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    19 June 2023

    Exciting Showdown Expected at the St James’s Palace Stakes: Expert Predictions and Analysis

    A New Challenge for Chaldean: The St James’s Palace Stakes

    The Andrew Balding-trained Frankel colt, Chaldean, continues his quest for dominance in the horse racing world as he prepares to compete in the upcoming St James’s Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot. Despite his unimpressive performance during the Greenham at Newbury and questions surrounding his ability heading into the 2000 Guineas earlier this season, Chaldean silenced doubters with an impressive win.

    His victory is a testament to his versatility as a racehorse – he can jump and be handy or take a pull depending on what’s necessary. With stall one draw concerns aside, connections are confident that Chaldean has what it takes to follow in Poetic Flare and Coroebus’ footsteps by completing the 2000 Guineas/St James’s Palace double.

    A Strong Contender from Ireland: Paddington

    Paddington, who claimed victory in the Irish equivalent of this race with ease at Curragh will also be competing. This Siyouni colt aims to give trainer Aidan O’Brien his ninth win in this race which would mark an incredible accomplishment.

    New Blood on Upward Trajectory: Cicero’s Gift

    Cicero’s Gift arrives off of an impressive display at Goodwood still unbeaten so far. One of two horses Charlie Hills enters into this British Champions Series Race alongside Galeron who came fourth place during last year’s event respectively.

    The Thoughts Of Racing Managers For Owners On Chaldean and Mostabshir

    “The horse has never done anything wrong in his career to date, and hopefully he can continue his good run. Andrew is happy, everyone at Kingsclere feels he is in the right place, and we’re all excited for Tuesday,” said Barry Mahon, European racing manager for owners Juddmonte.

    Angus Gold, Racing Manager for owner Shadwell said “Our horse (Mostabshir) is very progressive but he’s going to need to be. So it will be interesting to see how he gets on.…Hopefully whatever he is capable of; He will give his best wherever that fits in.”

    It’s All Up In The Air

    This year’s St James’s Palace Stakes promises another thrilling event with several strong contenders vying for first place. Whether Chaldean can repeat his success or if a newcomer like Cicero’s Gift will come out on top remains up in the air until race day.

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