SPECTATOR: A record in sight – If Highclere-owned TELESCOPE pulls it off today in the King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Stakes it will make sir Michael Stoute the most successful trainer in the history of Ascot’s richest middle-distance contest. 6 more words
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SPECTATOR: Three times a lady – It’s 41 years since a filly won the King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Stakes. Now John Gosden-trained TAGHROODA ranks alongside DAHLIA (1973) and PAWNESE (1976), previous fillies who made this prestigious contest their own. 6 more words
SPECTATOR: The lady’s not for turning – Last year’s Galway Hurdle winner, MISSUNITED, trained by Michael Winters, has also produced some good form on the Flat, particularly her impressive third in the Gold Cup at Ascot just over a week ago. 6 more words
Ground is a the major factor here.
Ascot got a dumping on the eve of this, the centrepiece of the British flat racing season. A race that some had thought had lost its lustre has been restored over the last few year’s. 611 more words