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Prince of Wales's or Queen Anne? Headman's Ascot target undecided says Charlton

Headman: was among the entries for the Prince of Wales's Stakes
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Headman is among 12 entries for the Prince of Wales's Stakes, the Group 1 highlight of the second day of Royal Ascot next Wednesday.

A decision has not yet been made on a concrete target for the dual French Group 2 winner, who could instead be aimed at the Queen Anne Stakes (1.50) on the first day of the fixture. 

"We're very happy with Headman and we are debating along with the owners [Juddmonte] where he should run," said Roger Charlton.

"He clearly stays a mile and a quarter so we'll have to decide a little bit nearer the time. I'm assuming the ground will end up good by the middle of next week though I'm not particularly thinking about the conditions. I'll discuss it with the owners – nothing is decided yet."


Ascot Wednesday entries


Aidan O'Brien has made four entries for the Prince of Wales's Stakes, including last year's Juddmonte International winner Japan and Magical, who landed Ascot's Champion Stakes in October. 

John Gosden, who won the Prince of Wales's with The Fugue in 2014, has entered Lord North, Mehdaayih and Terebellum, winner of the Group 2 Dahlia Fillies' Stakes at Newmarket last weekend. 

William Haggas could be represented by Addeybb, who won back-to-back Group 1s in Australia this year, while Charlie Appleby has entered impressive Jebel Hatta winner Barney Roy.

Andrew Balding, who won this year's 2,000 Guineas with Kameko, has two entries for King Power Racing: Bangkok and Fox Tal.

There were 115 entries made across six races for the second day, which will also include a consolation race for the Royal Hunt Cup.

The other Group contest on the card, the Hampton Court Stakes, has attracted 16 prospective runners including Juan Elcano, who finished fifth in the 2,000 Guineas at Newmarket last Saturday. 

Among his potential rivals are Kenzai Warrior, who was ninth behind Juan Elcano after a slow start, Via De Vega, fifth in the Group 1 Criterium de Saint-Cloud and the Charlie Fellowes-trained King Carney.


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He clearly stays a mile and a quarter so we'll have to decide a little bit nearer the time
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