Choreographer set for Royal Ascot victory - fourth day preview

Both Quiet Reflection and Jet Setting are likely to be skinny prices on day four of Royal Ascot, but it is hard to look beyond either filly in their respective heats.

By The Newsroom
Thursday, 16th June 2016, 4:48 am
Quiet Reflection (centre) is tipped to score at Royal Ascot. Photo: Martin Rickett/PA Wire
Quiet Reflection (centre) is tipped to score at Royal Ascot. Photo: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

Quiet Reflection takes on the colts in the Commonwealth Cup but with the ground certainly in her favour, she has all the hallmarks of a likely winner.

Her fifth place in the Lowther last year is the only blot on her otherwise perfect record, with Karl Burke never having ran her on ground quicker than good.

A Listed and Group Three winner as a juvenile, she showed she has trained on this term with two wins already under her belt.

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After scoring over six furlongs on heavy ground at Chantilly in April, Quiet Reflection had a couple of her rivals here well beaten when landing the Sandy Lane Stakes at Haydock last month.

A three-and-three-quarter-length margin barely does her justice as she was hardly under the pump to win and her 3lb fillies’ allowance makes her an all-the-more attractive proposition.

Jet Setting holds similarly clear-cut claims in the Coronation Stakes following her surprise success in the Irish 1,000 Guineas last month.

Runner-up and subsequent Oaks scorer Minding had her excuses that day and while she only won by a head, the fact that pair were 10 lengths clear of the rest illustrates just what a talent Jet Setting is when there is plenty of juice in the ground.

She changed hands for £1.3 million at the Goffs London Sale on Monday and new owners, China Horse Club, will surely be disappointed if she cannot make a winning bow in their colours.

Choreographer really did not enjoy the rub of the green in the Dante but compensation awaits in the King Edward VII Stakes.

* Selections:

Royal Ascot: 2.30 Grizzel, 3.05 CHOREOGRAPHER (NAP), 3.40 Quiet Reflection, 4.20 Jet Setting, 5.00 Cymro, 5.35 Daphne.

Newmarket: 5.50 He’s My Boy, 6.20 Nessita, 6.55 Fortune Of War, 7.30 Feed The Goater, 8.00 Arnold Lane, 8.35 Natural Scenery, 9.05 Pink Martini.

Ayr: 6.30 Testa Rossa, 7.05 Eez Eh, 7.40 Surewecan, 8.10 Odeon, 8.45 Duke Cosimo, 9.15 Renfrew Street.

Goodwood: 6.10 Kath’s Legacy, 6.45 Gung Ho Jack, 7.15 Alyday, 7.50 Star Rider, 8.25 Sureness, 8.55 Stormflower.

Market Rasen: 1.40 Itsamysterytome, 2.10 Stepover, 2.45 Lava Lamp, 3.20 Kid Valentine, 3.55 Easy Street, 4.35 Benzel, 5.10 Vanilla Run.

Redcar: 1.50 Springforth, 2.20 Hellracer, 2.55 Oriental Tiger, 3.30 Rousayan, 4.05 Dune Dancer, 4.45 City Of Night, 5.20 Rustique, 5.55 Kinloch Pride.

Double: Choreographer and Quiet Reflection.