Three To Follow Off The Back Of Royal Ascot


We are starting with one of the six winners for owner Hamdan Al Maktoum across the five days and Khaloosy who went clear by five lengths in the Britannia Stakes looks a horse with a bundles of potential going forward.

The Roger Varian trained grey had only raced twice before he started his season off at Royal Ascot and he had finished a good second at Newcastle on debut and then got off the mark at the second time of asking at Wolverhampton.

Having been pushed up to a mile on his final start he did the same again on the Thursday of the royal meeting and gave one of the most breathtaking turns of foot of the week.

The son of Dubawi looked like a Group horse in a handicap with plenty of scope to progress, whether that be over a mile or further but his turn of foot would suggest a mile is his trip.

The sectionals of his final few furlongs were outstanding and could see him mix it with some of the best runners at that distance.

Art Power

Secondly, another horse that ran in a handicap and looked like a group horse in the making is the Tim Easterby trained Art Power.

The King Power owned three year old went off as the 6/4 favourite in the new race at the festival, Palace Of Holyroodhouse Handicap and looked like a very special sprinter.

The son of Dark Angel had previously shown plenty of ability on all three of his starts, finishing third on debut back in September but then going on to land his next two events at Wolverhampton and back at Newcastle.

The shape of his final outing win over six furlongs just showed how quick he truly was with the sectionals after the race showing the talent the horse possess.

At Royal Ascot he was hammered in the market all day but it was justified, quickening away from the field in a matter of strides and looking like he could mix it with the best five furlong sprinters in the sport.

He has been tried at both five and six during his career but it has been suggested that he is all speed and five furlongs will be his preferred trip.


Finally, another smart youngster that showed his worth across the week was the Aidan O'Brien trained Battleground who had come on a massive amount since his debut fifth at Naas to land the Listed Chesham Stakes.

The seven furlong event was won by Pinatubo last year and has shown what winners it can produce and we believe it will throw out another with this smart two year old.

The son of War Front showed ability of his first start at Naas and since then his handler had been excited by what he could become.

He was bumped up a furlong for the Chesham and he revelled in it, clearing away from a smart field nicely and when O'Brien points you in the direction of a horse like this you can't not take note.

He looks like a typical Group One winner in the making for Ballydoyle and is one to follow for a possible big three year old season next term.