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Lagostovegas wins from Dubawi Fifty in the Ascot Stakes
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Irish trainer Willie Mullins has only fielded five Newcastle runners in his entire 30-year career, but the 12-time champion over jumps is sending over Lagostovegas in the fiercely competitive Stobart-sponsored Northumberland Plate (2.05) following her victory over Dubawi Fifty to land Mullins' a fourth Ascot Stakes success at last week's royal meeting.

It's only 11 days since that victory, but Mullins will roll the dice again with his dual-purpose mare as he bids to add a first ever Plate to his brimming trophy cabinet.

Closer to home Mullins fields Low Sun and Laws Of Spin, with Ryan Moore booked, in the 2m handicap at the Curragh (5.55).

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Frankie Dettori may have narrowly missed out to Ryan Moore in the top jockey race, but there is no question that he stole the show at Royal Ascot.

The Italian landed an emphatic opening-day treble before capping it all off with victory in the Gold Cup on Stradivarius.

Stradivarius and Frankie Dettori won the Gold Cup at Royal Ascot
Dettori won the Irish Derby on his first ride in the race when Oaks heroine Balanchine beat the boys in 1994, and this year he has been snapped up by Harry Dunlop to ride Knight To Behold in the Dubai Duty Free-sponsored Classic (5.15).

The three-year-old was 33 lengths adrift in the Derby at Epsom, but the form of his Lingfield Derby Trial success from last month did get a boost recently when the runner-up Kew Gardens won the Queen's Vase in emphatic fashion at Royal Ascot.

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After winning the 2,000 Guineas, Saxon Warrior went off a 4-5 favourite to land the Derby, but he could only finish a tame fourth, four and a half lengths behind the Godolphin-owned winner Masar.

Aidan O'Brien's star colt has it all to prove after that performance, but his Irish Derby odds point to redemption and he is set to go off favourite in a race O'Brien has won 12 times.

He will have to reverse Epsom form with Dee Ex Bee, who finished second in the Derby and his trainer Mark Johnston insists his strong stayer is the one to beat.

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Nicknamed the Pitmen's Derby, the Northumberland Plate is the feature handicap in an action-packed three-day meeting on the all-weather at Newcastle.

The favourite, Withhold, landed a huge gamble in the Cesarewitch at Newmarket for Roger Charlton last October, but he has not been seen since and has run just the once on the all-weather.

The race-fit Lagostovegas was no match for Withhold in the Ces, where she had to settle for third, but she will be 5lb better off at the weights here.

Another contender for this 2m½f contest is Ed Dunlop's Amazing Red, who keeps getting better with age and ran a great race when winning by three and a half lengths at Newmarket last time.


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Just 11 days after that victory, Mullins will roll the dice again with his dual-purpose mare
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