21st June 2017

Two runners at Royal Ascot.

 

Decorated Knight

 

Decorated Knight runs in the Prince Of Wales’s Stakes. Decorated Knight needs to improve again on form but on the positive side the race looks to us to be a little bit top heavy with horses that have form at a mile and a half and if there’s one thing that Decorated Knight will bring to the table it’s top-class mile-and-a-quarter speed. It would be great if he finished in the first three, but if the race develops as it did at Leopardstown in the Tattersalls Gold Cup he could spring a surprise given the short straight will play very much to his strengths.

 

Yuften

Yuften will be running in the Hunt Cup. The Buckingham Palace Stakes would have been the ideal race for him had it still existed given as he could probably run equally well in the Hunt Cup as the Wokingham, but his success over straight mile there last autumn convinced us that it will be better to stick at a mile than risk the relatively unknown territory of six furlongs.