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Telescope And Taghrooda Set For Epic Battle In Cracking King George

Sir Michael Stoute will attempt to win the King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes for the third time in six years on Saturday afternoon when he saddles the mightily-impressive Hardwicke Stakes winner Telescope in the Group One showpiece, which takes place at Ascot at 3:50pm.

A runaway winner of that Royal Ascot contest, the four-year-old will hope a return to the Berkshire venue can see him sparkle again, but he will have a whole host of classy runners doing battle in the 1m 4f contest and Investec Oaks heroine Taghrooda will look to build on that fine Epsom success and receiving significant weight allowance for sex and age will be a major adversary.

John Gosden will not only unleash Taghrooda, but he is also ready to let King Edward VII Staks winner a tilt at the prestigious event, whilst shock Coral-Eclipse Stakes one-two, Mukhadram and Trading Leather, along with Aidan O'Brien's Magician add significant depth to the contest.

Elsewhere on the card, Richard Hannon's Osaila will look to build on her maiden success last time out and will lock horns with Mark Johnston's Muraaqaba in the Group Three Princess Margaret Juddmonte Stakes at 2:05pm, whilst the standout betting heat of the day comes at 3:15pm with a bumper field of 29 runners lining up at the 7f start for the Longines International Stakes, where the likes of Horsted Keynes and Belgian Bill are aiming to shine.

York will host some cracking Flat action on the Knavesmire and their feature event takes place at 2:55pm with the Luca Cumani-trained Danadana looking the one to beat in the Group Two Sky Bet York Stakes, but Windhoek and Long John will be a dual-pronged attacked launched by the Godolphin team, whilst former Oaks runner-up Secret Gesture will add more depth to the race.

There's another punting head-scratcher for punters at 3:30pm as Mick Easterby's Hoof It aims to carry top weight to victory in the Sky Bet Dash Handicap, but he will be vulnerable to some improvers and the likes of Muthmir and Line Of Reason have sparkling chances in a cracking renewal.

Saturday's Tip

Romsdal (1pt Each Way) - Ascot 15:50pm

We will be aiming to continue our winning ways after some decent winners over the last couple of months.

Future Racing - Glorious Goodwood set to shine with top class action

One of the summer highlights will take place at the end of July and roll on to August as Glorious Goodwood will see a whole host of top class races take place on the south coast and the mouth-watering duel between Kingman and Toronado will be the feature event as they do battle in the Sussex Stakes.

King George - Telescope ready for Ascot test

Sir Michael Stoute's Telescope was a fine winner of the Hardwicke Stakes at Royal Ascot last month and now the classy raider will bid for more success at the same venue on July 26 when he bids for glory in the King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes.

A top class field will assemble for the prestigious event and Magician could spearhead Aidan O'Brien's strong team, whilst the likes of Eagle Top and Taghrooda could be another notable brace lining up in the Group One event.

King George

 

Glorious Goodwood - Kingman aims to shine at festival

Kingman will face a stiff test in the highlight of Glorious Goodwood as he locks horns with the top class Toronado in the QIPCO Sussex Stakes, which is one of the feature events of the five-day extravaganza from the south coast venue on July 30.

There will be a host of first rate contests taking place during the week and the Nassau Stakes will see some of the star female Group One stars aiming to bag victory, whilst the likes of the Goodwood Cup and Stewards' Cup will also provide some marvellous spectacles.

Glorious Goodwood

 

Horse Racing Tips - Romsdal to bag King George place

Our resident tipster Steve Chambo will be filtering through the form guides to gain those all-important winners, whilst racing presenter Tom Lee's Horse Racing Tips will be a regular addition to the tipping zone.

So, keep in touch with our tips section, as there is often a selection for the major races as they come along and they could be worth following.

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Bookmakers Racing Offers - King George Odds

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Todays Race Odds

Ascot
5:00
Down Royal
5:55 | 6:25 | 6:55 | 7:25 | 7:55 | 8:25 | 9:00
Lingfield
5:15 | 5:50 | 6:20 | 6:50 | 7:20 | 7:50 | 8:20
Newmarket
5:35 | 6:10 | 6:40 | 7:10 | 7:40 | 8:10 | 8:45
Thirsk
5:20
Uttoxeter
5:10
Wexford
5:40 | 6:15 | 6:45 | 7:15 | 7:45 | 8:15 | 8:50
York
6:00 | 6:30 | 7:00 | 7:30 | 8:00 | 8:30

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