Royal Ascot 2020
And so we have made it to day five of Royal Ascot, as strange as it has been it’s still had plenty of twists and turns as usual. The liver hasn’t taken quite such a bashing this year but it’s been none the less emotional! Just the four winners on the board at this stage for me confirms just how tricky it has been. It’s an eight-race card to finish the week, just to make things that little harder still for us punters! The going is good on the straight and good to soft with soft places on the round course for the last day of the Royal meeting.
It’s an early start Saturday with the 6f Silver Wokingham Handicap due off at 12.40. The drop to a stiff six furlongs might prove ideal for Blue Mist. He has put in some decent placed efforts in big handicaps over seven, including two runs here in 2019 and you would expect the five-year-old to be just right having run another good race in defeat on reappearance at Newbury. The recent rain hasn’t hurt his chances and I am on at 6-1.
The Group Two 5f Queen Mary Stakes is next at 1.15. Campanelle was pretty impressive to my eyes winning on the Turf at Gulfstream last month and Wesley Ward looks to have yet another 2yo speedball. Renown for having his young'uns raring to go racing has of course continued in several the States in America, so his charges may be even further along this year than their European counterparts than usual – take note! The low draw might be a minus – draws been a bit of a quandary all week – but I am on at 13-2. The obvious danger is More Beautiful after an eye catching winning on debut.
At 1.50 it’s the 6f Group Two Coventry Stakes. Charlie Appleby sends Newmarket winner Creative Force who made all to win on debut earlier this month at HQ. That race was the fastest of the four juvenile races over six furlongs on the card that day and they weren’t slowing up close home. He is a half-brother to five winners, several 100+ rated and though a little further may be his game as he matures this looks perfect right now! He has drifted but I think that's more about the Bookies simply shortening all the Ballydoyle fancies, as they can this week with no on-course satchel swingers, and I am on at 10-1 with the O'Brien trained jolly Admiral Nelson naturally the one that's feared.
At 2.25 it’s the Group One Coronation Stakes over the mile for the three-year-old fillies. Quadrilateral was my Guineas bet and she wasn’t disgraced in third. Hopefully she will settle better today and if she does she will have too much for this field. Compensation awaits a 5-2. Cloak Of Spirits benefited from an uncontested lead at HQ and I would expect Love Lockett to take her on here.
More Group One action follows at 3.00 with the St James’s Palace Stakes also over the mile for the 3yo colts, Appleby immediately pointed to the St James’s Palace Stakes at the Royal meeting as Pinatubo’s next target and is not concerned about turning out again just 14 days later. He told Racing TV’s Luck On Sunday programme: “First signs are very good, he ate up last night and he’s been out and had a walk this morning. He lost three kilos for the race there, so we’re very pleased with him. You wouldn’t want to be losing too much more than that. I felt confident going in there his fitness levels were where they needed to be to compete and he showed that in the race, so I’m pleased. He’s come out of the race well, he’s eaten up and we can hopefully head on to Ascot, that’s the main thing. He ticked every box, even throughout the race I was happy. At home he wouldn’t get you excited in the mornings so I was pleased he was up there travelling and showing all his usual enthusiasm. Much as I feel we saw the mile out, I think we were outstayed by two horses over that trip on the day. It’s an unprecedented year this year in where we are and trying to make a bit of ground up, but he gives himself every opportunity to back up quickly because he conserves energy from one race to the next.” Again, hopefully compensation awaits as he was my 2,000 Guineas punt and I am on at 13-8 for the star colt to get back to winning ways.
Top-drawer stuff again at 3.35 for the 6f Group One Diamond Jubilee Stakes. Sceptical comes for this rather than the King’s Stand Stakes earlier in the week, hats off to connections who let everyone know last week via Twitter. An impressive winner of the Woodlands Stakes over 5½f at Naas recently the extra 110 yards holds no fears. I think the four-year-old is improving still and have the 7-2.
We stay on the six-furlong strip at 4-10 for the Wokingham Handicap. Soldiers Minute is likely to blast out of stall 18 and might give a very nice lead to hat-trick seeking Highland Dress which would suit the Archie Watson trained gelding just fine. If he can sit just off a decent lead the lightly raced four-year-old could have plenty more to offer yet and is a tentative pick in a typically wide-open affair. 9-1 is about. Stone Of Destiny has a big each-way shout.
And the lucky last of the week is the marathon Queen Alexandra Stakes over just shy of the 2m6f trip. Who Dares Wins is one that has no stamina doubts and the 2019 Northumberland Plate winner is a decent dual-code performer. A 147 rated Grade Two winning chaser he was third in the Ascot Stakes a few years back and Alan King should plunder another decent pot here having trained Coeur De Lion to win this years Ascot Stakes earlier this week and Scarlet Dragon winning yesterday. Get on at 11-8.
The almost obligatory bad day at Ascot for Triple G yesterday, I knew t would be hard this year and so it is proving. We are into day four of Royal Ascot and we have seen some cracking racing I am glad to be able to say with more to come yet! The going is soft officially with fingers crossed no more rain forecast for the rest of the meeting though it will be fairly cloudy and dull.
They get underway at 1.15 again with the 5f Palace of Holyroodhouse Handicap. Art Power will be the jolly here and the grey lightly raced son of Dark Angel does look all about speed. He won on the soft at York last year and looked very well winning on his three-year-old debut at Newcastle at the start of the month, not sure he beat much, but the second came out and won next time. Gets in here off 97 and I have a feeling he will prove far better than that mark as the season progresses. Get on at 2-1.
We have the young fillies at 1.50 for the 6f Group Three Albany Stakes. Mother Earth is interesting for the Ballydoyle operation having been runner-up on debut at Navan nine days ago finishing well when the penny dropped. Flying Aletha won on debut at Gulfstream and looks another decent raider for Wesley Ward. By dual BC Classic winner Tiznow stepping up to six should be no concern but the ground will be an unknown. I wouldn’t be surprised to see her blast out and try to make all and she could prove hard to peg back with few of these likely to take her on early. Going is an obvious concern but the same can be said for all of them. Blinkers go on and William Buick rides, I am on at 15-2
The young colts take their turn at 2.25 for the 5f Group Two Norfolk Stakes. Sheikh Fahad Al Thani purchased The Lir Jet just the other day and must have high hopes. Course record breaker when winning over the 5f at Yarmouth he looked jet powered that day with De Sousa giving him two little reminders to go and then doing little more than keeping him straight. Golden Pal was beaten on debut for Wesley Ward but is naturally feared, interesting though that Dettori doesn’t ride. The Italian has stayed with Newmarket winner Eye Of Heaven. He was impressive lowering the track record at HQ winning the Betway EBF Stallions Novice Stakes earlier this month and the ¾ length winning distance doesn’t tell the story of how convincing he was. Get on at 7-4.
The Group Two Hardwicke Stakes over 1m4f at 3.00 looks a strong renewal with Group One winners in the line-up. Last years Derby winner (tipped on here) Anthony Van Dyck looked a bit more like his old self when finishing second to Ghaiyyath in the rearranged Coronation Cup at Newmarket. If O’Brien has him at his best again, he will take all the beating here. 3-1 might look generous later and I have it. He does of course have a bit if form on soft. Defoe was a long way behind the selection at Newmarket so Elarqam is the obvious danger off the back of his second to Lord North recently.
The Group One 6f Commonwealth Cup at 3.35 is another cracking little line-up. Kimari comes across the pond for Wesley Ward and she will get the 3lb filly allowance. Just touched-off on last years G.2 Queen Mary Stakes she knows what it’s all about and has to be on any shortlist. Millisle was top class at two and the question mark for her was would she stay on the Guineas – she didn’t. Out again quickly and back at a more suitable trip the daughter of Starspangledbanner has a chance and is the pick at a nice looking 10-1.
At 4.10 we have the 1m6f Group Two Queen’s Vase in which Al Dabaran is the standout on ratings but the trip is a total unknown on paper but he is from the family of St Leger winner Masked Marvel (grand dam Waldmark being that horses dam). Last seen when second in the G.3 Prix De Conde over 1m1f at Chantilly in September he is the best horse in the race to my eyes and I am prepared to take a chance on his stamina. I have the 5-1.
The Duke of Edinburgh Handicap over 1m4f is the lucky last at 4.40. West End Charmer had options at the Royal meeting and comes for this off the back of a pretty impressive victory over 1m2f at HQ earlier this month. He is due to rise 5lb in the ratings after this so could be well-in and that shrewd operator Mark Johnston will have thought long and hard about where to send the colt. The four-year-old appears on the up and should be capable of taking this. I have a bit of the 13-2.
First things first we may get thunderstorms during racing today, the going description is good-soft as I write following overnight rain and it would be wise to keep an eye on the going as things may change quickly. I am all about Godolphin today, no apologies are made, it’s just the way I see it. Fingers crossed for a big day for Sheikh Mo and the boys.
We get underway at 1.15 again on day three with the 1m2f Golden Gates Handicap. Global Storm looks to be going the right way and should have more to offer yet despite a 5lb for his recent win at Newmarket. He showed some guts to hold on there and that’s no bad thing on a race such as this. Prior to that he won on heavy at HQ which gives you hope if the storms do arrive and he is by Night Of Thunder a sire noted for getting soft ground performers. 5-1 is the price and I have it.
Next at 1.50 we have the Listed 1m2f Wolferton Stakes. I think this is a tough heat and had a shortlist of plenty. Dream Castle showed the benefit of a gelding operation when winning his first three starts of 2019, capped by his biggest achievement to date in the G.1 Jebel Hatta; he failed to live up to expectations for the remainder of that year. He has enjoyed something of a revival at Meydan in 2020, finishing placed in a couple of Group 2's and fourth in the Group 1 Jebel Hatta, up to 1m1f. At his best he would win this hard held and I am prepared to take a chance each-way at 28-1 he can get involved in the finish at the very least. The word soft in the going is an unknown.
At 2.25 it’s the 7f Group Three Jersey Stakes and it looks a fair renewal. Final Song is one I have talked of and tipped before. She hasn’t perhaps won as much as I thought she might but was far from disgraced in the 1,000 Guineas and if that hasn’t taken it’s toll this seven furlong trip might prove ideal and the 3lb she gets as the sole filly in the line-up could prove crucial plus she has form with the word soft in the going description and from what we've seen so far the high draw is a plus. I think 8-1 is big and have taken it happily.
At 3.00 it’s the two-year-olds for the 7f Listed Chesham Stakes. Modern News set up a trip to Royal Ascot when landing his Maiden over 6f on debut at Newmarket earlier this month. He showed a nice temperament that day and the way he picked them off late suggests the seven here will be fine. Straight after Charlie Appleby said “I’m pleased with the winner and a step up in trip will see further improvement. Something like the Chesham will hopefully fall into his category and he qualifies being by Shamardal." Well the colt is here and at 100-30 looks a good bet to me. Battleground looks more a three-year-old type to me so the biggest threat might come from Bright Devil.
At 3.35 it’s the race of the day, the one and only Group One 2½ mile Gold Cup. It will surprise no-one that Stradivarius is odds-on to complete a treble in the race as it simply plays to all his strengths. That said we saw the smallest of chinks in his armour last season when his ten-race unbeaten run was ended here at Ascot on Champions Day. That said, the winner that day Kew Gardens has stayed home in Ballydoyle as the team weren’t 100% happy with him and that surely leaves the way open for Stradivarius to notch the hat-trick; or does it? He is no price at 8-13 but what's going to beat him? Maybe the weather as the softer it gets the bigger the danger he will get turned over. Cross Counter is nearest on official ratings but has been beaten fair and square by Stradivarius twice, including when fourth in last year’s Gold Cup. Technician wants it proper soft underfoot to show his best so no doubt connections will be praying for a downpour during racing, but he has never gone this far. Nayef Road won the G.3 Sagaro Stakes that was run this year at Newcastle on the Tapeta and might be in the mix. I have taken a very speculative punt on the Charlie Appleby trained Moonlight Spirit. Second to Technician in the G.2 Prix Chaudenay Buick tied to nick it from the front that day and perhaps went for home half-a-furlong too soon. A lightly raced four-year-old with form on softer going he might have more to come yet and is a worth a punt at 9-1.
The mile Britannia Handicap at 4.10 is as you would expect a wide-open affair in which I could make a case for half-a-dozen. John Gosden trains Godolphin colt Verboten who was considered good enough for a tilt at the rescheduled Group 1 Vertem Futurity Trophy Stakes over 1m on Newcastle's Tapeta in November; finished down the field. Fair fourth over an inadequate 7f at Lingfield on his return recently finishing well having been drawn wide the return to a mile here will surely suit. Going is an unknown, but it is for most of these so the advice is get on at 5-1.
The lucky last at 4.40 is the mile Sandringham Handicap and there is a real hotpot here in the shape of African Dream; she is due to rise 16lb in the ratings, so her chance is there for all to see! 2-1 is the best you are going to get now though, and I cannot be backing her that short. Dubai Love is arguably Group class and surely has a chance off top-weight. It’s worth noting she was a comfortable winner over the mile on heavy at Nottingham on debut in October 2019 so if the rain comes no concerns there; another by the aforementioned Night Of Thunder. Won the Listed UAE 1000 Guineas at Meydan on second start in 2020 and was then a well held second in the G.3 Oaks 1m1f at the same track in February. Signed off Meydan campaign with third place in the Listed Al Bastakiya again over 1m1f. Drop in trip will help and at 5-1 she is the one to take the jolly on with.Wednesday:
Day two of the Royal Meeting dawns and I am surprisingly and unusually fresh and relatively hangover free; just doesn’t see right! It was all a little surreal yesterday sitting on the sofa watching the telly with the stands at the track empty and eerily quiet. Anyhow, more of the good stuff today and we have another seven-race card to have a look at and I have to say loved the coverage on ITV all about the racing and no time wasting bits on what hat we should be wearing – happy days. It was just about a winning day for Triple G yesterday, two winners, and hopefully I have 2 or 3 up my sleeve for Wednesday. We can expect showers during racing today it would appear so the good gong description may change as the day goes on.
First up on day two is the Silver Royal Hunt Cup Handicap over a mile, one of the newly created races for this year. Like the Hunt Cup isn’t a big enough head scratcher each year we have two divisions to try and figure out in 2020! The well-bred lightly raced four-year-old Maydanny should be the answer to the puzzle. By Dubawi out of Attraction bigger prizes than this must have been the plan when the mating was agreed. A couple of solid efforts as a three-year-old he was gelded over the winter and came out a fortnight ago to win nicely at Yarmouth. Hike in the ratings might not be enough to anchor him just yet and at 5-1 he is the pick in a wide-open affair.
Group Three Hampton Court Stakes 1m2f. Juan Elcanohas been in with some good’uns and was far from disgraced in the Guineas at Newmarket recently when fifth and the ease in class here make him one for the shortlist. I think he might be vulnerable to an improver though. First Receiver comes here off the back of a recent mile maiden win at Kempton and was very impressive there. A homebred for the Queen he is by New Approach out of Touchline, the dam side going back three generations were fair race mares for the Queen so she knows the family and there is middle distance form there back a generation or two. At 9-4 I am in the Sir Michael Stoute trained bay to take the step-up in class in his stride and give the Queen (gawd bless her) a winner at the meeting.
At 2.25 the puzzle to decipher this time is the 1m4f King George V Handicap. Bright Melody is the one I have plumped for off the back of staying on third at Kempton the other day. He blew the start that day but was staying on over the 1m2f suggesting this trip could be ideal. Won on his belated debut over 1m2 at Chelmsford before that. Cheekpieces co on and with improvement expected I am on at 11-2.
Race of the day at 3.00 is the 1m2f Group One Prince of Wales’s Stakes and it should be a proper affair. Aidan O’Brien is on record as saying he would’ve preferred to have got a run into Japan before coming here and there is a very solid argument that he is better over 1m4f. Addeybb would have a great chance if enough rain comes, but it looks like passing showers at best rather than downpours so he probably won’t get his ground and he has shortened up too much now anyway. Barney Roy was in fine form in Dubai earlier this year and though on ratings he needs to improve and Japan under achieve the jolly aint got a great record first time out and I think this trip might suit the Godolphin owned gelding better. He won’t want too much rain so it is in the hands of the weather gods a little. At the prices I am on at Charlie Appleby trained runner at 15-2 to take on the jolly.
The Royal Hunt Cup Handicap proper follows over the mile at 3.35. Bell Rock took advantage of a drop in class to make it two wins from as many visits to the course in the Setting Odds On The Betfair Exchange Handicap and is shortlisted. I tipped Lord Tennyson the other day at Newmarket when he was second in the Listed Paradise Stakes. A four-year-old with just two runs to his name improvement is expected for the run at HA and as I have sadi before I find it very interesting that Godolphin and Gosden have kept him in training so long, especially as they gelded him last November, so they surely most think they can win races with him. 6-1 is generally available.
The Listed 5f Windsor Castle Stakes for the two-year-old speedballs is due off at 4.10. This race could be thrown wide-open if we do get plenty of rain as soft going would be an unknown for just about all of these. Wesley Ward unsurprisingly has a few entered with Dettori booked nice and early to ride Gulfstream Park 4½f winner Sunshine City. Held up early she came wide round the bend and flew down the straight to win fairly comfortably and would have learnt a lot for the experience. The straight five here could help and I am on at 6-1. Stable mate Sheriff Bianco is feared as is Chief Little Hawk.
We finish day two with another of the new races for this year the 1m6f Copper Horse Handicap for four-year-olds and older. Fujaira Prince has gone well fresh in his rather short six-race career so the fact the six-year-old hasn’t been since seen since this meeting last year when third in the Duke Of Edinburgh isn’t a concern and the step-up in trip could help. He also has a bit of form on softer ground as well as good so any rain isn’t a major concern. Short enough at 9-2 for a race such as this but the stable has been among the winners and I think the grey can take this. Top-weight Collide and bottom weight Hereby are the ones I think could give him most to do.
Day one of the weirdest Royal Ascot I can remember; it really is a bit strange aint it but they race and we have some decent stuff to enjoy over the next five days from the comfort of our sofas. There is a small chance of a rain shower this afternoon down at the track but officially the meeting gets underway on good ground.
The 7f Buckingham Palace Handicap gets things underway at 1.15 on the re-jigged card returning to the meeting having been binned out a few years back. The John Gosden yard has hit the ground running with several winners since racing resumed, and his Daarik caught the eye when romping home at Newcastle a couple of weeks back. The lightly raced 4yo was gelded over the winter and he looked to have a bit left in the locker to me and could be the answer to the opener. How good is he on Turf is perhaps the biggest question he has to answer, hopefully he will be fine and I am on at 7-2. Kaeso and Mutamaasik head the list of dangers.
We get into the Group One action at 1.50 with the Queen Anne Stakes over the straight mile next, which is usually the opener. It’s as much about who aint here as is this year; King Of Change had been jolly but won’t run and Benbatl misses the race in favour of an autumn campaign. Aidan O'Brien's dual Group 1 winner Circus Maximus, winner of the St James's Palace Stakes at the meeting last year, became market leader by default in what is looking a wide-open affair. O’Brien thinks the mile makes him concentrate a little more and they look like sticking to the mile with him this year; get on here at 7-2. I noted the Gosden trained Godolphin owned Terebellum in the entries for this week (entered in 3 races) who looked in fine form winning the 1m2f G.2 Dahlia Stakes at HQ earlier this month. I am a little surprised she runs in this dropping to a mile, but she has been backed and might still turn out to be the danger.
The three-year-old fillies are on show at 2.25 for the Group Two Ribblesdale Stakes over 1m4f next. Often the next port of call following a run in the Oaks this year it could be seen as a trial with the rearranged fixture list having the Group One at Epsom on 4th July. You had to be impressed with Frankly Darling at Newcastle winning over 1m2f, she took a little while to hit top gear but was going away at the line to win by five looking to be happier the further she went. By far the most impressive performance put in by any of these and I have the 6-4 about her for this and hopefully it will be a double for Gosden and Dettori.
The colts and geldings are next over the 1m4f trip at 3.00 for the Group Two King Edward VII Stakes. Like the Ribblesdale this is often the next port of call following a run in the Derby so again could now be seen as a trial for Epsom this year. Mogul looks to be all about middle distances as a three-year-old and Aidan O'Brien's Galileo colt is expected to come into his own at the trip this year. Fourth in the Futurity Trophy when last seen last back end that wasn’t a bad performance over a trip probably inadequate for him already at that stage; the form was rubber stamped when the winner, Kameko, landed the 2000 Guineas recently. No price at 10-11 but he should win cosily.
It’s all about speed next for the dash that is the 5f Group One King’s Stand Stakes at 3.35, blink and you’ll miss it. Winner the last two years, also won the Diamond Jubilee in 2019, Blue Point is off at stud so a new name will be added to the roll of honour for 2020. Battaash will of course be popular, especially with Sceptical racing later in the week rather than coming for this. Second in the last two renewals, and connections must be desperate to put his Ascot hoodoo to bed. He can be a monkey though in the preliminaries and I am on record as saying I will never back him again. With that in mind I have plumped for three-year-old filly Liberty Beach getting all the various allowances. She had a nice little warm-up winning a Listed heat at Haydock nine days ago easily enough and at 6-1 she has been backed; if the jolly blows it again she should be the one to pick up the pieces.
At 4.10 the Group Two Duke of Cambridge Stakes has the older fillies and mares facing the mile. Magic Lily is a mare I have followed, and she won me a few quid earlier this year at the Carnival in Meydan. Third in the G.2 Dahlia on her recent return to action that will have blown away the cobwebs. She rarely runs a bad race and though she has to give the field 3lb under the conditions the drop back to a stiff mile could be seen as a positive and she has form at the very top level. She’s been on the drift and I think 12-1 is too big and have taken it happily. Nazeef and Jubiloso are seen as the dangers but neither have won at this level yet.
The lucky last on day one at 4.40 is the marathon 2m4f Ascot Stakes Handicap. Grade One-winning hurdler Verdana Blue for Nicky Henderson, with Ryan Moore booked for the ride, jumped off the page at me – and most other people. 5-1 is perhaps short enough for a race like this but she is top class over timber and was a fair fourth in the two-mile G.3 Sagaro Stakes here in May last year.
Friday 12th June
It was of course back in April that the statement was released ‘For public health and safety reasons we have reached the difficult but unavoidable conclusion that Royal Ascot 2020 (Tuesday 16th - Saturday 20th June) will not be able to take place as an event open to the public.’ I have said before it just aint going to be the same, but it goes ahead, albeit behind closed doors and with many races very different from what we would usually get. Even the big field cavalry charge handicaps are smaller this year with a max field of 24 allowed (at the time of writing, may change).
The financial strain on racetracks is clear to see with the prize-money dropping by more than half this year with £3,680,000 in the kitty this year spread across the 36 races compared to £7.3m last year spread over 30 heats.
Amongst the changes to the regular programme are the movement of the Mile Group One St James’s Palace Stakes and Mile Group One Coronation Stakes to the final day, to maximise the time between them and the Guineas at Newmarket (6th and 7th June). It’s the reverse for the Ribblesdale and King Edward VII as they will now run earlier in the week this year with the Oaks and Derby in mind next month.
Truth be told I am looking forward to it as the meeting draws closer but with caution. With very little form to work with for this season and no way of really knowing who has been doing what at their respective yards it is, in my opinion, not a week to be lumping on. We have seen in France and now here when racing resumed a number of runners were often in need of the run and many ran below what might have been expected first time out.
It is though Royal Ascot, not as we know it, but Royal Ascot and there are still some big races up for grabs. I only have to look at something like the 1m2f Group One Prince of Wales’s Stakes and the old tingle down the spine is there. It should be a proper affair with Japan, Magical and Addeybb all 120+ rated heading the market and looking likely to run. It all starts Tuesday 16th June and from here on in just about my every waking thought will be about Royal Ascot. And you know what, there aint much else to do at the moment is there?
Royal Ascot 2020 running order
Buckingham Palace Handicap (7f, 3yo+)
Queen Anne Stakes (1m, Group One, 4yo+)
Ribblesdale Stakes (1 1/2m, Group Two, 3yo fillies)
King Edward VII Stakes (1 1/2m, Group Two, 3yo colts & geldings)
King’s Stand Stakes (5f, Group One, 3yo+)
Duke of Cambridge Stakes (1m, Group Two, 4yo+ fillies and mares)
Ascot Stakes Handicap (2 1/2m, 4yo+)
Silver Royal Hunt Cup Handicap (1m, 3yo+)
Hampton Court Stakes (10f, Group Three, 3yo)
King George V Handicap (1 1/2m, 3yo)
Prince of Wales’s Stakes (10f, Group One, 4yo+)
Royal Hunt Cup Handicap (1m, 3yo+)
Windsor Castle Stakes (5f, Listed, 2yo)
Copper Horse Handicap (1 3/4m, 4yo+)
Golden Gates Handicap (10f, 3yo)
Wolferton Stakes (10f, Listed, 4yo+)
Jersey Stakes (7f, Group Three, 3yo)
Chesham Stakes (7f, Listed, 2yo)
Gold Cup (2 1/2m, Group One, 4yo+)
Britannia Handicap (1m, 3yo colts & geldings)
Sandringham Handicap (1m, 3yo, fillies)
Palace of Holyroodhouse Handicap (5f, 3yo)
Albany Stakes (6f, Group Three, 2yo fillies)
Norfolk Stakes (5f, Group Two, 2yo)
Hardwicke Stakes (1 1/2m, Group Two, 4yo+)
Commonwealth Cup (6f, Group One, 3yo colts & fillies)
Queen’s Vase (1 3/4m, Group Two, 3yo)
Duke of Edinburgh Handicap (1 1/2m, 3yo+)
Silver Wokingham Handicap (6f, 3yo+)
Queen Mary Stakes (5f, Group Two, 2yo fillies)
Coronation Stakes (1m, Group One, 3yo fillies)
Coventry Stakes (6f, Group Two, 2yo)
St James’s Palace Stakes (1m, Group One, 3yo colts)
Diamond Jubilee Stakes (6f, Group One, 4yo+)
Wokingham Handicap (6f, 3yo+)
Queen Alexandra Stakes (2 3/4m, Conditions, 4yo+)