Monday, 14 June 2010

The Kings Stand

Well its finally here, Royal Ascot, I'm not convinced about the Aussie horse Nicconi, I wathched its gallop on RP TV and presumably the visor has been put on because it was spooking as it came up the track. Also looking at the times of the previous Aussie winners of that race in Flemington his was the slowest of them all and he only won by a head, still he's a good horse who may put us in our place.

After reading that the course is faster on the far rail than the centre its difficult to know whats going to happen even though there's only 12 runners in the field.

Total Gallery is a very fast horse who is useful on his day and he has been burdened with his Group 1 penalty so far this season, but tomorrow he will be free of that and 8/1 represents good ew value for him.

I'm going to side though with Kingsgate Native who has a good record at the meeting, he has been a bit inconsistent in the past, but now he is with Sir Michael Stoute hopefully he will be a bit more consistent and we will see the best of him.


  1. I agree with you about Nicconi, had the horse he beat at Flemington come over (WANTED) then we'd be in trouble. KINGSGATE NATIVE looks value at 7/2.

  2. KINGSGATE NATIVE did not seem to enjoy the race and got a hefty bump inside the 2f-pole from Amour Propre, but his race was over by then. He ran on well for the next 100 yards and could have been closer, but would never have won. Nicconi wants 6f, and he had his ground taken by Bould Mover early-on forcing him to check. The July Cup will be perfect for him.

  3. I think the best horse won on the day and Equiano deserves any accolades that go his way in regaining his crown. Kingsgate Native didnt run very well and appears to be carrying on his up and down career, I dont think the bump made a great deal of difference to KN, he had his chance but couldnt take it. There was plenty of money for the winner just before the off and the time of the race was a good one. We may see some of the contenders again on Saturday in the Golden Jubileem maybe even Nicconi, if so he would have a good chance in that.