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Ebro River makes Group race leap with Coventry date

PA Sport 4:35pm, Mon 14 Jun 2021

James Doyle riding Ebro River (left) coming home to win The Coral ‘Beaten By A Length’ National Stakes at Sandown Park Racecourse (Alan Crowhurst/PA) Hugo Palmer is excited by the prospect of Ebro River stepping up to Group Two level as he contests the Coventry Stakes on the opening day of Royal Ascot. The Galileo Gold colt has two victories to his name already, the most recent being a Listed success in Sandown’s National Stakes.

Gosden alive to Ascot threats as Pier goes for Queen Anne gold

PA Sport 3:24pm, Mon 14 Jun 2021

Palace Pier (right) on his way to winning at Royal Ascot last year (Megan Ridgwell/PA) John Gosden is taking nothing for granted as Palace Pier bids to double his Royal Ascot tally and justify short odds in the Queen Anne Stakes. The Kingman colt burst on to the Group One scene with a thrilling victory in the St James’s Palace Stakes 12 months ago, before then making it two top-level victories in the Prix Jacques le Marois at Deauville.

Poetic Flare seeks to uphold family tradition in St James’s Palace

PA Sport 3:20pm, Mon 14 Jun 2021

Poetic Flare will try to add the St James’s Palace Stakes to this narrow triumph in the 2000 Guineas (David Davies/Jockey Club) Poetic Flare bids to emulate his sire Dawn Approach by adding the St James’s Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot to his 2000 Guineas success. Dawn Approach took both races for trainer Jim Bolger in 2013, and now his son seeks to maintain family honour and complete the same Group One double in a race which forms part of the Qipco British Champions Series on Tuesday.

Haggas readies strong challenge in Hardwicke Stakes

PA Sport 2:51pm, Mon 14 Jun 2021

Al Aasy went close in the Coronation Cup (Alan Crowhurst/PA) William Haggas holds a strong hand in the Hardwicke Stakes at Royal Ascot – with Al Aasy, Ilaraab and Pablo Escobarr all engaged. Al Aasy started the season with effortless wins at Newbury and came with what looked a winning run in the Coronation Cup at Epsom only to go down narrowly to Pyledriver.

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