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ROYAL ASCOT: Kempton winner Sandrine enters Group 3 company in Albany Stakes

Andrew Balding’s Kempton heroine Sandrine is set for an appearance in today’s opener at Royal Ascot

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Andrew Balding’s Sandrine bids to throw down the gauntlet up in class following her Kempton Park success in May as she heads for the Albany Stakes at Royal Ascot on Friday afternoon.

The daughter of Bobby’s Kitten showed a resilient attitude on her Sunbury-on-Thames debut and has been rewarded with an outing in Berkshire later today.

WATCH: ROYAL ASCOT CONTTENDER SANDRINE WAS A GOOD WINNER AT KEMPTON PARK LAST MONTH [CREDIT: RACING TV]

David Probert retains the partnership aboard the two-year-old who is a sizeable price in the market, with the money seemingly flooding for Simon & Ed Crisford’s Flotus.

Who will land the spoils in Friday’s opener at Royal Ascot?

Recent Epsom Derby Festival winner Oscula represents George Boughey chasing a hat-trick, with stable-mate Cachet maintaining to keep her unbeaten record intact following her Newmarket success in May.

Ralph Beckett’s Hello You was an excellent winner on debut at Wolverhampton and heads for today’s Albany Stakes at Royal Ascot

Aidan O’Brien hasn’t enjoyed the strongest of weeks so far, but will be hoping that Prettiest can change his fortunes alongside Ryan Moore.

He told the Racing Post: “She’s been in good form since she won her maiden.

Aidan O'Brien Epsom
Aidan O’Brien has had just one Royal Ascot winner so far this week

“We thought she would come on from the run and it will be interesting to see how she gets on here.”

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