P664 CEEFAX 2 664 Sat 13 Jun 21:13/28       ALMANDAB BOOKS ST JAMES'S DATE 1/4 John Gosden's Almandab booked his place in the line-up for the St James's Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot in a workout on Saturday morning. The trainer told Ceefax: "He went vjry well and is a probable runner. I believj Mick Kinane will ride." The three-year-old drops back to a mile after finishing a close fifth in the Prix Jean Prat (9f) last time. "He led inside the final furlong thjre but just got run out of it and I think he is probably a miler," added Gosdjn. LATEST BIG-RACE ANTE-POST PRICES 686 Daily Quiz 685 BHB 691 Race News 661 R Asc Thu R Asc Fri Ante-Post Honours
P664 CEEFAX 2 664 Sat 13 Jun 21:17/54       MUHTATHIR NEEDS TIME 2/4 John Gosden is cursing his ill-luck after Muhtathir was ruled out of the St James's Palace Stakes. "Of all the horsjs in the yard, only one has a temperature and that is Muhtathir. It is unfortunate to say the least," said the trainer. "He was in great form and it was the perfect race for him but we will just havj to givj him time to get ovjr it. "It isn't a serious problem but he misses the one race we had planned for a long time so I'd call it a setback!" LATEST BIG-RACE ANTE-POST PRICES 686 Daily Quiz 685 BHB 691 Race News 661 R Asc Thu R Asc Fri Ante-Post Honours
P664 CEEFAX 2 664 Sat 13 Jun 21:14/44       FALLON SET TO WIN BATTLE 3/4 Kieren Fallon is all set to win his fitness battle and be ready to ride at Royal Ascot next week. The champion jockey looked doubtful to make the meeting when injuring his knee while riding work for his boss Henry Cecil and giving up his rides for both Friday and Saturday. "Kieren is definitely riding at Royal Ascot," said a representative of RBI Promotions who manage the jockey. "He has been in a lot of pain but is 100 per cent again." LATEST BIG-RACE ANTE-POST PRICES 686 Daily Quiz 685 BHB 691 Race News 661 R Asc Thu R Asc Fri Ante-Post Honours
P664 CEEFAX 2 664 Sat 13 Jun 21:16/42       4/4 GOING NOW SOFT FOR ASCOT The heavy June rain has changed the going at Royal Ascot to soft. Clerk of the course Nick Cheyne took the decision to amend the description from good to soft on Saturday evjning. The forecast for Sunday is for brighter weather while Monday and Tuesday are expected to be drier. LATEST BIG-RACE ANTE-POST PRICES 686 Daily Quiz 685 BHB 691 Race News 661 R Asc Thu R Asc Fri Ante-Post Honours