@TWETracker's Royal Ascot Watch - 02/06/21

Ebro River

The first horse to follow at Royal Ascot from their run last week is the Hugo Palmer trained Ebro River who looks set to head for the Group Two Coventry Stakes.

The youngster has now been seen three times this season and the progression that has been made so far in his career is extremely noticeable and overall still doesn't look the finished article.

Having needed his debut the son of Galileo Gold came on a fair bit for that run to score at the second time of asking at Doncaster on soft ground.

Stepped up to Listed company at Sandown last Thursday, he went on to improve again and land the event by close to four lengths, looking like a seriously smart sprinter.

Soft ground seems to be his Prerogative and if getting that looks a big player in the Coventry Stakes at the royal meeting.

Movin Time

The second horse to keep an eye in is the Roger Varian trained Movin Time who poses some seriously smart form off the back of his sole run this season

The three year old son of Fastnet Rock made his debut at Newcastle last term when a good second to the smart Rebel's Romance, who has since gone on to win again in pattern company.

He had one more run as a juvenile when finishing runner up again over the same course and distance behind the likeable Mithras for John & Thady Gosden.

From there he was upped up in trip for his seasonal/turf debut at Newmarket over 1m2f and hosed up by four lengths, seeing off the likeable Kemari.

That gelding has since been to Yarmouth and went on to absolutely hose up in a decent maiden, landing the event by an easy six lengths.

This offers a huge boost in form for Movin Time and he now looks to be heading into the Royal meeting with the King Edward VII Stakes most likely to be his race of choice and he should be a big player.

Al Shibli

The final horse that is worth keeping an eye on for whatever race he ends up in at Royal Ascot is the Richard Hannon trained Al Shibli.

The juvenile has been seen twice to date finishing third behind stablemate Dukebox in a Conditions Stakes at Newbury and was highlighted by us after that run as one to watch next time out.

He returned at Chester at the weekend and was a very smart winner of a six furlong maiden, pulling away from the field in the final stages like a very good horse.

The Shadwell Stud homebred is a half-brother to stakes-winning 2yo Tajaanus and talented sprinter Motafaawit and looks to be a another nice horse from that family.