ROYAL ASCOT 14-18TH JUNE, DAY 2

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Welcome to OneSelection2Win Royal Ascot Racing Mail for the Second Day of the Five Day Carnival.

ROYAL ASCOT (UK)

JERSEY STAKES (GROUP 3) (CLASS 1) (3YO ONLY)
RACE 1 – 2.30PM

ATR COMMENTS – Castle Harbour looked a Group horse in a handicap when justifying favouritism at York last month and John Gosden’s colt boasts an entry in the Group 1 Sussex Stakes at Goodwood next month. Clearly held in high regard, the son of Kyllachy is very much one for the shortlist and it would come as no surprise if he and stable companion Remarkable, a running-on second in a Listed race at Newbury latest, were bang there at the business end. Connections of Gifted Master prefer this Group 3 over 7f as opposed to the Commonwealth Cup over 6f on Friday and perhaps that is a smart move on Hugo Palmer’s behalf following his Haydock reverse in the Sandy Lane Stakes 18 days ago. Ribchester must enter calculations following his third-placed effort in the 2000 Guineas and the unbeaten Thikriyaat showed his battling qualities when recording a Listed success at Newmarket last time. Preference is for IBN MALIK, though, as he represents last year’s winning handler Charlie Hills and has potentially improved again from two to three years judged on a smooth success in the Fee Handicap at HQ in April – a worrying thought for the opposition given he played second fiddle to both Galileo

TIMEFORM COMMENTS – John Gosden holds a strong hand with both REMARKABLE and Castle Harbour making plenty of appeal. Both have strong handicap form to their name this term, with the former narrowly selected given he is currently twice the price of his stablemate. Gifted Master will find the step back up to 7f in his favour and he is shortlisted, whilst Haalick and Thikriyaat are others worthy of respect.

OS2W SELECTION No: 7 CASTLE HARBOUR – Only made winning debut at Newmarket (soft ground) in mid-April and followed up in 20-runner handicap at York (ridden in contrasting style). Certainly has more to offer and one to consider.
(UNPLACED – 6TH)

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QUEEN MARY STAKES (FILLIES’ GROUP 2) (CLASS 1) (2YO ONLY)
RACE 2 – 3.05PM

ATR COMMENTS – Leading US trainer Wesley Ward introduced a Group 1 performer in the shape of Acapulco 12 months ago and would appear to have another top-class filly at his disposal courtesy of LADY AURELIA. Ward has made it no secret just how well this daughter of Scat Daddy has been working on the turf and she was extremely impressive when winning a Keeneland maiden with her head in her chest in April. The vibes are strong and she’s going to be tough to beat in what doesn’t look the strongest renewal. Roly Poly created a good impression when winning at Naas on debut but needs to step up following her fourth-placed effort in Listed company at the Curragh last time, while Hilary Needler second Clem Fandango could go well for the north and the market should tell us more about stablemates Kocollada and Vona.

TIMEFORM COMMENTS – Both race and track experience could give CAMARGUE an edge in a hotly-contested Queen Mary, the race she landed last time having been won in the past by the likes of Besharah (3rd in last year’s renewal) and Rizeena (won this in 2013). Lady Aurelia clearly has a big chance on the back of her Keeneland rout and the unbeaten Al Johrah is comfortably the pick of the 2 French challengers.

OS2W SELECTION No: 9 LADY AURELIA – Justified long odds-on when breaking track record (won by 7½ lengths) at Keeneland in April. Highly regarded by trainer who won this race last year, so will take the beating if going in conditions.
(WINNER – $3.75)

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DUKE OF CAMBRIDGE STAKES (FILLIES’ GROUP 2) (STR) (CLASS 1) (4YO PLUS)
RACE 3 – 3.40PM

ATR COMMENTS – USHERETTE brushed off any doubts about her lack of Group form at Newmarket in May, and Andre Fabre’s brilliant four-year-old can claim further success here under Mickael Barzalona. The master trainer pinpointed this race as a target after her cosy success in the Dahlia Stakes, where she beat a host of Group 1 winners, including Arabian Queen and Amazing Maria. A repeat of that performance should be more than good enough here, with Lucida fancied to give her most to do. The fellow Godolphin inmate was unlucky in the Coronation Stakes here last year and was entitled to need the run at the Curragh last time out. Connections will be hoping that the ground dries out enough for her to compete, a comment that also applies to the interesting American raider Miss Temple City, who is respected for a trainer in desperate search of a first Royal Ascot winner. Spangled has always been well regarded and won like a Group filly last time out, but this is a hot field to try and back that claim up.

TIMEFORM COMMENTS – A cracking renewal of this Group 2. ALWAYS SMILE would be unbeaten if she hadn’t hung left on hitting the front in the Sandringham at this meeting last year and can take the step up to pattern company in her stride on the back of an impressive York reappearance success. Jazzi Top and Andre Fabre’s Dahlia winner Usherette head the dangers.

OS2W SELECTION No: 4 ALWAYS SMILE – Should have won Sandringham at this meeting last year, hanging left and caught post. Took record to 4 wins from 5 starts in York listed handicap on return and sure to make presence felt at this level.
(PLACED – 3RD)

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PRINCE OF WALES’S STAKES (GROUP 1) (BRITISH CHAMPIONS SERIES) (CLASS 1) (4YO PLUS)
RACE 4 – 4.20PM

ATR COMMENTS – This renewal should revolve around the Japanese raider, A SHIN HIKARI, who pulled off one of the most stunning performances anywhere in the world on the Flat this year with a remarkable 10-length success on his European debut in the Group 1 Prix D’Ispahan at Chantilly last month. A repeat of that effort (which was on heavy ground) would make him almost impossible to beat, and the five-year-old could make history as the first ever Japanese winner at the Royal meeting. Found has had a slightly frustrating time of things lately, bumping into Fascinating Rock in the Tattersalls Gold Cup when the ground went against her and then having to face the top-class Postponed in the Coronation Cup at Epsom. She may come up short against another quality rival here, and once more is unlikely to have her optimum conditions. It must be rated as a concern that The Grey Gatsby hasn’t had a run yet this season, although he did show a liking for this track when a head second behind Free Eagle in 2015, while My Dream Boat finished 14 lengths behind the selection last time out but should get closer this time now back on home turf.

TIMEFORM COMMENTS – It’s hard to get away from Japanese raider A SHIN HIKARI after his devastating display on his European debut at Chantilly (soft) last month. Found has proved to be a very consistent performer at the highest level and is perhaps the one most likely to follow him home, though The Grey Gatsby will also have a big say in the battle for minor honours if anywhere near his best on his reappearance.

OS2W SELECTION No: 1 A SHIN HIKARI – Top-class performer who took his career record to 10 wins from 12 starts when making a spectacular European debut in the Prix d’Ispahan at Chantilly last month, scoring by 10 lengths. Hard to beat.
(UNPLACED – 6TH)

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ROYAL HUNT CUP (HERITAGE HANDICAP) (STR) (CLASS 2) (3YO PLUS)
RACE 5 – 5PM

ATR COMMENTS – Arguably the most competitive 1m handicap in the calendar and this renewal looks to be as strong as any. Convey has been a well-supported favourite for this since he was second to Home Of The Brave in a Group 3 at Haydock last month and following that performance, according to official figures, the son of Dansili is 7lb well in today. That said, he is likely to be very short for a horse in a race this open and he only has a maiden win to his name. Others towards the top of the market who merit plenty of respect are the Godolphin pair Portage and Secret Brief. However, this race is more than capable of throwing up a big-priced winner and MR OWEN could be the one today. As a three-year-old he finished third in the French 2000 Guineas, won a Listed race and finished the year with a solid run in the Grade 1 Woodbine Mile. On his sole start this season he was third to Vadamos in a Group 2, where he was just over a length behind Ervedya. He was also a length clear of Sovereign Debt, who is rated 111, and the son of Invincible Spirit gets in here from 109. It could also be that from stall 14 his jockey can choose which side to go with if they split into groups. Others to consider at each-way prices are Azraff, Basem, Librisa Breeze and Master The World.

TIMEFORM COMMENTS – It’s hard to be confident in a race as competitive as this but DONNCHA has plenty going for him and appeals as a solid each-way play. Balty Boys was first in his group when fourth in this last year and is now 3 lb lower, while Godolphin hold a strong hand, notably with Secret Brief and Portage. Convey, Spirit Raiser and Mitchum Swagger complete the (not so short) shortlist.

OS2W SELECTION No: 17 SPIRIT RAISER – Out of Macadamia, who won this race for same connections in 2003. Likely to have been laid out for this and a must for the shortlist after her stylish win at Nottingham on return.
(UNPLACED – 17TH)

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SANDRINGHAM HANDICAP (FILLIES’ LISTED) (STR) (CLASS 1) (3YO ONLY)
RACE 6 – 5.35PM

ATR COMMENTS – Anamba put in an impressive display to win a Listed race on her seasonal debut at Naas recently, especially considering that she was up against her elders as well as colts and geldings. A mark of 104 may underestimate her ability based on that evidence. The likes of Blue Bayou, Mix And Mingle and Pure Diamond are clearly high-class fillies but they are vulnerable to some unexposed types. The unbeaten Persuasive has a progressive profile but will need to find some improvement as Mise En Rose is 7lb better off with the John Gosden representative from their meeting at Chelmsford a fortnight ago. Diploma bolted up in a York handicap over an extended 1m2f last month and she is another going in the right direction. That said, the drop in trip looks to be a negative for her chances this afternoon, whereas the other royal runner, MAKE FAST, looks sure to relish stepping up in trip from 7f. On her most recent start over that trip she was beaten less than a length in a Listed race at Epsom against the boys. It is also worth noting that any ease in the ground will help her chances. Similar comments apply to Dolce Strega, who is also proven on a soft surface, while Radiantly could run well at an each-way price.

TIMEFORM COMMENTS – PERSUASIVE looks a smart filly in the making, again winning with plenty in hand at Chelmsford a fortnight ago, and she is very much one to keep on the right side of. Diploma and Aljuljalah look progressive fillies in their own right and should lay down a hefty challenge, while Mix And Mingle and Raaqy need mentioning, too.

0S2W SELECTION No: 16 PERSUASIVE – Has created a good impression winning all 3 of her starts so far, looking a smart filly in the making at Chelmsford latest. Remains capable of better and she is one to keep on the right side.
(WINNER – $6.50)

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PRINCE OF WALES’S STAKES (GROUP 1) (BRITISH CHAMPIONS SERIES) (CLASS 1) (4YO PLUS)
RACE 4 – 4.20PM

OS2W SELECTION No: 1 A SHIN HIKARI – Top-class performer who took his career record to 10 wins from 12 starts when making a spectacular European debut in the Prix d’Ispahan at Chantilly last month, scoring by 10 lengths. Hard to beat.
(UNPLACED – 6TH)

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ROYAL ASCOT DAILY RESULTS

DAY 1: +2.4PTS
WINNERS – CARAVAGGIO $2.90, PROFITABLE $5.50

DAY 2: +4.25PTS
WINNERS – LADY AURELIA $3.75, PERSUASIVE $6.50

OVERALL PROFIT: +6.65PTS

GOOD LUCK & GOOD PUNTING

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HARBOUR WATCH x GOONIWIGGAL COLT

Smashing colt – real sprinter – quality colt – 2yo type

Harbour Watch x Gooniwiggal Colt
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To be trained by: Michael Freedman (Rosehill)

BY THE SENSATIONAL 2YO COLT FROM EUROPE – HARBOUR WATCH, A SON OF ACCLAMATION!!!

OUT OF THE ROCK OF GIBRALTAR MARE – GOONIWIGGAL – WINNER AND PRODUCER OF 2 FOALS TO RACE BOTH WINNERS INCLUDING STAKES PLACED – GENIUS

SENSATIONAL TYPE OF COLT

POWERFUL SPRINTER/MILER

GREAT STRENGTH AND BONE

GREAT BALANCE AND POISE WHEN STRIDING OUT

GOOD DEPTH OF GIRTH FOR LUNG CAPACITY

QUALITY COLT THAT WILL RUN EARLY AND TRAIN ON

ELIGIBLE FOR THE LUCRATIVE INGLIS RACE SERIES

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GREAT WALKER/FLUENT ACTION

A STAND OUT AT THE 2016 CLASSIC SALE

Harbour Watch x Gooniwiggal Colt

“DON’T MISS YOUR CHANCE TO BE THE FIRST RACE A HARBOUR WATCH”

More Info: http://www.darbyracing.com/#!harbour-watch-x-gooniwiggal/w20p1

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Scott Darby: ‘One of my top picks of the Inglis Classic Sale, superb conformation, sensational attitude, real early running sprinting colt – watch out 2017 Golden Slipper!’

Mark Holland: ‘Quality colt, all the halmarks of an oustanding early running 2YO, great hindqarter and one of the best attitudes at the sale – A must have colt!’

Steve McIvor: ‘Good size colt, great bone, lovely walker who’s very light on his feet, strong looking colt with a super temperament, early running type’

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HARBOUR WATCH – Acclamation x Gorband (WOODMAN) b 2009 16.1½hh

* Unbeaten Timeform Champion 2yo

* By Champion sire and sire of sires ACCLAMATION. His highest rated 2yo son.

* Out of a grand-daughter of the legendary FALL ASPEN, dam, grand-dam or third dam of 13 Gr.1 winners including 7 Champions. Half-brother to dual Gr.1 winner EUROPA POINT

* First two-year-olds in 2016 from a first book of 147 quality mares. His first yearlings averaged £37,000 for 64 yearlings sold (to 14/10/15 inc), 5x his stud fee.

Richard Hannon, trainer – “A magnificent looking specimen with an engine to match. He was right up there with the best horses that we have had here. We look forward to having some of Harbour Watch’s progeny back here at Herridge and if they prove half as good as he did we will have no complaints.”

Ryan Moore, jockey –
“He was very precocious with the perfect attitude and a powerful change of pace.”

Richard Hughes, trainer and former Champion Jockey – “He was one of the very rare horses I rode whose nose I could see whilst he galloped, such was his determination and will to win. He had the most brilliant attitude as well as loads of ability, we sadly never got to see how good he could have been. I was desperate to buy yearlings by him and have two here now broken and ridden away. Like their sire they have both shown great temperament and have a brilliant nature. I really like them.”

“DON’T MISS YOUR CHANCE TO BE THE FIRST RACE A HARBOUR WATCH”

More Info: http://www.darbyracing.com/#!harbour-watch-x-gooniwiggal/w20p1

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