Andrew Balding: My two runners at Royal Ascot on Thursday
The Betway ambassador previews his two chances for the third day of the Royal Meeting at Ascot.
Spanish Mission has had this race as his main target ever since his victory in the Doncaster Cup last year.
He was a good at York last time, but I’m just worried about how much rain they could get over Ascot.
He’s a better horse on a sounder surface, so I’m hoping they don’t get too much rain before the Gold Cup (16:15).
Symbolize is very versatile conditions-wise.
He’s a classy horse who is effective at Ascot, having run well here at two in the Windsor Castle – when he finished fourth – and at three in the Jersey Stakes, when he came third.
It’s hard to fancy horses in these big-field handicaps (18:10), but he’s in great form and I think with luck on his side he can go very well.
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