@TheTWETracker's Royal Ascot Watch

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Flotus - Albany Stakes

Too start this new blog that will be produced every week we have highlighted FLOTUS for Simon & Ed Crisford as a horse to keep on side at Royal Ascot in June.

The two year old daughter of Starspangledbanner is exceptionally bred being bought for €65,000 as a foal and was then resold for 125,000gns as a yearling.

With big things expected from her, the juvenile stepped up for her debut on Saturday at Goodwood over 6f and she ran out an exceptional winner by close to five lengths.

What was taking about this horse was the way she went away from the field in the final stages, showing a clear burst of speed and stamina to stay out the trip well.

All roads now lead to the Group Three Albany Stakes at Royal Ascot and after her superb debut performance she is now a best price of 5/1 to take the event.

Dream Of Dreams - Diamond Jubilee Stakes

A more well known horse to flat racing fans is the Group One winner Dream Of Dreams, who had a superb campaign last season for Sir Michael Stoute and this year he returned in the same fashion.

The seven year old should be looked back on in his career as being a dual Diamond Jubilee winner at the royal meeting but having been beaten twice in a photo finish, he is one of the hard luck stories in racing.

Saying that both those were superb runs, especially on soft ground where he has shown clear speed to be able to mix it with the best in the sport and he now looks to be heading back to Ascot in June for a third crack at the Group One event.

Last year the sprinter put in some career best performances, when winning the Group Two Hungerford Stakes at Newbury and then backed that up by taking the Group One Sprint Cup at Haydock.

The gelding returned this term in a three runner Listed event at Windsor and ran out an easy winner, with the event used as a pipe cleaner for the big one at Ascot.

Dream Of Dreams is currently 5/1 to take out the Diamond Jubilee Stakes and if getting his preferred soft ground that could be an exceptional price

Hukum - Hardwicke Stakes

The final horse to watch out for at the royal meeting in June that ran this week is the Owen Burrows trained Hukum, who looks set to feature in the Group Two Hardwicke Stakes.

The four year old colt was a decent two year old, only racing twice and getting off the mark at the second time of asking at Kempton over a mile.

Burrows always planned to step this horse up in trip and on his seasonal debut last term he landed the King George V Stakes at Royal Ascot in gritty style.

The way he battled and stayed on that day showed he could handle a bigger trip and when stepped up to 1m5f in the Geoffrey Freer Stakes at Newbury, he was a runaway winner in soft conditions.

Both these runs set him up perfectly for a crack at the Group One St Leger at Doncaster, but on the day he was outstayed by better horses and had to settle for fifth.

Back down in trip for his seasonal debut this term, he finished a fair fourth behind some nice runners in the Group Three Gordon Richards Stakes.

That set him up perfectly for his run in the Listed Tapster Stakes over 1m4f at Goodwood on Saturday where he went on to win well in the final stages, seeing off some proven stayers.

Burrows has now expressed that he will head into the Hardwicke Stakes at Royal Ascot and being a best price of 8/1 makes him a horse to keep on side being versatile when it comes to ground.