Royal Ascot: who wants it soft and who doesn't

Elidor - Royal Ascot 20/6/2013

Royal Ascot: easy ground – but who will enjoy it?

  PICTURE: Edward Whitaker (racingpost.com/photos)  

   3:24PM 13 JUN 2016 

With the going at Royal Ascot currently good to soft and soft in places and more rain on the way, we take a look at some leading contenders who will enjoy the conditions and some who won’t

SIX WHO WANT IT SOFT

Ervedya
Queen Anne, Tuesday
Handles any ground but form figures of 113111 with soft in going description

Mecca’s Angel
King’s Stand, Tuesday
Only twice finished out of first two in ten runs with soft in going description (4221151112)

Awtaad
St James’s Palace, Tuesday
Perfect record in four starts on ground slower than good, including Irish 2,000 Guineas triumph

Clever Cookie
Gold Cup, Thursday
Four wins and three seconds from ten runs on good to soft or slower
Quiet Reflection Commonwealth Cup, Friday All six runs have been on ground no faster than good with form figures of 151111

Twilight Son
Diamond Jubilee, Saturday
Form figures of 112 (the last two in Group 1s) on good to soft

FIVE WHO DON’T WANT IT SOFT

Acapulco
Commonwealth Cup, Friday
Blazed away in Queen Mary on fast ground last year and would prefer firm with only turf defeat on good to soft

Goldream
King’s Stand, Tuesday
Won on good to firm but form figures of 36336965 on ground slower than good

Ballydoyle
Coronation Friday
Form figures of 21112 on good or better but 42 (beaten favourite both times) on slower ground

Nemoralia
Coronation, Friday
Fast ground ideal and excelled on good to firm last time but beaten on yielding in US

Undrafted
Diamond Jubilee, Saturday
Four wins and three seconds from nine runs on turf with firm in description but 4335 on slower ground

 
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