Trainer Henry Candy is sweet on his flying machine Limato in the inaugural Commonwealth Cup
Henry Candy is confident of a big run for Limato in the inaugural running of the Group One Commonwealth Cup. The flying machine will relish the firm conditions and has form at the course. Only beaten when the conditions didn’t suit, Limato will have the pace to live with the likes of Tiggy Wiggy and the US raider Hootenanny. In what is a great race and a brilliant new initiative, punters would also be foolish to overlook Kool Kompany who has the class to be a contender too.
CROCKFORD’S DEAD CERT – ALOFT (QUEEN’S VASE 5.35)
Eye-catching entry from a horse who will be making his seasonal debut in race that is a mile more than he has raced before. Excellent form last year including a second in the Racing Post points to enough Moore and O’Brien winner.
CROCKFORD’S WHISPER – LAXFIELD ROAD E/W (ALBANY 2.30)
Dettori teams up with the brilliant Wesley Ward on this US challenger. Ward has a real knack in these contests, expect another bold show.
ARCHER’S SELECTION – FOUND (CORONATION 4.20)
Archer would have noticed the exceptional form of O’Brien and Moore. Given that purple patch he would have wanted to be on this talented filly.
LUCKY CHANCER – KOOL KOMPANY E/W (COMMONWEALTH CUP 3.40)
In what is a fascinating race, this Lucky Chancer seems to have been overlooked. With plenty of talent and speed, the Craven Stakes winner is worth a gamble at around 40/1.
Crockford’s Royal Ascot Gambles on Day Three:
Laxfield Road e/w and Back At The Ranch (Albany 2.30), Balios (King Edward VII 3.05), Hootenanny, Limato e/w and Kool Kompany e/w (Commonwealth Cup 3.40), Found (Coronation 4.20), Azurite e/w (Duke Of Edinburgh 5.00) and Aloft (Queen’s Vase 5.35)
(Featured Photograph – Henry Candy at Glorious Goodwood by Stuart Rice)