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Columns Lester on the King George

CORONET

Geoff Lester’s International Affairs: London – Because of the unique demands of the idiosyncratic roller-coaster that is Epsom racecourse, the Derby can throw up surprise results – Wings of Eagles two years ago springs to mind – but you won’t find a fairer 2400m in the world than Ascot.

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Columns Piere Strydom’s column

FULL MAST

Well, the Vodacom Durban July is over for another year but sadly this one did not work out well for me. I rode Abashiri who unfortunately went wrong in the home straight and I had to pull him out of the race.

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Columns Frocks, Pimms and Godolphin

BLUE POINT

Geoff Lester: London – With the UK enjoying their hottest summer for 40 years, Newmarket are expecting bumper crowds for their big July meeting which starts on Thursday.

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Columns Things going well for Striker

PIERE STRYDOM

Piere Strydom: It is amazing how life changes when you start doing well. I’ve had a couple of winners but it has a lot to do about getting the right ride at the right time.

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Columns International Racing column

OLD PERSIAN

Geoff Lester: London – Godolphin won the Irish Derby with Balanchine in their very first season in 1994, and, buoyant from what is proving a fantastic 2018 for the boys in blue, they are unlikely to resist the temptation of a free entry for Saturday’s Curragh classic with last week’s Royal Ascot hero Old Persian.

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Columns Geoff Lester’s column

ROYAL ASCOT

International Affairs: London – America’s 13th Triple Crown winner Justify showed the world last weekend he is the undisputed king of the dirt, but for those who prefer their racing on turf there is no meeting on the globe that compares with the five days of Royal Ascot – and the 2018 renewal is now just around the corner.

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