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Roger Charlton could swerve Royal Ascot with Aspetar | Racing News

Last Updated: 07/06/18 12:05pm

Trainer Roger Charlton

Trainer Roger Charlton

Trainer Roger Charlton

Roger Charlton has the Prix Hocquart at Chantilly on June 17 as a viable option to Royal Ascot for unbeaten three-year-old Aspetar.

A rare son of Charlton’s former stable star Al Kazeem, Aspetar was a comfortable winner of a Listed race at Goodwood last time out.

He holds an entry in the King Edward VII Stakes at Royal Ascot but there are fears the ground will be too quick for him there.

“Where we run depends on the ground as he hits the ground a little bit hard,” Charlton told At The Races.

“He has an entry at Ascot in the King Edward VII Stakes at R but he’s also got an entry the previous weekend at Chantilly in a Group Two over a mile and a half for three-year-olds.

“I suspect the ground is more like to have cut in it at Chantilly than it is at Royal Ascot so I guess he could go there.

“It’s a step up in class but there isn’t really anything else for him. There’s the Gordon Stakes at Goodwood but that is quite a long way away.”

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