It was an excellent opportunity and probably the most awaited moment for Jamie Spencer when he picked up a ride on the very famous, The Grey Gatsby.
He took the ride in Prince of Wales’s Stakes at Royal Ascot because Ryan Moore, the regular horse jockey was called for Cannock Chase for Sir Michael Stoute.
Moore has set his name for running the horse right from the pair’s victory in the Dante Stakes at York last year.
In fact, he was on board for leading the Irish Champion Stake and French Derby. However, Spencer is also not an amateur, as he has ridden the horse twice before.
About Other Competitors
While talking about the rivals, The Grey Gatsby hardly has any threat from Free Eagle.
Free Eagle has the possibility of going off favourite for Pat Smullen and Dermot Weld in a recent race that selected only ten.
Since the Champion Stakes at Ascot has finished in October, this four-year-old colt has not been seen in any races.
On the other hand, Criterion and California Chrome are sure to add an international essence to the Royal Ascot.
The latter is known to have been narrowly beaten in a breeder’s Cup Classic, but ended with a second position in the Dubai World Cup.
While talking about the Australian challengers, they are popular to run in the sprints and are not new to this.
In addition, the French rivals are Ectot, renowned for winning six out of his eight races. The Japanese runner who is in the shape of Spielberg can prove to be a strong challenger, as it won the biggest race of Japan called Tenno Sho.
Words of Chris Cook…
Chris Cook, the deputy-racing editor finds Royal Ascot to be attractively structured. He adds that the event is going to start on Tuesday with three Group Ones.
It is usually won by the black horses and is expected to be rationed one a day. He adds that Royal Ascot is one such meeting over which nobody has any control.
One of Chris’ friends wishes good luck to all the bettors in Berkshire who are all set to ride up their business with the racing season.
The editor asks to be careful from Syrdarya, three-part sister to a Moyglare winner.
Further, Ralph Beckett is also open for some improvements on the second start and she looks much more confident this time, adds Chris.
In his proceeding words, Chris congratulates Batman Kaisers who gave a tough competition to Gran Canaria recently.
In the last week’s race, Batman emerged within half a length of 5-1 winner.
Presently, in the Ascot week, separate competitions will take place each day. Racers will be given a chance to choose a horse on that specific day. The one who does best will be entitled to a cash bet prize of £50 from bettors at William Hill.
Thus, get ready to experience the thrilling racing adventure and keep betting on the right horses to win.