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Royal Ascot Ultimate Guide - 2019-06-06

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Road to the winner’s enclosure

TUESDAY 3.40 KING’S STAND STAKES

THE Charlie Appleby-trained Blue Point started his season last year in Meydan where he finished a head second to Ertijaal in the Group 2 Meydan Sprint. This was a solid effort and the pair drew clear of the rest of the field. However, the son of Shamardal could not replicate that effort when an 11-length last of nine behind Ivictory in the Chairman’s Sprint Prize in Hong Kong. Sent off a 6-1 chance at Ascot, where he took the scalp of subsequent dual Group 1 winner Harry Angel in May 2017, the four-year-old was content to track the leaders before heading the free-going Battaash by a length and three-quarters. Mabs Cross, in third, gave the form a solid look as she went on to Group 1 glory at Longchamp later on in this season. KITTY TRICE

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