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won the Gold Cup at
Royal Ascot by fending
off Order Of St George
in a thrilling sprint to
the post to edge home
by a short head yester-
"It was an epic race,"
said winning trainer Mi-
chael Bell after the most
prestigious race of the
five-day meeting, which
was attended by Queen
Elizabeth II and other
members of the royal fam-
ily just outside London.
Ridden by James Doyle
in the absence of the in-
jured Frankie Dettori, Big
Orange---a 5-1 shot---dis-
puted the early lead in the
Group 1 race then made all
the running until a late
challenge by 5-6 favourite
Order Of St George in the
"Frankie's a real star,"
Doyle said. "He called
me a couple of nights ago
and I was probably on the
phone for about 20 min-
utes getting instructions
and him telling me all
about the horse. He was
"Frankie said to me,
'Whatever you do, don't
interfere with him. He
knows what speed he
wants to go at and you just
sit as a passenger.' I had
Frankie's voice in my head
as I just eased him out and
let him go to the front and
the rest was history."
Irish trainer Aidan
O'Brien and his top jock-
ey, Ryan Moore, collected
a winner for the second
straight day when Sioux
Nation won the Norfolk
Stakes at odds of 14-1.
Caravaggio is officially the better of two Aidan
O'Brien declarations for a fascinating £400000
Commonwealth Cup over six furlongs of good to
firm Royal Ascot today, based on BHA ratings,
and my time-handicap!
Cross is 12lbs
inferior and I'm
cause we spotted
this War Front
colt as a rick by
system for the
the same course
and distance to-
Unbeaten in five races Caravaggio is a pound su-
perior to Harry Angel, purchased by Godolphin after
an unchallenged group two success at Haydock last
month; prior to that Clive Cox's charge was beaten just
over a length by Blue Point over this Berkshire course.
It's an absolutely magnificent sprint for this new
race, introduced two years ago when Muharaah scored
unchallenged in sensational style. Last year Quick
Reflection further boosted its profile before winning
another group one race, at Haydock.
Although the TH indicates Harry Angel will prob-
ably reverse early season placings with Blue Point I'm
convinced Caravaggio will prove best under the mer-
curial Ryan Moore. As ever the programming for this
five-day(s) summer festival has been superb, perfect
balance throughout and the duration, though arduous,
is wonderful sport.
Thankfully a desperate heatwave is over but it will still
be stifling and we are more interested in two cool evening
fixtures at Ayr and Newmarket, where once-raced In-
vincible Army justifies a support when attempting to
go one better in a seven-runner two-year-old Novice
Stakes over six furlongs on the picturesque July course.
Invincible Army is a TH special and should be backed
accordingly. All my naps will be two-year-olds for the
rest of this season, whenever possible.
At the Scottish venue Liquid Gold appears to have
Lamloom to beat in an aged Maiden Stakes over nine
furlongs, and vica versa.
Preference is for Richard Fahey's charge which is
confidently expected to go one better and make it third
time lucky. We are always happy to tip runners of the
Malton-based winning machine!
Dave Chadee, owner, third from left, Harold Chadee, trainer, second from right, and Dr Mulin Leelah, second from left, parade Bird
Man in the winner's circle after the horse won Race 1 with jockey Jalon Samuel, on Monday out at Santa Rosa Park, Arima.
PHOTO: RALPH BANWARIE
Jockey James Doyle, on Big Orange celebrates in the winners enclosure after
winning the Gold Cup horse race on the third day of the Royal Ascot horse race
meeting, which is traditionally known as Ladies Day, in Ascot, England yesterday.
Under: (Last Friday)
1 pm ...................................4-14
4 pm ................................20-18
6.30 pm............ ................ 30-3
PICK TWO SELECTIONS
4-6-7-12-20 Mx: 3
7 (Hog) 10.30 am
20 (Dog) 4 pm
8 (Tiger) 6.30 pm
TODAY'S STAR BETS
34 (Blind Man)
35 (Big Snake)
LAST DRAW: THURSDAY
WHEN DE MARK BUSS FRIDAY, JUNE 23, 2017
32 (Shrimp) 1 pm
Times played this year
10.30am 1pm 4pm 6.30pmTotal
02 OLD LADY
04 DEAD MAN
05PARSONMAN 3 6 8 3 20
15SICKWOMAN3 6 2 1 12
18WATERBOAT 6 3 5 4 18
Times played this year
10.30am 1pm 4pm 6.30pmTotal
27 LITTLESNAKE 4 7 0 5 16
28 RED FISH
29OPIUMMAN 5 5 1 5 16
30 HOUSE CAT
31PARSONWIFE4 63 6 19
34 BLIND MAN
35 BIG SNAKE
28 (Red Fish)
Big Orange wins Gold Cup at Royal Ascot
3.55 Invincible Army (nap)
4.40 Liquid Gold (e.w).
Frankel hit the target at Royal Ascot yesterday
as his son Atty Persse stormed home in the King
George V Stakes. Check out our race report, re-
action from connections and free video replay.
Atty Persse chalked up another landmark for Frankel
as he became the stallion's first Royal Ascot winner in
the King George V Stakes. The star racehorse turned
super-sire was twice a winner at the Royal meeting
himself and Atty Persse followed in his hoofprints
under a smart ride from 3lb claimer Kieran Shoemark.
He was quick to break from stall 22 and managed to
tack across to the rail, allowing Atty Persse to settle
on the heels of Never Surrender.
Shoemark had the Roger Charlton-trained Atty
Persse (7-1) perfectly positioned and gave the signal
two furlongs out, with the colt smoothly assuming
the lead before striding on to lead home a one-two
for Godolphin with First Nation second.
Kieran Shoemark: "This really is what dreams are
made of. To get two rides here today for Mr Charlton,
my boss, is fantastic. "To get them for Her Majesty
the Queen and the likes of Godolphin really is unbe-
lievable. "This horse is all guts. He travels so well and
he's got such great character."
Frankel on the
board with Atty
BIRD MAN CONNECTION
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