Sandrine got a lovely tow through the race from Lady Ayresome and was a comfortable winner over Hello You. It all happened too fast for Prettiest who ran on at the finish for 4th whilst Oscula was given an enterprising ride by Mark Crehan coming down the nearside with just one other runner (who was 3 or 4 lengths behind)
King Edward VII Stakes
Alenquer was a comfortable winner here and clearly the best. Things happened too fast for The Mediterranean
Campanelle was awarded the race in the stewards after being bumped by Dragon Symbol. Personally I don’t think this caused Campanelle to pass the line behind Dragon Symbol but the margins were so fine, I can understand the decision despite not agreeing with it.
Alcohol Free put her stamina doubts to bed when winning this despite it being heavy going. Snow Lantern finished best of all despite not getting a clear run twice at crucial times. If she had then she may well have won this. All of the front 4 could win that race on another day.
Create Belief won comfortably but the ground would have been exaggerating the distances beaten. Samoot was arguably in the wrong part of the track and came from a long way back. Prado could be interesting further down the field.
Duke Of Edinburgh Stakes
Quickthorn backed up his recent win with another at Royal Ascot beating Raymond Tusk who has now finished 2nd twice at 40/1 & 25/1 behind 2 favourites since I highlighted him as being well handicapped. He was rated 99, he’s finished 2nd off 102 and likely to be 105 after that. Frustrating on the win side for sure.
Palace of Holyroodhouse Stakes
Significantly got his act together after regularly running well but finding one too good. Boomshalaa was arguably the best horse in this race but got going too late. Dream Composer started down the nearside but ended up in the centre of the track whilst Mo Celita has run really well considering he raced the whole way down the centre of the track.
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