Joseph O'Brien Saturday Runners: Speak In Colours primed for a big one at Royal Ascot

Flat horse Speak In Colours
Can Speak In Colours get a win at Royal Ascot?

It could be a big Saturday for Joseph O'Brien with a decent Royal Ascot chance and a quartet at Naas. Get his thoughts on those runners here...

"It looks a wide-open renewal and Speak In Colours can usually be relied on to run his race, so hopefully he can get in the mix and run a big one."

Don't rule out Speak In Colours

Royal Ascot, 15:35
Speak In Colours

Speak In Colours has been a smashing horse for us and we were happy with his return from a break at the Curragh last weekend. The lack of a recent run might just have caught him out in the closing stages and he has come out of the race very well. He ran a great race to finish fourth in this race last year and the softer ground should suit him well. It looks a wide-open renewal and Speak In Colours can usually be relied on to run his race, so hopefully he can get in the mix and run a big one.

Basement drop is a help

Naas 15:45
Capel At Dawn

Capel At Dawn has been a bit disappointing so far, but dropping into the basement grade can only be a help to her. She looks ready to step up to a mile and while her draw isn't ideal, it wouldn't be a surprise if she ran well.

Trip may help Gee Rex

Naas, 16:45
Gee Rex

Gee Rex made a satisfactory start for us over six furlongs at Naas last week. We are learning about him as we go and he looked there that six furlongs was too sharp for him, so we'll give him a go over this longer trip. He looks well handicapped on his old form and hopefully we can find the key to him.

Two with a chance in the 17:15

Naas, 17:15
Lady Penelope and Unforgetable

Lady Penelope did well for us last season, winning a maiden at Down Royal prior to finishing second in a Listed race at Ayr. She looks a real sprinter and the rain that has fallen will be a help to her. Like most of ours, I'd expect her to improve on whatever she does in fitness terms, but I'd be hoping she can run well from her good draw.

Unforgetable ran well on her seasonal reappearance at Leopardstown considering she got caught wide from a poor draw. She shows enough pace to suggest that she can be effective over this shorter trip and I'd be hopeful she can run well.

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