The Prince of Wales Stakes today is regarded by many as the No1 race of the Royal Ascot meeting and with all 11 runners standing their ground at the declaration stage we certainly have a field to do the race justice, with more than half of them having already won a race worth over £100,000 and two of them (Camelot and Red Cadeaux) having races worth over £700,000 under the belt.
Today’s St James Palace looks a cracker and there has been sustained money for Dawn Approach since the surprise announcement that the impressive 2,000 Guineas winner, who flopped when favourite for the Derby, was going to compete in this.
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Italy come here with pretty much a full strength squad and can be very relaxed about their World Cup qualification. That can’t be said for Mexico, who keep on drawing and lie in a precarious third position in their group, behind USA and Costa Rica.
The German side have immediately replaced Schurrle with another exciting talent in Heung-Min Son.
With apologies to Donna Summer, this time we know it’s (almost) for real. At least for Brazil.
The Confederations Cup may be seen as something of an irrelevance by some, but a tournament involving Spain (7/4), Italy (7/1), three-time winners Brazil (6/4), Uruguay (8/1) and Mexico (11/1) among others, will surely be worth watching.
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The fairways at Merion are only about 25 yards wide and the rough is brutal. Indeed it’s important to note that the course has been fertilizing the rough and players have been commenting that if you go in, you might struggle to advance the ball 100 yards, and that’s if you can find it.
In what looks like a trappy round of internationals on Friday night, it may pay not to be too bold and to simply back Belgium to win.
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