Royal Ascot News: Bay Bridge the one to cross in Prince Of Wales's

It looks an enthralling Prince Of Wales's Stakes at Royal Ascot on Wednesday, June 15, headed by Sir Michael Stoute's Bay Bridge. Yet, Japanese raider Shahryar will want a say.

Sir Michael Stoute's Bay Bridge is the horse the eight runners will have to traverse in the Prince Of Wales's Stakes at Royal Ascot on Wednesday, June 15.

Chasing the six-timer, Stoute's New Bay colt is in scintillating form and took the Coral Brigadier Gerard Stakes last time out by a mighty five lengths from the Gosdens' Mostahdaf.

Yet, Bay Bridge is unlikely to have it his own way with some of the world's best talent descending on Ascot, not least the Japanese raider Shahryar.

The Hideaki Fujiwara trained Deep Impact colt is typically well bred and arrives at Ascot after winning the ultra-lucrative Longines Dubai Sheema Classic at Meydan.

The French are taking a keen interest in the Prince Of Wales's too with the Gianluca Bietolini trained Grand Glory hat-trick hunting and looking to build on a solid fifth in the Japan Cup. The six-year-old mare was sold for a cool €2.5 million, sent back into training and supplemented for Ascot to the tune of £70,000 which shows how well thought of she is.

John and Thady Gosden's Lord North won the Prince Of Wales's two years ago and returns after taking the Dubai Turf in late March under Frankie Dettori.

Meanwhile, William Haggas' Addeybb is a top class, course and distance contender who won the CIPQO Champion Stakes at the course in October 2020 but is also entered in Tuesday's Wolferton Stakes.

Addeybb's stablemate Dubai Honour can't be discounted either, not that any from the talented Newmarket handler ever can really, a fourth in the Longines Hong Kong Cup showed much of what the four-year-old Pride Of Dubai colt is all about.

Aidan O'Brien's Broome is anothe capable performer who is likely to start as a big outsider but a horse that took the Group 1 Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud as recently as July 2021 for the Ballydoyle operation.

The Prince Of Wales's Stakes is a Group 1 contest scheduled to go off at 15.40 on Wednesday, June 15 at Ascot racecourse in Berkshire. The race takes place over a mile and two furlongs is worth £599,708 to the winner and will be boradcast live on ITV Racing.

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