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Moviesta may target Diamond Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot

Updated: Tuesday, 10 Jun 2014 15:00 | Comments

Moviesta's biggest win to date came in last season's King George Stakes at Glorious Goodwood
Moviesta's biggest win to date came in last season's King George Stakes at Glorious Goodwood

Connections of talented sprinter Moviesta are leaning towards the Diamond Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot next week rather than the King's Stand Stakes.

Trained by Bryan Smart, the four-year-old enjoyed a great spell last summer, winning the Ralph Raper Trophy at York and finishing second in big handicaps back on the Knavesmire and at Newmarket.

He then stepped up in class to win the King George Stakes at Glorious Goodwood but his season ended disappointingly when he suffered an injury in the Nunthorpe.

Having run a perfectly satisfactory race on his return to action, when fifth in the Palace House, he then only beat one horse home in the Duke of York.

Ritchie Fiddes, who owns the colt in a partnership with QPR manager Harry Redknapp, said: "He's in good form again and has finally come in his coat.

"He didn't come in his coat until late last summer but he had so much in hand of the handicapper it didn't really matter.

"He'll be spot-on for next week but we haven't finalised which race as yet.

"We'll take a look at the ground and see how each race is shaping up. I think the Jubilee might be the slightly easier option.

"In the King's Stand you'll have Hot Streak, who for a three-year-old looks very good. He'll take some beating, and there's Sole Power who is very consistent.

"With that in mind, the Jubilee has no stand-out performer but we'll just see."

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