15:05 Royal Ascot Tue 18 June 2019
Ran with great credit behind one with experience on debut and bolted up at the Curragh on second run. Yard have won three of the last eight renewals of this race and this colt is expected to be right there with more improvement on the cards.
Impressive when winning a 15-runner maiden at Carlisle (6f, soft) on debut and the second has come out from that race and run well subsequently. No doubt he will need to improve to mix it here but any softening of conditions would help.
Maiden winner at Dundalk and unlucky not to be unbeaten having met trouble in running at Newbury next time out in what looks a decent conditions race. Looks sure to have more to come.
Ran okay on Newbury debut when not given a hard time and improved plenty when producing a professional effort to make all at Windsor next time out. Probably not the strongest form around but yard generally do well with their juveniles.
Bolted up on soft ground at Goodwood on debut, stringing the field out in impressive fashion. Slow start that day, showing signs of greenness so every chance he will have learnt plenty from that. Leading claims.
Remote second behind stablemate and re-opposing Arizona on debut. Yard's debutantes often come on markedly for their first outing but it will be a tough ask to reverse that form and jockey bookings suggest he's not expected to.
Well backed when very green on debut but showed very little. Much better despite still racing keenly at Doncaster earlier this month, only beaten a nose by an odds on shot and every chance he still has more to give.
Beaten even money favourite on debut but improved when stepped up in trip at Newbury in a 12-runner maiden last time out (Golden Horde fourth). Still showed signs of greenness and couldn't be in better hands.
A winner on debut at Ayr when the front two pulled clear 8L clear. Fair to assume that's not strong form though and three in behind have come out and been overturned since.
Justified favouritism when winning on debut at Leicester and still looked very green in the closing stages. Draw probably not ideal on the wing here and others have more pressing claims.
Green on debut when hanging away from the stands at York (good to firm) but bolted up despite an awkward start at Hamilton (soft) next time out. That wouldn't appear to be strong form but proven in conditions at least.
Yarmouth winner on debut and got the better of a well bred Godolphin colt with experience. Green early that day and not given a hard time so should go well for one that is clearly well thought of.
Excellent second on debut at York and that form is working out very well. Didn't need a step forward to win with the minimum of fuss at Pontefract last time and his professional attitude will hold him in good stead in a race of this nature.
Well beaten on debut and while improvement when fourth at Yarmouth on second start, he has a huge amount to find up in class against a host of previous winners.
Caused an upset when winning on debut at Navan (odds on stablemate in behind). Those in behind had the benefit of experience and yard's debutantes tend to need the run. Not dismissed, despite being down the order on jockey bookings.
Very impressive when winning a Newmarket maiden on debut and getting the better of a well bred, well backed Godolphin newcomer who was odds on. Looked as if he would relish this extra furlong and yard's debutantes often need the run; live player.
Overcame greenness to win on debut at Newmarket and looked a little unlucky when suffering interference at Newbury last time out when third (Fort Myers second). That's amongst the best form on offer and yard are flying right now.
Last Year's Winner
|T: J H M GosdenJ: L Dettori|
Arizona (15/8), Threat (4/1), Guildsman (6/1), Light Angel (17/2), Maxi Boy (14/1), Monoski (14/1), Fort Myers (16/1), Royal Lytham (16/1), Well Of Wisdom (16/1), Makyon (25/1), Coase (25/1), Golden Horde (33/1), King Of Athens (33/1), Lord Of The Lodge (50/1), Majestic Sands (66/1), Kuwait Direction (100/1), Ropey Guest (200/1)
- Fort Myers
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