Royal Ascot: Kyprios clashes with Gregory in the fight for the Gold Cup | Racing news

Day three of Royal Ascot is just around the corner and the Gold Cup takes center stage in East Berkshire (live) air sports racing

4:25 Royal Ascot – Star Stayers Kyprios and Gregory top the Gold Cup

Aidan O’Brien has won this prestigious race a record eight times and Kyprios It will be a warm command to add another success as he bids to regain his crown having won the race in 2022. The six-year-old has shown he is back to his best by winning both starts this season and should take plenty of beatings. under Ryan Moore.

John and Thady Gosden gregory He claimed the Queen’s Vase at this meeting last year and is considered the main danger as he moves up the distance under James Doyle.

Of the rest, last year’s runner-up Coltrane he took the Sagaro Stakes on this track last month and could be the value each way for Andrew Balding and Oisín Murphy.

3.45 Royal Ascot: Unbeaten Diamond Rain bids for Ribblesdale glory

rain of diamonds – the daughter of Shamardal, trained by Charlie Appleby – has caught the eye by winning both starts to date, being a rookie at Ascot before taking on the Haras De Bouquetot Fillies Trial Stakes at Newbury and is keen to step up again while tackling 12 furlongs. for the first time.

Andrew Balding Saddles Kalpana who has shown great promise in her three starts, including when chasing Friendly Soul home in a listed series at Newmarket last time out.

you have to reach me hacksaw of rubies are red and Daniela landing the Oaks Trial at Lingfield, and that trio should be in contention for places.

2:30 Royal Ascot: Whistlejacket, ideal for Norfolk success

Aidan O’Brien’s son from No Nay Never whistle jacket built on his debut second to Cowardofthecounty (who ran in the Coventry Stakes) to comfortably take the Listed First Flier Stakes and qualifies as the one to beat with Ryan Moore.

Wathnan Racing appears to have a strong hand with two riders. James Doyle rides Beverly winner Shareholderwho challenged the green to win the Two Years Trophy and must be feared, especially if he manages to establish himself with the expected fast pace.

Archie Watson Asterius He made a winning debut by scoring at Bath last month and this £380,000 purchase should be taken seriously from 13th place.

The best of the rest

Tom Marquand shows off the royal colors on board Golden Water in the King George V Stakes, and will be placed alongside put on and Chantilly for a truly intriguing Heritage Handicap. Qirat He will be a popular runner for Team Ralph Beckett in the Britannia Stakes, but you will do well to take him down. Volterra and air commander. king’s gambit and First glance leads the betting for the Hampton Court Stakes at 5:40, while English Oak We’d like a little later at 6.15.

Watch all the Royal Ascot races live on Sky Sports Racing from June 18-22.

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