Stat of the Day, 18th June 2016

Friday’s Result :

5.35 Ascot: Ebediyin @ 5/1 BOG 5th at 4/1 (Tracked leaders, effort to challenge over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on and every chance inside final furlong, no extra in 3rd when lost 2 places towards finish)

Ebediyin travelled liked a dream into the race but, when Smullen pushed the button, there was no response. Looked like he didn’t stay. We’re staying at Royal Ascot for our last pick of the week in the…

3.40 Royal Ascot:

Who?

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Exosphere at 5/2 BOG

Why?

The Hardwicke Stakes is all about Sir Michael Stoute. Winningmost trainer hardly does justice to a man who has won this race NINE times, including the last twice, four times in the last six years, and six times since 2006!

It would be fair to assume that he likes to ready one for the Hardwicke, the one this year being Exosphere, a son of Beat Hollow out of a Dansili mare. He was the clear winner of the Jockey Club Stakes at Newmarket last time, a race that shared the same grade, going and distance as this one.

There he had four lengths over second-placed Simple Verse, who re-opposes and, though it has no place in Stat of the Day posts, word from the Stoute camp is that he has improved a huge amount since then.

It’s a simple case of trainers for races here, Sir Michael Stoute being a master at getting one ready for this content, so one point is risked on Exosphere at a general 5/2.

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