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Shamexpress (pink): coming to Royal Ascot for the King's Stand

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Australian sprinting duo all set for Royal Ascot

AUSTRALIAN sprinters have a fine tradition at Royal Ascot, and there will be another strong challenge this year, with Shamexpress and Sea Siren both set to come and compete.

Shamexpress was last seen winning the Group 1 Lexus Newmarket Handicap at Flemington in March, and jockey Craig Newitt, who won the King's Stand in 2007 on Miss Andretti, believes the sprinter will do well.

"No risk he's improved," Newitt said. "He's improved phyiscally as well, he's a lot bigger and stronger."

Shamexpress' trainer Danny O'Brien is no stranger to the Royal meeting, with Star Witness second in the King's Stand and third in the then Golden Jubilee in 2011.

For Doomben 10,000 runner-up Sea Siren, the Diamond Jubilee is the target. The filly, who has recently been purchased by Coolmore, will bid to follow up Black Caviar's success in the race last year.

 
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