Sunday, June 15, 2014

Royal Ascot June 17-21

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Abigail Anderson's latest post highlights many of the stars expected to run in this edition of Royal Ascot:  The Vault: Horse Racing Past & Present - Royal Ascot 2014 - click here

ROYAL ASCOT, JUNE 17-21!  Pomp and Circumstance big time!  Some of the world's best horses will fill the starting gates at Ascot Racecourse beginning this Tuesday, June 21 and run through June 22.  Unlike two years ago when Frankel and Black Caviar overshadowed and dominated the festivities with their wow performances, this year, there are many stars and some knocking on the door to stardom who will bring lots of excitement.

American influences all over Royal Ascot

Even the U.S. will be represented quite well with the likes of Rosalind, trained by Kenny McPeek, and a contingent of two year olds from the barn of Wesley Ward, who is no stranger to the winner's circle at Royal Ascot.

Trainer Wesley Ward has become synonymous with juvenile success at Royal Ascot, having saddled three 2-year-old winners at Britain‘s premier meeting since 2009. In 2009, Ward became the first U.S.-based trainer to saddle a Royal Ascot winner, and he came firing back last year with the brilliant No Nay Never (Scat Daddy), who took the G2 Norfolk S. and went on to add the G1 Prix Morny in France later in the summer. Ward is currently p...reparing a team of six juveniles for the Royal meeting, and has booked jockey Victor Espinoza for his team, which will leave on a direct flight from Indianapolis Thursday morning. [from TDN]    U.S. Trainer Wesley Ward gunning for two year old success at Royal Ascot    Espinoza ready to embark for Royal Ascot

One of the headliners will be the brilliant French filly, Treve, winner of the 2013 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, who is booked to run in the Prince of Wales Stakes on Day Two of the festival. Just announced, the super star will also run in July in the £1 million King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes en route to the defense of her Arc crown.

Others expected to run include last year's Gold Cup winner Estimate, Mukhadram, and The Fugue joined by the usual large contingent from Aidan O'Brien-trained entries including Magician, Ruler Of The World and Leading Light.

Note: HRTV usually covers the Royal Ascot and with the 5 hour time difference, races will get under way around 8:30 a.m. EDT. Subscribers to TwinSpires will also have access to this tremendous event, which runs from Tuesday June 17 through Saturday June 21. Replays of the races will be available shortly after running, and will be posted as they become available. The Queen and members of the Royal Family attend each day. Last year, the Queen became the first monarch ever to claim the Gold Cup with her colt, Estimate.
Magician and Verrazano expected to line up in the G1 Queen Anne Stakes.  The other Group 1 on Tuesday is the King's Stand Stakes and market leaders Hot Streak, Shea Shea and Sole Power were among the 23 confirmed for that.

Also on Tuesday, in the Group 2 Coventry Stakes the unbeaten juvenile trio of Cappella Sansevero, Kool Kompany and The Great War are among the entries.


Ann Maree's Time Ordered List of Races - printable file
Royal Ascot - Index to races/cards

Click on Index above which takes you to a summary page for races for all 5 days.  Click on which race you want to review, and you can print out that particular race card or view it online.  Contains free form information, predictions, current odds, etc.  Best site in my opinion.

Better yet, here is a link to TimeForm's free PDF tip sheet for the whole day of racing.  You can only access this a day at a time.  TimeForm daily race tip sheet, entries, prediction 

Each of the CARDS below has detailed info including current odds and a Timeform Verdict or an ATR prediction.

9:30 ET   2:30            Queen Anne S. G1 (BCS) $637,500, 4+ Str. Crse 1m   CARD 
10:05 ET 3:05            Coventry S. G2, $204,000,2yo,  6f     CARD
10:45 ET 3:45            King´s Stand S. G1, (BCS& GSC), $637,500, 3yo, 5f   CARD
11:25 ET 4:25            St James´s Palace S. G1(BCS) $361,527, 3yo, 1m   CARD
12:00 ET 5:00            Ascot S. (H)  $102,000, 4+, 2m4f   CARD
12:35 ET 5:35            Windsor Castle S. (L),$102,000, 2yo, 5f   CARD  Hootenanny!

Toronado wins Queen Anne - Verrazano great second - Replay
Sole Power scores back to back wins in King's Stand - Replay
St. James Palace Replay - Kingman
Hootenanny gives Ward another Royal Ascot win

More info on today's races
Toronado odds-on favorite for Ascot opener
Perfect 10 in Queen Anne
De Kock chasing Royal Ascot glory with Shea Shea in King's Stand; Soft Falling Rain in Queen Anne
Famous Four back for more in King's Stand
Thunder and Kingman clash on in St. James Palace S
Super Seven in St. James Palace

9:30 ET   2:30           Jersey S. G3, $127,500,3yo, 7f  CARD
10:05 ET 3:05           Queen Mary S. G2, $170,000 2yo f, 5f  CARD
10:45 ET 3:45           Prince of Wales´s S. G1 (BCS), $892,500, 4+, 1m2f  CARD
11:25 ET 4:25           Duke of Cambridge S. G2, $224,500, 4+ F&M, Str Crse 1m  CARD
12:00 ET 5:00           Royal Hunt Cup (Heritage H)  $297,500, 3+,(Str Course) 1m  CARD
12:35 ET 5:35           Sandringham Handicap (L) $119,000, 3yo f, (Str Crse) 1m CARD

Shocker! Treve flops! 

More on today's races
Trading Leather remains in Prince of Wales' Stakes
Treve seeks redemption in Prince of Wales
Gosden confirms The Fugue for Prince of Wales' Stakes
Certify set for Cambridge

9:30 ET   2:30                Norfolk S. G2, $136,000, 2yo, 5f  CARD
10:05 ET 3:05                Tercentenary S. G3, $127,500,  1m2f   CARD
10:45 ET 3:45                Ribblesdale S. G2, $272,000, 3yo, f, 1m4f  CARD
11:25 ET 4:25                Gold Cup  G1(BCS), $637,500, 4+,  2m4f  CARD
12:00 ET 5:00                Britannia S. H., $204,000, 3yo, c&g, (Str. Crse) 1m  CARD
12:35 ET 5:35                King George V S. (H.), $127,500, 3yo,  1m4f  CARD
More on today's races
O'Brien switches The Great War to Norfolk
Estimate looks good for Gold Cup repeat
Estimate faces strong challenge in Gold Cup
Stoute knows it will not be easy in the Gold Cup this year, particularly as Leading Light, the Ballydoyle-trained St Leger winner, is favourite. “I think it is a very tough Gold Cup this year,” Stoute said. “So, it is a tough assignment, but I still think we will run very well.”

9:30 ET   2:30           Albany S. G3, $119,000,  2yo, f, 6f 2y  CARD
10:05 ET 3:05           Wolferton Handicap (L), $119,000, 4+, 1m2f  CARD
10:45 ET 3:45           King Edward VII S. G2, $314,500, 3yo, c&g,  1m4f CARD
11:25 ET 4:25           Coronation S. G1 (BCS), $637,500, 3yo, f (Rnd crse) 1m  CARD
12:00 ET 5:00           Queen´s Vase (Listed Race), 3yo, $144,500, 2m   CARD
13:35 ET 5:35           Buckingham Palace S. (Handicap),$ 170,000, 3+, 7f   CARD
More on today's races
Rosalind set for the Coronation Stakes
Veda in Coronation frame

9:30 ET   2:30                Chesham S. (Listed Race) 7f   CARD
10:05 ET 3:05                Duke of Edinburgh S. (H) 1m4f    CARD
10:45 ET 3:45                Hardwicke S. (G2), 4+,  1m4f  CARD
11:25 ET 4:25                Diamond Jubilee S. (BCS & GSC) (G1) 6f   CARD
12:00 ET 5:00                Wokingham S. (Heritage Handicap) 6f  CARD
12:35 ET 5:35                Queen Alexandra S. (Conditions Race) 2m5f159y  CARD
BCS = British Champions Series       GSC = Global Spring Challenge

More on today's races
Joshua Tree, Dandino - Hardwicke

International News
Cirrus des Aigles being watched following Coronation Cup win on Derby day
Racing super star Treve all set for King George after Royal Ascot

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