Four Horses To Take Out Of Royal Ascot 2022

James Mackie | @JMackieRacing


The first horse to follow after his run at Royal Ascot is Maljoom for William Haggas with the three year old being one of the most unluckiest losers of the week.

A very exciting talent for the Newmarket handler he went into Royal Ascot having landed a hat-trick of wins including last time out when taking the German 2000 Guineas.

A 14/1 shot for the St James's Palace Stakes last week he was very underestimated in the betting but if not for meeting trouble in running would have won.

When asked for his effort he was caught behind a wall of horses which saw jockey Cieren Fallon have to manoeuvre him around and when getting a clear path flew home to lose in a photo-finish.

He is worth keeping on side for other Group One events over a mile this season.

Thunder Beauty

The next eye-catcher from last weeks racing is David O'Meara's Thunder Beauty who went off as a big priced 40/1 for the Group Two Cambridge Stakes and although no match for the winner Saffron Beach, she was extremely taking running on into second.

Danny Tudhope was one of the riders of the week landing some nice winners and he looked to give Thunder Beauty a Jamie Spencer esc ride cruising into the race but the bird had already flown.

The way she flew home was highly impressive and down in grade next time out could make her very interesting.

Brave Nation

The first race on the third day of the meeting was the Group Two Norfolk Stakes took by The Ridler for Richard Fahey, with the trainer landing back to back renewals of the race.

However, although the winner was impressive the horse we took out of the race was the Michael Bell trained Brave Nation who was a very unlucky loser back in fourth.

Seen once before Royal Ascot the son of Sioux Nation was an emphatic winner by six lengths at Doncaster and with a furlong to go on just his second start last week, he held every chance.

Being cut up by the winner when making his plunge for home his race was done, but getting a clear run next time out he looks an exciting sprinter for a yard that only recently had a nice one with The Lir Jet.

Deauville Legend

The final horse that took the eye at Royal Ascot last week was the James Ferguson trained Deauville Legend who was a very unlucky loser in the King George V Stakes.

Seen winning at Windsor before his trip to Ascot last week he was a 14/1 shot to land the race, but what his odds didn't take into account was how much improvement would come for the step up to 1m4f.

Taking winner Secret State all the way to the line and just going down by a head was a very impressive performance and if not penalised too harshly by the handicapper, he could still be on a workable mark.