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Royal Ascot previews

I will be running the usual guest previews throughout the Royal Ascot festival, so if you fancy yourself as a bit of a writer as well as a racing enthusiast, then step up and have a crack. Readership is strong during the big meetings so you will get plenty of people reading your work. Take a look through older posts for examples.

So far I have these races covered:
St James' Palace Stakes
Coventry Stakes
Jersey Stakes
Prince of Wales' Stakes
Tercentenary Stakes
King George V Stakes
King Edward VII
Queen's Vase
Hardwicke Stakes

If you're brave enough to stick your neck out on any other race with a detailed preview, drop me a line (scottf at journalist.com), reply in the comments (I'll read but not publish them) or contact me on Twitter - @borisranting. Most people will find the extra work they put into writing a preview is worth it because it makes them do the form in far more depth.

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Irish Thoroughbred Marketing Gimcrack Stakes
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£220,000
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Villiers StakesRandwick, G2, 1600m
1615 local time, 0515 GMT

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The most reliable guide to the Gr2 Villiers has always been the Festival Stakes.

I’m going to stick with that form line; here’s the horses who ran in the Festival, running today.

1 I'm Imposing (55.5) 20-1
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5 [1.7] Sir Moments (56) 11-2
6 [2.5] Multilateral (54) 60-1
7 [3.8] Scream Machine (56) 20-1
8 [4.3] Aomen (58.5) 30-1
11 [6.8] Monton (60) 16-1
12 [8.0] Keep Cool (54) 80-1

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