Royal Ascot 2023

Gosdens and O’Brien take aim at Royal Ascot Leading Trainer honours

John & Thady Gosden and Aidan O’Brien look set to take the Royal Ascot Leading Trainer award to the wire, with both stables sending out leading chances on day five.

The Gosdens have sent out four winners and start the day with a one-win advantage over O’Brien, although the master of Ballydoyle has four more seconds to call upon should the count be tied at the close of play.

Covey and Free Wind are the Gosdens’ main hopes as the duo seek their second Royal Ascot Leading Trainer award, while O’Brien will be looking to Pearls And Rubies and Canute if he is to claim the title for the 12th time.

John & Thady Gosden runners:

3.05pm Covey

4.20pm Free Wind

5.35pm Ziryab, Obelix

Aidan O’Brien runners:

2.30pm Pearls And Rubies, Content

3.05pm The Antarctic, Age Of Kings

4.20pm Changingoftheguard

5.35pm Canute, Londoner

Frankie Dettori will need to be at his brilliant best if he is to claw back Ryan Moore and land his eighth Royal Ascot Leading Jockey award in his farewell year.

Dettori is only one win behind Coolmore’s retained rider but his task is compounded by Moore’s healthy cushion of second-place finishes and full book of rides on day five.

Ryan Moore rides:

2.30pm Pearls And Rubies

3.05pm The Antarctic

3.40pm Wellington

4.20pm Changingoftheguard

5.00pm Probe

5.35pm Canute

6.10pm Dawn Rising

Frankie Dettori rides:

3.05pm Covey

3.40pm Kinross

4.20pm Free Wind

5.00pm Mums Tipple

5.35pm Knockbrex

Coolmore partnerships consisting of Sue Magnier, Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith, Peter Brandt and Westerberg are on course to take the Royal Ascot Leading Owner title following a strong week.

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