Escobar has now dropped 4lb since returning this season with a great run when 3rd in the Victoria Cup and I think his drop of 3lb for his effort at Royal Ascot is very kind. Drawn in 14 , Danny decided he wanted to come down the near side and dropped in at the back of the near side group and I assume felt he had plenty of horse under him as he drew out towards the centre of the track when trying to make an effort instead of running into the back of the big group. This move didn’t work and he ended up running down the centre of the track which had been the slower part of the track all week. This was a disappointing effort but he has some great form at Ascot and I am more than happy to write this effort off. I imagine he will be campaigned with the autumn targets in mind now such as the Cunard Handicap (finished 4th in 2019), Bet365 Challenge Cup (finished 3rd in 2019) and Balmoral Handicap (won in 2019 beating Lord North) as his main objectives.