ITV Racing review, Saturday, July 28th

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Published: 29th July 2018

Poet’s Word left punters lost for words by winning the King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Stakes

Poet’s Word gave Sir Michael Stoute a record-breaking sixth success in the King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Stakes in front of the itv racing cameras.
The horse just denied his stablemate Crystal Ocean in an epic finish to the midsummer feature at Ascot.
Poet’s Word edged in front in the last 100 yards under James Doyle, after favourite Crystal Ocean had set sail for home in the straight.
Rostropovich and Salouen had set a strong pace from the outset, but Desert Encounter lost several lengths at the start.
Doyle had Poet’s Word at the back of the field and had plenty to do.
Crystal Ocean, ridden by William Buick, was seemingly in a better position heading to the business end of the race.
Poet’s Word gave chase and nailed him close to the line to win by a neck.

LENGTHS

Coronet was third, another nine lengths away from the Stoute pair.
Burnt Sugar completed a big summer handicap double when adding the Gigaset International Stakes at Ascot.
It added to his success in the Bunbury Cup two weeks ago.
Roger Fell’s in-form six-year-old burst through the pack to lead in the final furlong and grab the spoils.
There were many horses in with a chance as the pace hotted up.
But it was Shane Kelly who produced Burnt Sugar to lift the valuable heritage handicap for owners Middleham Park Racing.
Arbalet was three-quarters of a length away in second, with Ripp Orf just ahead of Via Serendipity in fourth.
Crack On Crack On made up for his disappointment at the Royal meeting when bursting through late on to land the Porsche Handicap.

SLOWLY

After winning his first two starts of the season, the son of Havana Gold lost all chance in the Britannia when slowly away from the stalls.
Although appearing to be on the wrong side in this mile prize, the joint-favourite finished fastest of all to get up and take victory by three-quarters of a length.
Angel’s Hideaway claimed victory in the Princess Margaret Keeneland Stakes at Ascot.
The Dark Angel filly got back on track with a stylish victory in the six-furlong Group Three prize.
Angel’s Hideaway struck a furlong out and pulled away to score by two and a half lengths, despite drifting to her right late on.
Thundering Blue won a thrilling race for the Sky Bet York Stakes on the Knavesmire.
Runner-up in the John Smith’s Cup, Thundering Blue went one better to give his trainer David Menuisier his biggest success.

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Elarqam set out to make all the running in a bid to get his back on track following a disappointing run in the Irish 2,000 Guineas.
He led well into the final furlong, but just could not quite last home and was nabbed in the last 50 yards.
Fran Berry got the grey Thundering Blue past the post first by a neck from Brorocco, with Elarqam a further neck away in third.
Don’t miss our ITV Racing tips throughout this week at Glorious Goodwood.
On Saturday, both Get Knotted and Thundering Blue did the business for us on the Knavesmire.

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