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Windsor Castle 2021 Racecard

5:35 Wed 16 Jun WINDSOR CASTLE

Distance: 5f 0y Age: 2yo O Prize: £38,480 Going: Firm

Analyst's Verdict

RUTHIN certainly hasn't been missed in the market but with good reason given the impression she created when hammering 9 rivals on debut at Keeneland (runner-up won next time). She may have too much raw pace for these, with Dig Two looking the pick of the home contingent. At much longer odds, Silks Pass could easily leave the form he achieved at Redcar well behind.

ENTRY
FORM
SILKS HORSE
JOCKEY & TRAINER
AGE
WGT
ODDS
1
jockey silks 1. ADMIRAL D (IRE)
J: L. F. Roche
T: M. D. O'Callaghan, Ireland
2
9-3
Given a considerate ride when fourth on debut at Fairyhouse and reaped the benefit of that when landing 11-runner maiden a week later at Listowel (6.3f). Drops back in trip.
2
jockey silks 2. ALBION SQUARE
J: Shane Foley
T: Mrs J. Harrington, Ireland
2
9-3
Put experience to good use when making third start a winning one at Navan in May. That form is pretty ordinary in the context of this.
3
jockey silks 3. AMALFI COAST (IRE)
J: Ryan Moore
T: Aidan O'Brien, Ireland
2
9-3
Saw off a promising newcomer when landing the odds on third start at Cork a month ago (6f). Drops back in trip with a tongue tie on and hard to rule out further improvement.
4
jockey silks 4. AMAZONIAN DREAM (IRE)
J: David Probert
T: Rod Millman
2
9-3
Runner-up on debut at Newbury in April. Unable to build on that twice since and this looks too hot.
5
jockey silks 5. ARMOR
J: Pat Dobbs
T: Richard Hannon
2
9-3
Landed a gamble on debut at Doncaster (5f) in April, beating only 3 rivals but tanking through the race in a good time. Bred to be useful and may leave bare form behind.
6
jockey silks 6. BARGING THRU
J: Hollie Doyle
T: Archie Watson
2
9-3
Half-brother to 6f winners Caspian Queen and Excel Power. Overcame inexperience to make a winning debut at Chelmsford in April. Matched that form when runner-up under a penalty at Redcar.
7
jockey silks 7. BICEP (IRE)
J: Kieran Shoemark
T: Archie Watson
2
9-3
€55,460 yearling, Mehmas colt. Knew his job when making winning start at Lingfield (6f, AW) 3 weeks ago, and while he's entitled to build on that, this is a big ask.
8
jockey silks 8. BOND CHAIRMAN
J: Graham Lee
T: Bryan Smart
2
9-3
Bred to be sharp and justified support in the style of a potentially useful juvenile on debut at Musselburgh (5f). Could only match that form when fifth in listed National Stakes at Sandown.
9
jockey silks 9. BOONIE (IRE)
J: Adam Kirby
T: Kevin Ryan
2
9-3
Plenty of stamina on dam's side of the pedigree but he got the job done in good style over the minimum trip starting out at Beverley. Off 7 weeks and caught close home at Musselburgh.
10
jockey silks 10. CHIPOTLE
J: Charles Bishop
T: Eve Johnson Houghton
2
9-3
Decisive winner of the Brocklesby and took a big step forward when following up in 4-runner 5f Ascot contest, clocking good time in the process. Soft ground perhaps a factor in National Stakes run.
11
jockey silks 11. DIG TWO (IRE)
J: James Doyle
T: Hugo Palmer
2
9-3
By promising first-season sire Cotai Glory and supplemented his Newmarket success switched to the AW 16 days ago, readily. Looks ready and able for this grade.
12
jockey silks 12. DUSKY PRINCE (IRE)
J: Luke Morris
T: Archie Watson
2
9-3
Strong in the betting and made no mistake in 9-runner maiden at Brighton starting out in April. That wasn't a deep race and he was too green to land a significant blow in the Woodcote.
13
jockey silks 13. ERNIE'S VALENTINE
J: Seamie Heffernan
T: Paul & Oliver Cole
2
9-3
Well bred and didn't go unbacked prior to making a winning debut at Leicester a fortnight ago, responding well. Seems sure to progress.
14
jockey silks 14. FLAMING RIB (IRE)
J: Richard Kingscote
T: Tom Dascombe
2
9-3
Shaped well when third at Ripon and clearly derived plenty from that run as he caused a bit of an upset in a novice at Nottingham (good timefigure). Runner-up in the Woodcote and now back at 5f.
15
jockey silks 15. HOME CITY (IRE)
J: Andrea Atzeni
T: Saeed bin Suroor
2
9-3
Bred to need further and could manage only sixth of 9 in a Salisbury novice 18 days ago. Needs to be a completely different proposition to feature here.
16
jockey silks 16. KABOO (USA)
J: Clifford Lee
T: K. R. Burke
2
9-3
Foaled March 3. More Than Ready colt. Dam, ran once in US, half-sister to US 5.5f/6f (minor stakes, including at 2 yrs) winner More Moonlight. Clearly pitched in deep on debut.
17
jockey silks 17. LORD GORGEOUS (IRE)
J: Ben Martin Coen
T: John Patrick Murtagh, Ireland
2
9-3
Previous experience counted for a lot when successful in 5-runner maiden at Dundalk in April. Limitations looked exposed in listed company and blinkers now on.
18
jockey silks 18. PODEROSO (IRE)
J: C. T. Keane
T: Charles Hills
2
9-3
Bumped into a good prospect when runner-up at Bath last month. Failed to see out 6f when a disappointing favourite at Lingfield and drop in trip an obvious move. Tall order here, still.
19
jockey silks 19. ROBASTA (IRE)
J: William Buick
T: Andrew Balding
2
9-3
Has displayed ability all 3 starts, filling place again at Newcastle 3 weeks ago. That was a step forward in form terms but needs another big leap in this company.
20
jockey silks 20. ROYAL EMERTHER (IRE)
J: Tom Marquand
T: K. R. Burke
2
9-3
Bred to be sharp and both efforts so far not devoid of promise, but it's very modest stuff in the context of this. Cheekpieces on.
21
jockey silks 21. SILKS PASS
J: Jim Crowley
T: Darryll Holland
2
9-3
Well-related Excelebration colt who landed some bets when a ready winner at Redcar 16 days ago. This is a hike in class but he was value for extra and is sure to improve.
22
jockey silks 22. SPRING IS SPRUNG (FR)
J: Oisin Murphy
T: Michael Bell
2
9-3
All the better with 5f Windsor debut behind him when landing a novice over the same C&D in April. Off since, but that race has worked out pretty well.
23
jockey silks 23. SUPERIOR FORCE
J: Silvestre De Sousa
T: George Boughey
2
9-3
Half-brother to multiple winners, including Lockantanks and Credit Swap. Added to trainer's superb 2-y-o strike rate at Salisbury in May. Similar form when runner-up under a penalty over 6f latest.
24
jockey silks 24. TIPPERARY SUNSET
J: Jason Hart
T: John Quinn
2
9-3
Knew his job when making perfect start at Hamilton and looked an uncomplicated and useful colt when following up in a good minor event at Beverley. Has to command respect.
25
jockey silks 25. FREYABELLA
J: David Egan
T: Jane Chapple-Hyam
2
8-12
Form achieved in a couple of Lingfield novice events for Robert Eddery well short of required level. Has moved yards.
26
jockey silks 26. GOLDEN BELL (USA)
J: John R. Velazquez
T: Wesley A. Ward, USA
2
8-12
Knew her job fitted with blinkers when landing 4-runner maiden at Keeneland (4.5f) 55 days ago, easily. Should improve and one of 2 Wesley Ward runners.
27
jockey silks 27. GUILDED (IRE)
J: Daniel Tudhope
T: K. R. Burke
2
8-12
Different proposition from debut when runner-up in novice company at Beverley 18 days ago. Needs to progress again in this class.
28
jockey silks 28. RUTHIN
J: Frankie Dettori
T: Wesley A. Ward, USA
2
8-12
350,000Y, half-sister to several winners, including very smart 5f winner Hit The Bid. Blinkered and looked top prospect when overcoming greenness to win 10-runner maiden at Keeneland by 6 lengths.

Betting Forecast : 7/2 3.5 RUTHIN, 11/1 11 DIG TWO, 12/1 12 AMALFI COAST, 14/1 14 GOLDEN BELL, 16/1 16 ARMOR, 16/1 16 TIPPERARY SUNSET, 20/1 20 BOONIE, 22/1 22 SPRING IS SPRUNG, 22/1 22 FLAMING RIB, 28/1 28 CHIPOTLE, 28/1 28 SUPERIOR FORCE, 33/1 33 BICEP, 33/1 33 ALBION SQUARE, 40/1 40 ERNIE's VALENTINE, 40/1 40 BARGING THRU, 40/1 40 SILKS PASS, 40/1 40 ADMIRAL D, 50/1 50 GUILDED, 50/1 50 LORD GORGEOUS, 50/1 50 BOND CHAIRMAN, 66/1 66 DUSKY PRINCE, 66/1 66 PODEROSO, 66/1 66 ROBASTA, 80/1 80 HOME CITY, 100/1 100 AMAZONIAN DREAM, 100/1 100 KABOO, 150/1 150 ROYAL EMERTHER, 500/1 500 FREYABELLA

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Windsor Castle 2021 FAQs

What distance is the Windsor Castle?

5 furlongs

What day of the Royal Ascot meeting is it on?

Wednesday

What time is the Windsor Castle?

17:35

What weights are carried in the Windsor Castle?

9 st 3 lb. 5 lb allowance for fillies

What is the purse for the Windsor Castle?

£40,000 (2020)

Who is the leading jockey in the Windsor Castle*?

Pat Eddery, with six wins

Who is the leading trainer in the Windsor Castle*?

Mick Channon, with three wins

Who won the Windsor Castle?

You can check out our Windsor Castle Stakes results page here to see a List of previous winners.

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