Changingoftheguard (Ire)

Galileo's Changingoftheguard Gets Royal Winner Number 80 For Aidan O'Brien

All the rage for Friday's G2 King Edward VII S., Changingoftheguard (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}) issued a display of resolute galloping in the Westerberg silks to make it a landmark 80th Royal Ascot winner for Aidan O'Brien. Fifth in the Derby only 13 days ago, the G3 Chester Vase winner was taken to the lead by Ryan Moore soon after the start and was asked several questions on the long journey to the home straight, but kept responding to pressure to see off all bar the Derby 11th Grand Alliance (Ire)...

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Derby Runner-Up Hoo Ya Mal Supplemented To King Edward VII S.

Ahmad Al Shaikh's Hoo Ya Mal (GB) (Territories {Ire}) has been supplemented for £15,000 to the G2 King Edward VII S. at Royal Ascot next Friday. Trained by Andrew Balding , the colt was second last out in the G1 Cazoo Derby In Memory Of Lester Piggott on June 4. Off the mark at second asking at York in August, he was second in Doncaster's Listed Flying Scotsman S. a month later and was shelved. He resumed from winter quarters with a third in the G3 Craven S. behind subsequent...

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17 Confirmed For Cazoo Derby

With Roger Varian trainee Eydon (Ire) (Olden Times {GB}) scratched from Epsom's G1 Cazoo Derby on Wednesday afternoon, the remaining 17 contenders all stood their ground at Thursday morning's declaration stage. Sir Michael Stoute seeks a sixth Blue Riband with Saeed Suhail's undefeated G2 Dante S. winner Desert Crown (GB) (Nathaniel {Ire}) and the TDN Rising Star will depart from the 12 box. Godolphin's supplementary entry Nations Pride (Ire) (Teofilo {Ire}) has been allocated stall five with stablemate Walk of Stars (GB) (Frankel {GB}) set to start from stall nine....

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Cazoo Derby Features Desert Crown Among 21 Remaining

Saeed Suhail's Desert Crown (GB) (Nathaniel {Ire}) anchors the 21 colts remaining at this entry stage for the G1 Cazoo Derby on June 4. The Sir Michael Stoute-trained colt is a perfect two-for-two after winning the G2 Dante S. at York on May 12. He is joined by the Godolphin duo of Listed Blue Riband Trial winner Nahanni (GB) (Frankel {GB}) and the stakes-placed Walk of Stars (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}), both trained by Charlie Appleby. Aidan O'Brien and the Coolmore partners have a quintet of colts still entered-Changingoftheguard (Ire) (Galileo...

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Changingoftheguard Extends Galileo Record in the Chester Vase

Westerberg and Coolmore's Changingoftheguard (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}) may have face markings in the form of a question mark, but there was no doubting his class in Wednesday's G3 Boodles Chester Vase as the 10-3 chance bounded to an impressive 6 1/2-length triumph and extended sire Galileo's world-record tally of stakes winners to 349 in the day's extended 12-furlong feature. He had previously graduated by six lengths in an April Fools' Day maiden at Dundalk in his fourth start on seasonal return. Ryan Moore, who had made all aboard Ballydoyle's Thoughts...

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