Winter wonderland for Aidan O'Brien and Ryan Moore

Gwen Vasquez
June 24, 2017

Moore got an impressive response in the final furlong to reel in the Godolphin pair Harry Angel and Blue Point.

"The lads have a plan in their mind that he might go to Australia for the Everest so we have to be very conscious now if we want him to last for the autumn", O'Brien added.

The Ribblesdale Stakes was a far close encounter as the John Gosden-trained Coronet got the decision over Mori in a thrilling finish.

Charlie Appleby was full of admiration for all three horses, and hoped to never meet the victor again.

Time To Study is the 4/1 market leader at BetVictor for Mark Johnston who has trained the victor of the race on seven previous occasions and goes into the race just one shy of the record now held by the late, great Sir Henry Cecil. A small bet on Winter to win and Precieuse to come second could be a sensible play at more accommodating odds, but there will be equal pleasure in watching and admiring should O'Brien's filly win in as classy a fashion as expected.

It looked as though Big Orange would be swallowed up, but he kept finding under pressure and was on top by a short head at the line.

"There are no chinks in the winner's armour".

"I was 100 per cent confident that we would pass the American filly".

O'Brien said: "Scat Daddy [sire of Sioux Nation] is an incredible stallion - the pace that they have make them very different". Coolmore reportedly have paid $1.8m for one of the 12 berths already. Harry Angel, a Group 2 victor at Haydock Park last month, finished a half-length in front of Blue Point.

Harry Angel knows only one way of running and he burst out of the starting gates under Kirby.

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The Te Akau Racing tangerine colours which have been particularly prominent in Australasia this season, were worn by Torcedor, a Group III victor at Navan in April at his previous start, and he ran on well in the home straight to take fifth place, beaten just over nine lengths.

Moore anchored Caravaggio in seventh and put his mount to sleep, but flicked the switch with 400 metres to go.

It was a big step up from his first run at Naas. Moore had other ideas, however, and when he swooped on Harry Angel's inside, it was all over.

The Duke of Edinburgh has been discharged from hospital after a "precautionary" stay, but the ever-professional Queen Elizabeth has continued with her royal duties, attending ascot for the third day of races - and she even looks set to win with her horse, Maths Prize. There's quite a headwind and it has been hard to make up ground today and yesterday.

Indeed so keen are they to buy into the Royal Ascot experience that this week for the first time the five-day meet is being broadcast by Chinese digital platform Sina Sports, reaching over 200 million households.

While Winter's straightforward win in the Coronation Stakes was to be expected, the 4/9 favourite scoring by two and-a-quarter lengths and leading home an O'Brien 1-2-3, that of Caravaggio in the Commonwealth Cup was more important.

Ascot Gold Cup victor Big Orange, above, has been ruled out of a third Melbourne Cup appearance in 2017.

This was Permian's sixth run of the season. Some buck. Some kick.

Frankie said to me "whatever you do, don't interfere with him".

"He got a little bit lonely".

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