Thoughts on Lil Guff

We send out our third Royal Ascot runner today. Lil Guff will line up in the Palace of Holyrood House Stakes at 6.10pm. Luke Morris rides in the five furlong sprint. Lil Guff has won her last two starts and arrives in excellent form. She has a light weight in this very competitive handicap. She drops back in trip to five furlongs for the first time. The filly showed plenty of pace over six at Ascot earlier in the season so should cope with that. Her stride pattern also suggests that she should be suited by five furlongs.

The race will likely be run at a furious pace. A case could be made for many runners in the field. Ruthin, Ladies Church and Tippy Toes all already have good stakes form and set the standard. Several progressive last time out winners, including Korker, Sterling Knight and Latin Lover will give them plenty to think about.

Lil Guff runs in owner/breeder Wayne Clifford’s colours and will be led up by Epona Miller who rides and cares for her daily.