How you know the difference between Royal Ascot and other flat festivals is the reaction of the jockey on the winning line and the owner in the parade ring. Jumps, screams, bear hugs, and pumped fists that are common in the field of jumps are less common at the level, but are more common in Berkshire in June.
He also applies to big guns. Coolmore Chief John Magnier has been extremely rare on any racetrack since pre-Covid’s time, but his trainer Aidan O’Brien recorded his 80th Royal Ascot victory on Friday. I attended when I did. Edward VII stakes.
O’Brien and Ryan Moore were double on the day. The first leg was recorded by a professional meditator on the Albany Stakes, leading her rider to the 70 mark, who finished the week with seven winners and another major rider award.
Yesterday he was on board when the respectable 6-year-old Bloom had a huge success at Hardwicke Stakes. This was O’Brien’s 900th group / gradual victory. Ballydoyle trainers only needed to kiss Paul Smith, the son of co-owner Derrick. Believe me when I say this isn’t something you see every day from the age of 52 (yes, he’s the only one). His five winners were enough to be the main trainers.
Godolphin has been a resurrected force in recent years and has just come into contact with Coolmore at its main owner location. Coroebus was their big winner in another fruitful week, following the glory of 2000 Guineas at St. James’s Palace Stakes. Dubai’s race-running boss, Sheikh Mohammed, wasn’t there, but the British High Court abused her ex-wife, Princess Haya, “to an exorbitant degree” and called her “fear and intimidation.” About the balance of the “organized kidnapping and confinement” probability of two daughters, Princess Latifah and Princess Shamsa (the latter from the city of Dubai). However, not many heavy hitters were absent.
Speaking of heavy hitters, Willie Mullins finally attacked Stratum in a row at Queen Alexandra Stakes under a vehicle inspired by William Buick.
There was another major landmark that reached the top end. John Gosden beat the 60 Royal Ascot winners as a trainer, but he is now sharing a license with his son Taddy. He also criticized Frankie Dettori for being a “too complex vehicle” for Stradivarius, who seeks history in the Gold Cup, with O’Brien and Moore winning with Cyprios and leaving it in the second half of Saga. , The legendary AP McCoy’s wings of the jump ruffled. Britannia.
One thing Gosden can’t blame is that he doesn’t support Dettori. Peter Pan in the weighing room was banned for six months after being fired by Godolphin at the end of 2012 and teaming up with a former Vincent O’Brien assistant to be positive for cocaine. It’s a mutually beneficial partnership and they will spend many more big days as a great inspiration shown in Coronation Stakes.
Shane Cross and Shane Foley were two Irish riders with a brilliant smile after recording their first success in an excellent equestrian exhibit. Cross has received some nasty criticism after State of Rest finished third in the best Tattersalls Gold Cup in a few years, but brilliantly head-on to score at Prince of Wales Stakes. Judging the pace.
Surprisingly, given everything he achieved in his second career, it was Joseph O’Brien’s first Royal Ascot success as a trainer. It’s not his last. On the other hand, in many countries there is a fourth group / grade 1, and StateOfRest can finally get the praise he deserves.
Foley had a great career in Group 1 with a few classic successes. He has consistently eaten at the top table since linking with Jessica Harrington, but due to Covid’s restrictions, he has to watch Dettori lead Alpinestars to victory at the Coronation Stakes two seasons ago. was. When the Magical Lagoon put Ribresdale in the bag, he finally scratched itching.
Galileo’s mare began to drift when Foley gave her a backhander. The Greigena Mana rider quickly lowered the stick and rebalanced her partner as the Sea Silk Road advanced inside the last Furlong. His restraint was rewarded by a slow burst that sealed the deal half the length on the line.
Sometimes you do the right thing as a jockey and you don’t get the reward. Danny Tadhope’s efforts to prevent the Grand Alliance from heading to the aforementioned Edward VII Gate are a good example.
But too often, the way the rules are applied can be rewarded for doing the wrong thing. That was certainly the case for Norfolk Stakes, and Paul Hanagan allowed Riddler to continue drifting and urged him to do so by continuing to use his right whip.
In the process, he may have taken out an accelerating crispy cat and defeated Brave Nation, but because of James Doyle’s quick reaction. After his big momentum stopped, Crispy Cat came in third again.
Opinions disagree as to whether Crispy Cat gave Michael O’Callahan the victory of the Maiden’s Royal Ascot. Jockey Silvestre de Souza was determined to have been. However, in the way the rules are constructed, the perpetrators of the crime in the race will benefit from suspicion. It’s a strange law of justice.
There are also obvious issues surrounding what constitutes a dangerous vehicle, and British stewards are hesitant to apply this rule. It has been 13 years since the jockey was charged with dangerous water riding. Five riders charged in Ireland over the last five years (one winning the appeal) appear to be very cautious in comparison.
However, this language is irrelevant and you can inadvertently put everything on the couch if you want. It’s just aesthetics. It is the weakness of deterrence that breaks the rules.
In his autobiographical collaboration with Rugby World Cup Last Judgment Alain Rolland, he continued to emphasize the referee’s job of changing player behavior as needed. Current interference rules, how they are applied, and the deterrence that accompanies them, prevent horses from encouraging them to interfere with their rivals and take precautions when horses start. Obviously it’s not enough to convince the rider. Drift. And there are many jockeys who say it themselves.
For all the disappointments, the context was around the corner, and Thursday morning, two days after their pride and joy ended slightly unlucky, they lost Arcadian Sunrise due to a rare medical problem. I had to feel John Queries and his wife Miriam third in Ascot Stakes.
The best-known of the multiple grade 1 hurdles Al Eile, who finished 9th in a point-to-point maiden three years ago, has been rejuvenated by the gelling that won the carmanhole. A wise operator. I ran very well in Sarris, Leopardstown, Punchstown, Goalway, York, and Chester and Royal Ascot. He made a gallop especially for the age of eight.
Racing is a game of tame a lion. It’s your turn to be in the limelight.