Royal Ascot: Spot plays for Day 4

Racing at Royal Ascot - Photo by The penultimate day of racing at the 2019 Royal Ascot meet features four more group stakes races, including a high-quality renewal of the Coronation Stakes (G1). Favorites have struggled during the first three days of the meet, perhaps in part because of the soft ground, but with the course drying out, the action might be a bit more predictable Friday. Let’s dig in and come up with a few spot [...]

Skitter Scatter Proves Much the Best in Moyglare Stud Stakes

On paper, Sunday’s prestigious Moyglare Stud Stakes (Ire-I) at the Curragh in Ireland appeared to be a wide-open event destined to produce a very close finish. The seven-furlong “Win and You’re In” prep race for the 2018 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (gr. I) attracted a field of ten promising two-year-old fillies, the majority of whom could boast solid form lines filled with potential. But in the end, it was the experienced Skitter Scatter—with six starts prior starts under her [...]