Great British Racing’s top horses to look out for at Royal Ascot

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It is the weekend before the start of Royal Ascot and we are delighted that Great British Racing has shared with readers of The Sloaney a selection of top horses to look out for during the forthcoming race meet…

“If you’re looking for a World class squad with lightening pace, attacking verve and proven international experience then look no further than some of these equine stars heading to Royal Ascot this week.

The stellar team sheet combines youth and experience with veteran campaigner Brown Panther (Gold Cup) selected on the back of his two wins this season. The squad has a Royal Seal of Approval with Estimate (Gold Cup) taking up defensive duties at her favourite Ascot track whilst also at full back, Sky Lantern (Duke of Cambridge Stakes) will be hoping to make a successful pass up the outside.

Although Leading Light (Gold Cup) is quite light on international experience, he is the form pick from last year and is teamed with Soft Falling Rain (Queen Anne Stakes), rock in defence who rarely lets anyone past him.

Attacking flair is brought to the team through French filly Treve, whose blistering turn of foot strikes fear into the hearts of defenders. She’s teamed in centre of the park with Magician, a versatile playmaker, with plenty of international experience (both Prince of Wales’s Stakes).

There’s class through and through on the wings with two Classic winning colts, Night Of Thunder and Kingman capable of blowing the opposition away with their pace (St James’s Palace Stakes).

Whilst up front we have two speedsters, with the ability to leave defenders for dead. Hot Streak (King’s Stand Stakes) is the wonderkid of the Class of 2014, with his manager describing him as ‘the best he’s trained’ – let’s hope the media pressure doesn’t get to him. Shea Shea (King’s Stand Stakes) is a proven international performer at the very highest level, and Royal Ascot should not faze him.”

Royal Ascot starts on Tuesday the 17th of June, with the final day of racing taking place on Saturday 21st of June. More information can be found here: