Queen Elizabeth II Stakes Tips: Inspiral to gain vengeance for Gosden a year on

John Gosden's Palace Pier was beaten in an epic duel in this race last year, but he has a strong chance of taking the 2022 crown with Inspiral
John Gosden's Palace Pier was beaten in an epic duel in this race last year, but he has a strong chance of taking the 2022 crown with Inspiral

Last season's Queen Elizabeth II Stakes was, somewhat fittingly as it was the last renewal of the race Her late Majesty saw before her sad passing this year, a race for the ages as Baaeed outbattled the high class Palace Pier up the Ascot straight to announce himself as a contender for the title of the best horse in the world. It will be many years until we see a race with a battle as high quality as that, but the 2022 renewal still looks an intriguing affair all the same. Billy Grimshaw has the preview for us and he likes Gosden's chances of claiming the title his charge Palace Pier so agonisingly missed out on last year...

Modern Games is back on UK shores after a successful trip stateside in which he laughed at the field in the valuable Woodbine Mile. This was another brilliant effort after his good second behind the brilliant Baaeed in the Sussex Stakes. Finishing under two lengths behind that one could end up being Modern Games' greatest ever achievement, although a QEII would go some way to matching that and trainers' title chasing Charlie Appleby will be desperate to bag this prize with trusted rider William Buick on board for Godolphin. After some experimenting it seems connections have finally realised a mile is his best trip and he will undoubtedly be a massive player.

Champions Day often sees a soft ground Ascot due to its placing in the calendar, but we could get lucky and see racing on ground as nice as good to soft, soft in places if recent clerk reports are to be believed. One set of connections who will be doing a rain dance are those of The Revenant. Ryan Moore is booked for Francis-Henri Graffard and with this seven year old's penchant for soft ground they will be hoping Ascot is treated to some serious showers. If it is expect The Revenant, whose form figures in this contest read 214 over the past 3 years, to see her price contract as the day rumbles on. If the ground stays as is expected, however, I'd think there are one or two with more class.

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Jadoomi is a very interesting supplementation from the Crisford team and will have the returning James Doyle in the saddle, a positive as this has been a fruitful partnership in the past. The gelding has been better than ever the last twice, scooping a couple of Group 2 pots with his front running tactics and Doyle will be expected to issue a 'catch me if you can' cry to his rivals by making the test an honest one. The more illustrious runners in the field will have to keep an eye on this tough son of Holy Roman Emperor because he won't give his lead up without a fight. It is interesting Roger Varian thinks El Drama is worth chancing here  on his second run after a long lay-off. On the form book he seems to have a lot to find but he was a promising miler before injury and connections clearly maintain the faith so of the outsiders he is the most interesting if you fancy a shock result.

As mentioned in the introduction, the Gosdens will have been gutted to see champion miler Palace Pier beaten in his final race before heading off to stud last season and they will be highly motivated to win this year's renewal. I think they have an outstanding chance with the brilliant filly INSPIRAL. Of course as a three year old filly she will receive weight from her rivals which will be an undoubted bonus, and it is her phenomenal Royal Ascot win in the Coronation Stakes which means I couldn't really look elsewhere for my selection, despite the short price. That day she was imperious in routing a high class field on her comeback from  injury which forced the one-time Guineas favourite to miss the May Classic She disappointed next time out when beaten as a 1/3 favourite in the Falmouth and is clearly a fragile filly, however her evident class and liking for this course and distance is enough for me to weight in behind her..

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