Royal Ascot 2019 begins with around three hundred 000 racegoers predicted to wait for the famous Berkshire racecourse over the subsequent five days.
Ascot is usually a highlight of the racing calendar, bringing prestige and glamour to the traditional June meeting.
The showpiece event dates again to 1911 and sees the royal circle of relatives take attendance. The Queen is a keen horse proprietor and passionate breeder of thoroughbreds, having had 23 Royal Ascot winners through the years.
With day one upon us, who should you stick a tenner on, and who should make you a little cash?
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Le Brivido and Mustache characteristic in a final area of 16 runners for the festival’s opening race. Already a winner on the Royal assembly, having landed the 2017 Jersey Stakes when trained by using Andre Fabre, Le Brivido has run two times because he is joining Aidan O’Brien – completing 1/3 in the Gladness Stakes at Naas and 5th in the Lockinge at Newbury.
With O’Brien now not affirming I Can Fly and Magical, Le Brivido is the Ballydoyle maestro’s sole contender as he seeks a fourth victory inside the race following the preceding triumphs of Ad Valorem (2006), Haradasun (2008), and Declaration of War (2013).
The Irish project in the traditional Royal Ascot curtain-raiser is finished through Dermot Weld’s Hazapour – the mount of Frankie Dettori – and Romanised from Ken Condon’s yard.
The domestic crew includes Sir Michael Stoute’s Lockinge hero Mustashry, Godolphin’s 2017 St James’s Palace Stakes hero Barney Roy – who has this season again from a spell at stud – Karl Burke’s famous filly Laurens and closing year’s shock winner in Eve Johnson Houghton’s Accidental Agent. There is one French-skilled runner in Jean-Claude Rouget’s Olmedo.
COVENTRY STAKES 15:05
Arizona heads a 4-sturdy group for O’Brien inside the Coventry Stakes. The Ballydoyle maestro has saddled a document 8 preceding winners of a Group Two contest widely considered as the maximum prestigious -year-antique race of the week in Berkshire –and seems purpose on adding to his tally on Tuesday.
Arizona could be the strong’s first string, having stepped up from his runner-up finish on racecourse debut at the Curragh in early May with a highly outstanding eight-period victory at the equal tune three weeks later. The No Nay Never colt is joined using stablemates Fort Myers, Royal Lytham, and King Of Athens.
The home crew is headed by the Richard Hannon-educated Threat, who made a massive impression while creating a successful start to his profession at Newmarket’s Guineas assembly. Richard Hannon Senior gained the Coventry with Rock City (1989), Canford Cliffs (2009), and Strong Suit (2010).
Other contenders in 17 encompass Archie Watson’s runaway Goodwood winner Guildsman and Mark Johnston’s Pontefract victor Monoski.
Last yr’s one-two Blue Point and Battaash are among 12 runners declared for the King’s Stand Stakes at Royal Ascot on Tuesday.
Charlie Appleby’s Blue Point wore down the Charlie Hills-educated Battaash to claim the first-rate victory in this 5-furlong Group One twelve months in the past and returns to shield his crown, having won each of his three starts in Dubai in advance this 12 months.
Battaash is of similar quality after an extremely astounding beginning to his campaign in the ultimate month’s Temple Stakes at Haydock. The pair will renew the competition the whole day of the Royal meeting, with Blue Point installing one and Battaash drawing the highest of all in 12.
Hills has a 2d string to his bow in Equilateral, simultaneously as O’Brien fields Sergei Prokofiev and Fairyland.
There are three worldwide runners in American challenger Imprimis – Frankie Dettori’s mount – the Australian raider Houten and New Zealand-based outsider Enzo’s Lad.