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There were three Guineas heroes lined up for Tuesday’s G1 St James’s Palace S. and ultimately it was the winner of the Irish Classic in Sheikh Mohammed Obaid Al Maktoum’s Rosallion (Ire) (Blue Point {Ire}–Rosaline {Ire}, by New Approach {Ire}) who came away from Royal Ascot with the bragging rights. If his Curragh victory was a case of consolation following his second to Notable Speech (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}) at Newmarket, this was all about affirmation as the well-supported 5-2 second favourite readily reversed the 2,000 Guineas form and put the G1 Poule d’Essai des Poulains winner Metropolitan (Fr) (Zarak {Fr}) in his place.

In the event, it was the Poulains also-ran Henry Longfellow (Ire) (Dubawi {Ire}) who really put it up to the Richard Hannon-trained homebred but Sean Levey was able to conjure the magic to reel in that Ballydoyle blueblood inside the final 100 yards. At the line, there was a neck between them with three lengths separating them and the third-placed Metropolitan as the 6-4 favourite Notable Speech over-raced and wound up a below-par seventh.

 

What a finish! @LeveySean skillfully snatches victory on ROSALLION in The St James’s Palace Stakes. Hats off to @rhannonracing #RoyalAscot #FlatRacing pic.twitter.com/YOcR2ukHdU

— Ascot Racecourse (@Ascot) June 18, 2024

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