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Ten stayers will line up in Thursday’s G1 Gold Cup at Royal Ascot, with the 2022 title-holder Kyprios (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}) looking to regain his crown having missed out through injury 12 months ago. He will be Aidan O’Brien’s sole runner, while John and Thady Gosden saddle a trio in Wathnan Racing’s Gregory (GB) (Golden Horn {GB}), Godolphin’s Trawlerman (Ire) (Golden Horn {GB}) and Normandie Stud’s Sweet William (Ire) (Sea The Stars {Ire}). Willie Mullins has booked Colin Keane for the ride on the Riccis’ Vauban (Fr) (Galiway {GB}), while other notable are the Mariscottis’ Coltrane (Ire) (Mastercraftsman {Ire}) and Clive Washbourn’s Caius Chorister (Fr) (Golden Horn {GB}).

In the G2 Ribblesdale S., a field of 13 fillies will head to post including Godolphin’s Listed Haras de Bouquetot Fillies’ Trial S. winner Diamond Rain (GB) (Shamardal) and Valmont and Newsells Park Stud’s Oaks fourth You Got To Me (GB) (Nathaniel {Ire}), while the G2 Norfolk S. hosts 14 super-charged 2-year-olds headed by Ballydoyle’s First Flier S. scorer Whistlejacket (Ire) (No Nay Never) and Fitri Hay’s Saturday Flirt (Mendelssohn) representing Wesley Ward. Andre Fabre has confirmed Wathnan Racing’s recently-acquired G1 Prix du Jockey Club runner-up First Look (Ire) (Lope De Vega {Ire}) for the G3 Hampton Court S., in which a dozen line up.

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