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Australia can confirm Derby form with Kingston Hill, right, at the Curragh

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Telescope scores by distance to earn Royal Ascot accolade for trainer Stoute

Of all the virtues needed by a racehorse trainer, patience is arguably the most desirable. Time and time again Sir Michael Stoute has shown he has it in spades, with the latest demonstration at Royal Ascot yesterday as Telescope produced a solo tour de force to take the Hardwicke Stakes by seven lengths.

Rizeena, ridden by Ryan Moore (second left), comes up the rail to win the Coronation Stakes at Ascot yesterday

Slade Power can secure Lynam dominance in week’s sprint honours

The Co Meath trainer Eddie Lynam has already enjoyed a wonderful Royal Ascot with a winner on each of the first two days and has not quite finished yet.

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Royal Ascot 2014: Euro Charline can turn tables in fillies’ test

Thanks to the subsequent achievements of Kingman, Australia, The Grey Gatsby and others, this year’s 2,000 Guineas is already being celebrated as of a special vintage, but in contrast, the fillies’ equivalent Classic is beginning to taste rather bland.

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Royal Ascot 2014: Leading Light denies Estimate a Gold Cup repeat

Joseph O’Brien enjoys perfect ride on notoriously lazy St Leger winner

Lord and Lady Webber with The Fugue, winner of the Prince Wales’s Stakes at Royal Ascot

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Royal Ascot 2014: Aidan O’Brien can shine Light again on Gold Cup

Estimate brought the house down last year when becoming the first horse to win the Ascot Gold Cup for a reigning monarch since the race was first run in 1807, but those hoping for a repeat performance may be asking a bit much.

Prince of Wales’s Stakes: Victory for Frankie Dettori on Treve can make up for missing Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe

Frankie Dettori has enjoyed many ups and endured many downs since riding his first Royal Ascot winner back in 1990, the frustration of missing out on winning last year’s Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe on Treve due to injury definitely one of the low points.

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