Monday 10 June 2019

Here Come the Girls: Godolphin to take on the Might of Ballydoyle (Royal Ascot 2019)

Royal Ascot is upon us and in years gone by I was like most racing fans betting on every race over the four-day spectacle, but hey I have calmed down a lot over the past few years, now I can actually just watch and enjoy the superb racing and not bet on every single race. The 2-year-old races I will more than likely have a bet but with Ascot as you well know the fields are top class and I won’t be spending too much money. 

The Godolphin team have some major fillies to take on Ballydoyle this year, a quick look at some that look to be heading to Ascot. 

Chasing Dreams for Charlie Appleby. This 750,000 gns Starspangledbanner filly is 9/2 favourite for the Queen Mary Stakes at the time of writing. Making her debut on April 16th at Newmarket, she opened up 4/7 favourite and despite running green she made all to win easily by 5-lengths. She will have to settle better and should have learned a lot from her first racecourse experience. The second Good Vibes went on to win her next two including the Listed Marygate Fillies Stakes, the third Kemble won her next race by 5-lengths. Chasing Dreams is inexperienced I know but how good could she be? 

Current RPR 95 (9/2 BO Queen Mary Stakes, 16/1 BO Albany Stakes). 

Final Song for Saeed Bin Suroor. This Dark Angel filly is another for the mighty Godolphin team, not much to go on here as she only raced once, but what a performance it was, she looked a lot more professional than Chasing Dreams and when asked to quicken she done it in good style. Not to sure what she beat that day as second and third have not run since, but she couldn’t have been any more impressive. 

Current RPR 93 (10/1 BO Queen Mary Stakes, 7/1 BO Albany Stakes). 

Althiqa is another potentially nice filly for Charlie Appleby and the Godolphin team. This homebred Dark Angel filly opened her account at Thirsk in April, ridden by Joe Fanning and ridden out to win by three-quarters of a length after a slow start, not much form to go on but I liked the way she finished the race. 

Current RPR 83 (20/1 BO Queen Mary Stakes). 

Silent Wave for Charlie Appleby. This War Front filly is a nice type and will more than likely head for the Albany Stakes. Making her debut at Goodwood last month she was awkwardly away leaving the stalls but soon led and asserted over one furlong out, she will be a lot more clued-up at Ascot, and I am interested to see what she can do when running in a better class race. 

Current RPR 85(20/1 BO Albany Stakes). 

Theory Of Time a homebred Dubawi filly for Charlie Appleby who made quite an impression when making her debut at Windsor last month. The Evens Favourite was smartly away and up with the pace from the off before extending her lead in the final furlong. Am sure there is more to come from this nice looking filly. 

Current RPR 85 (14/1 BO Queen Mary). 

These looks like some serious Godolphin fillies heading to Ascot this year and I will be taking a keen interest to see who James Doyle will be riding. 

Thanks for reading and good luck.

1 comment:

  1. Very impressed by the Godolphin horses this season and hope they go well at Royal Ascot.


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