Three Unlucky Losers To Follow From Royal Ascot


The first horse that caught the eye across the week at the Berkshire track was the 66/1 Eldrickjones, who finished a narrow second in the Group Two Coventry Stakes.

Having only been seen once before that race, finishing another narrow second at Thirsk, the colt put in a superb performance to also land the prestigious race for trainer Roger Fell.

What was so taking about his performance was that he stayed on after hitting a bit of trouble and without that might have gone on to win.

Overall, the son of Cotai Glory outran his odds in a big way and is worth following next time out, with the youngster still yet to break his maiden.

Go Bears Go

Next up is the David Loughnane trained Go Bears Go who was seen finishing a narrow second in the Group Two Norfolk Stakes over five furlongs.

The two year old cost 150,000gns at the breeze-ups and it looked to be a superb bit of business with him winning over the Norfolk course and distance on debut in very taking style.

Backed heavily before the off for his first run at black type level, he finished a narrow second behind the Richard Fahey trained Perfect Power, just going down by a head.

He looks set to be a very smart sprinter throughout this season and over the next few years and we believe he is worth keeping an eye on.

Dragon Symbol

Finally, the last horse that is worth keeping onside from Royal Ascot is the Archie Watson trained Dragon Symbol who may been the unluckiest loser of the entire week.

The three year old this term has turned himself into a Group One sprinter, running well on both soft and good ground and before Ascot had managed four wins and a second from his five outings.

Although losing his unbeaten record in his last race before Ascot, going down by a nose in the Group Two Sandy Lane Stakes, the form of the run was still strong.

Heading into his first Group One event in the Commonwealth Cup him and the American raider Campanelle went clear in the final stages and Dragon Symbol managed to get up on the line.

However, the stewards reversed the decision after the race for interference on the run in and with it being a questionable decision, he could be very unlucky.

Overall, his run was still superb seeing off some very smart Group One sprinters and next time out on whatever ground he has to be a big player.