Three Royal Ascot winners go head-to-head in a thrilling Prix Maurice de Gheest renewal at Deauville on Sunday, live on Sky Sports Racing, and there’s action from Windsor and Saratoga.
2.55 Deauville – The naval crown appears in a star-studded feature film
Sunday Group 1 Arc Prix Maurice de Gheest (2:55 p.m.) in Deauville promises to be one of the races of the season as the winners of the Platinum Jubilee, Commonwealth Cup and Wokingham go head-to-head.
by Charlie Appleby naval crown should start favorite after finding only the non-alcoholic was too good in the July Cup last month.
As he did during the Platinum Jubilee, James Doyle steps on board to add another top prize to his momentous season.
Perfect power disappointed in seventh at Newmarket last time out and therefore has a lot to prove, but Christophe Soumillon had this in mind for Richard Fahey’s star sprinter for a while and a return to his Commonwealth Cup form would make him hard to beat.
Australia adds a fascinating international angle to the feature film competition, with Artorius stay in Europe after finishing third in the Platinum Jubilee and July Cup.
at Clive Cox harry three prepared for it by scoring a hat-trick over the course and distance at a listed company last month, while the Wokingham winner Rohaan goes back to the top level after finishing fourth in group three Hackwood Stakes at Newbury last time out.
3:30 p.m. Deauville – Boughey and Walker target the Listed prize
Two British suitors head to France for the Listed Circle Stakes (3.30) on the five stages of the track.
The formation of George Boughey beautiful mana has consistently performed well in a busy campaign, winning twice at Newcastle and once at Sandown, before two good efforts at Ascot in his last two appearances.
by Ed Walker Tenaya Canyonmeanwhile, has been a little more hit and miss in the listed company, managing two runners-up efforts at Newmarket and Ayr, either side of a poor performance at Haydock.
Stepping up to group three level on her last start, the four-year-old put on a solid performance running six furlongs for the Summer Stakes.
Soumillon gets the turn on the home favorite Berneuilwinner of the Listed Hampton Stakes at Chantilly in June.
3.40 Windsor – Rhubarb seeks four times
It’s been a remarkable few weeks for Richard Price Rhubarbwho completed a 24-day hat-trick with three wins at Chepstow.
The five-year-old mare has now reached a career-high 62 and faces three rivals in her bid for a quadruple.
Love Trophy Powerof the Roger Varian team, will be by far the best horse she has faced, bringing with her June lesson winning form, which was successfully followed at Yarmouth.
by Tony Carroll Second collection is a former course and distance winner but hasn’t been at the same level so far this season, while underdog Deadly Blast complete the field.
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