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Tawny Port, Titleholder, Westover impress in weekend racing

June 27 (UPI) -- Tawny Port's victory in Saturday's Ohio Derby serves notice the scramble among U.S. 3-year-olds is far from over while Westover's dominance of the Irish Derby indicates he's not out of the frame, either, despite a third-place finish at Epsom Downs. In Japan, Titleholder earned free passes...
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Lionel set for a break after fruitless Curragh trip

Lionel is set for a mid-season break after finding conditions too quick for his liking in the Irish Derby at the Curragh on Saturday. David Menuisier’s colt earned his tilt at Classic glory with victory in the Cocked Hat Stakes at Goodwood last month, knuckling down to see off Aldous Huxley and Lysander on soft ground.
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Vadeni, Native Trail, Mishriff and more all set for Eclipse to savour

Saturday’s Coral-Eclipse at Sandown looks set to be a star-studded affair, with French Derby winner Vadeni supplemented to take on Irish 2,000 Guineas hero Native Trail among a potential field of 11 high-class performers. The Jean-Claude Rouget-trained Vadeni fairly bolted up in the Prix du Jockey Club by five...
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Resurgent Rohaan on the up following Wokingham repeat

David Evans’ Rohaan saved himself from retirement with a second successive Royal Ascot victory. Winless since the 2021 Royal meeting, Rohaan had plied his trade in England, Ireland, France and Saudi Arabia and had been tried over trips ranging from five to seven furlongs all without success. The deterioration...
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Lusail pencilled in for Prix Jean Prat

Lusail is being aimed at the Prix Jean Prat following his excellent run in the St James’s Palace Stakes. The Richard Hannon-trained colt found only the 2000 Guineas winner Coroebus a head too good in a pulsating finish to the Royal Ascot showpiece. It was a step forward for...
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Royal Scotsman is Goodwood-bound after Ascot

Royal Scotsman is to be primed for a return to Goodwood following his podium finish in the Coventry Stakes at Royal Ascot. It was on the Sussex Downs that the Paul and Oliver Cole-trained colt broke his duck with an impressive five-length success over six furlongs last month, before going down by just under two lengths behind Archie Watson’s Bradsell when third in the Group Two feature on the opening day of the Royal meeting.
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Ajero earns extended spell on the Flat

Ajero looks set to remain on the Flat for the time being following his fine effort to finish second in the Duke of Edinburgh Stakes at Royal Ascot. Kim Bailey’s seven-year-old made a bold bid from the front under the guidance of David Egan in that 12-furlong handicap and was unfortunate to bump in to Candleford, a progressive performer from William Haggas’ firing stable.
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French trip possible for Earlofthecotswolds

Five-time hurdles winner Earlofthecotswolds will make his return to action in a couple of months, as trainer Nigel Twiston-Davies seeks suitable ground. A revelation since being switched to the Flat, the eight-year-old chalked up three wins on all-weather surfaces in the spring, including the valuable All-Weather Marathon Championships Conditions Stakes at Newcastle in April.
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Wokingham Stakes: Resurgent Rohaan on the up following Royal Ascot repeat

David Evans' Rohaan saved himself from retirement with a second successive Royal Ascot victory in the Wokingham Stakes. Winless since the 2021 Royal meeting, Rohaan had plied his trade in England, Ireland, France and Saudi Arabia and had been tried over trips ranging from five to seven furlongs all without success.
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Goodwood Festival: Royal Scotsman set for Richmond or Vintage Stakes after Coventry Stakes third

Royal Scotsman is to be primed for a return to Goodwood following his podium finish in the Coventry Stakes at Royal Ascot. It was on the Sussex Downs that the Paul and Oliver Cole-trained colt broke his duck with an impressive five-length success over six furlongs last month, before going down by just under two lengths behind Archie Watson's Bradsell when third in the Group Two feature on the opening day of the Royal meeting.
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