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Royal Ascot - Racing: Loughnane ready to Go at Ascot

Dave Loughnane believes track experience will only enhance the chances of Go Bears Go in the Commonwealth Cup at Royal Ascot on Friday June 17th.

The three-year-old has won two of his three starts at the Berkshire course and is a 10/1 shot for the six furlong Group 1 race, only behind El Caballo and Juddmonte Middle Park Stakes winner Perfect Power in the market.

Consistency shown by Loughnane charge

Go Bears Go has had a consistent career, finishing outside the top four in just one of his nine appearances.

His most recent performance came last month when he finished fourth to Commonwealth Cup rival El Caballo in the Cazoo Sandy Lane Stakes at Haydock.

After a stumbling start when leaving the stalls, he rallied home under Rossa Ryan to finish two and three-quarter lengths behind the winner.

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And Loughnane will be represented by more horses this year, with Go Bears Go leading the charge for the trainer, who is hoping a return to form will boost the chances for the son of Kodi Bear, after his success in the Group 3 Pavilion Stakes over course and distance in April.

Loughnane pack is growing

"I couldn't be happier with him heading into Royal Ascot. His record at the track is very good, with two wins and a very close second," Loughnane said.

"He just buckled (at Haydock) and went down on his nose straight out of the gates last time and did well to finish fourth. You can't expect to win any race doing that and it was over for him.

"We had four runners last season, so to potentially be going there with double that, and with a few of them in the first five or six in the early betting, is a lovely position for us to be in."

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