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Tuesday, 13 November, 2018

Caravaggio, Harry and Blue confirmed for Commonwealth clash

Caravaggio: Aidan O'Brien thinks plenty of the Scat Daddy colt
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The eagerly awaited showdown between exciting sprinters Caravaggio, Harry Angel and Blue Point – for many the highlight of Royal Ascot 2017 – is on after the three were declared for Friday's Commonwealth Cup.

The meeting's newest race has attracted a final field of 12 and it is headed by last year's unbeaten Coventry Stakes winner Caravaggio, who is held in the highest regard by his master trainer Aidan O'Brien, who has said: "He is one of the fastest horses I have ever seen."

Clive Cox, however, is president of the Harry Angel fan club and adores the Sandy Lane winner who was beaten by Blue Point at Ascot in May, but was conceding weight.

Winter, who landed the 1,000 Guineas before adding the Irish equivalent to her CV, was among seven fillies declared for the Coronation Stakes, which is the de-facto feature on Friday's card at Ascot.

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