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2021 Commonwealth Cup at Royal Ascot: the runners, the odds, the verdict

Golden Horde: won last year's Commonwealth Cup
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The newest Group 1 addition to Royal Ascot, the Commonwealth Cup (3.40), has already proved a hit since first being staged in 2015. Caravaggio, Advertise and last year's winner, Golden Horde have all impressed, so which three-year-old sprinter will excel over 6f this year?

3.40 Royal Ascot Friday: CommonwealthCupracecard and betting

1 A Case Of You

Group 3 winner at Naas last time; now 3-3 at about 6f; may have more to offer

Trainer:Ado McGuinness
Jockey:Ronan Whelan

2Diligent Harry


3 Dragon Symbol

Fast-improving sprinter; went close in Haydock Group 2 most recently; remains of interest

Trainer:Archie Watson
Jockey:Oisin Murphy

4 Fivethousandtoone

Clear second in the Mill Reef then outstayed in the Dewhurst; possibilities back at 6f

Trainer:Andrew Balding
Jockey: Silvestre de Sousa

5 Jumby

Very strong form in Newmarket handicaps this year; open to further improvement

Trainer:Eve Johnson Houghton
Jockey:Charlie Bishop

6 Law Of Indices

Close fourth to A Case Of You at Naas; more is needed in first-time tongue-tie

Trainer:Ken Condon
Jockey:Chris Hayes


Beaten favourite in two runs this term; blinkers need to make a difference

Trainer:Aidan O'Brien
Jockey:Ryan Moore



9Mighty Gurkha

Respectable fourth in the Commonwealth Cup Trial but this is a much harder task

Trainer:Archie Watson
Jockey:Hollie Doyle

10 Saint Lawrence


11 Supremacy


12The Lir Jet

Won the Norfolk here last year but needs a personal best to land this prize

Trainer:Michael Bell
Jockey:Cieren Fallon

13 Campanelle

3-3 over sprint trips, including wins in the 2020 Queen Mary and the Morny; respected

Trainer:Wesley Ward
Jockey:Frankie Dettori

14 Dandalla

Won the Albany over C&D last year; needs to improve on this season's efforts

Trainer:Karl Burke
Jockey:Ben Curtis

15 Happy Romance

Useful filly; has won some good races but this looks a stiff assignment

Trainer:Richard Hannon
Jockey:Sean Levey

16 Isabella Giles

Form has levelled off; the least appealing of the three Clive Cox runners

Trainer:Clive Cox
Jockey:James Doyle

17Measure Of Magic

Couple of Listed wins this term, latest in emphatic style at Cork; arrives in great form

Trainer:Johnny Murtagh
Jockey:Ben Coen

18 Miss Amulet


19 Mooneista

Consistent filly but doesn't look good enough to take a serious hand at this level

Trainer:Jack Davison
Jockey:Wayne Lordan



21 Suesa

Exciting filly who is unbeaten in four races, all at Chantilly; looked classy last time

Trainer:Francois Rohaut
Jockey:William Buick
Odds:4-1 favourite


Preference is for Campanelle, who remains unbeaten over sprint distances. Exciting French challenger Suesa is feared most.

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