Rain drives away Ballydoyle and Acapulco on Friday

ACAPULCO Churchill Downs May 14, 2016

Acapulco: had missed the King’s Stand Stakes earlier in the week

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 By Peter Scargill 11:20AM 15 JUN 2016 

JET SETTING and Quiet Reflection will get their chance to grab Group 1 glory at Royal Ascot on Friday without the significant obstacles of Ballydoyle and Acapulco who have not been declared to run.

Jet Setting, winner of the Irish 1,000 Guineas last time out, runs for the first time for new owners the China Horse Club in the Coronation Stakes after selling for £1,300,000 on Monday.


Already topping the market due to the soft ground at Ascot, Jet Setting’s chances were boosted when second favourite Ballydoyle was pulled out of the race. She could be rerouted to the Prix de Diane at Chantilly on Sunday.

Nemoralia will be in opposition to Jet Setting on Friday though, despite her trainer Jeremy Noseda being pessimistic about the filly’s chances on the ground earlier this week.

“I feel we’ve got to take our chance in the Coronation. Nemoralia is in such great order. Barring this weather, everything is perfect,” Noseda wrote on Twitter.

The soft ground also means there will be no Acapulco at the royal meeting this year after she did not feature in the final declarations for the Commonwealth Cup. The Wesley Ward-trained filly was scratched from the King’s Stand Stakes on Tuesday due to the underfoot conditions and connections elected not to try their luck on Friday.

Quiet Reflection, winner of the Sandy Lane Stakes last time, heads the 12 remaining runners, which include runaway Listed scorer Log Out Island but not Air Force Blue. 

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