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2010 Royal Ascot: Day 4 Results

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Race

Winner

UK Odds

US Odds

G3 Albany Stakes

Memory

15/2

5/1

G2 King Edward VII Stakes

Monterosso

7/2

7/2

G1 Coronation Stakes

Lillie Langtry

7/2

7/2

Wolferton Handicap

Rainbow Peak

13/8

8/5

G3 Queen's Vase

Mikhail Glinka

2/1

2/1

Buckingham Palace Handicap

Treadwell

14/1

5/2 (field)

-A fairly formful day at Royal Ascot with low priced horses winning four of the six races. 

Treadwell only paid 5/2 in the North American pool as he was part of "the field" option in the final race.

-American Tiz My Time ran a decent 3rd of 22 in the Albany Stakes, leading the pack in the early stages.  On paper I didn't think this filly had much of a chance against this group as she appeared to be a bit light in terms of class.  But she ran a very credible race and appears to have a bright future ahead of her providing that McPeek can find the right racing opportunities for her in the U.S.

It will be interesting to see where Ken McPeek points Tiz My Time for her next start.  She obviously can perform well over the grass, but Maiden Special Weight races on the lawn at a sprint distance are difficult to come by in the U.S. on a daily basis.  We see quite a few Maiden races at a mile or longer, but not that many at six or five furlongs.  She's already tried the Polytrack and conventional dirt, but today's performance suggests that she needs to stay on the lawn.

Following the race, Ken McPeek commented about the performance of his filly:

"I thought she would show up well and she did," said McPeek, who finished fifth in the St. James's Palace Stakes (Eng-G1) on Tuesday with Noble's Promise. "Running her was more of a test to see what type of fillies and colts I need for the future and what has happened this week has given me a good feel for that."

It sounds like McPeek is interested in continuing to bring horses from the U.S. to Royal Ascot in the future.  

-Lillie Langtry ran a promising juvenile campaign, winning a Group 3, a Group 2, and finishing 3rd in a Group 1.  She had a tough go of it in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Filly Turf but bounced back to only lose by a ½ length in the Irish 1000 Guineas back on May 23rd.  Today, she was able to get a very clean trip and then commence a long run to wear down Gile Na Greine inside the final furlong to capture the Group 1 Coronation Stakes.

-Mikhail Glinka won a thrilling finish to the two mile Group 3 Queen's Vase by nosing out Theology on a head-bob at the wire.  Total Command broke free of the pack just outside the final two furlongs and appeared to be on his way to victory until Theology and Mikhail Glinka began a late charge inside the final furlong.  Total Command settled for 3rd.