Mildenberger and Dee Ex Bee missing from King Edward VII Stakes
The King Edward VII will not feature the Mark Johnston-trained pair of Dee Ex Bee and Mildenberger after the pair were not declared for Friday's Group 2 at Royal Ascot.
While Dee Ex Bee's omission was not unexpected, with the Derby runner-up in line to contest the Irish equivalent at the Curragh later this month, Mildenberger's absence was more surprising.
Winner of the Feilden Stakes before finishing runner-up to Roaring Lion in the Dante, Mildenberger was ante-post favourite for the King Edward VII before declarations.
Nine runners will contest the race, with Aidan O'Brien saddling three in Delano Roosevelt, Giuseppe Garibaldi and Rostropovich.
A field of 22 has been declared for the Commonwealth Cup, with favourite Equilateral's rivals including Sioux Nation, Sands Of Mali and Invincible Army.
The other Group 1 on Friday's card, the Coronation Stakes, brings together three 1,000 Guineas heroines.
Surprise 66-1 Newmarket winner Billesdon Brook was supplemented for the race, and will take on Alpha Centauri, who won the Irish equivalent and the David Simcock-trained Teppal, who triumphed in France.
Aidan O'Brien, who won the race last year with Winter, this time relies on Clemmie.
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