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Magician and Mars among nine declared for Tuesday's St James's Palace Stakes

Updated: Sunday, 16 Jun 2013 11:39 | Comments

Magician has been declared for Tuesday's St James' Palace Stakes, though stable companion Mars is also among the nine runners
Magician has been declared for Tuesday's St James' Palace Stakes, though stable companion Mars is also among the nine runners

Dawn Approach, Magician and Toronado all feature in a field of nine set to go to post for Tuesday's St James's Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot.

Dawn Approach, winner of the 2000 Guineas, was a doubtful runner after his last-placed finish in the Derby until trainer Jim Bolger stated his intention to run last Wednesday.

Bolger has also declared Leitir Mor, winner of a Group Three at Leopardstown last week.

Magician had been a short-priced favourite for the race following his win in the Irish Guineas but he met with a slight setback last week.

While he is expected to fully recover, Aidan O'Brien has also declared Mars, who has performed creditably in the Guineas and Derby already this season.

George Vancouver is another Ballydoyle representative in the Group One.

Richard Hannon will be hoping the real Toronado turns up after he disappointed many in the Guineas by finishing only fourth.

A breathing issue was apparently the reason for that and jockey Richard Hughes has high hopes once again.

Roger Charlton has decided on this race for Dundonnell rather than the Jersey Stakes, while Kevin Ryan's Guineas runner-up Glory Awaits will take part.

The Mikel Delzangles-trained Mshawish, ridden by Frankie Dettori, completes the field.

Animal Kingdom (pictured), winner of the 2011 Kentucky Derby and this year's Dubai World Cup, will face 12 rivals in the Queen Anne Stakes on the same card.

Trained by American-based Graham Motion, Animal Kingdom has proved his versatility over several distances and different surfaces but faces a new task this week over a straight mile for the first time.

Taking him on is Aidan O'Brien's Declaration Of War, who flopped when sent off favourite for the Lockinge Stakes at Newbury last time.

Michael Bell's Sovereign Debt and the Roger Varian-trained Aljamaaheer were second and third to Farhh and they will clash again, although the winner misses out through injury.

John Gosden's Group One winner Elusive Kate will make her seasonal debut against the boys while Richard Hannon's Trumpet Major and Libranno line up.

Gabrial, Chill The Kite, Gregorian, Trade Storm, Penitent and Monsieur Chevalier make up the field.

Mike De Kock's Shea Shea (pictured above) will face 18 rivals in the King's Stand Stakes as he attempts to become the first South African-trained winner at the meeting.

De Kock has trained winners all over the globe but has yet to break his Ascot duck.

Shea Shea was a very impressive winner at the Dubai World Cup meeting and this has been his aim ever since. He will be ridden by Christophe Soumillon.

He will be joined in the line-up by the Australian raider Shamexpress, trained by Danny O'Brien.

The home team is led by the Clive Cox-trained Reckless Abandon, twice a Group One winner as a juvenile and a fine third on his comeback in the Temple Stakes recently.

Eddie Lynam's Sole Power finished third in the race last year and he will be partnered by Johnny Murtagh as he goes for glory once again.

Robert Cowell runs Temple winner Kingsgate Native, 2011 King's Stand victor Prohibit and Spirit Quartz, who will be ridden by Joseph O'Brien.

Pearl Secret makes his first appearance of the campaign for David Barron while fellow Yorkshire handler David O'Meara is represented by Move In Time and Doc Hay while John Gosden runs Swiss Spirit.

Aidan O'Brien has a strong hand of three out of the 16 runners in the Coventry Stakes.

The Ballydoyle team will be represented by Naas Listed winner Stubbs, Curragh maiden victor Sir John Hawkins (pictured above, centre) and War Command, who made a winning debut at Leopardstown 11 days ago.

Richard Hannon is also strongly represented with Richard Hughes choosing Championship.

Frankie Dettori will be aboard Thunder Strike while Dane O'Neill is on the Hamdan Al Maktoum-owned Wahaab.

The Sheikh's retained jockey Paul Hanagan has chose to partner Brian Meehan's Mawfoor.

Mick Channon runs Riverboat Springs who flashed home in the Woodcote at Epsom, Jallota and Rosso Corsa.

Richard Fahey has selected Parbold from his strong team of juveniles while Mark Johnston runs Lanark.

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