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AL AASY | Coronation Cup runner-up will bid for King George glory

Al Aasy will next be seen in the King George at Ascot, William Haggas has confirmed



2C2XW3A Al Aasy ridden by Dane O'Neill wins the Betway Novice Stakes at Newmarket Racecourse.

Epsom Derby Festival appearance maker Al Aasy will next be seen in the Group 1 King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot, according to his trainer.

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The Sea The Stars’ colt’s two win-streak was snapped in an epic duel with Pyledriver on the Downs earlier this month, with only a neck separating the pair.


But his handler already has his sight’s set on another top-level middle distance event later this season, with all roads leading to Berkshire.

William Haggas told At The Races: “I was a bit disappointed he didn’t win [the Coronation Cup].

William Haggas
Yorkshire trainer William Haggas hopes Al Aasy can give him a first taste of success in the King George this year

“We all get disappointed if we don’t win. But he’s fine, and he’s going to go for the King George.”

Derby hero Adayar currently heads the betting and will not contest in this weekend’s Irish equivalent, with recent Prince Of Wales’s successor Love another prominent figure in the market.

Adam Kirby and Adayar Epsom
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Snowfall, who secured victory in the Oaks, remains ahead of Dubai Group 1 winner Mishriff for John & Thady Gosden, who have taken three of the last four renewals of this race solely through the legendary Enable.

Epsom, Surrey, UK 2nd June, 2017Franki Dettori wins The Oaks on Enable at Epsom Downs Credit: Motofoto/Alamy Live News
Enable won three renewals of the King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes

The aforementioned William Muir & Chris Grassick four-year-old, who conquered this year’s Al Rayyan winner, is 6/1 to clinch a second win at this level, with In Swoop and St Mark’s Basilica other contenders.

Dominic Chapman is senior content writer at Low6 with a passion for horse racing. He provides a NAP and NB every day throughout the week on selected National Hunt and Flat cards in both Britain and Ireland. Additionally, he hosts the Paddock Picks Podcast with former Welsh Grand National-winning pilot, Charlie Poste - the pair interviewing and discussing current racing topics with a special guest every week.