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G1 – 1000m – Turf



His four career wins have come over 1200m, a worry for this pure speed test. He was keeping on strongly when 3 lengths fifth behind Profitable in a Haydock G2 over 1000m last time but likely to be outspeeded again. Soft ground would help.


Cotai Glory

Won a Listed event over 1000m last September, amazing according to his trainer who never thought he had him at his best in 2015 after an injury. A speedy second in another Listed event last time suggests he's coming to his peak.


Double Up

He is all speed, and progressed well last year to win three times including a victory over 17 rivals in a handicap here at Ascot. Moved into Listed grade for his 2016 debut, running a good third. Deserves a crack at this G1.



Since coming to the UK from France his best form - and only win - seems to have come on an artificial surface. Well beaten in Group company on his last two starts.



An outsider for this event last year but he grabbed the money in a tight finish, proving it was no fluke with a later G1 sprinting victory at Longchamp. Not at his best in Dubai earlier this year, but positive stable vibes since. Wants fast ground.


Jungle Cat

His two wins have come over 1200m, but he ran a cracker over 1000m when ½ lengths second of 21 to Profitable in a G3 at Newmarket in April, especially good as he didn't have nearly as good a trip as the talented winner.


Lancelot Du Lac

An outsider for this last year, finishing tenth though probably posting a career best when finishing third in a 1200m handicap here on the Saturday of this meeting. He's won three times since but ran poorly on his latest start.


Medicean Man

Has twice finished fourth in this and last year came within a short-head of springing a huge shock win under Joao Moreira. Not seen since twice finishing out of the money at Meydan earlier in the year. 


Mongolian Saturday

Neither of his Sha Tin adventures have been worthwhile though his numbers suggest that he is better over shorter than 1600m and he showed outstanding speed from a tricky gate to win the G1 Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (1100m) at Keeneland last October.


Move In Time

Has plenty of Ascot experience - including a Listed win over
1000m here way back in 2011. He hasn't been beaten far in top
sprinting company so far this season but may find a few younger rivals too sharp.



Ran a cracker when a close third in this last year, also winning two G2's in 2015. Ran a good fifth in a G1 at Meydan earlier in the year, and the rain didn't help prior to his eighth at Haydock last time. Best chance if he can relax early.


Out Do

Has improved significantly since joining this stable and was three times a sprint winner last season, including in Listed company. Likely to be sharper for his only 2016 start and older horses often do well in this. Good or fast ground suits.


Pearl Secret

Has finished third and fourth (beaten just 1 length last year) in this speed test. A lightly-raced seven-year-old he was making good late headway - though hanging left - at Haydock last time. Older sprinters have done well in this dash in recent years.



Well fancied, having won the two key trials for this G1 sprint. He looked chubby prior to that first 2016 win but still proved too fast for 20 rivals at Newmarket before outspeeding a strong field in a Haydock G2 on softer than ideal ground.


Sir Maximilian

Not consistent but a nine times winner and jockey Kieren Fallon got the best out of him when they accelerated from the back to win over 1015m at Chester in May. Although twice beaten since, this has been his long term target.


Sole Power

Devastating acceleration at the right time saw him win this in 2013 and 2014. A popular veteran, he was still quick enough to win a G2 last season but his most recent starts - though not beaten far - suggest he may be losing his edge.


Take Cover

A front-running veteran who, amazingly, posted a career-best performance last time when leading throughout in Listed company at Haydock.Tougher to lead in this Ascot G1 in which he's finished eighth and sixth in the past two years.



Sure to get the strong pace that suits, having done better than all the other closers when third in a G2 at Haydock last month. He seems at least as good as he was last season and now that he relaxes better must have a decent chance.


Hay Chewed

Very speedy but training problems have curtailed her career. Back from a long absence she ran above her odds of 100-1 when only beaten 3 lengths in a G3 at Newmarket. But he failed to build on that at Epsom subsequently.


Mecca's Angel

Needs slow ground, missing this last year because of quickening ground. Very popular and consistent, a winner of eight of her 15 starts - the highlight being her G1 victory at York last year when she outgunned US sprinting star Acapulco.



This powerful US trained filly was massively impressive when easily outspeeding 19 other juveniles in a G2 here a year ago. Equally dominant in the US in two starts this year, her mindblowing pace makes her formidable even against her elders here.


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