Your Royal Ascot Highlight and low point

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    Nathan HughesNathan Hughes
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    Firstly the “Royal Ascot” discussion on this forum has been brilliant, over the years it’s fallen short but this year has been non stop… :good:

    Highlight(s) –

    *Barney Roy getting Hannon a Group 1 after a spell of wilderness.
    *The build up to the Commonwealth Cup was big and it did not disappoint, great race.
    *Finishing ahead of Jonibake in Competition….. :whistle:

    Low point(s)

    *Spectator throwing a beer over Appeared
    *Qemah not running in the Queen Anne

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    #1306357
    darren83
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    Mate your low point am happy about QEMAH not in Queen anne right race the Duke of Cambridge though like you on her i was to

    Lowlight Order of St George getting beat had a bet on him since last year at 5/2 chucking that bet away was sad to do :cry:

    Highlight THE TIN MAN winning he one of my fave horses he is a total star

    And enjoy ITV this week am a big fan of Fransesca Cumani she is wonderfull :rose:

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    stilvi
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    I don’t know why it has never bothered so much before but I would go as far as saying it is an absolute disgrace that the sport’s showpiece is run on a track so heavily influenced by the draw. Not sure what can be done to force the one group scenario other than drastically cutting field sizes or the width of the track. Nothing will happen of course because the authorities don’t mind seeing punters lose their money after ten yards.

    The biggest low point on the racing front was seeing a Group 2 horse beat a Group 1 horse thanks in the main to a dire effort by the jock on the second.

    The Commonwealth Cup was by far the racing highlight of the week. Three Group 1 horses followed by another who may well have the potential to reach that level.

    On a lighter note Francesca actually got a decent interview out of Stoute. A television first.

    #1306364
    Chivers1987Chivers1987
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    Highlight: Making a profit

    Lowlight: should have made more

    Love the racing as ever.

    #1306366
    GladiateurGladiateur
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    Highlight: the finish of the Gold Cup, a truly pulsating race.
    Lowlight: the 2yo races didn’t provide any real superstars. I know that some will disagree (September has many fans on here) but all the juveniles seemed a bit “meh” this year.

    #1306367
    LostSoldier3
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    High point: Thomas Hobson in the Ascot Stakes – think time will show that was a pretty special performance

    Low point: all things Wesley Ward

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    thejudge1thejudge1
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    Highlight: the finish of the Gold Cup, a truly pulsating race.
    Lowlight: the 2yo races didn’t provide any real superstars. I know that some will disagree (September has many fans on here) but all the juveniles seemed a bit “meh” this year.

    agree with that :good:

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    thejudge1thejudge1
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    My lowpoint was how ITV would call every performance “amazing” and every horse “brilliant”

    gawdsakes get some perspective

    however along the same lines the highlight would be fran cumani who’s commentary from the paddock was honest and illuminating

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    viktors89viktors89
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    Highlight(s) –

    Lady Aurelia
    The Commonwealth Cup

    Lowlight(s) –
    Some idiot throwing a beer at Appeared/Atzeni
    And gotta agree with stilvi on the draw thing.

    #1306378
    bozlikebozlike
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    Pretty generic answers here rather than any individual performances.

    HIGHLIGHT: The ITV coverage as a whole. Personally think it made mincemeat of Channel 4 over recent years. Really enjoyed watching and, considering it was their attempt of the week, is promising for the future :good:

    LOW POINT: Had a nightmare betting wise :rose: what can you do though eh? Phenomenal spectacle, can’t quibble.

    If pushed I’d give Lady Aurelia as my highlight of the week. Wonderful filly and great to see her back it up from last year.

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    ham
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    My high and low both being lady aurelia

    One of my bigger lays of the week she was (had a decent time of it from a laying perspective,apart from L.A) was a fair loss for me on this race

    But my high being i thought she was outstanding and part of me didnt mind the loss :yes: (small part) :whistle:

    Caravaggio being the machine he is was also a huge result but i almost expected hed do that hence why i was happy to lay H.A and B.P…..

    #1306386
    botchy1botchy1
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    High – Idaho & Seammie making up for the Leger nightmare last year

    Low
    – September running ( could of been topping up at 25’s for a few more weeks )

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    Nathan HughesNathan Hughes
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    Mate your low point am happy about QEMAH not in Queen anne right race the Duke of Cambridge though like you on her i was to

    I suppose they done the right thing in the end as She won the race and would of been 2nd at best in the Queen Anne. At least they ran the horse over her trip unlike Gosden with Jack Hobbs running over 10f, would have won the Hardwicke on the bridle today

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    #1306401
    mickeyjp
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    Highlight was Caravaggio win in a fab race,low point was Oostende losing again when he should gave one. One for the future definetely September.

    #1306429
    greenasgrass
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    High point:
    Enjoying watching Flat racing having learned about some of the horses and trainers by reading TRF. So fast! Exciting even though no jumps! The Big Orange/OOSG finish was a cracker, two brave horses.

    Low point:
    Felt really sorry for Wisconsin’s jockey, that must have been horrible to sit on and not be able to do anything about.

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