but I was never going to leave Love out of my picks for today. Last year Aidan O’Brien’s Filly was the clear standout 3yo and romped her way to a Group One treble, notably completing the 1000 Guineas & Oaks double. We haven’t seen Love since the Yorkshire Oaks last year, she was due to run in the Arc but heavy ground forced her out. Lord North is a big danger with a run under his belt but if Love is near her best then she will take some stopping on ground that she likes. Don’t forget that she receives the 3lb weight allowance for being a Filly. This is arguably Ballydoyle’s best chance of a winner this week.

Rich –

3.05 Queens Vase – Group 2 – 3yo Only – 1m 6f 37yds….

Wordsworth – Galileo X Chelsea Rose Colt.
The Galileo colt finished 2nd on race course debut over 1m at the Curragh last August, beaten 3/4’s of length by High Definition.
Off for 238 days before making his seasonal return a winning one on April 17th. He stepped up in trip to 1m 2f at the Curragh & won by 2 lengths. He again finished 2nd on his last start before today as he stepped up in trip again to 1m 5f in a Navan Class 1 Listed race, narrowly beaten by a neck from Sir Lucan on May 15th….

3.40 Duke of Cambridge Stakes – Fillies’ & Mares’ Group 2 – 4yo+ – 1m…

Lady Bowthorpe – Nathaniel X Maglietta Fina 5yo mare.
The C&D winner finished closest to Palace Pier in the Group 1 Lockinge, when finishing a 1/2 length 2nd. She had won at Newmarket on May 2nd when landing the 1m Dahlic Stakes (Fillies’ & Mares’) by a head from Queen Power, who franked the form when stepping up in trip to 1m 2f in the Group 2 Middleton Stakes at York on May 13th. Palace Pier won again yesterday.
Her C&D win came last July when landing the 1m Group 3 Vailiant Fillies’ Stakes. She is Top Rated 117, with Queen Power at 113, who drops back 2f in trip….

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Royal Ascot – Day 1

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What an opening day we have in store, with 3 Group 1 races – Queen Anne Stakes, King’s Stand Stakes & St James’ Palace Stakes. The Group 2 Coventry Stakes for 2yo only, Wolverton Listed Stakes, the Class 2 Ascot Stakes Handicap & Copper Horse Stakes, Class 2 Handicap to close day 1…

There will be plenty of Superstars on show this week, with Battaash & Palace Pier on day 1 with Stradivarius, Love & many more yet to come as the week progresses….

With the course now allowed to have a limited capacity of spectators we can look forward to a fantastic atmosphere and plenty of cheers as the winners enter the winning enclosure & that has been sorely missed….
The weather is set fair for the first day with the GOING – Good, Good to Firm in places….

The 4 of us are here all week( Not one of them jokes, like the Englishmen, Irishman & the Scotsman!) so let’s get this party started….

Charlie –

4.20 St James Palace Stakes –

Selection – Poetic Flare – 3 year old Colt out of Dawn Approach and Maria Lee. Has ran 7 times winning 4 times and placing 2nd once. The wins have came at Naas, Leopardstown X 2 and Newmarket. The 2nd place came at the Curragh last time out when beaten a short head by Mac Swiney in the Irish 2,000 Guineas on Heavy ground. That run was on the 22nd of May and has had time to recover now and should run his race again with biggest threat coming in the shape of Battleground who has won twice from last 5 starts. Winner


5.35 Wolferton Stakes –

Selection – Felix – 5 year old Gelding out of Lope De Vega and Luminance, has ran 15 times winning 6 times and placing 2nd on 3 separate occasions and placing 3rd twice. The wins have came at Yarmouth, Newmarket, Wolverhampton twice and Lingfield. The 2nd place finishes have came at Lingfield X 2 and York once with the 3rd places coming at Chelmsford when making debut and more recently at Meydan when finishing 4 lengths behind winner Lord North. That race was on the 27th March and should be thereabouts, biggest danger comes in the shape of Solid Stone who has won twice from last 5 starts. Unplaced


Chris –

3.05 Coventry Stakes

The Acropolis finished a credible 4th on his debut run on heavy ground. He soon put that experience to good use when impressively breaking his maiden tag on better ground a fortnight later. This son of Churchill looks to have obvious claims here in a race connections know how to win, having farmed the race 9 times previously. At the current prices The Acropolis looks a great each-way bet to nothing. Unplaced

3.40 King’s Stand Stakes

I’m keeping things simple here and sticking with the class horse and one of the best sprinters we’ve seen in the northern hemisphere over recent years. Battaash needs little introduction having put up some memorable performances, including in this race last year. His preparation hasn’t gone entirely to plan this season, but connections seem confident he will arrive here at his best. Considering the opposition today he is a very fair price at the time of writing if he’s 100% here. 4th

Jamie –

3:05 – Coventry Stakes (G2) – Selection: Gisburn

As usual a big field has gathered for this prestigious 6F 2YO contest. There are a couple in here who posted very eye catching performances last time out, especially Ebro River and my pick, Gisburn. Richard Hannon’s son of Ribchester powered away in great fashion to win a Newbury Maiden by over six lengths on May 14th. I know that the Hannon stable are really sweet on him and the even quicker ground here at Ascot could yield even more improvement. A fast gallop will suit Gisburn down to the ground as he appears to have a very high crusing speed. Stall 7 is a decent draw too wirh many of the leading fancies drawn around him, with a bit of luck I hope he’ll be bang there in the closing stages.

5:00 – Ascot Stakes – Selection: Postileo (E/W)

This marathon contest over 2m 4f, the same as Thursday’s Gold Cup sees 20 stayers going to post. Ireland appear to hold a strong hand with six runners including three from the Willie Mullins stable. At a decent price Postileo (16/1 at time of writing) makes plenty of appeal. For a 4YO he is still relatively unexposed having had just the seven races. It was two starts ago when Postileo caught the eye with a strong staying on second in the Chester Plate after making a slow getaway. The step up here to 2m 4f should suit this son of Galileo judged on that Chester effort. The ground will be alright and the Roger Varian stable are in good form. Postileo ticks a lot of boxes. 7th

5:35 – Wolferton Handicap (Listed) – Selection: Solid Stone

Royal Ascot’s most successful trainer Sir Michael Stoute goes in search of a third win in this Listed contest with Solid Stone. The selection is well fancied after a nice performance in a listed Windsor prize last month on slower ground. It was clear improvement from his first race of the season which came over the mile here at Ascot when he was a two length second to Oh This is Us. The manner of his Windsor success suggests that the step up to 1m 2f on this course should be fine as he hit the line really strong. Ryan Moore in the plate is always a positive and with a good draw in stall four he can sneak into a nice possy. The nice ground is also in his favour. Patrick Sarsfield is the big danger. Solid Stone 3rd. Patrick Sarsfield 2nd

Rich –

2.30 Queen Anne Stakes – Group 1 – 4yo+ – 1m….

Palace Pier – Kingman X Beach Frolic 4yo Colt.Winner
The Kingman colt is likely to go off ODDS ON & there is a good reason why. He is 5 from 6 over 1m & won the St James’ Stakes over C&D last season. His only defeat was to The Revenant over C&D in the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes on Champions Day back in October. He is 2 from 2 this season, having won the Group 2 Mile at Sandown on return in April by 8 lengths from Bless Him & landed the Group 1 Lockinge(1m) from Lady Bowthorpe on May 15th. He is Top Rated 125, 5 clear of Order of Australia at 120. With this in mind & the fact he will be ODDS ON, 4/9 at the time of writing this.
My EACH WAY for the race is – Top Rank – Dark Angel X Countess Ferrama.
I have been a huge fan of the 5yo for a while now & although, he could win if Palace Pier has an off day or can nab a place. He is 6 from 10 over 1m & despite finishing a 7 length 3rd behind Palace Pier in the Group 1 Lockinge in May, it was his first run at the top level & he thoroughly deserved his chance at this level. He won on his seasonal return at Doncaster in the Class 1 Listed Mile Stakes on March 27th by 1 length from What’s The Story… Around 16/1 at the time of writing. Unplaced

3.40 King’s Stand – Group 1 – 3yo+ – 5f…

Battaash – Dark Angel X Anna Law 7yo gelding.
Had finished runner up in this race behind Blue Point until last season, when the 7yo gelding made no mistake with a 2 & 1/4 length win over Equilateral. He went on to finish the season 3 from 3 with wins at Goodwood in the Group 2 King George over 5f by 2 & 1/4 lengths from Glass Slipper (Breeders cup winner) in July & finished the season at York winning the 5f Group 1 Nunthorpe Stakes by 1 length from Que Amoro. This is his seasonal return.
He is Top Rated 123, 6 clear of Oxted at 117. He is 7/4 at the time of writing & could well go off a shade off evens… 4th
My Each Way is – Liberty Beach – Cable Bay X Flirtinaskirt 4yo filly.
Have been a fan of this filly for a while & have backed her pretty much every time she has run, including on her seasonal return win at Haydock(Heavy ground)in the 5f Group 2 Temple Stakes, just nudging out Ainsdale by a neck on May 22nd.
She finished 3rd in this race last season by 2 & 1/2 lengths to Battaash & finished 3rd in the 5f Group 1 Prix L’Abbaye at Longchamp in October. She receives 3lb for being a filly & is around 10/1 at the time of writing this… Unplaced

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Prix Du Jockey Club – Chantilly

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Firstly we would like to offer our congratulations to Adam Kirby, Charlie Appleby & Godolphin on winning the Derby. From being Jocked off to winning the race, Adam conducted himself with the ultimate decorum & humility, while you have to feel for Oisin, who lost the ride to Adam, Oisin was the first out of the weighing room to offer congratulations. A measure of both men….

Back to the task in hand & the card at Chantilly, where we have the Prix De Jockey Club & the going is VERY SOFT to SOFT (Via FG Chantilly Twitter) having had 11ml of rain but the forecast is set fine for the day’s racing….

Rich –

1,05 La Fleche Listed Stakes – 2yo Only – 5f…
Dizzy Bizu – Caravaggio X Izzy Bizu filly.
Course & Distance winner on debut last month, May 11th, when winning a 5f Maiden by a head from Hopeful Melody, who has won since.
The DANGERS are likely to come from HAVE A GOOD DAY, Adday filly, who is also a C&D winner, who beat Anterselva at Lyon by 2 lengths(April 29th) before finishing 2nd over 6f LTO at Angers. While ANTERSELVA, Fast Company filly, has the most experience in the race with 4 runs already, a C&D winner on May 17th when winning the La Candiere Stakes by 2 lengths…. Dizzy Bizu WINS… Anterselva 2nd

1.40 Grand Prix De Chantilly – Group 2 – 4yo Plus – 1m 4f….
In Swoop – Adlerfly X Ioto 4yo colt.

Finished 2nd in last season’s Arc, which has been this season’s target from the start. He finished 2nd on seasonal return over 1m 4f in a Longchamp Listed race in April, beaten 3/4’s of a length by Sublimis. He reversed the form on May 13th, over 1m 2f in the Group 3 D’hedouville Stakes, winning by 1 & 1/4 lengths from The Good Man, with Sublimis in 3rd…. (Likely to go off ODDS ON) 1/2 WINNER

Chris –

2.15 Prix Du Sandringham

Tahlie gets the nod here, this daughter of Rio De aka Plata has progressed nicely this term, winning at conditions and then Listed level over this trip. Christophe Soumillon is a perfect 2 from 2 on her and continues the partnership today. This is a sterner test but it would be no surprise to see a good run today with soft ground no issue. WINNER

Jamie –

2:15 – Prix Du Sandringham (G2) – Selection: See The Rose

Six 3yo Fillies go to post as the French 1000 Guineas form gets a major examination here. The third & fifth, Kenella & See The Rose were separated by only a head at Longchamp on similar ground to today (very soft / soft). At the prices I am going to side with See The Rose who stayed on well from the rear at Longchamp and may well appreciate the smaller field today. Her trainer Andre Fabre has won this race an amazing nine times and with good form in the book, See The Rose should be heavily involved in the final furlong. Tahlie looks the main danger as she is improving through the ranks with Super Somui booked. 3rd


3.00 Prix Du Jockey Club – 3yo Only – Group 1 – 1m 2f 96yds…

Chris –

Van Gogh arrives here on the back of a much improved effort in the Irish Guineas last time out, where he looked a touch one-paced in the closing stages to finish 3rd. His 2yo form is very solid and won at this level in testing ground in the Critierium International. Van Gogh also had Megallen behind in the Autumn Stakes and could confirm that form here this afternoon. He looks a solid each-way bet at the current prices if you want to take the favourite on. Shop around as some bookies are paying extra places. UNPLACED

Jamie –

Selection: Megallan

This looks a top class renewal of the Prix Du Jockey Club as hot favourite St Mark’s Basilica looks to follow up his French 2000 Guineas success. Over this longer trip though on testing ground I am going to take him on with British raider Megallan. The Gosden’s inmate has done little wrong in his career so far finishing a fine second behind Epsom third Hurricane Lane in the Dante last time out. That should set the son of Kingman up nicely for this contest and they have targeted this race instead of Epsom. The only concern would have to be the ground, which Megallan is unproven on. The stall draw wasn’t overly kind with gate 15 being drawn for him and traffic problems highly likely. If Oliver Peslier can find the gaps then this horse has got every chance if he handles the ground. At an each way price Policy of Truth could improve a good deal for the step up to 1m 2f after a good run over a mile in the French 2000. UNPLACED

Rich –

Makaloun – Bated Breath X Makana….
Winner of 4 from 5 starts in 2020 including a 1m 1f Listed Stakes at Deauville in August before landing the 1m 2f Group 3 Prix De Conde Stakes(Soft ground) in September.
Finished 2020 with a close up 3rd, beaten 1 & 3/4 lengths by Gear Up in the 1m 2f Group 1 Criterium De Saint-Cloud(Heavy ground) in October, with Pre Derby favourite, Bolshoi Ballet back in 5th( Struck in to yesterday).
Made a winning seasonal return over 1m 1f at this course on May 11th, when landing the Group 3 Prix De Guiche Stakes from Millibose by 1/2 a length (Soft ground) UNPLACED

The DANGERS are likely to be from Favourite & Top Rated 120 – St Mark’s Basilica (Siyouni X Cabaret) who landed the 7f Group1 Dewhurst Stakes at Newmarket back in October (Soft ground) before making a winning start to 2021 when taking the 1m Group 1 Poule D’Essai Des Poulains at Longchamp on May 16th (Very soft ground)
And of those at bigger prices that could spring a surprise – Baby Rider – Gleneagles X Gyrella) who won once from 2 starts as a 2yo (1 Place) in 2020 before starting 2021 2 from 2 having landed the 1m 2f 96yds Group 2 Prix Greffuhle at Saint-Cloud on May 1st from Smile Makers by a neck (Good to Soft) DANGER – St Mark’s Basilica WINS

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Prix Du Jockey Club – Preview

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The race is the French version of the Derby, usually run the day after the UK version at Epsom & for 3year old’s excluding Geldings. A Group 1 Race Run over 1m 2f 96 yards and held at Chantilly…

The TOP RATED horse in the race is Aidan O’Brien’s St Mark’s Basilica, who is rated at 120 & the nearest rated horse is at 112 & is stable companion, Van Gogh. It is likely St Mark’s will head the market.
Both are Group 1 winners…

The going at Chantilly is….. VERY SOFT to SOFT, with the weather set fair for race day.

There are 2 unbeaten horses in the race –
(Blame X Sarkiyla), who is 3 wins from 3 starts & landed a C&D win(good ground) on May 4th in a Listed race
Cheshire Academy (Flintshire X Danza Cavallo), who is also 3 from 3 and won the Group 3, 1m 2f 96yds Prix Noailles Stakes at Longchamp(Good ground) on April 11th,

Pretty Tiger (Sea the Moon X Fast & Pretty) was runner up to Cheshire Academy, has 3 wins over 1m 2f but all 3 were on the All Weather…

St Mark’s Basilica(Siyouni X Cabaret) was a winner on seasonal return on very soft ground at Longchamp, when landing the Group 1 Poule D’Essai Des Poulains, from Colosseo, with Policy of Truth (Siyouni X Dawn to Dance) in 4th(2 lengths) & Sealiway (Galiway X Kensa) in 8th( 2 & 3/4 lengths) & both run in the field today…

Stable Companion, Van Gogh( American Pharoah X Imagine) is yet to win in 2021 and his last win was in the 1m Group 1 Prix Criterium International on heavy ground in October last year at Saint-Cloud.
Of the 2 O’Brien horses, I would prefer SMB, due to his Dam, Cabaret, is by Galileo & of the 2 unbeaten runners, I would prefer Saiydbad, as a C&D winner…


Baby Rider (Gleneagles X Gurella) arrives on a winning streak of 3 from last 4, having won on May 1st in the 1m 2f 96yds Group 2 Prix Greffulhe at Saint-Cloud.
His trainer Pascal Bary has won this race in 1994, 96, 98, 2002. 04 & 2018, with Study of Man)..

Makaloun (Bated Breath X Makane) won last time out on the All Weather at Chantilly, when taking the 1m 1f Group 3 Prix De Guiche by 1/2 a length & also won over 1m 1f at this course last September (Soft ground) and looks to be going the same route as Almanzor, who won this race in 2016, Their trainer Jean Claude Roget, has won 3 of the last 5 running’s of the race with Almanzor, Brametot & Sottsass.

The UK Challengers….

John & Thady Gosden send 2 over… Megallan (Kingman X Eastern Belle), who was runner up to Hurricane Lane by 3/4’s of a length in the 1m 2f 56yd Group 2 Dante at York on May 13th, winner finished 3rd in the Derby yesterday.
Their 2nd runner is Derab (Sea the Stars X Concentric) the half brother to Enable, who takes a massive step up in class having won a 1m Class 4 Novice Stakes by over 6 lengths at Newmarket on May 14th…
With El Drama (Lope De Vega X Victooire Finale) for Roger Varian. The colt was the 1m 2f 7yds winner of the Listed Dee Stakes at Chester on May 6th…

Of the 3 UK raiders, Megallan is likely is to be the best of them, although Derab is untapped potential now stepping up in trip….

Rich Williams (Arseonlinracing 2021)