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Trio Of Gr1s Programmed For Royal Ascot Opening
Meanwhile, today's opening day at the 2016 Royal Ascot meeting in the UK features three separate Gr1 events that form part of 23 individual stakes races across five days of racing between this afternoon and next Saturday. This afternoon's highlights include the Gr1 King's Stand Stakes (5 furlongs), Gr1 Queen Anne Stakes (1 mile straight) and the Gr1 St James's Palace Stakes (1 mile). The Queen Anne Stakes will be particularly closely watched by US racing aficionados as the field includes brilliant US raider Tepin (Bernstein-Life Happened, by Stravinsky) whose last 11 starts (four Gr1s) have yielded 9 wins & 2 runners-up. His SP for his last four outings have been between $1.30 and $1.40. He is currently at a $4.50 quote.