X

Thursday 24
May

Horse Racing

Churchill and Barney Roy to clash at Royal Ascot

18th June 2017, 15:17 by Jack Ogalbe

Churchill and Barney Roy are set to resume their rivalry at Royal Ascot having both been entered for the St James's Palace Stakes.

Last year's champion juvenile Churchill has made a strong start to his time as a three-year-old, claiming glory in the 2000 Guineas at Newmarket before adding the Irish equivalent at the Curragh.

Barney Roy saw his winning start halted in the 2000 Guineas and Richard Hannon has kept him at home since in a bid to tailor his form.

However, Hannon and Aidan O'Brien have both confirmed their charges for Tuesday's St James's Palace Stakes and the Ballydoyle handler, who also has Lancaster Bomber and Peace Envoy entered, admits he is looking forward seeing Churchill back in the action at the Royal meeting.

"We were delighted with Churchill at Newmarket and again when he won at the Curragh," O'Brien said. "Everything has gone fine since then. He's very straightforward and he should be happy on the [good to firm] ground.

"There are lot of good horses in the race and we have total respect for them all."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Jack Ogalbe has been working for the team since his student days, having enjoyed a successful placement. He is an avid West Ham fan but also enjoys writing on rugby union, golf, tennis and cycling.

More Horse Racing

Horse Racing

Withhold playing the waiting game

23rd May 2018, 12:19

Trainer Roger Charlton is staying patient with impressive Cesarewitch winner Withhold and will not race him at Sandown.

Horse Racing

No go for Wells Farhh Go

23rd May 2018, 12:06

Trainer Tim Easterby has announced that Wells Farhh Go will not be running in the Derby at Epsom a week on Saturday.

Horse Racing

Cox has high hopes for Oaks contender Perfect Clarity

22nd May 2018, 16:08

Clive Cox has "enormous confidence" in Perfect Clarity ahead of next week's Investec Oaks after a gallop around Epsom on Tuesday.

Horse Racing

O'Brien has plenty of options for Curragh

22nd May 2018, 15:48

Aidan O'Brien is planning to run US Navy Flag and Gustav Klimt in the Irish 2000 Guineas, while Threeandfourpence could also be added.

Horse Racing

Royal Ascot off the agenda for Herculean

21st May 2018, 13:29

Roger Charlton doesn't think Herculean is ready to take on Group One company and has ruled out a trip to Royal Ascot.

Horse Racing

Ascot aim for Thundering Blue

21st May 2018, 13:28

Trainer David Menuisier says Thundering Blue is likely to compete at Royal Ascot if the conditions suit.

Recent Sport Headlines

Napoli

Napoli confirm Ancelotti appointment

23rd May 2018, 19:36

Napoli have parted company with Maurizio Sarri and appointed Carlo Ancelotti in his place.

West Ham United

Veteran defender confirms West Ham departure

23rd May 2018, 19:21

Defender James Collins has confirmed he will leave West Ham when his contract expires next month.

Watford

Watford set sights on Roma fringe man

23rd May 2018, 18:38

Watford are reportedly closing in on the capture of forward Gregoire Defrel from Serie A club Roma.

Swansea City

Swans signing eager to make an impact

23rd May 2018, 18:22

Yan Dhanda hopes to battle for a first-team spot at Swansea City after joining on a free transfer from Liverpool.

Nottingham Forest

Return likely for former Forest star

23rd May 2018, 17:59

Michael Dawson is in talks with Nottingham Forest about a potential return to his former club.

Southampton

Gabbiadini happy in England

23rd May 2018, 17:41

Southampton striker Manolo Gabbiadini has suggested he is happy at the club following previous rumours of a summer exit.

Valencia

Loan star hopes for Valencia stay

23rd May 2018, 17:38

Goncalo Guedes has reportedly asked Paris Saint-Germain to allow him to join Valencia on a permanent basis.

Stoke City

Rowett earns skipper approval

23rd May 2018, 17:26

Skipper Ryan Shawcross has praised the Stoke board's decision to appoint Gary Rowett as the club's new manager.