Keep Royal Ascot dream alive

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Keep Royal Ascot dream alive

SIR MICHAEL STOUTE

London – Dream Of Dreams can keep alive hopes of a date at Royal Ascot on Monday by landing the Listed honours in the Weatherbys Hamilton Stakes at Windsor.

The Sir Michael Stoute-trained five-year-old was placed at Group 2 and Group 3 level last year, and took advantage of a drop in grade when making a successful seasonal debut at Chelmsford last month.

He beat Hey Jonesy by 1.25 lengths on that occasion and the second was not disgraced in the Duke of York Stakes on the Knavesmire the other day.

This son of Dream Ahead can take this prize ahead of a possible tilt at the Diamond Jubilee Stakes next month.
Victory Angel shaped encouragingly on his first run for Robert Cowell and could be ready to end a lean spell going back 21 months in the British Airways Flying With Confidence Course Handicap.

His form was in and out for Roger Varian – but Cowell is a past master with this type of performer and connections should have plenty of fun with him.

His fourth to On The Warpath at Newmarket on his first start for 191 days certainly augured well for the future.
Merry Banter can have a big say in the Watch Racing TV In Stunning HD Handicap at Redcar.

This Paul Midgley-trained sprinter was only beaten a length in this race last year by Justanotherrbottle, and went on to win at the seaside track in October.

This Bated Breath mare should be approaching her peak now after shaping well in two starts this spring, at Musselburgh and Epsom.

Highly Sprung won in good style at Pontefract recently and can follow up in the Penrith Handicap at Carlisle for trainer Les Eyre.

The six-year-old has been raised 2kg for that two-length success – but that does not look excessive and he should be suited by this stiff track.

David Loughnane snapped Plumette up out of Richard Fahey’s stable after the filly took a Leicester seller.
This three-year-old enjoyed the step up to 1400m when scoring first time out for her new trainer at Chepstow this month and can repeat the trick in division two of the Wreay Handicap.

Casement can continue his fine run of form since joining Mick Appleby by taking the J.F. Herring Handicap at Leicester.

This five-year-old has made light of a long absence to win and finish second in two races at Pontefract, with the only blip since leaving Alan King’s yard coming on the all-weather at Southwell

He still on a reasonable mark compared to what he was in the past, and has only three rivals to beat – none of those having been in the best of form recently.- Press Association
 

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