Three Superstars Who Will Take Royal Ascot by Storm in 2018


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Ascot Racecourse” by Nigel Cox (CC BY-SA 2.0)

The highlight of the flat racing season for many is the Royal Ascot meeting in June, and this year we are sure to see yet another meeting full of high-quality action. As is always the case, we will see the best of the best taking each other on over five days of exhilarating sporting action, and it is certainly a week for racing fans to savor. If you are already looking at the racing that will take place, here are three superstars you need to look out for at Royal Ascot.


A horse who could go all the way to the top this year is Cracksman. He won on his reappearance in France with ease and will now head to Royal Ascot to take part in the Prince Of Wales’s Stakes. His long-term aim this season is to head to Longchamp for the Arc – although, before that, he will have the chance to win multiple Group One races. He is a horse not just for Royal Ascot but also for the season, so it is always worth checking out the latest horse racing news to see where he will be heading next. He will have the assistance of experienced jockey Frankie Dettori when he takes to the course at Ascot, which is another reason to be positive about his chances.

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Frankie Dettori” by MonkeyWing (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Harry Angel

If ever there was a sprinter to follow in 2018, then Harry Angel is it. He was fantastic as a three-year-old and looks the type to only improve and strengthen with age. Should he do that, then there is every chance that he will dominate the sprinting division in the UK for the next couple of years. The expert insider tips for Royal Ascot are surely going to fancy him and the Golden Jubilee at that meeting is unlikely to be his only Group One win of the campaign. After winning the big sprint on Champions Day last year, we have come to expect big things from Harry Angel, and this year he looks set to confirm his superiority over all of his rivals.

Order Of St George

One star who will be heading to the Royal meeting with revenge on his mind will be the Aidan O’Brien trained Order Of St George. In what was a thrilling race at last year’s meeting, he was beaten by a short head by his rival Big Orange, and would love nothing more than to turn the tables in the biggest staying race of the season. Aidan O’Brien always sends a huge string to Royal Ascot, and they always turn up in peak form, so expect Order Of St George to look like perfection on the day. He is a star and one of the best stayers we have seen this decade. Landing the 2018 Ascot Gold Cup would ensure he went into the record books.

The Royal meeting is just around the corner and excitement is already building amongst racing fans. The big names from all over the world will be in attendance ready to witness five fantastic days of racing, where heroes are made.