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Royal Ascot’s Broad Spread Of Stallion Success

There were numerous moments to savour at Royal Ascot this year in terms of stallion achievements. The great Galileo consolidated his position atop the overall leader board adding a seventh Group 1 winner in the form of Circus Maximus, who dropped back in distance to take the St James's Palace S. in what has so far looked like an indecisive 3-year-old miling division. In fact, the top-rated 3-year-old this year according to Timeform is the Kingman colt King Of Comedy (126) who finished an unlucky second to Circus Maximus and...

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Muhaarar Off the Mark At Bath

Four-time Group 1-winning sprinter Muhaarar (GB) (Oasis Dream {GB}) was represented by his first winner when Raheeq (GB) ran out a 4 1/2-length winner of a Bath novice event Wednesday afternoon. The subject of significant support on debut, the homebred was sent away as the 11-8 favourite and raced freely out wide without cover two lengths off the early pace. Sent to the front passing the two-furlong pole, she stayed on strongly to account for Allez Sophia (Ire) (Kingman {GB}) by a commanding margin. In doing so, Raheeq becomes the...

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Blue Point Heads Cartier Standings

The recently retired Blue Point (Ire) (Shamardal) has shot to the head of the rankings for the Cartier Horse of the Year title. The soon to be Darley stallion's Royal Ascot exploits where he landed a famous G1 King's Stand S. and G1 Diamond Jubilee S. double has seen the 5-year-old amass 106 points, a total also aided by Blue Point's win in the G1 Al Quoz Sprint at Meydan earlier in the year. However given he can no longer add to his tally Blue Point will do well to...

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The Pat Smullen Column: View From The Other Side

It was a bit of a surreal week for me at Royal Ascot as regards seeing it from the other side of the fence, but I definitely enjoyed my three days at the Royal meeting and was fortunate to see some brilliant racing and some unbelievable performances on the racecourse. I'd like to reflect on a good week for a number of jockeys and of course I have to start with Frankie Dettori. Every day was quite remarkable for him. His feel for the track and his knowledge of the place...

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Dashing Delight For The Mariscottis

It may not have felt like a flaming June as Dashing Willoughby (GB) (Nathaniel {Ire}) ground his way through the mud at Royal Ascot to win the G2 Queen's Vase last Wednesday, but for his delighted owners Mick and Janice Mariscotti, it was the continuation of a red-hot run which also included a trip to the winner's enclosure at Epsom on Derby day. For Epsom-born Mick Mariscotti, who combines his love of horseracing with being a Tottenham Hotspur fan, the only blot on an otherwise successful summer was choosing to...

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Cannock Chase To Be Sold By Devon Auction House

Cannock Chase (Lemon Drop Kid), winner of the 2015 GI Pattison Canadian International and a half-brother to last week's G2 Ribblesdale S. winner Star Catcher (GB) (Sea The Stars {Ire}), is set to be sold through Devon-based livestock auctioneers Kivells along with another 20 horses owned by Killashee House Ltd., which has been placed in administration. The 8-year-old stallion, bred by Anthony Oppenheimer's Hascombe & Valiant Studs, and himself a winner at Royal Ascot in 2014 for owner Saeed Suhail and Sir Michael Stoute, has been removed from Worsall Grange...

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Blue Point Pulls Off the Double In the Diamond Jubilee

Joining the ground-breaking Choisir (Aus) in following up triumph in Tuesday's G1 King's Stand S. with the same outcome in Saturday's G1 Diamond Jubilee S., Godolphin's TDN Rising Star Blue Point (Ire) (Shamardal) was the latest to achieve Royal Ascot legend status and cap a week to savour. Arriving back in Berkshire with the same indomitable spirit and physical superiority that had ensured the first part of the double, the 6-4 favourite tanked along under James Doyle behind the rapid Kachy (GB) (Kyllachy {GB}) and the writing was already on...

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Dalakhani’s Defoe Prevails in the Hardwicke

Springing back to the fore when winning the G1 Coronation Cup, Sheikh Mohammed Obaid Al Maktoum's Defoe (Ire) (Dalakhani {Ire}) held off the Czech raider Nagano Gold (GB) (Sixties Icon {GB}) to provide the follow-up in Saturday's G2 Hardwicke S. at Royal Ascot. Positioned in the last trio early by Andrea Atzeni, the 11-4 favourite was delivered with the same potent acceleration as he had been at Epsom to strike the front 1 1/2 furlongs out and deny the race's surprise package by a half length. "He's a very straightforward...

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Bated Breath’s Space Traveller Swoops In the Jersey

Delivered in the nick of time by the week's second jockey sensation Danny Tudhope, Clipper Logistics' Space Traveller (GB) (Bated Breath {GB}) overhauled Space Blues (Ire) (Dubawi {Ire}) late on to land Saturday's G3 Jersey S. and provide his rider with a fourth Royal Ascot success from only four days of action. Breaking slowly and held up in rear, the 25-1 shot benefitted from the fast pace and responded to some whip strokes to pass Godolphin's TDN Rising Star in the last 50 yards and win by a head, with...

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Godolphin’s Pinatubo Strikes In the Chesham

   Stepping up to seven furlongs after winning Epsom's Woodcote S. over six May 31, Godolphin's Pinatubo (Ire) (Shamardal) relished the extra test to come out firmly on top in Saturday's Listed Chesham S. at Royal Ascot. Sent off the 3-1 second favourite, the bay was held up early by James Doyle and swooped on Ballydoyle's 5-4 favourite and TDN Rising Star Lope Y Fernandez (Ire) (Lope de Vega {Ire}) approaching the furlong pole and stayed on powerfully to score by 3 1/4 lengths. Holding the distinction of being the...

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Where Did They Come From: G2 Albany S.

There's a lot to play for among the young sires, as seven of the field in Friday's G3 Albany S. are the offspring of first-season stallions, including a daughter of Gleneagles (Ire), who had his first Royal Ascot winner on Wednesday. Sophomore No Nay Never, who provided the winner of the Coventry S., Arizona (Ire), on Tuesday, has another three chances of a winner from this race. ALABAMA WHITMAN (GB) (Ivawood {Ire}--Mutoon {Ire}, by Erhaab) Unsold when offered by breeder Robert Pocock of Stringston Farm at the foal sales and...

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Frankie 4-For-4 As Stradivarius Takes the Gold Cup

At this rate, Stradivarius (Ire) (Sea the Stars {Ire}) is going to remembered not only as a stayer supreme, but also as the horse that broke Weatherbys Hamilton as he canters towards another £1-million bonus via a G1 Gold Cup for the ages on Thursday. By the time he was heading to post on Bjorn Nielsen's illustrious chestnut, Frankie Dettori already had the whole of Royal Ascot in his hands after his masterclasses in the Norfolk, Hampton Court and Ribblesdale. Over the course of one of the most beautiful 4...

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