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hursday is Gold Cup day at Royal Ascot with the feature race of the Royal Meeting at the heart of an excellent seven race card.

of the premier two-yearold races of the week. Promoted to Group 2 status in 2006, it is run over the shortest trip possible of five furlongs and is all about speed.

Gosden have won six of the last seven renewals between them while Frankie Dettori remains the most successful jockey in the race with eight victories.

Founded in 1807, the Gold Cup is the oldest and most prestigious race of the week. Run over the marathon trip of two-and-a-half miles it is a stiff test of stamina and attracts the best staying horses from all over Europe.

The Hampton Court Stakes over 10 furlongs for three-year-olds is another high-quality race for the Classic generation. It became part of the programme in 2002 when the Royal Meeting was expanded to five days for the Golden Jubilee festivities and was briefly known as the Tercentenary Stakes when Ascot celebrated its 300th anniversary.

Three varied and exciting handicaps round out the card in the shape of the Britannia Stakes over the Straight Mile, the King George V Stakes over the mile and a half trip and the Buckingham Palace Stakes over seven furlongs. The later of those returned to the programme last year and now has a permanent place on the order of running, providing those seven furlong specialists with the perfect target at Royal Ascot.

Sagaro won the race three times in the 1970s and Stradivarius claimed his third straight success in the race last year. Yeats remains the benchmark though with four victories from 2006 to 2009. Elsewhere on the card, the Norfolk Stakes opens proceedings and is one

The Group 2 Ribblesdale Stakes is also for three-year-olds, although restricted to fillies and run over the same trip as the Oaks. Aidan O’Brien and John

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features Bjorn Neilsen Through The Lens Origins of Millinery A History Of Ascot Celebrating the Success of Prince Abdullah Ode to the stable staff Ollie Dabbous Welcome To Our Heroes Celebrating the Success of Sheikh Hamdan Where are they now? Royal Ascot Hascombe and Valiant Fillies Your Royal Ascot Race Guide The Ascot Enquiry

contributors Bjorn Nielson – Writer Rhys Hayward Photography – Ascot Image Library Hat’s Off – Writer Carole Denford Photography – Ascot Image Library, Getty and the British Hat Guild Ollie Dabbous – Edwina Langley Photography – Ascot Image Library

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Bjorn Nielsen is visibly delighted. The owner-breeder of Stradivarius, the seven-year-old who has a shot at a record-equalling fourth Gold Cup in his sights, has just witnessed him win in the flesh for the first time since 2019.

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hile the victory – a relatively comfortable one as a 4/7 odds-on favourite ahead of Ocean Wind in the Longines Sagaro Stakes and in front of only trainers and staff on Royal Ascot Trials Day – will not count among his most illustrious, it was hugely important. After a 2020 in which the champion stayer triumphed in the two races which have become synonymous with his name in recent years – the Gold Cup at Ascot and the Goodwood Cup – a 7th place in the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe was followed by a hard run on heavy ground on QIPCO British Champions Day. But Nielsen’s superstar looked as good as ever in the Group 3 runout, as he looks ahead to hopefully equalling Yeats’ record of four victories in Royal Ascot’s oldest race on Thursday 17th June. But while Stradivarius is now arguably the most famous European horse in training, Nielsen wasn’t always convinced he would become the star he is today.

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“We didn’t realise at first that he was any good!” he admits. “During his three-yearold career I remember calling John Gosden and asking was he good enough for the King George VI Handicap at Royal Ascot. He said that’s quite a lot of weight for him – maybe we should aim him at the Queen’s Vase.”

“Anyway, he duly came to Ascot and won the Queen’s Vase in 2016.. So I thought he was okay – he was a nice horse." “Anyway, he duly came to Ascot and won the Queen’s Vase in 2016.” “So I thought he was okay – he was a nice horse. Then John’s Secretary Peter Shoemark had an idea and said ‘why don’t we run him in the Goodwood Cup?’ He ran there without a penalty against [Gold Cup winner] Big Orange, and won quite comfortably – so that day I thought to myself there may be a changing of the guard in the staying division... “That’s when I first realised really.”

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If victory in the 2m Goodwood Cup, achieved under jockey Andrea Atzeni, opened Nielsen and Gosden’s eyes to the son of Sea The Stars’ potential as a stayer, it was his four-year-old career where he came of age.

position as one of the sport’s leading lights. Teaming up permanently with Frankie Dettori, he dominated that season’s staying division, including registering a first Gold Cup win.

Vazirabad and Torcedor.” And with a first Gold Cup behind him, and another WH Stayers’ Bonus up for grabs, Stradivarius continued where he left off the following year.

“I remember that “He’d come off the Spurred on by the first one vividly,” recalls same prep [victory in the introduction of the WH Nielsen. Yorkshire Cup],” Nielsen Stayers’ Million in 2018, a adds. “I thought he was going £1m bonus for any horse to be a pretty tough horse “You’re always looking who won one of eight to beat. And that was an at the opposition and prep races in the spring epic race – Strad had to with Cross Counter, the before winning the Gold put his head in front right Melbourne Cup winner Cup, Goodwood Cup and on the line, coming out and De Ex Bee, the Weatherbys Hamilton on top by a length over Derby second in there, Lonsdale Cup there’s always a bit over the summer “I thought he was going to be of unknown, but he months, Stradivarius a pretty tough horse to beat. picked them up fairly cemented his And that was an epic race " easily.”

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“I sometimes think if I’d sold him, and he’d gone somewhere else, would he have been the horse he is today?

That second win sparked wild celebrations from many at Ascot, as Dettori registered a fourth win from four on the day, raising the possibility he might run through the

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card in similar remarkable fashion as he had in 1996’s Magnificent Seven. And while Dettori was narrowly beaten in the penultimate race of that day, his and Stradivarius’

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Gold Cup run was extended the following year – albeit in much changed circumstances. “Because of Covid his prep was different,” Nielsen recounts.

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“There was no Yorkshire Cup, so he went to the Coronation Cup [finishing 5th over 1m 4f]. He ran a great race, but it was only 13 days before the Gold Cup, which was a slight concern.” And the lack of preparation wasn’t Nielsen’s only concern ahead of the 2020 race. “It rained… a lot! And he’s not a soft ground horse, he prefers it fast.” But on the day, that seemed to make little difference, as, while Nielsen and the rest of the world watched on TV,

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Stradivarius eased home by 10 lengths. “That was easy to watch!” says Nielsen. And as team Stradivarius prepare for “one last roll of the dice” as Dettori described it, Nielsen can rest assured his ‘horse of a lifetime’ is in the best possible hands. “I sometimes think if I’d sold him, and he’d gone

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somewhere else, would he have been the horse he is today? And I honestly think John Gosden gets his horses ready for these big occasions – he’s a master, he’s been doing it for a long, long time. “His influence has been immense.” And as for the jockey whose love for Stradivarius is evident every time they get together? “Frankie suits the horse so well,” Nielsen adds. “He doesn’t make mistakes – he’s just a great, great jockey.”

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Through The Lens Photographer - Ed Whitaker

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Some of Royal Ascot’s most iconic images have been captured by Ed Whitaker. What started with a borrowed camera and Badminton Horse Trials soon turned into the ability for Ed to follow his passion and capture some of the worlds most beautiful racing athletes to share with the world.

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t all started at the Badminton Horse Trials. My father was the Royal Correspondent for the Daily Mirror and I would go with him to watch the Royals at play.

My interest was photography and a kind hearted photographer , Tim Graham, lent me a Nikon F2 with a 180mm f2.8 lens and positioned me by the water jump. Fortunately for me when it was Princess Anne's turn, she was unseated and fell off her mount. It earned me £30 and set me on my way in newspaper photography. I joined the newly started Racing Post in 1987 and am still working for them. I have won numerous awards for my work. the Royal Ascot Insider

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9 time HWPA racing photographer of the year The SJA Sports photographer of the year ...twice The SJA Specialist Sports Photographer ... 3 times And I received a special recognition for the worldwide AIPS awards for my photography during the Covid-19 pandemic"

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Hats Off to Millinery

The Art, Craft and Origins of Millinery

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Royal Ascot is as synonymous with ‘millinery’ as beautiful millinery such an integral part of this image? And would Royal Ascot be suc the Royal Family wear with such style? 26

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is to Royal Ascot. But why have millinery and milliners become ch a wonderful event without the beautiful hats that racegoers and

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illinery is best described as the design, making and trimming of ladies’ hats. The word ‘milliner’ goes way back to 16th century Italy and is borrowed from the word ‘Milaner’ (someone from Milan), referring to the Milanese merchants who sold fancy bonnets, gloves, jewellery and cutlery.

More than a century later bonnets took pride of place and ‘millinery’ became a chosen profession. Soon straw braid became ‘the material’ for beautiful hats, creating such a demand that schools were set up across Europe to teach young girls how to plait the straw. With the invention of the 10-guinea sewing machine in the mid-1870s (followed by the 17-guinea model, still used by milliners today), hat making was transformed. Intricate designs were developed, fuelling the demand to provide the raw material to supply the growing industry. 1) PHOTO OF YOUNG GIRLS AT BRAID SCHOOL Credit: Photo from the Bassenge School of Plaiting in Belgium as seen at the local Musée d’Eben (Straw Museum), from an article 28

in Issue 37 of The HAT Archive. 2) PHOTO OF A WORKROOM IN LUTON Show milliners sewing the braid whilst others are finishing the hats, on 10-gineau machines By the early 1900s extravagance was de rigueur, with wide brims and oversized crowns piled high with exaggerated trims of ostrich feathers, floral bouquets and satin bows. We all remember the Royal Ascot scene from the film My Fair Lady showing Audrey Hepburn in classic black and white wearing a spectacular swept brimmed hat with all the trimmings, designed by Cecil Beaton. The industry was buzzing, as hats became a focal point of fashion, and the skills of the milliner were extended as new materials came into the workroom. Horsehair trims were developed in Switzerland, and beautiful ribbons in the finest silk were produced in France. Intricate straw braids were imported from Italy, whilst sisal and buntal straw grown in the Philippines and woven into bell-shaped hoods in China – called parisisal and parabuntal

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– would revolutionise the industry. Until China began producing a far cheaper braid, Dunstable had been the centre for woven braid in England. In nearby Luton they began making and trimming ladies’ hats not in factories but in the houses of its skilled population. 3) PIC OF MILLINERS AT A TABLE FINISHING BOATERS 4) THE BLOCKING ROOM WAS HEAVY WORK, UNDERTAKEN BY THE MEN IN THE FACTORY (See previous page) When the House of Dior presented the ‘New Look’ and the ‘Bar’ suit in 1947, fashion and millinery were transformed. Each season in Paris, the House of Dior would show the new collection to licensees including those from the world’s most exclusive millinery establishments. New styles would be selected and bought as sparterie shapes to be taken back to the licensee’s atelier. The designer would design trims in the mood of the collection to be ‘replicated’ within their establishments. Milliners sat beside long tables with ‘La Première’ at the head to correct any ‘deviations the Royal Ascot Insider

or bad workmanship’ at a stroke. The copies, completed with the Dior label, would then be sold at wholesale prices to the large stores and selected millinery shops. At the same time, factories were set up in Luton for mass production. They were ready and able to ‘rework’ any new design they saw and repeat these in a simpler and cheaper version for the mass market. Representatives were sent off throughout Europe and beyond, as large companies exhibited at international trade shows. The orders for Luton-made headwear were enormous, reaching a peak of 70 millions hats per year. Hundreds of outworkers were employed, especially skilled milliners who were highly valued. By the 1950s over half of the town was working for the hat industry, and such was its effect that they named the Luton football team ‘the Hatters’. Other images - Credit: Wardown House Museum www.culturetrust.com

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whilst in Blackheath royal milliner Rose Cory took classes each day. From these three tutors alone a whole generation of skilled milliners emerged.

One after the other they sent shock waves throughout the industry, influencing a whole generation of creatives who would take millinery into a new age. London was incredibly fortunate at this time, having a wealth of highly skilled tutors. Stephen Jones and Philip Treacy had learnt their craft from Shirley Hex, a couture milliner with couturier Lachasse. At London College of Fashion, Paris-trained Mme Marie O’Regan taught high-level millinery,

Royal Ascot, famous worldwide for its royal patronage, remains the high point of the social calendar with its unique dress code within the Royal Enclosure. In the run-up to this exciting week, especially for those with a stylish taste in millinery, Fenwick of Bond Street launch their Royal Ascot Millinery Collective to celebrate the best of contemporary and traditional style from emerging and established British milliners. This year their collection includes Philip Treacy OBE, Rachel Trevor-Morgan, Beverley Edmondson, Emily London, Jane Taylor, Julian Garner, Juliette Botterill, Rosie Olivia, Stephen Jones OBE, and Victoria

tephen Jones and Philip Treacy burst onto the scene in the 1980s and ‘90s, transforming modern headwear and pushing the boundaries with radical new designs and millinery techniques. This was ‘statement headwear’, with pieces that could pass as modern art.

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Grant. At the same time Royal Ascot launch their elegant and inspirational ‘Royal Ascot Style Guide’ to advise and inspire guests with what to wear to the Royal Meeting for both the Royal Enclosure and the Queen Anne Enclosure. The Royal Family throughout the years has played an exceptional role in the success of milliners both young and established with their support for elegant dressing. Each generation totally embraces their positions as royalty and as racegoers, and it is always the pinnacle of the day when Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth accompanied by friends and family arrive in their carriages to the great cheers of the crowd. For further information on millinery courses and hat making, contact: The Heritage Crafts Association: www. heritagecrafts.org.uk

The British Hat Guild and its members go to: www.thebritishhatguild.org.uk Carole Denford has worked within the hat industry for more than 35 years. Initially as the owner of The Hat Shop, Covent Garden, followed by the opening a further five specialist milliners/hatters. In 1999 with Nigel her husband and her daughter Alice they launched The HAT Magazine, an international trade journal for the headwear industry. Passing this on in 2017 Carole was the instigator of The British Hat Guild, which has since become an established group of talented makers and specialists in their field. She has worked with Royal Ascot, accompanied with Paul her assistant, for more than 20 years, arriving each day to photograph their favourite hats and ensembles. Many racegoers say to her ‘you have an amazing job’ and she replies ‘yes I do’!

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The British Hat Guild The British Hat Guild is the new national association of professional milliners, hatters and headwear designers, established in Spring 2019 as a way of exchanging ideas and promoting our unique heritage.

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any of its members have enjoyed a close relationship with Royal Ascot through their work and the craft of millinery.

Philip Treacy: “Royal Ascot gives me the opportunity to create and style some of the most amazing hats to suit each and every one of my clients. It’s an honour to have them worn at the greatest race meeting in the world.” Stephen Jones: “Royal Ascot is an important Birthday, Christmas Day

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and New Year, all rolled into one for any milliner in the United Kingdom. I have always found it an extraordinary experience since I was invited with my parents as a teenager. Culturally and visually it’s always been a huge inspiration on my work as an expression of individuality, extravagance, chic and fun; which I try and reinterpret into beautiful hats for the world’s most elegant women.” Rachel Trevor Morgan: "Royal Ascot is

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synonymous with hats and is the epitome of style and fun. It is such a joyous event and the high point of our millinery year. It is so rewarding to see the end result of all our hard work in the lead up to this most spectacular of weeks!” Edwina Ibbotson: “Royal Ascot is the pinnacle hat wearing event of the year, both here in the UK and internationally. It is thrilling to visit and spot clients in your hats

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and see other milliner’s incredible creations. I count myself very lucky and am honoured to be a very small part of my clients very special day at the most historic and renowned horse racing meeting." Jane Taylor: “Hats and fine millinery have always been synonymous with Royal Ascot, which has delighted race goers for decades. It is the perfect place to enjoy being with

your loved ones whilst watching momentous racing, and a chance to dress up and show your true style with a sense of fun and flamboyance, particularly with your choice of headwear. We love styling our clients for this week of racing, creating beautiful flattering pieces for them to wear and enjoy.” William Chambers: 'Making hats for Royal Ascot is the dream job

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for any milliner. It's an opportunity for hat makers to take their craft and ingenuity to another level. It is the highlight of my millinery year, and I love attending, seeing my happy clients looking fabulous on the day. Where else in the world do you see such a display of elegance, style and flair?' www.thebritishhatguild.org.uk

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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. 42

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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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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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hose horses often came to the fore at Royal Ascot with the likes of Kingman, Byword, Banks Hill, Danehill and of course the incomparable Frankel carrying his colours to victory.

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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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Ode to

the stable staff Mally Winter The racing industry is full of dedicated, loyal and passionate staff who all make up the huge workforce that collectively ensure the care and welfare of racehorses from the day they were born to the moment they arrive at Royal Ascot. he has been in since William started training at Phantom House. How long have you worked in racing? I have been in racing 55 year’s

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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 industries personalities and they share their favourite Royal Ascot moments. Mally Winter is the Travelling Head groom for William Jarvis, a role 52

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And how did you get into it? It all started when my dad used to have a little flutter at the weekend’s and I used to give him some of my pocket money to put on a small bet, but sadly did not win very often.

jockey I rode a winner on the Ascot Heath when they used to hold that meeting on the Saturday after Royal Ascot. The hours are long and the work is hard, what keeps you in racing? I love animals, I have always been around them having grown up on a farm. I love coming to work with the horses. Do you have a favourite horse? I loved to watch Yeats

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Do you get nervous when the horses run?

I have two. When Grand Lodge won the St James Palace in 1994 and also when I was an apprentice

Yes, especially at the big meetings like Royal Ascot when I get butterflies.

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Mally has worked for William Jarvis for many, many years – William said “Mally has worked for me since I started, 37 years ago, we met when we both worked for Sir Henry Cecil. Mally started off as a stable yard and worked

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his way through to travelling head lad. He is the most fantastic time keeper, he has never, ever been late for work, either morning or evening. Mally is a very conscientious, very reliable and will always take over when the head

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lad is away. Mally has never let me down and although during covid he has not done so much of the travelling I always know the horses are in good hands if I can’t make it to the races. I cannot speak highly enough of him.”

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Masterful Chef Michelin-starred chef Ollie Dabbous reveals what he’ll be serving at Royal Ascot’s The Wolferton this year – and why he closed three kitchens to open a three-venue restaurant in Piccadilly

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ow does a Michelin-starred chef who runs one of London’s biggest West End restaurants, the renowned HIDE, go about preparing a menu to serve at Royal Ascot? It’s simple, really: don’t think like a chef, think like a customer. “I wouldn’t serve a prawn cocktail at HIDE but I would at Ascot. I wouldn’t order one at HIDE, I’d love to eat it at Ascot,” Ollie Dabbous explains. “You’re part of an occasion and you need to make that occasion as memorable and as enjoyable as possible. So there’ll be my style of cooking there, but also, there’ll be things that might not be what I traditionally cook but what I would, as a customer, love to eat in that scenario.”

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Dabbous is heading up The Wolferton, a new restaurant situated within the Queen Anne Enclosure where guests at Royal Ascot can enjoy a private table catered for by either a generous array of chef’s stations or an elegant threecourse menu designed by Dabbous himself. Diners opting for the former can expect top class traditional fare – “crowd pleasers” Dabbous explains – with a seafood platter and – yes! – a prawn cocktail available from the seafood station; a duo of antipasti boards at the deli station, with fennel seed salami and potted chicken in the meat option, and grilled asparagus and a Batavia lettuce and chive wrap in the vegetarian; as well as a sumptuous choice of meat dishes at the carvery, either roast dry aged sirloin of beef or crispy Middlewhite pork belly, both served with summer vegetables and Jersey Royals dripping in butter. Those that select Ollie’s specially designed menu however, can expect something a little different; dishes he describes as “a bit closer to what we do at HIDE”. One of the starters centres around a ripe tomato, marinated with basil and white balsamic, filled with pesto and stracciatella. The other is a “summery” option – glazed roast duck, with a beetroot, blackberry, hazelnut and tarragon pistou. For the main course, it’s roasted sea bream, with a smoked aubergine and a pine nut praline, and a baked candystriped beetroot and fig dish for the vegetarian choice, with marigold and an almond milk, coconut, lemongrass and ginger sauce, alongside a serving

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of fregula. “You need to obviously fill people up,” Dabbous explains. “They’ll be there for a long day drinking lots, betting on the horses, so I always think, aside from being delicious, it has to also be substantial.” For pudding, diners can choose from either a chocolate and Earl Grey croustillant or the ‘Dabbous dessert tasting plate’, featuring camomile custard with gooseberry and elderflower, burnt meringue and soaked sponge with coconut milk.

Ascot as well.” Working closely with suppliers is to important Dabbous, who describes his dishes as “organic, product-driven food” that “celebrates ingredients” and “the hard work of the farmer [and] the fisherman”. It’s a style he has nurtured over the last two decades, during which he has trained under some of the best names in the business.

Born in Kuwait, Dabbous moved to Guilford in Surrey with his mother and brother when he was five years old. His wasn’t a foodie family however – Dabbous developed an interest in Afternoon tea will also be on offer – cooking entirely on including lobster rolls, “I like to champion English his own, through a aged cheddar buns produce because it’s a very childhood love of and scones adorned baking and working English celebration, it’s with strawberry jam in restaurants during something to be proud of” and clotted cream. school holidays. “I like to champion At 15, he enjoyed a month’s work English produce because it’s a very experience in an Italian trattoria in English celebration, it’s something to Florence, and at 16, spent time at the be proud of,” Dabbous says. “We’ve got famed (now closed) Kensington Place in some amazing suppliers.” Notting Hill. Then at 17, he ventured to He references growers based in Kent Paris, where he took a summer job under and Cornwall, and singles out a supplier the esteemed three Michelin-starred from Norfolk with whom he has worked chef Guy Savoy. “That was when it was for almost a decade. “I first visited [him] the France ‘98 World Cup, so it was nearly 10 years ago and since then, he’s amazing!” Dabbous exclaims. bought the neighbouring fields,” he “Going from studying somewhere in says. “He’s grown and grown and grown! Surrey, to living in the outskirts of Paris And he will now be supplying me with for a couple of months, getting the the little herbs and edible blossoms at Métro in, and working with produce you Ascot.” could only dream of finding in the UK – it “It’s a lovely success story,” he was hard work, but, you know I was never continues. “And it’s great because one of those kids saying ‘I’m bored!’ in it means these products aren’t just the summer holidays.” available to the fine dining restaurants, After school he took a year out, before but people can have them at events like landing a job in the kitchens of Raymond 56

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Blanc’s Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons. There, he worked alongside the main man, and also his executive chef, Gary Jones. “[Jones is] an amazing chef and he taught me the importance of [having] that level of organisation needed to execute what we hope is as close to perfection as can be,” Dabbous says. “I went into Le Manoir ambitious and maybe with some potential, but utterly green. I think my four years there really forged me. I never went to catering college and that was probably the [single], most important and best decision that I made.” 58

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I thought the food was good enough, but it was deliberately quite antiestablishment in its DNA.” “On the day, I couldn't enjoy it as much as I wanted to,” he continues. “I had one person phone in sick and […] the electrics had gone down, so I was spending more time on the phone to the electrician that day, trying to beg him to come in, than anything else!” He launched two more ventures, Barnyard and Henrietta, but in 2017 was approached to head up HIDE on Piccadilly – a mammoth enterprise, including two restaurants (HIDE Above and HIDE Ground), a bar and private dining space, run by an army of staff (120 to be precise) who deliver up to 600 covers a day. He closed all three of his kitchens for the role. “I needed all the talent to be in one place,” he says of the decision. “It’s just the biggest mistake that I used to read about growing up – chefs expanding too fast or doing too much. I think I’d rather have one place that was really, really incredible than multiple [places] that frustrated me because they weren’t everything that I wanted them to be.” His dedication paid off; since its launch, HIDE has wowed diners and critics alike and earned Dabbous the second Michelin star of his career. “I’m never looking to do an empire of restaurants, to me that sounds like one big nosebleed,” he says. “I would rather do less and do it better. For me, the diversity comes in doing events like Ascot.” And so, to the races. As the week approaches, what in particular is Dabbous looking forward to? “Seeing the Royal Ascot Insider

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that celebration,” he replies. “People have been living in their own living rooms for the last year and not getting dressed up. So I think just seeing a celebration en mass will be the most […] heartening thing to see.” He also hopes he will find time to enjoy a drink with his former boss, Raymond Blanc, who will also be cooking at Royal Ascot this year. “He invested in my first restaurant, came to my wedding, he’s a bit like an uncle to me, he’s incredibly supportive… I feel really proud to be cooking at an event alongside him,” Dabbous says. “We don’t have a lot of time to catch up, we’re both pretty busy in our respective kitchens, so it would just be nice to try and grab a glass of Champagne with him at some point.” @ascotracecourse | #RoyalAscot

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Embraer Praetor 600 Combines Technology, Efficiency and Performance

The new Embraer Praetor 600 doesn’t just raise the bar for performance in the super-midsize class of private aircraft, it redefines what a super-midsize aircraft should be.

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rom its intercontinental range and smooth fly-by-wire controls to its ergonomic seating and ultra-quiet environment, the Praetor 600 provides passengers with the comforts of a large cabin aircraft in a more agile package. This agility is a key differentiator for the Praetor 600. While the aircraft is equipped with the same Honeywell HTF7500E engines as its predecessor, the Legacy 500, Embraer added a software update to the Praetor 600 that boosts thrust by nearly 500 pounds. The Praetor 600 also features a new winglet design that increases wingspan and improves airflow. When combined with advancements in the cockpit, these power and structural upgrades give the Praetor 600 exceptional short-field performance. That means it can go to places other super-midsize aircraft can’t go to, including some of the world’s most challenging airports in city centers and mountainous regions such as London City or La Mole in South of France. This ultimately puts passengers closer to their destinations and substantially reduces transit time. No matter where they are flying, Praetor 600 passengers benefit from Embraer’s Active Turbulence Reduction, the first system of its kind ever fitted to a super-midsize aircraft. Active Turbulence Reduction is made possible because of the Praetor 600’s full fly-by-wire controls. It automatically senses and dampens the effects of turbulence, providing a smoother ride that is more conducive to relaxing or working. The Active Turbulence Reduction system also helps make the Praetor 600 the most fuel-efficient aircraft in its class. The Praetor 600 is so efficient that it can

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fly nonstop from London to Muscat or New York to Geneva on one tank of fuel, something that cannot be done in other super-midsize aircraft like the Bombardier Challenger 350. This fuel efficiency also allows passengers to fly knowing they have chosen an industry leader in sustainability for their travel needs. In fact, Embraer designed the Praetor 600 using its DIPAS (Integrated Development of Environmentally Sustainable Products) methodology, which evaluates a product’s sustainability for its entire lifecycle. Under this programme, technologies that reduce fuel consumption, carbon dioxide emissions and noise are favoured for further development. In the cabin, the Praetor 600 is equipped with class-exclusive Viasat Kaband and Gogo AVANCE L5 high-speed Wi-Fi to keep passengers connected to the world below them. Also, classexclusive in the Praetor 600 is Embraer’s touchscreen Upper Tech Panel that displays flight information and cabin management controls in an elegant, unobtrusive manner. Flexjet clients who fly on the new Praetor 600 can relax in a custom Red Label by Flexjet cabin knowing that an additional HEPA filter removes 99.97 percent of all particles in the air, including bacteria, viruses and fungi. These exceptional features and capabilities make the Praetor 600 a truly unique, groundbreaking aircraft. It rises above everything else in the traditional super-midsize category, while also offering better short field performance than large cabin aircraft. That’s why Flexjet is proud to make this aircraft available as part of our European fleet.

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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. 64

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Celebrating the success of

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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, 66

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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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Most recently the destructive Battaash was his flagship horse and he finally got his Royal Ascot success last year when winning the King’s Stand Stakes at the third attempt. Sheikh Hamdan Al Maktoum remains the leading owner in no fewer

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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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Retraining of Racehorses

Where are they now?

- Trip to Paris

Trip to Paris pulled out all the stops to win the 2015 Gold Cup at Royal Ascot, a day his syndicate of owners will never forget. Owned by the La Grange Partnership since his purchase by Ed Dunlop at a twoyear-old, it is somewhat fitting that one of those syndicate members who travelled the world to watch him race - ended up owning him outright in his retirement. 70

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ulie White and her husband Andy were involved with Trip to Paris from the start of his racing career. After retiring in July 2017 and a spell at the National Stud, Julie made the journey to Newmarket to collect him and take him home to Naseby in Northamptonshire, to live with her other horse, Dazzle.

“It is still early days,” says Julie, “but he seems to have plenty of potential for dressage.” He is competed by local dressage rider, Sarah Kempson and although lockdown has meant limited outings, Trip to Paris has been competing in online RoR dressage classes with success.

“It is still early days,” says Julie, “but he seems to have plenty of potential for dressage.” He has qualified for the RoR Summer Championships with his most recent scores being over the coveted 70% mark. Like so many ex-racehorses, Trip to Paris is quite a character. “He makes me laugh every day,” says Julie. “He has always had attitude in abundance, ever since we first met him as a two-year-old and that has never left him.” His adoring owner reveals that he likes to take her bobble hat off while she is picking out his feet and “helps” with the

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mucking out by spreading his own bag of shavings around the stable. However, “he only likes being handled by people who know what they are doing,” she divulges 72

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or her hardest in a race is truly wonderful,” says Julie. She vows to keep Trip to Paris “for the rest of his life. We hope he will excel at dressage, but he will be loved and

"He has always had attitude in abundance, ever since we first met him as a two-yearold and that has never left him.”

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Royal Ascot Hascombe and Valiant Fillies

An indelible mark left on the history of the Royal Meeting The black and white silks with scarlet cap of Anthony Oppenheimer’s Hascombe and Valiant Stud are a familiar sight in the winners’ enclosure after victories at Royal Ascot, particularly through those stars who have shone in the meeting’s premier events for three-year-old fillies.

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victory last year, a direct line can be traced that connects both victories and that adds layers of meaning to the wins, says Oppenheimer. ‘It is very special to win at Royal Ascot with horses that you have bred and have had their families for generations. It is particularly satisfying and gives enormous enjoyment.’ the Royal Ascot Insider

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Oppenheimer’s initial Royal Ascot star fillies were in the Group 1 Coronation Stakes over one mile with Rebecca Sharp victorious in 1997 for trainer Geoff Wragg and jockey Michael Hills. Two years later Wragg and Oppenheimer teamed up with Balisada, this time with Michael Roberts in the saddle. Latterly, it has been in the Group 2 Ribblesdale Stakes where the Hascombe and Valiant fillies have made their mark. In 2019, it was Star Catcher who was successful for John Gosden and Frankie Dettori, embarking on a winning run that encompassed the Group 1 Irish Oaks and Prix Vermeille, and culminated in a return to Ascot for victory in the Group 1 QIPCO British Champions’ Fillies and Mares’ Stakes. Last year, Frankly Darling was the trio’s representative and provided them with back-to-back Group 2 Ribblesdale Stakes triumphs. In the higgledypiggledy world of the coronavirus pandemic, Royal Ascot came before the Oaks, and Frankly @ascotracecourse |

Darling went on to be third in that Classic. What links the two races, and the Hascombe and Valiant victories, is genetics: Rebecca Sharp is a half-sister to Hidden Hope, herself winner of the Listed Cheshire Oaks, who is the dam of Frankly Darling, a daughter of the outstanding Frankel, also a dual Royal Ascot winner. Rebecca Sharp and Hidden Hope also happen to be half-sisters to Fleche d’Or, the dam of one of the best horses bred and raced by Anthony Oppenheimer; the 2015 Derby, Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, Eclipse and Irish Champion Stakes winner, Golden Horn.

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and Valiant family that has excelled at Royal Ascot. The daughter of Sea The Stars is the third winner at the meeting out of Lynnwood Chase, following her half-brothers Cannock Chase and Pisco Sour. Both were bred by Hascombe and Valiant and sold as yearlings before each going on to success in the Group 3 Tercentenary Stakes and, in the case of Cannock Chase, international Group 1 glory. Oppenheimer regrets that he does not have a filly this year of the standard demanded

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victorious in the silks of others, through one of the farm’s outstanding matriarchs in Glatisant. Dam of Group 1 winners Footstepsinthesand and Pedro the Great, she is also the dam of Frappe who produced two winners of the Ribblesdale Stakes ten years apart, in 2005 winner Thakafaat and Curvy, as well as the Group 1 winner Power who was also victorious in Royal Ascot’s Group 2 Coventry Stakes for Aidan O’Brien and the Coolmore team.

It is clear to see that the stud’s link to these two prestigious fillies’ races at Royal Ascot has made an impact on the racing and breeding world beyond the Hascombe and Valiant paddock fences. Frappe herself is a daughter of the stallion Inchinor, a son of the aforementioned Inchmurrin. That mare’s Group 1 winning descendants include Miss Keller and Harbour Law and, most famously, a Royal Ascot hero in Poet’s Word, who won the Group 1 Prince of

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Welcome to our Heroes SUPPORTING EVERY MEMBER OF THE MILITARY FAMILY

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scot 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 .

Click here to donate: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/RoyalAscotCharities We thank you wholeheartedly for your support.

Whilst all donations made via the hyperlink above 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.

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Michael Brown’s

STORY

Caroline was just seven when she was diagnosed with a rare, inoperable cancer; a stage four tumour in her head.

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‘No-one should ever have to hear the words your child has cancer’ That’s where the Fund stepped in. Mum Lucy was at home full-time and the extra grant meant the family could ‘enjoy’ a more comfortable stay while in the US. While the NHS funded Caroline’s treatment and accommodation, the grant from the Fund allowed Dad Michael and Lucy to indulge Caroline’s every whim, especially where food was concerned, to keep her eating. The family also enjoyed day trips out when there were no hospital appointments to attend, thanks to the support of the Fund. Michael said: “Without the money rom the Fund we would have been able to

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survive but it allowed us to do things we wouldn’t have otherwise done.” Caroline has now been in remission for three years and has returned to school. Dad Michael has served with the RAF for 25 years. He is currently based at RAF Boulmer, working in Air Defence. Watch their story here: https://youtu.be/ RgNumtewV8U

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Day 1 | June 15th 2021

And they're off! YOUR ROYAL ASCOT RACE GUIDE

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2.30 First Race

Ascot Racecourse is giving 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 Norfolk Stakes

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(Class 1) Total race value £80000 (FOR CONDITIONS OF THIS RACE SEE PAGE 86)

Owners Prize Money. Winner £37312; Second £15248; Third £7624; Fourth £3816. (Penalty Value £47360) A SS

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1 ANDREAS VESALIUS (IRE) (32) 9 1 (127)

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Gr c Caravaggio (USA) - Vitello (Raven’s Pass (USA)) PAUL H. REDMOND/T.G. FITZGERALD JOSEPH PATRICK O’BRIEN, Ireland

Groom - Jayne Farwell

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RED, YELLOW seams, PURPLE and RED striped sleeves, 14 PURPLE cap. Foaled 1.4.2019. BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HHH Better with each start, making all with a bit to spare at Naas (5f, soft) 32 days ago; this definitely demands more but he looks capable of better again. Official BHA Rating -

2 CADAMOSTO (IRE) (68) 1

B or Br c No Nay Never (USA) - Saucy Spirit (Invincible Spirit (IRE)) D.SMITH,MRS J.MAGNIER,M.TABOR,WESTERBERG AIDAN O’BRIEN, Ireland

Groom - Ger Lane D

9 1 (127) Ryan Moore

(Breeder - Peter Henley & Eric Mc Donnell)

Draw

2

PURPLE, WHITE seams, striped sleeves, PURPLE cap.

Foaled 18.3.2019. BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HHHHH No Nay Never colt who had little trouble making a winning debut at Dundalk (5f, AW; tongue tied) in April, showing a good attitude to win going away; runner-up won at Fairyhouse recently; smart prospect for yard which has won this twice since 2015. Official BHA Rating -

3 GO BEARS GO (IRE) (40) 1

Groom - Ger O’Neill CD

9 1 (127)

B c Kodi Bear (IRE) - In Dubai (USA) (Giant’s Causeway (USA)) Silvestre De Sousa AMO RACING LIMITED & P WANEY DAVID LOUGHNANE, Tern Hill (Breeder - Micheal D. Ryan)

Draw

5

VIOLET, WHITE quartered cap.

Foaled 11.3.2019. BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HHH Cost 150,000gns at the Craven breeze-up in April; knew his job and made all on C&D debut (soft) six weeks ago; the second and third in that race have suffered short-priced reversals since but he did it nicely enough and should have more to offer. Official BHA Rating -

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Trainer

Owner

4 INSTINCTIVE MOVE (GB) (36) 1

B c Showcasing - Peach Melba (Dream Ahead (USA)) ISA SALMAN AL KHALIFA CLIVE COX, Hungerford

st lb

9 1 (127) Adam Kirby

Groom - Fairooz Pasha (Breeder - R Kent & Executors of Lady Lonsdale) D

(lbs)

Draw

8

DARK BLUE, WHITE epaulets.

Foaled 18.3.2019. BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HHHH Made an encouraging winning start to his career at Bath (5f, good) last month; the second and third haven’t done a great deal for the form since but he was comfortably on top at the finish and is open to improvement Official BHA Rating for a yard which has been no stranger to juvenile success at this meeting in recent years.

5 KHUNAN (GB) (20)

3122

Groom - Shannan Carr D

9 1 (127)

Ch c Twilight Son - Hilary J (Mount Nelson) Daniel Tudhope ALMOHAMEDIYA RACING RICHARD FAHEY, Malton (Breeder - Bumble Bloodstock Ltd)

Draw

13

RED, GOLD braid, WHITE sleeves and cap with GOLD tassel.

Foaled 31.3.2019. BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HH Big improvement on debut when winning at Ripon (5f ) in April; couple of good runner-up efforts over 5f/6f at Pontefract (good to firm/soft) since without obviously looking Royal Ascot material. Official BHA Rating -

6 KING OF SPEED (IRE) (17)

31

B c Acclamation - Music And Dance (Galileo (IRE)) MR KHALIFA DASMAL ROBERT COWELL, Newmarket

9 1 (127) Hollie Doyle

Groom - Mubashar Ali (Breeder - Norelands B/Stock & Emma Capon B/Stock) D

Draw

7

PINK, EMERALD GREEN epaulets and armlets, hooped cap.

Foaled 24.2.2019. BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HH Promising third to Barging Thru on Chelmsford debut and showed bright speed when turning the tables on that same rival, albeit in receipt of weight, at Redcar (5f, good) 17 days ago; will need to leave that Official BHA Rating bare form well behind to get heavily involved here.

7 KORKER (IRE) (20)

21

B c Dandy Man (IRE) - Adaptation (Spectrum (IRE)) FINE CLARET RACING & MORE TURF RACING K. R. BURKE, Leyburn

Groom - Kieran Kourdiache D

9 1 (127) Clifford Lee

(Breeder - Ballyhane Stud Ltd)

Draw

6

MAROON, ROYAL BLUE seams and sleeves, WHITE cap.

Foaled 19.3.2019. BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HHH Close second to Project Dante on debut at York’s Dante meeting and duly went one better at Carlisle 16 days later (both 5f on good to soft); open to improvement but a fair chunk will be required to come out on top here. Official BHA Rating -

8 LITTLE EARL (IRE) (21)

312

B c Havana Gold (IRE) - Majestic Alexander (IRE) (Bushranger (IRE)) MRS FITRI HAY ROBERT COWELL, Newmarket

Groom - Shah Noor Khan

9 1 (127) Ray Dawson

(Breeder - Mountarmstrong Stud)

D

Draw

PINK, EMERALD GREEN chevron, halved sleeves, 12 EMERALD GREEN and PINK quartered cap. Foaled 25.3.2019. BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HHH Well-held third on fast-ground Windsor debut but much improved on a soft surface since, winning easily at Catterick before second to Ebro River (Navello in third) in National Stakes at Sandown; needs to show he’s as effective back under what are likely to be a much quicker conditions. Official BHA Rating -

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Form

Trainer

Owner

9 LUCCI (USA) (39) 1

1

st lb

(lbs)

9 1 (127)

B or Br c Not This Time (USA) - Lucky’stormwarning (USA) (Lookin At Lucky (USA)) ANDREW FARM/FORTHEPEOPLE/WINDMILL MANOR John R. Velazquez WESLEY A. WARD, USA

Groom - Jose Reveles (Breeder - Springhouse Farm & Ben McElroy)

Draw

D

BROWN and LIGHT BLUE diagonal stripes, 11 BROWN sleeves, LIGHT BLUE cap. Foaled 26.2.2019. BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HHHH Blinkers (retained here) when comfortably justifying favouritism in 5f turf maiden at Belmont (firm) on debut in May, making all; stable has had two wins and a second from seven runners in this race; Official BHA Rating also sports a tongue-tie; merits plenty of respect.

10 NAKATOMI (USA) (64) 1

9 1 (127)

Ch g Firing Line (USA) - Applelicious (USA) (Flatter (USA)) QATAR RACING, M. DETAMPEL & D. HOWDEN Oisin Murphy WESLEY A. WARD, USA

Groom - Lauren Aria Huep

(Breeder - Arnold Zetcher LLC & Crestwood Farm)

Draw

CLARET, GOLD braid, CLARET sleeves, 4 CLARET cap, GOLD tassel. Foaled 29.3.2019. BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HHHH Made a winning start over 4.5f on the dirt at Keeneland in April from a stablemate who has been successful twice at Belmont since; blinkers and tongue-tie now on; one of two likely major contenders for his yard. Official BHA Rating -

11 NAVELLO (GB) (21)

01113

B c Ivawood (IRE) - Caprella (Kheleyf (USA)) MS FIONA CARMICHAEL & MRS EVELYN YATES GEORGE BOUGHEY, Newmarket

9 1 (127) Nicola Currie

Groom - Dean Smith (Breeder - Mrs E. Yates & Westward Bloodstock Ltd)

Draw

D BF

PURPLE, LIGHT GREEN stars, 3 PURPLE cap, LIGHT GREEN star. Foaled 17.2.2019. BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HHH Showed useful form when readily completing a spring hat-trick in the Lily Agnes at Chester (5f, good to soft) in May; no obvious excuses when third (Little Earl second) in the National Stakes at Sandown three weeks ago unless the soft ground was against him; his second win came on good to firm. STEWARDS NOTE: Following its run on 27/5/2021 it was reported that the horse would prefer a quicker surface. Official BHA Rating -

12 PERFECT POWER (IRE) (8) 31

B c Ardad (IRE) - Sagely (IRE) (Frozen Power (IRE)) SHEIKH RASHID DALMOOK AL MAKTOUM RICHARD FAHEY, Malton

Groom - Tina Carr D

9 1 (127) Paul Hanagan

(Breeder - Tally-Ho Stud)

Draw

10

YELLOW, DARK BLUE seams, YELLOW cap.

Foaled 15.1.2019. BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HHHH May not have beaten much at Hamilton (5f, good to firm) last week but this £110,000 breeze-up purchase impressed with way he quickened from off the pace to win easily; no surprise were he up to making his presence felt. Official BHA Rating -

13 PROJECT DANTE (GB) (36) 1

Ch c Showcasing - Thatsallimsaying (IRE) (Dandy Man (IRE)) BOND THOROUGHBRED LIMITED BRYAN SMART, Hambleton

Groom - Rakesh Alva D

9 1 (127) Graham Lee

(Breeder - Whitsbury Manor Stud)

Draw

16

BLACK, large YELLOW spots, armlets and cap.

Foaled 26.2.2019. BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HHH Bred to be useful and looked just that when edging out the reopposing Korker to make winning debut at York’s Dante meeting (5f, good to soft) in May, impressing with the way he travelled before knuckling down well; should improve; trainer has had three 2yo winners at this meeting, albeit with the last one in 2007. Official BHA Rating -

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Form

Trainer

Owner

14 SECOND WIND (IRE) (19) 11

(lbs)

9 1 (127)

B c Kodiac - Princess Janie (USA) (Elusive Quality (USA)) WRIGLEYS AND WYATTS Tom Marquand WILLIAM HAGGAS, Newmarket

Groom - Mohan Kamble D

st lb

(Breeder - The Butchers Wife Ltd)

Draw

15

OLIVE GREEN, OLD GOLD hoops, OLIVE GREEN cap.

Foaled 28.1.2019. BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HHHH Made it 2-2 when seeing off Saturday’s York winner Bosh in a 5f Salisbury novice (good to soft) 19 days ago; debut win came on good to firm; uncomplicated front-running type who probably Official BHA Rating has more to give.

15 STRAITS OF MOYLE (IRE) (19) 6

9 1 (127)

Ch c Prince of Lir (IRE) - Barqeyya (IRE) (Shamardal (USA)) Luke Morris THE COOL SILK PARTNERSHIP RICHARD FAHEY, Malton

Groom - Saskia Commons Senior

(Breeder - Thomas Hassett)

Draw

1

WHITE, PURPLE cap.

Foaled 1.3.2019. BET WITH ASCOT VIEW H Sire won this race in these silks in 2016; half-brother to a 5f 2yo Listed winner; sent off at only 5-1 for his debut in a useful Beverley conditions event (5f, soft) 19 days ago but he was very green, slowly away then hanging his chance away after making brief headway; connections clearly haven’t lost the faith but he’s difficult to make a case for. STEWARDS NOTE: Following its run on 29/5/2021 it was reported that the horse was slowly away and ran green. Official BHA Rating -

16 TWILIGHT JET (IRE) (16) 351

B c Twilight Son - My Lucky Liz (IRE) (Exceed And Excel (AUS)) MR MICHAEL O’CALLAGHAN M. D. O’CALLAGHAN, Ireland

Grooms - Eric Roche & Johnny Bailey D

9 1 (127) L. F. Roche

(Breeder - Tom Radley)

Draw

9

DARK BLUE, RED epaulets, RED cap, DARK BLUE star.

Foaled 23.3.2019. BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HHH Made £210,000 at the breeze-ups and showed why on his third start with a cosy defeat of Harmony Rose (runs in Queen Mary on Wednesday) at Tipperary (5f, yielding) 16 days ago; could be Official BHA Rating more to come.

Result: 1st

2nd

3rd

Distances: 1-2

2-3

Time:Min

4th .

Secs.

NUMBER OF DECLARED RUNNERS 16 Tongue Strap worn first time by No. 9, 10. Tongue Strap worn by No. 2. Blinkers worn by 9, 10. Standard Time: 1 min 0.70 secs Record Time: 58.80 secs by No Nay Never age 2 wt 9-1 good to firm, 20/06/13 2020: THE LIR JET (IRE) 2 9 1 Oisin Murphy 9-2 (Michael Bell) 12 ran

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Race Summary: In what looks an open renewal of this Group 2, the suggestion is CADAMOSTO, who came away nicely on his Dundalk debut in April and can provide Aidan O’Brien with a third win in this since 2015. Wesley Ward is another who has twice tasted success in this in recent years so his pair Lucci (second on the list) and Nakatomi, who both won on debut in the USA, merit plenty of respect. This a big jump in class for Perfect Power but he was impressive at Hamilton last week and is one who could go well at likely bigger odds. Race Predictor: SECOND WIND LITTLE EARL GO BEARS GO

Forecast: 4-1 Lucci (USA), 9-2 Cadamosto (IRE), 6-1 Nakatomi (USA), 10-1 Go Bears Go (IRE), Instinctive Move (GB), 12-1 Project Dante (GB), Second Wind (IRE), 14-1 Andreas Vesalius (IRE), Navello (GB), 20-1 Korker (IRE), Little Earl (IRE), Perfect Power (IRE), Twilight Jet (IRE), 33-1 Khunan (GB), 40-1 King of Speed (IRE), 66-1 Straits of Moyle (IRE)

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3.05 Second Race

Ascot Racecourse is giving 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 Hampton Court Stakes (Group 3)

One Mile abt Two Furlongs (9f abt 212yds) (1,900 metres) For Three Yrs Old

Stalls - ›ns&*e

(Class 1) Total race value £75000 (FOR CONDITIONS OF THIS RACE SEE PAGE 86)

2

Owners Prize Money. Winner £34980; Second £14295; Third £7148; Fourth £3578. (Penalty Value £44400) A SS

Form

Owner

1 ONE RULER (IRE) (12)

1312-66

Trainer

B c Dubawi (IRE) - Fintry (IRE) (Shamardal (USA)) GODOLPHIN CHARLIE APPLEBY, Newmarket

Groom - Bimal Paudel

st lb

(lbs)

9 4 (130) William Buick

(Breeder - Godolphin)

Draw

1

ROYAL BLUE.

BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HHH Carries a 4lb penalty and needs to produce more than when sixth on his two starts this year in the 2000 Guineas (1m, good to firm) and the Derby (1m4f, good to soft); however, the drop back in grade is a positive, and possibly today’s in-between trip is too, and this 2yo Group 3 winner could have a part to play; claims will be boosted if there’s plenty of rain. Official BHA Rating 112

2 MATCHLESS (IRE) (25)

41-05

9 0 (126)

B c Galileo (IRE) - Bye Bye Birdie (IRE) (Oasis Dream) MR M. TABOR, D. SMITH & MRS JOHN MAGNIER Seamie Heffernan AIDAN O’BRIEN, Ireland

Groom - Ed Kinane

(Breeder - Coolmore)

Draw

ROYAL BLUE, ORANGE disc, striped sleeves, 4 ROYAL BLUE cap. BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HH Won Listowel maiden (7f, good) on second 2yo start and has been soundly beaten in Listed (7f, good) and Group 3 (1m2f, soft to heavy) races on his two runs this year; considerable improvement is needed today and Ryan Moore rides stablemate Roman Empire, but he could have more to offer at this trip when back on better ground and might not be a forlorn hope. Official BHA Rating 97

3 MOHAAFETH (IRE) (47)

03-111

Ch c Frankel - French Dressing (Sea The Stars (IRE)) SHADWELL ESTATE COMPANY LTD WILLIAM HAGGAS, Newmarket

Groom - Ananias Silveira D

9 0 (126) Jim Crowley

(Breeder - Normandie Stud Ltd)

Draw

3

ROYAL BLUE, WHITE epaulets, striped cap.

BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HHHHH Kicked off the campaign with novice and handicap wins and landed the hat-trick in Newmarket Listed race (1m2f, good to firm) last time; that four-runner contest appeared to fall apart somewhat but he was still very impressive in cruising to victory by 5l from Secret Protector and he holds leading claims today; non-runner in the Derby due to unsuitable ground (good to soft). Official BHA Rating 111

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Trainer

Owner

4 MOVIN TIME (GB) (35)

22-1

B c Fastnet Rock (AUS) - Time On (Sadler’s Wells (USA)) SHEIKH MOHAMMED OBAID AL MAKTOUM ROGER VARIAN, Newmarket

Groom - Beatrice Milanesio D

st lb

(lbs)

9 0 (126) Andrea Atzeni

(Breeder - W. & R. Barnett Ltd)

Draw

8

YELLOW, large BLACK spots and spots on cap.

BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HHH Runner-up last autumn on first two starts (1m, AW) and returned with easy win in Newmarket maiden (1m2f, good); takes a big step up in grade today but he’s in top hands and it remains to be seen where his limitations lie. Official BHA Rating 91

5 NOTRE BELLE BETE (GB) (34)

442

9 0 (126)

Gr c Zoffany (IRE) - Angelic Guest (IRE) (Dark Angel (IRE)) KING POWER RACING CO LTD Silvestre De Sousa D. J. BUNYAN, Ireland

Groom - Adrian Mohammed

(Breeder - Rifa Mustang Europe Ltd)

Draw

ROYAL BLUE, WHITE hoop, striped sleeves, 5 WHITE cap, ROYAL BLUE star. BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HH Made debut in Listed race at Leopardstown (7f, good) in April and did very well to finish fourth at 150-1 behind subsequent 2000 Guineas winner Poetic Flare; hasn’t gone on from that in his two runs since, however, and has something to prove today. Official BHA Rating 102

6 PYTHAGORAS (IRE) (35)

1131-46

B c Zoffany (IRE) - Alegra (Galileo (IRE)) SIR ROBERT OGDEN RICHARD FAHEY, Malton

Groom - Hannah Welford

9 0 (126) Paul Hanagan

(Breeder - Sir Robert Ogden)

Draw

9

MAUVE and PINK check, WHITE sleeves, PINK cap.

BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HH Concluded 2yo campaign with a Listed win at Pontefract (1m, soft); Oaks runner-up Mystery Angel was in second but she’s improved markedly this year, whereas this fellow has finished in mid-division in Listed and Group 2 races Official BHA Rating 101 (both 1m2f on good); others have stronger credentials.

7 ROMAN EMPIRE (IRE) (35)

41-54

B c Galileo (IRE) - Shermeen (IRE) (Desert Style (IRE)) MR M. TABOR, D. SMITH & MRS JOHN MAGNIER AIDAN O’BRIEN, Ireland

Groom - Anatoliy Komisar

9 0 (126) Ryan Moore

(Breeder - Barronstown Stud)

Draw

2

ROYAL BLUE, ORANGE disc, striped sleeves and cap.

BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HHH First three starts at Gowran Park (7f/1m, soft/slower), winning a maiden on the second occasion; at one point he looked to have the Dante field in trouble when clear in that York Group 2 (1m2f, good) last month, finishing fourth; remains to be seen whether he’s flattered by that form but he’s unexposed at the trip and has to be respected for Aidan O’Brien and Ryan Moore, who have won two of the last three runnings. Official BHA Rating 104

8 SECRET PROTECTOR (USA) (47)

31-122

B c War Front (USA) - Eternal Bounty (IRE) (Galileo (IRE)) GODOLPHIN CHARLIE APPLEBY, Newmarket

Groom - Ali Saeed BF

9 0 (126) James Doyle

(Breeder - R. S. Evans)

Draw

10

ROYAL BLUE, WHITE cap.

BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HHH No match for Mohaafeth when second of four in Newmarket Listed race (1m2f, good to firm) on May 1; however, that may not be his true form and prior to that he kept on for a better Listed second there (1m1f, good); Official BHA Rating 107 this stiff 1m2f should suit and he’s not written off; unraced on slow ground.

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The Hampton Court Stakes (Group 3) - continued Form

Owner

9 SNAPRAETEREA (IRE) (7)

4-04135

Trainer

st lb

(lbs)

9 0 (126)

B c Buratino (IRE) - Snap Alam (IRE) (Alamshar (IRE)) Frankie Dettori J.P. FARRELL JOSEPH PATRICK O’BRIEN, Ireland

Groom - Christina Thompson

(Breeder - J.P. Farrell)

Draw

EMERALD GREEN, ROYAL BLUE chevron and sleeves, 6 check cap. BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HH Travelled well when third in Group 3 at The Curragh (1m2f, soft to heavy) last month on sole run beyond 1m and may have potential at this trip when back on better ground; the drop back to 7f may not have suited last time and Official BHA Rating 105 Frankie Dettori rides, but a career best is needed on this 13th run.

10 THE ROSSTAFARIAN (IRE) (26) 9 0 (126)

13-50

2

Ch c Starspangledbanner (AUS) - Via Lattea (IRE) (Teofilo (IRE)) MIDDLEHAM PARK RACING LXXXVII Oh HUGO PALMER, Newmarket

Groom - Robert Dean

Oisin Murphy

(Breeder - Haras du Mezeray)

Draw

7

LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets.

BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HHH No impact when mid-division on his two runs this season in the Group 3 Craven (1m, good to firm) and Irish 2,000 Guineas (1m, soft to heavy); however, he stayed on well two starts ago, hinting this step up in trip could suit, and has Official BHA Rating 102 each-way possibilities now back down in grade.

Result: 1st

2nd

3rd

Distances: 1-2

2-3

Time:Min

4th .

Secs.

NUMBER OF DECLARED RUNNERS 10 Blinkers worn by No. 2. Standard Time: 2 mins 7.70 secs Record Time: 2 mins 1.90 secs by The Fugue age 5 wt 8-11 good to firm, 18/06/14 2020: RUSSIAN EMPEROR (IRE) 3 9 0 Ryan Moore 10-3 (Aidan O’Brien) 8 ran

Race Summary: Having cruised to victory in a four-runner Listed race at Newmarket last month, MOHAAFETH can make it four out of four for the season before going on to bigger things. Secret Protector was well beaten in second that day but didn’t appear to be at his best, having previously posted a far more promising Listed second at the same venue. He is second choice, with stablemate One Ruler, Ballydoyle’s Roman Empire and the Roger Varian-trained Movin Time others who could go well. Race Predictor: MOHAAFETH SECRET PROTECTOR SNAPRAETEREA

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The Hampton Court Stakes (Group 3) - continued Forecast: 6-4 Mohaafeth (IRE), 6-1 One Ruler (IRE), Roman Empire (IRE), 7-1 Movin Time (GB), 10-1 Secret Protector (USA), 12-1 Snapraeterea (IRE), 14-1 Pythagoras (IRE), 16-1 Notre Belle Bete (GB), 20-1 The Rosstafarian (IRE), 25-1 Matchless (IRE)

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3.40 Third Race

Ascot Racecourse is giving 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 Ribblesdale Stakes

(Group 2)

One Mile About Four Furlongs (2,300 metres), SWINLEY (11f abt 211yds) For Three Yrs Old Fillies

Stalls - ›ns&*e

(Class 1) Total race value £173400 (FOR CONDITIONS OF THIS RACE SEE PAGE 86)

Owners Prize Money. Winner £77267; Second £31715; Third £15866; Fourth £7924; Fifth £3971; Sixth £1977. (Penalty Value £98335.14) A SS

Form

Owner

1 AD INFINITUM (GB) (27)

3

4-1

Trainer

B f Golden Horn - Madame Hoi (IRE) (Hawk Wing (USA)) ST ALBANS BLOODSTOCK LIMITED DAVID SIMCOCK, Newmarket

Groom - Veeram Singh

(Breeder - Norman Court Stud)

st lb

(lbs)

9 0 (126) Jamie Spencer Draw

4

BRONZE.

BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HHH Has worn this hood on both starts; close fourth on debut in 1m3f AW maiden last December and won at 25-1 on reappearance when thrown in at the deep end in Goodwood Listed race (1m2f, soft); others have stronger form but that was a highly creditable performance on just her second run and this half-sister to US Grade 2 winner Official BHA Rating Nancy From Nairobi is open to further progress.

2 ANNERVILLE (IRE) (39)

41

B f Iffraaj - Newellen (IRE) (Montjeu (IRE)) NEWTOWN ANNER STUD FARM J. P. MURTAGH, Ireland

Groom - Valerie Keatley

9 0 (126) Ben Coen

(Breeder - Mr Maurice Regan)

Draw

BEIGE, DARK BLUE Cross of Lorraine and sleeves, 13 DARK BLUE cap, BEIGE star. BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HHH Stormed home for eyecatching fourth on debut at Leopardstown (1m2f, good) in April and won a maiden over that same C&D (good) next time; takes a huge step up in grade and others have far more substance to their form, but she did it in fine style last time and promises to be suited by 1m4f. Official BHA Rating -

3 ARISTIA (IRE) (33)

13

B f Starspangledbanner (AUS) - Aloisi (Kalanisi (IRE)) MRS E. ROBERTS RICHARD HANNON, Marlborough

9 0 (126) Hollie Doyle

(Breeder - Rathasker Stud)

Draw

5

BLACK, RED sash, quartered cap.

BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HH Got up late on debut at Newbury (1m2f, good) in April and kept on for Listed third over that same C&D (good to soft) last month; the step up to 1m4f can prompt further improvement but she has work to do with Eshaada and Gloria Mundi on that latest form and they also look good prospects for this trip. Official BHA Rating 94 (-1)

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Trainer

Owner

4 DIVINELY (IRE) (13)

2410-43

B f Galileo (IRE) - Red Evie (IRE) (Intikhab (USA)) MRS JOHN MAGNIER,MR M.TABOR & MR D.SMITH AIDAN O’BRIEN, Ireland

Groom - Aimee Butler

st lb

(lbs)

9 0 (126) Ryan Moore

(Breeder - Coolmore)

Draw

6

DARK BLUE.

BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HHHH No match for stablemate Snowfall when third in the Oaks (1m4f, good to soft) but the same can be said for the rest of the field and she may have been second granted a more beneficial passage; this sister to Arc winner Found could have more to offer and, having been supplemented for this race, she’s the sole runner for Aidan O’Brien who has won three of the last seven renewals; could have a big say if the ground suits (best form is on slow ground). Official BHA Rating 97

5 DUBAI FOUNTAIN (IRE) (13)

2424-10

B f Teofilo (IRE) - Nafura (Dubawi (IRE)) SHEIKH HAMDAN BIN MOHAMMED AL MAKTOUM MARK JOHNSTON, Middleham

Groom - Patrick Trainor

9 0 (126) William Buick

(Breeder - Godolphin)

Draw

10

SILVER, tassel on cap.

BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HHH Tailed off when just 4-1 in the Oaks and it’s hard to be confident in her following that; however, her trainer’s horses can bounce back swiftly from a poor run and she won the Cheshire Oaks (11.3f, good to soft) the time before; versatile ground-wise and in the mix if leaving her Epsom run behind. Official BHA Rating 108

6 ESHAADA (GB) (33)

1-1

B f Muhaarar - Muhawalah (IRE) (Nayef (USA)) SHADWELL ESTATE COMPANY LTD ROGER VARIAN, Newmarket

Groom - Ben Haigh

9 0 (126) Jim Crowley

(Breeder - Shadwell Estate Company Limited)

Draw

11

ROYAL BLUE, WHITE epaulets, striped cap.

BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HHHH Won on debut at Nottingham (1m, soft) last November and followed up in Newbury Listed race (1m2f, good to soft) last month, beating Gloria Mundi by a neck; stayed on strongly and there can be optimism she’ll be even better Official BHA Rating 99 (-1) now tackling 1m4f; there are fast-ground winners in her pedigree; respected.

7 GLORIA MUNDI (IRE) (33)

12

9 0 (126)

B f Galileo (IRE) - Bufera (IRE) (King’s Best (USA)) Frankie Dettori MR B. E. NIELSEN JOHN & THADY GOSDEN, Newmarket

Groom - William Walsh

(Breeder - Bjorn Nielsen)

Draw

2

BLACK, YELLOW cap.

BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HHHH Won on debut at Newbury (1m2f, good) in April and took big step forward when beaten a neck by Eshaada in a Listed race over that C&D (good to soft); like the winner, this Galileo filly promises to be suited by the step up to 1m4f and she should continue to progress for her top stable that has won three of the last four runnings; one of three Official BHA Rating 98 (-1) for the yard and Frankie Dettori rides.

8 GWENHWYVAR (IRE) (40)

43-44

9 0 (126)

B f Camelot - Quiz Mistress (Doyen (IRE)) THE FAIRY STORY PARTNERSHIP Tom Marquand HUGHIE MORRISON, East Ilsley (Breeder - Deepwood Farm Stud)

BF

Draw

ROYAL BLUE and YELLOW diabolo, YELLOW sleeves, 7 ROYAL BLUE cap. BET WITH ASCOT VIEW H Has shown promise across her four races, most recently staying on for fourth of six on handicap debut here (1m2f, soft); today’s extra yardage is a plus but, with a peak RPR of just 79, she has a lot to find in this field. Official BHA Rating 74

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The Ribblesdale Stakes (Group 2) - continued Trainer

Form

Owner

01-25

B f Gleneagles (IRE) - Kissable (IRE) (Danehill Dancer (IRE)) LORDSHIP STUD JOHN & THADY GOSDEN, Newmarket

9 LOVING DREAM (GB) (40)

Groom - Clare Arbon BF

st lb

(lbs)

9 0 (126) Robert Havlin

(Breeder - Lordship Stud)

Draw

12

DARK BLUE and PINK stripes, PINK sleeves and cap.

BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HH Won AW maiden last December on her second start and reappeared with creditable second to Noon Star in Wetherby novice (1m2f, good); respectable fifth in the Lingfield Oaks Trial (11.6f, soft) since, when short of room late on, and could be capable of better for her top yard, but others have stronger credentials and Frankie Dettori rides stablemate Gloria Mundi. Official BHA Rating 94

10 NICEST (IRE) (15)

15-34

B f American Pharoah (USA) - Chicquita (IRE) (Montjeu (IRE)) MR M. TABOR, D. SMITH & MRS JOHN MAGNIER DONNACHA AIDAN O’BRIEN, Ireland

Groom - Hailey O’Shae

9 0 (126) Gavin Ryan

(Breeder - Coolmore)

Draw

1

ROYAL BLUE, ORANGE disc, striped sleeves and cap.

3

BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HH Won Leopardstown maiden (1m, good) on debut last July and has run respectably in defeat in Group 3 Official BHA Rating 94 and Listed races at up to 11.6f; however, needs to take a big step forward to pose a serious threat today.

11 NOON STAR (USA) (36)

31-12

B f Galileo (IRE) - Midday (Oasis Dream) JUDDMONTE SIR MICHAEL STOUTE, Newmarket

Groom - Fabien Guilois BF

9 0 (126) James Doyle

(Breeder - Juddmonte Farms Ltd)

Draw

8

GREEN, PINK sash and cap, WHITE sleeves.

BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HHHHH Could do with settling better than in last month’s Musidora at York (1m2f, good to soft) but that near-4l second was given a major boost when the winner Snowfall bolted up in the Oaks, ahead of Musidora fourth Mystery Angel in second; missed the Oaks herself due to a blood disorder; has won on good (unraced on good to firm); by Galileo out of multiple Group 1 winner Midday and has high-class potential, with this step up in trip a likely positive. STEWARDS NOTE: Following its run on 12/5/2021 it was reported that the horse hung right handed under pressure. Official BHA Rating 101

12 TASLIMA (GB) (46) 2-3

B f Golden Horn - Tamarind (IRE) (Sadler’s Wells (USA)) MR NURLAN BIZAKOV JOHN & THADY GOSDEN, Newmarket

Groom - Adam Linhart

9 0 (126) David Egan

(Breeder - Hesmonds Stud Ltd)

Draw

9

LIGHT BLUE, YELLOW and LIGHT BLUE halved sleeves.

BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HHH Runner-upinLingfieldnovice(1m2f,AW)lastDecemberonsole2yostartandkeptonfor5lthirdinNewmarket Listed race (1m2f, good to firm) on reappearance; considerable improvement needed to make an impact today but she’s in top hands(one of three for yard) and her dam was a 1m4f Group 3 winner, so the step up in distance is in her favour; no surprise to see a big run. Official BHA Rating -

13 TWISTED REALITY (GB) (33) 1-4

9 0 (126)

B f Fastnet Rock (AUS) - Lady Dragon (IRE) (Galileo (IRE)) QATAR RACING LIMITED Oisin Murphy RALPH BECKETT, Kimpton Down

Groom - Tayla Childs

(Breeder - The Lady Dragon Partnership)

Draw

CLARET, GOLD braid, CLARET sleeves, 3 CLARET cap, GOLD tassel. BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HHH Nottingham 2yo maiden winner (1m, soft) who was behind three of these when fourth in Newbury Listed race (1m2f, good to soft) last month; the first three should be suited by 1m4f but this twice-raced contender could derive the greatest benefit from the extra distance and is not ruled out. Official BHA Rating 94 (-1)

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2nd

3rd

Distances: 1-2

2-3

Time:Min

4th .

Secs.

NUMBER OF DECLARED RUNNERS 13 Hood worn by No. 1. Standard Time: 2 mins 32.60 secs Record Time: 2 mins 24.60 secs by Novellist age 4 wt 9-7 good to firm, 27/07/13 2020: FRANKLY DARLING 3 9 0 Frankie Dettori 11-8 (John Gosden) 11 ran

Race Summary: The Musidora form received a major boost when the winner Snowfall romped to victory in the Oaks, and NOON STAR is the selection having been a near-4l second at York. This blue-blooded filly is open to further improvement for Sir Michael Stoute, especially now upped to 1m4f. Divinely may have been second (albeit a distant one) in the Oaks granted a more favourable passage and Aidan O’Brien’s sole representative is feared most. Like O’Brien, the Gosden stable has a fine recent record in this race and the very lightly raced Gloria Mundi is next on the list. Eshaada narrowly beat Frankie Dettori’s mount at Newbury last time and is also respected. Race Predictor: DUBAI FOUNTAIN NOON STAR DIVINELY

Forecast: 5-2 Noon Star (USA), 4-1 Divinely (IRE), Eshaada (GB), 11-2 Gloria Mundi (IRE), 15-2 Dubai Fountain (IRE), 14-1 Taslima (GB), Twisted Reality (GB), 25-1 Ad Infinitum (GB), Annerville (IRE), Loving Dream (GB), 33-1 Aristia (IRE), Nicest (IRE), 100-1 Gwenhwyvar (IRE)

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4.15 Fourth Race

Ascot Racecourse is giving 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 Gold Cup

(Group 1) (British Champions Series)

Stalls - ›ns&*e

Two Miles About Four Furlongs (19f abt 210yds) (3,900 metres) For Four Yrs Old And Upwards (Class 1) Total race value £375625 (FOR CONDITIONS OF THIS RACE SEE PAGE 86)

Owners Prize Money. Winner £167378; Second £68702; Third £34370; Fourth £17166; Fifth £8602; Sixth £4282. (Penalty Value £213016.93) A SS Form

Owner

1 NAYEF ROAD (IRE) (21)

223-355

Trainer Age

Ben Curtis

(Breeder - B. V. Sangster)

Draw

9

ROYAL BLUE, RED epaulets, striped cap.

4

(lbs)

5 9 2 (128)

Ch h Galileo (IRE) - Rose Bonheur (Danehill Dancer (IRE)) MR MOHAMED OBAIDA MARK JOHNSTON, Middleham

Groom - Bhanwar Singh

st lb

BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HH Played second fiddle to Stradivarius last term in this race and the Goodwood Cup; creditable third to him here on 2021 reappearance but has since delivered below-par performances in the Yorkshire Cup and Henry II; that casts a cloud and it’s hard to see him winning even if back to his best. Official BHA Rating 111

2 RIP VAN LIPS (IRE) (39)

0302-41

5 9 2 (128)

B h Rip Van Winkle (IRE) - Red Lips (GER) (Areion (GER)) STALL LINTEC ANDREAS SUBORICS, Germany

Grooms - Rikki & Katja Morse

James Doyle

(Breeder - Stall Parthenaue)

Draw

GREY and GREEN quartered, GREEN and WHITE emblem, 1 GREY sleeves, check cap. BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HHH German challenger; needs big improvement but relatively new to staying races and has shown twice (on soft and good) that he is better over 2m than shorter; strode out very well to assert in Group 2 at Hoppegarten last time and may well be set for further improvement now that he tries 2m4f. Official BHA Rating 107

3 SPANISH MISSION (USA) (34) 5 9 2 (128)

110-251

B h Noble Mission - Limonar (IRE) (Street Cry (IRE)) TEAM VALOR LLC & GARY BARBER ANDREW BALDING, Kingsclere

Groom - Andrew Whitehall

William Buick

(Breeder - St. Elias Stables LLC)

EMERALD GREEN, MAROON chevron, MAROON cap.

Draw

6

BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HHHH Acts on good to soft but looks unsuited by soft; trying 2m immediately looked a good move last July and he won the 2m2f Doncaster Cup two months later, not the strongest edition but he asserted in good style; dismissing Santiago so comprehensively in the Yorkshire Cup at York (1m6f ) five weeks ago showed he has improved again and he’s a serious each-way candidate. Official BHA Rating 117

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Owner

Trainer Age

4 STRADIVARIUS (IRE) (50)

11200-1

(lbs)

7 9 2 (128)

Ch h Sea The Stars (IRE) - Private Life (FR) (Bering) Frankie Dettori MR B. E. NIELSEN JOHN & THADY GOSDEN, Newmarket

Groom - Surinder Parmar CD

st lb

(Breeder - Bjorn Nielsen)

Draw

8

BLACK, YELLOW cap.

BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HHHH The top stayer of recent seasons and a rival for his jockey as the great showman, with the way he delivers hislatechallengesandkeepscomingbackformore;beatenonlytwice(bothhereinOctober)from14startsat2m+andwonthelastthreeGoldCups, byajaw-dropping10llastyearforacareerbest,notwithstandingthelesscompetitivefieldonsoft;wonreappearancehere(goodtofirm)inApriland Official BHA Rating 125 looks sure to raise his game as usual in his bid to join Yeats as the only horse to win the Gold Cup four times.

5 TRUESHAN (FR) (42)

41011-2

5 9 2 (128)

B g Planteur (IRE) - Shao Line (FR) (General Holme (USA)) SINGULA PARTNERSHIP ALAN KING, Barbury Castle

Groom - Chloe Lean

Hollie Doyle

(Breeder - Mr Didier Blot)

Draw

C

YELLOW, ROYAL BLUE cross belts, ROYAL BLUE and 10 YELLOW chevrons on sleeves, ROYAL BLUE cap. BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HHHH Unraced on firmer than good; smart over 1m4f-1m6f in 2019 and 2020 but a revelation when he put nearly 8l between himself and his rivals in the last 2f when trying 2m here (soft) on Champions Day last October; that made it 3-3 under Hollie Doyle, a perfect record they lost on reappearance at Chester (1m5f) but that too looked a very good run; 2m4f asks a tougher question and he can race freely but it’s impossible to dismiss him given that October win. Official BHA Rating 118

6 TWILIGHT PAYMENT (IRE) (34) 8 9 2 (128)

1131-33

B g Teofilo (IRE) - Dream On Buddy (IRE) (Oasis Dream) Tom Marquand LLOYD J WILLIAMS SYNDICATE JOSEPH PATRICK O’BRIEN, Ireland

Groom - Sean Corby

(Breeder - J. S. Bolger)

Draw

7

DARK BLUE, WHITE armlets, WHITE cap.

BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HHHHH Can front-run; unraced on testing ground for a long time but he has won on heavy; he’s the oldest in this field and has seen the most action but the great majority of his 33 races were at 1m6f and what he’s done over 2m, including winning the 2020 Melbourne Cup, makes this sort of trip an appealing proposition; set to leave this season’s form behind him and could go very well. Official BHA Rating 116

7 AMHRAN NA BHFIANN (IRE) (34)4 9 1 (127)

0/432-14

B c Galileo (IRE) - Alluring Park (IRE) (Green Desert (USA)) MR D. SMITH, MRS J. MAGNIER, MR M. TABOR AIDAN O’BRIEN, Ireland

Groom - Sumith Pathiranelehge BF

W. M. Lordan

(Breeder - Lodge Park Stud)

Draw

2

PURPLE, WHITE seams, striped sleeves, WHITE cap.

BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HH 66-1thirdintheDerbylastyearonjustthirdstart;howeverthere’sbeennohintofthatformsince, admittedly finishing lame on his only subsequent 3yo outing; his runaway reappearance win was in a maiden and he was no match Official BHA Rating 109 for two of today’s rivals when upped to 1m6f on latest start; now tries 2m4f and blinkers.

8 BEN LILLY (IRE) (35)

0-41130

4 9 1 (127)

B g Gleneagles (IRE) - Aristocratic Lady (USA) (Kris S (USA)) JACK THOMAS & BEN THOMAS DAVID BROWN, Wiseton

Groom - Ricky Todd

Graham Lee

(Breeder - Merriebelle Irish Farm Ltd)

BF

Draw

RED, WHITE and ROYAL BLUE halved sleeves, 12 MAROON cap. BET WITH ASCOT VIEW H Huge progress last September to early last month, including seven wins up to 2m on varied ground; however, seemed amiss on latest start and all that form is in handicaps, making him look up against it in this contest. Official BHA Rating 92

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The Gold Cup (Group 1) (British Champions Series) - continued Form

Owner

Trainer Age

st lb

(lbs)

9 EMPEROR OF THE SUN (IRE) (34) 4 9 1 (127)

2420-31

Ch c Galileo (IRE) - Zouzou (AUS) (Redoute’s Choice (AUS)) MR D. SMITH, MRS J. MAGNIER, MR M. TABOR DONNACHA AIDAN O’BRIEN, Ireland

Groom - Christopher Brabston

Gavin Ryan

(Breeder - Coolmore)

Draw

13

PURPLE, WHITE seams, striped sleeves, PURPLE cap.

BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HHH Unraced on firmer than good (acts on soft); erratic form last year, clear best of those runs when second to Princess Zoe in a 1m4f Galway handicap; seen in a positive light this season over 1m6f in Group 3 and Listed race, winning the latter at Leopardstown with a below-form Twilight Payment in third, and he shapes as if he will be suited by at least 2m; a leap forward would be needed for a prominent finish today, though. Official BHA Rating 113

10 SANTIAGO (IRE) (34)

1134-42

Groom - Ranju Gaikwad C

4 9 1 (127)

B c Authorized (IRE) - Wadyhatta (Cape Cross (IRE)) MR M. TABOR, D. SMITH & MRS JOHN MAGNIER Seamie Heffernan AIDAN O’BRIEN, Ireland (Breeder - Lynch Bages Ltd)

Draw

11

ROYAL BLUE, ORANGE disc, striped sleeves and cap.

BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HHH Unraced on firmer than good (2-2 on soft); last term he won the Queen’s Vase here and the Irish Derby, followed by creditable minor honours in the Goodwood Cup and St Leger; probably still below that form when second to Spanish Mission at York five weeks ago, which he may well come on from; connections know exactly what makes a Gold Cup horse but he needs to show something new for a leading role today. Official BHA Rating 114

11 SERPENTINE (IRE) (25)

51144-0

4

4 9 1 (127)

Ch c Galileo (IRE) - Remember When (IRE) (Danehill Dancer (IRE)) MRS JOHN MAGNIER,MR M.TABOR & MR D.SMITH AIDAN O’BRIEN, Ireland

Groom - Tiago Rodrigues

Ryan Moore

(Breeder - Coolmore)

Draw

3

DARK BLUE.

BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HH Set up a huge lead before the straight in last season’s Derby at Epsom (1m4f, good) and nothing was ever going to bridge that; exactly how much he was flattered can still be debated because he probably needed the race at Longchamp in September, had excuses (slow start, 1m2f ) when fourth in the Champion Stakes here and floundered on heavy going on reappearance (again 1m2f ); a supplementary entry for connections who require the utmost respect and the Derby winner undoubtedly adds major spice but he has a lot to prove. Official BHA Rating 119

12 SUBJECTIVIST (GB) (82)

30101-1

4 9 1 (127)

B c Teofilo (IRE) - Reckoning (IRE) (Danehill Dancer (IRE)) DR J. WALKER MARK JOHNSTON, Middleham

Groom - David Hickin

Joe Fanning

(Breeder - Mascalls Stud)

Draw

4

LIME GREEN, ROYAL BLUE epaulets and cap.

BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HHHH Underperformed markedly in two of his major assignments last term but ended it with a Group 1 win at Longchamp (1m7f, heavy); allowed some rope by his main rivals in the Dubai Gold Cup (2m, good) in March but was never remotely threatened; those are his two greatest stamina tests and he’s finished firmly in charge, galloping on strongly; it’s 19 years since the last of his trainer’s three Gold Cup wins but he’s had the runner-up in 2019 and 2020 and this candidate should also give him a big shout. Official BHA Rating 117

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13 PRINCESS ZOE (GER) (43)

1114-04

6 8 13 (125)

Gr m Jukebox Jury (IRE) - Palace Princess (GER) (Tiger Hill (IRE)) Joseph Sheridan PATRICK F. KEHOE/MRS.P.CRAMPTON ANTHONY MULLINS, Ireland

Groom - Jackie Carter

(Breeder - Gestut Hony-Hof )

Draw

D

PURPLE, YELLOW sleeves, 5 PURPLE and YELLOW striped cap. BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HHH One of the revelations of last season, progressing from fair handicaps to grabbing the 2m4f Group 1 Prix du Cadran at Longchamp; fourth to Subjectivist there next time; looked on her way back in 1m6f Listed race six weeks ago but relishes soft/ heavy, as well as a long trip, so probably needs plenty of overnight rain and she also needs to resume improvement. Official BHA Rating 108

Result: 1st

2nd

3rd

Distances: 1-2

2-3

Time:Min

4th .

Secs.

NUMBER OF DECLARED RUNNERS 13 Blinkers worn first time by No. 2, 7. Tongue Strap worn by No. 6. Sheepskin Cheek Pieces worn by No. 6, 11. Standard Time: 4 mins 22.00 secs Record Time: 4 mins 16.92 secs by Rite of Passage age 6 wt 9-2 good to firm, 17/06/10 2020: STRADIVARIUS (IRE) 6 9 2 Frankie Dettori 4-5 (John Gosden) 8 ran

Race Summary: It’s some buzz to watch Stradivarius and he is the thoroughly proven class act in this field but his superiority on current evidence is nothing like as big as his winning margin in this race last term and this promises to be a competitive renewal, with several rivals who are not so far off him on form and could take a step forward faced with this test for the first time. There is always the chance with him of trouble in running as well. Consequently, it may well prove better to cheer than to back him at the likely very short odds and an appealing each-way alternative is TWILIGHT PAYMENT. The Irish 8yo has been around the block even more times than Stradivarius but winning last year’s Melbourne Cup reiterated what he can do over 2m and he’s long looked a strong candidate for even further. Subjectivist, Trueshan and Spanish Mission are all major players, while the German-trained Rip Van Lips might just be a surprise package. Race Predictor: STRADIVARIUS NAYEF ROAD TRUESHAN Forecast: 5-6 Stradivarius (IRE), 11-2 Subjectivist (GB), 8-1 Trueshan (FR), 10-1 Spanish Mission (USA), 12-1 Santiago (IRE), Serpentine (IRE), 20-1 Emperor of The Sun (IRE), Princess Zoe (GER), 25-1 Twilight Payment (IRE), 33-1 Amhran Na Bhfiann (IRE), 40-1 Nayef Road (IRE), 66-1 Rip Van Lips (IRE), 100-1 Ben Lilly (IRE)

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5.00 Fifth Race

Ascot Racecourse is giving 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 Britannia Stakes (Heritage Handicap) One Mile (1,600 metres) ROYAL HUNT CUP COURSE (8f ) For Three Yrs Old Colts And Geldings

Stalls - Centre

(Class 2) Total race value £75000 (FOR CONDITIONS OF THIS RACE SEE PAGE 87)

Owners Prize Money. Winner £32003; Second £15998; Third £8003; Fourth £3998. (Penalty Value £40500) 13 Eliminated Under Rules (I)9 and (I)10. SS

Form

Owner

1 EMPORIO (IRE) (11)

22-6252

Trainer

Ch c Zoffany (IRE) - Eirnin (IRE) (Galileo (IRE)) MRS A. M. O’BRIEN DONNACHA AIDAN O’BRIEN, Ireland

Groom - Rachel Hickey

st lb

(lbs)

9 7 (133) Gavin Ryan

(Breeder - Whisperview Trading Ltd)

Draw

9

ORANGE, ROYAL BLUE hoop and armlets.

BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HHH Beaten just under 8l in the Irish 2,000 Guineas (soft to heavy) but it was his seventh defeat when turned over at odds of 1-2 in a 1m maiden at Listowel only 11 days ago, which blows a rather large hole in his credentials; a tough race for topweights as well. Official BHA Rating 103

2 HOROSCOPE (IRE) (25)

42-1033

5

B c No Nay Never (USA) - Inca Wood (UAE) (Timber Country (USA)) MR M. TABOR, D. SMITH & MRS JOHN MAGNIER AIDAN O’BRIEN, Ireland

Groom - Aine Murphy

9 5 (131) Ryan Moore

(Breeder - Lynch Bages Ltd)

Draw

2

ROYAL BLUE, ORANGE disc, striped sleeves and cap.

BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HHH Since winning his maiden at The Curragh (7f, soft to heavy) he’s come up short in two 7f Listed affairs and a 1m handicap, though held his own in all of them (in this headgear combination the last twice); this mark doesn’t look Official BHA Rating 101 overly lenient but so many horses from this yard improve on the job; dangerous to discount.

3 AKMAAM (FR) (63)

15-0

B c Wootton Bassett - Misty Night (IRE) (Galileo (IRE)) SHADWELL ESTATE COMPANY LTD BRIAN MEEHAN, Manton

Groom - Peter Hawkins C

9 4 (130) Dane O’Neill

(Breeder - Skymarc Farm Inc)

Draw

31

ROYAL BLUE, WHITE epaulets, BLACK cap.

BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HH Rare debut winner for this yard here last September (7f, good) and fared best of the prominent racers when fifth in a Group 3 (1m, soft); however, to consider seriously for this he needed to put up a better show in the Craven (Group 3) on his return and Jim Crowley presumably agrees having jumped ship to Qaader; now blinkered. Official BHA Rating 100

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The Britannia Stakes (Heritage Handicap) - continued Trainer

Form

Owner

144-54

B c Territories (IRE) - Prequel (IRE) (Dark Angel (IRE)) ALMOHAMEDIYA RACING CLIVE COX, Hungerford

4 ROYAL SCIMITAR (IRE) (48)

Groom - Deon Le Roux

st lb

(lbs)

9 3 (129) Adam Kirby

(Breeder - Yeomanstown Stud)

Draw

27

RED, GOLD braid, WHITE sleeves and cap with GOLD tassel.

BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HH His 2yo form reads well but this campaign hasn’t got off the ground, last time finishing behind two of today’s rivals when bringing up the tail at Goodwood; well down the pecking order with cheekpieces turned to. Official BHA Rating 99

5 RAADOBARG (IRE) (26)

6-111

B c Night of Thunder (IRE) - Queen Bodicea (IRE) (Revoque (IRE)) AMO RACING LIMITED ROGER VARIAN, Newmarket

Groom - Gajendra Champawat D

9 3 (129) Jack Mitchell

(Breeder - Pier House Stud)

Draw

24

VIOLET, WHITE quartered cap.

BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HHHH Represents last year’s winning stable; unbeaten this season and it’s hard not to be impressed in how he made a successful handicap debut at Haydock (1m, heavy) where he travelled, quickened and won nicely; when the next five home had all won their previous race it’s hard to grumble with an 11lb rise; has also won on good to firm; a must for any shortlist. Official BHA Rating 99

6 LEGAL ATTACK (GB) (13)

124-422

9 3 (129)

B c Shalaa (IRE) - Lauren Louise (Tagula (IRE)) Mark Crehan (3) MR SAEED BIN MOHAMMED AL QASSIMI SIMON & ED CRISFORD, Newmarket

Groom - Chris McGurk

(Breeder - Toby Barker)

Draw

13

YELLOW, BLACK star, diabolo on sleeves.

BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HH Closely matched with Qaader on their domination of a 1m conditions race at Goodwood in April (good to firm) and he was up against it at the weights with his latest Listed conqueror at Epsom (7f, good to soft; first-time cheekpieces); compiling a solid profile but has an air of vulnerability in a race of this nature. Official BHA Rating 99

7 QAADER (IRE) (48)

4530-21

B c Night of Thunder (IRE) - Redinha (Dansili) SHADWELL ESTATE COMPANY LTD MARK JOHNSTON, Middleham

Groom - Patrick Trainor D

9 3 (129) Jim Crowley

(Breeder - Ms Patricia Walsh)

Draw

7

ROYAL BLUE, WHITE epaulets, striped cap.

BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HH Second in last season’s Coventry after a winning debut but that was as good as it got in six starts as a 2yo; returned to winning ways in a small-field conditions race at Goodwood (1m, good to firm) but he will need to improve on that narrow defeat of Legal Attack to be competitive here. Official BHA Rating 99

8 PEROTTO (GB) (11)

203-241

9 3 (129)

Ch g New Bay - Tschierschen (IRE) (Acclamation) (in 5lb ex) HALCYON THOROUGHBREDS Oisin Murphy MARCUS TREGONING, Whitsbury

Groom - David Crofts (Breeder - China Horse Club International Ltd)

Draw

19

PURPLE, WHITE chevron, striped sleeves.

BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HH Confined to 5f/6f for his first nine starts, winning twice; proved his stamina for 7f when getting up in the nick of time at Goodwood 11 days ago (good) but whether he’ll stay this far is debatable and a penalty will make life difficult for him. Official BHA Rating 94 (+1)

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The Britannia Stakes (Heritage Handicap) - continued Trainer

st lb

(lbs)

Form

Owner

441-15

B c Dubawi (IRE) - Irish Rookie (IRE) (Azamour (IRE)) Frankie Dettori HARAS DE SAINT PAIR JOHN & THADY GOSDEN, Newmarket

9 MITHRAS (GB) (28)

Groom - Bradley Bosley D

9 2 (128)

(Breeder - Haras de Saint Pair)

Draw

15

WHITE, BROWN chevron, ORANGE cap.

BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HHHHH Massive eyecatcher on his debut at Sandown last season and came good once the tongue-tie went on, winning a novice at Newcastle before leading close home in a deep 7f handicap on his Newbury reappearance (good); raced freely in a small-field Listed affair at Sandown (1m) and didn’t get home on the soft ground; best not to knock him for that failure and better was expected judging by the support he attracted; could yet be Group class. Official BHA Rating 98

10 AERION POWER (IRE) (47)

251-11

9 1 (127)

B c Kingman - Applauded (IRE) (Royal Applause) KING POWER RACING CO LTD Silvestre De Sousa SIR MICHAEL STOUTE, Newmarket

Groom - Jonathan Mitchell (Breeder - Norelands Stud & Lofts Hall Stud)

Draw

D

ROYAL BLUE, WHITE hoop, striped sleeves, 1 WHITE cap, ROYAL BLUE star. BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HHH 3-3 since sent into handicaps and appears to do only just enough in his races, having won none of them by far; has gone up 22lb for his troubles but as a well-bred Kingman colt for top connections, and with confidence sky-high, he’s one to take seriously. Official BHA Rating 97

11 STAR OF ORION (IRE) (236)

12325-

B g Footstepsinthesand - Harpist (IRE) (Danehill Dancer (IRE)) MISS TRACEY ASHBEE RALPH BECKETT, Kimpton Down

Groom - Tayla Childs

9 0 (126) Rob Hornby

(Breeder - The Harpist Partnership)

Draw

EMERALD GREEN, YELLOW star, halved sleeves and 6 star on cap. BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HH Never ran a bad race last season after his successful debut at Newmarket, winding up with a 3l defeat in a Group 3 (7f, heavy; fine on faster); probably has further progress in him but it’s asking a lot to win this without Official BHA Rating 96 the benefit of a prep race.

12 GIOIA CIECA (USA) (103)

6-14

5

9 0 (126)

B c Kitten’s Joy (USA) - Dynacielo (USA) (Dynaformer (USA)) Callum Rodriguez WELDSPEC GLASGOW LIMITED KEITH DALGLEISH, Carluke

Groom - Steven Ellwood (Breeder - Kenneth L. Ramsey & Sarah K. Ramsey)

Draw

WHITE, ROYAL BLUE stars, RED and WHITE diabolo 23 on sleeves, WHITE cap, RED star. BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HH Topspeed figure was way inferior to the RPR when appearing to show improved form in 7f Listed race at Lingfield latest, suggesting it probably flatters him having dictated the pace; makes turf debut; would have a bit to prove off this opening mark in any handicap, let alone one this competitive. Official BHA Rating 96

13 BIG NARSTIE (FR) (41)

4-152

B or Br c Cable Bay (IRE) - Granadilla (Zafonic (USA)) REBEL RACING PREMIER III RICHARD SPENCER, Newmarket

8 13 (125) Hayley Turner

Groom - Mohammed Afzal (Breeder - S.A. Stilvi Compania Financiera et al)

Draw

29

BLACK, GREY sleeves, BLACK stars.

BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HHH Just ahead of Beautiful Bertie when neither could lay a glove on a handicap snip over 7f here (good to soft; first-time tongue-tie) last month; it’s a bit harsh on him to go up 3lb given how comfortable it was for the winner, Official BHA Rating 95 and it’s not a given that he’ll improve for stepping up to 1m.

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Trainer

Owner

14 BEAUTIFUL BERTIE (GB) (41)

4311-03

(lbs)

8 13 (125)

Br g Charm Spirit (IRE) - Really Lovely (IRE) (Galileo (IRE)) Jason Watson PAUL & CLARE ROONEY ROGER CHARLTON, Beckhampton

Groom - Amy Vickers D

st lb

(Breeder - Mr & Mrs Paul & Clare Rooney)

Draw

21

DARK BLUE and YELLOW (quartered), striped sleeves.

BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HHH Wound up his 2yo season with two easy wins on the AW but he’s come up well short in two turf handicaps this year and is strictly held by both Mithras and Big Narstie; has others to worry about as well. Official BHA Rating 95

15 LIFFEY RIVER (FR) (26)

210-42

B c Lope de Vega (IRE) - Black Dahlia (Dansili) SUN BLOODSTOCK SARL JOSEPH PATRICK O’BRIEN, Ireland

Groom - Tommy Beaton

8 13 (125) Shane Crosse

(Breeder - SF Bloodstock SC)

Draw

D

YELLOW, RED star, YELLOW sleeves, RED stars, 25 RED cap, YELLOW stars. BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HHH Limitations soon exposed since winning a Punchestown maiden (1m, soft) in September and he’s 2lb higher than when beaten by an improver on his handicap debut at The Curragh (7f, soft to heavy); probably needs conditions to turn testing as he evidently goes well in the mud. Official BHA Rating 95

16 LAELAPS (IRE) (18)

16-0232

8 11 (123)

B c Exceed And Excel (AUS) - Magen’s Star (IRE) (Galileo (IRE)) John R. Velazquez NEWTOWN ANNER STUD FARM MRS J. HARRINGTON, Ireland

Groom - Edward Tobin

(Breeder - Mr Maurice Regan)

Draw

D

BEIGE, DARK BLUE Cross of Lorraine and sleeves, 5 DARK BLUE cap, BEIGE star. BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HH Strike-rate of 1-9 (1m maiden winner on soft) but he’s consistent and, although a beaten favourite in a non-handicap at Navan last time, the winner has some useful form to his name; already beaten in two handicaps, though, and probably has a place chance at best. Official BHA Rating 93

17 DINOO (IRE) (24)

25-3

B c Starspangledbanner (AUS) - Shirley Blade (IRE) (Dylan Thomas (IRE)) DAVOOD VAKILGILANI 1 ROGER VARIAN, Newmarket

Groom - Tony Nelson BF

8 11 (123) David Egan

(Breeder - Shirley Blade Partnership)

Draw

22

RED and WHITE check, RED sleeves, WHITE cap.

BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HH With Richard Hughes last season when narrowly beaten in a Newmarket maiden before running okay in a Group 3; wasn’t seen to best effect when beaten at odds-on in a Wolverhampton maiden last month but he’s hurled into the deep end for his handicap debut; probably best to look elsewhere. STEWARDS NOTE: Following its run on 24/5/2021 it was reported that the horse was slowly away. Official BHA Rating 93

18 ROYAL AIR FORCE (IRE) (40)

1-04

8 11 (123)

B c Fastnet Rock (AUS) - Private Paradise (IRE) (Galileo (IRE)) MR EDWARD J. WARE James Doyle SIMON & ED CRISFORD, Newmarket

Groom - Blake Cooper

(Breeder - Ben Sangster Bloodstock)

BLACK and WHITE (quartered), SCARLET sleeves and cap.

Draw

20

BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HH Hammered his only two rivals in Yarmouth novice last term; didn’t disgrace himself in the Group 3 Craven first time back and best to forgive his laboured effort on heavy ground at Haydock (1m handicap); remains an unknown quantity and stable is highly respected in races of this nature. Official BHA Rating 93

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Owner

220-11

Gr or Ro c Dialed In (USA) - Unbridled Gem (USA) (Unbridled’s Song (USA)) WELDSPEC GLASGOW LIMITED KEITH DALGLEISH, Carluke

19 SUMMA PETO (USA) (30)

st lb

(lbs)

8 10 (122) Joe Fanning

Groom - Stephanie Thewlis (Breeder - Catesby W. Clay Investment 2 LLC)

Draw

D

WHITE, ROYAL BLUE stars, RED and WHITE diabolo 17 on sleeves, ROYAL BLUE cap. BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HHHH Promising at two and has hit the ground running this season, coming home clear in an Ayr maiden (1m, good to firm) before winning an 8.6f AW handicap at Wolverhampton with plenty in hand; 9lb rise is fully Official BHA Rating 92 warranted and the potential is there to outrun his odds.

20 QUINTILLUS (GB) (55)

41-40

Ch g Dubawi (IRE) - Epitome (IRE) (Nashwan (USA)) GODOLPHIN CHARLIE APPLEBY, Newmarket

Groom - Wayne Thomas

8 10 (122) William Buick

(Breeder - Godolphin)

Draw

28

ROYAL BLUE.

BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HH By Dubawi; looked a nice prospect when breezing home on the AW (7f) last October and there were positivestotakefromhisreappearanceinaconditionsrace(3lbehindQaaderofflevelweights);however,racedfreelyandhungunderpressure when taking a marked backward step on his handicap debut (1m) and has subsequently been gelded; risky. STEWARDS NOTE: Following its Official BHA Rating 92 run on 23/4/2021 it was reported that the horse ran too free and hung left.

21 GRID (GB) (29)

434-31

8 10 (122)

B c Siyouni (FR) - Toi Et Moi (IRE) (Galileo (IRE)) Seamie Heffernan LLOYD J WILLIAMS SYNDICATE JOSEPH PATRICK O’BRIEN, Ireland

Groom - Tina Evans

(Breeder - Grundy Bloodstock SRL)

Draw

16

DARK BLUE, WHITE armlets, WHITE cap.

BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HHH 11lb higher than when beaten on his handicap debut on good ground at Naas (1m) but he stepped up plenty on that form to win a Cork maiden (1m, yielding to soft) that was never in much doubt; needs to climb another couple of rungs up the ladder to threaten here but he could be progressive enough to do so. Official BHA Rating 92

22 SIAM FOX (IRE) (4)

230-611

5

8 10 (122)

B g Prince of Lir (IRE) - Folegandros Island (FR) (Red Rocks (IRE)) (in 5lb ex) David Probert KING POWER RACING CO LTD RICHARD HANNON, Marlborough (Breeder - Con Marnane)

Draw

D

ROYAL BLUE, WHITE hoop, WHITE sleeves, 32 ROYAL BLUE stars, WHITE cap, ROYAL BLUE star. BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HHH Front-running winners at Nottingham can be flattered but he then accepted a lead before digging deep to follow up at Doncaster (1m, good to firm) on Sunday; well drawn if the tactics are to race prominently once more but the penalty he picked up for last time may find him out when it matters. Official BHA Rating 87

23 DUBAI HONOUR (IRE) (250)

4214-

8 9 (121)

B g Pride of Dubai (AUS) - Mondelice (Montjeu (IRE)) MR MOHAMED OBAIDA Tom Marquand WILLIAM HAGGAS, Newmarket

Groom - Ananias Silveira (Breeder - Macha Bloodstock/Meridian International) D

Draw

10

ROYAL BLUE, RED epaulets, striped cap.

BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HHH It’s a big ask to win this first time out but William Haggas is a great target trainer and, after winning his novice over 1m on good ground last season, this representative didn’t get the breaks when a close fourth on his handicap debut at York (1m, soft); now gelded and in a tongue-tie; not ruled out. Official BHA Rating 91

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Trainer

Owner

24 LONGLAI (FR) (11)

416-125

B g Shalaa (IRE) - Mojo Risin (IRE) (Lope de Vega (IRE)) KING POWER RACING CO LTD RICHARD HANNON, Marlborough

st lb

8 8 (120) Pat Dobbs

(Breeder - Mme Aliette Forien & Mr Gilles Forien)

D BF

(lbs)

Draw

18

ROYAL BLUE, WHITE hoop, striped sleeves, RED cap.

BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HH 2yo winner but better for being gelded this year until going off too hot for his own good when weakeneing behind Perotto at Goodwood (7f ); not easily recommended on the back of that run. Official BHA Rating 90

25 ROYAL PLEASURE (IRE) (15)

12-12

B c Kingman - Merry Jaunt (USA) (Street Sense (USA)) TIM BUNTING - OSBORNE HOUSE SIR MARK PRESCOTT BT, Newmarket

8 8 (120) Luke Morris

Groom - Annabel Willis (Breeder - Floors Farming, Whitley & Newbyth Studs)

Draw

BF

ORANGE, WHITE sleeves, ORANGE stars, 3 ORANGE cap, WHITE stars. BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HHHH All runs at 7f on AW; made it 2-3 on Tapeta when readily winning a Wolverhampton handicap on his return and didn’t settle behind a slow pace when second to an unbeaten Mark Johnston 3yo at Kempton; easy to envisage him leaving that form behind in this very different test and his trainer doesn’t have runners here for the fun of it. STEWARDS NOTE: Following its run on 2/6/2021 it was reported that the horse ran too free. Official BHA Rating 90

26 ATASER (GB) (281)

41211-

8 8 (120)

B c Sayif (IRE) - Psychic’s Dream (Oasis Dream) Ray Dawson (3) GUAYMAS T. J. KENT, Newmarket (Breeder - Llety Farms)

Draw

11

WHITE, DARK GREEN Cross of Lorraine.

BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HH Won three of his five starts as a 2yo, including nurseries on his final two appearances; further improvement is possible this year but absolutely necessary in this company; won his last race by a head and is 4lb higher. Official BHA Rating 90

27 TAWLEED (IRE) (26)

221-410

B g Exceed And Excel (AUS) - Terhaab (USA) (Elusive Quality (USA)) SHADWELL ESTATE COMPANY LTD JOHN & THADY GOSDEN, Newmarket

8 8 (120) Robert Havlin

Groom - Mohamed Khalid (Breeder - Shadwell Estate Company Limited)

Draw

30

ROYAL BLUE, WHITE epaulets, PINK cap.

BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HH First-time blinkers did the trick when winning a 7f handicap on 1000 Guineas day at Newmarket (good to firm) and it was perhaps a combination of soft ground (handles good to soft) and the headgear failing to inspire a second time when well beaten at Goodwood; easier to make stronger cases elsewhere. Official BHA Rating 90

28 GEORGE PEABODY (IRE) (61) 4-11

8 7 (119)

B g Holy Roman Emperor (IRE) - Swordhalf (Haafhd) THE GREDLEY FAMILY Callum Shepherd GEORGE SCOTT, Newmarket

Groom - Atlanta Whittall

(Breeder - Gestut Wittekindshof )

D

Draw

YELLOW, BLACK and YELLOW striped sleeves, 14 WHITE cap. BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HHH It was impressive how he put daylight between himself and the rest at Doncaster (7f, good) and he wasn’t hard pressed to defy a penalty in another novice at Thirsk (1m, good to firm); no knocking an unbeaten start to the season but neither race has worked out strikingly well and he’ll need a good jolt of improvement to bring up the hat-trick. Official BHA Rating 89

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Owner

29 AIR TO AIR (GB) (12)

42-2411

Ch g Toronado (IRE) - Blossom Mills (Bahamian Bounty) THE BLOSSOM MILLS PARTNERSHIP GEORGE BOUGHEY, Newmarket

Groom - Ryan King D

Trainer

st lb

(lbs)

8 7 (119) Jamie Spencer

(Breeder - Lady Cobham)

Draw

8

YELLOW, BLACK epaulets, BLACK cap.

BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HHHH After three odds-on defeats he finally got the job done in a 7f soft-ground novice at Newmarket and soon followed up returned to handicap company at Doncaster (1m, good to firm) under a typical Spencer masterclass from off the pace; won that well enough to earn an 8lb rise and this race will play to his strengths; needs considering. Official BHA Rating 89

30 EMPEROR SPIRIT (IRE) (63)

321-2

B c Holy Roman Emperor (IRE) - Aspasias Tizzy (USA) (Tiznow (USA)) MR ABDULLATIF M. AL-ABDULRAZZAQ JOHN & THADY GOSDEN, Newmarket

Groom - Jordan Costley

8 7 (119) Andrea Atzeni

(Breeder - Mr J. C. Carr)

Draw

BF

RED, WHITE braces, WHITE and BLACK check sleeves, 12 WHITE and RED check cap. BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HHHH Progressive as 2yo and plenty of positives to take from his handicap debut at Ripon (1m, good) where he pulled hard and perhaps struck the front too soon (2f out) yet was still beaten under a length; suspicion that he might be better treated than some in here if finding the anticipated improvement; makes the shortlist. Official BHA Rating 89 (-1)

Result: 1st

2nd

3rd

Distances: 1-2

2-3

Time:Min

4th .

Secs.

NUMBER OF DECLARED RUNNERS 30 Blinkers worn first time by No. 3. Tongue Strap worn first time by No. 23. Sheepskin Cheek Pieces worn first time by No. 4. Blinkers worn by No. 27. Tongue Strap worn by No. 1, 9, 13, 15. Blinkers, Tongue Strap worn by No. 2. Sheepskin Cheek Pieces worn by No. 6. Running for the first time since Gelding No. 20, 23. Standard Time: 1 min 41.40 secs Record Time: 1 min 36.60 secs by Ribchester age 4 wt 9-0 good to firm, 20/06/17

5

2020: KHALOOSY (IRE) 3 9 2 Jim Crowley 9-2 (Roger Varian) 22 ran

Race Summary: This presents the typical Britannia conundrum with potential Group horses lurking within the shadows. The suggestion is MITHRAS, who appeared to be going places before failing to do himself justice at Listed level last time and should thrive in this very different environment. John and Thady Gosden also saddle Emperor Spirit, for whom Ripon last time did not go to plan and whose current mark may underestimate his ability. Jamie Spencer will no doubt play it late aboard Air To Air and he’s definite shortlist material together with Raadobarg, while the Sir Mark Prescott factor heightens interest in Royal Pleasure. At greater odds, Summa Peto could also have some say.

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Forecast: 8-1 Air To Air (GB), 10-1 Raadobarg (IRE), Mithras (GB), 12-1 Royal Pleasure (IRE), 14-1 Horoscope (IRE), 16-1 Qaader (IRE), Perotto (GB), Aerion Power (IRE), Liffey River (FR), Siam Fox (IRE), George Peabody (IRE), 20-1 Legal Attack (GB), Summa Peto (USA), Grid (GB), Dubai Honour (IRE), Emperor Spirit (IRE), Counsel (GB), 25-1 Emporio (IRE), Laelaps (IRE), Dinoo (IRE), Quintillus (GB), Longlai (FR), Ataser (GB), Beau Jardine (IRE), 33-1 Akmaam (FR), Royal Scimitar (IRE), Star of Orion (IRE), Big Narstie (FR), Beautiful Bertie (GB), Royal Air Force (IRE), Tawleed (IRE), Forest Falcon (IRE), 40-1 Gioia Cieca (USA)

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5.35 Sixth Race

Ascot Racecourse is giving 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 George V Stakes (Handicap) One Mile About Four Furlongs (2,300 metres) SWINLEY (11F ABT 211YDS) For Three Yrs Old

Stalls - ›ns&*e

(Class 2) Total race value £65000 (FOR CONDITIONS OF THIS RACE SEE PAGE 87)

Owners Prize Money. Winner £27736; Second £13865; Third £6936; Fourth £3465. (Penalty Value £35100) Weights raised 1lbs and paragraphs 27 to 31 of the Weights and Handicapping Code complied with where applicable. 2 Eliminated Under Rules (I)9 and (I)10. SS Form

Owner

1 SIR LAMORAK (IRE) (67)

54-11

Trainer

B c Camelot - Simply A Star (IRE) (Giant’s Causeway (USA)) MR D. SMITH, MRS J. MAGNIER, MR M. TABOR AIDAN O’BRIEN, Ireland

Groom - Billy O’Brien

st lb

(lbs)

9 7 (133) Ryan Moore

(Breeder - Coolmore)

Draw

11

PURPLE, WHITE seams, striped sleeves, PURPLE cap.

BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HHHH Had only one of his 12 rivals behind him on the turn for home in handicap at Leopardstown (1m2f, good) in April but led final furlong to win by nearly 4l; on that evidence he will stay 1m4f and looks a good prospect but he was withdrawn after the rain fell when he was the likely favourite for Group 3 Chester Vase in May; talked of as a Derby candidate at the time, so has to be of major interest off a mark of 100 in this handicap. Official BHA Rating 100

2 SISKANY (GB) (28)

51-11

B c Dubawi (IRE) - Halay (Dansili) GODOLPHIN CHARLIE APPLEBY, Newmarket

Groom - Dina Heggum

9 3 (129) William Buick

(Breeder - Godolphin)

Draw

10

ROYAL BLUE, RED cap.

BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HHH Won the last two of his three novice contests, latterly at Windsor (1m2f, good to firm); made all and showed his three rivals a clean pair of heels late on in handicap at Sandown (1m2f, soft) month later; has been on a steep upward curve Official BHA Rating 96 and there’s stamina in the pedigree; up 10lb and into a much more competitive race but he needs respect.

3 LORD PROTECTOR (GER) (35)

6

1-11

B g Pastorius (GER) - Lady Jacamira (GER) (Lord of England (GER)) QUANTUM LEAP RACING X & PARTNER RALPH BECKETT, Kimpton Down

Groom - Jo Moody

9 1 (127) Rob Hornby

(Breeder - Gestut Karlshof )

Draw

WHITE, EMERALD GREEN Cross of Lorraine, 20 armlets and cap. BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HHH Three out of three following his novice events at Kempton (AW) and Windsor (1m2f, good) and a tidy front-running success in five-runner handicap at Salisbury (1m2f, soft); likely to stay 1m4f; up 6lb for this very Official BHA Rating 94 different assignment but it’s hard to say just how good he is.

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Trainer

Owner

4 NAGANO (GB) (23)

311

B g Fastnet Rock (AUS) - Nazym (IRE) (Galileo (IRE)) MR NURLAN BIZAKOV ROGER VARIAN, Newmarket

Groom - Jack Inkpen

st lb

(lbs)

9 1 (127) David Egan

(Breeder - Hesmonds Stud Ltd)

Draw

2

LIGHT BLUE, YELLOW and LIGHT BLUE halved sleeves.

BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HHHH Seemed to race lazily off the pace early on first two starts, therefore showing major promise to finish on heels of the leaders in newcomers race at Newmarket (1m, good to firm) and win in good style at Nottingham (1m2f, good to soft); able to race much more prominently at Newcastle (1m2f, AW) on latest start, not doing it easily enough to think he can assume a prominent early pitch today but turning the tables on Newmarket winner confirmed that he’s a very good prospect, particularly now upped to 1m4f for handicap debut. Official BHA Rating 94

5 ACT OF WISDOM (IRE) (64)

6111-5

Ch g Galileo (IRE) - Jacqueline Quest (IRE) (Rock of Gibraltar (IRE)) GODOLPHIN CHARLIE APPLEBY, Newmarket

Groom - Graham Darbyshire

8 13 (125) James Doyle

(Breeder - C. O. P. Hanbury)

Draw

14

ROYAL BLUE.

BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HH Carries his head rather high but has been asked some serious questions and came up with the answers in cheekpieces on the last three of his four starts as 2yo; outspeeded where it mattered when creditable fifth of eight in 1m2f handicap at Newmarket (good) on return; 1m4f will help and he’s been gelded but further improvement is needed. Official BHA Rating 92

6 FRANCESCO GUARDI (IRE) (46)

134-5

8 12 (124)

B c Frankel - Trophee (FR) (Mr Sidney (USA)) THE 4LETTERFIRSTNAMES & BALLYLINCH STUD Daniel Muscutt JAMES FERGUSON, Newmarket

Groom - Ben Pearson

(Breeder - Ballylinch Stud)

Draw

13

LIGHT GREEN and BLACK stripes, LIGHT GREEN sleeves.

BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HH Staying-on third in Listed race at Newbury (7f, good to soft) was easily best of three runs as 2yo; enough stamina in the pedigree but he needs to settle a lot better than in 1m2f Newmarket handicap on reappearance. STEWARDS NOTE: Following its run on 2/5/2021 it was reported that the horse ran too enthusiastically. Official BHA Rating 91

7 JUST FINE (IRE) (64)

413-0

8 12 (124)

B g Sea The Stars (IRE) - Bint Almatar (USA) (Kingmambo (USA)) Richard Kingscote THE QUEEN SIR MICHAEL STOUTE, Newmarket

Groom - Jonathan Mitchell

(Breeder - Godolphin)

Draw

PURPLE, GOLD braid, SCARLET sleeves, 6 BLACK velvet cap, GOLD fringe. BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HH Progressive in his three 2yo starts; looked sure to be suited by middle distances but, having been gelded, he finished last of eight in handicap at Newmarket (1m2f, good) two months ago on reappearance. Official BHA Rating 91

8 MARSHALL PLAN (GB) (49)

312

B c Golden Horn - Manaboo (USA) (Hard Spun (USA)) GODOLPHIN JOHN & THADY GOSDEN, Newmarket

Groom - Mahendra Rajput D BF

8 11 (123) Robert Havlin

(Breeder - Godolphin)

Draw

8

ROYAL BLUE, WHITE cap.

BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HH All three starts on AW; obliged in workmanlike style when evens in a three-runner race at Wolverhampton in March before good second in another 1m4f novice at Lingfield seven weeks ago; now tongue tied; early days but this is clearly a very different assignment on handicap debut. Official BHA Rating 90

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Form

Owner

231-12

Ch c Galileo (IRE) - Zouzou (AUS) (Redoute’s Choice (AUS)) TOSHIHIRO MATSUMOTO & PARTNERS MARK JOHNSTON, Middleham

9 KONDO ISAMI (IRE) (12)

Groom - Tino Penic D BF

st lb

(lbs)

8 11 (123) Ben Curtis

(Breeder - Coolmore)

Draw

9

LIGHT GREEN and RED stripes, halved sleeves.

BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HHH AW winner on final 2yo start; just hung on from Tashkhan at York (1m4f, good) last month and was himself pipped at Doncaster (14.5f, good to firm) against stablemate Dancing King who ran in Wednesday’s Queen’s Vase; well handicapped up just 2lb and his trainer has won this race six times. Official BHA Rating 90

10 SIR WILLIAM BRUCE (IRE) (39)

42-01

Groom - Lee Gleeson D

8 11 (123)

B c Galileo (IRE) - Chanting (USA) (Danehill (USA)) MRS JOHN MAGNIER,MR M.TABOR & MR D.SMITH Seamie Heffernan AIDAN O’BRIEN, Ireland (Breeder - Coolmore)

Draw

16

DARK BLUE.

BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HHH Co-second favourite for 14-runner handicap debut at Leopardstown (1m4f, good) last time and he was always prominent to win in something of a bunched finish; open to further improvement for top connections. Official BHA Rating 90

11 FIRST LIGHT (GB) (32)

2-31

8 11 (123)

Ch c Dubawi (IRE) - Anzhelika (IRE) (Galileo (IRE)) Frankie Dettori CAYTON PARK STUD LIMITED JOHN & THADY GOSDEN, Newmarket

Groom - Sanjid Alam

(Breeder - Cayton Park Stud Ltd)

Draw

LIGHT BLUE, WHITE square, LIGHT BLUE sleeves 7 and cap. BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HHH No match for the winner at Kempton (1m, AW) in November or Newcastle (1m2f, AW) in April; his only serious rival was a flop in maiden at Ripon (1m2f, soft) last month but he won it by a street and isn’t easy to pin down on this handicap debut, over new trip he looks sure to stay. Official BHA Rating 90

12 TOO FRIENDLY (GB) (58)

3-216

8 9 (121)

B c Camelot - Chatline (IRE) (One Cool Cat (USA)) Callum Shepherd THE GREDLEY FAMILY GEORGE SCOTT, Newmarket

Groom - Cheryl Powell (Breeder - Stetchworth & Middle Park Studs Ltd)

Draw

YELLOW, BLACK and YELLOW striped sleeves, 22 WHITE cap. BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HH Won Doncaster maiden in promising style in March on the switch to turf; better form in Listed race at Epsom (again 1m2f on good) in April but, in sixth of eight, seemingly had some limitations exposed; needs better Official BHA Rating 88 in today’s first-time cheekpieces and may well stay.

13 SAN MARTINO (IRE) (12)

6

230-602

Ch c The Gurkha (IRE) - Euphrasia (IRE) (Windsor Knot (IRE)) MR D. SMITH, MRS J. MAGNIER, MR M. TABOR AIDAN O’BRIEN, Ireland

Groom - Barbara Griffin

8 9 (121) W. M. Lordan

(Breeder - Sonessa Bloodstock Ltd)

PURPLE, WHITE seams, striped sleeves, WHITE cap.

Draw

5

BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HH Nine races and despite pedigree he has not proved his stamina beyond 1m, having tried 1m1f (final 2yo start) and 1m2f (second start this term); his respectable second in a conditions race last time was over 7f and he Official BHA Rating 88 raced freely; despite connections, others are more persuasive.

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Trainer

Owner

14 MILITARY MISSION (IRE) (19)

234-212

(lbs)

8 9 (121)

Gr g Mastercraftsman (IRE) - Atlantic Isle (GER) (Tamayuz) MILITARYMISSION(WATERHOUSEBOTT) PARTNERS Oisin Murphy HUGO PALMER, Newmarket

Groom - Robert Dean BF

st lb

(Breeder - Boocock Trading Ltd)

Draw

15

BEIGE and RED (quartered), BEIGE sleeves and cap.

BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HHH Cheekpieces this term; made all for wide-margin win in a Salisbury novice (1m2f, soft) and strong-finishing second on handicap debut at Chester (1m2f, good to soft) 16 days later; up 3lb and could face different ground but shapes as if 1m4f will help; changed hands for £170,000 on Monday. Official BHA Rating 88

15 PARACHUTE (GB) (46)

021-31

Groom - Wieslaw Filipowicz D

8 9 (121)

Ch c Sea The Stars (IRE) - Fly (Pastoral Pursuits) HIGHCLERE RACING, T VESTEY & P SILVER Tom Marquand ED WALKER, Upper Lambourn (Breeder - T. R. G. Vestey)

Draw

21

LIGHT BLUE, DARK BLUE armlets, DARK BLUE cap.

BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HHH Albeit in a three-runner race, making all in handicap at Newmarket (1m4f, good to firm) last time confirmed that 1m4f is more his cup of tea than 1m2f; up 4lb into a vastly more competitive race but may have more Official BHA Rating 88 to give.

16 SUREFIRE (GB) (10)

01-21

8 9 (121)

B c Fastnet Rock (AUS) - Modesta (IRE) (Sadler’s Wells (USA)) (in 6lb ex) Hector Crouch JUDDMONTE RALPH BECKETT, Kimpton Down

Groom - Jo Moody

(Breeder - Juddmonte Farms Ltd)

Draw

17

GREEN, PINK sash and cap, WHITE sleeves.

BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HHHH Two out of four and improved markedly each time; second to Siskany at Windsor before ending up thoroughly in charge on handicap debut at Leicester ten days ago, both 1m2f on good to firm; well treated under 6lb penalty and 1m4f can help with further improvement; shortlisted. Official BHA Rating 82 (+9)

17 SURREY GOLD (IRE) (34)

001-21

B c Golden Horn - Shemiyla (FR) (Dalakhani (IRE)) SURREY RACING (SG) HUGHIE MORRISON, East Ilsley

8 8 (120) Jason Watson

(Breeder - Fethard Bloodstock Ltd)

Draw

YELLOW, DARK BLUE seams, DARK BLUE sleeves, 19 YELLOW stars, DARK BLUE cap, YELLOW star. BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HHHHH Second at Lingfield (1m4f, AW) on handicap/seasonal debut; held up and travelled best before he was asked the question over 2f out at Newbury (1m3f, good to soft) five weeks ago and the answer was a runaway win; 12lb rise recognises that and a first run on fast ground would pose a question but he’s an exciting prospect. Official BHA Rating 87

18 SOAPY STEVENS (GB) (8)

30-2411

8 8 (120)

B g Harzand (IRE) - Zubova (Dubawi (IRE)) (in 6lb ex) MR JIM DUGGAN & MR SCOTT BROWN Franny Norton MARK JOHNSTON, Middleham

Groom - Bhanwar Singh (Breeder - JM Duggan, the Late TP Duggan & S Brown) D

Draw

BLACK and PINK diamonds, MAROON sleeves, 3 DARK GREEN cap, EMERALD GREEN star. BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HHHH Sixth start and first win came at Chester (1m4f, good to soft) last month, leading late on after being forced wide; comfortably followed up in three-runner race at Haydock (1m6f, good to firm) eight days ago; has more in the tank along with 6lb penalty; respected. Official BHA Rating 81 (+7)

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Owner

19 TASHKHAN (IRE) (20)

000-121

Trainer

st lb

(lbs)

8 7 (119)

B g Born To Sea (IRE) - Tarziyna (IRE) (Raven’s Pass (USA)) Ben Robinson MR P. BOYLE BRIAN ELLISON, Malton

Groom - Andrew Robertson (Breeder - His Highness The Aga Khan’s Studs S.C.)

Draw

LIGHT BLUE, DARK BLUE hollow box, striped sleeves 1 and cap. BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HHHH Landed the gamble on handicap/seasonal debut at Navan (1m2f, heavy) on final start for Emmet Mullins; so nearly overhauled Kondo Isami at York (1m4f, good) and built on that when striding clear over 1m2f at Haydock (soft); up another 11lb but going back to 1m4f will help and he’s a serious contender. Official BHA Rating 86

Result: 1st

2nd

3rd

Distances: 1-2

2-3

Time:Min

4th .

Secs.

NUMBER OF DECLARED RUNNERS 19 Tongue Strap worn first time by No. 8. Sheepskin Cheek Pieces worn first time by No. 12. Sheepskin Cheek Pieces worn by No. 5, 14. Running for the first time since Gelding No. 5. Standard Time: 2 mins 32.60 secs Record Time: 2 mins 24.60 secs by Novellist age 4 wt 9-7 good to firm, 27/07/13 2020: HUKUM (IRE) 3 8 11 Jim Crowley 12-1 (Owen Burrows) 17 ran

Race Summary: It will be fascinating to see how strong Sir Lamorak is in the market, after he temporarily had a high profile for the Derby when due to run in the Chester Vase. Nagano could be a big improver but there’s a question of whether he is street-wise enough to overcome possible trouble in running from an inside stall. Tashkhan, drawn 1, has stacks of potential at the other end of the weights. SURREY GOLD, contrastingly, is drawn very wide and that has often proved an advantage in this race. With rain forecast for Wednesday night, he is selected to follow up his stylish win at Newbury, with Sir Lamorak the most likely danger. Surefire and Soapy Stevens are others to note. Race Predictor: SIR WILLIAM BRUCE

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The King George V Stakes (Handicap) - continued Forecast: 9-1 Sir Lamorak (IRE), Siskany (GB), Surefire (GB), 10-1 Sir William Bruce (IRE), First Light (GB), 11-1 Nagano (GB), Kondo Isami (IRE), 12-1 Act of Wisdom (IRE), Marshall Plan (GB), Soapy Stevens (GB), 14-1 Lord Protector (GER), Military Mission (IRE), Parachute (GB), 16-1 Just Fine (IRE), San Martino (IRE), Surrey Gold (IRE), 22-1 Francesco Guardi (IRE), 25-1 Tashkhan (IRE), 33-1 Too Friendly (GB)

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6.10 Seventh Race

Ascot Racecourse is giving 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 Buckingham Palace Stakes (Handicap) Seven Furlongs (7f ) (1,400 metres) For Three Yrs Old And Upwards

Stalls - Centre

(Class 2) Total race value £65000 (FOR CONDITIONS OF THIS RACE SEE PAGE 87)

Owners Prize Money. Winner £26410; Second £13208; Third £6604; Fourth £3302; Fifth £1651; Sixth £826. (Penalty Value £33501) 24 Eliminated Under Rules (I)9 and (I)10. SS

Form

Owner

Trainer Age

st lb

(lbs)

1 BEDOUIN’S STORY (GB) (112) 6 9 10 (136)

126/-152

B g Farhh - Time Crystal (IRE) (Sadler’s Wells (USA)) GODOLPHIN Frankie Dettori SAEED BIN SUROOR, Newmarket

Groom - John Driscoll (Breeder - Dukes Stud & Overbury Stallions Ltd) D

Draw

2

ROYAL BLUE.

BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HHH Best 7f form when held up in strongly run races and he might have got there too soon when sixth in a similarly competitive C&D handicap in late 2019 (soft; has won on firm); missed 2020 but was in good form at Meydan early this year, winning a 1m handicap before running with credit in Group races; can go well despite big weight. Official BHA Rating 105

2 ON THE WARPATH (GB) (173) 6 9 10 (136)

21/4031-

Ch g Declaration of War (USA) - Elusive Pearl (USA) (Medaglia d’Oro (USA)) GODOLPHIN CHARLIE APPLEBY, Newmarket

William Buick

Groom - Brendan Murtagh (Breeder - Sahara Group & Eurowest Bloodstock) D

Draw

15

ROYAL BLUE, RED cap.

BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HH Effective at 6f-1m on turf but has been sparingly raced in recent times and his two most recent wins have come over 6f, at Newmarket in 2019 (good) and on the AW when last seen in December; now has to show that a thorough test at 7f is what’s wanted on return from a break. Official BHA Rating 105

3 TOMFRE (GB) (26)

0111-22

Groom - Beth Potts D

7

4 9 10 (136)

B g Cable Bay (IRE) - Kurtanella (Pastoral Pursuits) MRS PHILIP SNOW & PARTNERS RALPH BECKETT, Kimpton Down

Rob Hornby

(Breeder - Mrs P. Snow & Partners)

LIGHT BLUE, MAUVE epaulets, armlets and cap.

Draw

10

BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HH Won on fast surfaces early in career but was never a factor on good ground over C&D in September and he flourished for the return to heavy/soft when winning his final three starts over 7f last year; running well but needs a bit more and the state of the ground does look important. Official BHA Rating 105

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Trainer Age

4 DOCUMENTING (GB) (76)

1013-45

(lbs)

8 9 9 (135)

B g Zamindar (USA) - Namaskar (Dansili) KEVIN FROST RACING CLUB & M.A. HUMPHREYS KEVIN FROST, Newark

Groom - Amy Taylor

st lb

Trevor Whelan

(Breeder - Millsec Limited)

Draw

CD

ORANGE, GREY triple diamond, GREY sleeves, 1 ORANGE diamonds, ORANGE cap, GREY diamond. BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HH Seen more often on AW than turf but he showed what could be done on grass when beating big fields over 7f at York and here in the second half of 2020 (both on good); 3lb higher than the latter win but this type of race suits him well. Official BHA Rating 104

5 SYMBOLIZE (IRE) (40)

3200-20

4 9 7 (133)

Ch g Starspangledbanner (AUS) - French Flirt (Peintre Celebre (USA)) SHEIKH JUMA DALMOOK AL MAKTOUM ANDREW BALDING, Kingsclere

Groom - Diana Magalhaes

David Probert

(Breeder - Dc Investments Ltd)

Draw

5

DARK BLUE, large YELLOW spots.

BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HHH Has run well at the last two Royal meetings, finishing a close fourth in the Windsor Castle and third on reappearance in the 7f Jersey last year (both on soft; has won on good to firm); no real impact here last month but he lost a shoe and past history suggests he could have a say. STEWARDS NOTE: Following its run on 8/5/2021 it was reported that the horse lost a shoe. Official BHA Rating 102

6 RAISING SAND (GB) (40)

9 9 7 (133)

300/00-0 B g Oasis Dream - Balalaika (Sadler’s Wells (USA)) Saffie Osborne (5) NICK BRADLEY RACING 22 & PARTNER JAMIE OSBORNE, Upper Lambourn

Groom - Oleksiy Makhmudov

(Breeder - Meon Valley Stud)

Draw

CD

WHITE, BLACK seams, WHITE sleeves, BLACK stars, 3 WHITE cap, BLACK star. BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HH Best on good to soft/soft; has been as steady as they come in valuable 7f and 1m handicaps here in earlier years but his recent record is more shaky and he is still only 1lb lower than his latest win here two years ago; Official BHA Rating 102 first-time headgear.

7 LORD CAMPARI (IRE) (33)

6/165-6

4 9 7 (133)

B c Kingman - Blanche Dubawi (IRE) (Dubawi (IRE)) SHEIKH MOHAMMED OBAID AL MAKTOUM ROGER VARIAN, Newmarket

Groom - Faizul Hassan

Andrea Atzeni

(Breeder - Burns Farm Stud)

Draw

19

YELLOW, large BLACK spots and spots on cap.

BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HHHH Can lead; looked good when making all from subsequent improver at Newbury last June (1m, good to soft); hasn’t raised his game in Listed/Group events since but dropping him to 7f on handicap debut is an interesting move; Official BHA Rating 102 yard won this in 2012 (the race wasn’t run in 2015-2019).

8 DANYAH (IRE) (60)

1331-42

Groom - Natalie Jankiewicz D

4 9 6 (132)

B g Invincible Spirit (IRE) - Cuis Ghaire (IRE) (Galileo (IRE)) SHADWELL ESTATE COMPANY LTD OWEN BURROWS, Lambourn

Dane O’Neill

(Breeder - Shadwell Estate Company Limited)

ROYAL BLUE, WHITE epaulets, BLACK cap.

Draw

18

BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HHHHH Has generally kept pace with the assessor since handicapping and his fourth in the Lincoln and subsequent second in a good Newbury handicap were two solid efforts at 1m (good; has won on good to soft); he does race freely though so a strongly run race back at 7f could see even better from him. Official BHA Rating 101

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Owner

Trainer Age

st lb

(lbs)

9 VOLATILE ANALYST (USA) (26) 4 9 5 (131)

4/106-01

B g Distorted Humor (USA) - Gentle Caroline (USA) (Street Sense (USA)) Callum Rodriguez MR KEITH DALGLEISH KEITH DALGLEISH, Carluke

Groom - Rachel Taylor D

(Breeder - Pollock Farms et al)

Draw

32

BEIGE, BROWN sleeves.

BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HHH First two wins over 6f on good to firm; eased when chance had gone over 1m on return but was better drawn at York since when the race was his from some way out (first run at 7f; soft); up 6lb but has potential. Official BHA Rating 100

10 DUBAI MIRAGE (IRE) (82)

35-2200

4 9 4 (130)

Ch g Dubawi (IRE) - Calipatria (Shamardal (USA)) GODOLPHIN Stefano Cherchi (5) SAEED BIN SUROOR, Newmarket

Groom - Sujan Singh

(Breeder - Godolphin)

Draw

13

ROYAL BLUE, WHITE cap.

BET WITH ASCOT VIEW H Little between him and Bedouin’s Story on 1m form at Meydan early in 2021 but he had two poor experiences on dirt after; wellbeing is unknown on return from a break and back at 7f for the first time in nearly two years. Official BHA Rating 99

11 BIELSA (IRE) (19)

505-252

6 9 4 (130)

B g Invincible Spirit (IRE) - Bourbon Ball (USA) (Peintre Celebre (USA)) Silvestre De Sousa KING POWER RACING CO LTD KEVIN RYAN, Hambleton

Groom - Vicki Godfrey

(Breeder - Highbank Stud)

Draw

BF

ROYAL BLUE, WHITE hoop, striped sleeves, 25 WHITE cap, ROYAL BLUE star. BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HH Has won on good to firm but suited by good to soft or slower; a lot of water under the bridge since looking so promising at 6f in 2019 and he was a well-beaten favourite in the Wokingham here last June; has found some form this year but went back up 4lb for a narrow defeat at Haydock and it’s back to the drawing board on this first 7f run. Official BHA Rating 99

12 ROPEY GUEST (GB) (40)

43102-6

4 9 3 (129)

B g Cable Bay (IRE) - Hadeeya (Oratorio (IRE)) JOHN GUEST RACING GEORGE MARGARSON, Newmarket

Tom Queally

Groom - Katie Margarson (Breeder - Mrs S. Hamilton & Kirtlington Stud Ltd)

Draw

D

WHITE, ROYAL BLUE hoop, diabolo on sleeves, 6 ROYAL BLUE cap. BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HHH Sole win in a 7f AW novice but has done well at this meeting in 2019 and 2020, beaten about 2l in the Coventry and also running well on reappearance in the 7f Jersey last June; a pleasing sixth on his return over C&D last month Official BHA Rating 98 (soft; acts well on good) and can show up well.

13 BLUE MIST (GB) (33)

20100-0

Groom - Jethro Minnaar CD

7

6 9 3 (129)

Ch g Makfi - Namaskar (Dansili) JUDDMONTE ROGER CHARLTON, Beckhampton

Ryan Moore

(Breeder - Juddmonte Farms (East) Ltd)

Draw

7

GREEN, PINK sash and cap, WHITE sleeves.

BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HHH Had ups and downs but has run two cracking races over C&D, when third to Raising Sand in July 2019 (good to soft) and then winning with something to spare in the same race last July (good to firm); only 3lb higher and has a big run in him now returned to 7f with tongue-tie refitted. Official BHA Rating 98

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14 JACK’S POINT (GB) (40)

05063-0

Trainer Age

(lbs)

5 9 2 (128)

B g Slade Power (IRE) - Electra Star (Shamardal (USA)) BEN SPIERS AND ADAM SIGNY TOM CLOVER, Newmarket

Groom - Evan Loades

st lb

Jack Mitchell

(Breeder - G. R. Bailey Ltd)

Draw

D

EMERALD GREEN, BLACK stars, hooped sleeves, 4 quartered cap. BET WITH ASCOT VIEW H Two good front-running efforts at 7f last June, when winning at Newmarket (good to firm) then second in this race (good to soft), but has struggled a bit since and is still 1lb higher than 12 months ago. Official BHA Rating 97

15 PERSUASION (IRE) (54)

4 9 1 (127)

2/0002-1 B c Acclamation - Effervesce (IRE) (Galileo (IRE)) MRS SUSAN ROY CHARLES HILLS, Lambourn

Groom - Toni Pearce D

James Doyle

(Breeder - Norelands Bloodstock)

Draw

28

MAUVE.

BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HHH His 3yo season was slow to get off the ground but he took a step back in the right direction when runner-up to Tomfre at Leicester in October (7f, heavy) and another one when a cosy winner at Haydock in April (7f, good to firm); lightly raced and the best may not have been seen of him yet. Official BHA Rating 96

16 ALDAARY (GB) (26)

11-13

Groom - Levi Capell CD BF

3 9 1 (127)

Ch g Territories (IRE) - Broughtons Revival (Pivotal) SHADWELL ESTATE COMPANY LTD WILLIAM HAGGAS, Newmarket

Jim Crowley

(Breeder - M. E. Broughton)

Draw

21

ROYAL BLUE, WHITE epaulets, striped cap.

BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HHHH All races on good to soft or slower; won his first three, finding the job easy against fellow 3yos when upped to 7f here on reappearance (good to soft), but was left with a lot of ground to make up when never-nearer third to a smart subsequent winner at Goodwood next time (soft); 12lb higher than his C&D win but could be ahead of his mark still; tongue-tie on. Official BHA Rating 105

17 SHELIR (IRE) (13)

33-5202

5 9 1 (127)

B or Gr g Dark Angel (IRE) - Shelina (IRE) (Dalakhani (IRE)) Daniel Tudhope AKELA CONSTRUCTION LTD DAVID O’MEARA, Upper Helmsley (Breeder - H. H. The Aga Khan’s Studs SC)

Draw

D

LIGHT BLUE, DARK BLUE seams, diabolo on sleeves, 12 quartered cap. BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HH Has run some good races since his most recent win at Thirsk last September but he looks to have his share of weight and improvement is needed on his three runs here last summer, including when fifth in this race. Official BHA Rating 96

18 BOARDMAN (GB) (19)

50-6111

Groom - James Dobson D

5 9 1 (127)

B g Kingman - Nimble Thimble (USA) (Mizzen Mast (USA)) MR BALL, MR HODKINSON, MR MALLEY & PTR TIM EASTERBY, Malton

David Allan

(Breeder - Juddmonte Farms Ltd)

Draw

9

YELLOW, EMERALD GREEN armlets.

BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HHH Started 2021 on a 13lb lower mark than reappearance last June and has made hay, winning his last three at about 7f on ground ranging from heavy to good; again won with something in hand at Chester recently and the rise in class on an unfamiliar track is perhaps more of a concern than a further 6lb rise; he is still one of the more Official BHA Rating 96 interesting ones.

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Owner

Trainer Age

19 DANCE FEVER (IRE) (327)

111/42-

st lb

4 9 0 (126)

B g Sir Prancealot (IRE) - Silk Fan (IRE) (Unfuwain (USA)) KENNET VALLEY THOROUGHBREDS VIII CLIVE COX, Hungerford

Groom - Curtis Doyle

(lbs)

Adam Kirby

(Breeder - Silk Fan Syndicate)

Draw

D

NAVY BLUE, RED and LIGHT BLUE hoop and armlets, 14 WHITE cap. BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HH Won all three starts at two (6f and 7f; good to firm/AW); solid efforts in two 1m handicaps last year, the second of them here, but needs to have progressed since to take a hand after nearly a year off; has been gelded. Official BHA Rating 95

20 WHATHARM (IRE) (41)

511-105

6 9 0 (126)

B g Canford Cliffs (IRE) - Dhairkana (IRE) (Soviet Star (USA)) MRS B. COONEY Conor Hoban PATRICK J. FLYNN, Ireland (Breeder - Camogue Stud Ltd)

D

Draw

16

BEIGE, MAROON sash, halved sleeves, MAROON cap.

BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HH Beaten only once in seven AW starts at 1m and 7f; well held in a 6f Listed race back on turf in April but a persevering fifth in a valuable 7f Cork handicap since (good; has form on soft) suggests he can improve on grass. Official BHA Rating 95

21 KARIBANA (IRE) (17)

1142-01

4 9 0 (126)

B g Hallowed Crown (AUS) - Queen Wasp (IRE) (Shamardal (USA)) Pat Dobbs M CLARKE, P MUNNELLY & D WATERS RICHARD HUGHES, Upper Lambourn

Groom - Vishnu Ram

(Breeder - J. C. Bloodstock)

Draw

EMERALD GREEN, RED Cross of Lorraine, striped sleeves, 11 quartered cap. BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HHHH Strong finisher over 7f who progressed well at three, winning twice (good/good to firm) and doing well to get as close as he did at Newbury on final start; respectable return here last month was followed by a narrow AW win and he still has some potential; softening ground would be an unknown. Official BHA Rating 95 D

22 TESTON (FR) (33)

000-260 000-26

6 9 0 (126)

Ch g Rio de La Plata (USA) - Tianshan (FR) (Lahint (USA)) C U O DANIEL MACAULIFFE & ANOJ DON IVAN FURTADO,, Newark

ON

ER N N - Dr Georges Sandor) (Breeder U R -

Draw

ROYAL BLUE, LIGHT BLUE epaulets, striped sleeves and cap. p BET WITH ASCOT VIEW W NON-RUNNER

N

23 Official BHA Rating 95

23 TOTAL COMMITMENT (IRE) (41) 5 9 0 (126)

123033

B g Exceed And Excel (AUS) - Crysdal (Dalakhani (IRE)) P C F RACING LTD SIMON HODGSON, Hook

Groom - Jon Bromley

Jason Watson

(Breeder - Watership Down Stud)

D

7

Draw

EMERALD GREEN, YELLOW stars, hooped sleeves, 30 WHITE cap. BET WITH ASCOT VIEW H A 7f winner on AW but he is having his first run over this trip on turf and has plenty to prove in this company despite finishing an excellent third over 6f here in May (good to soft; handles good to firm). Official BHA Rating 95

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Trainer Age

24 MAGICAL WISH (IRE) (11)

2-00406

st lb

5 8 13 (125)

Br g Heeraat (IRE) - Tomintoul Magic (IRE) (Holy Roman Emperor (IRE)) Liam Browne (7) MIDDLEHAM PARK RACING XXXV RICHARD HANNON, Marlborough (Breeder - Mrs B. McCullagh)

D

(lbs)

Draw

20

LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets.

BET WITH ASCOT VIEW H Suited by 7f and handicapper is giving him a chance; however he might have run better in a lower grade back at Goodwood recently as it’s a track where he has achieved two of his better results (good/soft). Official BHA Rating 94 (-2)

25 CORVAIR (IRE) (33)

045-002

Groom - Aslam Khan D

4 8 13 (125)

B g Toronado (IRE) - Nagham (IRE) (Camacho) SHEIKH JUMA DALMOOK AL MAKTOUM Mark Crehan (3) SIMON & ED CRISFORD, Newmarket (Breeder - Mubarak Al Naemi)

Draw

26

DARK BLUE, large YELLOW spots, RED cap.

BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HH All three wins on AW and 0-3 on turf, although he lost out only on the line at Newmarket last month (7f, good); needs to find more if he’s to show up in this more demanding company. Official BHA Rating 94

26 MILLTOWN STAR (GB) (13)

1/464-65

Groom - Nasar Hayat D

4 8 13 (125)

B g Roderic O’Connor (IRE) - Hail Shower (IRE) (Red Clubs (IRE)) HUNSCOTE STUD LIMITED AND PARTNER Tom Marquand MICK CHANNON, West Ilsley (Breeder - Hunscote Stud)

Draw

22

PURPLE, EMERALD GREEN hoop and armlets.

BET WITH ASCOT VIEW H Triple winner over 6f/7f at two, including in Listed race, but has looked weighted to his best since and today is no different, even though the return to 7f is worth investigating. Official BHA Rating 94

27 RIOT (IRE) (33)

4 8 12 (124)

1/0-3024 B g Kingman - Alexander Queen (IRE) (King’s Best (USA)) QATAR RACING LIMITED JOHN & THADY GOSDEN, Newmarket

Groom - William Walsh

Oisin Murphy

(Breeder - Mountarmstrong Stud)

D

Draw

CLARET, GOLD braid, CLARET sleeves, 24 CLARET cap, GOLD tassel. BET WITH ASCOT VIEW H Won final 2yo start but ran only once at three; useful effort when only just losing out against a good yardstick on the AW in April but he went up 3lb and a subsequent fourth at Newmarket didn’t suggest he was ahead of the handicapping game. Official BHA Rating 93

28 LORD RAPSCALLION (IRE) (13) 5 8 12 (124)

450224

Gr g Alhebayeb (IRE) - Simply Topping (IRE) (Exceed And Excel (AUS)) Marco Ghiani (3) MR T. W. MORLEY STUART WILLIAMS, Newmarket

Groom - Beverley Kendall

(Breeder - D. G. Iceton)

D

Draw

ORANGE and PURPLE (quartered), 29 EMERALD GREEN sleeves and cap. BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HH Losing run goes back to his 7f handicap win at Gowran last August (good); ran one of his better races for this yard when going close off a reduced mark at Goodwood in May (7f, soft) but no further progress at Epsom since and looks up against it. Official BHA Rating 93

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Owner

Trainer Age

st lb

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29 FULL AUTHORITY (IRE) (40) 4 8 11 (123)

33215-0

B c Kingman - Ashley Hall (USA) (Maria’s Mon (USA)) SHEIKH ABDULLAH ALMALEK ALSABAH RICHARD FAHEY, Malton

Groom - Helen Hamilton

Paul Hanagan

(Breeder - Epona Bloodstock Ltd)

Draw

WHITE, GOLD braid, GREEN sleeves, 8 GREEN cap with GOLD tassel. BET WITH ASCOT VIEW H Raced at sprint trips for two previous yards, winning over 5f at Chester (soft) at two and 6f on the AW in October; stamina for 7f was a long way from being proved on debut for this stable here last month. Official BHA Rating 92

30 HIGHFIELD PRINCESS (FR) (17) 4 8 11 (123)

210-312

B f Night of Thunder (IRE) - Pure Illusion (IRE) (Danehill (USA)) TRAINERS HOUSE ENTERPRISES LTD JOHN QUINN, Malton

Jason Hart

Grooms - David Bell & Willie Dwan (Breeder - Trainers House Enterprises Ltd) D BF

Draw

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RED, YELLOW star.

BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HH Went handicapping off a low mark and took full advantage with four 7f wins on turf and AW in second half of 2020; has come on again this season, impressive from the front at Haydock (7f, soft) and no disgrace when nailed late on by Karibana on AW three days later; never better but she is another 4lb higher here. Official BHA Rating 92

Result: 1st

2nd

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Distances: 1-2

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NUMBER OF DECLARED RUNNERS 32 Tongue Strap worn first time by No. 16. Sheepskin Cheek Pieces worn first time by No. 6. Hood worn by No. 8. Tongue Strap worn by No. 13, 25, 28, 29. Sheepskin Cheek Pieces worn by No. 1, 10, 11, 27. Running for the first time since Gelding No. 19. Standard Time: 1 min 27.50 secs Record Time: 1 min 24.28 secs by Galician age 4 wt 8-11 good to firm, 27/07/13 2020: MOTAKHAYYEL 4 9 3 Jim Crowley 14-1 (Richard Hannon) 23 ran

Race Summary: Aldaary has to be respected after a highly impressive win against his own age group here in May and Lord Campari is also right up the list at this more realistic level. The more seasoned DANYAH looks interesting back at 7f, though, as a strongly run race at this trip could be ideal after two solid form efforts in good 1m handicaps. There are some slight queries about the tried-and-trusted course specialists Blue Mist, Raising Sand and Documenting but in-form Boardman, Persuasion and Karibana have big runs in them.

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Forecast: 15-2 Aldaary (GB), 9-1 On The Warpath (GB), 10-1 Danyah (IRE), 11-1 Persuasion (IRE), 12-1 Bedouin’s Story (GB), Boardman (GB), 14-1 Tomfre (GB), Blue Mist (GB), Shelir (IRE), Corvair (IRE), 16-1 Bielsa (IRE), Dance Fever (IRE), 18-1 Raising Sand (GB), Volatile Analyst (USA), Riot (IRE), 20-1 Karibana (IRE), Total Commitment (IRE), Lord Rapscallion (IRE), 22-1 Symbolize (IRE), Lord Campari (IRE), 25-1 Documenting (GB), Dubai Mirage (IRE), Jack’s Point (GB), Magical Wish (IRE), Milltown Star (GB), 40-1 Ropey Guest (GB), Full Authority (IRE), 50-1 Whatharm (IRE), Teston (FR)

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Race Conditions First Race 2.30 - THE NORFOLK STAKES (CLASS 1) (Group 2) (see page 12) Distributed in accordance with the Stakes and Prize Money Code; £47360 to the winning horse The second to receive £17912, the third £8952 and the fourth £4472; for two yrs old only; FIVE FURLONGS (5f ) (1,000 metres); Enter by noon, June 11th and pay £800 stake, Declare by 10.00 a.m. June 15th. Weights: Colts and geldings 9st 1lb; fillies 8st 12lb; ASCOT RACECOURSE LIMITED will present a memento to the winning owner, trainer and jockey. In addition, a Challenge Cup will be presented to the winning owner, to be held until May next year. The lad or girl in charge of the best turned out horse and the winning horse in this race will each receive a prize of £300. Breeders’ Cup Owners’ Premiums and the Breeders’ Cup “Win and You’re In” Program apply to this race. For full details, please contact Ascot Racecourse. All number cloths to be carried in this race have been sponsored and will carry the name/logo of LONGINES. The sponsorship payment of £500 will be distributed equally amongst all horses starting in this race in accordance with paragraphs 24 to 27 of the Stakes and Prize Money Code. 32 entries at £800. - Closed June 11th, 2021 Second Race 3.05 - THE HAMPTON COURT STAKES (CLASS 1) (Group 3) (see page 20) Distributed in accordance with the Stakes and Prize Money Code; £44400 to the winning horse The second to receive £16792, the third £8392 and the fourth £4192; for three yrs old only, which have not won a Group 1 or Group 2 Pattern race; ONE MILE abt TWO FURLONGS (9f abt 212yds) (1,900 metres); Enter by noon, June 11th and pay £750 stake, Declare by 10.00 a.m. June 15th. Weights: Colts and geldings 9st; fillies 8st 11lb Penalties, after August 31st, 2020, a winner of a Group 3 race 4lb; ASCOT RACECOURSE LIMITED will present a memento to the winning owner, trainer and jockey. In addition, a Challenge Cup will be presented to the winning owner, to be held until May next year. The lad or girl in charge of the best turned out horse and the winning horse in this race will each receive a prize of £300. All number cloths to be carried in this race have been sponsored and will carry the name/logo of LONGINES. The sponsorship payment of £500 will be distributed equally amongst all horses starting in this race in accordance with paragraphs 24 to 27 of the Stakes and Prize Money Code. 20 entries at £750. - Closed June 11th, 2021 Third Race 3.40 - THE RIBBLESDALE STAKES (CLASS 1) (Group 2) (see page 28) Distributed in accordance with the Stakes and Prize Money Code; £98335 to the winning horse The second to receive £37281, the third £18657, the fourth £9294, the fifth £4664 and the sixth £2340; for three yrs old fillies only; ONE MILE about FOUR FURLONGS (2,300 metres)Swinley (11f abt 211yds); Enter by noon, April 27th and pay £560 stake, Scratch by noon, May 25th or pay £640, Confirm by noon, June 11th and pay £400, Supplementary Entry by noon, June 11th and pay £15000 stake, Declare by 10.00 a.m. June 15th. Weights: 9st each Penalties, after August 31st, 2020, a winner of a Group 1 race 3lb; ASCOT RACECOURSE LIMITED will present a memento to the winning owner, trainer and jockey. In addition, a Challenge Cup will be presented to the winning owner, to be held until May next year. The lad or girl in charge of the best turned out horse and of the winning horse in this race will each receive a prize of £300. All number cloths to be carried in this race have been sponsored and will carry the name/logo of QIPCO. The sponsorship payment of £500 will be distributed equally amongst all horses starting in this race in accordance with paragraphs 24 to 27 of the Stakes and Prize Money Code. (No confirmation of entry is required for Supplementary entries). 65 entries, 26 at £560, 23 at £1200, 15 at £1600, 1 at £15000. - Closed April 27th, 2021 Fourth Race 4.15 - THE GOLD CUP (CLASS 1) (Group 1) (British Champions Series) (see page 36) Distributed in accordance with the Stakes and Prize Money Code; £213016 to the winning horse The second to receive £80759, the third £40417, the fourth £20133, the fifth £10104 and the sixth £5070; for four yrs old and upwards; TWO MILES about FOUR FURLONGS (19f abt 210yds) (3,900 metres); Enter by noon, April 27th and pay £1535 stake, Scratch by noon, May 25th or pay £1750, Confirm by noon, June 11th and pay £1090, Supplementary Entry by noon, June 11th and pay £30000 stake, Declare by 10.00 a.m. June 15th. Weights: 4-y-o colts and geldings 9st 1lb; fillies 8st 12lb 5-y-o and up colts and geldings 9st 2lb; fillies 8st 13lb NOTE: Horses will only be eligible to run in this race provided that they have a current BHA Handicap Rating of 80 or higher at midday of the confirmation stage. Horses which do not qualify for a rating may also be eligible providing the BHA Handicapper is satisfied that the horse’s racecourse performances up to and including the day before confirmation merit a provisional assessment of 80 or higher. Horses which have not run will not be eligible. Southern Hemisphere Allowance: 4-y-o 7lb; ASCOT RACECOURSE LIMITED will present a memento to the winning owner, trainer and jockey. The lad or girl in charge of the best turned out horse and the winning horse in this race will each receive a prize of £300. All number cloths to be carried in this race have been sponsored and will carry the name/logo of ASCOT RACECOURSE LIMITED. The sponsorship payment of £500 will be distributed equally 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 PARADE FOR THIS RACE. Runners will be paraded in the order requested by the Managing Executive on the day. (No confirmation of entry is required for Supplementary entries). 32 entries, 7 at £1535, 10 at £3285, 14 at £4375, 1 at £30000. - Closed April 27th, 2021

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Fifth Race 5.00 - THE BRITANNIA STAKES (CLASS 2 HERITAGE HANDICAP) (see page 54) Distributed in accordance with the Stakes and Prize Money Code; £40500 to the winning horse The second to receive £19012, the third £9510 and the fourth £4755; for three yrs old colts and geldings only, Rated 0-105; ONE MILE (1,600 metres)Royal Hunt Cup Course (8f ); Enter by noon, June 11th and pay £375 stake, Declare by 10.00 a.m. June 15th. Lowest weight 8st; Highest weight not less than 9st 7lb Penalties, after June 5th, 2021, a winner of a race 5lb Of 2 races 7lb; ASCOT RACECOURSE LIMITED will present a memento to the winning owner, trainer and jockey. In addition, a Challenge Cup will be presented to the winning owner, to be held until May next year. The lad or girl in charge of the best turned out horse and the winning horse in this race will each receive a prize of £300. All number cloths to be carried in this race have been sponsored and will carry the name/logo of ASCOT RACECOURSE LIMITED. The sponsorship payment of £500 will be distributed equally 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 will amend paragraphs 28 to 32 of the Weights and Handicapping Code and the Declaration of Jockey section of the Race Entries Code in the event that raising of the weights at the 24-hour stage proves necessary. This race will be restricted to 30 runners plus three reserves. The three reserves will be nominated as R31, R32 and R33. The procedure for the allocation and operation of the reserves protocol will be as detailed in the notice headed ‘Reserves’ which appears in the important notices following the Standard Conditions on the Racing Bulletin area of the BHA Racing Administration Internet site www2.racingadmin.co.uk. Trainers are reminded of the provisions of paragraph 41 of the Race Entry Code which require that they must notify the Racing Calendar Office immediately when the decision has been made not to run. This will maximise the list of runners and determine whether 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 Division of Races section of the Race Administration Code of the Rules of Racing for the purposes of this race. The Ascot Racecourse Executive reserves the right to transfer this race to the Old Mile Course. PLEASE NOTE: In accordance with the provisions of paragraph 9 of the Weights and Handicapping Code a horse must have run three times or more in order to qualify to run in this race. 40 entries at £375. - Closed June 11th, 2021 Sixth Race 5.35 - THE KING GEORGE V STAKES (CLASS 2 HANDICAP) (see page 66) Distributed in accordance with the Stakes and Prize Money Code; £35100 to the winning horse The second to receive £16477, the third £8242 and the fourth £4121; for three yrs old only, Rated 0-105 (also open to such horses rated 106 and 107 - see Standard Conditions); ONE MILE about FOUR FURLONGS (2,300 metres)Swinley (11f abt 211yds); Enter by noon, June 11th and pay £325 stake, Declare by 10.00 a.m. June 15th. Lowest weight 8st; Highest weight 9st 7lb Penalties, after June 5th, 2021, for each race won 6lb; ASCOT RACECOURSE LIMITED will present a memento to the winning owner, trainer and jockey. In addition, a Challenge Cup will be presented to the winning owner, to be held until May 1st, 2020. The lad or girl in charge of the best turned out horse and the winning horse in this race will each receive a prize of £300. All number cloths to be carried in this race have been sponsored and will carry the name/logo of LONGINES. The sponsorship payment of £500 will be distributed equally 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 will amend paragraphs 28 to 32 of the Weights and Handicapping Code and the Declaration of Jockey section of the Race Entries Code in the event that raising of the weights at the 24-hour stage proves necessary. This race will be restricted to 19 runners plus three reserves. The three reserves will be nominated as R20, R21 and R22. The procedure for the allocation and operation of the reserves protocol will be as detailed in the notice headed ‘Reserves’ which appears in the important notices following the Standard Conditions on the Racing Bulletin area of the BHA Racing Administration Internet site www2.racingadmin.co.uk. Trainers are reminded of the provisions of paragraph 41 of the Race Entry Code which require that they must notify the Racing Calendar Office immediately when the decision has been made not to run. This will maximise the list of runners and determine whether 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 Division of Races section of the Race Administration Code of the Rules of Racing for the purposes of this race. The British Horseracing Authority has authorised that the maximum number of runners in this race shall be determined by the normal Safety Factor applicable for the race and that a reduced Field Size Limit shall not apply. PLEASE NOTE: In accordance with the provisions of paragraph 9 of the Weights and Handicapping Code a horse must have run three times or more in order to qualify to run in this race. 40 entries at £325. - Closed June 11th, 2021 Seventh Race 6.10 - THE BUCKINGHAM PALACE STAKES (CLASS 2 HANDICAP) (see page 74) Distributed in accordance with the Stakes and Prize Money Code; £33501 to the winning horse The second to receive £15710, the third £7858, the fourth £3926, the fifth £1963 and the sixth £981; for three yrs old and upwards, Rated 0-105 (also open to such horses rated 106 and 107 - see Standard Conditions); SEVEN FURLONGS (7f ) (1,400 metres); Enter by noon, June 11th and pay £325 stake, Declare by 10.00 a.m. June 15th. Lowest weight 8st; Highest weight 9st 10lb Penalties, after June 5th, 2021, for each race won 3yo 6lb; 4yo to 6yo 5lb; 7yo and up 4lb; ASCOT RACECOURSE LIMITED will present a memento to the winning owner, trainer and jockey. In addition, a Challenge Cup will be presented to the winning owner, to be held until May next year. The lad or girl in charge of the best turned out horse and the winning horse in this race will each receive a prize of £300. This race will be restricted to 29 runners plus three reserves. The three reserves will be nominated as R30, R31 and R32. The procedure for 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 notices following the Standard Conditions on the Racing Bulletin area of the BHA Racing Administration Internet site www.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 proves necessary. Trainers are reminded of the provisions of paragraph 41 of the Race Entry Code which require that they must notify the Racing Calendar Office immediately when the decision has been made not to run and determine whether 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 Division of Races section of the Race Administration Code of the Rules of Racing for the purposes of this race. PLEASE NOTE: In accordance with the provisions of paragraph 9 of the Weights and Handicapping Code a horse must have run three times or more in order to qualify to run in this race. 50 entries at £325. - Closed June 11th, 2021

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James Doyle was destined for a life in the industry and rode his first ride under Rules on a horse trained by his mother Jaqueline in 2004.

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ames has proved that hard work and determination truly pays off and his lucky break came in 2011 when he started to gain more rides and landed the first of many big wins, the Listed UAE Cup. With many Royal Ascot winners under his belt James shares his memorable moments, who he would like to invite to join him for the event and the race he would like to win this week.

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What is your favourite Royal Ascot memory so far? Always tricky as its always your first win always sticks in your mind and I was lucky enough to ride two more straight after which was a lot to take in. I would have to say Big Orange winning the Gold Cup was absolutely incredible, the atmosphere afterwards was very special and something I will remember for a long time. The race you would most like to win this week? There are so many I would want to win but thinking about stallions and going forward I would have to say the St James’s Palace, I have been lucky enough to win it a couple of times already. If you could pick one horse to ride that you are not currently booked for, which horse would you choose and why? Lord North in the Prince of Wales’s. I was lucky to pick up the ride and win on him last year and he goes into the meeting after a very impressive win in the Dubai Turf and I think he will be the one to beat. 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 I would have to pick him up. A couple of years ago when Frankie was injured I was lucky enough to pick up some of his rides including Big Orange so I owe it to him to pick him up. If you could pick to ride one Royal Ascot winner from the history books which horse would you pick and in which race? The 2011 St James’s Palace riding Frankel. I would of loved to experienced the power he had, he was the ultimate racehorse. the Royal Ascot Insider

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You are able to invite five famous guests to Royal Ascot, who would you invite (past or present)? Peter Jones from Dragons’ Den so he can give me some ideas of what to do when I stop riding. Gordon Ramsay as I enjoy watching his shows, his straight-talking manor and his quick wit are brilliant. Elon Musk as it would be good to know what he thinks the world will be like in 25 years from now, although he may be a little boring. John Magnier as I would love to listen to his expert knowledge on our wonderful sport Sir Henry Cecil – no explanation needed… What is the last thing that goes through your mind when the starter is about to drop his flag? It all depends on the horse I am riding. I think about the tactics I want to employ and I am focused on getting all the little things right to give myself the best chance of winning. Do you have any raceday superstitions? If I have ridden a big winner on a horse before I try and keep everything the same, the equipment, the suit I wore on the day to the races, including the tie and shoes. Cream or jam first on a scone? I am not a massive fan of scones but if I had to eat one I would go cream first then jam. What makes Royal Ascot special? When you ride a winner there it is a feeling like no other. It is the Olympics of our sport. It just has everything, top quality racing, big crowds and an amazing atmosphere.

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