Wednesday Royal Ascot runners
We have an exciting day ahead with three runners at the Royal meeting.
Primo Bacio looks fantastic and her recent work has been very good so I am hoping that I have made the right call by sticking to the plan and heading to The Duke Of Cambridge today. She is drawn in 1, and I am pleased that we keep the partnership with Richard, although it obviously didn’t get off to a great start this year but he has won on her and he is certainly not short of confidence after his Derby win and he has had a great few weeks. She has obviously got to produce her best to be competitive in this but I am very hopeful that she is not a million miles away from that and I am just hoping for a big run.
Union Court lines up in the The Windsor Castle and has done nothing wrong so far and I think is improving. It is only 11 days since her last run but she is fit and well and I think it is worth having a go. She has been a real success story so far and it is great to have Richard Kingscote back on board. As far as the race goes it is hard to know what we are up against but she is only one of 2 runners to be unbeaten in 2 starts so I would say she has every chance. It is an enormously exciting opportunity to go to Royal Ascot with a live chance.
Random Harvest runs in The Kensington Palace. It looks a wide open Handicap but obviously fiercely competitive. I am very pleased Saffie is riding as she knows her from home and can do the weight comfortably. Unfortunately she is drawn widest of all but I am not actually too concerned about this.
Queen Of Comedy heads to Nottingham this evening. This is a real change of tact, ever since Newmarket we have been planning to bring her back to 6f but I think this is the wrong thing to do and we can always go back down that route if needs be. Instead I would far rather try and tuck her in and teach her to settle over a mile as this is really her trip. We are drawn 10 of 11 which would normally not be a good draw but because we want to take our time and get cover this should not be a problem. Hopefully she can break her maiden and start to really make some progress.
Best of luck to connections today.