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Alpha Centauri wins Coronation Stakes in course record

Trainer Jessica Harrington broke her Royal Ascot maiden tag in style on Friday, her Mastercraftsman filly Alpha Centauri, owned and bred by the Niarchos family, winning the Group 1 Coronation Stakes (1600m) by six lengths and in a course record time of 1m 35.89s from the Mark Johnston-trained Threading.

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Sir Michael's third winner of 2018 Royal Ascot comes in the form of Eqtidaar

Sheikh Hamdan Al Maktoum's Shadwell operation landed its second Group 1 Commonwealth Cup (1200m) since the race's inception in 2015, when Eqtidaar won the latest edition for trainer Sir Michael Stoute at Royal Ascot on Friday.

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Persian floors King Edward VII Stakes rivals

Godolphin's good week continued - as did that of Darley Stud - when Old Persian, a son of Dubawi, won the Group 2 King Edward VII Stakes (2400m) ay Royal Ascot on Friday.

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Ascot stewards' report

James Doyle on Main Edition suspended for two for whip use - track watering and crowd figures

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Johnson gets off to a flyer in Albany Stakes

Trainer Mark Johnston started day four of Royal Ascot 2018 on Friday as he finished day three - with a winner, Main Edition (7/1) coming late to win the Group 3 Albany Stakes (1200m) for the Middleham-based trainer.

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Da Silva can make up ground on absent leaders at Seoul on Saturday

The top of the Seoul Jockey’s Premiership has a somewhat unfamiliar look about it as we head towards the halfway point of the 2018 racing season - Kim Dong Soo and Lim Gi Won arre at the top of the table - hot on their heels though is Antonio Da Silva and with both Kim and Lim suspended this weekend, the Brazilian rider can make inroads into their lead

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Seoul's Saturday meeting preview

Race 5: Class 4 (1000M) Handicap - Argo Rocket has reached class 4 in double-quick time after a pair of victories, both at this level. She’s got talent but she’s going to have to improve if she is to maintain her 100% record here

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Takarazuka Kinen (G1) - Preview

After two weeks without a Grade 1 to headline Japan Racing Association racing, the Takarazuka Kinen steps in to give the fans one last thriller until top-level racing starts up again in late September.

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UPI Horse Racing Weekend Preview

After weeks of attention on more storied venues, the focus of American racing shifts this weekend to Thistledown, where Flameaway and Lone Sailor bid to get their seasons back on track in the Ohio Derby.

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Be Vewy Vewy Quiet hunting return to form in Bold Ruckus

Be Vewy Vewy Quiet was among the best in his division at Woodbine as a two-year-old, winning a pair of sprint stakes and earning a Sovereign Award nomination - on Sunday, seven weeks out from a disappointing sophomore bow, Be Vewy Vewy Quiet will try turf for the first time in the $100,000 Bold Ruckus,

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Ascot stewards' report

James McDonald, the rider of Curiousity, suspended for 2 days for whip use and Colm O'Donoghue, the rider of Torcedor, also suspended for 2 days for using his whip - crowd up - track waterng on Thursday night

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Gosden lands first Gold Cup at Royal Ascot

The famous race was a rare omission from the illustrious CV of Newmarket-based John Gosden, but the four-year-old colt Stradivarius, owned and bred by Bjorn Nielsen and ridden by the inimitable Frankie Dettori, filled the vacancy in style

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O'Brien works his magic in Ribblesdale Stakes

Magic Wand's Group 2 Ribblesdale Stakes (2400m) victory provided trainer Aidan O'Brien with a quick-fire 25/1 double, following immediately on the heels of Hunting Horn's Hampton Court Stakes success at Royal Ascot on Thursday.

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Moore brings up 50th Royal Ascot winner

Ryan Moore rode his 50th Royal Ascot winner for one of the meeting's most successful partnerships when Hunting Horn landed the Group 3 Hampton Court Stakes (2000m) on Thursday.

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Wesley Ward wins Norfolk Stakes with Shang Shang Shang

British racing's finest American import, Wesley Ward, had not enjoyed the best Royal Ascot until Shang Shang Shang landed the Group 2 Norfolk Stakes (1000m) on Thursday.

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A classic Coronation in store on Friday

The heroines of all three 1000 Guineas - the mile Classic races for three-year-old fillies run at Newmarket, the Curragh and Longchamp - meet on Friday for the first time in the £500,000 Group One Coronation Stakes.

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32Red handed £2 million penalty for failing to protect high-staking customer

Online bookmaker 32Red have been fined £2 million by the UK Gambling Commission after failing to protect a problem punter.

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Fields for Royal Ascot on Saturday

Fields for Royal Ascot on Saturday - field of 12 for Group 1 Diamond Jubilee Stakes (1200m) including Harry Angel, Redkirk Warrior, Merchant Navy

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Going news, track conditions and form for Ascot

Track conditions and form for Thursday’s meeting at Royal Ascot - the six race broadcast commences at 11.30pm AEST on Sky Racing1 and Thoroughbred Central - the going for the third day of Royal Ascot remains Good to Firm.

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Classic winner Indian King returns at Busan on Friday

Indian King was one of the stars of last year’s Triple Crown season and on Friday the colt returns, after almost a year out, to contest the feature event of a 9-race card at Busan Racecourse

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Busan's Friday meeting preview

Race 9: Class 2 (1400M) Handicap - Wildly competitive feature - the headline is that Indian King races for the first time since running 2nd in last year’s Minister’s Cup

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Attfield has eye on Singspiel sweep with Danish Dynaformer, Final Copy

Trainer Roger Attfield has sent out the winners of seven of 13 runnings of the Singspiel Stakes, including the 1-2 finishers on two occasions - on Saturday, Attfield has another double-barrelled threat in for the Grade 3, $125,000 feature as Danish Dynaformer and Final Copy will go postward in a field of eight for the 1 1/2-mile turf race.

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Stoute and McDonald combine with Expert Eye in Jersey Stakes

No sooner had Sir Michael Stoute created a new record by training a total of 76 winners at Royal Ascot than he took the crown further out of his rivals' reach with a 77th success - this came courtesy of Expert Eye, ridden by James McDonald in the Group 3 Jersey Stakes

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Ascot stewards' report

Stewards' report from Day Two of Royal Ascot on Wednesday - Jamie Spencer suspended for two days for whip use on Society Power - crowd up and track watering

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Poet proves perfect for Royal Ascot King Stoute

Sir Michael Stoute became the winning-most trainer at Royal Ascot after Poet's Word (11/2) provided the Newmarket trainer with his 76th victory at the Royal Meeting, getting the better of 2/5 favourite Cracksman in the Group 1 Prince of Wales's Stakes (2000m) on Wednesday.

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Botti gains first Royal Ascot winner thanks to Aljazzi

Newmarket trainer Marco Botti trained his first Royal Ascot winner when Aljazzi turned the Group 2 Duke Of Cambridge Stakes (1600m) into a procession on Wednesday.

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Garden blooms for O'Brien in Queen's Vase

Aidan O'Brien completely dominated the Group 2 Queen's Vase (2800m) at Royal Ascot on Wednesday, taking the first three places with Kew Gardens, Southern France and Nelson - it was the Irish trainer's 62nd Royal Ascot winner, his sixth victory in the Queen's Vase and his first success of the 2018 Royal Meeting.

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Signora is leading lady in Queen Mary Stakes

The John Quinn-trained 25/1 shot Signora Cabello swooped late under Oisin Murphy to capture the first race on Day Two of Royal Ascot on Wednesday, the Group 2 Queen Mary Stakes.

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Going and form for Ascot - Good to Firm

Track conditions and form for Wednesday’s meeting at Royal Ascot - remains Good to Firm following four millimetres of watering overnight- the six race broadcast commences at 11.30pm AEST on Sky Racing1 and Thoroughbred Central -

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Jim Bannon's Journal for Woodbine - Thursday

Preview for Woodbine Entertainment Group's All Weather track meeting at Woodbine on Thursday morning AEST - selections by Jim Bannon - the eight race Australian broadcast commences at 8.45am AEST Thursday on Sky Racing2, from 9.14am AEST on Sky Racing1.

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Cracksman has chance to show just why he's the banker of the week

The second, third and fourth in last year's Derby take each other on in the Prince Of Wales's Stakes , but it would be a surprise – and a relief to bookmakers – if they finished in the same order again.

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Ascot stewards' report

Stewards' report from Day One of Royal Ascot on Tuesday - jockey Frankie Dettori suspended for seven days and fined £4,300 for whip use on Without Parole, jockey Donnacha O'Brien on Gustav Klimt suspended for two days for whip use

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Eve's Accidental Group 1 Queen Anne winner beyond her wildest dreams

Accidental Agent's victory in the Group One Queen Anne Stakes (1600m) on Tuesday at Royal Ascot was a first Group One and a first Royal Ascot triumph for trainer Eve Johnson Houghton.

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Gosden and Dettori reign on Day One of Royal Ascot

Monarchs Glen's Wolferton Stakes win capped a fantastic day for trainer John Gosden and jockey Frankie Dettori - it was their third success on the opening day pn Tuesday of the 2018 Royal Meeting following victories with Calyx in the Group 2 Coventry Stakes and Without Parole in the Group 1 St James's Palace Stakes.

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Mullins mops up Ascot Stakes parade lead by Lagostovegas

Ireland's champion Jump trainer Willie Mullins saddled his sixth Royal Ascot winner, and his fourth in the Ascot Handicap, when Lagostovegas won the 2018 running of the staying handicap at Royal Ascot on Tuesday.

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Without Parole justifies everyone's faith

Trainer John Gosden's St James's Palace Stakes (1600m) victory at Royal Ascot on Tuesday with Without Parole was his 45th Royal Ascot winner, his second in the mile Group 1 race for three-year-olds and his second of the day

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Appleby is true Blue with King's Stand Stakes win

Fresh from the success of Masar in the Investec Derby, owner Godolphin, trainer Charlie Appleby and jockey William Buick teamed up to land the Group 1 King's Stand Stakes (1000m) at Royal Ascot on Tuesday with 6/1 shot Blue Point.

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Calyx blooms in Coventry Stakes

Newmarket trainer John Gosden registered his 44th winner at the Royal Meeting after Calyx justified the hype and 2/1 favouritism to provide his sire Kingman, also trained by Gosden, with a first Group success in the Group 2 Coventry Stakes (1200m)

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Early Going news, form and scratchings for Royal Ascot

Early Going news, form and scratchings for Royal Ascot - Track Good To Firm, Good in Places - the running rail on the round course is positioned three yards out from approximately nine furlongs out to the home straight. This rail will remain in place until Thursday - Cloudy

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World Cup finally shines in the Ministers' Cup at Seoul

World Sun, third in the KRA Cup Mile and fifth in the Korean Derby, finally tasted Classic glory coming through with a late – and this time unimpeded – run to win the final leg of the 2018 Triple Crown, the Minister’s Cup, in front of a 40,000-strong crowd at Seoul Racecourse on Sunday

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Royal Ascot weather watch

Ascot's forecast leading into the five day Royal Ascot carnival - the first of the six races programme for Tuesday commences at 11.30pm AEST on Sky Racing1 and Thoroughbred Central.

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Moroney buys Marathon Man at Goffs London Sale

One horse sold who will not be going to Ascot from the Goffs London Sale is Marathon Man, knocked down to New Zealand bloodstock agent Peter Moroney for £380,000 - the colt instead heads to Newmarket to join Ed Vaughan, where he will be conditioned to run in a Group One over 1600m on the Victoria Derby card at Flemington in November

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Woodbine's Turf Endurance Series is back

Woodbine's Turf Endurance Series, which will offer $40,000 in bonuses to the winning connections this year, will kick off with a 1-3/8 mile first leg featured on the undercard of the third day of the Queen's Plate Festival

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GBI's preview of Royal Ascot

The story of Royal Ascot is that of top-class racing right from the start with three Group Ones on the opening day.

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Trainer views on the leading contenders for the Queen Anne

Rhododendron, a Group 1 winner at two, three and four after success in the Lockinge Stakes at Newbury on her most recent start, is the only filly in the line-up and will be attempting to become the first of her sex to win this event since Goldikova in 2010.

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Gosden says ground will suit better, but Without Parole shouldn't be favourite

Without Parole will need to buck a trend, for it is unprecedented in recent years for a St James's Palace winner to have arrived at Royal Ascot without having already been tested at the highest level.

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Can Lady Aurelia cement Ascot legacy or will Battaash prove unbeatable?

Lady Aurelia is a bit special. Few horses become synonymous with the royal meeting, Yeats was probably the last, and the list of such types based on another continent was non-existent until Wesley Ward's speedster came along.

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Key pointers as Aidan O'Brien seeks ninth success in juvenile test

With eight victories to his name in the race, the art of spotting Aidan O'Brien's 'one' for the Coventry has become a major spring preoccupation of many punters.

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Record broadcast distribution for Royal Ascot 2018 meeting

This week's Royal Meeting will be available to view in over 200 countries, headlined by extensive domestic coverage on ITV - globally, coverage of Royal Ascot will have a reach of over 584 million households across a record 201 territories

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Gamble's Ghost with a spirited score in Trillium Stakes

Gamble’s Ghost, patiently handled by Eurico Rosa da Silva, rallied six-wide down the lane to capture Sunday’s $140,000 Grade 3 Trillium Stakes, at Woodbine.

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UPI Horse Racing Roundup

Pavel took a step forward with a win in the Stephen Foster, Blue Prize took the Fleur de Lis at Churchill Downs and Oscar Performance gave a performance worthy of an award at Belmont Park in highlights of weekend racing action.

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Sibling double act as NZB graduates star in Singapore

Graduates of New Zealand Bloodstock Sales won five races at Kranji on Sunday, and remarkably that winning quintet included two half-brothers – Refresh (NZ) (Rock ‘N’ Pop) and Soonbaby (NZ) (Redwood).

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UK racing this week looks at Royal Ascot 2018

Personally, I still think Tuesday is the best day, perhaps because we wait all year and the anticipation is as important as the actual racing, or perhaps because I still have the stamina, the wallet, and the dream of riches to come until the gates open for the first race at least.

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Murphy hoping Eminent can bounce back in Prince of Wales's

A son of Frankel may well win the Prince of Wales's Stakes at Royal Ascot on Wednesday, but while most will expect the colt in question to be Cracksman, Oisin Murphy will be hoping it is Eminent.

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David Probert aiming for breakthrough Group 1 success on Tip Two Win

The colt he had behind him in the 2,000 Guineas has since won the Derby and now opportunity knocks for Tip Two Win, the Newmarket runner-up who bids to land a David v Goliath-style knockout blow in the St James's Palace Stakes.

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Limato out to silence critics with former partner James Doyle

Owner Paul Jacobs believes James Doyle’s Ascot experience could help turn the tide for Limato in Tuesday’s Queen Anne Stakes.

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Laurens the magnificent puts Burke, Dance and McDonald in dreamland

The great Alec Head is fond of saying that a horse runs and wins with its heart, and there can be little doubt Laurens must have one of the biggest of any horse in training after her Prix de Diane Longines win at Chantilly on Sunday

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Ward excited about Lady Aurelia ahead of titanic clash with Battaash

A scintillating clash of speed awaits racegoers for day one of Royal Ascot with 14 sprinters declared for the Group 1 King's Stand Stakes on Tuesday.

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Pavel plays on his nerves and powers home for Stephen Foster victory

Doug O'Neill's decision to allow Pavel to become worked up prior to his latest Grade 1 assignment paid off handsomely, as the four-year-old surged to a maiden victory at the highest level.

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Jim Bannon's Journal for Woodbine’s 12 race programme on Sunday

Preview for Woodbine Entertainment Group's 12 race programme on Sunday - selections by Jim Bannon - the 10 race programme commences at 1.00pm Canadian EDT, 3.00am AEST Monday - watch the live online broadcast

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Mr Havercamp returns a winner in Steady Growth Stakes

Sean and Dorothy Fitzhenry’s homebred stakes winner Mr Havercamp was victorious in his four-year-old debut on Saturday afternoon at Woodbine, defeating past winners of the Steady Growth Stakes in this year’s $100,000 edition

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Seoul's Sunday meeting preview

Ecton Balde looks the class horse of his crop and last year’s Champion Juvenile can confirm his status by adding the Minister’s Cup to the Korean Derby that he dominated last month

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Key questions as Laurens and Happily go in search of Classic glory

A decade ago Zarkava won the Prix de Diane Longines race, while it's five years since Treve burst on to the international stage. Are we due another superstar in what looks a high-quality edition?

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Charlton hopes Aspetar can maintain progress for Shoemark in Hocquart

Aspetar looks to take the next step up the ladder and provides Kieran Shoemark with a chance to show his talent on a big stage when lining up against seven rivals in the Group 2 Prix Hocquart Longines at Chantilly on Sunday.

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Redkirk Warrior on warpath for Royal Ascot after July course workout

Just like many overseas contenders before him, the Diamond Jubilee hope enjoyed the luxury of a pre-Ascot workout on the July course, where he powered out of the dip in a solo exercise under his lad Dara O'Meachair.

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Richard Fahey thrilled with Sands Of Mali's prep for Commonwealth

Sands Of Mali's preparation for the Commonwealth Cup has gone like clockwork according to trainer Richard Fahey, who believes the colt is perfectly placed to make a Group 1 breakthrough.

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Hills books James McDonald for Ascot trio headed by Equilateral

James McDonald, looking for a first Royal Ascot winner, is building a handy book of rides at the meeting headed by Commonwealth Cup favourite Equilateral, one of three for Charlie Hills on Friday.

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Olivier Peslier expects Recoletos to be firing on all cylinders in Queen Anne

Royal Ascot racegoers will on Tuesday see a different Recoletos to the colt who was no match for Cracksman in the Champion Stakes in October according to his big-race rider Olivier Peslier.

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Jim Bannon's Journal for Woodbine’s 10 race programme on Saturday

Preview for Woodbine Entertainment Group's 10 race programme on Saturday - selections by Jim Bannon - the 10 race programme commences at 1.00pm Canadian EDT, 3.00am AEST Sunday - watch the online broadcast

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Gosden star Lah Ti Dar ruled out of Ribblesdale

Lah Ti Dar, a strong fancy for the Ribblesdale Stakes at Royal Ascot on Thursday, has been ruled out of the race by trainer John Gosden.

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O'Brien delighted with progress of 'uncomplicated' Merchant Navy

Aidan O’Brien says Australian recruit Merchant Navy has what it takes to follow in the footsteps of Starspangledbanner and win next week's Diamond Jubilee Stakes.

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