14:30 Royal Ascot Tue 18 June 2019
Career best effort when winning this last year. Needs everything to fall right for him given his exaggerated hold up tactics but handles some cut in the ground and shouldn't be far away after a solid effort in the Lockinge last time.
Won the St James's Palace Stakes here in 2017 and has returned from a failed stud career with two solid efforts, most recently when winning a Listed race at Longchamp. Big step back up in class but has to be a player on his three-year-old form.
Has eight wins from 16 career starts and already won four Group 2 races including a success over this trip on the Round Course here. Tends to struggle in Group 1 company (sixth in this last year) and has mixed record with cut in the ground.
Won three times at Meydan this winter, including the Group 1 Jebel Hatta. Ran okay at Longchamp on return but still needs to prove he can be as effective away from fast conditions. Drops back 1f in trip.
Gained a third win in eight starts at Leopardstown last time out in Group 3 company. Interesting runner at this trip having been largely tried over further last season but has a bit to find on known form.
Group 3 winner here when trained by Andre Fabre in 2017 and shaped well on just his second start for this yard when staying on well for fifth in the Lockinge last time. Optimum ground/trip for him here and expected to go well.
C&D winner who got his head back in front over 1m1f at York last year (Group 3). Produced a good third behind a talented filly on World Cup night at Meydan when last seen but disappointed in the Lockinge when only 13th of 14. Each-way claims.
Seven-time AW winner but yet to get off the mark on turf. Unsuited by Chester when runner-up in a Group 2 last month but no real excuses when dropped down in class at Sandown last time. Vulnerable now dropped in trip.
Won three times last year including a pair of Group 2 contests and impressive when bolting up in the Lockinge at Newbury last time out with several of these in behind. Has won over this C&D but probably wouldn't want the ground to get too soft.
Zabeel Mile winner at Meydan back in February and while he ran very poorly in the Lockinge on return, his UAE form entitles him to respect. Yard in form but second string on jockey bookings.
Won a below par French Guineas last year and has largely disappointed since. His second at Saint Cloud last time out was a better effort but he has plenty to find at this level on all known form.
Irish Guineas winner when benefiting from an overly strong pace but hasn't won since. Produced one of his better efforts when fourth in the Lockinge last time but this is tougher again and a minor role probably the best he can hope for.
C&D winner in a valuable handicap on Champions' Day last year and bolted up on reappearance in Listed class. Ran well in defeat in a Sandown Group 2 and while well beaten in the Lockinge last time, soft ground would be in his favour.
Five Group wins to his name but the level of the form of his two wins in Germany and Italy on his last two starts still leaves him with plenty to find here. Any deterioration in the ground should be in his favour.
Five-time Group 1 winner and while all those wins have come against her own sex, she ran a big race in the Lockinge last time, though no match for Mustashry. That was her seasonal debut so may come on for the run and has each-way claims again.
Course winner. Quickened up best off a slow pace to win the Prix de la Foret at Longchamp last season and ran well in the Breeders' Cup next time out, only beaten 1L. Won't mind the ground and possible there's more to come from her this season.
Last Year's Winner
|4||Accidental Agent||4||9-0||33/1||Full Result|
|T: Eve Johnson HoughtonJ: Charles Bishop|
Barney Roy (5/1), Le Brivido (11/2), Laurens (11/2), Mustashry (11/2), Hazapour (12/1), Lord Glitters (14/1), Matterhorn (14/1), Accidental Agent (14/1), Olmedo (16/1), Beat The Bank (20/1), One Master (20/1), Sharja Bridge (20/1), Stormy Antarctic (20/1), Dream Castle (20/1), Romanised (25/1), Mythical Magic (50/1)
- Sharja Bridge
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