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King Edward VII Stakes

15:05 Royal Ascot

2021-06-18

Winner: £98335.14

Runners: 8

Going:Soft

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Distance: 1m3f211yy

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The King Edward VII Stakes is a Group 2 contest run over 1m4f. It takes place at 15:05 on Friday 18th June, which is the fourth day of Royal Ascot 2021. View the runners here, and also make sure to check out the odds and tips on offer for this race.

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6(7)
7-12
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The Mediterranean

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J: Ryan Moore
T: A P O'Brien
3
126
105
120
7f inadequate on sole 2yo start (heavy) and won Leopardstown maiden (1m4f, good) on return last month; went close in Listed race over that C&D (good) recently and, having been supplemented for this, is the sole representative for his top connections; could have more to offer; respected.
8(6)
11-342
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Yibir

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J: William Buick
T: Charlie Appleby
3
126
105
121
Reappeared with close third to Alenquer in Group 3 Classic Trial at Sandown (1m2f, good), with Derby winner Adayar (who has improved since) in second; not quite at the same level at Chester (good to soft) or Goodwood (soft) the next twice, with those tricky courses seemingly not ideal; gelded since; could rediscover his earlier promise now back on a conventional track and he might not be far away.
1(1)
141-50
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Gear Up

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J: James Doyle
T: Mark Johnston
3
129
111
121
Carries 3lb penalty and has something to prove on this year's evidence, finishing midfield in the Dante then well beaten in the Derby; however, his trainer's horses are capable of making a swift return to form and he's not written off given last year's wins in the Acomb (7f, good) and Group 1 Criterium de Saint-Cloud (1m2f, heavy); may also enjoy the run of the race in front.
2(3)
12-1
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Alenquer

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J: Tom Marquand
T: William Haggas
3
126
108
123
Plenty of promise on both 2yo starts (soft) and built on those when winning the Group 3 Classic Trial at Sandown (1m2f, good) in April; the form received a major boost when the half-length runner-up Adayar won the Derby and, while that Epsom performance represented major improvement, this fellow is also open to further progress on just his fourth start and has strong claims.
3(2)
11-58
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Belloccio

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J: Silvestre De Sousa
T: David Menuisier
3
126
100
114
Soundly beaten behind Alenquer and Yibir in the Sandown Classic Trial (1m2f, good) then down the field in the Dante (1m2f, good); has to prove whether he's up to his level but was 2-2 in his juvenile campaign, on soft/good to soft ground including a French Listed win, and the forecast rain could help him tap back into that potential; highly regarded, and interesting today.
5(8)
6-132
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Tasman Bay

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J: David Probert
T: Sir Mark Todd
3
126
102
117
Kept on for third in hot conditions stakes at Newbury (1m2f, good) in April, behind subsequent Dante winner Hurricane Lane and Tuesday's St James's Palace fourth Maximal; bumped into another classy prospect in John Leeper (who didn't shown his true form in the Derby) when Listed runner-up next time (1m2f, good); shapes as though this step up in trip will suit and he's one to consider; hint of promise on heavy on debut (sole run on slow ground).
7(4)
2-21
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Title

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J: David Egan
T: Roger Varian
3
126
92
111
Went very close on first two starts (1m/1m3f, heavy/good) then won Yarmouth maiden (11.4f, good) three weeks ago; vastly tougher test today and others have much stronger form, but the front two were clear at Yarmouth and the runner-up had previously occupied the same position in a Listed race; connections are bypassing a potentially lenient handicap mark and he's not ruled out.
4(5)
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Gloucestershire

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J: Oisin Murphy
T: Martyn Meade
3
126
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91
22-1, won by about 1l on debut in Kempton maiden (1m3f, AW) last December and off since; takes a huge step up in grade and has an enormous amount to find with today's rivals, but he's well bred and his trainer knows what it takes in Group races, as 31% of his runners in such contests in the last five years in Britain or Ireland have finished first or second (17-55).

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Belloccio
The forecast rain is a major positive for BELLOCCIO, who beat a subsequent Group 1 runner-up when winning a Listed race on soft ground in France last November and hasn't had his ideal conditions in the Sandown Classic Trial or the Dante on his two runs this season. He is held in extremely high regard by David Menuisier, who saddled Wonderful Tonight to win a Group 1 here last October. If the ground isn't on the slow side of good then Tasman Bay could be the one to be on, as he's bumped into some classy types over 1m2f this year and promises to be suited by the step up to 1m4f. Alenquer beat the subsequent Derby winner Adayar at Sandown and is a strong contender, despite the runner-up finding a leap of improvement at Epsom, and the supplemented Ballydoyle runner The Mediterranean is also respected.

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