Well well well, what a race we have in store to kick off Royal Ascot 2021 with nine set to go to post in the Group 1 Queen Anne Stakes ran over the straight mile.
A race that has had seven different winning trainers from the last seven renewals, we’re hoping it will be eight from the last eight with the John & Thady Gosden trained PALACE PIER catching our eye the most out of the field.
By Kingman out of Beach Frolic, he’s amassed an impressive seven victories from his eight career runs to date picking up four Group 1 wins in the process which has included the St James Palace Stakes here last year and most recently in the Lockinge at Newbury last month.
His only defeat to date did however come over this course and distance in the QEII Stakes but that race was ran on soft ground and much firmer conditions are expected for Tuesday.
He’s certainly a likeable type and connections rate him really highly and understandably so and with a good run under his belt here in a more than beatable field for a horse of his standard, it will put him in good stead for potential trips to Sandown and Goodwood over the next couple of months.
If you’re looking for something more at a bit of an e/w price, look no further than Lord Glitters. He was a Group 1 winner at Meydan over the Winter months and he wasn’t disgraced by any means when fourth of 11 behind Palace Pier in the Lockinge. He could have another big career defining performance in him in this race.