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Clive Cox is not any stranger to Royal Ascot success and in Katey Kontent he seems to have a vigorous contender for the Queen Mary.

The Havana Gray filly has gained each her begins to this point, latterly at Windsor in a fast time main Cox to assume he has a really sensible juvenile on his arms.

Cox gained the Queen Mary in 2017 with Heartache, and Katey Kontent is 10-1 for the fillies’ Group Two following her speedy success at Windsor.

“I imagine I am proper in saying it was the second quickest two-year-old time ever at Windsor, so it was actually pleasing to see,” stated Cox.

“She’s received a beautiful temperament and he or she had solely actually simply come collectively earlier than her debut win at Salisbury, which was solely eight days earlier than Windsor. However we had been very a lot conscious that one of the best steps accessible to present her the expertise earlier than Royal Ascot can be that step.

“I felt that she was most likely not skilled sufficient to go straight to a Listed race so we took a smart choice of going to Windsor beneath a penalty and we received a really optimistic response.

“I believe the Queen Mary can be her race. To win in such an excellent time over 5 and with Ascot being a stiffer monitor than Windsor it could make sense that we stick at 5 in the interim, however I do not anticipate she will likely be restricted by that and I think about she’s going to get six furlongs as effectively in time.”

The nine-time Royal Ascot winner is working at upwards of 30 per cent together with his kids this season and is also represented on the summer season showpiece assembly by Kaasib, with the U S Navy Flag colt one other to win in a fast time in certainly one of his early-season outings.

The Lambourn handler continued: “He is one other horse that gained in a really good time down at Salisbury. He did not get one of the best run of the race first day trip at Windsor, however adopted up with a lovely success.

“He is a really laid-back character and has finished nothing however please us. I might say he would positively be taking a step someplace earlier than Ascot.”

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