Classic hero Poetic Flare and the undefeated Mostahdaf are among the 13 foals declared for the St James’s Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot
Mostahdaf has won each of his three starts so far for John and Thady Gosden – completing his hat-trick in the Heron Stakes at Sandown almost four weeks ago.
Frankel’s colt beat Charlie Appleby’s Highland Avenue by half length in this Listed competition and the pair will renew the group-level rivalry on a Tuesday.
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Appleby also moves up the Irish Guineas’ sixth place at La Barrosa, while Jessica Harrington’s Lucky Vega also brings solid classic form to the table, having finished third at Newmarket and fourth at Curragh.
Aidan O’Brien runs Battleground, Ontario and Wembley, with his son Joseph represented by Thunder Moon.
Battleground and Wembley, both of which wear tongue ties for the first time, as well as Thunder Moon all disappointed with the Guineas at Newmarket and Wembley has also failed to shoot in the Irish equivalent since then.
Bullace (Ralph Beckett), Chindit (Richard Hannon), Maximal (Sir Michael Stoute) and Naamoos (Mark Johnston) complete the roster.