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Royal Ascot: 1000 Guineas heroines Mawj and Tahiyra set for Crowning Stakes rematch|Racing News

Mawj and Tahiyra stay in the running for a Royal Ascot rematch after including in the 9 fillies to stand their ground for the Crowning Stakes on Friday.

Saeed bin Suroor’s Mawj was a popular winner of the 1000 Guineas at Newmarket, offering a welcome go back to the huge phase for her fitness instructor, who has actually taken pleasure in many excellent days in the past.

A child of Exceed And Excel, Mawj held back Tahiyra by a figured out half-length under Oisin Murphy – form well marketed when the Dermot Weld-trained runner-up raised the Irish equivalent at the Curragh.

Aidan O’Brien still has Breeders’ Cup winner Meditate in contention, after she ended up sixth at Newmarket and instantly behind Tahiyra at the Curragh.

Jackie Oh is another for Ballydoyle, with Mammas Woman (Richard Hannon), Queen For You (John and Thady Gosden), Remarquee (Ralph Beckett), Sounds Of Paradise (Jessica Harrington) and Comhra (Jim Bolger) likewise in the mix.

Chris Hayes celebrates a Classic victory in the Irish 1000 Guineas on Tahiyra
Chris Hayes commemorates a Traditional success in the Irish 1000 Guineas on Tahiyra

Star tourist attraction in the 16 left for the Commonwealth Cup guarantees to be O’Brien’s Little Big Bear, who revealed he is set to be a genuine force over running journeys when winning at Haydock, having actually gone back to action over a mile in the 2000 Guineas.

In the 20-strong King Edward VII Stakes, all eyes will be on King Of Steel – 2nd just to Auguste Rodin in the Derby.

King Of Steel (right) chases home Derby winner Auguste Rodin
King Of Steel (best) chases after house Derby winner Auguste Rodin

Amongst the competitors to Roger Varian’s charge might be Arrest, who was sent preferred at Epsom for Frankie Dettori and the Gosdens, however stopped working to deal with the track on the quick ground and ended up down the field in 10th location.

Dubai Mile (ninth), Adelaide River (8th), Artistic Star (seventh), Armed force Order (14th) and San Antonio (11th) likewise performed at Epsom and might return next week.

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