Royal Ascot was restored to something like normality this year with crowds of around 12,000 allowed each day, but there was the traditional eight Group 1 contests to highlight the meeting spread across the five day fixture. As usual Tuesday had three of the top level contests. PALACE PIER...
Archive for month: June, 2021
Ascot selections Saturday 19th June The final day at Ascot and winner finding has been difficult though not impossible this week. Today the Golden Jubilee takes centre stage and trainer Archie Watson has a great chance of compensation for the disqualification of his Commonwealth Cup winner with Glen Shiel...
Ascot selections Friday 18th June The expected rain has materialised and we now have going completely reversed from the first three days with soft ground prevailing. Our selections for Friday are with that in mind. We found a Surefire winner (advised 13/2) yesterday, with Nagano placed for the each-way...
Ascot selections Thursday 17th June Gold Cup day at Ascot and it comes amid uncertainty over the ground. There was less rain than expected overnight, so the going remains fast, but there is steady rain at the time of writing this morning with the prospect of further to come....
Ascot selections Wednesday 16th June Day Two at Ascot and the ground will be fast and a hot and sunny day in Berkshire. Lord North’s withdrawal robs us of a great duel with Love in the Prince of Wales, but we still have an excellent day with the Hunt...
Royal Ascot selections Tuesday 15th June Royal Ascot returns and with a crowd of around 12,000 expected, there should be at least some sort of return to the traditional atmosphere of the big meeting. As usual the opening day does not disappoint with three Group 1 contests providing the...
Not only in the same year as Royal Gait’s controversial disqualification, but on the very same day, came one of the most unusual finishes in Royal Ascot history. The maiden Ile De Chypre was all set to make all and land the concluding handicap. Jockey Greville Starkey had attempted...
One of the most impressive winners of the Gold Cup in recent memory was Royal Gait in 1988 – but his connections did not pick up the prize as the horse was sensationally disqualified for causing interference in the home straight to a weakening rival, before storming 5l clear...
CORONATION CUP – Winner Pyledriver Owner: La Pyle Partnership Trainer: William Muir & Chris Grassick Jockey: Martin Dwyer Odds: 8/1 One of the best stories from Epsom was the win of PYLEDRIVER from a largely unheralded yard and a small group of owners whose decision to repeatedly turn down...
OAKS – Winner Snowfall Owner: Smith, Magnier & Tabor Trainer: Aidan O’Brien Jockey: Frankie Dettori Odds: 11/2 A modest 2yo by Ballydoyle standards, SNOWFALL is making an early claim to be racehorse of 2021 after an extraordinary 16l demolition job of the Oaks field. An all the way winner...
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- Aday to remember at Longchamp October 3, 2021
- Hoping for a Bad start to Arc weekend October 2, 2021
- Great Arc memories – Dancing Brave 1986 September 29, 2021
- Rapid quick enough for Listowel chase September 24, 2021
- Ben can bag the big Listowel prize September 22, 2021
- Autumn is drawing in September 20, 2021
- Ostilio primed for big Ayr Gold Cup run September 18, 2021
- Angel to continue Lyons run September 12, 2021
- The rain’s in time for Raadobarg September 11, 2021
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