Buckingham Palace have announced that the Queen's Ascot Gold Cup winner, Estimate, has tested positive for morphine.
Ascot's midsummer highlight, the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes, is shaping up be to a top class renewal. Ante-post
favourite is Royal Ascot victor Telescope, whose profile has shades of Harbinger, an 11-length winner of the race in 2010.
With Oaks winner Taghrooda, Breeders' Cup winner Magician, Eclipse winner Mukhadram and King Edward VII winner Eagle Top all being aimed at the race it looks worthy of the fabled roll of honour.
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Morphine is banned by the British Horseracing Authority as it can be used to numb pain.
A review of the pick of the action from Musselburgh where John Quinn unleashed another potentially smart youngster.
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William Buick is hoping conditions at Ascot do not become too quick ahead of Eagle Top's tilt at the King George.
Royal Ascot winner The Wow Signal could step up to Group One company in the Keeneland Phoenix Stakes at the Curragh.
Gabriel's Lad is on course for a tilt at the Longines International Stakes at his beloved Ascot on Saturday.
Pascal Bary is plotting a route to the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe with Spiritjim but it may come too soon for Teletext.
A tilt at next month's Juddmonte International at York is "unlikely" for Al Kazeem according to trainer Roger Charlton.