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Inisherin joins a stellar Commonwealth Cup line-up

Impressive Sandy Lane Stakes winner Inisherin has, as expected, been added for Friday’s Commonwealth Cup at Royal Ascot.

Orne, runner-up to Haydock, has also been added to the six-furlong Group One competition for a fee of £46,000.

Kevin Ryan’s Inisherin quickly pulled away from the front to take a convincing victory over John and Thady Gosden’s charge last month.

Vandeek could only finish third that day as odds-on favorite, but will look to set the record straight.

The Simon and Ed-Crisford-trained colt enjoyed an excellent junior campaign, going four races unbeaten and claiming Group 1 glory in the Prix Morny at Deauville and Newmarket’s Middle Park Stakes.

Karl Burke’s Elite status was well beaten in both races but returned to action with a smart success in the Carnarvon Stakes in the Listed class at Newbury, while the Clive Cox-trained Jasour is another top contender for the home side after his victory at Ascot. trial day.

River Tiber finished third in the Irish 2,000 Guineas on his three-year-old debut, but the trip saw him drop back to last year’s Coventry Stakes triumph, when he had Bucanero Fuerte and Givemethebeatboys back in third and fourth. However, he is also expected to have the option of the Jersey Stakes the following day.

Donnacha O’Brien’s Albany Stakes star Porta Fortuna has gone off in both this race and the Coronation Stakes after returning with a close second in the 1000 Guineas at Newmarket.

Royal Supremacy and Theory Of Tides have been supplemented for the Group Two King Edward VII Stakes over a mile and a half.

The former finished second in the Italian Derby to Andrew Balding last time out, while the latter will go a step further in his class after wins at Nottingham and Yarmouth for the Gosdens.

Aidan O’Brien is trying to win the race for the third time in six years and has Agenda, Cambridge, Chief Little Rock, Diego Velazquez, Euphoric, Grosvenor Square, Illinois, Portland and The Euphrates left.

Voyage, who dethroned rider Pat Dobbs at the start of the Derby, remains in the mix for Richard Hannon.

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