Noseda to take a five-strong team to Royal Ascot this week.

2017-06-20

Shalfleet has enjoyed a host of winners at the greatest Flat meeting in the world with horses such as Araafa, Soldier’s Tale, Forgotten Voice and Sander Camillo landing some major prizes.

Shalfleet has enjoyed a host of winners at the greatest Flat meeting in the world with horses such as Araafa, Soldier’s Tale, Forgotten Voice and Sander Camillo landing some major prizes.

Last year Nemoralia and Abe Lincoln came very close to adding to Noseda’s tally at Royal Ascot with both horses finishing second.

The five-day fixture starts on Tuesday but Shalfleet won’t be represented until Wednesday when a trio of horses will head there from the Bury Road stables.

Winning Ways starts Jeremy’s week by tackling the seven-furlong Jersey Stakes, a Group 3 that the yard has won with Just James (2002) and Proclamation (2005).

Winning Ways is a course and distance winner, having taken a handicap there in May.

Jeremy said: “This is a step up in class but I was delighted with his last win. He looks to have moved forward since that race and I’m sure he will put in a good performance in what looks like an above-average renewal of the Jersey. Gerald Mosse rides.”

On the same card Missy Mischief has her second career start in the Group 2 Queen Mary Stakes, staged over five furlongs.

The Into Mischief filly was inconvenienced by early-morning rain when she made her debut at Goodwood at the end of last month. 

Jeremy assessed: “I was satisfied with her first effort on ground that was unsuitable for her. I’m sure she has plenty of plenty of speed and I’ve been happy with how she has progressed from her last race. I feel she’s capable of performing well.”

Abe Lincoln only went down by a short head in the Britannia Handicap at Ascot a year ago. He returns to run over course and distance in the ultra-competitive Royal Hunt Cup.

Jeremy said: “It’s his first run since the Britannia and this has been his target from the start of the season. He will be suited by the ground and is fit and well.”

Friday is set to see Sixties Groove in action in the Duke of Edinburgh Handicap, while two-year-old filly Take Me With You is aimed at the Group 3 Albany Stakes, which Jeremy has won twice with La Chunga (2005) and Sander Camillo (2006).

Take Me With You was third on her racecourse bow at Newmarket last weekend, while Sixties Groove made his seasonal bow in an extended mile handicap at Epsom on Oaks day.

Jeremy said: “I was delighted with Take Me With You’s debut. She will improve significantly for that run and the prevailing fast ground will suit her.

“Sixties Groove has been a progressive horse and will be suited by the fast ground and the mile and a half trip. I was pleased with his return to the racetrack this season and he is approaching the race in peak form.”