June 18 2017

The most important week in the British Flat Racing calendar is upon us with Royal Ascot taking place next week. There are some fascinating clashes in the feature races and the whole week will make for great viewing with every race as competitive as they come. Everyone wants to have a winner at Royal Ascot, it really is the pinnacle of the sport.

We are very fortunate to have 4 possible runners at this year’s meeting. Corinthia Knight (pictured left), winner of his first two races and a good second over course and distance on his last start, will kick things off for the yard in the Windsor Castle on Tuesday. Absolute Blast, who ran a brave 2nd in the Group 3 Princess Elizabeth Stakes at Epsom on Derby Day holds an engagement in the Duke of Cambridge Stakes on Wednesday. Petite Jack, who will be making his first start for the yard, will run in the Duke of Edinburgh Handicap on Friday. He has settled into Lambourn life well and his work has been very pleasing.  Last but not least We Are The World will line up in the Chesham Stakes on Saturday. He is a horse we have always held in high regard and ran a very nice race on debut at Redcar, over an inadequate trip, being squeezed up and almost clipping heels.

We have been delighted with how the season has gone so far, with 15 winners on the board to date. The horses are in good form and happy in this beautiful weather, spending their days in the paddocks at Saxon Gate.

Besides Ascot this week we will have plenty of runners at the away meetings, kicking off with Ghost Serge at Carlisle, Deadly Reel at Wetherby, and Headline Act at Nottingham, all tomorrow.

Golden State, a ready winner of her last start at Redcar, makes the not inconsiderable journey down to La Teste-De-Buch in the South of France to contest the Listed Prix La Sollerina on Thursday, and will be our first runner outside of Britain.

Best of luck to all next week and fingers crossed for a few winners.