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Hugo Palmer Royal Ascot Day Five Preview: He's a Group 1 horse in a handicap

24 Jun 2023
Coral Racing Ambassador, Hugo Palmer, provides an exclusive preview on his only runner on the final day of the Royal Ascot 2023 meeting in the Wokingham Stakes. 

17:00 Royal Ascot – Flaming Rib 

Flaming Rib is a Group 1 horse in a handicap here, so he does have to carry top-weight, but that’s because he’s the best horse in the race.

One of his best career runs was when he was second over this C&D in the Commonwealth Cup last year, so we know he likes it at Ascot. He ran to a mark of about 114 that day and he runs off 110 here, so with Pierre-Louis Jamin claiming a valuable 3lb, you could argue mathematically he has a good few pounds in hand.

 I certainly think we go there with a lively chance, but as I said yesterday about the Sandringham, these races are the hardest on the planet to win. 

Hugo Palmer, Coral Racing Ambassador 

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