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Royal Ascot 2021: Day 5 tips
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A fascinating Chesham Stakes in which Charlie Appleby's Lope de Vega colt NEW SCIENCE is taken to build on his most promising Yarmouth debut success and announce himself as one of the leading juveniles. Aidan O'Brien's Point Lonsdale ran out an impressive winner too on his first start and this brother to the stable's high-class Broome is feared most ahead of the Gosdens' Reach For The Moon.
MUTASAABEQ was found wanting for know-how having been supplemented for the 2000 Guineas but his reputation pretty much remains intact and a well-run race over 7f looks the ideal set-up for him to regain the winning thread. Conversely, form-choice Creative Force steps up in trip but he's certainly bred to stay this far and is a big threat, along with Naval Crown.
HUKUM created a good impression when winning one of the most competitive three-year-old handicaps of the season over C&D 12 months ago, and having shaped like a horse who has got more to offer when winning at Goodwood last time, is taken to follow up. Wonderful Tonight handles testing conditions so she's feared most if the rain materialises, ahead of the progressive Ilaraab.
The market principals look the ones to focus on in this cracking Group 1 sprint. STARMAN is the least exposed and has the potential to dominate this division so rates a confident selection to build on his Duke of York Stakes victory and gain his most prestigious success yet. Dream of Dreams could be set to play second fiddle for a third time, with Nahaarr sure to be in the mix again too.
A Wokingham which to a large degree revolves around KING'S LYNN who went up 12 lb in the handicap for his Haydock listed win but is able to run under just a 5 lb penalty here. He was unlucky not to finish closer in the King's Stand earlier in the week and could be a handicap snip. Fresh and Pendleton, who were 1-2 over C&D in May, look best of the rest along with Chiefofchiefs and Gulliver.
ALFAADHEL is a colt very much on the up and looks to have been allotted a handy opening mark, so he's put forward as the answer. King Frankel has made a bright start to life in handicaps and remains one to keep on the right side of, as does Fantastic Fox, who scored as his rider liked at Hamilton last time.
FALCON EIGHT looked better than ever when readily landing the Chester Cup on his reappearance and, with a strong pace on the cards, there's a good chance he can follow up. Barbados should be suited by the extreme test and Stratum is a big player if he can recapture his best form.
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