Love winning the Prince of Wales’s Stakes was my highlight of the week. It was a great race to watch. There was brilliant riding in it and not just from Ryan Moore but also from William Buick and Colin Keane.
There’s been some funny results and races. You just realise how tactical Ascot is the more and more you watch it.
We make so much of it but if you’re not on the side with the pace you’re goosed.
You see the lines that ITV have on the track and that’s how you’re judging them but by the time they get to the 3f pole one side or the other is so far in front and that’s just whichever side you’re drawn with the pace. You have to hope the pace breaks on the side you’re on.
It definitely makes watching Jumping a little bit easier.
Now the rain has fallen the only place you don’t want to be is in the middle but it’ll make it easier as horses will be able to make up ground. It’ll make the straight a little bit longer, it’ll give the closers a bit more time to get there. It’ll slow everything down and might make for less hard luck stories.
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