It's soul destroying says Dettori who misses Royal Ascot

  • It's soul destroying says Dettori who misses Royal Ascot

It's soul destroying says Dettori who misses Royal Ascot

With the United States having winners at the meet the past few years, the British race meet has garnered more attention from this side of the pond from horsemen and fans alike, especially after Tepin's wonderful win in the Queen Anne Stakes last year.

Since being based in the United Kingdom the son of Coolmore stallion Footstepsinthesand has run twice, once at Ascot where he was unplaced in a Listed race and he then followed that with a second place finish in a handicap at Nottingham.

Previous winners of the celebrated contest include the legendary Frankel and the victory was Fahey's first at Group One level at the Royal meeting.

Quite rightly the Group race action gets most of the attention on day one, although for me the most interesting betting heat of the day is the 2m4f Ascot Stakes (5.00pm).

The stunning 35-year-old evoked images from her famous wedding day when she turned up at Royal Ascot in the most darling white lace frock with a high collar and nude accessories.

"He couldn't be in better shape", she said, when asked about her 66-1 chance.

Meydan form will also be represented by Decorated Knight, the Jebel Hatta victor who was sixth in the Dubai Turf behind Ribchester and subsequently won the Tattersalls Gold Cup in Ireland.

At Royal Ascot a year ago, racegoers got through: 51,000 bottles of champagne; 160,000 glasses of Pimms; 131,000 pints of beer; 5,000 kilos of salmon; 6,000 Cornish crabs; 4,900 lobsters; 89,000 bottles of mineral water and 42,000 bottles of wine.

Royal Ascot is the centrepiece of Ascot's year and dates back to 1711 when it was founded by Queen Anne. Just take a look back at the lime co-ord she chose for last year's birthday festivities.

"There's also likely to be a lot of pace. Ever since, the finest horses have raced here and that will certainly be the case again this week".

"He's an incredibly versatile horse and, while it's not been long since Epsom, we've been happy with what he has done since then", O'Brien said. He has won the St James's Palace Stakes on seven occasions.

Jean-Claude Rouget would have hoped to be challenging for the Prince of Wales's with Almanzor, the best horse in Europe previous year.

Rouget said: "He's really well, flawless even".

"We will be particularly mindful of horses coming off the track, especially those going to the winner's enclosure", the spokesman added. I didn't think it would be possible to be as excited about watching her run as I am. An indispensable asset when we know that it was 31 ° this afternoon in Ascot. The selection is 5/2 at BetVictor and that looks a fair price given I believe it is a virtual match between the principles.