15:05 Royal Ascot Tue 19 June 2018
Showcasing colt, cost £60,000 as a yearling. Half-brother to 7f winner and dam a winner over this trip. A shade slow to break on debut but professional effort bar that and stuck to his task well. Form of that race looks solid and not ruled out here.
Acclamation colt, cost £85,000 as a yearling. Half-brother to two winners. Dam a winner and half-sister to a Group 3 winner. Improved from debut to win at Newcastle and well on top at the line despite the close finish. Yard won this last year.
Zebedee colt, cost €30,000 as a yearling. Half-brother to a juvenile winner. Won at Bath on debut but no match for the re-opposing The Irish Rover last time at Newbury; may struggle to get any closer to him here.
Invincible Spirit colt, half-brother to Listed winner and dam a Group 3 winner as a juvenile and half-sister to US Grade 1 winner. Course winner here over 5f in May but well beaten in Listed class last time. Needs a big step forward to figure.
Boa Nova colt, cost £68,000 as a yearling. Half-brother to three winners and dam a half-sister to a Group 2 winner over 7f. Stayed on well to get up on debut at Bath and will improve for the extra ½f. Others bring stronger form lines in though.
Dansili colt, half-brother to Group 3 winner and dam a Listed winner. 1L third behind Advertise on debut and improved for that when winning at Wolverhampton earlier this month with a 6L success. Runner-up has boosted that form and not ruled out.
Kingman colt, dam a Group 3 winner as a juvenile and sister to a 6f Group 1 winner. Green on debut but impressively put the race to bed in a matter of strides to win by 5L in what looked a decent contest at Newmarket. Likely to improve.
No Nay Never colt, half-brother to four winners. Dam a 6f winner and half-sister to 5f Group 3 winner. Improved from debut to win at Carlisle and impressive on soft ground at Epsom, winning by 6L. Interesting runner if as effective on this ground.
Discreet Cat colt, dam a winner and half-sister to a winner over this trip. Won on debut at Doncaster but while he travelled well in to the race, he didn't find much off the bridle. May improve for the better ground and yard's first string.
Requinto colt, half-brother to a sprint winner. Well beaten when green on debut at the Curragh and looked reluctant in the early stages of his second outing before keeping on well enough to finish fourth. Others look more appealing.
Champs Elysees colt, cost €60,000 as a yearling. A winner over 5f on debut here and faster ground/longer trip could suit but had The Irish Rover in behind and may struggle to confirm the form given that rival gave away 7L at the start.
Improved from his first couple of runs to win his next two starts at York but tends to hang under pressure and there's very little chance he will get away with such antics against these rivals.
Invincible Spirit colt, cost €155,000 as a yearling. Half-brother to two useful sprinters including Group 2 winner Cable Bay. Ran a huge race on debut despite running green throughout and form has been franked by runner-up. Looks certain to improve.
Swiss Spirit colt, cost €60,000 as a yearling. Half-brother to six winners and dam a juvenile winner over this trip. Very impressive when defying odds of 16/1 on debut, displaying an impressive turn of foot. In much deeper here but not dismissed.
Speightstown colt, cost $70,000 as a yearling and €90,000 as a Breeze-up purchase. Half-brother to a juvenile winner. Dam a Listed winner. Too keen and well beaten on debut at Beverley. Would need to leave that effort behind to have any say here.
Dragon Pulse colt, cost €21,000 as a foal and £35,000 as a yearling. Half-brother to four winners. Impressive debut performance to get up late and stayed on well to make it two wins from two starts at Pontefract last time. Much more needed here.
No Nay Never colt, cost €65,000 as a yearling. Dam a winner and half-sister to two Group winners over 1m. Stayed on well on debut at Cork but form of that race taken a few knocks since and this is a huge ask on just his second run. May need further.
Zebedee colt, cost €10,500 as a foal and £32,000 as a yearling. Half-brother to two winners and dam a half-sister to a Group 2 winner. Ran well behind Advertise on debut but only ran to a similar level on second start at Goodwood. Others preferred.
Scat Daddy colt, dam a half-sister to a 6f Grade 3 winning juvenile. Improved from debut to win next two starts, making easy work of a Listed race at Naas last time. Step up to 6f should unlock more progress and trainer has a fine record in this.
Kodiac colt, cost 55,000 gns as a Breeze-up purchase and related to several winners over this trip including dam's half-sister, a multiple Group winner. Improved from debut to win a four runner race on soft at Chepstow but plenty more needed here.
Oasis Dream colt, cost €27,000 as a yearling. Dam a juvenile winner and went on to win a Group 3. Winner on debut at Nottingham over 5f and looks sure to improve for the step up in trip here. Yard flying at present and not one to underestimate.
No Nay Never colt, cost 150,000 gns as a yearling. Very slow to break here on second start but stayed on well, only beaten ½L. Made no mistake last time when an impressive winner at Newbury; may be the second string but not ruled out.
Iffraaj colt, half-brother to three winners. Shaped well on debut and confirmed the promise of that with a 7L Chester maiden win. More needed but plenty to like about that effort last time and gets the services of the Champion Jockey.
Last Year's Winner
|T: Richard SpencerJ: S Donohoe|
Calyx (2/1), Sergei Prokofiev (3/1), Advertise (10/1), Indigo Balance (10/1), Cosmic Law (11/1), The Irish Rover (12/1), Dubai Legacy (20/1), Vange (25/1), Burj (25/1), Shine So Bright (33/1), Ninetythreetwenty (33/1), Blown By Wind (33/1), No Needs Never (33/1), Fox Champion (33/1), Gee Rex (50/1), I Am A Dreamer (50/1), Barbill (50/1), Alfie Solomons (50/1), Getchagetchagetcha (66/1), Pogo (100/1), Boa Nova (100/1), Kuwait Station (100/1), Shaybani (125/1), Midnight Sands (125/1)
- The Irish Rover
- Sergei Prokofiev
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