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W E LC O M E T O T U E S DAY ’ S I N S I D E R M AG A Z I N E

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he opening day of Royal Ascot is always one of the most eagerly awaited days of Flat racing in the calendar. Three Group 1 contests across a variety of distances as well as one of the leading two-year-old races of the season and a brace of competitive handicaps ensure there is something for all racing supporters to enjoy. Starting the Royal Meeting with a bang is the Group 1 Queen Anne Stakes, where the top-milers in Europe go head-to-head on the straight course. Promoted to Group 1 in 2003, some of the sport’s most famous names have landed this race in the past including Goldikova, Canford Cliffs and the mighty Frankel in a golden spell between

2010 and 2012. The Group 2 Coventry Stakes is the first Group contest of the year for two-year-olds and normally produces some exceptional juveniles. Dawn Approach and Caravaggio are just two to have taken this race before developing into genuinely top-class horses and the form is almost always highquality. Pure speed comes next with the Group 1 King’s Stand Stakes over the minimum distance of five furlongs. A thrilling race to watch, the world’s top sprinters will hit upwards of 40mph and it’s an exhilarating sight to see them hurtling towards the finish spread out the width of the track. The final Group 1 of the opening day is

the St James’s Palace Stakes which perfectly completes the threeyear-old only mile programme, bringing together the leading protagonists from the British, French and Irish Guineas. It has been won by some of the greats of the sport including Frankel, Kingman, Shamardal and Rock Of Gibraltar. Concluding the card is the Copper Horse Stakes, a handicap over a mile and three quarters. It was run for the first time in 2020 and now forms part of the permanently expanded Royal Ascot programme. The inaugural running was won by Fujaira Prince who went on to win the Ebor at York and was second in the Irish St Leger.

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features Brigadier Gerard Through The Lens Moët & Chandon 10 years of style A History Of Ascot Ode to the stable staff Hat's off to Raymond Blanc OBE The importance of pedigrees Where are they now? Your Royal Ascot Race Guide

Contributors Moet – writer Flora Watkins – photography from Moet Brig Gerard – writer Camilla Swift – photography Getty, Alamy and subjects own Through the lens – Megan Ridgwell Style Guide – writer Caroline Leaper photography Getty Raymond Blanc – Edwina Langley – Ascot image library Where are they now – Flora Watkins – photography subjects own

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Brigadier Gerard At the Royal Ascot meeting of 1971, one very special horse made his first appearance on Ascot turf. The horse was three and unbeaten in his career so far. His name was Brigadier Gerard. 8

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lthough he had reputation to live up to. whether or not they already proved Mill Reef had, after all, should have raced”, he himself on the won the Derby at Epsom a recalls. “There were four racetrack, you have to ask few weeks earlier. runners in the St James's whether anyone there Palace Stakes, the last Laurence Williamson on that day would have race of the day run on the was Brigadier Gerard’s predicted that he worst ground. would go on to For many, including John Randall, The going was have as astounding reported to be racing historian and author of a career as heavy following A Century of Champions, this was Brigadier Gerard’s single he did. persistent best performance. heavy rain. On 1 May 1971, We had no Brigadier Gerard idea how he would had surpassed himself ‘lad’ for all of the horse’s handle these underfoot by winning the 2000 racing career, working at conditions.” Guineas at Newmarket Major Dick Hern’s yard in some style, trouncing the opposition – which included Mill Reef and My Swallow – by three lengths. Now, at Ascot, Brigadier Gerard had a the Royal Ascot Insider

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in West Ilsley, on the Berkshire Downs. He remembers that day at Ascot clearly.

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Despite this he won the St James Palace Stakes by a head, in desperate conditions. This was not to be his last success at Ascot – far from it.

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Despite this he won the St James's Palace Stakes by a head, in desperate conditions. This was not to be his last success at Ascot – far from it.

pulverised him in a way that even Frankel would have found difficult.”

arrived at Major Hern’s West Ilsley Stables in November 1969, and Laurence Williamson “I believe Brigadier remembers clearly their Gerard won more and first encounter. He had better races at Ascot than been put down to ride Later that year he won any other horse since one of the new yearlings the Queen Elizabeth II the war”, says Laurence – a horse who attracted Stakes at Ascot and for Williamson. “He won the his attention due many, including to his “brilliant John Randall, “He won the St James's Palace name” – Brigadier racing historian Stakes. Prince of Wales's Stakes, and author of Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (twice) Gerard.

and the King George VI & Queen A Century of “When I Elizabeth Stakes.” Champions, this opened his box was Brigadier for the first time Gerard’s single best St James's Palace Stakes. that morning, my word, performance. Prince of Wales's Stakes, he did look the part”, Queen Elizabeth II remembers Laurence. “He won it by eight Stakes (twice) and the “He was a perfect size, lengths from Dictus, King George VI & Queen not too big and not too the French horse who’d Elizabeth Stakes. Five small, with only a small won the Group One Prix of their best races. And star on his face as a Jacques le Marois on distinguishing mark and a he broke two course his last start”, Randall lovely coat.” On that first records.” has explained. “On that morning, “The Brigadier day, Brigadier Gerard ‘The Brigadier’ first 10

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was perfectly behaved, perfectly balanced and did everything he was asked to do without any hesitation.” From that day on, until he left to go to stud in Newmarket, Brigadier Gerard was in the care of Laurence Williamson. Bred and owned by racing journalist John Hislop and his wife Jean, he didn’t have the best breeding, with his mother described as “an unremarkable

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racer”. As Williamson recalls the head lad at West Ilsley telling him: “on breeding Brigadier Gerard wasn't bred to be a topclass racehorse, and we will soon find out whether or not he was born to be a top-class racehorse". It didn’t take long for the Brigadier to begin showing people quite what he was capable of. After a winter of work, he had his first real trial at home in the spring, with

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Jimmy Lindley on board. As Williamson reports, there were conflicting reports from the other jockeys about what happened during that gallop, with “some saying the Brigadier was at least 50 yards clear at halfway, while the others said he was just gone. The fact was, he finished the gallop a couple of lengths clear of the rest and he was hard held at the business end. The result, from

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my point of view, was certainly spectacular. The Brigadier had left all of the others for dead and Jimmy, having coasted him home, was as excited as everyone else when he dismounted.” His owners, the Hislops, and Major Hern were equally impressed. “Either we have a very good one here”, Williamson recalls the Major saying, “or the others are not much”. It turned out to be the former. His first run was at Newbury in June; the 5 furlong Berkshire Stakes, which he won impressively by five lengths. A week later he was back on the racetrack, this time at Salisbury, where he won the 6 furlong Champagne Stakes – again by a matter 12

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of lengths. It is still a sore point with Laurence Williamson that he wasn’t there to see ‘his’ horse make his first two racecourse appearances; he had booked his firstever trip abroad – to Italy – over that fortnight. It didn’t happen again: Williamson was by the Brigadier’s side for the remaining 16 races of his career. Laurence Williamson was not the only constant in Brigadier Gerard’s career. For his first two races Brigadier Gerard was ridden by the jockey Joe Mercer: a partnership which continued for the horse’s entire career. When Mercer passed away earlier this year at the age of 86, Brigadier Gerard’s name featured @ascotracecourse |

in all of his obituaries, and horse and rider were very much a ‘duo’.. Many noted that even two days after a plane in which he was flying crashed and the pilot was killed in 1972, Mercer still joined forces with the Brigadier in the Prince of Wales's Stakes at Ascot. While Brigadier Gerard’s two-year old career could only be described as successful – including winning the Middle Park Stakes at Newmarket – his threeyear old career was even more so. After his win in tough ground at the 1971 Royal Ascot meeting, he went on to win the Sussex, Queen Elizabeth II and Champion Stakes. He finished the year on a Timeform rating of 141 –

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equal to Mill Reef. In 1972, Brigadier Gerard headed to Royal Ascot for the second year running. If he won The Prince of Wales's Stakes it would be his 13th success on the trot – having won at both Newbury and Sandown already that season. Laurence Williamson says that to describe the days leading up to the race as “sensational would be an understatement”, including as they did Joe Mercer’s plane crash, and the uncertainty over whether he would be fit to ride. The Brigadier once again found it easy, breaking the course record and hacking up to win by five lengths.

“If he won The Prince of Wales's Stakes it would be his 13th success on the trot”

The wins kept coming. The Eclipse Stakes – run on soft ground which the horse disliked, but he won nonetheless – then the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot.

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Then came the one, single blip in his career. Can you call it a blip? However you refer to it, The Brigadier’s run in the Benson and Hedges Gold Cup at York was the only time he ever suffered a defeat; beaten into second place by Derby winner Roberto. Was it simply a fluke? It was certainly baffling, but it appears that Brigadier Gerard didn’t take it to heart. Back at Ascot he won the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes by six lengths, before heading to Newmarket for the Champion Stakes – the last race of his career. Winning by a length and a half, he finished the season on a rating of 144lb, and winding up his career having won 17 of his 18 starts. That year, he became the first horse to

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be unanimously voted Horse of the year by the Racegoers’ Club.

Was he the best miler in history? People have referred to him as such; others have described him as one of the greatest horses ever to grace the turf. However you think of him, he was certainly a history-maker and a record-breaker; many of those records being broken at Ascot. Honoured with a life-size statue in the pre-parade ring at Newmarket’s Rowley Mile and a race in his name at Sandown, he is not a horse likely to be forgotten any time soon. His grave is at Swynford Paddocks in Newmarket. As Joe Mercer said of him: "He was a freak horse with tremendous enthusiasm and speed and the class to win beyond his distance. He was a horse you never thought about getting beat on."

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Through The Lens Photographer - Megan Ridgwell

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I started working in racing 13 years ago. I got a job working with the photographer at Newmarket after my grandfather started chatting to him one weekend.

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irstly I was photographing crowds, editing the course photographers photos and printing for the winning connections. I slowly got more chance to photograph the racing, the first time on the track was intense, all the noise from the crowd, listening out for the commentators and the sound of the horses racing towards you!

Originally this was just a summer job at Newmarket as I was also photographing weddings and studio work. Over time I realised that the racing was the area of photography I wanted to concentrate on. I got more contacts and started working with other photographers at larger meetings, including Royal Ascot. the Royal Ascot Insider

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Working at Newmarket as a second photographer allowed me to develop my skills and style of photography. I managed to pick up some courses as course photographer including Chelmsford City when it reopened, which is my local track, and Epsom and Sandown when the course photographer retired. I started as Ascot’s course photographer in 2019. John Hoy and Francesca Altoft work with me, together we capture every moment of a raceday. Runners in the parade ring, the race from multiple angles, those moments of joy after a win between the stable staff and the jockey, owners celebrating in the winner’s enclosure and many other shots. Royal Ascot 2020 was so bizarre but I was very grateful to be one of 4 photographers allowed to be there. It made for some great unexpected photographs. I’m looking forward to this year’s meeting feeling more normal, hearing the crowds and having owners being able to celebrate with their winners. 16

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oët & Chandon has enjoyed Royal patronage since the courts of Versailles and is the natural champagne of choice for Royal Ascot. Steeped in history, it is the pinnacle of the summer social season, synonymous with pageantry and style. It was Queen Anne who first saw the potential for a racecourse on the hallowed site, declaring that it looked the perfect place for ‘horses to gallop at full stretch’. This summer, as some of the world’s finest Thoroughbred racehorses thunder past the Grandstand straining every sinew towards the winning post, they will be toasted by thousands of racegoers, raising glasses of Moët’s Grand Vintage 2012. 2012 is the ultimate champagne of celebration, only the 74th Grand Vintage in Moët & Chandon’s long history. Released in 2018, Grand Vintage 2012 is an accomplished champagne, identified as an 20

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outstanding vintage of character by Benoit Gouez, Cellar Master at Moët & Chandon.´ He describes 2012 as ‘unprecedented’ in the annals of wine-making, with a cold winter and wet spring giving way to scalding heat in late summer. This vintage’s red grape varieties were particularly good, notably the Meunier, which comes to the fore over the Chardonnay grapes. It is the last year that racegoers will celebrate their winners with this charismatic Champagne. For Benoit Gouez, the Grand Vintage 2012 is ‘a softly fresh and harmonious wine that reveals itself slowly’. @ascotracecourse |

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Benoit is the latest in a long line of Cellar Masters to marry the excellence and heritage of Moet & Chandon to its ‘savoirfete’ — a term coined by the House to evoke its combination of savoir-faire (knowhow) with the art of the fete, or celebration, associated with its champagne. The story begins in 1716, when Claude Moët, an enterprising young merchant, acquired a wine brokerage charge from the Royal Treasury. He was one of the very first wine négociants, or traders, in Champagne — the fabled patch of land in north-eastern France stretching along the banks of the river Marne. Within these 33,000 hectares, the chalky soil, harsh winters and often temperamental summers combine to create an exquisite alchemy. The grapes are possessed of a rare lightness and finesse, producing the flavours of a golden summer. Soon after founding the House of Moët & Chandon in 1743, the now mature Claude Moet the Royal Ascot Insider

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secured his position as supplier of wines to the royal court of Louis XV. With the blessing of Louis, a patron of the arts and connoisseur of fine living, a new era of progress and celebration dawned in France. The sparkling nectars from Champagne were the perfect pairing for the Age of Enlightenment. Madame de Pompadour, the effervescent mistress of Louis XV, famously declared that ‘Champagne is the only wine that leaves a woman more beautiful after drinking it’. Undoubtedly, the Marquise de Pompadour had Moët in mind. Claude Moet began supplying her in 1750 and it was this legendary beauty and wit who helped to establish the sparkling wines of Champagne as the favourite of the elite at Versailles. All the eminent figures of the Enlightenment gathered at her salons; Voltaire, Montesquieu, Diderot and d’Alembert.

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Claude’s grandson, Jean-Remy Moet, paved the way for Maison Moët’s prosperous future by moving away from still wines and focusing on an exceptional champagne, such was its appeal to the elite. He acquired some 200 hectares of the most prized vineyards in the area, describing it as his ‘Eldorado’; his city of gold. Today, Moët & Chandon is the largest vineyard owner in Champagne, harvesting the Chardonnay, Meunier and Pinot Noir grapes, each contributing its own distinct notes, across the 1,180 hectares of its diverse domain. Through the fermentation and assemblage processes, Moët & Chandon ties three essential elements into the taste of its champagnes, namely 22

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a bright fruitiness, a seductive palate and an elegant maturity. Some 50 per cent of Moët & Chandon’s lands are the coveted Grands Crus, with another 25 per cent designated Premiers Crus. The ‘cru’ designations were bestowed in the early 20th century, when producers and winegrowers of Champagne settled on a fair pricing-system for grapes, based on the quality of a village’s vineyards. Grands crus villages, the highest rated, were deemed to have an optimal terroir that justified higher prices for their grapes. This exclusivity found expression in bricks and mortar in 1793, when JeanRemy Moet ordered the construction of a grand @ascotracecourse |

white-stone residence, Hotel Moët, on the Avenue de Champagne in Epernay, in the heart of Champagne county. Connected to Hotel Moët is the operational heart of the Moët & Chandon champagne house. Across the way are two pavilions, separated by a pool and an elegant Orangerie. Here, the Moët family has, for centuries, received friends and dignitaries in grand style. It was here that Richard Wagner found the inspiration for his opera, Tristan and Isolde, on being handed a champagne flute by his music-loving host, Paul Chandon. (The company was renamed Moët et Chandon in 1833, after Pierre-Gabriel Chandon, Jean-Remy’s son-in-law, joined the company.)

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Talleyrand, the eminent French diplomat, declared to his friend, Jean-Remy, that ‘thanks to this glass and its contents, your name will sparkle much longer and much better than ours’. During the 20th century, the name Moët & Chandon continued to sparkle, enjoying unprecedented international expansion under the stewardship of the aristocratic Robert-Jean de V gué. Accompanied by his elegant wife, Ghislaine, he did much to establish Moët & Chandon as a modern luxury brand, clinking champagne flutes with American presidents and the new Hollywood aristocracy. With its impressive pedigree and lineage, Moët & Chandon shares a natural affinity with the the Royal Ascot Insider

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world of horse racing. Moët first became associated with racing in 1908, when two threeyear-old horses, one named ‘Moët’ and one named ‘Chandon’ — belonging to Mr Alfred Simon, the House’s sales representative in London, came first at Epsom and Newbury. The House’s passion for horse racing found its ultimate expression in 2019, when Moët & Chandon Grand Vintage became the Official Champagne of Royal Ascot. During the five days of Royal Ascot this June, many more memories and celebratory moments will be created. Whether enjoyed as the accompaniment to a sumptuous picnic or in one of the many champagne bars around Royal Ascot, Moët & @ascotracecourse |

Chandon creates a very special ambience. The very ‘pop’ of the cork fosters a sensation akin to Proust’s madeleine; anticipation, excitement and fun are evoked as we clink glasses with friends and enjoy the crisp, fresh palate with the rich tastes reminiscent of a basketful of ripe fruit. Moët & Chandon is honoured to bring Moët & Chandon Grand Vintage, a champagne of distinguished character, to Royal Ascot, an occasion like no other. Ascot and Moët & Chandon share a long-standing legacy. ‘We are thrilled to finally be coming together,’ said Benoit Gouez, Cellar Master at Moët & Chandon, ‘and look forward to creating many more memories in the years to come.’

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Celebrating the success of

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Legendary ownerbreeder Prince Khalid Abdullah died aged 83 at the beginning of this year. His legacy in the sport stretches far and wide with his famous green, white and pink silks carried to victory by so many of the sport’s great horses.

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what would become an international breeding operation. The Royal Ascot winners flowed fairly regularly from the early 1980s, including a remarkable six at the 1989 Royal Meeting. They included several of the highest profile races with Warning in the Queen Anne Stakes, Two Timing in the Prince of Wales’s Stakes and Danehill in the then Cork and Orrery Stakes (now the Diamond Jubilee Stakes).

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Those three races were not run at Group 1 level at the time though and his first top-level success at Royal Ascot came in 2001 when Banks Hill, trained by Andre Fabre, won the Coronation Stakes. Fabre was also responsible for Byword, who won the 2010 Prince of Wales’s Stakes, leading home a memorable 1-2 in the Group 1 feature race on the Wednesday for Prince Khalid with Twice Over second. In 2011 he was Champion Owner for the third and final time helped of course by Frankel in his threeyear-old career under the guidance of Sir Henry Cecil. Having blown the field away in the 2,000 Guineas he arrived at Royal Ascot for the St James’s Palace Stakes as a red-hot favourite to extend his unbeaten run to a perfect seven. All seemed to be going to plan as Tom Queally sent him to the front and he was six lengths clear with two furlongs to run. It turned out to be a dramatic finish though as Zoffany stayed on strongly and got to within three parts of a length of Frankel who just held on.

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He returned a year later as a four-year-old to contest the Queen Anne Stakes and produced one of the most jaw-dropping performances ever seen at Royal Ascot. Positioned perfectly behind his pace maker, Bullet Train, Queally edged Frankel to the front from the halfway point before he opened up in stunning style to produce a brilliant 11 length victory. Frankel continues to have an impact on the sport through his progeny and he recorded a first Royal Ascot winner as a sire when Without Parole won the St James’s Palace Stakes in 2018

James Doyle. Retired at three, Kingman has since produced three Royal Ascot winners himself in Palace Pier as well as Sangarius and Calyx in the Juddmonte colours, so his legacy lives on and will continue to grow.

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while Monarchs Glen won the Wolferton Stakes that same year in Prince Khalid’s silks. Just two years after Frankel, Prince Khalid had another star on his hands in Kingman. Agonisingly beaten in the 2,000 Guineas, he set the record straight at Royal Ascot when winning the St James’s Palace Stakes in devastating fashion under

In total, Prince Khalid recorded more than 500 Group level victories around the world, including 118 at Group 1 level with five of those coming at Royal Ascot. His colours continue to be carried under the Juddmonte name and no doubt there will be many more Royal Ascot victories to celebrate.

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2021 marks a decade of the Royal Ascot Style Guide. Caroline Leaper charts the rise of the ultimate occasionwear Dress Code.

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etting all dressed up is back. After a year with seemingly nowhere to go, 2021’s Royal Ascot is set to be summer’s first major style occasion. Whether you're watching in person or at home, the event offers a chance to enjoy experimenting with fashion as we are reunited with our formalwear wardrobes, and this year’s racing fans are expected to go all out. This year’s Royal Ascot will feel particularly celebratory, but of course the event is steeped in tradition and has always been a key date on Britain’s national style calendar. The attendance of Her Majesty The Queen each year has always called for a formal Dress Code, bringing a level of glamour and prestige that is globally acknowledged. Each year, around three months ahead of the fiveday event in June, a new Royal Ascot Style Guide is released, giving racegoers time to carefully plan their outfits – from the meticulously measured hat to the heels that won’t get stuck in the grass. The ultimate fashion authority, the annual guide creates a sense of anticipation and excitement for guests, but the Royal Ascot Insider

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also sets the tone for wider formalwear trends for the year ahead. Any slight adjustments can prompt national newspaper headlines, such is the focus on what’s in and what’s out. Getting one’s Royal Ascot look right is essential and guests place a great sense of importance on shopping for an outfit that meets the codes of the enclosure they will visit. It is an incredibly creative and enjoyable experience too; decoding the signature Dress Code is half the fun. Does your hat base measure up for the Royal Enclosure (diameters of four inches or more are acceptable) and do your dress straps meet the all-important one-inch thickness? These are the sartorial questions that make finding formalwear a unique experience. The modern Royal Ascot Style Guide may now be 10 years old, but of course it is informed by over 300 years of heritage. Royal Ascot has always been a place to get dressed up for and to be seen at. In the 1700s Beau Brummell, a close friend of the Prince Regent, was the one to decree that ‘men of elegance should wear waisted black coats @ascotracecourse |

and white cravats with pantaloons’, a template which still informs the code for men in the Royal Enclosure today. Queen Victoria in the 1830s used her Royal Ascot visits to set trends for lace dresses and shawls, while in the 1950s, the new Queen Elizabeth II and her sister Princess Margaret became the event’s fashion influencers, wearing “New Look” era full skirts. All of this rich fashion history was wrapped into the first modern Royal Ascot Style Guide when it launched in 2012. Specifically focusing on codes for the Royal Enclosure, and Grandstand entrances, it caused a splash in the media as it formalised the new rules for stylish attendees. For the Royal Enclosure, the allowance of dresses on or below knee-length and trouser suits in matching colours for women, as well as the requirement of Morning Dress, with a waistcoat and tie, top hat and black shoes for men have proven to be timeless codes, virtually unchanged for the last decade. With each year since, though, there have been very small updates made to the core Dress Code,

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made in accordance with the times and following feedback from racegoers. A part of the skill required from Royal Ascot organisers when determining the Dress Code for the year ahead is to forecast which trends might be generally popular in fashion and to assess whether they would or would not be suitably translated into the formal occasionwear sphere come race day. Looking back on 10 years of Style Guides, it is clear to see many occasions where this consideration has been paid. As jumpsuits became a popular formalwear choice at weddings and other occasions, the Royal Ascot style authorities saw fit in 2017 to allow them to be worn to the event, including in the Royal Enclosure. As long as they met the same specifications as dresses in terms of hem and sleeve length, tailored or flowy jumpsuits were added to the green list. Sophie, Countess of Wessex became the first Royal family member to try out the newly permitted style, setting the standard in a pleated turquoise jumpsuit by Emilia Wickstead. In 2018, though, there 30

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was a surge in popularity on the catwalks for camisole and spaghetti strap slip dresses, oneshoulder tops and off-theshoulder Bardot necklines. Organisers had to consider whether the trend was in keeping with centuries of tradition, and whether it would be a step forward, or in the wrong direction for the integrity of the Royal Ascot Dress Code. The conclusion? Strapless dresses, including these variant styles of off-theshoulder, would not form part of the Dress Code in any enclosure apart from the Windsor Enclosure where there are no formalised rules. For the gentlemen, new trends are perhaps slower to filter through. But when a penchant for wearing suits with boater shoes and @ascotracecourse |

no socks became popular at weddings in 2018, an update was applied to add them as a requirement across the board which led to the inception of the term ‘mankles’. Where to shop for the perfect Royal Ascot outfit has long been a subject of great interest. Over the last decade the contributors to the Style Guide have demonstrated that outfits can be sourced from anywhere – high street favourites from Rixo to LK Bennett, as well as London Fashion Week headline designers Simone Rocha, Emilia Wickstead and Victoria Beckham, have all been featured in specially styled poster looks. Millinery masterpieces are showcased annually too in the guide, offering up ideas from Rachel TrevorMorgan, Jane Taylor, Lock & Co., Stephen Jones and many more. For the first time, in 2021, there are also notes on face masks, which were set to feature heavily at the Royal Meeting in 2021 before the event became a government pilot event. ‘It is requested that these are of a tasteful nature and selected with the same considerations in mind as when choosing a hat, waistcoat or tie,’ the

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new occasionwear rental services such as HURR or My Wardrobe HQ. The new inspirational Style Guide imagery, styled by queen of thrift, fashion editor Bay Garnett, demonstrates the endless possibilities and ways one can create a new Ascotworthy outfit without actually buying something new. ‘This is exactly the sort of event that can change the perception around secondhand clothes,’ Garnett noted. Removing the unspoken expectation that occasionwear should always be new will have a positive impact on the environment, but as Garnett points out 'it is also a way to dress in a fun, individual and stylish way.’ After a challenging

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year for the British fashion industry, it will be interesting to see how future editions of the Royal Ascot Style Guide are shaped. Perhaps an all-British Dress Code, where guests are encouraged to wear only homegrown brands, could be suggested to support struggling businesses. Or perhaps we might see a return to full-on glamour, where guests embrace the new ‘roaring 20s’ postpandemic by selecting exaggerated millinery and joy-bringing silhouettes. Either way, you can bet the rest of the fashion industry will be taking notes – and all eyes will be on the best dressed attendees. Caroline Leaper is the senior fashion editor at The Daily Telegraph

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A History Of

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Over three centuries Ascot has both set and raised the standard for racecourses. It has evolved from the far-sighted vision of a Queen from a distant era into a byword for horse racing of the highest quality. The palpable sense of glamour, pageantry and history, underpinned by Ascot’s outstanding modern facilities, offers an experience like no other. 34

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t all began more than 300 years ago, in 1711, when the first horse races were staged on a piece of heathland that Queen Anne had identified as a suitable place to run horses. On Saturday 11th August of that year, seven horses lined up to compete for the inaugural ‘Her Majesty’s Plate’.

That piece of heathland has evolved into one of the world’s most iconic sporting theatres. Ascot’s first four-day event, from which the formal ‘Royal’ Ascot meeting would eventually spring, took place in 1768. In 1825, King George IV suggested that the reigning monarch could travel in a horse-drawn carriage from the racecourse’s Golden Gates, and down the Straight Mile, to open Royal Ascot each day. And so the Royal Procession – one of Royal Ascot’s most famous and beloved traditions – was born. 1910’s Royal Meeting, which came a few weeks after the death of King Edward VII, became known as ‘Black Ascot’. Racegoers attended in mourning attire as a mark of respect to the late monarch, who occupies a place in Ascot’s history as one of its most passionate supporters.

middle-distance races in Europe, and since 2011 Ascot has hosted QIPCO British Champions Day – the starstudded championship finale to the Flat season. The Queen’s Silver, Golden and Diamond Jubilees have all been celebrated at Royal Ascot. In 2006, Her Majesty opened a new Grandstand, heralding a new era for the racecourse and consolidating its position as one of the finest racing venues in the world. From Frankel to Black Caviar and from Yeats to Brigadier Gerard, Ascot has crowned so many champions across so many eras. It’s been some story so far, and we can’t wait to find out what the next chapters hold. A History Of Ascot

In 1939, the first racing fixture staged separately from the Royal Meeting took place at Ascot. 1951 saw the launch of The King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes, which is staged every July and is one of the most prestigious the Roayl Royal Ascot Insider

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hether it be the horsebox driver, the stable lad or lass or the stud hand, racing could not happen without them.

Across this wonderful five days of racing we highlight just a few of the industry's personalities and they share their favourite Royal Ascot moments. Lisa McKinley is the Travelling Head Girl for Clive Cox at his Beechdown Stables in Lambourn. Having spent many years working for Peter Makin, up until his retirement, Lisa was always destined to work with horses. How long have you worked in racing? 29 years, I have been with Clive Cox for the past six seasons having spent many years with Peter Makin at his Bonita Racing stables in Marlborough. How did you get into it? I needed a job and the local racing yard was looking for lads so I went for an interview and fell in love with racing. What has been your favourite Royal Ascot memory so far? Heartache winning the Queen Mary for my current boss Clive Cox.

The horses that I have cared for and travelled with and I’ve made some very good friends while travelling. Do you have a favourite horse? Not at the moment but from the past is Pivotal Point when I worked for Peter Makin. What would you have done if you did not work in racing?

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Sheikh Hamdan Al Maktoum passed away in March of this year aged 75. He was one of the most influential figures in British racing through the ownership of thousands of horses as well as supporting the sport in this country through sponsorship and owning equine property and bloodstock through the Shadwell breeding enterprises. 38

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n 2020 he was crowned leading owner at Royal Ascot for the first time with six individual winners, all partnered by his retained jockey Jim Crowley. His final winner at the Royal Meeting was Khaloosy, trained by Roger Varian, which took is total number of Royal Ascot winners to 46. The first of those came in 1985 when Al Bahathri won the Coronation Stakes. Sent off the 4/6 favourite she stumbled on the turn for home but jockey Tony Murray managed to get her balanced again and she won by a length for trainer Henry Thomson Jones. His most memorable Royal Ascot winner for many will be Dayjur, the quite brilliant sprinter who lit up the Royal Meeting when winning the King’s the Royal Ascot Insider

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Also in 1990 he won the Gold Cup for the only time with Ashal who sprung a minor shock under Richard Hills in rain-softened ground. It was a first Group 1 success for Hills and the pair never looked in danger having entered the final straight with a clear lead. He won all eight Group 1 contests at Royal Ascot, 40

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although some were not at Group 1 level at the time and in total he claimed 18 of the 22 Pattern and Listed races now on the racing programme. Muhtarram won back-toback renewals of the Prince of Wales’s Stakes in 1994 and 1995 while Nayef also won the race for him in 2003 at Group 1 level. @ascotracecourse |

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Ghanaati

Ghanaati is no doubt one of the most talented horses to carry the famous blue and white silks and she followed up her 1,000 Guineas victory by winning the Coronation Stakes in 2009. One of her progeny, Afaak, won the Royal Hunt Cup ten years later in 2019.

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than six of the Royal Ascot contests and with his horses now running under the Shadwell Estate Company banner there will no doubt be many more Royal Ascot winners carrying those distinguished silks.

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Hats Off! Inspired by Royal Ascot, Michelin-starred chef Raymond Blanc OBE reveals Panoramic Restaurant’s 2021 menu… and a unique design the races also inspired on his first visit as a guest of royalty

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can tell you a beautiful story if you have time,” says Raymond Blanc OBE, owner of Oxfordshire’s Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons and widely recognised as one of the world’s greatest and most respected chefs.

It concerns the first time he visited the Royal Enclosure, back in the Seventies, as the guest of a very important person – Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother. Blanc used to cook for her at the house of her horse trainer, Captain Charles Radclyffe, and fondly remembers how she would visit him in the kitchen and speak to him in French. “And then she invited me – me! A French Republican! – and I’ve never been, and that’s the very first time I went to Ascot,” he reveals. “I had to buy a suit, no, rent a suit the Royal Ascot Insider

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because I couldn’t afford to buy one. I got a nice [top] hat and went to Royal Ascot with great anticipation and a little bit of anxiety – because I was invited [to] the Royal Box. And there, when I arrived, I was mesmerised, completely – so taken by the sheer beauty and magnitude of this celebration.” It was the ladies’ hats that captivated him most – “some were made of straw, some were made of silk, some made of cotton, incredible, ribbons everywhere” – but one design in particular stood out. The hat was reminiscent of the showstopper worn by Audrey Hepburn in the Hollywood classic Breakfast at Tiffany’s, and Blanc remembers turning it upside down in his mind. “I had the most modern plate you could ever think of,” he says, “which was so ahead of its time.” So excited was he, he left the races almost immediately and headed straight to the house of eminent pop artist Richard Hamilton, where the two worked through the night on Blanc’s design. It focused “drama” in the centre of the plate, holding food “like a jewel”, surrounded by a wide rim. But when Blanc presented the finished concept to Villeroy & Boch, while they praised the idea, they said it would not be possible to make; the factory machinery would have had to have been reconstructed to accommodate a plate of its measurements. “Ten years after or 15 years after, a French company did it,” he laughs. “And I didn’t keep the copyright! So I will always be a poor chef!” “That was inspired by Royal Ascot,” he continues. “It is mind-blowing. It is so British.” @ascotracecourse | #RoyalAscot

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Raymond Blanc was born near Besançon, eastern France, in 1949. He grew up helping his parents in the garden, which produced food throughout the year that his mother would cook. “My mum taught me all about seasonality,” he says. “She’s the foundation of all of my values – whether it is towards people or towards food.”

of Great Milton, just outside Oxford. ‘Les Quat’Saisons’ became ‘Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons’ (The House of the Four Seasons) – an establishment which has kept its two Michelin stars for over 30 years. Countless chefs have trained in its kitchen, more than 30 of which went on to win Michelin stars of their own, including Michael Caines MBE, Marco Pierre White and Ollie Dabbous.

Following school, Blanc found work as a cleaner in the Michelin-starred Besançon restaurant Le Palais de la Other successful ventures followed. In Bière, after observing its waiters making 1996, Blanc launched a restaurant brand, crêpes Suzette through a street window now named ‘Brasserie Blanc’, which and becoming mesmerised by the way includes more than 15 eateries across the they worked. He UK. He also cooks rose to washerat Panoramic "My mum taught me all about upper and then seasonality,” he says. “She’s the Restaurant as its waiter, but after foundation of all of my values – chef-in-residence whether it is towards people or making a cooking during Royal Ascot towards food.” suggestion to – and it is there the chef one that he will be day, Blanc was left with a broken jaw and found during racing week. found himself out of a job. Since lockdown prevented visitors He moved to the UK to take a waiter from attending last year, how does it role at Oxfordshire pub The Rose feel going back? “It feels like…” Blanc Revived, and it was there, when the pauses for a moment. “Champagne!” he head chef called in sick once, that Blanc exclaims. volunteered to run the kitchen. “Bubbles! Happiness! Fun! Joy!” he A few years later, in 1977, Blanc set up continues. “It’s this extraordinary, great on his own, launching a small restaurant event – so British, so colourful, so stylish. in Oxford called “Les Quat’Saisons” – And, of course, I’m going to cook for it!” ‘The Four Seasons’ – in homage to his Guests who have booked a table at seasonal approach. An instant success, Panoramic are in for a treat and that is no by 1979 it had been awarded not just exaggeration, for as Blanc describes his the Egon Ronay Guide Award for Best menu, it sounds less like a list of dishes Restaurant in England, but impressively, a and more as if he is reading from a book coveted Michelin star. In 1981, it achieved of gastronomic dreams. Cornish brown its second. crab meat with ginger and lemongrass Soon after, Blanc expanded, moving his will be plated as a starter with an restaurant to a manor house in the village “unctuous dressing”, a mayonnaise made 44

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from pea protein which has, Blanc laughs, “no eggs!”.

courgettes, broad beans, peas and baby carrots.

Vegan diners can look forward to a broad bean, pea and marjoram dish, with a little croquette and seared pea shoots. “It’s very crunchy, beautiful to look at,” Blanc says, adding, “and no punishment… light, very light!”

A cheese course will follow, made up of a selection of artisan British cheeses – “maybe I’ll slide in one French one!” he says – and also a “beautiful concoction” made with oat milk for vegan diners; a savoury dish he has personally developed.

For the main course, Blanc has sourced lamb from the Royal Estate, selecting the cannon, “the most tender piece”. It will be accompanied by “fresh herbs such as a bit of rosemary, marjoram, sage and, of course, garlic, the new season garlic,” he explains, “roasted beautifully – slowly, slowly – until absolutely perfect pink, and served, of course, with what? Nothing else but summer vegetables!” The vegan and vegetarian main he calls “one of my greatest” – “risotto made with essence of tomato”. “I capture the heart of tomato,” he says, accompanying it with a riot of colourful, summer vegetables: 46

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The second dessert will centre on the raspberry – a tuile, with juicy fruits and a light sorbet. “Really you have a wonderful flavour, so fresh and again, no punishment!” Blanc says.

“Maybe I’m a romantic…” he continues. “[But] I think people will want to buy much more local food, to embrace local values, and that globalisation may shrink a little bit.”

“The whole idea of this food is that it should be a feast, a joy to enjoy, and after, you feel like more celebration – you almost feel like another piece of cheese!” he laughs. “You don’t fall off the table!”

He also thinks office hours will decline, as the desire to redress the work/life balance grows. “People want more time with their family, that’s what we’ve learned with the pandemic,” he says. “They want to share more with families.”

A fitting return following what has been a very difficult period for the hospitality sector. But far from the feeling things are gradually getting back to normal, Blanc is adamant that big change is afoot. “The pandemic had a profound impact on people’s mind, lifestyle and so on – all will be changed,” he says. With Britons turning to cooking and gardening during lockdown, he thinks the experience has brought us closer to the “big issues which we are facing”, referencing “heavy pollution” and “heavy degradation of seas” as two examples.

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And what better way to do so than with a visit to the races? “Royal Ascot is probably the greatest world venue in terms of racing, but it’s certainly the best venue in terms of style, in terms of pageantry, in terms of fun, in terms of beauty, and I’m totally captured,” Blanc says. “I’ve been blessed now, seven years [I’ve been] involved in Royal Ascot,” he adds. “It’s been, really, a fantastic joy to be part of this event.”

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Catching up with

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on the importance import of pedigrees Pedigree. Defined as the record of descent of an animal, showing it to be pure-bred. A racehorses pedigree showcases its lineage and all racehorses descent from three foundation sire lines – the Byerley Turk, the Darley Arabian and the Godolphin Arabian – as recognised by the General Stud Book, first published in 1791 by James Weatherby. Today the most prominent of the sire lines is the Darley Arabian.

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hilst it is not the sole factor, understanding a horse’s pedigree can greatly assist in guiding the actions that will be taken by a breeder, owner or trainer with each individual horse, as TBA trustee Tom Blain, Managing Director of Barton Stud, explains. Pedigree is fundamentally important to any serious breeder. You can’t actively breed thoroughbreds in a commercial or serious way without a decent understanding of pedigrees. There are plenty of people who can give advice, but essentially it is a gene led industry. Other physical attributes come in, but there is no question, pedigree is the single most 48

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markets, such as Hong Kong or Australia. Owner-breeders would be looking far more at matings or pedigrees that have a history of working, and really trying to match a mare with a stallion that has a good record with a broodmare sire or a family. It is hugely important, if not the most important thing when breeding, is to understand your mare’s pedigree. All the little intricacies add to a decision if you are selling commercially or to race. When it comes to the market, pedigree plays an important role there too, no matter what stage of a horse’s life you are buying it. When pinhooking a foal, you need to know what is going on in the family, seeing where you might get an the Royal Ascot Insider

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update and then an uplift in value. As a yearling, pedigree defines value, but what helps is when you can allocate the physical attributes to a pedigree. When buying a yearling, you are constrained by the pedigree, its physical appearance and the amount of money available to spend. The pedigree assists in determining the distance what that animal could run over, which can have implications on how long it will be kept in training for, which then leads onto costs to keep it in training. It can also assist in working out a re-sell value as well. With mares, the pedigree is vital, to help assist to see what is happening in the family and also to see family traits. @ascotracecourse | #RoyalAscot

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When it comes to stallions, which ones looked quick as a yearling and was always to buy or use, again, its pedigree plays a very nice foal, with a lovely action, an important role. There is a long history muscular and strong, very sprinter-ish in of well-bred stallions which were not mould. We wish him the best of luck in the greatest racehorses, but come from the Norfolk Stakes, for which he holds an extraordinary good families and go on entry. His pedigree is not the deepest; to become good stallions. There is also a the mare doesn’t have the absolute best history of stallions who were very good pedigree, but was talented and produces racehorses from bad families who have good looking horses, so deserves his place become bad stallions. That is not to say it to prove that he is a good horse. is guaranteed, but as a breeder you are When it comes to understanding very much looking at stallions with good pedigrees and to get a perspective, the pedigrees. breeding can be found in any racecard. Also with stallions, as a breeder you There is also a huge amount of information often think long term. Some of these online, there are some very good apps stallions might not become the greatest and books, professionals on social media, sensations themselves, but if you have while bloodstock agents can help as well. fillies running or The TBA has just breeding by them When it comes to stallions, which launched its TBin your pedigree, Ed online learning ones to buy or use, again, its you have a pedigree plays an important role. platform and there better chance of is a course titled producing. They might become a good Understanding Pedigrees, which is great broodmare sire and you have a chance of for those fresh into the industry or those producing something decent five, six, ten wanting to gain knowledge. There are years down the line, which improves your many ways to look into it, but there is pedigree. It is important to have well-bred nothing better than gaining experience in stallions in your mare’s pedigree breeding the industry to get a real understanding for you, whether they become good and feel for pedigrees. horses or not. To know more about the TBA’s educational It is worth remembering that at a meeting, and training initiative TB-Ed, which offers a range of courses and resources that such as Royal Ascot, there are often provide essential knowledge and guidance, numerous runners by the same stallion, visit www.tb-ed.co.uk. If you would like this is because they cover 100 plus mares to know more on the Understanding a year, but mares can only have one Pedigrees course, there is a FREE webinar foal a year. So, for a breeder, it is really important who your mare gets covered by. hosted by Racing TV’s Lydia Hislop and pedigree consultant Nancy Sexton, in Amongst the entries over the course of which the pair run through the importance the week is the Barton Stud graduate of understanding pedigrees. One of Andreas Vesalius, trained by Joseph the horses discussed in the webinar O’Brien, who runs in one of the two-yearis SUPREMACY, one of the leading old races. He won his last start and is by candidates for Friday’s Commonwealth Cup. Carravaggio, who is a sprinter and has his first runners this year. This colt was bred to be quick and the mare was quick, he 50

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Retraining of Racehorses

Where are they now?

- Side Glance

A veteran of 40 career starts, the stunning black gelding Side Glance was a great favourite of Sheikh Fahad and his brothers.

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hough he may not have made his way to the winner’s enclosure at the Royal meeting, he lost nothing in defeat - coming third to Frankel in 2012 in what his trainer, Andrew Balding described as “one of the strongest Queen Anne Stakes there has ever been”.

“Sidey” won more than £1.7m in prize money, racing all over the world. His constant companion during those globe-trotting days was Leanne White, Andrew Balding’s travelling head groom. On Sidey’s retirement in 2015, following a leg injury, his owners, Qatar Racing, kindly gifted him to Leanne and her friend Sarah. “Sidey” spent the first part of his retirement recuperating alongside Sarah’s other retired star, Pentecost, winner of the 2002 Britannia Stakes at Royal Ascot. When Sarah decided to hang up her boots

“He has a lot of character, can be incredibly strong and cantankerous, but turns into an angel around children” in 2019, “Sidey” returned to Kingsclere to be with Leanne, where he has turned into the most wonderful family horse. “He has a lot of character, can be incredibly strong and cantankerous, but turns into an angel around children, or anyone he can sense isn’t very confident,” says Leanne. “My 11 year-old stepdaughter has learnt to ride on him; watching the way they have bonded over the past 18 months has been very special.” When Leanne got married last June, “Sidey” carried her to the altar, standing happily to pose for hundreds of photos after the ceremony, enjoying many pats, kisses - and his favourite Polos.

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“Sheikh Fahad and Leanne’s passion “David often reminds me of the day Sidey bolted three laps his racing manager, for Thoroughbreds of the track at Meydan, Dubai David Redvers, stems from many with me in thick pea soup fog!” have a lot of horses years working with at Kingsclere, so this extraordinary She is also teaching I see them often and breed and she knows that “Sidey” to jump at the age there’s never a time they “Sidey” may get bored if of 14 - but admits that he don’t ask after him,” she he does not have a job to is “by no means a natural”. divulges. “David often do. She has concentrated Due to his previous reminds me of the day on his schooling during injuries, and the fact he is Sidey bolted three laps so strong, cross-country lockdown and would of the track at Meydan, and fun rides will probably like to qualify him Dubai with me in thick pea not be on the agenda. for the Retraining of soup fog!” Racehorses Dressage Leanne is often reminded Championships, which is of “Sidey’s” cheeky exploits held at Blenheim Horse when his old owner comes to visit. Trials in September. 56

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Gr.1 winning son of Pivotal

Champion Older Miler Winner of the Gr.1 Sussex Stakes Dual winner of the Gr.2 Celebration Mile in record time First yearlings in 2021

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hilst all donations made via the hyperlink below will be accredited to ABF The Soldiers’ Charity, once Royal Ascot is over the total amount raised, including Gift Aid, will be divided equally between the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity, ABF The Soldiers’ Charity and the RAF Benevolent Fund. Ascot Racecourse Supports’ official nominated charity beneficiaries throughout Royal Ascot are the three principal single Service Armed Forces charities, comprising the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity, ABF The Soldiers’ Charity and the RAF Benevolent Fund. The charities have traditionally been supported and promoted on the Friday of Royal Ascot, and this year we have given them an extended presence across the five days of Royal Ascot to help them raise much needed funds which have been impacted as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Each Charity works tirelessly to suppport military personnel, past and present, and their families in times of need with a wide range of practical, emotional and financial support. They would not, however, be able to provide this vital level of care without the public’s support .

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Day 1 | June 15th 2021

And they're off! off ! YO U R ROYAL YOUR R OYA L ASCOT A SC OT RACE R AC E GUIDE GUIDE

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2.30 First Race

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The Queen Anne Stak Stakes es 1

(Group 1) (British Champions Series)

Stalls - Centre

One Mile (1,600 metres), ROYAL HUNT CUP COURSE (8f ) For Fourr Y Yrs rs Old And Upwards (Class 1) Total race va valu lue £400000 (FOR CONDITIONS OF THIS RACE SEE PAGE 78)

Owners Prize Money. ney. ne y. Winner £178240; Second £73160; Third £36600; Fourth £18280; Fifth £9160; Sixth ixth ix th £4560. (Pe (Pena nalt lty lt yV Value alue £226840) A SS Form

Owner

Trainerr A Age ge

st lb

(lbs)

1 ACCIDENTAL CIDENTAL CIDENT AL AGENT (GB) (31) 7 9 0 (126 (126))

3/5450-4 B g Delegator - Roodle (Xaar) MRS R. F. F. JOHNSON HOUGHTON Charles Bishop EVE JOHNSON HOUGHTON, Blewbury

Groom - N Nyynke Schilder

(Breeder - Mrs R. F F.. Johnson Houghton) oughton) oug hton)

Draw

CD

LIGHT BLUE, DARK BLUE cross belts and sleeves, 5 ORANGE cap cap. BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HH Has contested the last three runnings of this event, vvent, ent, resulting in form figures of 1R5 (refused to race in 2019); has not matched the form of his 2018 win since and needs to build mark markedl edlyy on his reappearancee ffou edl ourth in Newbur Ne wburyy handicap. wbur Official BHA Rating 106

2 BLESS HIM (IRE) (53)

154632

7 9 0 (126 (126))

B g Sea The Stars (IRE) - Happy Land (IRE) (Refuse To Bend (IRE)) TONY PERKINS & PAR PARTNERS DAVID DA VID SIMCOCK, Newmarket

Groom - Pep Singh ngh ng h

Jamie Spencer

(Breeder - Knocklong House Stud)

CD

Draw

YELLOW, BLACK chevron, BLACK and YELLO YELLOW, YELLOW W 2 halve hal ved sleeve leeve lee ves, YELLOW LLOW LLO W cap ap,, BLACK star. ar.. ar BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HH Well suited by a straight 1m and he’ he’ss 2-3 over this C&D, including his Britannia success in 2017; howe ho wever, faces a tough task at this level and looks comfortably mfortablyy held by Pa mfortabl Pala lace Pier on Sando Sandown wn form in April (finished 8l second to that ri riva vaaal). l). Official BHA Rating 105

3 LOPE Y FERNANDEZ (IRE) (31) 4 9 0 (126 (126))

3003-10

B c Lope de Vega (IRE) - Black Dahlia (Dansili) MR D. SMITH, MRS J. M MAG AGNIER, MR M. TABOR Seamie Heffer ffer ff ernan AIDAN O’BRIEN, Ireland

Groom - Michael W Web ebster D

(Breeder - S. F. F. Bloodstock LLC)

PURPLE, WHITE seams, striped sleeves, WHITE cap.

Draw

8

BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HHHH Ties in closely elyy w el wit ithh sstablemate it tablemate Order Of Australia aalia lia on Breeders’ Cup Mile form and was impressive mpressive mpressi ve at Leopardstown ownn ((Lis ow Listed) Lis ted) ne next xt time out; probably ablyy unsuited by good to soft when second fa abl favo vourite for the Locking Lockingee ((we well held) and ma mayy have vvee more to offer ffer ff er back on a ffas aster as ter surface, as he’s e’ss sstill e’ till comparative ative ati vely une unexpos xposed over vver er 1m; remains of interes interest.t. STEWAR WAR W ARDS AR DS NOTE: Following llowing llo wing its Official BHA Rating 117 run on 15 15/5 /5 /5/2 /2021 it was reported that the trainer could nott eexpl xplainn tthe he poor run.

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Ownerr

Trai T rainerr A Age ge

4 LORD GLITTERSS ((FR) FR) (31)

5-13164

st lb

(lbs)

(126)) 8 9 0 (126

Gr or Ro g W Whipper hipper (USA) SA)) - Lad SA adyy Glitters (FR) (Homme de Loi (IRE)) Daniel Tudhope GEOFF & SANDRA TURNBULL DAVID DA VID O’MEARA, Upper Helmsley

Groom - Mohammad Irfan

(Breeder - S.C.A. Elevage de Tourgeville et al)

Draw

CD

DARK BLUE and PINK diabolo, chevrons on sleeves, 4 PINK cap cap,, DARK DARK BLUE diamond. BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HHH Grand campaigner who has been in good form at Me Meyd ydan (1m1f) this year, ar,, coming from off the pace ar to win tw twoo notable prizes; close second in this race in 2018 and went one better in 2019 but the theyy w were ere open rene renewa wals wa ls, w whereas hereas this is much more one-sided with Pa Pala lace Pier in opposition; 12l behind that ri riva vaaall aatt New ewbu bury last month. Official BHA Rating 115

5 ORDER OF AUSTRALIA (IRE) (184) 4 9 0 (126 (126))

011016-

BcA Aus ustralia - Senta’s Dream (Danehill (USA)) SA)) SA )) D SMITH/MRS M MAG AGNIER/M TABOR/MRS O’BRIEN AIDAN O’BRIEN, Ireland

Ryan Ry an Moore

Groom - Sumith Pathiranlehge (Breeder - W Whispe hisperview T Tra rading Ltd) D

Draw

7

PURPLE, WHITE seams, striped sleeves, PURPLE cap.

BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HHHH Scored twicee oove ver middle distances last September but had the toe to land the Breeders’ Cup Mile at Keeneland in No Nove vember mber,, belying his 40-1 odds; not in quite the same form in the Hong Kong Mile but still an interesting prospect for top 1m races this season, havin avin av ing had so fe few w chances at the trip; one of the main contenders. Official BHA Rating 120

6 PALACE PIER (GB) (31)

1113-11

4 9 0 (126 (126))

B c Kingman - Beach Frolic (Nayef (USA)) SA)) SA )) SHEIKH HAMD HAMDAN AN BIN MOHAMMED AL MAK MAKTOU TOUM Frankie Dettori JOHN & THADY GOSDEN, Newmarket

Groom - Maisie Hainey (Breeder - Highclere Stud and Floors Farming) CD

Draw

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SILVER, SIL VER, tassel on cap.

BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HHHHH Has quickl quicklyy developed vveloped eloped into a top miler; won the St James’s mes’ss Palace Stakes mes’ takes tak es here lastt yyea ear; easily silyy beat sil aatt Bless Him in Sando Sandown wn Group 2 on seasonal debut despite being onl onlyy “80 per cent” ready, ady, ad y, thenn ffol ollo lowe wed up in the Lockingee aatt New ewbur buryy w bur with ithout much fuss; no now w 7-8 and had an excusee ffor or sole defeat (a (aff ffected ff ected by losing a shoe in the 2020 QEII); appears to handle an anyy gground; round; again clear on ra rating tings and hard to oppose. Official BHA Rating 125

7 POGO (IRE) (31)

1352-10

Groom - Damian Lybech-Harris D

5 9 0 (126 (126))

B h Zebedee - Cute (Dik (Diktat) tat) GARY AND LINNET WOODWARD Kieran Shoemark CHARLES HILLS, Lambourn ambourn ambourn (Breeder - Thomas Foy)

Draw

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EMERALD GREEN, PINK star, ar,, striped sleeves and cap. ar

BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HH Useful performer; good third in the Ro Roya yall Hunt Cup here 12 months ago and he’ ya he’ss a dual Listed scorer since; ho howe wever, suffered ffered ff ered a heavy aavy vy defeat in the Lockinge most recently and faces another stiff assignment at the top level; needs to drop back in class. Official BHA Rating 112

8 PRINCE EIJI (GB) (48)

44200-2

Groom - Rosanna Lambert C

(126)) 5 9 0 (126

Ch g Dubawi (IRE) - Izzi Top (Pivo Pivo Pi votal) SHEIKH MOHAMMED OBAID AL MAK MAKTO TOUM ROGER VARIAN, Newmarket

Andrea Atzeni

(Breeder - Meon Va Valley Stud)

YELLOW, ELLOW, ELLO W, large BLACK spots and spots on cap.

Draw

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BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HHH 0-11 since debut win here in 2018; went very close to putting utting ut ting that right in C&D Listed contest seven even ev en weeks ago and ran respectably espectablyy (fourth) espectabl (fourth) in the Wolferton at this meeting lastt yyea ear; ho howe wever, needs to tak takee his Ascot for form to a new level in this field. Official BHA Rating 107

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Ownerr

Trai T rainerr A Age ge

9 REGAL REALITY (GB) (263)

365132-

1

st lb

(lbs)

(126)) 6 9 0 (126

B g Intello (GER) - Regal Realm (Medicean) Richard Kingscote MR PETER DONE SIR MICHAEL STOUTE, Newmarket

Groom - Karolina Pacakova

(Breeder - Cheveley Park Stud Ltd)

Draw

D

LIGHT BLUE, LIGHT BLUE and DARK BLUE diabolo 3 on sleeves. BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HHHH Placed in last yea year’ r’ss W Wol olferton; recorded a comfortable success in Salisbury buryy Group 3 later bur in the 2020 campaign, pro proving ving suited by drop back to 1m and first-time visor; close second in Ne Newmark wmarket wmark et Group 2 w when hen last seen; changed ow ownership nership since; has Group 1 fform orm (third in 2019 Eclipse) and looks a possible each-way wayy contender. wa Official BHA Rating 116

10 SIR BUSKER (IRE) (22)

2204-34

5 9 0 (126 (126))

B g Sir Prancealot (IRE) - Street Kitty itty it ty (IRE) (Tiger Hill (IRE)) KENNET VALLEY VALLEY THOROUGHBREDS XI R RAC ACING WILLIAM KNIGHT KNIGHT,, Newmarket

Groom - Feargha rgha rg hal Davis

Oisin Murph Murphyy

(Breeder - Ms Ann Ann Foley)

Draw

CD

NAVY BLUE, RED and LIGHT BLUE hoop and armlets, NAVY 9 WHITE cap cap. BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HHH Good record over C&D, having landed the one-off Sil Silve ver Royal oyall Hunt Cup lastt yyea oya ear then finished fourth in the Group 1 QEII later in 2020 and third in the Queen Anne Trial iall on reappe ia aappe ppearance (belowbelowbelo w-par in France next ne xt time); could go well and pick up some prize-mone prize-money. y. Official BHA Rating 110

11 TOP PR RANK ANK (IRE) (31)

1316-13

Groom - A Ana naya na yatt Sha ya hah h D

5 9 0 (126 (126))

Gr h Darkk A Ang ngel (IRE) - Countess Ferramaa ((Au Authorized (IRE)) MR SAEED MANANA MANANA P. J. McDonald JAMES TATE, Newmarket (Breeder - Wicklow Bloodstock) tock)) tock

Draw

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WHITE, RED sash, RED and WHITE striped cap.

BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HHHH Progressi ggressi ressive ressi ve miler whose record is 6-9; solid seasonal nall debut in Listed gradee aatt Doncaster na where he defied a Group 3 penalty, enalty,, then finished third in the Lockingee w enalty where here he was no match for the firstt ttwo wo (including Pala Pa lace Pier) but ran respectably espectablyy on Group 1 debut; again has place possibilities. espectabl Official BHA Ra Rating ting 113

Result: 1st

2nd

3rd

Distances: 1-2

2-3

Time:Min

4th .

Secs.

NUMBER OF DECLARED RUNNERS 11 Hood worn by No. 2. Blinkers worn by No. 5.. V Vis isor worn by No. 9. Standard Time: 1 min 41.40 secs Record Time: 1 min 36.60 secs by Ribchester agee 4 w wtt 9-0 good to firm, 20 20/0 /06/17 2020: CIRCUS MAXIMUS (IRE) 4 9 0 R Rya yan Moore 4-1 (Aidan O’Brien) 15 ran

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Race Summary: The Queen Anne has been very open in the lastt ffew ew years but it looks a lot more one-sided this time round, wit with hP PAL ALACE PIER well clear on n tthe he figures. He has quickly ascended to the top of the 1m tree and should follow up his Lockinge success. Ballydoyle colts Order Of Australia and Lope Y Fernandez are still unexposed do ove ver 1m and worthy rthy rt hy of some respect, but at bigger odds Top Rank and Regal Reality are the suggested bets for each-way wayy seekers, in wa n tthat hat order of preference. Race Predictor: PALACE PIER LORD GLITTERS ACCIDENTAL CIDENTAL CIDENT AL AGENT

Forecast: 4-9 Palace Pier (GB), 11-2 Order of Australia (IRE), 9-1 Lope Y Fernandez (IRE), 16-1 Top Rank (IRE), 20-1 Lord Glitters (FR), Regal Reality (GB), 25-1 Prince Eiji (GB), Sir Busker (IRE), 50-1 Accidental Agent (GB), Bless Him (IRE), Pogo (IRE)

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3.05 Second Race responsible for the best turned out horse, and a prize of

£300 to the lad or girl responsible for the winning horse.

The Co Cove ventry Stakes akes ak es (Group 2)

Six Furlongs (6f ) (1,200 metres) Forr T Two wo Yrs Old

Stalls - Centre

(Class 1) Total race value alue a lue £100000 (FOR CONDITIONS OF THIS RACE SEE PAGE 78)

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Owners Prize Money. ney. ne y. Winner £46640; Second £19060; Third £9530; Fourth £4770. (Penalty Va Valu lue £59200) A SS

Form

Ownerr

1 ANGEL BLEU (FR) (18)

311

Trai T rainer

B c Dark Angel (IRE) - Cercle de La Vie (IRE) (Galileo (IRE)) MR MARC CHAN RALPH BECKETT, TT,, Kimpton Down TT

Groom - Josie Mansell

st lb

(lbs)

9 1 (127 (127)) Hector Crouch

(Breeder - Pan Sutong Racing Bloodstock)

Draw

D

MAUVE, GOLD chevron hoop, WHITE slee MAUVE, sleeve ves, PURPLE stars, 9 WHITE cap cap,, PURPLE star. ar.. ar Foaled 16.2.2019. BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HH Very green first time out before winning on fastt gground round at Salisbury buryy (5f ) bur and soft oftt aatt Pontefractt ((6f of 6f ); didn’t blow low lo w them away way w ay on either of those occasions and now faces much stiffer ffer ff er competition; would be a surprisee w win inner ner.. Official BHA Rating -

2 BERKSHIRE SHADO SHADOW W (GB) (60) 9 1 (127 (127)) 1

Gr c Darkk A Ang ngel (IRE) - A Ang ngel Vision (IRE) (Oasis Dream) am)) am BERKSHIRE PARTS & PANELS LTD ANDREW BALDING, Kingsclere

Groom - Geoff Rigby

Oisin Murph Murphyy

(Breeder - Cheveley Park Stud Limited)

Draw

17

RED, WHITE epaulets, diabolo iabolo ia bolo on sleeves.

Foaled 12.3.2019. BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HHH Not bred for 5f so did well to win at Ne Newbur wburyy ( good) wbur od)) and especiall od especiallyy aafter fter giving gi ving his ri riva vaaals ls a head start (slug (sluggish gish exiting the stalls); ho howe wever, with the exception off ffou ourth-placed Gisburn progressing to win so st stylishl ylishlyy nex ylishl extt time, the form hass w wor orked out as hoped though; perhaps placed at at best. Official BHA Rating -

3 CA CATURRA TURRA (IRE) (25)

41

B c Mehmas (IRE) - Shoshoni Wind (Sleeping Indian) MR SAEED BIN MOHAMMED AL QASSIMI CLIVE COX, Hungerford

Groom - Curtis Doyle

(127)) 9 1 (127 Adam Kirby

(Breeder - T Tall allyall y-Ho Stud) ud)) ud

Draw

13

YELLOW, BLACK star, tar,, dia tar iabolo bolo on sleeve eeve ee ves.

Foaled 11.4.2019. BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HH Beaten fa favo vourite for a novice event at Newmarket wmarket wmark et’s Craven meeting but showe sho wed the benefit of that ex experienc perience w when hen clearcut winner at Bath (5f, good to soft); the runner-up is no now w 0-3 and the form is no nothing thing to bo boas astt about, about, but the st stab able le did spring a hug hugee surpris surprisee in in this this 12 months ag ago. o. Offi fficial cial BHA Rating -

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Ownerr

Tra T rainer

4 DASHING RA RAT T (GB) (22)

0322

B c Adaa Adaayy (IRE) - Hot Secret (Sakhee’s Secret) et) et) RON SPORE AND SHERYL RYL RY L MELDRAM WILLIAM STONE, West Wickham

Groom - Shannon Walker

st lb

(lbs)

(127)) 9 1 (127 Marco Ghiani

(Breeder - W Whi hitsbury Manor Stud)

Draw

BF

EMERALD GREEN, YELLOW ELLOW ELLO W triple diamond, 15 diamonds on sleeves and cap cap. Foaled 12.4.2019. BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HH Fair form the last twic twice in finishing runner-up in 6f events vvents ents on good ground at Ne Newmark wmarket wmark et and Brighton, lat latterl terlyy behind Epsom’s terl om’ss W om’ Woo oodcote winner; shouldn’t be long before he’ he’ss w win inning but could find it tough in this contest. Official BHA Rating -

5 DHABAB (IRE) (14) 1

Ch c No Nay Neverr ((US USA) - Habbat Reeh (IRE) (Mastercraftsman (IRE)) POSEIDON THOROUGHBRED RACING JOHN & THADY GOSDEN, Newmarket

Groom - Muzaffar ffar ff ar Hussain D

9 1 (127 (127)) Robert Ha Havlin vlin

(Breeder - A All Shira’aa Farms S.A.R.L.)

Draw

11

LIGHT BLUE, YELLO YELLOW W seams, LIGHT BLUE sleeves and cap.

Foaled 9.4.2019. BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HHH £200,000 breeze-up purchase and that look looked ed mone moneyy w wel ell spentt w when hen he readily ilyy emerged from midfield to forge clear at Leicester (6f, good to firm; 100-30 fa il favo vourite); that form has yet to be tested but the time was respectable and he’ he’ss evidently dentlyy useful, at least. dentl Official BHA Rating -

6 EBRO RIVER (IRE) (19 (19))

611

Ch c Galileo Gold - Soft Power (IRE) (Balmontt ((US USA)) AL SHAQAB RACING HUGO PALMER, Newmarket

Groom - Siddhpal Deora

9 1 (127 (127)) James Doyle oyle oy le

(Breeder - T Tall allyall y-Ho Stud)

Draw

1

SILVER, SIL VER, GOLD braid, MAROON cap, GOLD tassel.

Foaled 25.1.2019. BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HHHHH Mus Mustt have vvee some engine to ha have ve won his las lastt ttwo wo so impressive ssive ssi vely when evid vvid iden entltltlyy learning on the job, havin vvin ingg hung in hung right at Doncas Doncaster ter and then left at Sando Sandown wn when probably ablyy in ffront abl ront too earl aarl rly; rl y; he wass sstitill more than 3l superior to respected opposition last astt time and his clear turn of foot could be lethal as ethal et hal if he is co cove vered up for long longer er in this big bigge ger field; bo both th wins ha have ve beenn oove ver 5f on soft oftt of ground but he might be ev even en more po potent tent on this surface ov over er 6f; The Wo Wow w Sig ignal nal defied stall 1 seven vven en yearss aago go; vver eryy interes er nteresting. ting. Official BHA Rating -

7 ELDRICK ELDRICKJONES JONES (IRE) (12) 2

(127)) 9 1 (127

B c Cotai Glory - Dream Impossible (IRE) (Iffra ffra ff raaj) NICK BRADLEY RACING 42,SALTHO ALTHO AL THOUSE&PARTNER Daniel Tudhope ROGER FELL, Nawton aawton wton

Groom - Aimee Evers

(Breeder - D. J. Maher)

Draw

BF

WHITE, BLACK seams, WHITE sleeve leeve lee ves, BLACK stars, 2 WHITE cap cap,, BLACK star. ar.. ar Foaled 13.4.2019. BET WITH ASCOT VIEW H Went do down wn by only a nosee w when hen backed cked ck ed into 9-4 4 ffavo avouritism at Thirsk (6f, good to firm) but it was a seller in which the winner follo followe wed upp aatt Y Yor ork on Friday, riday, rida y, so the form looks short of the standard demanded here. Official BHA Rating -

8 GISBURN (IRE) (32)

41

Ch c R Rib ibchester (IRE) - Disclose (Dansili) MICHAEL KERR-DINEEN & MARTIN HUGHES RICHARD HANNON, Marlborough

9 1 (127 (127))

(Breeder - D. Gibbons, M. O’Meara & R. Gogan) an an))

D

PURPLE, WHITE diamonds on sleeves, check cap.

Patt Dobbs Pa Draw

7

Foaled 15.1.2019. BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HHHH Sho Showe wed good speed to lead before weaken aken ak ening into fourth behind Berkshire Shadow dow do w aatt Newbur ewbur buryy (5f ) but he was never vver er headed on his return visit a month ago (good to soft) when raised to 6f, stretching clear to win by just over 6l; that maiden is often won by a smart horse and a ffew ew of those he defeat efeat ef eated ha have ve upheld the form; has veered right under pressure in both his races, though it wasn’t quite so pronounced last time. Official BHA Rating -

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The Co Cove ventry Stakes (Group 2) - continued

Form

Ownerr

Tra T rainer

9 GOLDEN WAR (GB) (25) 2

B c Churchill (IRE) - Gertrude Gra Grayy (IRE) (Hurricanee R Run un (IRE)) LADY BAMFORD CHARLES HILLS, Lambourn ambourn ambourn

Groom - Oli Olivia via Testa

(Breeder - Lady Bamford)

st lb

(lbs)

(127)) 9 1 (127 Jamie Spencer Draw

8

MAROON.

Foaled 26.1.2019. BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HH Finished well from well off the pace to beat all bar an Andrew ndrew ndre w Balding ne newc wcomer at Goodwoo odwoo odw ood ((6f, 6f, soft) and that was a promising start, without looking Ro Roya yall Ascot-winning material; bred to stay a good bit further ya than this as well. Official BHA Rating -

10 MASSETO (GB) (24) 12

2

B c Territories (IRE) - Never Change (IRE) (New Approach (IRE)) MR LEONARD GREEN DONNACHA AIDAN O’BRIEN, Ireland

Groom - Christopher Bra Brabs bston

9 1 (127 (127)) Gavin Ga vin Ry Ryan an

(Breeder - Ciaran Paterson)

Draw

D BF F

MAROON, WHITE triple diamond, diamonds on sleeves, MAR 10 WHITE cap ap. Foaled 6.4.2019. BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HHHH Impressed in ho how w he quickened uickened uick ened up to win a decent maiden at Na Nava van (good) and endured a nightmare ightmare ig htmare run when second in a Group 3 aatt The Curragh (6f, soft to heavy) vvy) y) ne next xt time; debatable whether he could ha have ve reeled in the winner (looks very smart) but it would ha have ve been close; his form is right up there; carries his head a tad high but it’ it’ss early da days ys. Official BHA Rating -

11 SECRET STRENGTH (IRE) (10)

241

9 1 (127 (127))

B c Mehmas (IRE) - Midnight Destiny inyy (IRE) (Darkk A in Ang ngel (IRE)) AMO RACING LIMITED Tom Marquand RICHARD HANNON, Marlborough (Breeder - Aus Austin Lyons)

Draw

14

VIOLET, WHITE quartered cap.

Foaled 11.4.2019. BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HH Made it third-time luck luckyy w when hen edging out a previous winner at Musselburgh (5f, good) od)) and wass vval od alue for narro narrow ww win inning margin; others ha have ve achieved plenty more, including the stable’s le’ss aapparent le’ pparent number one hope Gisburn. Official BHA Rating -

12 THE ACROPOLIS (IRE) (9 (9)) 41

B c Churchill (IRE) - Hairy Rocket (Pi (Pivo votal) MRS J MAGNIER/M TABOR/D SMITH/WESTERBERG AIDAN O’BRIEN, Ireland

Groom - Maryna Demchuck D

(127)) 9 1 (127 Ryan Ry an Moore

(Breeder - Frank Dunne)

Draw

4

DAR D ARK BLUE

Foaled 23.4.2019. BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HHHH Like so man manyy 2yos ffrom rom this ya yard, rd, he left eftt his debut ef uutt fform orm behind when coming clear in the closing stages over a slightly lightly ligh tly longer tripp tthan han this at Listowel owel ow el (y (yieldi ielding) gg)) to revers evers ev erse placings decisivel ivel iv elyy w el with ith The Curragh aghh debut runner-up; ag trainer’s chosen representati nntati tatiiive ve from m ffour our entries in his bid to winn tthis his for a tenth nthh time; commandss tthe nt he utmost respect. Official BHA Rating -

13 THE GA GATEKEEPER TEKEEPER (IRE) (17 (17))

1254

B c Excelebration (IRE) - Cherry Creek (IRE) (Montjeu (IRE)) MIDDLEHAM PARK RACING XIV MARK JOHNSTON, Middleham

Groom - Paddy Trainor

(127)) 9 1 (127 Ben Curtis

(Breeder - Sean Murphy) rphy) rph y)

Draw

12

LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epa epaule ulets.

Foaled 18.4.2019. BET WITH ASCOT VIEW H Armed with plenty of ex experienc perience but he’ he’ss suffered ffered ff ered three defeats since his debut success at Musselburgh. Official BHA Rating -

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Form

Ownerr

Tra T rainer

14 THE ORGANISER (GB) (24) 1

B c Coach House (IRE) - Poudretteite (Royall A Applause) pplause) HIGHCLERE T’BRED RACING-THE ORGANISER 1 JOSEPH TUITE, Lambourn

st lb

(127)) 9 1 (127 David Da vid Egan

(Breeder - J.. W W.. Haydon)

D

(lbs)

Draw

6

LIGHT BLUE, DARK BLUE armlets, DAR DARK BLUE cap.

Foaled 14.4.2019. BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HHH Unshipped his rider heading to post at at Y Yor ork (6f, (6f, soft; 11-2) but he was the first one back and with a ffai air amount up his sleeve ha having ving travelled strongly ronglyy before merel rongl merelyy nudged clear inside the final furlong; holes can be pick picked ed in the form but not the performance. Official BHA Rating -

15 TOLSTOY TOY TO Y (IRE) (27 (27)) 1

Groom - Ja Jayy Conlon D

9 1 (127 (127))

B c Kingmann - W War ar A And nd Peace (Frankel) SIR ROBERT ERT ER T OGDEN Frankie Dettori JOHN & THADY GOSDEN, Newmarket (Breeder - Sir Robert Ogden)

Draw

5

MAU M AUVE and PINK check, WHITE sleeves, PINK cap.

Foaled 23.2.2019. BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HHH Kingman colt out of an unraced Frankel mare; made a winning debut at Yarmouth (6f, good to soft) despite mark market et weakne akne ak ness, doing well to come home so strongly ronglyy aafter rongl fter racing freely; the bare form is no nowhere where near good enough for this level (pla (placed horses beaten since) but it is easy to en envis visage him coming on enormousl enormouslyy ffor or that ex experienc perience. Official BHA Rating -

16 VINT VINTAG AGE CLARETS (GB) (50) 411

BcA Ard rdad (IRE) - Enchanted Princess (Royall A Applause) pplause) MR A TAT TATTERSALL & P PAR ARTNER AR TNER RICHARD FAHEY, HEY,, Malton HEY

Groom - Tina Carr

9 1 (127 (127)) Paul Pa ul Hanagan

(Breeder - M. E. Broughton) ughton)) ughton

Draw

MAROON and LIGHT BLUE diabolo, halve alve al ved sleeves, 16 MAROON cap cap. Foaled 2.3.2019. BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HHH Fa Favo vourite for all three runs; came up short in the Brocklesby but impressed on good to firm at Beverley rleyy and Ay rle Ayr, r, particularl particularlyy so last timee w when hen comfortably mfortablyy conceding 4lb to a rival mfortabl ival iv al w who ho subsequently equentlyy equentl scored easily ilyy aatt Nottingham; every chance of him stayin il yyin ing this ex extr tra ffurlong; urlong; could well outrun his odds. Official BHA Rating -

17 KA KAUFYMAKER UFYMAKER (USA) SA)) ((61) SA 61) 1

(124)) 8 12 (124

Ch f Jimmy Creed (USA) SA)) - Hea SA eave ven’ss T Touch ouch (USA) SA)) (Montbrook (USA)) SA SA)) SA )) John R. Velazquez MR GREGORY GORY GOR YK KAU AUFMAN WESLEY A.. W WARD ARD, USA

Groom - Jose Reveles

(Breeder - Greg Kaufman) aufman) auf man)

Draw

RED and RO ROYA YAL BLUE halve alve al ved. WHITE stars, RED “K “K”, ”, 3 striped riped sleeves, s, RED and RO ROYA YAL BLUE E quartered q cap. cap Foaled 23.3.2019. BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HHHH Justifiedd ffav avvvou ouritism on the dirt at Keeneland (4.5f; blink blinkered) ered) twoo months ago and it was never tw vver er in doubt, as she disputed the lead early rlyy bef rl efor ore powering owering ow ering clear in the closing stages; this is a very different fferent ff erent testt ((ne new ne w trip/surface) ce)) and a rare date for fillies, but her trainer’s record at this meeting with 2y ce 2yos os is impressi impressive ve and he’s e’ss been talking up her chances. e’ Official BHA Rating -

Result: 1st

2nd

3rd

Distances: 1-2

2-3

Time:Min

4th .

Secs.

NUMBER OF DECLARED RUNNER RUNNERS 17 Blinkers worn first time by No. 17.

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The Co Cove ventry Stakes (Group 2) - continued Standard Time: 1 min 13.70 secs Record Time: 1 min 12.39 secs by Rajasinghe age 2 wt 9-1 good to firm, 20 20/0 /06/17 2020:: N NANDO ANDO PARRADO 2 9 1 Adam Kirby 150-1 (Clive Clive Cli ve Cox) 15 ran

2

Race Summary: There was a 150-1 shock in this 12 months ago but it usuall usuallyy pays to trust the market principals and 12 of the last 13 winners had won n tthe he time before. Although Kaufymaker commands the utmost respect when held in such high regard by Wesley Ward, it does go againstt tthe he grain to side wit with h a filly when the last successful one was in 1916. There should be a big effort ffort ff ort in EBRO RIVER, ER,, w ER who ho must be some talent to win in n tthe he manner he did at Sandown, and it will be intriguing to see what he might deli delive ver if smothered up for longer in this bigger field. The Acropolis looked the part at Listowel and is Aidan O’Brien’s chosen one of four entries in his bid for a tenth Co Cove ventry ntry,, w while hile Gisburn and Masseto also need taking seriousl seriously. y. Race Predictor: MASSETO EBRO RIVER GISBURN

Forecast: 11-4 Kaufymaker (USA), SA), SA ), 5-1 Masseto (GB), 6-1 Gisburn (IRE), 7-1 The Acropolis (IRE), 8-1 Ebro oR Riv iver (IRE), 10-1 Dhabab (IRE), 12-11 T Tols olstoy (IRE), 14-1 Berkshire Shadow (GB), 16-1 The Organiser (GB), 20-11 A Ang ngel Bleu (FR), 25-1 Secret Strength (IRE), Vintage Clarets (GB), 33-1 Caturra (IRE), Golden War (GB), 50-1 The Gatekeeper (IRE), 66-1 Dashing Rat (GB), Eldrickjones (IRE)

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3.40 Third Race

Ascot Racecourse is gi giving ving a prize of £300 to the lad or girl responsible for the best turned out horse, and a prize of £300 to the lad or girl responsible for the winning horse.

The King’s Stand Stak Stakes es

(Group 1) (British Champions Series)

Stalls - Centre

Five Furlongs (5f ) (1,000 metres) Five For Three Yrs Old And Upwards (Class 1) Total race value alue a lue £350000 (FOR CONDITIONS OF THIS RACE SEE PAGE 78)

Owners Prize Money. ney. ne y. Winner £155960; Second £64015; Third £32025; Fourth £15995; Fifth £8015; Six Sixth th £3990. (Pe (Pena nalt lty lt yV Value alue £198485) A SS Form

Ownerr

1 ARECIBO O ((FR) FR) (24)

3

400-161

Trai T rainerr A Age ge

(lbs)

6 9 5 (131 (131))

B g In Invi vincible Spirit (IRE) - Oceanique (USA) SA)) (Forest Wildcat (USA)) SA SA)) SA )) MR T. W. MORLEY ROBERT BERT BER T COWELL, Newmarket

Groom - Shah hah ha h Noor Khan

st lb

Jamie Spencer

(Breeder - Wer Wertheimer et Frere)

Draw

D

ORANGE and PURPLE (quartered), 15 EMERALD GREEN sleeves and cap cap. BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HH Has C&D Listed form and handles most surfaces though is ideally suited by good or slowe slo wer; needs more than he has achieved so far but is in peak form for his ne new w yyard ard (hampered in a Group 3 in betwe etwe et ween tw twoo 5f handicap wins) and the lik likel elyy strong pace will suit. el Official BHA Rating 104

2 BA BATT TTAASH TT AASH (IRE) (298)

110/111-

Groom - John Cannon CD

7 9 5 (131 (131))

B g Dark Angel (IRE) - A Anna nna La Law w (IRE) (Lawman (FR)) FR)) FR )) SHADWELL ESTATE TATE TA TE COMP COMPAN ANY AN YL LTD TD CHARLES HILLS, Lambourn ambourn ambourn

Jim Crowle rowle ro wleyy wle

(Breeder - Ballyph llyph ll yphilip Stud)

Draw

9

ROYA RO YAL BLUE, WHITE epaulets, striped cap.

BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HHHH The most memorable 5f sprinter of recent times; unbeaten in three 2020 starts but he didn’t need to be at his best too w win in this on return and his defeat of Que Amoro in the Nunthorpe at York in August lacked cked ck ed the dashing brilliance of his win there in 2019, 19,, w 19 when hen beating a longstanding course record; this dr dryy w wea eaaather ther has been ideal but he has had an interrupted preparation follo following wing an injur injuryy so itt w wil ill be pretty ttyy special if he is at his best on a stiff track that has tt never quite seemed the perfect fit for him. Official BHA Rating 123

3 EXTRAVA TRAVA TRA VAGANT KID (USA) SA)) (80) 8 9 5 (131 SA (131))

24-2221

B or Br g Kiss The Kid (USA) SA)) - Pretty SA ttttyy Extrava rava ra vagant (USA) SA)) (With Distinction (USA)) SA SA)))) SA DARRS INC. Frankie Dettori BRENDAN WALSH, USA

Groom - Charles L Lynch ynch D

(Breeder - V Vicin icino Racing Sta Stable) ble)

RED, large BLACK triangle, chevrons on sleeves, RED cap.

Draw

5

BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HHH US challenger; has put up some big performances in recent outings, ha having ving the worst draw raw ra w of those in the frame when fourth in the Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint in No Nove vember (e (ext xtended 5f, good; acts well on good to firm) then winning a Group 1 at at Meydan in March (6f ); looks to ha have ve a bit to find back at a bare 5f on first run in Britain. Offi fficial cial BHA Rating 11 114 4

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The King’s Stand Stakes (Group 1) (British Champions Series) - continued Form

Ownerr

Trai T rainerr A Age ge

4 HARR HARRY’S Y’S BAR (GB) (50)

1-10362

st lb

(lbs)

(131)) 6 9 5 (131

Ch g Exceed And Excel (A (AUS US) - Firenze (Efisio) SHAMROCK THOROUGHBREDS/MISS SUSAN BARTON ADRIAN MCGUINNESS, Ireland

R. P. Whelan

(Breeder - Jan & Peter Hopper)

Draw

WHITE and ORANGE (halve alve al ved), EMERALD GREEN sleeves, 12 WHITE stars, s, WHITE cap ap,, EMERALD GREEN stars. BET WITH ASCOT VIEW H Multiple AW winner who raced rarely arelyy on turf for previous trainer who has done so well with arel the famil family; y; his second in a Naas Listed event in April (5f, good) was much better than an anything ything else he has achieved on ggra rass but another big step for forwa ward is needed. Official BHA Rating 106 D

5 KING’S LYNN (GB) (17 (17))

202-321

4 9 5 (131 (131))

B g Ca Cable ble Ba Bayy (IRE) - Kinematic (K (Kyllach yllachy) yllach y) THE QUEEN ANDREW BALDING, Kingsclere

Groom - A Agg ggi T Teg eglas

Oisin Murph Murphyy

(Breeder - The Queen) en)) en

Draw

D

PURPLE, GOLD braid, SCAR CAR C ARLET sleeves, 16 BLACK v vel elve el vet cap ap,, GOLD fring fringe. BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HH His form is not up to this level as yyet et but he is only lightl lightlyy raced and his recent impro improve ved Listed win at Ha Hayd ydock (5f, 5f,, good to soft; 5f oft; of t; acts well on good to firm) argues that he is only no now w reaching his full potential for yard that has a fine record with sprinters. Official BHA Rating 107

6 MA MAVEN VEN (USA) SA)) ((61) SA 61)

10/1 10 /160-1

R2

4 9 5 (131 (131))

Ch c AAmerican merican Pharoah (USA) SA)) - RRich SA ichies Party Girl (USA) SA)) ((An SA Anyy Given Saturday (USA)) An SA)))) SA MR RICHARD R RAV AVIN John R. Velazquez WESLEY A.. W WARD ARD, USA

Groom - Lauren A Ari ria Huep

(Breeder - W Wes esleyy W War ard)

Draw

D

DARK BLUE, YELLO DAR YELLOW W hollow low lo w box with ‘R2’ logo, 6 YELLOW sleeves, s, DARK BLUE cap ap. BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HH Often leads; winner of a Group 3 in Francee aatt ttwo wo (5f, good to soft; has won on good) and cannot be judged too harshly on a subsequent Goodw Goodwood ood defeat on his onl onlyy British run; stays yyss ffurther urther than 5f but will still do well to hang on here. Official BHA Rating 105

7 ORNA ORNATE TE (GB) (10)

441400

Groom - Sophie Griffiths D

(131)) 8 9 5 (131

B g Ba Bahamian hamian Bounty - Adorn (Kyllachy) hy)) hy KINGS ROAD R RAC ACING PAR PARTNERSHIP DAVID DA VID C. GRIFFITHS, Bawtry awtry aw try

Adam Kirby

(Breeder - Cheveley Park Stud Ltd)

Draw

11

YELLOW, ELLOW, ELLO W, BLACK diamond, diamonds on sleeves.

BET WITH ASCOT VIEW H Regularly gularlyy leads; beaten a longg w gularl way ay in this race in 2018; more often seen in handicaps and although he wass a vver eryy creditabl er ditabl dita ble third to Bat Battaash taash in a Group 2 aatt Goodwoo dwoo dw ood lastt JJuly uly,, the gap between uly tween tw een them widened considerably ablyy abl at York after; cheekpieces discarded. STEWAR WAR W ARDS NOTE:: F Foll ollowing wing w ing its run on 5/6/2021 it was reported that the horsee w was as Official BHA Rating 97 hampered four furlongs out.

8 OXTED (GB) (34)

115-023

5 9 5 (131 (131))

B g Ma Mayson yson - Charlotte Rosina (Choisir (A (AUS US)) S PIPER,T.HIRSCHFELD,D.FISH & J.COLLINS ROGER TEAL, Lambourn

Cieren Fa Fall llon

(Breeder - Homecroft W Wea ealt lth h Racing)

BF

PINK, DARK GREEN epaulets and star on cap.

Draw

14

BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HHHHH Made up into a top 6f sprinter in 2020 with his wins on the tw twoo New ewmark market mark et courses, in a Group 3 (good to firm) and then the Group 1 JJuly uly Cup (good) before just outstaye taye ta yed in the Champions Sprint on soft here in October; belo below w best since a fruitless trip to Saudi Arabia but has had eexc xcuses and this free-racer looks well worth a goo oove ver a bare 5f; respected. Official BHA Rating 117

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The King’s Stand Stakes (Group 1) (British Champions Series) - continued Form

Ownerr

Trai T rainerr A Age ge

st lb

(lbs)

(131)) 9 STONE OF DESTINY (GB) (10) 6 9 5 (131

210-023

B g Acclamation - Irishstone (IRE) (Danehill Dancer (IRE)) KING PO POWER WER RACING CO LTD ANDREW BALDING, Kingsclere

Groom - Charlie Richards

William Buick

(Breeder - Biddestone Stud)

Draw

ROYAL BLUE, WHITE hoop, WHITE sleeves, RO ROYA ROYA YAL BLUE stars, 13 WHITE cap cap,, ROYAL OYAL OY AL BLUE star. ar.. ar BET WITH ASCOT VIEW H Needs ever vver erything er ything to be picture-perfect but his smart coursee ffor orm includes a ffou ourth in the Commonwe mmonwe mmon wealth Cup in 2018 (good to firm) and a C&D handicap win in 2019; ran well in the Dash over 5ff aatt Epsom recently entlyy entl but this clearly arlyy asks a lot more of him. arl Official BHA Rating 103 CD

10 GLAMOROUS ANNA (GB) (45) 4 9 2 (128 (128))

16460-0

B f Ca Cabl ble Bay (IRE) - Go Glamorous (IRE) (Elnadim (USA)) SA)) SA )) ROBERT T&N NINA INA IN A BAILEY CHRISTOPHER MASON, Caerwent

Groom - Evie Young D

3

William Cox

(Breeder - Mr Robert & Mrs Nina Bailey)

Draw

2

RED, BLACK star, ar,, WHITE sleeves and cap. ar

BET WITH ASCOT VIEW H Pace-setter who excelled herself when a closee ffou ourth on promotion to Group company mpanyy aatt mpan Newbur Ne wburyy in September (5f, good); howev wbur owev ow evvver er,, she couldn’t reproduce the form in tw er twoo A AW W runs after after,, nor on her return in a Group 3 aatt New ewmark market mark et last month, and this is ev even en more daunting. Official BHA Rating 92

11 KEEP BUSY (IRE) (24)

12325-5

4 9 2 (128 (128))

B f Night of Thunder (IRE) - Look Busy (IRE) (Danetime (IRE)) MRS DOREEN TAB TABOR JOHN QUINN, Malton

Ryan Ry an Moore

Groom - Sophia Whatley (Breeder - Hackcanter Ltd & Mr P P.. Gleeson) D

Draw

3

BLACK, WHITE disc, striped sleeves and cap.

BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HH Best of the rest behind a handicap blot in 5f event at this meeting lastt JJun une and she raised her game in Group 1s in the autumn with a close second at The Curragh (good) follo followe wed by her fif fifth th in thee A Abb bbaye (heavy aavy vy); vy ); has won on good to firm but best for form on good or slowe lowe lo wer. Official BHA Rating 108

12 LIBER LIBERTY TY BEACH (GB) (24)

32403-1

(128)) 4 9 2 (128

B f Cable Ba Bayy (IRE) - Flirtinaskirtt ((Av Avonbridge) MR PHILIP WILKINS JOHN QUINN, Malton

Groom - Al Alys yson Deniel

Jason Hart

(Breeder - Philip Wilkins)

D

Draw

RED, WHITE cross belts, WHITE sleeves, RED spots, 10 RED and WHITE quartered q cap. cap BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HHH No match for Bat Battaash taash in this race last year when still a creditable third (good to soft; handles good); check checked ed in her run when finishing behind Keep Busyy aatt The Curragh in September but ended the year with a close third in the Abbaye aaye ye (5f, heavy) vvy) y) and shouldn’t be far aw away ay follo following wing a winning reappearancee aatt Haydock. yydock. dock. Official BHA Rating 109

13 QUE AMORO (IRE) (275)

12/1320-

Groom - Andr Andrew Miller D

5 9 2 (128 (128))

B m Es Que Lo Love ve (IRE) - Onomatomania (USA) SA)) (Mr Greeley (USA)) SA SA)) SA )) Paul Pa ul Mulrennan MR P APPLETON & MRS ANNE ELLIOTT MICHAEL DODS, Darlingt ngtton ng (Breeder - Rathasker Stud)

DAR D ARK BLUE, LIGHT BLUE spots, LIGHT BLUE cap.

Draw

4

BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HH Usually uallyy leads; has made excellent progress and although she couldn’t contain Ba uall Batt ttaash in the Nunthorpe at York lastt A Augus ugust (5f, 5f,, good 5f ood)) the lat latter ter was never vver er able to slack off against her; has a good chance of further improve impro vement this year but is well suited by sharp tracks and this is a tough lead-in to the season. Official BHA Ra Rating ting 112

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Ownerr

Trai T rainerr A Age ge

st lb

(lbs)

(124)) 14 ACKLAM EXPRESS (IRE) (33) 3 8 12 (124

40-2330

B g Mehmas (IRE) - Y York ork Express (V (Val ale of York (IRE)) Tom Marquand MPS R RAC ACING AND M B SPENCE NIGEL TINKLER, Malton

Groom - A Amy my Tinkler

(Breeder - Mr R. Rya Ryan)

Draw

D BF

LIGHT GREEN, WHITE stars on sleeves, 8 LIGHT GREEN cap cap,, WHITE star. ar.. ar BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HH Some good results in Me Meyd ydan this year, ar,, including when a close third to Ex ar Extr travag vvag agant Kid Kid in a Groupp 1 ((6f, 6f, good); od); od ); ho howe wever, he was described as never trave aave velling in his tw twoo most recent British starts on final run at tw twoo and behind Winter Po Powe wer aatt Y Yor ork recently; ently; entl y; more needed even vven en if back to best. STEWAR WAR W ARDS NOTE: Following llowing llo wing its run on 13 13/5 /5/2 /5 /2021 it was reported that the horsee w was as ne neve ver trave aave velling. Official BHA Rating 110

15 UBETTABELIEVEIT TTABELIEVEIT TT ABELIEVEIT (IRE) (56) 3 8 12 (124 (124))

11013-0

B c Kodiac - Ladyl adyl ad ylishandra (IRE) (Mujadil (USA)) SA)) SA )) MARTIN WEBB RACING NIGEL TINKLER, Malton

Groom - Helen Warrington D

Rowa Ro wan Scott

(Breeder - R Ringfo ingfort Stud)

Draw

1

GREY, REY,, GREY and RED diabolo on sleeves, RED cap. REY

BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HH Smart as 2y 2yoo w wit ith Listed and Group 2 w win ins aatt 5f (good) od)) before running a stormer in the od Breeders’ Cup Ju Juve venile (e (ext xtended 5f ); ho howe wever, disappointing fa favo vourite on reappearancee aatt Chantill hantillyy in A April pril (good to soft) oft) of t) which leave aave ves him with a bit to pro prove ve here. Official BHA Rating 110

16 WINTER PO POWER WER (IRE) (33)

61011-1

3 8 9 (121 (121))

B f Bungle Inthejungle - Titian Saga (IRE) (Titus Li Livius vius (FR)) KING PO POWER WER RACING CO LTD Silves lves lv estre De Sousa TIM EASTERBY, Malton

Groom - Iana Stoyantcheva

(Breeder - Newlands House Stud) ud)) ud

Draw

D

ROYAL OYAL OY AL BLUE, WHITE hoop, striped sleeves, 7 WHITE cap ap,, ROYAL OYAL OY AL BLUE star. ar.. ar BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HHHH Has thri thrive ved since early rlyy defeats by Acklam Express and Ubettabelieveit at tw rl two, o, winning a Listed race before impressing in Group 3 aatt New ewmark market mark et (soft); she was soon aawa wayy and gone when successful under a penalty wa at York in Ma Mayy (5f 5f,, good; first-time tongue-tie, retained) but she doesn’t have to lead, which is just ass w well ell as this isn’t the easiest track on which to mak makee aall; ll; plenty to be excited about despite the rise in class. Official BHA Rating 114

Result: 1st

2nd

3rd

Distances: 1-2

2-3

Time:Min

4th .

Secs.

NUMBER OF DECLARED RUNNE RUNNERS 16 Blinkers worn first time by No. 3.. T Ton ongue Strap worn by No. 16. Blinkers,, T Ton ongue Strap worn by No. 6. Sheepskin Cheek Pieces worn by No. 10, 13. Running for the first time since Gelding No. 3. Standard Time: 1 min 0.70 secs Record Time: 57 57.4 .44 secs by Miss Andretti age 6 w wtt 9-1 good to firm, 19 19/0 /06/07 2020: BA BATT TTAASH TT AASH (IRE) 6 9 4 Jim Crowley 5-6 (Charles Hills) 11 ran

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The King’s Stand Stakes (Group 1) (British Champions Series) - continued

Race Summary: This should be run at a tremendous pace with severall ffas ast ffro ront-runners in the field. The horse with wit h tthe he bestt fform orm is again Bat Battaash taash who wasn’t seriously troubled to win this last year but is returning from an injury and has been in a race against time to get here. It will be fascinating to see what Winter Power comes up with on this much stiffer ffer ff er track than when so impressive sive si ve at York but the free-racing OXTED,, w who ho beat some big names over 6f last summer, is an interesting contender back on a track k tthat hat suits as he has shaped as though he will be full fullyy eff ffecti ective ecti ve at 5f and the return to fast ground is in hiss ffav avour. Liberty Beach, third in n tthis his race last year, ear,, has fair claims ear again, along with the US-trained Ex Extra trava tra vagant Kid. Race Predictor: WINTER PO POWER WER OXTED KEEP BUSY

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Forecast: Battaash Win rava ra USA), Ox Oxted 10-3 Bat taash (IRE), 4-11 W inter Power (IRE), 8-1 Extrava vagant Kid d ((US ted (GB), Liberty Beach (GB), 9-1 King’ss L Lynn ynn (GB), Que Amoro (IRE), 14-1 Stone of Destiny tinyy (GB), tin 16-11 A Are recibo (FR), Harry’s Bar (GB), 18-1 Keep Busy (IRE), 20-11 U Ube bettabelieveit (IRE), 25-1 Acklam Express (IRE), 33-1 Maven (USA), SA), SA ), 66-1 Ornate (GB), 100-1 Glamorous Anna (GB)

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4.20 Fourth Race

Ascot Racecourse is gi giving ving a prize of £300 to the lad or girl responsible for the best turned out horse, and a prize of £300 to the lad or girl responsible for the winning horse.

The St James’s mes’ss Palace Stakes mes’ takes tak es

(Group 1) (British Champions Series)

Stalls - ›ns&*e

Old Mile (7f abt 213yds) (1,500 metres) For Three Yrs Old Colts (Class 1) Total race value alue a lue £350000 (FOR CONDITIONS OF THIS RACE SEE PAGE 78)

Owners Prize Money. ney. ne y. Winner £155960; Second £64015; Third £32025; Fourth £15995; Fifth £8015; Six Sixth th £3990. (Pe (Pena nalt lty lt yV Value alue £198485) A SS Form

Ownerr

Trai T rainer

5112-0

B c War Front (USA) SA)) - Found (IRE) (Galileo (IRE)) SA MR M. TABOR, D. SMITH & MRS JOHN MAGNIER AIDAN O’BRIEN, Ireland

1 BA BATT TTLEGROUND (USA) SA)) ((45) SA 45)

Groom - Matthe atthe at thew Gleeson C BF

4

st lb

(lbs)

9 0 (126 (126)) Ryan Ry an Moore

(Breeder - Orpendale, Chelston & W Wyn ynat att) t)

Draw

2

ROYAL OYAL OY AL BLUE, ORANGE disc, striped sleeves and cap.

BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HHHH Firstt ffoa oall of the yard’s oa rd’ss 2016 Arc heroine Found; smart 2y rd’ 2yoo ffor orm included wins in the Chesham here and the Vintage Stakes takes tak es at Goodw Goodwood; ood; backed cked ck ed into fa favo vouritism for the 2000 Guineas but pro prove ved unsuited by the Newmarket wmarket wmark et track and it’ it’ss best too fforg orgiv org ivee tha iv hatt heavy aavy vy defeat; aals lso now goes in tongue-tie; remains of major interest. STEWARD EWARD EW ARDS NOTE:: F Foll ollowing wing w ing its run on 1/5/2021 it was reported that the horse resented the undulating track. Official BHA Rating 111

2 BULLACE (GB) (26)

211-13

B c Toronado (IRE) - Redstart (Cockney Rebel (IRE)) MR A. D. G. OLDREY & MR G. C. H HAR ARTIG AR TIGAN TIG AN RALPH BECKETT, TT,, Kimpton Down TT

Groom - Richar Richard Selby D

9 0 (126 (126)) Hector Crouch

(Breeder - Mr A. D. G. Oldrey & Mr G. C. Hartigan)

Draw

13

RED, WHITE sleeves, BLACK and WHITE quartered cap.

BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HH Impro Improving ving colt who made a successful reappearance in 1m handicap at Ne Newmark wmarket wmark et’s Craven meeting (good to firm), then ran nw well ell behind Mostahd tahd ta hdaf and Highland ighland ig hland Av Avenue enue at Sando Sandown wn (soft); ho howe wever, this demands a lot more from him. Official BHA Rating 106

3 CHINDIT (IRE) (45)

1110-15

BcW Woo ootton Bassett - A Alw lways A Dream (Oasis Dream) MR MICHAEL PESCOD RICHARD HANNON, Marlborough

9 0 (126 (126)) Patt Dobbs Pa

(Breeder - J. C. Bloodstock & R. Mahon)

C

LIGHT BLUE and BLACK stripes, BLACK sleeves and cap.

Draw

8

BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HHH Probably unsuited by soft oftt gground of round in the De Dewhurs whurst aatt ttwo wo; has form figures of 11115 on good or faster otherwis herwis her wise, including wins in the Champagne Stak Stakes es and the Greenham; creditable fifth in the 2000 Guineas last time and ma mayy still ha have ve progress in him. Official BHA Rating 113

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The St James’s Palace Stakes (Group 1) (British Champions Series) - continued Form

Ownerr

Trai T rainer

2-1112

Gr c Dubawi ubawi uba wi (IRE) - Lumiere (Shamardal (USA)) SA)) SA)) GODOLPHIN CHARLIE APPLEBY, Newmarket

st lb

(lbs)

4 HIGHLAND AVENUE (IRE) (26) 9 0 (126 (126))

Groom - Bimal Paudel D BF

William Buick

(Breeder - Godolphin)

Draw

12

ROYAL OYAL OY AL BLUE.

BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HHH Dubawi wii coltt w w who ho has a solid record and looks open to further impro improve vement; strong Listed form when switched to turf on lastt ttwo wo starts, winning the Feilden at Newmarket wmarket wmark et (1m1f, good) od)) then close second to Mostahdaf od (who receive eive ei ved 3lb) in the Heron at Sando Sandown wn (1m, soft); in the mix. Official BHA Rating 110

5 LA BARROSA (IRE) (24)

115-26

B c Lope de Vega (IRE) - Bikini Babe (IRE) (Montjeu (IRE)) GODOLPHIN CHARLIE APPLEBY, Newmarket

Groom - Kalu Ram C

9 0 (126 (126)) James Doyle oyle oy le

(Breeder - Knocktor nocktor nock toran Stud) ud)) ud

Draw

5

ROYAL OYAL OY AL BLUE, WHITE cap.

BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HH Stablemate of Highland Av Avenue; enue; won the Group 3 T Tat atte at tersalls Stak Stakes es at Ne Newmark wmarket wmark et as a 2yo and ran well in the Craven there on seasonal debut (1m, good to firm); ho howe wever, looks held by Poetic Flare and Lucky ckyy V ck Veg ega on subsequent Irish 2,000 Guineas running (1m, soft/heavy). vvy). y). Official BHA Rating 108

6 LUCKY CKY CK Y VEG EGA A (IRE) (24)

2152-34

B c Lope de Vega (IRE) - Queen of Carthagee ((US USA) (Cape Cross (IRE)) ZHANG YUESHENG MRS J. HARRINGTON, Ireland

Groom - Eadaoin Byrne

(126)) 9 0 (126 Shane Foley leyy le

(Breeder - Kilcarn Stud)

Draw

BF

EMERALD GREEN, EMERALD GREEN and 11 WHITE check sleeves, s, WHITE cap cap. BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HHHHH Impressi Impressive ve in the Phoenix Stak Stakes es las lastt A Augus ugustt tthen ugus hen had no luck behind Thunder Moon in another other ot her Curragh Group 1; closee tthird hird to Poetic Flare in the 2000 Guineas and the race appeared to pan out less fa favo vourably ablyy ((the abl the firs firstt tthree hree were be bett tter positioned when the race began aann in earnest nestt oove nes ver 2f out) when further behind that ri riva vaaall on testing esting es ting ground in the Irish version, for which he started favo fa vourite; big pla playe yer provided rovided ro vided the cards drop right on his sw swans anson ong, g, as he is due to be re retired tired for Austra stra st ralian ra lian st stud ud duties. Official BHA Rating 117

7 MAXIMAL (GB) (40)

2210-22

B c Galileo (IRE) - Joyeuse (Oasis Dream) JUDDMONTE SIR MICHAEL STOUTE, Newmarket

Groom - Trace Tracey Thompson D

(126)) 9 0 (126 Colin K Kea eane

(Breeder - Juddmonte Farms Ltd)

Draw

9

GREEN, PINK sash and cap, WHITE slee sleeve ves.

BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HH Good second over 1m2f in warm conditions race at Newbury wburyy and the Dee Stak wbur Stakes es at Chester this term; has good prize in him but it looks unlik unlikel elyy to be in this top 1m contest; tough task back do el down wn in distance. Official BHA Rating 107

8 MOSTAHD STAHD ST AHDAF AHD AF (IRE) (26)

111

Br c Frankel - Handassa (Duba Duba Du bawi ba wi (IRE)) SHADWELL ESTATE TATE TA TE COMP COMPAN ANY AN YL LTD TD JOHN & THADY GOSDEN, Newmarket

9 0 (126 (126)) Jim Crowle rowle ro wleyy wle

Groom - Vik Vik iktor tor Konya (Breeder - Shadwell Estate Company ompanyy Limited) ompan D

Draw

1

ROYAL OYAL OY AL BLUE, WHITE epaulets, striped cap.

BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HHHH Fast-improving roving ro ving colt who won the Listed Heron Stakes Stakes at Sando Sandown wn (1m, soft; turf debut) last month, beating Highland Av Avenue enue by half a length and taking record to 3-3; bred to be a top-flight ight ig ht performer, erformer,, being a erformer half-brother to Nazeef who was a dual Group 1 scorer for this yard in 2020; stable has won this race three times in the last seven vven en years; strong credentials. Official BHA Rating 108

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The St James’s Palace Stakes (Group 1) (British Champions Series) - continued Form

Ownerr

216-11

BcW Woo ootton Bassett - Praise Dancing (IRE) (Blame (USA)) SA)) SA )) H.H. SHAIKH NASSER AL KH KHAL ALIF IFA A&F F.. N NASS ASS MARK JOHNSTON, Middleham

9 N NAAMOO AAMOOS ((FR) FR) (53)

Groom - Ratan Singh D

Trai T rainer

st lb

(lbs)

9 0 (126 (126)) Ben Curtis

(Breeder - S.A.S. Elevage Du Haras de Bourgeauville)

Draw

10

RED, WHITE armlets, striped cap.

BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HH Made all in tw twoo 3yo handicaps in April, latest the Esher Cup at Sando Sandown wn where he was left clear when main challenger swerved ed and unseated ted inside final 1f; faces a much stiffer ffer er assignment in hat-trick at attemp tempt. vved aated ff Official BHA Rating 110

10 ONT ONTARIO ARIO (IRE) (40)

3225-30

B c Galileo (IRE) - Timbuktu uktu uk tu (IRE) (Fastnet Rock (A (AUS US)) MRS JOHN MAG MAGNIER,MR M.TAB .TAB .T ABOR & MR D.SMITH AIDAN O’BRIEN, Ireland

Groom - Philip Tobin D

9 0 (126 (126)) W. M. Lordan

(Breeder - Coolmore)

Draw

3

DAR D ARK BLUE.

BET WITH ASCOT VIEW H Well held (finished slightl slightlyy lame) on latest run; capable of useful form, including third in the Free Handicap, but sole win remains at maiden level; first-time headgear needs to ha have ve major effect. ffect. ff ect. STEWARD WARD W ARDS NOTE: Following llowing llo wing its run on 6/5/2021 it was reported that the horse finished slightl slightlyy lame. Official BHA Rating 107

11 POETIC FLARE (IRE) (24)

01-1162

Groom - Tom Tom Agar

4

D

(126)) 9 0 (126

B c Dawnn AAppr pproach (IRE) - Maria Lee (IRE) (Rock of Gibraltar (IRE)) Kevin Manning MRS J. S. BOLGER J. S. BOLGER, Ireland (Breeder - J. S. Bolger) er)) er

Draw

7

WHITE, PURPLE stripe, check cap.

BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HHHH Kept very busy last monthh w when hen he at attemp tempted a unique Guineas treble, narro narrowl wl wlyy w win inning at Newmarket wmarket wmark et then sixth ixth ix th in the Poulains and short-headed by stablemate lemate lema te Mac Swiney wineyy aatt The Curragh; leading playe wine laye la yer on rating aating tings and should pla playy a huge role, pro provided vided he’ he’ss sufficiently cientlyy recharged after 24-day cientl -dayy rest period. -da Official BHA Rating 118

12 THUNDER MOON (IRE) (45)

113-0

(126)) 9 0 (126

B c Zoffan ffffan anyy (IRE) - Small Sacrifice (IRE) (Sadler’s Wellss ((US an USA)) MRS C. C. REGAL EGAL ALADO-GONZALEZ Frankie Dettori JOSEPH PA PATRICK TRICK O’BRIEN, Ireland

Groom - Tina Evans

(Breeder - W Whi hisperview T Tra rading Ltd)

Draw

6

RED, YELLOW ELLOW ELLO W stripe, che chev vrons v rons on sleeves.

BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HHHH Exciting turn of foot too w win in lastt yyea ear’ r’ss Group 1 National nall Stak na takes es (7f, good), od), od ), then finished third in the De Dewhurs whurst on n gground round softer than ideal; trailed home lastt aatt 11-2 in the 2000 Guineas but he is obviously viousl viouslyy a lot better than that; not dismissed with his abundant 2y 2yoo promise still in the mind. STEWAR WAR W ARDS NOTE:: F Follo ollo ollowi wing its run on 1/5/2021 it was reported that the trainer could not expl explain the poor run. Official BHA Ra Rating ting 116

13 WEMBLEY (IRE) (24)

2122-00

9 0 (126 (126))

B c Galileo (IRE) - Inca Princess (IRE) (Holy olyy Roman Emperor (IRE)) ol MR M. TABOR, D. SMITH & MRS JOHN MAGNIER Seamie Heffern ffern ff ernan AIDAN O’BRIEN, Ireland

Groom - David Hickey

(Breeder - Coolmore)

Draw

ROYAL BLUE, ORANGE disc, striped sleeves, ROYA 4 ROYA RO YAL BLUE cap ap. BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HH Good second in the Na National tional Stak Stakes es (behind Thunder Moon) on)) and the De on Dewhurs whurst lastt aautumn, utumn, looking a Group 1 w win inner in waiting; pair of Guineas duck eggs gggs gs (Newmark ewmark ew market mark et and The Curragh) this season, howev owev ow evvver er er,, and still needs to pro prove ve he has trained on; tongue-tie no now w aapplied. pplied. Official BHA Rating 113

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The St James’s Palace Stakes (Group 1) (British Champions Series) - continued Result: 1st

2nd

3rd

Distances: 1-2

2-3

Time:Min

4th .

Secs.

NUMBER OF DECLARED RUNNER RUNNERS 13 Blinkers worn first time by No. 10. Tongue Strap worn first time by No. 1, 13. Standard Time: 1 min 41.60 secs Record Time: 1 min 35.89 secs by Alpha Centauri agee 3 w wtt 9-0 good to firm, 22/06/18 2020: PALACE PIER 3 9 0 Frankie Dettori 4-11 ((Jo John Gosden) 7 ran

Race Summary: ary: ar y: An open-looking St James’s Palace Stakes. Poetic Flare is a major contender provided his bid for a Guineas treble hasn’t left its mark, while Heron Stakes protagonists Mostahdaf and Highland Avenue are also firmly in the mix. Bat Battle tleground and Thunder Moon remain of interest, Chindit is open to further progress on suitable ground and LUCKY CKY CK Y VEGA has a bright chance provided the race pans out fa favo vourabl urably. y. Narrow preference is for Lucky Vega, with ith it h Bat attl tleground second choice ahead of Mostahdaf. Race Predictor: POETIC FLARE LUCKY CKY CK Y VEG EGA A

4

HIGHLAND AVENUE

Forecast: 10-3 Poetic Flare (IRE), 13-2 High igh ig hland Avenue (IRE), 7-1 Lucky Vega (IRE), 8-1 Mostahdaf (IRE), 10-1 Maximal (GB), Thunder Moon (IRE), 11-1 La Barrosa (IRE), Wembley (IRE), 12-1 Naamoos (FR), 14-1 Bat Battle tleground d ((US USA), Chindit (IRE), 18-1 Bullace (GB), Ontario (IRE)

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5.00 Fifth tth h Race

Ascot Racecourse is gi giving ving a prize of £300 to the lad or girl responsible for the best turned out horse, and a prize of £300 to the lad or girl responsible for the winning horse.

The Ascot Stakes takes tak es (Handicap) Two Miles About Fourr F Furlon urlongs (19f abt 210yds) (3,900 metres), For Fourr Y Yrs rs Old And Upwards

Stalls - ›ns&*e

(Class 2) T Tot otal racee v value alue £65000 (FOR CONDITIONS OF THIS RACE SEE PAGE 79)

Owners Prize Money. ney. ne y. Winner £27736; Second £13865; Third £6936; Fourth £3465. (Penalty Va Valu lue £35100) 24 Eliminate nate na ted U Und nder Rules (I)9 and (I)10. SS Form

Ownerr

Tra T rainer A Age ge

st lb

(lbs)

1 CAPE GENTLEMAN (IRE) (247) 47 47)) 5 9 10 (136 (136))

421/21-

Ch g Champs El Elysees ysees - Hawaiian Heat (IRE) (Galileo (IRE)) MRS M MAR ARGARET O’ROURKE Rachael Blackmo ckmo ck more EMMET MULLINS, Ireland

Groom - Mick Molloy

(Breeder - Skymarc Farm)

Draw

6

RED, WHITE stars, BLACK sleeves and cap.

BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HHH Has run in only one Flat handicap,, w when hen winning the Irish Cesarewitch rewitch re witch at The Curragh (2m, soft) last October in clearcut st style, yle, al alwa ways wa ys prominent; took Grade 2 no novic vice hurdle at Kempton (good; unraced on firmer) in February bruaryy and creditable ninth in 2m4f handicap hurdle at Punchestown bruar town to wn in April; major work to do off this mark but he’ he’ss not full full ullyy eexpo xposed on the Flat and his trainer has made a huge splash when raiding British handicaps ov over er jumps. Official BHA Rating 100

2 ISLAND BRA BRAVE VE (IRE) (48)

031-456

5

Groom - Henry Main C

7 9 10 (136 (136))

B h Zebedee - Tip the Scale (USA) SA)) ( Valiant Naturee ((US SA USA)) MR DONALD M. KERR Callum Hutchinson (7 (7)) HEATHER HEA THER MAIN,, W Wan antage (Breeder - Tall Tall allyy-Ho Stud)

Draw

12

DAR D ARK BLUE, MA MAUVE UVE stars on sleeves.

BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HH Usually uallyy held up in rear these days; uall yys; s; his onl onlyy ttwo wo at atte tempts at marathon trips were last term over 2m2f in the Doncaster Cup and Cesarewitch, rewitch, witch, both of which can be excused; does not look the best handicapped, hence re presumablyy his 7lb claimer being book presumabl booked, ed, but coming from last to firstt ffor or 2m win here (good to firm; 7lb higher toda today) y) lastt A Augus ugust giv giv ives es some hope. STEWAR WAR W ARDS NOTE: Fol Follo lowing wing its run on 28/4/2 /4/2 /4 /2021 it was reported that the horse reared and was slow low lo w aawa waaay. y. Official BHA Rating 100

3 LUCKY CKY CK Y DEAL (GB) (39 (39))

153360

(136)) 6 9 10 (136

Ch g Mastercraftsman (IRE) - Barter (Dayl Da Dayl ylami (IRE)) MR KAI FAI LEUNG MARK JOHNSTON, Middleham

Groom - Jane Smits

(Breeder - Fittock ittock it tocks Stud)

Jason Hart Draw

PURPLE, GOLD chevron hoop, RED, PURPLE and 16 GOLD hooped sleeves, s, PURPLE cap GOLD stars BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HHH Never dangerous in his tw twoo runs at this meeting, lat latterl terlyy w terl when hen fourth in the 2019 Queen Ale Alexandr xandra (2m5f 2m5f ); had a consistent AW campaign but underperformed back on turf lastt ttwo wo outings; return to fast ground should boost his chance and first-time headgear is an interesting mo move ve. Official BHA Rating 100

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Form

Ownerr

Trai T rainerr A Age ge

4 LETHAL STEPS (GB) (725)

(lbs)

6 9 9 (135 (135))

45040/0 45040 /0//0 /- Gr g Lethal ethal et hal Force (IRE) - T Tan anda Tula (IRE) ((Alhaarth Alhaarth (IRE)) E. A. COLLINS, BRONX BO BOYS YS & P PAR ARTNER AR TNERS MRS DENISE FOSTER, ER,, Ireland ER

Groom - Aaron Madden

st lb

Jamie Spencer

(Breeder - Seaton Partnership)

Draw

7

ROYA RO YAL BLUE, GOLD stag’s head, ROYAL OYAL OY AL BLUE cap.

BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HH 19th (Britannia) and 11th (Duk (Dukee Of Edinburgh) at this meeting in 2018 and 2019;; ffai airl rlyy useful hurdler (stays tays ta ys 2m6f ) but also an outsider when well held at Cheltenham (2m1f ) in March 2020 after wind surgery; ery; er y; last of seven vven en over ov er hurdles 17 da days ys ago on his onl onlyy start since, so he has lots to pro prove ve. Official BHA Rating 99

5 SOLO SA SAXO XOPHONE (IRE) (60) 7 9 7 (133 (133))

06213-0

B g Frankel - Society Hostess (USA) SA)) (Seeking The Gold (USA)) SA SA)) SA )) GOLDEN EQUINOX R RAC ACING Paul Pa ul Mulrennan BEN HASLAM, Middleham (Breeder - Moyglare Stud Farm)

Draw

YELLOW and LIGHT BLUE (quartered), YELLO YELLOW YELLOW W sleeves, 20 s, YELLOW LOW LO ap,, LIGHT BLUE star. ar.. ar LIGHT BLUE stars, W cap BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HH Four wins when back on the Flat lastt yyea ear but, although creditable, his third of six at this track lastt JJuly uly was an occasion nw when hen his progress stalled; never dangerous at Ne Newbur wburyy ttwo wbur wo months ago on sole start this term; well worth a goo aatt marathon trip but ma mayy be best on softe ofte of ter than good. Official BHA Rating 97

6 RESHOUN (FR) (39 (39))

41600-0

(133)) 7 9 7 (133

B g Shamardall ((US USA) - Radiyya iyya iy ya (IRE) (Sinndar (IRE)) DR MAR MARWA WAN KOU KOUKASH IAN WILLIAMS,, A Alv lvechurch

William Buick

(Breeder - S.C.E.A. Haras de Son Altesse L’ L’Ag Aga Khan)

Draw

GREY, EY,, BEIGE star, EY ar,, GREY sleeves, BEIGE stars ar 3 and stars on cap ap. BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HHH Career-bestt fform orm to win at Newbury wburyy (2m, good) lastt JJuly wbur uly in first-time visor; out of form afterwa after wards last term and although he finished a lo lott closer in the Ches Chester ter Cup on reappearance, which was aann uupt pturn pt urn in form, he finished only 11th; no nott pro rove ven beyond 2m but onl onlyy 1lb abo above ve that las lastt w winn inning mar mark; k; trainer wonn tthis his race tw twoo yyea eaaars rs ag ago. o. Official BHA Rating 97

7 RA RAYA YAPOUR (FR) (697) 97)) 97

(133)) 5 9 7 (133

5/24122/- B g Mastercraftsman (IRE) - Radiyya iyya iy ya (IRE) (Sinndar (IRE)) MCNEILL FAMILY MILY MIL Y W. P. MULLINS, Ireland Groom - Paul Roche

Adam Kirby

(Breeder - S.C.E.A. Haras de Son Altesse L’Ag ’’Ag Aga Khan)

Draw

9

ROYA RO YAL BLUE, WHITE hoops, MAR MAROON sleeves and cap.

BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HHHH Progressi ggressi ressive ressi ve kept to 1m4f (looked sure to stay further) by Alain De Royer oyer oy er-Dupre in France in summer 2019, blinkered linkered link ered on final start (cheekpieces toda today); y); sole run sincee w when hen front-running third at 4-6 in a 2m3f maiden hurdle last month; unraced on firmer than good;; W Wil illie Mullins had no runner in this race lastt yyea ear but won in 2012, 2015, 2017 and 2018, plus runner-up in 2019. Official BHA Ra Rating ting 97

8 M C MULDOON (IRE) (976)

6 9 6 (132 (132))

120040//0//0/ /- Gr g Mastercraftsman (IRE) - A Aliliza zaya ya (IRE) (Highest Honor (FR)) MRS MULLINS/DAV /DAV /D AVID MANASSEH/ROBERT OBERT OBER T BRO ROWN WN W. P. MULLINS, Ireland

Ryan Ry an Moore

Groom - Rachel Boyd (Breeder - Sheikh Abdullah Almalek Alsabah)

Draw

EMERALD GREEN, PINK diamond and sleeves, 10 WHITE cap ap. BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HHHH Did not prove rove ro ve he stayed beyond 1m2f as useful 3y 3yoo ffor or Peter Chapple-Hy Chapple-Hyam am but there is stamina in the family; famil y; missed 2019 and virtually all of 2020, sincee w which hich he has sho shown wn fairl fairlyy useful form in 2m no novic vice hurdles, staying taying ta ying on well last time; hooded on last three starts; his trainer’s record in this race (mostly tlyy w tl with ith Ry Ryan an Moore) could hardl hardlyy be more respected. Official BHA Rating 96

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Form

Ownerr

Trai T rainerr A Age ge

9 TRUMPET TM MAN AN (GB) (39 (39))

1112-65

(lbs)

4 9 6 (132 (132))

B g Golden Horn - Concordia (Pi (Pivo votal) SHEIKH HAMD HAMDAN AN BIN MOHAMMED AL MAK MAKTOU TOUM MARK JOHNSTON, Middleham

Groom - Savroop Singh

st lb

Franny annyy Norton ann

(Breeder - Godolphin)

Draw

2

SILVER, SIL VER, tassel on cap.

BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HHHHH 2m hat-trick under Franny Norton lastt aautumn; utumn; beaten off this mark on all three starts since but ran w well, ell, not getting the best of runs late on when fifth last time in the 2m2f Chester Cup; unraced on firmer than good; otherwis herwis her wise looks set to do better still ove over long distances. Official BHA Rating 97

10 EL ELYS YSIAN FLAME (GB) (39 (39))

132/3-15

(132)) 5 9 6 (132

Ch g Champs El Elysees ysees - Combustible (IRE) (Halling (USA)) SA)) SA )) MR J BLACKBURN & IMPERIAL RACING P’SHIP MICHAEL & DAVID EASTERBY, Sheriff Hut Hutton ton

Groom - Katie Midgley

Ben Curtis

(Breeder - Ed’s Stud Ltd)

Draw

4

BEIGE, RED seams, armlets and cap.

BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HHHH Bat Battled tled his wa wayy to a career bestt w when hen back on the Flat to win good race at Newbury wburyy (2m, good; wbur unraced on firmer) in April, the front tw twoo 6l clear of Rochester House; badly hampered at the start in Chester Plate and ran onn w well ell for fifth, so he’ he’ss still in fine form and one to tak takee seriously. sly. sl y. Official BHA Rating 96

11 LOSTWITHIEL (IRE) (24)

1-122

(131)) 4 9 5 (131

B g Camelot - Hespera (Danehill (USA)) SA)) SA )) AL ASAYL AYL AY L BLOODSTOCK LTD GEORGE BOUGHEY, HEY,, Newmarket HEY

Grooms - A Antonia ntonia Peck & Kristan Archer

Hollie Do Doyle yle

(Breeder - Al Asayl Bloodstock Ltd)

Draw

14

RED, BLACK stars, RED sleeves.

BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HHH Onl Onlyy ffou our starts and hit a useful standard very quickly ckly ck ly,, aalbeit ly lbeit finding one too good in his 1m6f handicaps at Nottingham (good to firm) and Newmarket (soft); ine inexperienc xperienced and une unexpos xposed. Official BHA Rating 96

12 UNTOLD STORY ORY OR Y (GB) (24)

31-12

5

4 9 4 (130 (130))

Chh c T Teofi eofilo (IRE) - T Tan anzaniaa ((US USA) (Darshaan) GODOLPHIN SAEED BIN SUROOR, Newmarket

Groom - Sohan Singh

Oisin Murph Murphyy

(Breeder - Godolphin)

Draw

1

ROYA RO YAL BLUE.

BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HH Third on good ground on debut last June June and won 1m4f no novic vices on the AW in December and April; racedd ffreely reely early on handicap debut at Ne Newmark wmarket wmark et (1m4f, soft) last month but stayed onn ffor or a good second of six; while looking sure to stay be beyo yond 1m4f, this is an ex extr tra 1m; one close relation, Winning Stor Story, y, was smart ov over er 2m. Official BHA Rating 95

13 RO ROYA YAL ILLUSION (IRE) (220) 9 9 4 (130 (130))

210/6 210 /6D3- B m King’s Theatre (IRE) - Spirit Run (IRE) (Luso) BALLYL LLYL LL YLINCH STUD Tom Marquand W. P. MULLINS, Ireland Groom - Virginie Virginie Bascot

(Breeder - Frank Burke & Kings Theatre Syndicate)

Draw

EMERALD GREEN, ORANGE epaulets and armlets, 8 ORANGE cap cap,, WHITE star. ar.. ar BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HHH Won a maiden hurdle in March but weaken aken ak ening quickly uicklyy w uickl when hen she fell at the final flight in Grade 1 mares’ no novic vice inn April; April; impressi impressive ve winner of the 2m Irish Cesarewitch rewitch re witch in 2019 and although the handicapper appeared to ha have ve her measure last yea year, she rann w with ith credit; for Willie Mullins, she has to be considered seriously. riously. riousl y. Official BHA Rating 94

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Form

Ownerr

Trai T rainerr A Age ge

14 COEUR DE LION (GB) (39 (39))

5100-04

st lb

(lbs)

8 9 4 (130 (130))

B g Pour Moi (IRE) - Hora (Hernando (FR)) Thore Hammer Hansen (3) THE BARBURY URY UR Y BOYS ALAN KING, Barbu arbu ar bury Castle (Breeder - Mr & Mrs R. Kelvin-Hughes)

Draw

CD

DARK BLUE, PINK cross belts, diabolo iabolo ia bolo on sleeves and 5 star on cap cap. BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HHHH Fifth in this race in 2019 andd w won on it in 2020; he’s e’ss not handicapped out of it toda e’ todayy ((ooff 3lb higher than lastt yyea ear) and returned to form when strong-finishing fourth in the Chester Cup on latest outing, so has major each-way wayy claims again under regular rider Thore Hammer Hansen. wa Official BHA Rating 94

15 POSTILEO (IRE) (24)

231-224

4 9 3 (129 (129))

B c Galileo (IRE) - Posterity (IRE) (Indian Ridge) SHEIKH MOHAMMED OBAID AL MAK MAKTO TOUM ROGER VARIAN, Newmarket

Groom - Jack Inkpen

Andrea Atzeni

(Breeder - Merry Fox Stud Limited)

Draw

15

YELLOW, YELLO W, large BLACK spots and spots on cap.

BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HHHH Onl Onlyy sev even en races, third on good to firm lastt JJul ulyy on w ul way ay up the ladder; strong-finishing second in the Chester Plate (2m2f, good to soft) when front-running winner had gonee w way ay be beyo yond recall; fourth at Ha Hayd ydock (admittedl dmittedl dmit tedlyy on heavy tedl aavy vy)) halted his momentum but he’ vy he’ss shortlisted on the Chester evidence. STEWARDS NOTE: Following llowing llo wing its run on 22/5/2 /5/2 /5 /2021 it was reported that the horse lost a shoe. Official BHA Rating 94

16 MANCINI (GB) (39 (39))

06130-0

(129)) 7 9 3 (129

Ch g Natha atha at haniel (IRE) - Muscova uscova usco vado (USA) SA)) (Mr Greeley (USA)) SA SA)) SA )) Richard K King ingscote DR MAR MARWA WAN KOU KOUKASH IAN WILLIAMS,, A Alv lvechurch (Breeder - Mrs James Wigan)

GREY,, BEIGE star, GREY ar,, GREY slee ar sleeve ves, BEIGE stars, RED cap.

Draw

18

BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HH Often front-runs; ran belowelowelo w-par when visored lastt ttwo wo starts, so reverts to the cheekpieces of previous three outingss ((twic twice ran very well); ninth in this race lastt yyea ear ( just before headgear was enlisted) and seventh in 2019, 19,, leavi 19 aavi ving stamina unproven but he’ he’ss competitive titive titi vely handicapped if back on song. Official BHA Rating 93

(39)) 5 9 3 (129 (129)) 17 ROCHESTER HOUSE (IRE) (39

14-4030

Ch g Galileo (IRE) - Kalla (Monsun (GER)) Silve Sil vestre De Sousa JOHN BROWN & MEGAN EGAN EG AN DENNIS MARK JOHNSTON, Middleham

Groom - Becky Wright

(Breeder - Stall Ullmann)

C

Draw

RED, PURPLE slee sleeve ves, RED armlets, BLACK cap, 17 YELLOW YELLO W star tar.. BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HHH 2020 efforts fforts ff orts include front-running, neck second to Just Hubert over 2m4f at Glorious Goodw Goodwood ood and a 2m win win here, where he earlier came from the back for fifth of 19 in this race (had widest draw); aaw); w); ran respectably espectablyy back on turf the espectabl last twic twice and has each-way wayy claims but drawn wa wnn w w wid ide aaga gain. Official iall BHA Rating 93 ia

18 JUST HUBERT (IRE) ( (24)

01020-3

5 9 2 (128 (128))

B g Dunaden (FR) - Laa T Tulipe ulipe (FR) (A (Authorized uthorized (IRE)) FOURSOME THOROUGHBREDS Daniel Tudhope WILLIAM MUIR & CHRIS GR GRASSICK, ASSICK, Lambourn

Groom - K Kumbh umbh Singh

(Breeder - Ringfort Rin Stud)

Draw

YELLOW, DARK BLUE epaulets, YELLOW YELLOW, ELLOW ELLO W sleeves, 19 DARK BLUE spo spots. BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HHH Strong late on to pip Rochester Housee aatt Glorious Goodw Goodwood ood (2m4f, good) od)) last July od July off 4lb lo lowe wer; reappearancee aatt Haydock (2m, heavy) vvy) y) last month, passing seven of his nine ri riva vaaals ls up the straight, ight, ig ht, sug sugge gested he’ he’ss better still this term; has wonn ttwic wice on good to firm; drawn wnn w w wid ide but one to consider. nsider.. nsider Official BHA Rating 92

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Form

Ownerr

Trai T rainerr A Age ge

421-24

B g Golden Horn - Sinnamary (IRE) (Galileo (IRE)) Frankie Dettori MR A. E. OPPENHEIMER JOHN & THADY GOSDEN, Newmarket

19 GOLDEN RULES (GB) (32)

Groom - Abdul Fateh BF

st lb

(lbs)

4 9 2 (128 (128))

(Breeder - Hascombe & V Valiant aliant Stud Ltd)

Draw

11

BLACK and WHITE (halve alve al ved), sleeves revers vers v ersed, RED cap.

BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HHHH Just fiv fivee starts, looking one for stamina testss ffrom rom early stage; sole win came at 1-7 onn A AW; W; beaten this season in his tw twoo handicaps (1m6f ) but that form demands respect and he got wit within a nose on the first occasion; tends to hang under pressure; unraced on good or firmer; bit to pro prove ve but a fas fascinating candidate and Frankie Dettori rides him Official iall BHA Rating 93 ia for the first time.

20 DALTON HIGHW HIGHWAY AY (IRE) (23) 8 9 1 (127 (127))

4/1000-0 B g Zoffan ffan ff anyy (IRE) - Poinsettia (IRE) (Galileo (IRE)) an DR R. LAMBE/DR J CLIMAX MAX MA X D. K. WELD, Ireland

Colin K Kea eane

Groom - Dillon Phillips (Breeder - Grange & Manister House Studs)

Draw

13

PURPLE, YELLO YELLOW W Cross of Lorraine, YELLO YELLOW W cap.

BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HHH No shortage of action and rather aather ther mixed form but he’ he’ss w well ell worth another go be beyo yond 2m1f (sole at attemp tempt w when hen 18th in last yea year’ r’ss Cesarewitch) arewitch) are witch) and represents the same top Irish trainer who won this year’s Chester Cup; won on good to firm in 2019. Official BHA Rating 91

Result: 1st

2nd

3rd

Distances: 1-2

2-3

Time:Min

4th .

Secs.

NUMBER OF DECLARED RUNNERS 20 Blinkers worn first time by No. 3. Sheepskin Cheek Pieces worn first time by No.. 7 7.. Hood worn by No. 8.. Vis Visor worn by No. 5, 14, 20.. T Ton ongue Strap worn by No. 4, 13. Sheepskin Cheek Pieces worn by No. 6, 10, 16. Standard Time: 4 mins 22.00 secs Record Time: 4 mins 16.92 secs by Rite of Passage age 6 w wtt 9-2 good to firm, 17 17/0 /06/10 2020: COEUR DE LION 7 8 10 Thore Hammer Hansen 16-11 ((Alan Alan King) 19 ran

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Race Summary: ary: ar y: Willie Mullins has been the first person to turn to in this race in recent years, usually uallyy wit uall ith h his first string ridden byy R Rya yan Moore, so M C Muldoon may edge Rayapour among the trainer’s three runners this time round. A batch of strong candidate date da tes ran in the Chester Cup and Chester Plate, including Coeur De Lion who bidss ffor or a repeatt Ascot A Stakes win. El Elysian ysian Flame boosted his reputation in the Plate, while Postileo would probably obablyy have got the vote toda obabl todayy but for his run on hea heavy vy ground since. However, another other ot her chance is gi give ven to o tthe he Chester Cup fifth TRUMPET MAN who got rath ath at her messed around in the closing stages and still has more to offer ffer ff er with this sort of test. He gets the vote aahe head of Coeur De Lion and Postileo, altho ltho lt houg ugh h tthe he Mullins squad is not at all comf comfor ortabl tablyy dismissed and Golden Rules is a most intriguing dark horse for John Gosden and Frankie Dettori.

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Forecast: 4-1 M C Muldoon (IRE), 6-1 Ra Raya yapour (FR), 8-1 Cape Gentleman (IRE), 11-1 Golden nR Rul ules (GB), 12-1 Lostwithiel (IRE), Coeur de Lion (GB), Postileo (IRE), 14-1 Trumpet Man (GB), Royal Illusion (IRE), 16-1 Elysian Flame (GB), Untold Story (GB), Just Hubert (IRE), 18-1 Rochester House (IRE), 20-1 Reshoun (FR), Dalton High Highwa wayy (IRE), wa 25-1 Lethal Steps (GB), 33-1 Island Brave rave ra ve (IRE), Lucky Deal (GB), Solo Saxophone (IRE), 50-1 Mancini (GB)

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5.35 Six Sixth th Race

Ascot Racecourse is gi giving ving a prize of £300 to the lad or girl responsible for the best turned out horse, and a prize of £300 to the lad or girl responsible for the winning horse.

The Wolfer lfer lf erton Stakes takes tak es (Listed Race) ce)) ce

One Mile Abtt T Two wo Furlongs (9y abt 212yds) (1,900 metres) For Fourr Y Yrs rs Old And Upwards

Stalls - ›ns&*e

(Class 1) Total race va valu lue £75000 (FOR CONDITIONS OF THIS RACE SEE EP PAGE AGE 79)

Owners Prize Money. ney. ne y. Winner £34980; Second £14295; Third £7148; Fourth £3578. (Penalty Va Valu lue £44400) A SS

Form

Owner

1 EUCHEN GLEN (GB) (19 (19))

110-001

st lb

(lbs)

8 9 8 (134 (134))

BgA Authorized uthorized (IRE) - Jabbara (IRE) (Kingmambo (USA)) SA)) SA )) MR W. M. JOHNSTONE Paul Pa ul Mulrennan JIM GOLDIE, Glasgow

Groom - Jenny Burns CD

Trainer Age

(Breeder - W W.. M. Johnstone)

Draw

10

YELLOW, DARK BLUE stars, hal halve ved sleeves.

BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HHH Grand servan vvan ant ffor or Jim Goldie and added to his very good recent record in the mud when overhauling Sangarius (F (Fox ox Ta Tall third) in Group 3 Brigadier Gerard at Sando Sandown wn (1m2f ) 19 days yyss ago; a 5lb penalty and quicker uicker uick er ground are reasons to oppose him this time. Official BHA Rating 115

2 FOREST OF DEAN (GB) (7 (74) 4)

10/10 /-3313

Groom - Muzaffar ffar ff ar Hussain D

5 9 8 (134 (134))

B g Iffra ffra ff raaj - Forest Crown (Royall A Applause) pplause) GODOLPHIN Frankie Dettori JOHN & THADY GOSDEN, Newmarket (Breeder - Car Colston Hall Stud)

Draw

1

ROYAL OYAL OY AL BLUE.

BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HHH Missed 2020 but has made up for lost time on nA AW W this year, ar,, beating ar aating ting Felix and Father Fa ther Of Jazz to win the Group 3 W Win inter Derbyy aatt Lingfield (1m2f ) in F Februar ebruary; ebruar y; respectable third (Palave alave ala vecino second) in the Easter Classic back at Lingfield since; progressive gressive gressi ve on turf in 2019 so should be as effecti ffecti ff ective ecti ve back on the grass; will need a big career best to defy his 5lb penalty penalty,, though. Official BHA Rating 107

3 VOLCANIC LCANIC LC ANIC SK SKY Y (GB) (80)

6

35-6210

(134)) 6 9 8 (134

B g Street Cry (IRE) - Short Skirt (Dik (Diktat) tat) GODOLPHIN SAEED BIN SUROOR, Newmarket

Groom - Nisar Muhammad

Patt Cosgrave Pa avee av

(Breeder - Godolphin)

Draw

14

ROYA RO YAL BLUE, WHITE cap.

BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HH Just hung on to win 1m6f Group 3 Nad Al Shebaa T Troph rophyy aatt Meydan in February roph bruaryy but tailed off bruar in 2m Group 1 there in March; this is the first time he’s e’ss raced short of 1m3f; cheekpieces on first time; drawn e’ wn w nw wid idest; others are much more obvious. Official BHA Rating 107

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Ownerr

4 SOLID STONE (IRE) (36)

3123-51

Trai T rainerr A Age ge

(lbs)

5 9 6 (132 (132))

Br g Shamardal (USA) SA)) - Landmarkk ((US SA USA) (Arch (USA)) SA)) SA )) MR SAEED SUHAI UHAI UH AIL SIR MICHAEL STOUTE, Newmarket

Groom - Sarah Duffy ffyy ff

st lb

Ryan Ry an Moore

(Breeder - Epona Bloodstock Ltd)

Draw

D

ROYAL OYAL OY AL BLUE, YELLO YELLOW W chevron, 4 YELLOW YELLO W cap ap,, ROYAL OYAL OY AL BLUE spo spots. BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HHHH Took his form up a notch when seeing off Storm Stormyy Antarctic to win 1m Windsor Listed race (good to soft) oft) of t) five vvee w wee eeks ago; hard to know whether racing alone against the stands’ rail in the final 4f ga gave ve him an ad adva vantage but he’ he’ss credited with impro improve vement for no now; w; has won n oove ver 1m2f; respected. Official BHA Rating 113

5 ST STORMY ANT ANTAR ARCTIC (GB) (2 (24) 4) 8 9 6 (132 (132))

060-221 060-2 Groom Gr D

Ch g Stormy tormyy A torm Atlantic tlantic (USA) SA)) - Bea Remembered (Doyen (IRE)) SA MR P. K. SI SIU ED WALK WALKER, WA LKE ER, R, Upper Lambourn RU

NE- East Bloodstock Ltd) (BrN (Breeder eeder U R ON

Draw Dr aw

N

6

RED and BLAC ACK stripes, RED slee AC sleeve ves.

BET BE T WITH ASCO ASCO COT VIEW W HHH No Non-runner n-runner Official Offi ffi fficial aall BHA HA H A Rating Rat aatting 112

6 BLUE CUP (FR) (11)

515-501

(129)) 5 9 3 (129

Gr g Kendargent (FR) - Hunter Forwardd ((AU AUS) (Galileo (IRE)) MICHAEL WA WATT TT,, GERRY RY TT RYAN AN & ROY DA DAVID VID DAVID DA VID MENUISIER, Pulborough

Groom - Christophe Aebi

William Buick

(Breeder - Mr Michael Watt) tt)) tt

Draw

D

DARK BLUE and WHITE check, DARK BLUE sleeves, DAR 2 EMERALD GREEN cap cap. BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HHHH Largely elyy progressive el gressive gressi ve profile for this yard; big ey eyecatcher ecatcher on Epsom reappearance in nA April; pril; pulled too hard at York ne next xt time but he was a lot more relaxed with a hood fitted (retained here) when back to form with a bang and easily silyy seeing off Victory sil ctoryy Chime and seven others aatt Epsom (1m2f, good to soft ctor ofttt)) 11 days of yyss ago; capable of making his mark outside handicaps on that evidence. Official BHA Rating 103

7 DA DAWA WAAM WA AM (USA) SA)) ((47 SA 47)) 47

1/0551-1

Groom - Hemanth Mohan D

(129)) 5 9 3 (129

B g Kitten’s Joy (USA) SA)) - Nereidd ((US SA USA) (Rock Hardd T Ten en (USA)) SA)) SA )) SHADWELL ESTATE TATE TA TE COMP COMPANY ANY LTD OWEN BURROWS, Lambourn

Jim Crowle rowle ro wleyy wle

(Breeder - Baumann Stables, E. Bradley & A. Sones)

Draw

7

ROYAL OYAL OY AL BLUE, WHITE epaulets, striped cap.

BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HHH Lightl Lightlyy raced 5y 5yoo w who ho took his form up another no notch tch when makin akin ak ing a successful re return turn from gelding and wind operations in 1m2f Chelmsford handicap 47 da days ys ag ago, o, in the process taking his AW record to an impressive ssive ssi ve 4-5; worth his place at a higher le leve vel but he’ he’ss beaten aaten ten only one home in his tw twoo aatt ttemp empts ts on turf; cheekpieces go on for the firs firstt time. Official BH BHA AR Rat atin ingg 97

8 FA FATHER THER OF JAZZ (GB) (80)

21-1130

4 9 3 (129 (129))

B g Kingman - Bark (IRE) (Galileo (IRE)) THE GREDLEY FAMILY MILY MIL Y Callum Shepherd ROGER VARIAN, Newmarket

Groom - Ivo Slachta

(Breeder - Stetchworth & Middle Park Studs Ltd)

D

Draw

YELLOW, ELLOW, ELLO W, BLACK and YELLO YELLOW W striped sleeves, 12 WHITE cap ap. BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HH Impro Improve ved in leaps aaps ps and bounds on AW ov over er the winter winter,, w win inning three times before third to Forest Of Dean and Felix in Group 3 W Win inter Derbyy aatt Lingfield (1m2f ); ho howe wever, he didn’t carry over his progress when do down wn the field in 1m Doncaster Listed race on return to turf in March; gelded since. Official BHA Rating 104

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Ownerr

Trai T rainerr A Age ge

9 FELIX (GB) (80)

61-1223

D

(lbs)

5 9 3 (129 (129))

Ch g Lope de Vega (IRE) - Luminance (IRE) (Danehill Dancer (IRE)) K SOHI & P PAR ARTNER AR TNER MARCO BOTTI, Newmarket

Groom - Beth eth et h Barton

st lb

Oisin Murph Murphyy

(Breeder - Fittocks ittocks it tocks Stud)

Draw

8

RED, large WHITE spots, BLACK cap.

BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HHHH Has de deve veloped into a smart performer for this yard, including split splitting ting Forest Of Dean andd F Fath ather Of Jazz in Group 3 W Win inter Derby at at Lingfield (1m2f ) in F Februar ebruary; ebruar y; also showe howe ho wed he can do it on turf when excellent third to Lord North in 1m1f Me Meyd ydan Group 1 (good) od)) in March; needs considering. od Official BHA Rating 110

10 FOX XT TAL AL (GB) (19 (19))

6056-23

5 9 3 (129 (129))

B g Sea The Stars (IRE) - Maskunah (IRE) (Sadler’s Wellss ((US USA)) KING PO POWER WER RACING CO LTD Silves lves lv estre De Sousa ANDREW BALDING, Kingsclere

Groom - Stephen nW Wool oolley

(Breeder - Rabbah Bloodstock Limited)

Draw

D

ROYAL OYAL OY AL BLUE, WHITE hoop, striped sleeves, 9 WHITE cap ap,, ROYAL OYAL OY AL BLUE star. ar.. ar BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HHH Second fa favo vourite for this lastt yyea ear but could finish only six sixth; th; made a fine return from a gelding operation when narro narrowl wlyy denied in 1m2f Chester handicap but not in the same form when well-held third to Euchen Glen in the wl Brigadier Gerard at Sando Sandown wn since; quirk quirkyy sort; others preferred for win purposes. Official BHA Rating 107

11 JU JUAN AN ELC ELCANO ANO (GB) (80)

(129)) 4 9 3 (129

3/5430-6 Ch g Frankel - Whatami (Da (Daylami ylami (IRE)) SHEIKH MOHAMMED OBAID AL MAK MAKTO TOUM KEVIN NR RYA YAN, Hambleton

Groom - Umar Mohammed

Andrea Atzeni

(Breeder - Mr & Mrs David Brown)

Draw

5

YELLOW, YELLO W, large BLACK spots and spots on cap.

BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HH Fifth in last yea year’ r’ss 2000 Guineas but he hasn’t quite been able to reproduce that form, including when fourth in the Hampton Court over C&D at 2020 Ro Roya yall meeting; faded into a belowya elowelo w-par six sixth th when reappearing in 1m Doncaster Listed race, on first run since being gelded, and off a ffurther urther 12 weeks since (has hadd w win ind surgery); ery); er y); others hold more solid claims. Official BHA Rating 107

12 PALAVE LAVE LA VECINO (FR) (39 (39))

0234-23

(129)) 5 9 3 (129

B g Cacique (IRE) - Saltita (IRE) (Galileo (IRE)) ARAAM BRIAN MEEHAN, Manton

Martin Dwy Dwyer er

(Breeder - Stiftung Gestut Fa Fahrhof hrhof )

D

Draw

11

ROYAL OYAL OY AL BLUE, PURPLE chevron, PURPLE cap.

BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HHH Can front-run nnt-run t-run; had Forest Of Dean in third when close second in Easter Classic aatt Lingfield (1m (1m2f, AW AW)) in April;; aano nother smart effort ffort ff ort when third of four in 1m2f Chester Group 2 latest; each-way wayy contender. wa Official BHA Rating 109

13 PA PATRICK TRICK SARSFIELD (FR) (13) 5 9 3 (129 (129))

6

11302-2

BgA Aus ustralia - Ultra Appeal (IRE) (La (Lawman wman (FR)) MRS C. C. REGAL EGAL EG AL ADO-GONZALEZ Tom Marquand JOSEPH PA PATRICK TRICK O’BRIEN, Ireland

Groom - Jayne Farwell D

(Breeder - China Horse Club International Ltd)

Draw

3

RED, YELLOW ELLOW ELLO W stripe, chev chevrons vrons v rons on sleeves.

BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HHHHH Big improver over ov er last season, including Leopardstown oown wn Group 3 success on good; third in a German aann Group 1 and runner-up in Group 2 Prix Dollar at Longchamp champ cha mp later in the campaign; fine return to actionn w when hen narrowly owly ow ly denied in 1m2f Curragh ragh ra gh Listed race 13 days aays ys ag ago, o, travelling po powe werfully llyy but worn down oown wn late on; fastt ggroun round w woul ould bee aann unk nkno nown no wn (raced on only nlyy good or softer) nl fter)) but he’ fter he’ss tthe he only nlyy Listed/ nl Official BHA Rating 113 Group winner in this line-up who isn’t saddled with ithh a penalty and he holds leading claims at the weights. it

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Ownerr

Trai Trainerr A Age ge

14 VICTORY CHIME (IRE) (11)

412-312

D

(lbs)

6 9 3 (129 (129))

B g Campanologistt ((US USA) - Patuca (Teofilo (IRE)) MR A. NEVIN RALPH BECKETT, TT,, Kimpton Down TT

Groom - Josie Mansell

st lb

Rob Hornby

(Breeder - M. Downey & Kildaragh Stud)

Draw

13

BLACK, WHITE chevron, sleeves and diamond on cap.

BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HH Enhanced good Epsom record when chasing home easy winner Blue Cup over 1m2f (good to soft) oft) t) of 11 da days ys ago; 10lb better off at the weigh ighhts with that one no now w but it still may not be enough to turn the tables; trick trickyy draw. w. ig aaw. Official BHA Rating 102

Result: 1st

2nd

3rd

Distances: 1-2

2-3

Time:Min

4th .

Secs.

NUMBER OF DECLARED RUNNERS 14 Sheepskin Cheek Pieces worn first time by No. 3,, 7 7.. Hood worn by No. 6, 10, 12. Visor worn by No. 14. Tongue Strap worn by No.. 9 9,, 13. Running for the first time since Gelding No. 8. Running for the first time since Wind Surgery No. 11. Standard Time: 2 minss 7 7.7 .70 secs Record Time: 2 mins 1.90 secs by The Fugue age 5 w wtt 8-11 good to firm, 18/06/1 06/1 06 /14 2020: MOUNTAIN NTAIN NT AIN ANGEL (IRE) 6 9 3 James Doyle 8-1 (Rogerr V Var arian) 13 ran

Race Summary: ary: ar y: The Joseph O’Brien-trained PA PATRICK TRICK SARSFIELD is selected to takee ffull ull advantage of escaping a penalty for last summer’s Leopardstown Group 3 success. His close, strong-trave ng-tra ng-trave velling second in a Currag Curragh h Listed event 13 da days ys ago suggests he’s returned in good form and he’s preferred to Felix, who transferred all of this year’s AW improvement to turf when third to Lord North in a Meydan Group 1 in March. Blue Cup, so impressive essive ve in an Epsom handicap last time, and Windsor essi Listed scorer Solid Stone complete the shortlist. Race Predictor: FOX T TAL AL SOLID STONE PATRICK PA TRICK SARSFIELD

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Forecast: 6-1 Solid Stone (IRE), Patrick Sarsfield (FR), 15-2 Blue Cup (FR), FR), FR ), Da Dawa waam (USA), SA), SA ), 10-1 Euchen Glen (GB), Forest of Dean (GB), 11-1 Father ther of Jazz (GB), Felix (GB), Victory Chime (IRE), 14-1 Fox xT Tal al (GB), 18-1 Palavecino (FR), 20-11 V Vol olcanic Sky (GB), 25-1 Juan Elcano (GB)

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6.10 Seventh Race

Ascot Racecourse is gi giving ving a prize of £300 to the lad or girl responsible for the best turned out horse, and a prize of £300 to the lad or girl responsible for the winning horse.

The Copper Horse Stakes takes tak es (Handicap) One Mile About Six Furlongs (14f abt 34yds) (2,800 metres) For Fourr Y Yrs rs Old And Upwards

Stalls - ›ns&*e

(Class 2) Total race value alue a lue £65000 (FOR CONDITIONS OF THIS RACE SEE EP PAGE AGE 79)

Owners Prize Money. ney. ne y. Winner £26410; Second £13208; Third £6604;; F Fourt ourth £3302; Fifth £1651; Sixth ixth ix th £826.. ((Pe Pena nalt lty lt yV Value alue £33501) 11)) W Weeig ight hts raised 1lb and paragraphs 27 to 31 of thee W Weeights and Handicapping Code complied dw with ith where applicable. 16 Eliminated U Und nder Rules (I)9 and (I)10. SS Form

Owner

Trainer Age

1 ON TO VICTORY (GB) (24)

32210-2

st lb

7 9 10 (136 (136))

B g Rock of Gibraltar (IRE) - Clouds of Magellann ((US USA) (Dynaformer (USA)) SA)))) SA HP RACING ON TO VICTORY Tom Marquand ALAN KING, Barbu arbu arbury Castle (Breeder - The Aston House Stud)

D

(lbs)

Draw

19

WHITE, RED seams, RED and WHITE quartered cap.

BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HHH Durable dual-purpose campaigner; won last season’s n’ss November Handicap (1m4f, soft) and n’ ran right ight ig ht up to his bestt w when hen second in Listed race at Goodwo odwo od wood on his return to the Flat; stays yyss 1m6f well but toda today’ y’ss quick y’ uicker er ground is a slight concern and he’ll need to find ex extr tra to defy top weight ight ig ht. Official BHA Rating 104

2 SALDIER (FR) (9 (9))

7 9 9 (135 (135))

/1665/// /1665 ///-1 B g Soldier Hollow - Salve Evita (Monsun (GER)) (in 4lb ex ex)) MRS S. RICCI Ryan Ry an Moore W. P. MULLINS, Ireland

Groom - Donal Redmond

(Breeder - Soc Agricola Ss Le Ginestre)

Draw

7

PINK, LIGHT GREEN spots, PINK sleeves and cap.

BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HHHH Tw Twoo-time Grade 1-win -win -w inning hurdler hurdler,, best recent effort ffort ff ort when seventh in this year’s Champion; first Flat outing for overr ffou our yyea ears when winning a qualified riders’ event vvent ent at Listowe towe to wel (1m5f, good to yyie ielding; evens vvens ens fa favo vourite) nine da days ys ago by 7l; toda today’ y’ss opposition is far more taxing but he represents po y’ powe werful connections and warrants plenty of respect, with Ry Ryan an Mooree ((6-25 6-25 for Wil Willie Mullins in Britain) a positive itivee booking. Official BHA Rating 99 itiv

3 THEMAXWECAN (IRE) (52)

0052-13

5 9 8 (134 (134))

B g Maxios - Psychometry (FR) (Danehill Dancer (IRE)) MR DOUGLAS LIVINGSTON MARK JOHNSTON, Middleham

Groom - Paddy Trainor

James Doyle oyle oy le

(Breeder - Niarchos Family) mily) mil y)

C D BF

7

Draw

ROYAL BLUE and WHITE (quartered), WHITE sleeves, ROYA 18 RED armlets,, ROYAL OYAL OY AL BLUE cap cap,, WHITE W diamonds. BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HHH Better than ever vver er when winning at Musselburgh (1m6f, good; had been gelded) on his reappearance; bit belo below w ffor orm in a small field ne next xt time but he was ffou ourth of 16 in this race last yea year ((from from toda today’ y’ss mark y’ ark)) and could well mak makee the frame again; has an impressi impressive ve record (three wins and three seconds from nine outings) on good to firm ground. ground. Official BHA Rating 102

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Ownerr

Trai T rainerr A Age ge

4 SEXTANT XTANT XT ANT (GB) (24)

5443-65

st lb

(lbs)

6 9 8 (134 (134))

B g Sea The Stars (IRE) - Hypoteneuse (IRE) (Sadler’s Wellss ((US USA)) Callum Rodriguez STRAIGHTLINE BLOODSTOCK KEITH DALGLEISH, Carluke

Groom - Steve Ellwood

(Breeder - The Queen Queen))

Draw

C

ROYAL OYAL OY AL BLUE and WHITE (quartered), 12 BLACK and WHITE striped riped sleeves and cap cap. BET WITH ASCOT VIEW H Useful and consistent at around 1m4f in 2019 for Sir Michael Stoute and has sincee w won on over hurdles for his current yard, but well held in Group 3 and Listed events vvents ents (visored both times) this year; headgear left off toda today; y; difficult to recommend until sho showi wing some spark. Official BHA Rating 102

5 BRILLIANT LIGHT (GB) (101) 4 9 7 (133 (133))

16-4334

B g Sea The Stars (IRE) - Flame of Gibraltar (IRE) (Rock of Gibraltar (IRE)) GODOLPHIN SAEED BIN SUROOR, Newmarket

Groom - Sajjad Ahmed

Oisin Murph Murphyy

(Breeder - Godolphin)

Draw

16

ROYA RO YAL BLUE.

BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HHHH Made the frame four times at Meydan (1m2f-1m6f) 1m6f)) ear 1m6f arly ly this year, ar,, creditable fourth of se ar seve ven in Group 2 eeve vent when las lastt seen in March; has relati relative vely fe few w miles on tthe he clock and could benefit from toda today’ y’ss sswit y’ witch in headgea dgea dg eaaarr ((has has worn cheekpieces las lastt ttwo wo starts); bes bestt eff ffort orts soo ffar ar on good/go od/go od/ good to soft ground (unraced on firmer); one for the shortlist. Official BHA Rating 101

6 SLEEPING LION (USA) SA)) (71) SA

1/0230-1

(133)) 6 9 7 (133

Ch g TTeofilo eofilo (IRE) - Flame of Hestia (IRE) (Giant’s Causeway wayy ((US wa USA)) Kieran Shoemark MERRY MERR Y FOX STUD LIMITED ROGER CHARL CHARLTON TON, Beckhampton

Groom - Jess Godwin

(Breeder - Merry Fox Stud Limited)

Draw

ORANGE and YELLOW check, ORANGE sleeves, 13 YELLOW cap ap. BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HHHH Three-time winner for James Fanshawe nshawe nsha we; showe howe ho wed plenty of impro improve vement on his first start for his ne new w yyar ard w when hen scoring at Kempton (2m, AW AW)) on reappe aappe ppearance ten weeks ago; has a solid record at Ascott ((pla placedd aall ll three starts), won’t be inconve onve on venienced by toda today’ y’ss drop in distance and has gained both his turf wins on good to firm ground; y’ up 7lb but still a big pla playe yer. Official BHA Rating 101

(132)) 7 DUBIOUS AFF AFFAIR AIR (IRE) (241) 5 9 6 (132

111240-

B m Frankel - Dubian To (IRE) (Sea The Stars (IRE)) MR MOHAMED OBAIDA AIDA AID A CHARLIE FELLOWES, Newmarket

Jamie Spencer

Groom - Kassandra Gagneux (Breeder - Rabbah Bloodstock Limited) D

Draw

4

ROYAL OYAL OY AL BLUE, RED epaulets, striped cap.

BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HH Joined Charliee F Fel ello lowe wes and sho showe wed progressive gressive gressi ve form last season, winning three handicaps at 1m5f-1m6f on good/good to firm ground; wasn’t up to Group 2 events on her lastt ttwo wo starts and she needs to impro improve ve some more after an absence, her mark ha having ving risen 15lb since her last win win. Official BHA Rating 100

8 THRONE HALL (GB) (34)

3/12-123

4 9 6 (132 (132))

B g Kingman - A Appearance ppearance (Galileo (IRE)) SHEIKH MOHAMMED OBAID AL MAK MAKTO TOUM KEVIN NR RYA YAN, Hambleton

Groom - Sarah Wilson

Andrea Atzeni

(Breeder - Sheikh Mohammed Obaid Al Mak Maktoum) toum)

YELLOW, YELLO W, large BLACK spots and spots on cap.

Draw

6

BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HHHH Lightly raced 4yo with a vver eryy solid profile, yet to run a poor race; won a warm event er vvent ent at Doncaster (1m2f, good) od)) in March and has posted good effor od ffor ff orts off higher marks since, doing his bestt w wor ork late on nw when hen third of 15 at York (1m4f, good to soft) last time; today’s ex extr tra yyar ardage could elicit further impro improve vement and he ought to be in the thick of things aga again. Official BHA Rating 100

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Ownerr

9 GOLD MAZE (GB) (38)

60143-0

Trai T rainerr A Age ge

(lbs)

4 9 5 (131 (131))

B g Golden Horn - Astonishing (IRE) (Galileo (IRE)) TEME VALLEY ROGER VARIAN, Newmarket

Groom - Kerry rryy Humphries

st lb

David Da vid Egan

(Breeder - A Appl pple T Tre ree Stud)

Draw

MAROON, YELLOW ELLOW ELLO W hoops, MAR MAROON sleeves, 8 YELLOW cap ap. BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HH Useful form (ninth in the 2020 Derby) but has just one win to his name from nine outings; first run since leavi aavi ving Jessica Harrington when tailed off ov over er 1m4f here (soft; 12-1) last month; subsequently gelded; represents last yea year’ r’ss winning stable but others ha have ve more pressing claims. Official BHA Rating 99

10 CARDANO RDANO RD ANO (USA) SA)) ((39 SA 39)) 39

22-1120

5 9 5 (131 (131))

B g Oasis Dream - Astorgs Galaxy (Galileo (IRE)) MR R. S. BROOKHOUSE Richard K King ingscote IAN WILLIAMS,, A Alv lvechurch (Breeder - Mt Brilliant Broodmares II LLC)

Draw

LIGHT BLUE, PINK che chevrons vrons, LIGHT BLUE sleeves, 11 LIGHT BLUE cap cap,, PINK star. ar.. ar BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HHH Prominent racerr w who ho registered a big career bestt w when hen beaten a neck by Themaxwecan maxwecan maxw ecan at Musselburgh (1m6f, good) od)) in April, keeping on gamel od gamely; y; without usual cheekpieces and possibl possiblyy ffai ailed to stay 2m2f in Chester Cup (15-2) ne next xt time; ty type pe to bounce back under optimum conditions and should go well. STEWAR WAR W ARDS NOTE:: F Foll ollow owin ing its run on 7/5/2021 it was reported that the horse stopped quickl quickly. y. Official BHA Rating 99

11 HOCHFELD (IRE) (24)

301235

Groom - Ratan Singh D

(131)) 7 9 5 (131

B g Cape Cross (IRE) - W What hat A Charm (IRE) (Key of Luck (USA)) SA)) SA )) KINGSLEY PARK 23 - READY TO RUN MARK JOHNSTON, Middleham

Ben Curtis

(Breeder - Kenilworth House Stud)

Draw

5

ROYAL OYAL OY AL BLUE, LIGHT GREEN epaulets.

BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HH Tough 7y 7yoo w who ho regularly gularlyy contests some of the top stayin gularl yyin ing handicaps; caps; ca ps; good third in Chester Cup (2m2f, good to soft) in Ma Mayy but follo followe wed that with a well well belo beloww-par run at Goodw Goodwood; ood; no great surprise if he puts that behind him but a belowelowelo w-par effort ffort ff ort in this race last yea year sounds a note of caution. Official BHA Rating 99

12 GLOBAL STORM (IRE) (24)

136-021

Groom - Kashif Malik D

(130)) 4 9 4 (130

Ch g Night ight ig ht of Thunder (IRE) - T Tra rave ra vel ((US USA) (Street Cry (IRE)) GODOLPHIN CHARLIE APPLEBY, Newmarket

William Buick

(Breeder - Grenane House Stud)

Draw

3

ROYAL OYAL OY AL BLUE, WHITE cap.

BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HHHHH Outofastron astron as tronggs tron gsta sta taye yera rand nd heprove prove pro vedw dwell ell suitedbysteppingupto1m6fwhenwinningseve seve se ven-runnerrace at Ne Newmark wmarket wmark et (soft) oft) of t) 24 da days ys ag ago; o; jus justt as effecti ffecti ff ective ecti ve on good to firm m gground round and he sho showe wed his liking for Ascott w wit ithh a good third in the Golden Gates it Handicap at this mee meeting ting in 2020; up to a career-high mark but has ex exce cellent credentials and looks a leading contender. ntender.. ntender Official BHA Rating 98

13 HY HYANNA ANNA (GB) (24)

2520-53

Groom - Nadeem Ikram

7

6 9 2 (128 (128))

B m Champs El Elysees ysees - Highl ighl ig hlyy Spiced (Cadeaux Genereux) hl MR G. C. VIBERT EVE JOHNSON HOUGHTON, Blewbury

Rob Hornby

(Breeder - A Al-Ba l-Baha l-Ba ha Bloodstock)

Draw

CHOCOLATE, WHITE braces, striped sleeves, 14 ORANGE cap . BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HH Useful mare who has run creditabl creditablyy on both her at attemp tempts at 1m6f, most recently entlyy w entl when hen third of six at Goodw Goodwood ood (soft) last month; handles quick quicker er ground too and has a solid record at Ascot; lik likel elyy to ggiv el ivee her running iv but she’ she’ss on a losing sequence of nine and has no secrets from the handicapper handicapper.. STEWARDS NOTE: Following llowing llo wing its run on 22/5/2 /5/2 /5 /2021 it was reported that the horse hung right handed. Official BHA Rating 96

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Ownerr

Trai T rainerr A Age ge

14 GALATA LATA LA TA BRIDGE (GB) (13)

21110-2

st lb

(lbs)

4 9 2 (128 (128))

B g Golden Horn - Infallible (Pi (Pivo votal) THE IMPERIUM SYNDICAT NDICAT NDIC ATE Daniel Tudhope DR RICHARD NEWLAND, Droitwich

Groom - Rachel Barnett

(Breeder - Cheveley Park Stud Ltd)

Draw

2

WHITE, RO ROYA YAL BLUE stars, RED slee sleeve ves and cap.

BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HHH Won three in a row over 1m4f on Ta Tape peta in 2020 for Sir Michael Stoute before sold for 75,000gns in October; gelded and had win ind surgery in er eryy before creditable second at Kempton (1m4f ) on stabl ta tabl ble debut tw twoo w weeks eeks ago; still relative elati elative vely lightly raced and could ha have ve more to offer ffer ff er but he has to pro prove ve he’ he’ss as effecti ffecti ff ective ecti ve on turf (0-2) and some of these boast stronger form. Official BHA Rating 96

15 ARTHURIAN FABLE (IRE) (24) 4 9 2 (128 (128))

31240-4

Ch g Sea The Stars (IRE) - A Abs bstain (Araafa (IRE)) MRS PERLE O’ROURKE BRIAN MEEHAN, Manton

Jim Crowle rowle ro wleyy wle

(Breeder - Mrs P. O’Rourke)

D

Draw

1

GREY and PINK diamonds, PINK sleeves and cap.

BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HHHH Just one success (sole run on good to firm m gground) round) from 11 outing outingss but he performed w well ell se seve veral aall more times las lastt yyea eaaar,r, close fifth in the King Georg Georgee V Handicap at this meeting ingg aand in nd second in the Melrosee aatt Y Yor orkk ((1m6f or 1m6f);); might ha 1m6f have ve needed the run when fourth of se seve ven to Global Storm at Ne Newmark wmarket wmark et on reappe aappe ppearance; should be in the mix again. Official BHA Rating 96

16 AMTIY AMTIYAZ AZ (GB) (7 (74) 4)

113-216

Groom - Manohar Parmar D

(127)) 4 9 1 (127

B c Frankel - Rose of Miracles (Dalakhani (IRE)) MR IMAD ALSAGAR AGAR AG AR JOHN & THADY GOSDEN, Newmarket

Hollie Do Doyle yle

(Breeder - Saleh Al Homaizi & Imad Al Sagar)

Draw

9

DAR D ARK GREEN, WHITE stars on sleeves.

BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HHH Frankel colt who who has won three of his eight races (1m4f-2m) on the AW AW;; stiff task when onl onlyy sixth of seven in sixth n vval aluable conditions race at Lingfield ngfield ng field last time; finished fifth at that venue (goodd gground) round) on his onl onlyy run on turf; needs to impro improve ve on the return to grass to defy a career-high mark. STEWAR WAR W ARDS NOTE:: F Follo ollowi ollo wing its run on 2/4/ //4/ 4/2021 it was reported that the horsee w was as hampered in running. Official BHA Ra Rating ting 95

Result: 1st

2nd

3rd

Distances: 1-2

2-3

Time:Min

4th .

Secs.

NUMBER OF DECLARED RUNNE RUNNERS 19 Visor worn first time by No. 5. Sheepskin Cheek Pieces worn by No. 10. Running for the first time since Gelding No. 9. Standard Time: 3 mins 4.30 secs Record Time: 3 mins 0.89 secs by Kew Gardens age 3 w wtt 9-0 good to firm, 20 20/0 /06/18 2020: FUJAIRA IRA IR A PRINCE (IRE) 6 9 4 A Andr ndrea Atzeni 3-1F (Rogerr V Var arian) 16 ran

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Race Summary: The inaugural running of thiss eeve vent last year went to an unexposed 6y 6yo o aand nd Sleeping Lion has a similar larr la profile, in his case havin vvin ing scored on his de debut but for Roger Charlton aatt K Kemp empton in April. With a solid course record he should give ivee a good account iv ccountt of himself. Brilliant ccoun lliantt Lig llian ight ht,, Throne Hall aand ht nd Ar Arthuria thurian thuria nF Fab able are other ot hers w wit ith it h strong each-way aayy claims but the vote goes to GLOBAL STORM ORM OR M ((nap) nap), w who ho ran so well aatt tthi his meeting lastt yyear ear aand nd seemed very well suited db byy steppingg u up p to 1m6f when winning at Newm eewm wmark arket et. The fly in the ointm intm in tment is smart hurdler Saldier, ier,, w ier who ho is hard to ow wei eigh up aafter fter aan n eas asyy Listowel wel w el success but very da dang ngerous on just his second Flat outingg ffor or his po powe werf rful ul connections. Race Predictor: HYAN HY ANNA SEXTANT XTANT XT ANT THEMAXWECAN ECAN EC AN

Forecast: 6-1 Saldier (FR), Global Storm (IRE), 15-2 Sleeping Lion (USA), SA), SA ), 9-1 On nT To oV Vic ictory (GB), 10-1 Themaxwecan (IRE), Throne Hall (GB), 11-1 Hyanna (GB), Amti Amtiya yaz (GB), 14-1 Sextant (GB), Gold Maze (GB), 16-1 Dubious A Aff ffair ff air (IRE), Hochfeld (IRE), Arthurian Fa Fable ble (IRE), 18-1 Cardano (USA), SA), SA ), Galata Bridge (GB), 20-1 Brilliant Light (GB)

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Race Conditions First Race 2.30 - THE QUEEN ANNE ST STAKE AKES (CLASS 1) (Group 1) (British Champions Series) (see page 12) Distributed in accordance with the Stakes and Prize Money Code; £226840 to the winning horse The second to receive ceive cei ve £86000,, tthe he third £43040,, tthe he fourth £21440,, tthe he fifth £10760 and the six sixth th £5400; for four yrs old and upwards; ONE MILE (1,600 metres)Royal Hunt Cup Course (8f ); Enter by noon, April 27th and pa payy £1750 stake, Scratch by noon, Ma Mayy 25t 5th h or pay £2000, Confirm by noon, June 9t 9th h and pa payy £1250, Supplementary Entry by noon, June 9t 9th h and pa payy £35000 stake, Declare by 10.00 a.m. June 13th. Weights: Colts and geldings 9st; fillies 8st 11lb NOTE: Horses will onl onlyy be eligible to run in this race provided that they ha have ve a current BHA Handicap Rating of 80 or higher at midda middayy of tthe he confirmation stage. Horses which do not qualify for a rating ma mayy also be eligible providing the BHA Handicapper is satisfied that the horse’s racecourse performances up to and including the da dayy before confirmation merit a provisional rovisional ro visional assessment of 80 or higher. Horses which ha have ve not run will not be eligible. Southern Hemispheree A Allo llowance: 4-y-o 1lb; ASCOT RACECOURSE LIMITED will present a memento to the winning owner, trainer and jockey. In addition, a Challenge Cup will be presented to o tthe he winning owner, to be held until Ma Mayy next xxtt year. The lad or girl in charge off tthe he best turned out horse and of the winning horse in this race will each receive ceive cei ve a prize of £300. Breeders’ Cup Owners’ Premiums and d tthe he Breeders’ Cup “Win and You’re In” Program appl applyy to this this race. Forr fful ull details, please contact Ascot Racecourse. All number cloths to be carried in this race ha have ve been sponsored and will carry the name/logo of QIPCO. The sponsorship pa payment yment of £500 will be distributed equall equallyy amongst all horses starting in this race in accordance with paragraphs 24 to 27 of the Stakes and Prize Money Code. The Ascot Racecourse Executive ecutive ecuti ve reserves the right to transfer this race to the Old Mile Course. (No confirmation of entry is required for Supplementary entries). 33 entries, 111 aatt £1750, 10 at £3750, 12 2 aatt £5000. - Closed April 27th, 2021 Second Race 3.05 - THE COVENTRY NTRY NTR Y STAKES (CLASS 1) (Group 2) (see page 18 ) Distributed in accordance with the Stakes and Prize Money Code; £59200 to the winning horse The second to receive ceive cei ve £22390,, tthe he third £11190 and the fourth £5590; for two yrs old onl only; y; SIX FURLONGS (6f ) (1,200 metres); Enter by noon, June 9t 9th h and pa payy £1000 stake, Declare by 10.00 a.m. June 13th 3th 3t h. W Weights: eights: Colts and geldings 9st 1lb; fillies 8st 12lb; ASCOT RACECOURSE LIMITED will present a memento to the winning owner, trainer and jockey. ey.. In addition, a Challenge Cup will be presented to ey o tthe he winning owner, to be held until Ma Mayy next year. The lad or girl in charge off tthe he best turned out horse and the winning horse in this race will each receive ceive cei ve a prize of £300.. A All ll number cloths to be carried in this race ha have ve been sponsored and will carry the name/logo of QIPCO. The sponsorship pa payment yment of £500 will be distributed equall equallyy amongst all horses starting in this race in accordance with paragraphs 24 to 27 of the Stakes and Prize Money Code. 29 entries at £1000. - Closed June 9t 9th, h, 2021 Third Race 3.40 - THE KING’S ST STAND AND ST STAKES AKES (CLASS 1) (Group 1) (British Champions Series) (see page 24) Distributed in accordance with the Stakes and Prize Money Code; £198485 to the winning horse The second to receive ceive cei ve £75250,, tthe he third £37660, the fourth £18760,, tthe he fif fifth th £9415 and the six sixth th £4725; forr tthr hree yrs old and upwards; FIVE FURLONGS (5f ) (1,000 metres); Enter by noon, April 27th and pa payy £1535 stake, Scratch by noon, Mayy 25t Ma 5th h or pay £1750, Confirm by noon, June 9t 9th h and pa payy £1090, Supplementary Entry by noon, June 9t 9th h and pa payy £30000 stake, Declare by 10.00 a.m. June 13th. Weights: 3-y-o colts and geldings 8st 12lb; fillies 8st 9lb 4-y-o and up colts and geldings 9st 5lb; fillies 9st 2lb NOTE: Horses will onl onlyy be eligible to run in this race provided that they ha have ve a current BHA Handicap Rating of 80 or higher at midda middayy of tthe he confirmation stage. Horses which do not qualify for a rating ma mayy also be eligible providing the BHA Handicapper is satisfied that the horse’s racecourse performances up to and includingg tthe he da dayy before confirmation merit a provisional rovisional ro visional assessment of 80 or higher. Horses which ha have ve not run will not be eligible.; ASCOT RACECOURSE LIMITED will present a memento to the winning owner, er,, er trainer,, jockey and stable employee. In addition, a Challenge Cup will be presented to trainer o tthe he winning owner, to be held until Ma Mayy next xxtt year. The lad or girl in charge of the best turned out horse and of the winning horse in this race will each receive ceive cei ve a prize of £300.. A All ll number cloths to be carried in this race ha have ve been sponsored and will carry the name/logo of QIPCO. The sponsorship pa payment yment of £500 will be distributed equall equallyy amongst all horses starting in this race in accordance with paragraphs 24 to 27 off tthe he Stakes and Prize Money Code. (No confirmation of entry is required for Supplementary entries). 32 entries, 7 at £1535, 9 at £3285, 16 at £4375. - Closed April 27th, 2021 Fourth Race 4.20 - THE ST JAMES’S SP PAL ALACE ST STAKES AKES (CLASS 1) (Group 1) (British Champions Series) (see page 32) Distributed in accordance with the Stakes and Prize Money Code; £198485 to the winning horse The second to receive ceive cei ve £75250,, tthe he third £37660, the fourth £18760,, tthe he fifth £9415 and d tthe he six sixth th £4725; for tthr hree yrs old colts onlyy; OLD MILE (7f abt 213yds) (1,500 metres); Enter by noon, April 27th and pa onl payy £1535 stake, Scratch by noon, Mayy 25t Ma 5th h or pay £1750, Confirm by noon, June 9t 9th h and pa payy £1090, Supplementary rryy Entry rryy by noon, June 9t 9th h and payy £30000 stake, Declare by 10.00 a.m. June 13th. Weights: 9st each NOTE: Horses will onl pa onlyy be eligible to run in this race provided that they ha have ve a current BHA Handicap Rating of 80 or higher at midda middayy of tthe he confirmation stage. Horses which do not qualify for a rating ma mayy also be eligible providing the BHA Handicapper is satisfied that the horse’s racecourse performances up to and including the da dayy before confirmation merit a provisional ovisional o visional assessment of 80 or higher. Horses which ha have ve not run will not be eligible.; ASCOT RACECOURSE LIMITED will present a memento to the winning owner, trainer and jockey. ey.. In addition, a Challenge Cup will be presented ey to the winning owner, to be held until Ma Mayy next xtt year. The lad or girl in charge off tthe x he best turned out horse and the winning horse in this race will each receive ceive cei ve a prize of £300. A All ll number cloths to be carried in this race ha have ve been sponsored and will carry the name/logo of QIPCO. The sponsorship pa payment yment of £500 will be distributed equall equallyy amongst all horses starting in this race in accordance with paragraphs 24 to 27 of the Stakes and Prize Money Code. THERE WILL BE A P PARADE ARADE FOR THIS SR RACE. ACE. Runners will be paraded in the order requested by the Managing Executive ecutive ecuti ve on the da day. y. The Ascot Racecourse Executive ecutive ecuti ve reserves the right to transfer this race to the Royal Hunt Cup Course. (No confirmation of entry is required for Supplementary entries). 43 entries, 17 at £1535, 11 at £3285, 15 5 aatt £4375. - Closed April 27th, 2021

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Fifth fth ft h Race 5.00 - THE ASCOT STAKES (CLASS 2 HANDICAP) ANDICAP) ANDIC AP) (see page 50) Distributed in accordance with the Stakes and Prize Money Code; £35100 to the winning horse The second to receive ceive cei ve £16477, 77,, tthe 77 he third £8242 and the fourth rth rt h £4121; forr ffou our yrs old and upwards, Rated 0-100 (also open to such horses rated 101 and 102 - see Standard Conditions); TWO MILES about FOUR FURLONGS (19f abt 210yds) (3,900 metres); Enter by noon, June 9t 9th h and pa payy £175 stake, Declare by 10.00 a.m. June 13th. Lowest weight 8st; Highest weight 9st 10lb Penalties, after June 5t 5th, h, 2021,, ffor or each race won n4 4yo yo to 6yo 5lb; 7yo and up 4lb; ASCOT TR RACECO ACECOURSE LIMITED will present a memento to the winning owner, trainer and jockey. ey.. In addition, ey a Challenge Cup will be presented to the winning owner, to be held until Ma Mayy next xtt year. The lad or girl in charge x of the best turned out horse and the winning horse in this race will each receive ceive cei ve a prize of £300.. A All ll number cloths to be carried in this race ha have ve been sponsored and will carry the name/logo of QIPCO. The sponsorship payment of £500 will be distributed equall equallyy amongst all horses starting in this race in accordance with paragraphs 24 to 27 of the Stakes and Prize Money Code. The British Horseracing Authority has modified Schedule (F)2 of the Rules of Racing ffor or the purposes of this race. PLEASE NOTE: In accordance with the provisions of paragraph 9 off tthe he Weights and Handicapping Code a horse must have run three times or more in order to qualify to run in this race. 24 entries at £175. - Closed June 9th, 2021 Sixth xth xt h Race 5.35 - THE WOLFERTON LFERTON LFER TON ST STAKES AKES (CLASS 1) (Listed Race) (see page 60) Distributed in accordance with the Stakes and Prize Money Code; £44400 to the winning horse The second to receive ceive cei ve £16792,, tthe he third £8392 and the fourth £4192; for ffou our yrs old and upwards, which ha have ve not won a Group 1 or Group 2 Pattern attern at tern race after August 31st, 2020; ONE MILE abt TWO FURLONGS (9f abt 212yds) (1,900 metres); Enter by noon, June 9t 9th h and pa payy £375 stake, Declare by 10.00 a.m. June 13th. Weights: Colts and geldings 9st 3lb; fillies 8st 12lb Penalties, after August 31st, 2020, a winner of a Listed race 3lb Of a Group 3 race 5lb; ASCOT RACECOURSE LIMITED will present a memento to the winning owner, trainer and jockey. ey.. In addition, ey a Challenge Cup will be presented to the winning owner, to be held until Ma Mayy next xtt year The lad or girl in charge of x the best turned out horse and of the winning horse in this race will each receive ceive cei ve a prize of £300.. A All ll number cloths to be carried in this race ha have ve been sponsored and will carry the name/logo of ASCOT RACECOURSE LIMITED The sponsorship pa payment yment of £500 will be distributed equall equallyy amongst all horses starting in this race in accordance with paragraphs 24 to 27 of the Stakes and Prize Money Code. 18 entries at £375. - Closed June 9t 9th, h, 2021 Seventh nth nt h Race 6.10 - THE COPPER HORSE ST STAKES AKES (CLASS 2 HANDICAP) ANDICAP) ANDIC AP) (see page 68) Distributed in accordance with the Stakes and Prize Money Code; £33501 to o tthe he winning horse The second to receive ceive cei ve £15710,, tthe he third £7858,, tthe he fourth £3926,, tthe he fifth £1963 and the six sixth th £981; for ffou our yrs old and upwards, Rated 0-105 (also open to such horses rated 106 and 107 - see Standard Conditions); ONE MILE about SIX FURLONGS (14f abt 34yds) (2,800 metres); Enter by noon, June 9t 9th h and pa payy £175 stake, Declare by 10.00 a.m. June 13th. Lowest weight 8st; Highest weight 9st 10lb Penalties, after June 5t 5th h, 2021, for each race won n4 4yo yo to 6yo 5lb; 7yo and up 4lb; ASCOT RACECOURSE LIMITED will present a memento to the winning owner, trainer and jockey. ey.. In addition, a Challenge Cup will be presented to ey o tthe he winning owner, to be held until Ma Mayy next xtt year. The x lad or girl in charge off tthe he best turned out horse and the winning horse in this race will each receive ceive cei ve a prize of £300. This race will be restricted to 16 runners plus three reserves. The three reserves will be nominated as R17 R17,, R18 and R19. The proceduree ffor or the allocation and operation of the reserves protocol will be as detailed in the notice headed ‘Reserves’ which has been published in The Racing Calendar and which also appears in the important noticess ffoll ollowing the Standard Conditions on the Racing Bulletin area of the BHA Racing Administration Internet site www www.racingadmin.co .racingadmin.co.uk. The British Horseracing Authority will amend the Weights and Handicapping Code in the event that raising of the weights at the 24-hour stage prove rove ro ves necessary. ary.. T ary Trainers rainers are reminded of the provisions of paragraph 41 of the Race Entry Code which require that that they must notify the Racing Calendar Office immediatelyy w immediatel when hen the decision has been made not to run and determine w whe hether the weights will need to be raised. The British Horseracing Authority has modified the Declaration of Jockey section of the Race Entries Code and the Di Division vision of Races section of the Race Administration Code of the Rules of Racingg ffor or the purposes of this race. PLEASE NOTE: In accordance with the provisions of paragraph 9 of the the Weights and Handicapping Code a horse must have run three times or more in order to qualify to run in n tthis his race. 38 entries at £175. - Closed June 9t 9th, h, 2021

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Ryan Moore may have spent his teenage years riding upsides Sir AP McCoy whilst schooling over hurdles at his father Gary’s training base but he has very much made his mark, both here in the UK and worldwide, as one of the best Flat jockeys of our time.

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ue to his association with Aidan O’Brien and Coolmore Stud, Ryan is once again set to have a memorable week at Royal Ascot. Here we find out about the horse he would like to ride, the impressive guest list he would like to invite to Royal Ascot and his favourite Royal Ascot memories. What is your favourite Royal Ascot memory so far? I have two favourites that I can't split. Winning The Prince of Wales's Stakes on Highland Reel and my victory on Estimate in the Gold Cup for Her Majesty. Which race would you most like to win this week? The one I'd most like to win is The Prince of Wales's Stakes as it's my favourite race of the meeting. However, I'd love to win the King’s Stand as I've not won it yet. If you could pick one horse to ride that you are not currently booked for, which horse would you choose and why? Palace Pier in the Queen Anne - he's very classy.

I hope he doesn't as I'm travelling with him every day! If you could pick one Royal Ascot winner from the history books which horse would you pick and in which race? It would have to be Frankel in the Queen Anne Stakes of 2012. You can invite five famous guests to Royal Ascot, who would you invite? (past or present) We need new investment in the sport so how about Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk, Bernard Arnault, Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg. They're worth a bit! What is the last thing that goes through your mind when the starter is about to drop the flag? I'm concentrating on my horse getting away from the stalls. Do you have any raceday superstitions? None, I'm not superstitious. Cream or jam first on a scone? I don't get to eat many so I'm very happy either way. What makes Royal Ascot special?

Frankie has broken down on the way to Royal Ascot, do you:• Reroute and go and pick him up • Quickly get on the phone to your agent to offer your services for his rides

It's simple. It's the best racehorses running in the best races at Britain's best racecourse and it's been happening for centuries.

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