Weld Warns Homeless Songs Not a Certain Starter at Royal Ascot


Dermot Weld, Chris Hayes and Homeless Songs | PA

Dermot Weld has warned that Homeless Songs (Ire) (Frankel {GB}) will only run in next week's G1 Coronation S. at Royal Ascot if the ground is suitable.

A hugely impressive winner of the G1 Irish 1000 Guineas, Homeless Songs side-stepped the French equivalent because of quick ground, and Weld has warned that she will only run at the royal meeting if conditions are to suit.

Newmarket Guineas winner Cachet (Ire) (Aclaim {Ire}), French Guineas heroine Mangoustine (Fr) (Dark Angel {Ire}) and last year's champion juvenile filly Inspiral (GB) (Frankel {GB}) are all set to be in opposition, but Weld has reiterated Homeless Songs will not run at Ascot if the ground is too fast.

“Anything she has done since the Curragh she has done nicely and we are all set for next week provided the ground is suitable,” said Weld. “I wouldn't like to see the word firm strongly mentioned in the going.”

Last year's Chester Cup winner Falcon Eight (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}) was unplaced in the Queen Alexandra S. in 2021 but Weld is hoping for better next week with the talented staying handicapper.

“Falcon Eight will run in the Queen Alexandra on the Saturday. He ran in it last year but the ground had come up very testing by the last race. He looks just as good a horse this year and I thought he ran an excellent race this year in the Chester Cup (fifth) with 9st 12lb on his back. I think he's all set to run a very good race.”

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