I take a look at the Commonwealth Cup, a new race on the Royal Ascot calendar for sophomore turf sprinters. That race contains a pair of American invaders: Hootenanny and Cyclogenisis. Hootenanny is not only class-proven, but Royal Ascot-proven; he won the Windsor Castle there last year. Cyclogenisis tries top-flight company for the first time; he has been sharp in three starts, but has not climbed the class ladder past the listed stakes level. Paul looks at the Coronation Stakes, a turf mile for three-year-old fillies. Miss Temple City bears the American standard in that race, coming off a win in the Hilltop Stakes at Pimlico.
Head on over to Picks and Ponderings, and see who we like in the Group I races this Friday at Royal Ascot!