THE Flat season is warming up properly and it will not be lengthy till the highest hat and tails are dusted off for Royal Ascot.
The carnival attracts runners from all around the globe, and our man Jack Keene has put collectively a fantasy 5 who he would like to see grace the Berkshire turf.
Good American filly Newspaperofrecord appears to be like very prone to sort out the Group 1 Coronation Stakes for coach Chad Brown.
The three-year-old preserved her unbeaten report when demolishing a cultured subject by nearly seven lengths on the Breeders’ Cup in November.
The daughter of Lope De Vega is already the 5-2 jolly for the Coronation, which can be staged on Friday 21 June, and Ascot having been making all the best noises over her participation.
Earlier this 12 months, the monitor’s Nick Smith stated: “We had a really encouraging assembly with Chad Brown and he is very eager to deliver Newspaperofrecord to the Coronation Stakes… he’s planning a prep marketing campaign for her with Royal Ascot in thoughts.”
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🇺🇸 Woman Pauline
Wesley Ward has despatched over any variety of stars from the States lately, along with his two-year-old’s repeatedly bull-dozing the Europeans.
The preferred is Woman Aurelia, a wide ranging winner of each the Queen Mary and the King’s Stand Stakes, and her little sister Woman Pauline appears to be like a serious contender this summer season.
She may hardly have been extra spectacular when sauntering clear to win by a avenue on her debut at Keeneland.
The Group 2 Queen Mary Stakes over 5f appears to be like essentially the most reasonable port of name for this pace machine.
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🇭🇰 Beat The Clock
The world’s top-rated miler Magnificence Technology is unfortunately not possible to journey over for the Royal assembly from Hong Kong.
However the Far East territory may have a super-sub within the type of Beat The Clock, who is likely one of the greatest sprinters round.
The likeable five-year-old is but to complete outdoors the primary three in 20 profession begins, and he gained his first Group 1 win earlier this 12 months in a thriller at Sha Tin.
The Diamond Jubilee Stakes could be his goal and he’d probably be ridden by the ‘Magic Man’ Joao Moreira come the massive day.
🇦🇺 Santa Ana Lane
Aussie speedsters are not any stranger to success at Royal Ascot.
Santa Ana Lane has loved a meteoric rise over the previous 18 months and is the most recent off the conveyor belt of prime sprinters Down Underneath.
The Anthony Freedman-trained seven-year-old received his fifth profession Group 1 when hacking up within the T J Smith Stakes in Sydney earlier this month.
He’s set to tackle Hong Kong’s elite on Sunday and a visit to the UK for a begin within the Diamond Jubilee is on the playing cards after that.
This Alain De Royer-Dupre-trained daughter of Pivotal appears to be like to have a really brilliant future.
The three-year-old defended her unbeaten report in some model at Longchamp final week, and he or she is prone to line up within the French 1000 Guineas subsequent day out.
She appears to be like destined for the highest and it might be good if she added some Gallic aptitude to proceedings come June.
The identical connections plundered the Coronation Stakes in 2015 with the same filly within the form of Ervedya, in order that race could be her purpose.